Last Date: 26/09/2017
Name of the Organisation: Teachers’ Eligibility Test.(Assam)
Applications for appearing in the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) are invited from the intending candidates for Graduate Teachers in Secondary Education Assam for Assamese Medium Only.
Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Teachers in Secondary Schools: The Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Graduate Teachers.
As per the substituted Schedule –II, the qualification for
1. Graduate Teacher has been prescribed as BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com with 50% marks with B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized university.
2. Hindi Teacher: Pravin/ Ratna in Hindi with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized university or B.A. with Hindi as one of the subject with 50% marks and B.T/ B.Ed. degree from any recognized University. (The candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree).
The Secondary Education Department, Govt. of Assam vide Office Memorandum No. ASE.465/2011/95, dated 20.09.12 has declared that ‘Hindi Sikshan Parangat’ and Hindi Sikshan Nishnat’ conducted by Kendriya Hindi Sikshan Mandal, Agra as equivalent to B.Ed and M.Ed respectively for the purpose of teaching Hindi in High/ Higher Secondary Schools. The same cannot be considered as B.Ed. and M.Ed. for other categories of teaching positions.
3. Classical Teacher (Sanskrit): Shastri with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Sanskrit as one of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T/ B.Ed. degree from any recognized University. (The candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree.)
4. Classical Teacher such as Arabic, Urdu, Persian etc: MM with 50% marks with degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Arabic as one of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T./ B.Ed. from any recognized University. (The candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree).
5. Classical Teacher (Assamese Language, Manipuri Language): B.A. with Honours/ Major in concerned subject with 50% marks in B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized University. (The candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree).
(a) B.T/ B.Ed. Degree from recognized university is a mandatory prerequisite eligibility qualification for applying for the TET examination.
(b) The candidates must have passed HSLC or equivalent examination with Assamese languages as one of the subjects or having diploma in Assamese language issued by the Axom Sahitya Sabha or read upto HSLC level in Assamese medium school Provided that in case of recruitment of teacher for teaching MIL subject, the candidate passing HSLC examination with that particular MIL subject shall be considered.
(c) Degree qualification means a Bachelor Degree, no equivalent will be drawn.
(d) Degrees served from off Campus Centers shall not be accepted.
(e) The candidates who have applied earlier vide advertisement no. RMSA/STET/343/2014/1 dated 30.06.2014 need not pay the fee for this TET provided the applicant have to mention his/her online Application Number against the earlier advertisement no. RMSA/STET/343/2014/1 dated 30.06.2014 in the form.
(f) The status of the present contractual teachers who are working under the scheme of ‘Strengthening and Improvement of the Quality Education in the State’ on contractual terms will remain same. This TET is conducted to screen eligible candidates for appointment in secondary schools in addition to the strength of the present contractual teacher. However, there will be no bar on submitting application by eligible and existing contractual teachers, if they desire so. It may be noted that the requirement of TET for this category of contractual teachers in recruitment process of Graduate Teachers shall be subject to final outcome f the WA No. 23/2017 and Review Application No. 14/2017.
(g) The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam. Further, Rule-10 of the aforesaid Service Rules provides that, in addition to such academic and professional qualification mentioned in Schedule-II for direct recruitment to the post, all candidates shall have to appear and pass in the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the Government scoring minimum 60% marks in case of General category candidates and minimum of 55% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/ Physically handicapped candidates.
It shall be noted that mere qualification with prescribed marks in the TET examination of Secondary Education shall not confer on any candidate the right to employment as a teacher. However qualification in TET examination is a mandatory prerequisite to appear at the interview for teacher recruitment and the marks obtained in the TET examination by a candidate who has qualified in the TET examination shall be counted in the interview for the teacher recruitment which will be advertised subsequently. The teacher recruitment after TET of graduate teachers in the provincialised High School, Higher Secondary School and High Madrassa shall be governed by Rule-8 of the aforesaid rules./ The advertisement for the posts of graduate teachers shall be issued by the concerned School Selection Committee. The School Selection Committee shall hold interview and prepare a panel of school wise select list and subject to approval of the District Approval Committee, the appointment to the post of teacher shall be made from the selection list as per merit and subject to following government prescribed Reservations. However, no oral marks shall be there in interview stage.
Who Can Apply:
A. The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam. He/she must be a Graduate having 50% marks from a recognized University with B.T/ B.Ed. from a recognized University.
B. The candidate must have passed HSLC or equivalent examination with Assamese language as one of the subjects or having Diploma in Assamese language issued by the Axom Sahitya Sabha or read up to HSLC level in Assamese medium school.
Age of the candidate must not less than 18 years of age and not more above 43 years as on 01.01.2017. Relaxation of upper age limit will be applicable for SC, ST(P), ST(H) for another 5 years as per Govt. of Assam OM No. ABP.06.2016.04 dated 03.03.2016.The upper age limit may also be relaxed in case of candidates who are working under the scheme of “Strengthening and Improvement of the Quality Education in the State” or contractual terms for a maximum period up to 5 years ans willing to take part in the instant TET.
Minimum Qualifying Marks for Passing TET: To qualify in TET Examination the candidate must score at least 60% marks. However, 5% relaxation in marks will be given for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ MOBC/ PWD. Only following category of PWD/PH persons can apply for appearing at the TET:
Those who are orthopedically impaired or have locomotor disability. In this regard the candidate shall obtain a certificate from competent government authority like from Social Welfare Deptt./ Orthopedic surgeon for submission to the Mission Director, RMSA, Assam. The candidate whose degree of physical disability is more that 40% are only eligible to apply, under this category.
Notwithstanding the minimum prescribed marks secured in TET examination, the number of candidates declared as TET Examination qualified would be a maximum of double the number of vacancies of Teachers and such candidates will be determined as per merit position.
Validity: All candidates who pass the TET will be awarded a certificate. The validity of the certificate shall be for a maximum period of 5 (five) years from the date of issue of the certificate by the Empowered Committee, Government of Assam subject to the condition that the candidate otherwise fulfils the eligibility criteria prescribed for recruitment to the services in Government of Assam.
Time Schedule for TET, 2017, Assam:
Opening of Online Application Form
22nd August, 2017
Last Date of Submission of Online Application Form
Last Date of Fee Payment at Bank
Date of Examination
Will be notified later
Candidates are advised to apply early in order to avoid last minute rush
Structure & Contend of Test: The examination shall be for 200 marks of 200 Multiple Choice Question (MCQs), each one of them carrying equal marks. The subject areas broadly are as follows.
No of Questions
General Studies & Current Affairs
Pedagogy & General English
Candidates have to qualify both the parts separately to qualify the exam.
(a) The cost of the application form is Rs.400/- (Rupees Four Hundred Only)
(b)Detailed instruction on filling up of online application form will be uploaded in the websitewww.rmsaassam.in
(c) For more information on TET candidates may please contact all Inspector of Schools offices in Districts and their RMSA cells; State Mission Director RMSA Office, Kahilipara, Guwahati; Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati during office hours on all working days.
(d) Syllabus for the TET examination will be available on website- www.rmsaassam.in.
(e) Degrees/ BT/ B.Ed degree served from off Campus Centers or unrecognized institutions/ universities shall not be accepted.
(f) Degrees means a Bachelor degree, no equivalent will be allowed.
(g) BT/ B.Ed. from recognized university is mandatory.
(h) The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam.