Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board conducted Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for Paper I and Paper-II on 12-07-2012. 2, 88,588 candidates wrote exam for Paper-I and 3, 88,175 candidates wrote exam for Paper-II. (Totally: 6, 76,763). Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) result 2012 has been declared. CLICK HERE for TNTET Exam Results 2012.
Raising concerns about the poor calibre of teachers in taking competitive tests, less than 1% of candidates who sat for the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test on July 12 passed. Candidates attributed the poor result to the lack of time to complete the exam. The low pass percentage in the TET has forced the TRB to conduct a supplementary test on October 3 2012, which will be declared a holiday for schools. The duration of the examination will be increased from one-and-half hours to three hours. The results are expected to be out before the end of October.
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act mandates that all teachers of Classes 1 to 8 and those aspiring to become teachers clear the test to ensure quality education for students.