Saturday, September 17, 2011

Teachers Aptitude Test is must in Gujarat and will be soon in other states.

Teachers  Aptitude Test is must in Gujarat and will be soon in other states:

Transparency and an end to manipulation can be expected in the selection ofteachers and head masters now as Gujarat government has introduced Teachers Aptitude Test (TAT) in their recruitment process.

The Teachers aptitude test weightage  will be higher than qualification, but its good that qualification weightage is also there. The test will be conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), Gandhinagar, at least once every year.
A body called the Gujarat State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Educational Staff Recruitment Selection Committee will function as the selection committee.
The body will ascertain the number of posts of head masters and teachers for which recruitment is to be made, from the inputs given by the respective district education officers.
The selection committees will be the overall deciding power.The vice-chairman of GSHSEB, a state government officer of deputy secretary rank, educationists and representatives of the school management associations will be its members.
Hasmukh Adhia, principal secretary of state education department said that TAT has been introduced to eliminate possible malpractices in the teachers' recruitment.
"Earlier, there were many complaints about irregularities and corruption.This Teacher Aptitude Test has been done to make the process transparent. There will be no personal interviews and the selection committee will prepare the merit list of the applicants," he said.
Giving details of the test Adhia said, "Total marks of TAT will be 250. There will be two papers. A paper of 150 marks will check aptitude of applicants to become teachers. It will also check their general knowledge, language skills, etc. This paper will be common for all the candidates."
"The second paper of Teachesr Aptitude will be of  100 marks will be of the subject in which the candidates have got their degrees,” he said.


Hire teachers as per govt merit list: HC

AHMEDABAD: Rejecting the petition of school administrators, Gujarat high court on Tuesday upheld the state government notification about centralization of recruitment of principals and teachers in the grant-in-aid schools.
The government in a circular issued on 2011, had announced that recruitment of principals and teachers in grant-in-aid schools will be done under a centralized system. Schools administrator had challenged the government notification in the high court.
State education department officials said that there was a need to systemize the recruitment process as authorities were getting a lot of complaints about irregularities, nepotism and corruption by the school administration. The officials said that it was deeply impacting the standard of teaching in these schools.

According to the new system, teachers and principals in grant-in-aid schools will be selected from a merit list which will be prepared from the list of candidates who have already successfully cleared Teachers' Aptitude Test (TAT).
After conducting the competitive examination, the authorities are expected to prepare a centralized list of teachers on merit.
The officials said that the new system will make sure that aspirants from different universities get an equal chance on merit for employment.

Centre relaxes teacher norms:

Move will make lakhs eligible for test

 The Centre has accepted Dispur’s proposal to relax the minimum qualifications for schoolteachers — a move that will allow lakhs of aspirants to take the teachers’ aptitude test on December 4.
The Centre had made it mandatory in August 2010 for all teachers wishing to apply for posts in Classes I to VIII to complete a two-year diploma course in elementary education. Likewise, a one-year bachelor in education was made mandatory for appointment to teach Classes VI to VIII.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the relaxation of norms today while declaring the schedule of aptitude test examination — forms for which will be distributed from September 23.
The Centre had issued a gazette notification on August 26 specifically for Assam, announcing the change.
“However, those appointed as teachers after clearing the aptitude test will have to acquire the qualifications within two years. On our part, we will also initiate steps to churn out more aspirants with the required qualifications before the expiry of the 2015 deadline,” Sarma said.
Though Dispur plans to appoint 35,000 teachers by March, it had informed the Centre that it would require candidates for at least 80,000 posts.
To ensure that the aptitude test is free and fair, Sarma said the department would deploy eight academicians of unquestionable credentials from December 4 to December 23 at the evaluation centre.
“The aptitude test will be fully computerised and the results will be valid for seven years,” he said.
Those appearing for the aptitude test will, however, need to have 50 per cent marks in the higher secondary examination for appointment to the lower primary level in any stream and a similar percentage in graduation for Middle English schools.
For reserved category aspirants, the cut-off marks will be five per cent lower.
One has to score over 60 per cent to clear the aptitude test.
Sarma said the government also plans to convert single-teacher school to at least two-teacher school within 45 days as part of its rationalisation drive.
“We have more than 7,500 single-teacher schools. This goes against the provision of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 which stipulates that the state government has to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio in each school at 1:30 for lower primary and 1:35 for upper primary. We have now changed the system of transfer and postings to convert these schools into two-teacher ones,” Sarma said.
An office memorandum issued by A.B. Md Eunus, commissioner and secretary, elementary education, on August 25, stated that deputy commissioners/principal secretaries of autonomous councils would now have the power to transfer teachers from one school to another.
There will now be a four-member district-level committee headed by deputy commissioners/principal secretaries responsible for maintaining the pupil-teacher ratio.

7000 para-teachers' fate hangs in the balance

GUWAHATI: As the Assam government prepares to induct qualified schoolteachers to raise the quality for education at the elementary level through the Teachers aptitude test (TET), over 7,000 para-teachers, known as siksha mitras, at 5,017 schools in the remotest parts of the state are fearing to lose their jobs.
The para-teachers were appointed on a contract basis by the Assam Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) as part of the Education Guarantee Scheme at centres called amar parhasalis (our schools) in areas having no schools within a radius of 1.5 km. Each siksha mitra gets a monthly remuneration of Rs 1,700.
Even as the 7,979 para-teachers have been seeking regularization of their jobs, the state government is rigid on having teachers qualifying TET to be held in December. Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said, "If the siksa mitras do not wish to sit for the TET, it's their decision. But to be a teacher, one has to qualify TET. Gone are the days for under-qualified persons getting a teacher's job. Right now, I cannot say the siksha mitras will continue with their jobs or not."

TET results announced


AJMER: The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education on Sunday declared the results of Rajasthan Teachers' Aptitude Test (TET). The tests were for teaching at two levels.

The result for first level pass overall was 52.24% and in level second it declined to 46.33%. The examination was held for the first time in the state to fix the aptitude criteria of teachers as stated by the norms of AICTE. CBSE, who helped to organise the examination, had already declared their result last month which remained only 8.5%.
Releasing the results, Subhash Garg, chairman of the board, said that in Level I — the teachers aspiring for certificates to teach Classes I to V. For this 592,428 candidates registered and of which 571,483 appeared and 398,531 were declared passed.

In Level II examination, conducted to select candidates to teach Classes VI to VIII, 525, 222 candidates registered for the examination in which 508,541 appeared and only 235,845 candidates were declared qualified.
Garg said that the Board team made all their efforts to bring out the results within a month and considering the large numbers of candidates throughout the state, the team worked hard to organize the examination.
The qualified candidates are now eligible to teach the classes in schools.
Garg said that students who appeared in the examination can find their result on the website of RTET and can download their performance. The board will issue certificate of qualification to the successful candidates.

Eligibility test cleared in July, teachers yet to get job letters

Teachers are responsible to provide a strong foundation for young minds, but the results of Teacher Aptitude Test (TAT) are indeed shocking.
The was conducted in June for 7,041 vacancies of teachers for paper 1 (for class 6 to class 8) and 3,442 for paper 2 (for class 1 - class 5). However over 2.5 lakh candidates appeared for both categories out of which nearly 1.5 lakh were for paper 1 and shockingly only 1,400 have cleared for paper one while 7,333 cleared paper 2.
Though the result was declared in July but till now no vacancy has been filled. The teachers who cleared this test however have formed a union.
Manpreet Singh, president of Ludhiana branch said, “I am aware that for paper 1, against the seats of 7,041 only 1,400 cleared the test. But Government has not given appointment letters to those who have cleared the test.



  2. TAT will be challenge for all them who want to be teacher.

  3. when will be the notification published about the TAT examination?

  4. Notification is published by Govt. of Gujarat
    Here is the link who want to see the notification & press release by Govt. of Guj.



  6. when is the TAT Scheduled for recruitment of the year 2011?

  7. Kindly Provide Syllabus of TAT..Pavan Jayswal

  8. Kindly Provide Syllabus matirials of TAT(gujarat) in gujarati language.-Sandip chaudhari

  9. Kindiy Provide syllabus matirials of TAT (Gujarat)In gujarati language in vikipidiya :Jagadish Ranpariya

  10. I agree with all last 3 candidates, there is nothing like TAT syllabus on NET, so that we can download or its not available anywhere... Can any one provide link or contact to get TAT syllabus

  11. How Can we get all Syllabus material for TAT?

  12. please send me the tat online application link and complete syllabus material for it.

  13. how can we get syllabus and paper style for tat?

  14. wn will be held tat exam?
    nd wt is the qualification?

  15. what is last date of submitting online form for Teachers Aptitude Test???

  16. When starts the online form for Teachers Aptitude Test in MP?

  17. When start TAT online Exam form in Gujrat.

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