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TET Exam 2011 in Assam - Frequently Asked Questions about Teacher Eligibility Test 2011

After publishing the Teacher Eligibility Test Assam 2011 Syllabus, we were flooded with a number of queries & request regarding some common facts and rules of the examination mentioned above. In this regard, instead of responding to readers query one-by-one it is more feasible for us to prepare a note on some frequently asked questions keeping in mind the queries already asked by many exam aspirants of the state. So, following are few of the FAQs which we think might be helpful to you in answering your query and confusions (if any).

Why is it necessary to appear for TET Assam Exam?

As per the provisions of Right to Education Act 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has now made it an essential requirement for those applying for teachers jobs in government or private schools to appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). As per the order of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, it is compulsory to follow the guidelines of NCTE. Therefore, the Government of Assam has taken the initiative to introduce TET in order to induct well-qualified teachers for improvement of the overall quality of education in the state and to properly implement the Right to Education Act in the state.

Who is eligible to appear for TET Exam in Assam?

As we all know, there are two categories for appearing in TET Exam which is that of Lower Primary & Upper Primary. In this regard, a person securing atleast 50% marks in Senior Secondary (or equivalent) for general category and 45% marks for ST/SC/OBC/MOBC and differently-abled persons can appear for the Lower Primary category. On the other hand, for appearing in Upper Primary Category one has to obtain atleast 50% marks in B.A./B.Sc./B.Com for general category or 45% marks for ST/SC/OBC/MOBC & differently-abled persons.

Is qualifying TET guarantees Teachers Job in Assam

No, it may not be true and is not a valid point to consider. Many people have a wrong notion that by qualifying the TET Exam he/she will have a guaranteed chance of grabbing a teacher job position in government/private schools. But the fact is that it is only an eligibility criteria which is implemented to bring in eligible and competent teachers for quality education in the elementary level. As such, it is only an eligibility for applying to a teaching job position and is not a guarantee for getting selected. It do however makes you prepared for the selection procedure after going through the TET Exam that will be conducted.

Will there be negative marking for wrong answers?

No, there will be no such thing as 'Negative Marking' for any wrong answers in the exam. The candidates will be provided with an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) Standard Sheets consisting of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and they will be asked to darken the circles corresponding to correct answers on the pre-printed sheet. The answersheet will be automatically evaluated using OMR Data Capture Technology with the help of a specific scanning machine.

How many times the TET Exam will be conducted?

The frequency of conducting the Teacher Eligibility Test in Assam is only once every year and the candidates can appear before the examinations accordingly.

Can you refer a good guidebook for TET Assam?

Guidebooks are easily available in the market and one can find many choices of such materials available in the book stalls. But it must be noted that most of these books are meant only for commercial interest and do not have any desirable substance. Moreover, it is quite costly and such books are over priced looking at the demand of all the exam aspirants. Please note that relying solely on such tutorials or guidebooks may not help you in qualifying in the exam and hence studying reference text books and clearing the concept on the subject matter will be helpful enough for preparing yourself. Since there will be only MCQs in the question paper, it is obvious that the questions asked in the exam will be based on reasoning or some kind of hypothetical questions asking you to select the best possible answers from a list of available options. Guidebooks may be used but should be restricted for practicing questions and testing your concept only and not as a primary source for exam preparation.

Where to get exam form and how to apply for TET?

A separate and detailed notice will be issued by the concerned departments regarding the qualification, application process, date of examination and other related facts. There will be official announcements regarding this in newspapers or electronic media and in relevant offices about these important information.

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