Dec 2 last date to apply for TGT posts

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2014 22:43 IST

Tuesday will be the last day to apply for 548 Trained Graduate Teachers posts advertised by the UT education department last month

Of these posts, 61 are for non-medical subjects, 54 for medical, 112 for social science, 27 for mathematics, 82 for fine arts subjects, 49 for Hindi and 47 for Punjabi and other subjects.

According to the government's rules, candidates applying for the posts of TGT should have cleared the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) and scored at least 50% marks in their graduation to be eligible.

CTET is also compulsory for candidates applying for JBT and NTT posts. The deadline for applying for these posts was November 27.

Eligibility norms will remain the same for all categories, including SC and OBC. The age limit for the general quote is 30 years, for SC/ST/OBC candidates as well as women and government employees is 35 years and widows or women who have been deserted is 40 years.

Moreover, the age criteria will be relaxed for contract, guest and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers who have served in the union territory.

Two tests carrying 100 marks each will be conducted. SC/ST/OBC candidates must score at least 40% to be eligible for the test, while candidates of other categories must score at least 45%. There will be no negative marking.

The education department has clarified that the mode of selection will be through the written examination. No interviews will be conducted. Department officials said the process would take two months to be completed.

Important dates

Submission of applications forms: till December 2 (before 5 pm)

Last date for deposit of application fees: Dec 5

Release of fee confirmation list: Dec 11

Submission of proof for fee deposit in case the name does not appear in the fee confirmation list: Dec 11-15 at C-DAC office in Industrial Area, SAS Nagar.

Display of schedule for the written test: December 1

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