After advertising for 489 positions of junior basic teachers and 103 positions of nursery teachers on regular basis, the UT education department has now invited applications for 548 regular posts of trained graduate teachers (TGTs) in government schools. With this, the total number of teaching positions that the department intends to fill during the next couple of weeks has gone up to 1,140.
Of the new TGT positions, for which the last date to apply is December 2, 61 are for nonmedical subjects, 54 for medical subjects, 112 for social studies, 27 for mathematics, 82 for fine arts, 49 for Hindi and 47 for Punjabi. Candidates applying for the posts should have cleared the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) besides scoring 50% marks in their respective graduate courses. CTET is also compulsory for candidates applying for JBT and NTT posts
According to officials, the eligibility norms are the same for all categories, including general as well as SCs/OBCs. The age limit for a TGT applicant in the general category is 30 years and will be applicable as on January 1, 2014. However the age limit is 40 years in the case of widows and deserted women, and 35 years in the case of SCs/ OBCs, etc.
A senior education department official said age relaxation for different categories will be given according to the rules. In the case of ex-servicemen the number of years of service in a military establishment will be deducted from the applicant’s current age to determine eligibility. Further, contract, guest and SSA teachers will be given age relaxation for the period they have served as teachers in the union territory.
Another official said no candidate would be accorded the age relaxation benefit unless the requisite certificate issued by a competent authority is attached at the time of verification of documents.
SELECTION ONLY THROUGH WRITTEN TEST
The education department has clarified the mode of selection will only be through a written examination and no interview would be conducted during the selection process. Two tests of 100 marks each will be conducted and candidates will be selected on the basis of the marks obtained in those tests. The qualifying marks for each test will be 40% for SC candidates and 45% for all other categories, including general category applicants.
The first test will contain 20 questions on general awareness, teaching aptitude and mental ability and the second will test the applicants’ knowledge in their respective subjects. After the written examination, answer keys will be uploaded on the department’s website followed by the marks obtained by candidates as well as an overall merit list based on the written exam. Officials said the entire process will take at least two months.
Applications should only be submitted online at www. recruitment-portal.in before 5 pm on December 2 .The application fee (nonrefundable) of Rs 500 will be accepted through online/ challan mode.
To submit the application a candidate has to log in. The examination centre for the written test will be notified at the time of downloading the admit card cum roll number. No request for change of examination will be entertained.