Only 8,793 of 1.66 lakh candidates cleared Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test, the results of which Punjab School Education Board declared on Wednesday. The pass percentage is just 5.29.
An official spokesman of the education department said on Wednesday here that 12% candidates had passed TET-1 while 3% had cleared TET-2. Education board chairman Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal told HT: “The test’s objective was to raise the standard of education in Punjab. The pass percentage in TET-2 especially is low but then we had decided not to compromise with the quality of the teachers being recruited.”
The spokesman said of the 36,974 ETT-pass candidates allowed to appear for TET-1, only 4,442 had sailed through. TET test was conducted in two sessions, and the evening slot was for selecting teachers for classes 6 to 8, and this test was tougher. Of the 1.29 lakh BEd-pass candidates allowed to appear for TET-2, only 4,351 got though. Both tests were conducted on December 13.
The result is available on the education board website and the selected candidates would even get it by post. The education board has also put answers on the website and sought objections from the candidates.