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Afraid of flunking test, teachers seek grace marks

Afraid of flunking test, teachers seek grace marks

Karthick S & M Ramya, TNN Jul 21, 2012, 06.19AM IST

CHENNAI: Candidates who took the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) have kicked up such a fuss about the exam being difficult that the state government plans to give 5-10% additional marks to those who fall short of the required 60%.
Officials said a final decision would be taken after the TET evaluation is completed.
About 6.5 lakh aspirants, many of whom are already teachers, appeared for the exam, held for the first time on July 12. There are 25,000 vacant teachers' posts in government schools in Tamil Nadu and only candidates who have cleared the TET, conducted by the Teachers Recruitment Board, qualify for these posts.

Candidates employed in private or government schools will not be eligible to continue as teachers if they fail to clear the test within two years.
Following the protests against the TET, the government has decided to conduct the test again in December to give a second chance to those who fail to make the cut.

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