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Blind fail to finish teacher test on time

Blind fail to finish teacher test on time

TNN Jul 13, 2012, 04.09AM IST
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CHENNAI: Most of the visually-challenged candidates across the state failed to answer all 90 questions of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) within the stipulated 1.5 hours . The examination was conducted on Thursday by the Teachers' Recruitment Board ( TRB).
Scribes were assigned to more than 10,000 visually-challenged candidates. "It is very difficult for people like us to complete the exam on time. The scribe has to read each question to us. We have to grasp the meaning and then give him the answer," said J Madhavan, a visually-challenged candidate. Besides, many questions were from outside syllabus, he said. More than 6.5 lakh candidates appeared for the exam this year.

The authorities, however, did not allow around 900 physically-challenged candidates to take help from scribes. These candidates said denying them the help of scribes is unjustified. For the rest of the candidates though, the TET went off smoothly, apart from a few minor glitches. A few candidates said that they were issued wrong hall tickets and some aspirants were not able to find the exam centre in some regions. Officials said that the candidates might have jotted down wrong examination code leading to the confusion.
"There was also traffic jams on the way and I reached the centre right on time, and precious minutes were lost in trying to find the room," said Uma Maheswari, a teacher.
Many teachers said that the exam was not as tough as they expected it to be. Older teachers said they faced some difficulty in using the optical mark recognition sheet. "I've not seen an actual OMR sheet earlier. My son who is an engineer taught me how to shade it. But, I didn't expect it to take so much time," said Mangai Senthuram, a 40-year-old teacher.
The results will be out in August, officials said.

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