The West Bengal Education Department has issued an important notification relating to WBTET 2017. The notification says that the state is going to fill up 30,000 vacancies.
The notification was issued after state education minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday asked the primary education department to issue notification incorporating two criterion once the department opens on October 9.
Recently the government announced that candidates applying for TET need to have two years of teachers' training and 50% marks in Higher Secondary examination. Even students seeking jobs on compensatory grounds need to fulfil the criterion. Though the date of the examination is yet not fixed but it is likely to be conducted in December this year, an official of the department said.
WBTET 2017: Know Eligibility Criteria, Marks Relaxation Details
To apply for the WBTET 2017 examination, general category candidates would have to score at least 50 per cent and the reserved category aspirants - SC, ST and OBC- 45 per cent in the Higher Secondary examination to be eligible to appear in the WB-TET, Primary Education Board president Anik Bhattacharya told reporters at Kolkata today.
The WB TET 2017 is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in West Bengal state-aided primary schools.
Apart from the reserved category candidates, this relaxation of 5 per cent marks will also be applicable for family members of a state government employee, who died in harness, board president said.
According to Mr. Bhattacharya, there will not be any relaxation regarding the completion of a two-year teachers' training programme.
The WBTET 2017 candidates may logon to the official website of the exam to know more details about the exam and other details.