Rajasthan TET Exam on 31st July

Rajasthan Teachers Eligibility Test (TET-2011) will be held on July 31 by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE). The decision was taken after the Rajasthan High Court vacated stay over holding the TET-2011 and asked the RBSE to declare new dates for the test. The court while disposing of petitions filed by several students said on Monday that Bachelor of Education (BEd) graduates with science, arts and commerce background would be eligible for the test. Earlier, the Rajasthan High court had put on hold the TET-2011 on the petition filed by students. "We have decided to conduct TET-2011 on July 31. The selection process for the teachers will start soon," said Subhash Garg, chairman, Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan. Those who have attained BEd degree from Jammu and Kashmir and from other states would also be eligible for the TET. The court said that candidates from general category were required to pass qualifying exams with 45 per cent and those from STs, SCs and OBCs with 40 per cent marks. However, there would be no minimum marks compulsion for those who had passed qualifying examinations before 2007. Earlier, the government had announced to recruit as many as 50,000 teachers to ensure effective implementation of RTE in the state. The process seems to have initiated with the announcement of examination dates by RBSE.