Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (Bihar TET) has been cancelled by the Government of Bihar. In a letter by the Director of Primary Education to the Secretary, Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) states that the Bihar TET Exam 2022 will not be conducted from this year with immediate effect. According to the letter, as the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted every year and the eligibility criteria for both the exams are the same, therefore, the Board does not find the necessity to conduct the Bihar TET Exam 2022 separately. Thus, the CTET Scores will be accepted by the Bihar Government for the recruitment of candidates for the respective posts.
This comes after the Patna High Court directed the Government of Bihar considers conducting the Bihar TET Exam 2022 asap. In response to this, the chairmanship of Deepak Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Education) called for a high-level review meeting. After the meeting, the Bihar Government decided to cancel the Bihar TET Exam altogether with immediate effect and consider the CTET scores for recruitment of the eligible candidates for the teaching post in Government Schools of Bihar.
The letter further states, that according to the Bihar Elementary School Service (Appointment, Promotion, Transfer, Disciplinary Proceeding and Service Condition) Rules 2020, a candidate who has qualified for the CTET or Bihar TET is eligible to apply for the State Recruitment Exams. Thus, the Bihar Government has decided to consider the CTET Scores and not conduct the Bihar TET Exam 2022. The Government of Bihar will consider conducting the Bihar TET in future and take adequate measures if the need for such a step arises.
The teaching aspirants from Bihar have been eagerly waiting for the Bihar TET as it has not been conducted since 2017. Now, the teaching candidates from Bihar have to focus on the upcoming CTET Exam 2022 to become eligible for the teaching recruitment exams in Bihar.
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