PUNE: The Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE) is likely to conduct the MAHA TET- Teacher eligibility test (TET) on December 14.
On August 27, TOI had reported that the uncertainty over the MAHATET exam has left several candidates clueless about the dates. Last year, the schedule for filling of application forms, examination and also the paper format were released by August-end.
The MAHATET exam was conducted for the first time in Maharashtra on December 15 last year. Only about 5-6% candidates had cleared the exam.
VB Paimal, commissioner of MSCE, said, "We are likely to finalise December 14 as the date for the exam. We are conducting at least four exams between September and December which caused the delay. The pre-examination process is available online. We are accepting forms online, however, the server is overburdened. That's why we have not called for any applications for the exam yet."
As per the Right to Education Act, each state should conduct TET to ensure appointment of qualified teachers in schools. The TET score is an essential requirement for a candidate to be appointed as a teacher in zilla parishad or municipal schools as well as private institutions.
"We will soon be announcing the date of application online. Over six lakh candidates are expected to write the exams," said Paimal