Requested the council to extend the date for submitting the challans as we faced problems while uploading the forms. Did not receive any response from the officials and many have lost an opportunity to appear for the exam this year. The candidates should keep a track of the application dates. We had given prior intimation about the entire application process, there should be no complaints. We did not receive any written complaint regarding the challan issue so far; hence, the submission dates will remain unchanged. The council had extended the deadline from October 18 to October 27 citing Diwali holidays.
Last year, over six lakh candidates appeared for the examination but only about 5-6% candidates cleared the exam. The application process includes filling of forms, submitting them and receiving the hall ticket. Candidates need to submit copies of documents such as marksheets and certificates at the zilla parishad centres. The verification would be conducted by the officials of zilla parishad and the hall tickets would be issued thereafter. About five lakh candidates have already applied for the test and Paimal said that the drop in number of applications could be due to the low passing percentage and difficulty level of the examination.
In March this year, the state government made it mandatory for diploma in education (DEd) holders or those pursuing a bachelor's in education (BEd) and aspiring to become teachers to clear TET, which will be treated as a licentiate exam. The state said that the test would help filter the best candidates and that public and private schools will be allowed to recruit only those teachers who have cleared the test. Candidates have sought an extension in the deadline for submission of forms. The officials conducting the examination, however, said they have not received any written complaint yet.