CHENNAI: Interested in becoming a government school teacher? Better keep an eye on your TET, Plus Two, degree and other qualifying examinations marks.
For, from now, every single percentage increase in marks in these examinations will be a factor in your recruitment.
As per a new GO released by the School Education department on May 30, the marking system for the recruitment of candidates as Graduate Assistants and as Secondary Grade Teachers has been modified to replace the grading system that was used to provide weightage for qualifying examinations. While in the earlier system, candidates who scored within a range of percentages in their qualifying examinations were given the same weightage of marks, in the current system each percentage increase will mean a different weightage mark.
“The main difference is that we have replaced the grading of candidates within their range of marks. Under the new system, every percentage difference in the qualifying examinations will change the weightage,” said D Sabitha, the Secretary of the School Education Department.
For the recruitment of Graduate Assistants and as Secondary Grade Teachers, the qualifying examinations include TET, Higher Secondary Examination, degree examination,BEd/DTEd/DEEd. The weightage for each of these examinations range between 10 and 60 per cent. While in the earlier system, candidates scoring 90 per cent and above, 80-90 per cent, 70-80 per cent etc would get the same weightage, in the current system, every percentage variation would mean a different weightage mark.
If the merit list obtained through the system has more than one candidate with the same marks, then preference in selection will be based on the date of birth. That is, the older person will be given priority.