The state government is contemplating scrapping the District Selection Committee (DSC) and Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). Instead, a combined Teacher Eligibility Selection Test (TEST) will be held, minister for secondary education K Parthasarathy said here on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters after announcing the DSC, PGT and TGT examination results at the Secretariat here on Sunday afternoon, the minister said the proposal of holding TEST has been sent to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for approval.
“If he (the chief minister) gives the green signal, the department will go ahead with TEST from the next year,” he said.
Parthasarathy said holding a combined TEST would be beneficial to the candidates as they do not have to write two separate examinations.
“The state government is planning to hold another DSC test either during January or February next year to fill up the vacant posts, before which, the department will assess and find out how many vacant posts are available,” Parthasarathy said. According to rough estimates, there are around 25,000 vacant posts.
The full marks of DSC exams is 80 and that of TET is 20. The marks obtained by the candidates in these two tests would be combined and a merit list will be prepared by the department, which would then be dispatched to the district collectors, who are also DSC chairmen, for the appointment of the selected candidates, based on the merit list.
“Grievances with regard to marks and other problems can be rectified by applying for the same between October 8 and 18, after which the final merit list will be prepared and dispatched to the district collectors. The process of appointment will be completed in one month’s time.
The selected candidates will be trained during AprilMay next year,” the minister said. The DSC exam is conducted for recruitment of teachers in all government schools. A notification was issued this year to fill up 21,343 posts across the state.