GO Issued on TET Weightage Marks
Days after giving a relaxation of five per cent marks in the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the reserved category candidates, the State government on Friday issued orders giving corresponding concessions with regard to ‘weightage of marks’ as well.
As per the GO issued on Friday, those who scored less than 90 will be given additional 36 marks as ‘weightage’ for selection as government school teachers based on TET results. This means that those who scored less than 90, but more than 82 (after the revision in cutoff marks) will benefit from the order.
The GO would also be applicable while finalising the selection list of the TET 2013, held on August 17 and 18, and for all future tests with respect to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on February 3 had announced in the State Assembly: “Though it has been fixed that candidates have to score 60 per cent marks to secure a pass in the TET, the candidates belonging to SC/STs, BCs, MBCs, BCs among the Muslims, Denotified Communities and Differently-abled would be given a concession of five per cent. Hence, they can pass the examination if they score 55 per cent of marks instead of 60 per cent.”
Subsequently, School Education Department had clarified that the reserved category candidates needed 82 marks to clear the TET. With Friday’s GO, the department said those who scored less than 90, but more than 82 would also get ‘weightage of marks’.