HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test 2017 (TS-TET) results were declared on Friday and the pass percentages of 57.37 in Paper I and 19.51 in Paper II.The TET was conducted in 31 districts on July 23. Of the 3,29,780 candidates who appeared for the exam, 56,708 cleared Paper I and 45,055 Paper II. For general category students 60 was the pass mark, for BC candidates 50 and for SC, ST and disabled candidates it was 40. TET score carries only 20 pc weightage and the remaining is determined by the Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT).As many as 98,848 candidates, who applied for primary level teaching posts (Classes I to V), answered Paper I while 2,30,932 answered Paper II which was for Classes VI to VIII.
Among the districts, Rajanna secured the highest pass percentage in Paper I with 74.27. Of the 548 candidates appeared, 407 cleared the exam. With 47.90 pass percentage, Bhadradri found itself at the bottom of the list with only 1,218 of 2,543 clearing the exam. With 54.75 and 48.40 pass percentages, Hyderabad and Rangareddy were at the end of the list.In Paper II, Komarambheem with 23.74 secured the highest pass percentage and Siddipet, with 16.08, the lowest. Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts secured 20.34 and 17.19 pass percentages respectively.
Director of school education G Kishan, while announcing the results, said 140 cases of malpractice were booked across the state. The gender-wise break-up of the results was not done due to paucity of time. To a query on implementation of a GO on regulation of the weight of school bags, he said DEOs and MEOs were asked to counsel school managements.