Poor results in TET brew resentment

AGARTALA:

The recently published results of TET paper-I and TET paper-II has left the department in a serious note due to unexpected fall of pass percentage—less than half of the earlier results as meted out officially.

The pass percentage recorded in TET Paper-I and Paper-II stranded in 7.83% and 9.36% respectively which touched all time high in the November results as 20% and 22% in both the respective papers, a national level sensation.

According to highly placed source in the TRBT, the board which controls and invigilates the exams, the pass percentage has descended significantly and the candidates could not really live up to the expectations that the state government had shown taking the earlier results in cognisance.

Citing tentative reasons he observed, mostly the students who could not clear the September exams had appeared for a second chance. Following the state government’s recent resolution the department decided to hold such exams twice a year but as of now the move confronted a serious setback with such a bad performance.

There was no new enrolment as the students who are in the DIET colleges or other such institutes are yet to complete their studies and we could not expect that the students who failed to secure minimum qualifying mark in just concluded exams can better that this in just two months of time, he told.

Meanwhile, while asked about the delay of issuing admit cards in STGT and STPGT exams, he clarified, the education department recently communicated to the TRBT that it should delay the schedule for these exams slated to be held on February 24.

“Though no official letter has been forwarded yet, it is known that the number of posts could increase or decrease in case of STGT and STPGT exams. Some other changes can also be in the cards. Soon after we get a official letter a notification will be publicized in the media shortly”, the source concluded.