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Bihar: 83 per cent candidates fail to clear Teachers’ Eligibility Test

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Bihar: 83 per cent candidates fail to clear Teachers' Eligibility Test
A whopping 83 per cent of candidates who appeared for the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET)  in Bihar, could not manage to pass. The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Thursday announced the results of the TET. Only 17 per cent candidates managed to clear it.
The exam was conducted in June this year at 348 centers. BSEB chief, Anand Kishore said that the TET was conducted for candidates to qualify as a teacher for class 1 to class 5. A total of 43,000 candidates appeared but just 7,038 (16.36 per cent) clears the test.
Likewise, in exams conducted for class 6 to class 8, a total of 1,68,700 candidates appeared, but just 30,113 (17.84 per cent) manage to clear it.
While the cut off pass percentage was at 60 per cent for general category, it was 55 per cent for backward class and 50 per cent for SC-ST.
A large number of students failed to pass class 10 and class 12 exams this year in Bihar. The poor performance of the students being attributed to poor standard of the teachers. This also led Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to announce compulsory retirement of non-performing teachers who are above the age of 50.

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