Assam TET Exam Cancelled For Next Two Years, Education Minister Ranoj Pegu Says

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Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu announced that the Assam government has canceled the Assam TET exam for the next two years. The minister said that the decision to stop the Assam TET exam was taken considering the fact that there are sufficient number of TET qualified candidates in the state.

“Assam TET exam will not be conducted for lower primary (LP) or upper primary (UP) for the next two years. The vacancies can be filled by the candidates who have already cleared the TET exam,” said the Education Minister.

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Pegu further said that the state government will now accept the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) scores for recruitment of government school teachers. He said that the candidates who have qualified Assam DEIED exam can now appear in CTET exam instead of Assam TET.

“CTET qualified candidates will now be allowed to apply for jobs from this year itself,” Pegu said. Candidates who have already cleared CTET will be able to apply for the open positions,” said Pegu.

Soon after the announcement, various student groups in the state have reportedly requested the government to reconsider the decision, as a lot of students are already preparing for the Assam TET exam.

Notably, the state education minister recently informed the state assembly that around 2900 schools in the state are currently run by a single teacher. He further said that around 15,161 educational institutions in the state are being run by two teachers and 8,207 by three teachers. Ranoj Pegu was quoted as saying by PTI that all the educational institutions here are primary schools, there is no secondary level educational institution in the list.

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