Bihar Secondary Education Board (BSEB) is soon expected to release the official notification for Bihar STET and BTET 2022 examination. The State Teacher Eligibility Test (STET) is meant for secondary and high secondary teachers, whereas the Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) is being conducted for primary and upper primary teaching spots. As of now, the state education board has not announced an exact date for application form release. However, a recent conversation with the Bihar Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, as reported in local dailies, may provide some direction to candidates.
Bihar Tet 2022 Post March 2022
In a latest conversation with the Bihar education minister, he was asked why the BTET examination has not be conducted post 2017. It is supposedly the endeavor of all state and central boards to conduct their respective teacher eligibility tests at least once every year. So, is BSEB planning on conducting the BTET 7th phase in 2022?
To this pertinent question, the state education minister clarified that all TETs are conducted as per the regulations prescribed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). As of now, the state board is preoccupied in completing the recruitment process for previous BTET sessions. The state has aimed to complete these formalities by the end of March 2022. Post this, a decision will be taken regarding the upcoming BTET and STET sessions.
Delay in Announcement of STET, BTET Result
In 2019, BSEB had announced the result for both 2011 and 2017 BTET and STET sessions. Similarly, the result for the 2019 session was announced two years later, in 2021. This delay is responsible for the lag in the recruitment process. As per candidates, if the 2022 notification does not come out soon, history will keep repeating itself in the form of such delays.
To qualify the BTET or CTET examination, candidates must score a certain minimum percentage of marks in the written test. As per official sources, the general category candidates must score at least 60% exams in the test. Women of Backward and Extremely Backward categories need to score at least 55% marks to qualify the exam. Similarly, candidates from SC, ST and PwD categories have to score at least 50% marks to be deemed eligible.
Candidates who appeared for CTET examination must also abide by the above-mentioned cut-offs to be deemed eligible for the 7th phase recruitment drive. The same cut-offs will most likely be applicable for the upcoming BTET and STET sessions.