Teaching aspirants across Bihar are waiting eagerly to download STET admit card 2019. It has been more than three weeks since the application form submission ended. And most importantly, the exam date is supposed to be November 7, 2019, which is only two weeks away.
Candidates are expecting STET admit card for the Bihar Secondary Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 to be released this week. However, even now there is neither any link to download admit card, nor any notification about its release date yet.
There are high chances that BSEB may have to delay releasing the STET admit card 2019. This is because of the decision of the high court to remove age limit.
As per latest reports, the Patna High Court has ordered Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), which the conducting body for STET 2019, to remove the age limit in the exam. As per the report, the high court deems that since the state had not conducted any STET in the last 8 years, many candidates who were waiting for the exam have crossed the STET 2019 age limit now. It is not, as per the decision, the candidates’ fault that they do not fulfill the age limit.
Now if BSEB has to adhere to this decision, then it will have to remove the age limit. As per Bihar STET 2019 notification, the age limit was as follows: general male – 37 years, general female / BC male / BC female / EBC male / EBC female – 40 years, SC male / SC female / ST male / ST female – 42 years.
And if the age limit is removed, then all the candidates who were earlier not eligible for the STET 2019, will now be eligible, and they will have to be given a chance to apply. In that case, the online application form of the exam will reopen.
If the application form submission reopens, then admit card cannot be released immediately. So it will take some time after that for BSEB to issue the hall tickets.
Whether exam date will also be postponed is another question. After the court decision, there is no notification on the official website bsebstet2019.in or on the board website biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in regarding either the decision, or what next.
The only confirmed thing right now is that whenever the admit card is released, it will be made available at bsebstet2019.in only. There, candidates will have to login with application number and date of birth in order to download their admit card.
Bihar STET 2019 is being organized to fill 25,270 vacancies of teachers in classes 9th and 10th, and 12,065 in classes 11th and 12th. For classes 9th, 10th, there will be paper 1, and for classes 11th, 12th, there will be paper 2. Recruitment of teachers will only be on the basis of merit obtained in the exam, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria and verification of documents. Both the papers will be 2.5 hours long, without any negative marking.