The State Government of Rajasthan handed over the BSTC (Basic School Teachers Certificate Course) entrance examination to the Rajasthan Council of Secondary Education, on Monday, February 18, 2019. The BSTC entrance examination is to be conducted tentatively in the month of May 2019.
Last year the BSTC Examination was conducted by Banswara University. It is a big step taken by the Government of Rajasthan to hand over the responsibilities of BSTC examination from Universities of Ajmer to the Education Council.
The University administration was working as a nodal agency for BSTC examination from many years, the reason for not giving BSTC to the universities of Ajmer this year as per the sources is majorly due to the Rhetoric between Ajmer’s MDS University and the Government College Ajmer. Even after claims made by Universities of Ajmer, the Government handed over the BSTC examination to Rajasthan Council of Secondary Education, Bikaner.
Also, the Pre-Teacher Education Test (PTET) which was formerly conducted by MDS University, Ajmer was later handed over to Dungar College, Bikaner.
BSTC or the Basic School Teachers Certificate Course is for candidates who wish to take up basic school teaching courses offered by the various institutes and colleges of Rajasthan. Candiadtes with a state domicile of Rajasthan who are not above 28 years of age and has completed their class 12th examination with a minimum 50% (45% in case of SC/ ST category) can apply for BSTC 2019.
Online application form for BSTC will be available for both BSTC (General) and BSTC (Sanskrit) on the official website rajrmsa.nic.in. Candidate will have to fill the BSTC application form and also upload a scanned photograph and signature in the form. The application fee to be paid is Rs.400 for one course that is either BSTC General or Sanskrit and Rs.450 for both the courses.
The question paper for BSTC last year was divided into 4 sections with a total of 200 Multiple choice questions from Mental Ability, General information of Rajasthan, Teaching Aptitude and English
Hindi OR Sanskrit. There was no negative marking for any incorrect answer marked by a candidate.
Further, those candiadtes who will qualify the BSTC examnation will have to attend the counseling process. Last year the cutoff for BSTC was as follows General Male: 426, General Female: 408, SC Male: 399, SC Female: 365, ST Male: 412, ST Female: 382, TST Male: 412, TST Female: 307, SBC Male: 404 ad SBC Female: 365. The cutoff this year can vary as per the difficulty of the examination.
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