The Punjab Secondary Education Board (PSEB) was scheduled to release the PSTET 2021 final answer key on Monday, January 17, 2022. The same was reiterated by official and unofficial news reports. However, another day has passed and no such answer key has been released on the official portal pstet.pseb.ac.in. Since candidates have been left wondering, there is enough room for speculation and doubt.
In fact, candidates are wondering whether the result date will be postponed or not. Although PSEB is yet to provide any explanation justifying the delay, one cannot discount the possibility of the PSTET 2021 result date getting postponed.
Delay in PSTET 2021 Official Answer Key Release?
The state education board has not provided any reasoning for the delay in PSTET 2021 official answer key release. However, there are two possible reasons for this delay – 1. Administrative or technical reasons and 2. Needing more time to incorporate all the valid objections.
The PSTET 2021 final answer key will be used to evaluate candidates and curate the result. This answer key draft is being prepared by incorporating objections issued by each candidate. Initially, the provisional answer key was released on January 04, 2022. Candidates were given time up to January 07, 2022, to raise objections against the provisional draft.
50-50 Chance of PSTET 2021 Result Date Getting Postponed
After a 24-hour delay in releasing the PSTET 2021 official answer key, candidates are speculating the chances of postponement in the result date. However, if the answer key releases in the next 2-3 days, a postponement in the result declaration is unlikely. So, there is a 50-50 chance of things panning out in either direction.
Instead of dwelling on these speculations, candidates are advised to keep track of the official portal for any update in this regard. It is important to rely on the official portal instead of resorting to unverified sources.
A little about PSTET 2021 Examination
This year, the state teacher’s eligibility test was conducted through the pen-and-paper format on December 24, 2021. The exam was held at selected centers across the state. The test was held in the form of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I was held for candidates who wish to teach Class 1-5. Similarly, Paper II was held for those interested in teaching Classes 6 to 8. By qualifying this exam, candidates will get an opportunity to pursue their teaching profession. However, they will need to score equal to or more than the category cut-off marks.