Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UP-TET), mandatory for teacher recruitment in government schools of the state, seems to be derailed for the fourth consecutive year. The 2022 exam is now expected to be held only in 2023.
Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UP-TET), mandatory for teacher recruitment in government schools of the state, seems to be derailed for the fourth consecutive year. The 2022 exam is now expected to be held only in 2023. The National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), in a notification issued on February 11, 2011, had made arrangements to conduct TET at least once in a year, but in UP, the TET session has been derailed since 2019. The 2019 exam was conducted on January 8, 2020, due to the protests against CAA-NRC.
Due to Corona epidemic in 2020, the examination could not be held and the session remained null. After that, after a lot of hurdles and change of dates, the 2021 exam was proposed on November 28 last year but due to paper leak, the 2021 exam also had to be postponed. The 2021 exam could be held on 23 January 2022. The TET of 2022 is also not likely to happen this year because it takes at least three months to prepare for the exam and till now the proposal of conducting TET has not been sent to the government from the office of the exam regulatory authority.
Due to the shortage of officials in the office of the exam regulatory authority, it will be a challenge to conduct TET on time. At present, Anil Bhushan Chaturvedi is working as Secretary Examination Regulator, who has the charge of Principal State Institute of Science Education and Additional Director of Education (Basic). The posts of Registrar and Deputy Registrar are vacant in the Examination Regulatory Authority Office. In such a situation, the question is who will do all the work from printing the paper to coordinating with the NIC and all the others.