The Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) has sprung a pleasant surprise by releasing the final list of selected postgraduate teachers within 2 months after TET was conducted.
Meanwhile, though the vacancies for 3375 postgraduate teachers were announced, only 2315 candidates have passed in the TET. Thus, as eligible candidates are not available, 1060 posts are still remaining vacant.
To pass the TET, the candidates must score a minimum of 50%. Candidates of SC cadre will have to score a minimum of 45% and those of ST cadre have to score a minimum of 40%.
There are more vacancies for the subjects of Chemistry, Economics, and Tamil. 278 vacancies exist in Chemistry, 261 in Economics, and 157 in Tamil. There are good number of vacancies in other subjects like History as well.
The online counselling for the successful candidates to choose their preferred Higher Secondary Schools are being conducted today (Tuesday, 19th September) in the respective offices of the district primary education.
Subsequently, in a special function organised at the University Centenary Hall, scheduled on Thursday, 21st September, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy, will distribute the appointment orders to the postgraduate teachers.
In this scenario, the question has arisen whether another TET will be conducted soon to fill the balance vacant 1060 postgraduate teachers among the postgraduates.
When enquiring about this situation to the Chairman of TRB, Jagannathan, he responded that the test was conducted and the list of the successful candidates has been handed over to the Department of School Education. When the department asks for the fresh selection of postgraduate teacher for the balance vacant posts, TET will be conducted.