Chennai: Days after notifying the Right To Education Act, the Tamil Nadu government announced that qualifying Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) would be mandatory for all graduate teachers.
The government said TET would be mandatory to become a teacher just like the National Eligibility Test or state Level Eligibility Test is mandatory to become lecturers in colleges and universities.
On guidelines of National Council for Teacher Education, graduate teachers in mathematics, science and social science will have to answer questions for 60 marks in their respective subjects, an official release said.
Since graduate teachers in Tamil and English are appointed separately, they have to the eligibility test will have questions for 60 marks in their respective subjects, it said.
As a court judgement was pending over appointment of second grade teachers, the existing system of going with the seniority in the employment exchange will continue, it said.