Bihar Secondary Teachers Eligibility Test (BSTET) Exam

Bihar Secondary Teachers Eligibility Test (BSTET) is conducted by Bihar School Examination Board or BSEB to recruit teachers for secondary (Class 9- 10) and higher secondary level (Class 11- 12). Bihar STET includes two papers, Paper I and Paper II for the two different levels. Candidates need to pass the written tests to become eligible for teaching posts in different schools under Bihar Government. Apart from that, teachers for physical education will also be recruited through BSTET.

The Teacher Eligibility Test, known as TET, is the minimum qualification required in India for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for Classes I to VIII. The test is mandatory for teaching jobs in Indian government schools. There are two papers: Paper 1, for teachers of Classes I to V, and Paper 2 for Classes VI to VIII. The TET is conducted both by the central and state governments of India. Most states conduct their own TET. The test is conducted to meet the objectives of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

History

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) was introduced by the Government of India in 2011 to improve standards in teaching. Teachers already working were expected to pass the exam within two years.

The Test

The exam is based on the Government of India's National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, and is a mandatory qualification for incoming teachers for Classes I through VIII. People with professional teaching qualifications, including the B.T.C (D.El.Ed), B.Ed, and B.El.Ed, are eligible to take the test. Candidates must score over 60% to pass.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) maintains the TET database and guides government bodies on conducting the test.