Bihar TET Cancelled, CTET Score to be Accepted Now

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: October 17th, 2023

The Government of Bihar has released the notification regarding the cancellation of the Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET). In a letter by the Director of Primary Education to the Secretary, Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) states that the Bihar TET Exam 2022 will not be conducted this year with immediate effect.

Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary has made it clear that BTET 2022 will not be conducted this year only to complete the seventh phase of teaching resumption soon.

BTET 2022 Cancellation Notification PDF

According to the letter, as the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted every year and the eligibility criteria for both the exams are the same, therefore, the Board does not find the necessity to conduct the Bihar TET Exam 2022 separately. Thus, the CTET Scores will be accepted by the Bihar Government for the recruitment of candidates for the respective posts.

This comes after the Patna High Court directed the Government of Bihar considers conducting the Bihar TET Exam 2022 asap. In response to this, the chairmanship of Deepak Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Education) called for a high-level review meeting. After the meeting, the Bihar Government decided to cancel the Bihar TET Exam 2022 with immediate effect and consider the CTET scores for recruitment of the eligible candidates for the teaching post in Government Schools of Bihar.

The letter further states, that according to the Bihar Elementary School Service (Appointment, Promotion, Transfer, Disciplinary Proceeding and Service Condition) Rules 2020, a candidate who has qualified for the CTET or Bihar TET is eligible to apply for the State Recruitment Exams. Thus, the Bihar Government has decided to consider the CTET Scores and not conduct the Bihar TET Exam 2022. The Government of Bihar will consider conducting the Bihar TET in future and take adequate measures if the need for such a step arises.

Although the Education Minister of Bihar made it clear that the BTET examination is cancelled only for this year to complete the seventh phase of teaching resumption soon. For further details watch the given below video:

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