Bihar Special Teacher Eligibility Test is scheduled to take place in December 2016 , this year. Bihar Board has started the preparation for organizing this examination .All the preparation will be quite visible in coming two months.
NOTE : This year only trained candidates can appear in Bihar STET.
Bihar Board will complete the compartmental examination for Bihar Matric and Intermediate before starting TET examination. TET would be taken especially for those subjects, for which there are less candidates.Chief Minister in December 2015 had an evaluating meeting with Education Department , in which department was directed to organise Special TET.There would be examination for Math , English , science and other subjects for which teachers are required in the state.
Earlier special TET was organised in 2011. Their appointment process is going on and after one year their validity of eligibility will also come to an end . So most probably Bihar Board may organise TET for all the subjects.
Teachers are required to be trained in B.Ed and M.Ed degree plus they should qualify TET to become Teacher in Bihar . Those who are not able to qualify TET they cant become teachers. Total 1.21 lakh candidates qualified in 2011 TET and STET for Primary Schools, 69000 candidates qualified for High Schools and 20000 for Plus 2 Schools. First TET was organised in 2011. Though Government decided to organise TET every year , but it was failed to do so. The data for on going process of recruitment and appointment of teachers are following :
There are total 1.53 lakh posts in primary Schools . There is appointment of 88 thousand candidates , still about 65000 posts are vacant. Total number of posts in High School is 17,500. Only 11 thousand appointment has been made so far in High Schools, still 6500 posts are vacant. Condition of Plus2 schools is to an extent is the same. There are total 17583 posts out of which 12192 posts are still vacant, only 5391 candidates are appointed.