MSCE withheld TET results of 2,041 candidates | Rare Techy
The Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE) has found that 2,041 candidates appeared for the latest 2020 examination conducted in November 2021, allegedly involved in irregularities related to Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2018 and 2019. , the examination council refused to issue certificates to them.
The result of TET exam 2020 was declared in October this year. Out of these 2,041 candidates, 117 have approached the council questioning the decision. Of the applicants who challenged the council’s decision, 33 passed the examination without using unfair means. However, the examination council withheld their results after alleging involvement in malpractices related to previous TET examinations.
TET has been conducted since 2013 after the Maharashtra government implemented Right to Education (RTE) to shortlist candidates for the post of primary or upper primary teachers in schools in the state. Earlier this year, an investigation by the Pune Cyber Police had found irregularities in the exam results. An investigation by the Pune police in January this year found that marks of some candidates were exchanged for money.
A list of 7,880 candidates has been prepared in three categories. 7,500 candidates, in exchange for money paid to officials and thieves, boosted their marks to qualify the exam. As many as 293 candidates failed in the examination and procured fake certificates while 87 contacted the accused for irregularities. According to MSCE, these candidates are disqualified and barred from appearing in the examination.
Former MSCE Chairman Sharad Gosavi said that the examination cell has taken up the arguments of the candidates who approached the council. However, the result is not out yet. After investigation by Pune Police, we have decided to ban these candidates from attempting the exam for life. The examination cell is likely to stand by the earlier order to debar them. Students from all over Maharashtra have filed various petitions and we plan to put them together and face the case in Mumbai.
This year, MSCE scrutinized all 7,500 candidates who appeared for the TET exam between 2013 and 2017. Officials have confirmed that all results are authentic during this period.
“We have scrutinized the test results as per our records and the candidates between 2013 and 2017 were authentic,” Gosavi said.
Gosavi handed over the charge of MSCE Chairman to Mahesh Palkar on November 25 evening.
“I can provide information only after getting details related to it,” Palkar said.