LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

Dc Exclusive: TRB to conduct recruitment tests in online mode

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A RAGU RAMAN
Published Mar 13, 2019, 2:39 am IST
Updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:40 am IST
To help the teacher aspirants, the board also will conduct mock tests.
Teachers Recruitment Board.
 Teachers Recruitment Board.

Chennai: To avert scams and malpractices in recruitment of teachers, the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) to conduct all its future recruitment tests only in online mode.

Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA) has selected NSEIT, a subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, to conduct the online exams. NSEIT would provide end to end support to the computer-based online examination that includes the online application, admit card generation, providing test centres and conducting online test and publication of results.

 

“In polytechnic lecturers’ recruitment exam, the manipulations took place while processing the OMR answer-scripts. To rule out manipulations, the government has decided to conduct all recruitment tests only in online mode,” sources in the school education department told Deccan Chronicle.

The board also will put in place several conditions to ensure the data security and the candidates likely to be provided with outcome analysis based on their answers upon publication of results to bring transparency to the process.n P5

The employees of Datatec Methodex Private Limited which contracted for scanning and processing of OMR answer-sheets had manipulated the marks in polytechnic lecturers’ exam that was conducted on September 16, 2017. The marks of around 200 candidates’ were inflated from 50 to 100 marks to make them qualify to the next round.  After uncovering the scam, the board published the revised results reducing the inflated marks of these 200 candidates.

The employees of Datatec Methodex Private Limited which contracted for scanning and processing of OMR answer-sheets had manipulated the marks in polytechnic lecturers’ exam that was conducted on September 16, 2017. The marks of around 200 candidates were inflated from 50 to 100 marks to make them qualify to the next round.  After uncovering the scam, the board published the revised results reducing the inflated marks of these 200 candidates.

The police also arrested around 20 people in connection with the scam.

 “We have introduced the online based test for the recruitment of computer instructors. The test is likely to be conducted in May or June. The entire process including application, conducting the test and publication of results will only take a month. Based on the experience, we will make changes to the online test and make it more hassle-free to the candidates,” sources said.

TRB has called for online applications for 814 computer instructors (post graduate cadre). The officials said the computer teachers would adapt quickly to the online mode test.

“The final OMR based test would be Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). We expect around seven lakh candidates to appear for the exam. To create infrastructure for such a huge number of candidates would take time. So, that exam will be exempted from online mode test,” sources added.

To help the teacher aspirants, the board also will conduct mock tests.

“The recruitment exam for selecting foresters has completely made online. The engineering counselling and medical counselling also are being conducted in online mode. Online based recruitment exams will pave way for the transparent and swift recruitment process,” officials added.

From next year, the board is also planning to hold the TET exam in online mode by dividing the candidates into four or five batches.

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