Maharashtra Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad announce the state teacher eligibility test. The exam is tentatively to be scheduled for selection of teachers for classes 1-8.
The exam is held after a gap of two years and over 10 lakh candidates are expected to sit take the exam. The education minister took it Twitter, tweeting series, "here's an opportunity for candidates aspiring to make a career in teaching. We've permitted the Maharashtra State Council of Examination to conduct the Maharashtra Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 between Sept 15 & Dec 31.” He mentions ‘more than 10 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for MAHATET which is being held after a gap of two years. I'm confident that this will lead to increase in employment opportunities for bright young teaching talents.’
However, SSC results were recently released in the state in which 99.95% students have passed. This is a record pass percentage, as per the board officials. A total of 1.574 million students from Maharashtra had registered for the Class 10 exam for 2020-21. However, due to a surge in Covid cases, the board was forced to cancel the offline examination scheduled in April and evaluate students based on an internal assessment.