AP Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET 2018) has been postponed following a request by students seeking some more time to attend the exams, Andhra Pradesh Minister for Human Resources Ganta Srinivasa Rao said in a press conference on Saturday in Vijayawada.
The Minister explained that the TET exams will be conducted from 21st February to 3rd March 2018, instead of the previously announced schedule from February 5 to February 15. The government has been giving priority to the benefit of students and hence it has taken this decision, he said while announcing the re-schedule of the TET. The students’ unions requested repeatedly to postpone the exams for more preparation, he said.
This is the second time that the government postponed TET exams. In fact, the TET exams were supposed to be conducted from this January 17. At that time, the government announced that it had postponed the exams to provide opportunities to more students. And now, it said that the exam postponed as the students explained that the time for preparation was not sufficient.
Srinivasa Rao also informed media that a total of 4,46,833 members applied for TET exams in the state. The exams will be conducted on online, he informed. Out of all the applications, there were 1,80,249 members applied for Paper -1 (SGT), 2,12,794 members for Paper 2 (School Assistants) and 53,290 members applied for Paper -3 (Language), the Minister added.
AP TET 2018 New Schedule, Exam Dates
- Date of exam: 21 February to 3 March 2018.
- The release of Key: 12 March 2018.
- Declaration of results: 16 March 2018.