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Comprehensive Overview of Primary Level Teacher Selection Process by the TSC

News 22 Feb 2024 546 0

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Comprehensive Overview of Primary Level Teacher Selection Process by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been pivotal in elevating educational standards across the country by meticulously selecting qualified candidates for teaching positions. The recent recruitment initiative to fill primary level third grade teacher vacancies showcases TSC's dedication to improving the educational landscape.

Initial Announcement and Surge in Applications

  • On 2079/12/09, TSC announced the availability of 6,013 positions for primary level third grade teachers.
  • This figure was later revised to 7,882 vacancies, following an overwhelming response of 110,749 applications, highlighting the community's significant interest in the teaching profession.
  • Of these, 100,344 applicants participated in the general examination, showcasing the competitive nature of the selection process.

Examination Results and Progressions

  • The general examination took place on 2080/02/20, with results announced on 2080/03/01.
  • From these results, 16,702 candidates were shortlisted for the subject-specific written examination, underscoring the rigorous selection standards maintained by the commission.
  • The pass rates varied across provinces, with regions like Sudurpashchim and Karnali showing lower pass rates compared to others such as Gandaki and Bagmati.

Challenges and Public Scrutiny

  • Following the general examination, TSC faced significant scrutiny, particularly on social media, due to the low pass rates.
  • Among the critics was a retired university professor, highlighting a perceived gap in the preparedness and modern teaching methodologies of the candidates.
  • Despite the criticisms, TSC continued with the subject examinations, aiming to ensure the selection of the most qualified candidates.

Subject Examination Results and Interview Selections

  • The subject examination results were published on 2080/06/13, yet they revealed a shortfall in meeting the demand for qualified candidates in most districts.
  • Out of the vacancies, only 7,271 candidates were selected for interviews, indicating a gap of 683 from the total number of vacancies.
  • The distribution of passed candidates varied, with some districts seeing a surplus, while others did not meet the required numbers, indicating a nuanced challenge in the teacher selection process across different regions.

This detailed selection process underscores TSC's commitment to enhancing the quality of education through a rigorous and competitive selection mechanism, despite facing challenges and criticisms. The commission's efforts aim at not just filling vacancies but ensuring that the candidates are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and innovations to contribute effectively to the educational sector.

Key Statistics:

  • Initial Vacancies Announced: 6,013 positions
  • Revised Vacancies: 7,882 positions
  • Total Applications Received: 110,749 applications
  • Participants in General Examination: 100,344 candidates
  • Candidates Selected for Subject Written Examination: 16,702 candidates
  • General Examination Pass Rates by Province:
    • Sudurpaschim Province: 1,432 out of 10,099 participants passed
    • Karnali Province: 1,470 out of 9,392 candidates passed
    • Lumbini Province: 2,623 out of 14,667 candidates passed
    • Gandaki Province: 3,800 out of 17,044 participants passed
    • Bagmati Province: 3,099 out of 17,287 participants passed
    • Madhesh Province: 2,202 out of 14,270 participants passed
    • Koshi Province: 3,766 out of 17,485 candidates passed
  • Candidates Selected for Interview: 7,271 candidates
  • Shortfall from Vacancies: 683 less than the total vacancies
  • District-Level Statistics for Selected Candidates:
    • In 38 out of 76 districts, the number of candidates passed is slightly more than the requirement.
    • In two districts, the number of vacancies is equal to the number of candidates passed.
  • Province-Specific Pass Rates According to Demand:
    • Koshi: Ilam, and Dhankuta Pass rates met the demand.
    • Madhesh: Sarlahi, Bara, Parsa, and Saptari met the demand.
    • Bagmati: 1,332 teachers needed, with 153 fewer candidates passing.
    • Gandaki: Specific districts like Baglung, Tanahun, Gorkha, Nawalparasi, Lamjung, and Mustang met the demand.
    • Lumbini, Karnali, and Sudurpashchim: Various districts met or did not meet the demand as specified.


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