Haryana Govt gears up for smooth conduct of HTET on Dec 2 & 3
Over 2,52,028 Candidates to Participate in 856 Examination Centres Statewide
Chandigarh December 1, 2023:
The Haryana Government is all set to conduct smooth and fair conduct of Haryana Teacher eligibility Test on December 2 and 3 in which over 2,52,028 candidates will appear in 856 examination centres set up across the state.
Inclusive Measures for Differently Abled Candidates
While reviewing the arrangements of Haryana Teacher Eligibility Teacher Test with Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police and officers of Board of School education Haryana, the Chief Secretary, Kaushal said that for the convenience of blind and disabled candidates, additional 50 minutes at the rate of 20 minutes per hour will be given to them during the examination. Their O.M.R. sheet will also be sent in a separate envelope by the Centre Superintendent. Separate sitting arrangements should be ensured for such examinees, he directed.
Detailed Schedule for Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) on December 2 and 3
Mr. Kaushal was apprised in the meeting that a total of 2,52,028 candidates will appear in the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) to be conducted by the Board of School Education Haryana on December 2 and 3. It was further apprised that on December 2 (Saturday) Level-3 (PGT) examination will be conducted in the evening session from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm, in which 76339 candidates will appear in 260 examination centres set up in the state. On December 3 (Sunday), 121574 candidates will appear in Level-2 (TGT) examination to be conducted in the morning session from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm in 408 examination centres, while 54115 candidates will appear in Level-1 (PRT) examination to be conducted in the evening session from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm in 188 examination centres.
Stringent Measures to Ensure Fair and Cheating-Free HTET
Ensuring fair and cheating free conduct of Haryana Teacher Eligibility Teacher Test (HTET), the Chief Secretary directed the Deputy Commissioners to impose Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) around all centres in the respective districts to prevent gathering to curb cheating in HTET.
Pre-Examination Protocols Emphasized
During the meeting, Kaushal directed the officers that the trunk of the sealed question paper of the examination will be collected from all district treasury offices and will be sent directly to the examination centres under the custody of two policemen through a joint team under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner or the administrative officer authorized by him. He further directed that adequate police arrangements should be made three hours before the commencement of the examination to prevent external interference at the examination centres and photostat shops around the examination centres will remain closed during the examination. Ensuring smooth conduct of the examination, media entry should be prohibited inside the examination centres, he added.
Timely Implementation of Security Protocols and Mandatory Formalities
Kaushal further directed the concerned officers to ensure entry of candidates 2 hours 10 minutes before the commencement of the examination so that they can freely go through the metal detector frisking, biometric attendance and other mandatory formalities at the examination centre well in time. Entry to the examination centre will be closed one hour before the commencement of the examination, he added.
Flying squad arrangement to check cheating and other irregularities
The Chief Secretary further said that the inspection arrangements of examination centres have been chalked out. Around 172 flying squads have been appointed to strictly check cheating and other irregularities. Apart from this, full-time observers have also been appointed at each examination centre across the state including an officer of the district administration and an officer/official of the education board as representatives.
It was apprised in the meeting that same as last year, a hi-tech control room is being set up at the board headquarters. During the examination, the board will maintain a strict vigil through the hi-tech control room at all the examination centres of the state. Live monitoring of candidates will be done at the entrance and a case will be registered against the candidate found involved in using unfair means.
Haryana School Education Board Chairman Mr. Ved Prakash, Director General School Education Mrs. Asima Brar, Special Secretary Aditya Dahiya, Mahavir Kaushik and many senior officials were present in the meeting. All Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police joined the meeting online.