interviews for TGT aspirants in government-aided schools scrapped


Procedural regulations regarding the appointment of the trained graduate teachers (TGT) are set to be amended in Uttar Pradesh. After the amendment, the interview stage of the selection procedure of TGT will be omitted and the selection will be based on the merit list which will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the written test organized by the UP Secondary Education Service Selection Board.

The education department official said that the government of U.P. has removed the provision of interviews from the selection process in the recruitment of assistant teachers for classes 6 to 10. The teachers fill in the posts in over 4300 government-aided high schools and intermediate colleges across U.P.

The change is brought to effect with an amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education (Service Selection Boards) Act, 1982.

The changes will be implemented in the recruitment exams that are due to be held in August 2019.

Hitherto, as per the UPSESSB norms, the TGT candidates had to choose five colleges they wished to be appointed at before the interview process. After the amendment, the allotment of the college will be done according to the merit list that would be based on the written test.


For the affiliated primary sections, the vacancies will be filled exclusively through direct recruitment.

The teachers and teaching aspirants in the state have welcomed the move as they believe that the interviews constituted the critical point where corruption prevalent in the selection process took place.


Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

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