The Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) Paper-2 exam, which was canceled after paper glitches, will be held on April 30. Information in this regard was issued by the Punjab State Council of Educational Research and Training on Sunday. This exam will be held on April 30 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Candidates have been asked to keep checking the Council’s website from time to time for updates related to the paper. Along with this, the Education Minister also announced that the university will re-conduct this paper without any fees.
On March 12, the Punjab government had entrusted Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) with the task of conducting PSTET social studies paper. Soon after the paper was out, several examinees and leaders of opposition parties claimed on social media that the paper had several errors. Answers to 60 questions given in the paper were highlighted in dark colour. 60 percent of these questions were claimed to be answered correctly. There were also several lexical and syntactic mistakes in the paper. The very next day the controversy escalated, the state government canceled the exam.
professors were suspended
Dr. Hardeep Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science, GNDU and Dr. Ravinder Singh Sahni, Professor, Department of Electronics Technology, GNDU were suspended after the discrepancy came to light in the paper. Along with this, Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains has also constituted an inquiry committee under the leadership of a Principal Secretary level officer, who has been entrusted with the task of identifying those who were negligent in this whole matter. Around one lakh candidates took part in this examination.