Bihar notifies recruitment of over 1.70 lakh government school teachers; BPSC exam in August

Bihar Government Teachers Recruitment: BPSC teachers application form will be available at bpsc.bih.in from mid-June; posts, salary, syllabus here.

BPSC is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 1,70,461 vacancies of government school teachers. (Representative Image: Wikimedia Commons)BPSC is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 1,70,461 vacancies of government school teachers. (Representative Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Sanjay | May 31, 2023 | 01:42 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Bihar government on Tuesday started the recruitment process for over 1.70 lakh school teachers in the state’s government school. The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) will commence the application process for teachers recruitment on the official website bpsc.bih.in from June 15; the application deadline is July 12.

The process of Bihar teachers recruitment 2023 will be held under the new recruitment rules in which eligible candidates will be appointed as permanent teachers through a centralised exam conducted by BPSC.

According to the latest BPSC notification for Teachers Recruitment Exam (TRE), the exam will be conducted for the appointment of 1,70,461 school teachers on August 19, 20, 26 and 27. The results of the offline-mode examination will be released by December 2023.

Bihar Teachers Recruitment 2023: Total posts, salary

Under the new teachers recruitment drive in Bihar, nearly 80,000 teachers will be appointed in primary schools but not a single teacher will be appointed in schools teaching students from Classes 6 to 8 – the upper primary section. Apart from basic salary, the selected candidates will get government allowance as per New Pension Scheme (NPS).

BPSC Teachers Notification 2023: Distribution of posts, pay

Classes

Posts

Basic Pay (in Rs)

1 to 5

79,943

25,000

9 to 10

32,916

31,000

11 to 12

57,602

32,000


Teachers appointed through this process will be treated on par with government officials of the state.

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BPSC Teachers Recruitment: Application Fee and other details

Candidates who are permanent residents of Bihar are eligible to apply for the recruitment exam on BPSC official website from June 15. The online application fee for male candidates of general category and Other Backward Classes (OBC) is Rs 750. and Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), women and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates have to pay Rs 200 as application fee.

The Bihar cabinet on April 10 approved the new service conditions manual for government school teachers. In a meeting held on May 2 in Patna, the cabinet chaired by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had approved the recruitment of 1,78,026 to fill vacant teaching posts in the state. However, BPSC is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 1,70,461 vacancies.

The newly-recruited teachers will have status equivalent to state government employees, be organised into district cadres but state-level authorities will manage the cadres, not the Panchayat-level institutions. In order to become state government employees, all the teachers appointed since 2006 and Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) passed candidates have to clear the exam.

BPSC Chairman Atul Prasad has said that TET appearing candidates will also be eligible to appear in the exam. However, such candidates will have to appear in TET before August 31, 2023 and have to give undertakings containing details of their TET exam completion dates.

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Bihar Teachers Recruitment: Syllabus and examination

There will be 120 multiple choice questions (MCQ) including 80 questions from general knowledge and others from language and subject concerned. Each question will be of one mark each and there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

The syllabus of examination will be based on National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books.

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