The West Bengal Teacher’s Eligibility Test (WBTET) 2022 on Sunday conducted the admission test. The test was conducted for 11,000 vacant teacher posts in West Bengal. When the exam was over, WBTET 2022 question papers leaked claims made the rounds on various social media platforms. West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu denied the allegations, claiming that “some people” wanted to disrupt the exam process. About 7 lakh candidates appeared for the WBTET 2022. The exam was conducted after a five-year hiatus in 1,460 exam centers across the state.
“I have received complaints from many candidates that they have received telephone offers that they will get the questions for the exam if they are willing to pay a certain amount. I hope that the administration will ensure that such malpractice will not take place otherwise there is little point in conducting such exams and it becomes a farce,” said the state education minister. The West Bengal Board of Primary Education Board (WBBPE) has filed a complaint with the Cybercrime cell over the spread of fake content on WhatsApp.
However, WBBPE President Gautam Pal said that no unusual incident had been reported during the exam and the board had not received any official complaint from the candidates.
Earlier, the WB TET 2014 exams were already controversial over alleged irregularities in the recruitment process and the CBI is investigating several alleged malpractices against the people of the administration.
On September 26, the WBBPE announced that the teacher aptitude test will be conducted to fill more than 11,000 primary school teacher vacancies in state-aided schools in West Bengal. The CTET qualified candidates can also apply for government jobs in West Bengal.