Disposing of a batch of writs, the Madras High Court Bench here has directed the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) to re-evaluate the papers of all the candidates who wrote the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for the post of post-graduate assistants in History and Commerce.

Justice S. Nagamuthu issued the direction after about 40 writs were filed in the court claiming that several questions, which featured in the question papers of History and Commerce, were wrong. A few petitions also disputed the correctness of a few answers published by the TRB in its final answer key.

After ascertaining the claims of the petitioners with the help of experts in the subjects, Justice Nagamuthu passed an order instructing the TRB to delete three questions from the Commerce question paper on the ground that the questions were wrong, and to award marks to those questions to all the candidates. The judge further directed the TRB to revise the answers to two questions in the answer key for History and re-evaluate the papers of all the candidates based on the revised answers.

At least, 37 questions in various subjects were challenged by the petitioners, but the judge upheld the validity of all the other questions and answers published by the TRB.

Justice Nagamuthu also disposed of a batch of writs filed challenging various questions from the TET’s question paper for selection of Bachelor of Teaching (BT) assistants.

The judge ordered the deletion of three questions and revision of three answers in the final answer key published by the TRB after consulting the experts.

In his order, Justice Nagamuthu directed the TRB to re-evaluate the answer papers in accordance with the deletion of the questions and revision of answers and publish the results accordingly.


  • 3 questions in Commerce paper found to be wrong

  • 37 questions in various subjects challenged


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