Hyderabad, July 31: The first Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET), July 2011 was successfully conducted today in all the 23 districts in the State. As announced, the test was conducted in two sessions. The average percentage of attendance touched above 95%.
For the Paper-I, out of 324434 candidates applied, 296660 were appeared for APTET test. For the paper-II, of the 343098 applied, 326125 candidates were appeared. The highest percentage of attendance for Paper-I recorded in Medak with 94.2% and for Paper-II: Karimnagar stood top with 97.6%. APTET test was conducted in around 1500 centers today.
APTET was introduced for the first time in the test, which is a mandatory eligibility for anybody to enter in to teaching profession. Every year, at least 75,000 candidates are completing B.Ed or D.Ed courses to take up the teaching as a career option after the graduation in Andhra Pradesh. APTET has been looked as key test for them, which helps them to get in to their idol profession. There are 300 above teaching course college functioning in AP. APTET also looked at similar to CTET 2011 test, which has been conducted on national level.