REET 2021 Paper Leak: Here is all you need to know

In recent years, incidents of copying related to paper leaks have occurred during various government recruitment examinations and board examinations.

Paper leaks from numerous examinations have also frustrated students preparing for Government Job. In various investigations, cases of copying utilizing high-tech methods blew people's heads. In some examinations, there is a dummy contestant who is copying content while wearing slippers.

Let's talk about the latest incident of REET 2021.

What is the REET 2021 exam?

REET stands for Rajasthan's eligibility test for direct recruitment of primary and upper primary school teachers. The exam is divided into two levels level 1 is for elementary school teachers, and level 2 is for upper primary school teachers. REET certification is required to apply for these positions. The RBSE is in charge of the examination.

How was the paper leaked?

In the REET 2021 examination, which was conducted in September 2021, more than 16 lakh candidates applied for approximately 31,000 vacancies. Due to the enormous number of applicants for REET, every district administration made special arrangements, along with a substantial police presence and free government bus transportation.

Claims of cheating surfaced shortly after the exam. According to the Rajasthan Police, Bluetooth gadgets were discovered in the slippers of several people arrested on the same day the exam was completed. Later, the Rajasthan Police formed a special operations squad (SOG), which discovered confirmation that the article had been leaked during its inquiry.

According to police, the question paper was stolen and released on September 24, two days before REET, from Shiksha Sankul, a campus in Jaipur that has several offices of education-related departments as well as educational institutions.

When was the REET 2021 result declared?

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) announced the REET 2021 results on November 2, 2021, despite a paper leak controversy and objections from candidates.

What happened after the result?

Following the announcement of the REET exam results, candidates are now in the process of submitting applications for positions as primary and upper primary government teachers in two categories: level I, which includes classes 1–5, and level II, which includes classes 6–8. The SOG is actively examining the level I examination paper leak.

'After receiving the results, candidates must apply for the positions, attaching their educational qualification certificates as well as the REET passing certificate.' According to Vipin Sharma, senior vice president of Rajasthan Prathamik Evam Madhyamik Shikshak, "the government would then prepare a merit list based on their REET score and educational certifications once they have met all reservation rules."

He went on to say that REET is particularly popular among unemployed youngsters because of the enormous number of open positions and the fact that the only requirements are a bachelor's degree and a B.Ed.

Why was REET 2021 canceled by the Rajasthan government?

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot ordered the cancellation of the REET 2021 Level II test on February 7 in the face of a backlash from those who took the exam.

Shortly after problems in REET were discovered, unemployed youth advocacy groups conducted protests, calling for a strict, non-bailable law against individuals found to be involved in the question paper leak and other irregularities in public recruiting examinations. On Saturday, Gehlot stated that the government will introduce a Bill with "strong provisions" against copying and paper leaks during the upcoming budget session.

The government is set to increase the penalty for employing dishonest techniques in examinations to a seven-year prison sentence and make it a non-bailable offense. The Chief Minister has also stated that government personnel who are discovered to be involved in incidents of paper leaks, dummy candidates, or cheating during such exams will be fired from their positions.

For comparable offenses, the state currently has The Rajasthan Public Examination (Prevention of Unfairmeans) Act 1992. Similar regulations exist in other states, such as Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The new bill is expected to enhance the present law even more.

When will the REET 2021 re-examination be held?

  • According to the government, the REET 2021 level II exam would be held in July 2022, with a total of 62,000 positions available at both levels. "We shall return to the Government of India's earlier approach of holding two exams — an eligibility test and then a final test," the chief minister stated.

  • Gehlot added that while canceling REET was an "unfortunate situation," the administration will bring a strong law before the Assembly to combat irregularities in examinations.

  • On Monday, Gehlot announced an additional 30,000 positions, bringing the total number of REET level-I and level-II positions from 32,000 to 62,000. He stated that out of the 62,000 positions, approximately 15,500 will be filled shortly, as they will be individuals who passed the level I exam. The level-I exam will not be postponed.

Highlights of the REET 2021

Exam NameRajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET)
Conducted ByBoard of Secondary Education, Rajasthan (RBSE)
Exam levelState-level
Exam IntensityOnly once a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam FeeFor one paper - 500 Rs / For Both papers 1&2 - 750 Rs /
Exam TimingLevel 1&2 - 150 Minutes
Total MarksLevel 1& 2 - 150 marks
Negative MarkingNo
LanguageHindi, English
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Eligibility Criteria

All those who meet the qualifications for the positions should apply. Read on to learn more about the eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates with suitable academic qualifications from any age group can register for the REET or RTET exam, which has no age limit.

Educational Qualifications

Level 1: Senior Secondary or equivalent with at least 50% marks, as well as appearing or passing the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education/or the final year of a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) Or, Graduation plus passing or appearing in the final year of a two-year Elementary Education Diploma

Level 2: Graduation with at least a 50% grade average and passing or enrolling in a one-year B.Ed. program (Special Education). or, graduation and passing or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Elementary Education Diploma Graduation with at least a 50% grade point average and passing or enrolling in a 1-year bachelor's degree program in education (B.Ed) or, Graduation with at least 45 percent marks and passing or enrolling in a one-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program, as defined by the NCTE. or, Passed or appearing in the last year of a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/appearing in the final year of a 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.or B.Ed.