File photo of TSPSC chairman Professor Ghanta Chakrapani.
File photo of TSPSC chairman Professor Ghanta Chakrapani.

Concluding the massive conduct of the 48 Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) exams successfully, the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) on Sunday wrapped up the 16 sessions within a span of just eight days, between February 24 and March 3.

It set a record in the process of holding 48 examinations as this is the first time an online Computer Based Recruitment Test (CBRT) was conducted in eight different languages including Urdu, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and English simultaneously.

Calling the experiment to hold online examination in different languages a bold choice, the TSPSC Chairman Prof Ghanta Chakrapani said that it was challenging to present vernacular script in the online format but experts from various states flew in and the confidential department of TSPSC has to be credited to have worked hard to hold the exams at such a massive scale.

Sharing that the main advantage of online tests was the lack of chances of indulging in malpractice for the candidates. the TSPSC Chairman also said that the candidates sitting in one place didn’t get the same question papers which also helped.

The TRT examinations witnessed 2,39,986 candidates appearing for the exam and competed for 8,792 posts in various categories. Nearly 43 exams of the 48 were online based while the rest of the five were on OMR sheets.