Giving relief to several thousand aspirants within an hour of Calcutta High Court&’s verdict, the results of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) of primary (I to IV) and upper primary (V to VII) sections were published on Wednesday.

The chief minister announced from the podium at the Singur Diwas celebration on Wednesday that around 60,000 aspirants are expected to get employment after the declaration of the results.

The results of the primary TET were declared by the West Bengal Primary Education Board (WBPEB) and that of the upper primary TET were declared by the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC).

Around 20 lakh candidates had appeared for the lower primary TET of class I to V held in October last year, board authorities informed. Around 5.45 lakh candidates had appeared for the upper primary TET, the School Service commission said.

The results of the lower primary TET are available on www.wbresults.nic.in and that of the upper primary test were made available to the candidates on the website www.westbengalssc.com from Wednesday afternoon.

However, raising the agony of many of these candidates, the website of WBSSC could not be accessed till late Wednesday evening.

The president of the West Bengal Primary Education Board, Manik Bhattacharya, while holding a brief press meet at Acharya Prafulla Bhavan at Salt Lake said the process of appointment of teachers will start as soon as possible.

“The candidates had to appear for a 150 marks paper and getting 60 per cent of that for a general candidate would mean that they have qualified in the exam. For the reserved category 55 per cent marks must be obtained to qualify,” Bhattacharya said.

The board chairman said the results of around 150 candidates, were withheld as they had made errors in writing their roll numbers. “The candidates whose results are shown on the website as ‘withheld’ are asked to come and visit the board with their documents,” Bhattacharya added.

Bhattacharya as well as the chairman of the WBSSC, Subiresh Bhattacharya refused to divulge how many trained candidates had appeared or how many such candidates had cleared the examination.

Sources in the board said that the state government will send a notification regarding the number of vacant seats and after proper verification the qualified candidates will be given appointments.

But when the notification will be issued and the appointment process start are still unclear as the commission and the board have not announced anything in this regard as yet.