New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The recruitment process for 94,000 primary school teachers has been announced by the Bihar Government after months of controversy. The recruitment process will start from June 15 and will continue till July 14, 2020.

All the candidates who have cleared the CTET or BTET can apply for the recruitment. The candidates who have successfully completed the 18-month D.El.Ed programme and cleared teachers’ eligibity test (TET) can also apply for the recruitment till July 15.

After assessing the application forms, the first merit list will be released by July 23 and the recruitment process will end on August 31, 2020, upon verification of documents.

Bihar Primary Teacher Recruitment: Important Dates

Recruitment Name

Bihar Primary Teacher Recruitment

Recruitment Body

Bihar Education Board


Vacancy Allotted


Application Form Start Date

June 15, 2020

Application Form Last Date

July 14, 2020

Approval of Merit List

July 21, 2020

Release of Merit List

July 23, 2020

Merit List Correction (If objected)

July 24, 2020 to August 7, 2020

Final Merit List Release

August 12, 2020

Appointment Letter Given by

August 31, 2020

The Bihar government last year had issued an advertisement for the recruitment of 94,000 elementary teachers in the state. The process also reached the advanced stage but due to the primary education directorate letter denying eligibility to candidates having 18-month D.El.Ed programme citing NCTE norms was challenged in the HC, the process was halted.

After the controversy, the High Court in January ruled in favour of the candidates and termed the letter by the directorate as 'illegal, unsustainable and violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution'. 

“The NCTE recognized one-time the course in D.El.Ed. conducted by NIOS. The relaxation of some period was only granted to the in-service teachers who had not obtained the required degree training course such as B.Ed./D.El.Ed. which is made minimum requisite qualification for appointment on the post of teachers in elementary and primary schools, but it is nowhere mentioned that the said course cannot be treated at par with the two years training course,” the court had observed.

Posted By: Talib Khan