CTET test for teachers

CTET test for teachers

The "Central Teacher Eligibility Test' (CTET) will be conducted by CBSE on June 26 for recruitment in Central Government schools like KVS, Navodaya Vidyalayas, Tibetan Schools, etc and schools under the administrative control of union territories of Chandigarh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

"The test is being conducted for the first time in keeping with the the mandate of Right to Education and the guidelines issued by the National Council of Teacher Education in this regard," said an official of the HRD Ministry.

The test will also help the education system get quality teachers for recruitment and screen the best ones from the thousands of B Ed students graduating every year, the official said.

The test may also apply to the unaided private schools who may exercise the option of considering it. Besides, state government can also consider the test if it decides not to conduct the State-level teacher eligibility test, the official said.

The questions would comprise objective type of 150 marks and a qualifying certificate will be awarded to the successful candidates. Mark sheets will be given those who have failed to qualify.

Candidates who score 60 per cent or more in the test exam will be considered as pass.
Significantly, there would be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate.

A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score, the official said.

The KVC conducted entrance tests for appointment of teachers would be merged with the CTET, the official said.