CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

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CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

CTET, or Central Eligibility Test is the all India Central level eligibility Examination for the teachers. The test is the compulsory one to get the Teacher’s jobs in the Government Schools from class 1 to class 8.

Overview of the CTET

The CTET is the examination is divided into two papers. Paper is for the teachers who opt for class 1 to class 5; while the Paper 2 is for the teachers opting for the Class6 to class 8.

Provisions and Eligibility of the Test

According to the provisions of sub-section 1 of Section 23 under the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had published a Notification on 23 August 2010 and 29 July 2011 and laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. As according to the notifications, the most essential qualification to be a teacher in the government Schools from The class1 to Class 8, the person should be declared a pass in the TET or the Teacher Eligibility Test. This examination is conducted by the government at the centre level in accordance with the guidelines as set by the NCTE. Such is the toughness of the examination that only 1% to 14% has also been successful in the examinations held so far.

The minimum qualification to appear in the class 1 to class 5 examination for a teacher is a pass in the Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the final year of 2 year diploma in the Elementary Education are also eligible to apply in the examination.
For the Teacher test from classes 6 to classes 8, the candidates having the minimum qualification of a graduation teacher are eligible to appear in the examination. The candidates having the graduation degree with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed) are also eligible to appear in the examination.

Details of the Examination held in 2014

The examination of CTET was held on 16th Feb, 2014. The result was declared in the month of March. At around 8.26 lacs candidates appeared in the examination.
In another examination of 2014, which was held on 21st September, the result was declared in the month of 8th October. The exam was conducted at around 962 centres all over the country and even at two centres abroad. About 7 lacs candidates appeared in the examination of September 2014.

Validity and Passing marks of the Test

The validity of the Test is from 7 years from the date of declaration of result. The passing marks in the exam are the minimum of 60%. The maximum marks are 150 out of which a candidate needs to get the minimum of 90 marks for a pass in the examination.

Syllabus of the Examination

The syllabus of the examination consists of the following pattern:

For the examination of the teachers from classes 1 to classes 5

1) Child Development and Pedagogy which includes 30 questions.
2) Language paper 1 which contains 30 questions in which the Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development both comprises 15 questions each.
3) Another Paper of Language 2 contains 30 questions in which the Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development both comprises 15 questions each.
4) 30 questions of Mathematics are also the part of the examination syllabus
5) Environmental Studies, which includes 30 questions.

For the examination of the teachers from classes 6 to classes 8

1) Child Development and Pedagogy, including 30 questions.
2) Language paper 1 which contains 30 questions in which the Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development both comprises 15 questions each.
3) Language paper 2 which contains 30 questions in which the Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development both comprises 15 questions each.
4) Mathematics and science which covers 60 questions which is meant only for the Mathematics and Science Teachers.
5) Social Studies and Social Science consisting of 60 questions which is meant only for the Social Studies and Social Science Teachers.

Structure of the Examination

The pattern of the examination is of Multiple Choice and the candidates are given 150 minutes for the examination. The questions carry 1 mark each and there are four alternative out of which one is correct.
The CTET is the Examination, which brings in the quality to the teachers. Only the eligible candidates hold the key to the future of the teaching and this is what the CTET Examination is trying to do in the country.

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