CTET - About CTET, Important Dates related to CTET - July 2013, How to Apply, CTET Facilitation Centres, CTET Test Cities, CTET Admit Card, CTET Eligibility, CTET Syllabus, CTET Pattern, CTET Contacts, CTET Question Papers, CTET Certificate.
About CTET :
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in Classes I to VIII. It has been provided that for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the Schools referred to in clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act, he/ she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE. So the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi. This Eligibility Test is conducted at National level at various Test Centres spread all over India.
The CTET Examination has two Papers. The Paper I is for those candidates who want to be a teacher for Classes I to V and Paper II for those candidates who want to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII. A candidate who intents to be a teacher for both levels (Classes I to V and Classes VI to VIII) has to appear in both the Papers (Paper I and Paper II).
CTET Applicability -
The CTET applies to the Schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and Schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and NCT of Delhi. The CTET may also apply to the unaided Private Schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET. The Schools owned and managed by the State Government/ local bodies and aided Schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET, if it does not to conduct the State TET.
Important Dates related to CTET - July 2013 :
How to Apply :
The CTET Examination is held twice in a year in the months of May/ June and November/ December/ January. The candidates can apply Online on the CTET/ CBSE Website http://ctet.nic.in OR http://cbse.nic.in).
CTET Facilitation Centres
CTET Test Cities
CTET Admit Card :
The CTET Admit Cards are made available on the CTET Website (www.ctet.nic.in) and the candidates may download their Admit Cards from 03.07.2013 onwards and appear for the examination at the given Centre. In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his photograph and signatures mentioned in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page the candidate should immediately contact CBSE for necessary correction.
CTET Question Papers
CTET Certificate :
The candidates who appear in the CTET are issued Marks Statement and those who secure 60% or more marks are issued the Eligibility Certificate. The School Managements (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may give concessions to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled persons categories. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment is seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a candidate can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/ her score. However, qualifying the CTET does not confer a right on any candidate for recruitment/ employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.