CTET is conducted by CBSE twice in a year, generally in February and in September, for selection of teachers in government as well as private institutions in Union Territories, including Delhi, Chandigarh, and Lakshadweep. Delhi Government has also made CTET mandatory for recruitment of teachers at Primary and Elementary stage in Government schools.
TET has been introduced as a minimum prescribed qualification for aspirants to be qualified for recruitment as a teacher as it ensures national standards and benchmark of tutors in the selection process. Also, it will induce education institutions, teachers, and students from institutions to continuously improve their performance standards and send a positive signal to all associates to the Government of India which especially concentrate on the quality of teaching and teachers.
The duty to direct Central Teacher Eligibility Test is allotted to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi by The Human Resource Development ministry of Government of India.
Scope and Validity Period of CTET Certificate
CTET exam is conducted by CBSE every year and about ten lakh candidates participate in the exam to get selected as teachers in government schools. The validity period of the certificate given to the qualified candidates to apply for a government job is seven years. This time period is calculated from the date of announcement of the result and this is common for all categories of students.
All the candidates who meet the prescribed criteria to qualify the exam will be issued a mark statement. If an aspirant is able to score sixty per cent of the mark, he/she will receive the Eligibility certificate from CTET. The scorecard includes total marks obtained by the candidate plus total marks secured by him or her in each subject.
An applicant can appear for the exam more than once to qualify it, and if a candidate has already the passing certificate and wants to improve his/ her mark, s/he can reappear in the exam.
An aspirant having the certificate will always get preference in grabbing teaching opportunity in all the reputed educational institutions.
CTET examination has two papers, conducted on the same day- one for Primary Stage (class 1 to class 5) and the other for Elementary Stage (class 6 to class 8).
How to Check CTET Result?
- Visit the official website
- Click on the ‘Result’ tab
- Fill the required details such as registration number and Date of birth
- View the result
- Download the result for future use and take out the print.
Primary Stage- Candidates must have passed with at least fifty percent marks in senior secondary and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)./ 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
Elementary Stage- Candidates must have passed with at least 50% marks in Graduation and passed or appearing in 1year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)/ 45% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ 1- year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in harmony with the NCTE/ Fifty percent (50%) marks in scored in senior secondary final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed /B.Sc.Ed.
How to Apply for a Government Job?
CTET certificate holders are also qualified and being considered to teach in Government school under State Government. Although, most of the states conduct their own TET, but CTET certificate is applicable in many State schools.
Schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Kendriya Vidyalaya, issued notification regarding recruitment of teachers in which they ask for the candidates who have cleared Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
Every year around 10 lakh of the candidates appears for the examination and merely thousands of them pass the exam.
There are around 10, 000 vacancies for teachers in Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Central Tibetan schools. So, to serve in these schools as a teacher, CTET is mandatory. But this doesn’t mean it is an only criterion to get selected for the post of teacher.
Aspirants have to pass the written exams conducted by the nodal agencies of Government Schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Kendriya Vidyalaya , state government schools, Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) and Central Tibetan schools. After applying for the vacancies, you have to sit for written exams and then qualified students will be called for the interview as a final step to become a teacher.
Some unaided private schools may also follow this rule for their recruitment of teachers in their campus.
Also, the eligible applicant (CTET qualified) can apply for contractual jobs of Primary Teacher (PRT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) under Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB).
There is a large demand for CTET passed students in coaching institutes to teach the students who are unable to qualify the exam.
CTET 2017– As per the sources, due to some reasons CTET 2017 was not held. Many students who were well-prepared suffered a lot and this did not only affect the aspirants, but also the quality of education as there is lack of teachers at pan India level.
According to some sources, it is expected that in the future CTET will be held only once a year. This is due to a heavy burden on CBSE. So to reduce the burden in consultation with officials of Board, HRD ministry and NCTE, it was decided to conduct the exam only once a year. This step may reduce the burden on CBSE, but it will adversely affect the employment.