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CTET on Feb 16

CTET on Feb 16
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CTET on Feb 16, CBSE, Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). CBSE has announced that the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held on...

  • Schedule of papers altered
  • Two helpline centres in AP

CBSE has announced that the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held on February 16, 2014. The process of submission of applications through online mode has already started on Friday and would go on till October 31, which is the last date. The last date for receipt of confirmation page is November 7.

CTET is a key national-level test for the aspiring teachers. CTET pass certificate would help candidates make eligible for appointment of teachers –from class I to class VIII- in any central, state or private schools. It would particularly apply for KVS, NVS and other CBSE-syllabi schools. If any state government does not hold TET, they have to consider CTET certificate.

CTET is one of the toughest examinations conducted every year and the pass percentage has been very less- just below 5%. The schedule of examination has undergone a change this time with the alteration of papers. Paper II will be held in the morning session i.e. from 9:30 am to 12 pm and Paper I from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

All D Ed, B Ed degree holders and those who have been appearing for final year diploma or B Ed course can apply for CTET. For classes I to V, Intermediate or equivalent degree and for VI to VIII classes, degree or post-graduate degree along with B Ed is mandatory.

Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum qualification for eligibility to apply will be allowed to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.

CBSE has conditioned that a person with D.Ed. (Special Education) qualification will have to l undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.

Pattern of Examination

The CTET examination will be of objective type and there will be no negative marking. There will be 2 papers of CTET, one for those who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V and another for classes VI to VIII. If anyone wants to appear for both levels, they can do it, by marking the same in the specified column. One can visit the CTET website www.ctet.nic.in for details.

The fee for Paper I or Paper II or both is Rs 500- Rs 800 for general and OBC candidates. For reserved categories fee of Rs 250- 400.

Online application has to be submitted by accessing the CTET website www.ctet.nic.in. Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated confirmation page after successful submission of data, which has to be sent to CBSE, CTET Unit, after affixing a passport size photograph and signature in the space provided, and also with the original CBSE copy of Challan( if fees paid through Challan). It must be sent through speed post only and not couriers or any other means.

The process has been made completely online from this year. Candidates will be allowed to make corrections from December 20 to January 3.

Some facilitation Centres have been set up to help students apply for CTET online. In Andhra Pradesh two centres at – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad and VP Siddharth Public School at Mogalrajapuram in Vijayawada- were set up and they will function from 10 am to 2 pm on all working days.

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