More than 6.9 lakhs candidates had appeared for the CBSE CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) test for qualifying for the teacher post at CBSE funded Institutions. Among them only 37000 could manage to clear the Test which is only 5.6 % of the appearing candidates.
From the year 2011, The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has made it compulsory to pass the CBSE CTET test for joining the CBSE funded schools to manage the education standard in the institutions. Candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII.
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To enhance the standard of education we must increase the standard of the teachers who provide education to improve the performance standards of the students. Hence TET(Teacher Eligibility Test) is made as an essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools.
The CTET test comprises of two papers according to the teaching classes.
Paper I (Primary Stage) : Teachers belong to class I to V, Duration of exam: 2.30 Hrs.
Paper II (Elementary Stage) : Teachers belong to class VI to VIII, Duration of exam: 2.30 Hrs.
Data shows, only 11.95% of the candidates have passed Paper I and 2.8% from Paper II test., where as total number of candidates appeared for Paper I is 2.06 lakhs and for Paper II is 4.59 lakhs
CBSE CTET Exam is conducted twice a year and this certificate is valid for 7 years There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate.