Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Exam
Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Entrance Exam directed in two parts which is called Exam 1 and Exam 2 and it is prepared by both Central government and State government in India. Qualifications for a person 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 is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government.
TET or Teacher Eligibility Test is an exam conducted at national and state levels to determine the eligibility of candidates for their appointment as teachers in central or state schools. Every year, lakhs of aspirants from different parts of the country appear for TETs with an aim to get recruited for any of the following teaching posts:
Primary Teachers (PRTs): For classes I-V
Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs): For classes VI-X
Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs): For classes XI-XII
It may be noted that qualifying TET does not guarantee the recruitment of candidates in schools. However, once qualified, candidates only get eligible to apply for teaching jobs. To get the job, candidates have to go through the recruitment/ interview process of the school in which they are applying.
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National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has initiated new regulation for those aspiring to become teachers in schools under Government, private, unaided and aided categories. In accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class I to VIII.
The test will be conducted once a year, separately by state governments and the Central.
There are two levels of TETs. A candidate may choose either or both of the tests.1) Level 1 Test – This test is conducted for those who aspire to become a Primary teacher (Class I to V).2) Level 2 Test – These tests are conducted for those who aspire to become a Secondary Teacher (Class VI to VIII).
Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET
CBSE also conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET to be eligible to teach in the schools of the Central Government in India. States are free to conduct their own STET (State Teacher Eligibility Test) or honour CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test).
The CTET shall apply to 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.
CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
State Level Teacher Eligibility Test –STET is eligibility test conducted by State. STET will be a compulsory and essential requirement for securing a teaching job in all types of schools. State Governments / Union Territories have to draw guidelines to this effect as per the norms laid down by NCTE. 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 decides not to conduct the State TET.
Who Can Apply for CTET 2020?
Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. Detailed eligibility criteria for Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:
CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper I
- Candidate must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
- Also, he/she must have passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education
- Applicants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks.
- He/she must have passed or appear in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
- Aspirants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
- They must also pass or appear in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
- Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
- Alog with it, they must have a pass certificate of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.
- Graduation degree in relevant discipline must be acquired.
- A certificate of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper II
- A graduate degree in relevant discipline must be obtained.
- Also, candidate must have passed or appear in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
- A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks must be acquired.
- Aspirants must have completed 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
- Graduation with at least 45% marks must be done in relevant discipline.
- He/she must also complete a year in Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
- Candidates must pass Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks
- Also, they must have either passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
- Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
- Along with it, they must have passed or should be appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
- Aspirants must have done graduation with at least 50% marks.
- Also, they should have passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.
CTET 2020 Registration
How to Fill CTET 2020 Application Form?
CTET 2020 Application Form can be filled via online mode only from January 24 – February 24, 2020. The online application process includes filling the form, uploading documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.
Steps to fill CTET 2020 Application Form are given below:
Step 1: CTET 2020 Registration
- Visit the official website, ctet.nic.in
- Click on “Apply for CTET 2020”
- Enter personal details in the form, as mentioned in the class 10 certificate.
- Choose any 3 exam centers, preferred language and paper option
- Fill academic, communication and other required details and enter security text.
Step 2: Uploading Photograph and Signature
- Once done, upload the photograph in the prescribed format and in jpeg format.
- Upload the signature in jpeg format.
Step 3: Pay CTET 2020 Application Fee
- After the uploading of images, automatically redirected to the fee payment page
- Choose the payment option; whether online or through e-challan
- For online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking)
- For offline payment, download the e-challan and deposit the fee in Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank.
Step 4: Print Confirmation Page
- A preview of the final page will be displayed on the screen.
- Print it for a record and future processes.
- Hard copy must not be sent to CTET office.
CTET 2020 Application Fee
- Candidates can make the payment by both online and offline modes.
- Applicants can refer to the below mentioned fee according to the category they belong to.
|Only Paper 1 or Paper 2||INR 1000||INR 500|
|Both Papers||INR 1200||INR 600|
CTET 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket
CTET 2020 Admit Cards will tentatively be released on June 20, 2020 at the official website. Particulars on the admit card should match the details given on the confirmation page. Candidates are advised to check all details on the admit card for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any corrections.
- Visit official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
- Click on the tab “Admit Card”
- Enter Registration Number and Password
- Click on submit after verifying the details on it
- Download and print CTET 2020 Admit Card
CTET 2020 Admit Card is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:
- PAN Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Driving Licence
- Voter ID Card
CTET 2020 Exam Centers
- During the filling of application form, candidates are asked to fill in 4 preferences for exam centers.
- CTET 2020 provided candidates with centers possible at every major location of India.
- Exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 112 CTET 2020 Exam Cities that candidates were to opt for:
CTET 2020 Exam Pattern
CTET exam consists of 2 papers – Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)
- Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5.
- Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach students from classes 6 to 8.
- Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark while negative marking scheme will not be applicable for the exam. Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights:
|Particulars||Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Exam Mode||Offline (pen-paper based)||Offline (pen-paper based)|
|Duration||150 Minutes||150 Minutes|
|Section||5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies)||4 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies)|
|No. of Question||150||150|
|Medium of exam||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers
The previous years’ question papers for CTET 2020 will help candidates to get a fair idea of the type of questions, marking scheme, nature of the exam and difficulty level. CTET is conducted in offline mode, however, it is speculated that from this year onwards, the exam will see some major changes and will go online completely.
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