Latest Update: CBSE has decided to postpone the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET Exam) July 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Issuing a notice on Thursday, CTET director and secretary, CBSE, informed that the 14th edition of Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) – July 2020 scheduled to be held on July 5 is postponed.
Notice: Offical Notice Scanned Copy
21 June Update: The 12th grade CBSE Board exams are also already in the process of preparation. The Board has specified that the examinations will not be held in containment zones. And the CTET exams too cannot be delayed by a longer time.
The admit cards will be uploaded soon, around June 15. But the candidates are required to reach the Examination centers 2 hours before the beginning of the exam.
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ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (CTET) EXAM 2020
The CBSE CTET 2020 Exam is a very important qualifying exam. And it is for teaching jobs in India. It is required whether they want to prepare for KVS or any private educational institution.
Getting a job into high-level educational institutions is not easy. Because after completing a Bachelor in Education (B.Sc) or the Basic Training Certificate (BTC), one must qualify CTET.
This year, the CTET Exam 2020 will be conducted in 112 cities across the country. This will be the 14th edition of the exam. However, the date of the exam has high chances of getting postponed.
WILL CTET 2020 get postponed?
CBSE already has many exams that they need to conduct. And even the Board examinations got delayed. CBSE teachers have a tight schedule. Because these exams are conducted by CBSE and CBSE teachers have a lot of inputs in such examinations.
Most probably, the exam will be conducted on 5th July. And the dates for downloading admit card will be available on CTET website soon. For latest updates, kindly visit their official website https://ctet.nic.in/
CBSE CTET 2020 PAPER PATTERN
It is said that the paper pattern may be moderated this year. Because the competition is increasing. And vacancies are also low.
They require more efficient candidates who have more knowledge. Because of this, the paper must be tough and of a higher standard than before. This will give more opportunities to the students who have completed 4 years of B.Ed rather than only 1 year.
CAN B.ED FIRST YEAR STUDENTS APPLY FOR CTET EXAM?
If the student has cleared their B.Ed first year and has obtained their results, only then can one apply for the CTET exam? But first-year students who haven’t obtained their results yet cannot apply.
NEW CANDIDATE REGISTRATION
Follow the below steps to apply for the CBSE CTET Examination:-
1. Log on to the official website of CTET
2. Go to the link “Apply Online” and click on it.
3. Fill the Online Application Form and note down your Application number/Registration number.
– Fill details like State where the candidate belongs and Identification type (select any Identity as applicable).
– And then also fill the Candidate’s Name and Date of Birth and Gender.
– But the Candidate must enter his/her particulars i.e. Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name and Date of Birth as per Class Xth Certificate only.
– The candidates must mention their mobile number and E-Mail ID while submitting the online application. This is because the CTET alerts/information will be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile number and E-Mail ID only.
– Finally, choose a password according to the specifications and your application number will be generated.
4. Upload your Scanned latest Photo & Signature.
– Upload the photo and signature in the JPG/JPEG format.
– Size of the scanned photograph must be between 10 KB to 100 KB
– But the dimensions of the scanned photograph must be of 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
– And the size of the scanned signature must be between 3 KB to 30 KB.
5. Pay Examination Fee. And you can do it by e-challan through Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank. And you may also use debit/credit card and net banking.
6. Print the Confirmation page for your record and future reference.
The application fees have risen this year. General/OBC candidates will have to pay Rs. 1000/- for anyone paper. But they have to pay Rs. 1200/- for appearing for both Paper I and Paper-II.
Similarly, SC/ST/Differently abled candidates will have to pay Rs. 500/- for anyone paper. But they have to pay Rs. 600/- for appearing both Paper I and Paper-II.
RATIONALE OF THE CTET EXAM
The rationale for including the CTET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible to be appointed as a teacher is as follows:
1. It would bring national standards and the benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;
2. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
3. It would send a positive signal to all the stakeholders that the Government lays great emphasis on teaching quality.
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