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  1. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for School Teachers

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    CTET

    The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 requires the recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. In spite of the enormity of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers is not diluted at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level. In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July ,2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential 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 in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

     

    The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

    i

    It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process.

    ii

    It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards.

    iii

    It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.

     

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.

     

    Definitions

    i)

    “Government” means “Government of India”.

    ii)

    “Ministry” means “Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi”.

    iii)

    “Board” means “Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi”.

    iv)

    “School” for this purpose means any school affiliated with CBSE.

    v)

    “CTET” means “Central Teacher Eligibility Test”.

    vi)

    “Qualifying Examination” means “Examination on the result of which the candidate becomes eligible to apply for Central Teacher Eligibility Test”.

    vii)

    “Rules” mean “The rules specified by the Central Board of Secondary Education for the conduct of CTET under the directive of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi.”.

    viii)

    “Schedule Castes” means “Scheduled Castes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.

    ix)

    “Scheduled Tribes” means “Scheduled Tribes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.

    x)

    “Other Backward Classes (OBCs)” means “Other Backward Classes as specified and laid down by the Government of India or by the respective States/UTs as the case may be”.

    xi)

    “Differently abled persons” means “Differently abled persons as specified and laid down by the Government of India or the respective States/UTs, as the case may be”.

    xii)

    “Examining Body” means the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for conducting the Teacher Eligibility Test on behalf of the Central Government.

     

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