Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 20 September across the Country. The test would be conducted in two sessions for paper 1 and paper 2. The applicants will take the papers as their application status. Online applications for the test were closed on 19 August and after scrutinizing the applications, admit cards were issued by CBSE for the valid applicants.
CBSE organizes Central Teacher Eligibility Test as per the guidelines framed by the National Council for Teacher Education. NCTE has made it mandatory for all the teachers to qualify TET to become eligible for their selection in government schools. CTET consists of paper 1 and paper 2, wherein Paper 1 is for candidates aspiring to teach Classes 1 to 5 and paper 2 is for Classes 6 to 8. CTET paper 2 will be conducted from 9.30 am to 12 noon and paper 1 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. CBSE will be organizing the test at 77 cities including two test centres abroad (Dubai and Riyadh).
The test paper (paper 1 & paper 2) will comprise of 150 multiple choice questions, each question carrying one mark. After receiving complaints on less time for solving questions, CBSE took the decision to extend the test duration from 90 minutes to 150 minutes in the year 2013. It has been done in view of providing sufficient time for applicants to solve the test paper. Since there is no provision of negative marking, candidates are free to answer as many questions as they wish.
Acknowledging the recent leakage of answer keys in AIPMT exam, CBSE has circulated strict instructions for candidates appearing for central teacher eligibility test. The candidates are strictly instructed not to bring any item other than admit card and id proof to the test centres. CBSE has even asked the candidates to not bring the pen along with them and that CTET unit will provide pens to write exams.
Candidates are required to reach the test centre 90 minutes prior to the exam timings.
The CTET qualifying certificate will be valid for seven years from the date of result declaration.
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