Ministry of HRD and central government are mulling over conducting single common entrance exam for admission to B.Ed courses in the country. If the plan comes into motion, there will only be held one entrance exam in the whole country, including the states which have been conducting their own B.Ed CETs up to now.
Deccan Herald reported that the Centre is planning to conduct a common entrance test for admissions to four-year integrated degree programmes in Bachelor of education offered by many universities and teachers’ training institutes.
On Thursday, School Education Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia said “We can conduct an all-India entrance test to enrol the best of the students in the teachers’ training institutes after Class XII.”
With the increase in the number of youth living jobless, one can just do nothing but hope that the government would be taking a proactive initiation to figure out a solution. A solution that would be conducive to a chunk of aspirants of a particular field. The B.Ed admissions for a state have been made common for those aspirants who want to apply for jobs in the teaching field. A common entrance test has been made for a state which includes not just the governmental colleges but the private colleges as well.
Up until this year, several states have been holding their separate entrance exams for B.Ed admissions including likes of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and few more. However, in the manner following medical entrance NEET, a common entrance for B.Ed CETs seems to be on card here.
There is nothing common this time too as this entrance test is conducted by the state every year in order to find the applicable candidates who are interested in taking admissions. The upcoming session, that is 2016-17, Maharashtra B.Ed Admission test has already been scheduled and for this test, the forms were accepted by the department and results too are announced now. It is a known fact that the unemployment factor is one of the reasons why the state governments are working at this celerity.
For the ones having aspirations to get a job as a teacher, state government’s teacher jobs are there which are the ones demanding essential qualifications. It is undoubtedly true that B.Ed course is grabbing attention and this course is something which is provided by various government and private colleges of this state, witnessing huge turnout of applicants vying to take admission every year.
Normally, the entrance themes are almost the same throughout many states. The procedure that is followed is also similar to what is followed in other states. The eligibility for entrance is also quite similar. The qualifications demanded to sit for the entrance might vary a bit but not overtly by nature. What is important to know is the question pattern. The B.Ed entrance in different colleges and universities has different question patterns; although, it is just the pattern that is different. The questions mainly come about Intelligence and reasoning test (coding and decoding, relationship test, seating puzzles, etc.), general awareness (history, geography, Indian polity, general science, Indian economics, etc.), English language competency and comprehension test and education or aptitude for teaching test.