The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) opened the application process for Common Entrance Examination (CEE-2017) on April 10. The CEE is meant for admissions in B.Sc. B.Ed., B.A. B.Ed., M.Sc. Ed., B.Ed., M.Ed. & B.Ed.-M.Ed. (Integrated) courses being offered in Regional Institutes of Education located at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysuru, and Shillong, along with PRARAMBH (School of Teacher Education) Jhajjar, Haryana.
The applicants have been asked by the Council to register themselves for the exam through online mode. The online registration facility will remain open till May 10 and all the admissions will be administered under the centralized admission process co-ordinated by the NCERT. Depending on the location, the admissions in respective institutes will be limited to the candidates belonging to specific States/ UTs, hence the candidates are advised to go through the official notification carefully.
The online registrations can be made at official websites www.ncert-cee.kar.nic.in or www.ncert-cee.gov.in. As per the eligibility and interest, a candidate can select more than one course under one registration ID while filling the application form. The entrance exam fee is Rs. 800 for general & OBC candidates and Rs. 400 for SC, ST, PH category candidates. One should take the print out of filled application form as it will be required admission time.
NCERT CEE 2017 is scheduled to be held on June 11 across multiple test centers in 35 major cities. The Council will upload the admit cards of all eligible candidates on May 16 at the official website. NCERT has distributed the courses in groups: Group A (B.Sc. B.Ed./ B.A. B.Ed./ M.Sc. Ed.); Group B [B.Ed., and B.Ed.-M.Ed. (Integrated)] and Group C – M.Ed. The toughness level of questions in the common entrance exam will depend on the group. Overall, the exam will have a single paper having 80 questions; 20 questions on Language Proficiency, 30 questions on Teaching Aptitude/ Attitude and remaining 30 questions on Reasoning Ability. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Based on the Common Entrance Exam, NCERT will prepare separate merit lists for different courses and different RIEs & Prarambh, School of Teacher Education, Jhajjar, Haryana. The merit lists will be prepared by taking the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam and qualifying exam in the ratio of 60:40.
The candidates shortlisted for admission through the entrance exam will be required to submit the printed application form along with all the enclosures including the photocopy of the mark sheet to the respective institute. The result of NCERT CEE 2017 will be announced in the month of July.