National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has made some required alterations in the format of Central Teacher Eligibility test 2017 (CTET). From this year, CTET will be getting conducted through the online mode, in place of traditional written mode. This chief amendment has been put into action by Santhosh Mathew, NCTE Chairperson. The changes in CTET exam pattern have been brought up to support the quality refinement of teachers.
The online application process for CTET 2017 is due to begin in September. The alterations will be taking place on a great scale in terms of the seating exams. In this particular concern, various discussions have been made with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as it holds the responsibility to conduct CTET exam all through the country.
At first, the exams will get shifted from written format to online computer based exam format. To progress the qualitative state of teachers, NCTE has come up with some drastic transformation in the CTET.
As Mathew has said that apart from working towards the improvement of the teachers, the council has decided to carry out some essential changes in the structure of the exam pattern. Till date, the teachers had been evaluated for their particular skills and knowledge through the pen-paper seating, however, now the applicants will be getting evaluated and judged by their attitude.
For the implementation of this change, the ‘ASK’ model has been arranged by NCERT and experts combined. According to Matthew, this is one of the significant changes for the development of the state of teachers’ quality.
The interested candidates who are willing to apply for CTET 2017 are recommended to start preparing for Online exam. CTET is meant for the candidates who acquire a B.Ed. degree or any other equal teaching program. CTET is required for being appointed as a teacher in government schools, private schools, Central Schools and Navodaya Schools. The CTET qualified candidates will be fulfilling the eligibility to be able to apply for employment in Government Schools.
CTET is the mandatory eligibility exam for Teacher Recruitment. Around 1 Million candidates tend to appear for the examination; however, the passing ratio in CTET is always low each year.