CTET, stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). It is an examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to assess the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers at the primary and upper primary level in schools.
The CTET exam is conducted twice a year, usually in the months of February and September. The exam tests the candidates on their knowledge of pedagogy, subject knowledge, and general awareness. The exam is usually conducted in two parts, Paper I for candidates who wish to teach classes I to V and Paper II for candidates who wish to teach classes VI to VIII.
The CTET exam is usually conducted in offline mode, in which the candidates have to fill in the answers in the OMR sheet. The questions in the CTET exam are usually multiple-choice questions. The exam is usually conducted in various languages such as English, Hindi, and the regional language.
The passing criteria for the CTET exam is usually 60% for the General category and 55% for the reserved category. The validity of the CTET certificate is usually seven years from the date of issue. The CTET certificate is required to be produced at the time of appointment as a teacher in a government school.
It’s important to note that CTET is not the only criteria to become a teacher, each state has different eligibility criteria, like educational qualification, age, and experience. and the process may vary from state to state. The CTET is a national level exam, so it’s valid for all states that accept it as one of the eligibility criteria for teachers appointment.