CBSE extends the last date for CTET July 2019 from March 5 to March 12

CTET July 2019 – The last date to apply for the Central Teacher Eligible Test (CTET) July 2019 has been extended by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from March 5 to March 12, citing the latest notification from Board an India Today report said. The latest notification from the CBSE says that the CTET July 2019 online application can be submitted until March 12, 2019, while the earlier cut off date for the 12th edition of CTET was on March 5, 2019.

Steps to apply for CBSE CTET July 2019

  • Log on to CTET official websitectnet.nic.in
  • Go to the link “Apply Online” and open the same
  • Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the Registration number
  • Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature
  • Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card
  • Print Confirmation page for the record and future reference
  • The candidate must retain confirmation page and candidate copy of e-Challan (if fee paid through syndicate or Canara e-challan) for the record and future reference

Examination details

  • All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be most appropriate
  • Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking
  • There will be two papers of CTET
  • Paper, I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V
  • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII
  • The main question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English)

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated August 23, 2010, and July 29, 2011, laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII.  It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

Rationale

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

  • It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process
  • It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards
  • It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.

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