NIOS to hold Third D.El.Ed Examination in December 2018

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) will organise its third D.el.Ed Public Examination in December this year. The second D.El.Ed examination, which began on September 25, 2018, concluded on September 29, 2018, according to the NDTV report. In December, NIOS is all set to organise the third edition of the examination for untrained in-service teachers. In the first exam, close to 12 lakh candidates had appeared. The result of the first D.El.Ed. The review was released on September 1, 2018; the exam was conducted in May-June.

In December the exam will be held for 506 and 507 modules. The review for 508, 509/ 510 modules will be held on February- March 2019. The registration for the NIOS third D.El.Ed exam will begin on October 1. Interested can apply for the exam by depositing application fee of Rs. 1000. The last date to register is October 15.

NIOS D.El.Ed December Exam 2018: Subject Details

  • Understanding Children in Inclusive Context (506)
  • Community and Elementary Education (507)
  • Learning in Art, Health, Physical and Work Education at Elementary Level (508)
  • Learning Social Science at Upper Primary Level (509)
  • Learning Science at Upper Primary Level (510)
  • As of now, NIOS has not declared the exact date of the exam.

NIOS D.El.Ed programme for untrained teachers is being conducted after the parliament passed an amendment in RTE act to help them qualify to teach in elementary schools. NIOS is a body working under the Human Resource Development ministry of central government. Teacher education is one of the essential components to determine the quality of a teacher. Untrained teachers remain deprived of becoming aware realising many good qualities of a teacher.

Teaching is a profession which requires the development of common the feelings and skills of harnessing the good qualities in a learner. To ensure that all untrained teachers acquire the requisite qualifications, SSA provides for sixty days of training for teachers who have not received any training before their recruitment. But this training cannot be deemed to be equivalent to requisite training qualification as prescribed by the NCTE. However, after notification of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 effective from April 1, 2010, it is imperative that all teachers are teaching in the elementary level, if not trained, shall have to acquire training qualification within five years. The number of untrained teachers is so humongous that it might not be possible to educate all of them through face to formal face system.

Alternative strategies such as Open and Distance Learning system are considered to be an effective strategy to complete this mammoth task. With this backdrop, it has been decided to develop and implement an elementary teacher training program through Open and Distance Learning mode for untrained teachers teaching in elementary schools.

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