Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET 2012
The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a Teacher in Classes I to VIII, in any of the schools referred to in the RTE Act, will be held on 29.1.2012 (Sunday) at the Centres given in the list at http://ctet.nic.in/PDF/centres.pdf
Applicability: The CTET is applicable to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. CTET also apply to the unaided private schools that exercise the option of considering the CTET. Schools owned and managed by the State government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
Pattern of Examination: There will be 2 papers for CTET. Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V and Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (Classes I to V and Classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
Each paper of CTET will have objective type, multiple choice questions (MCQ’s). Each Question will have four alternatives of which one would be correct. Each correct answer carries one mark. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.
Paper I of CTET will be held from 10 am to 11.30 am on 29.01.2012. It will have five parts (i) Child Development and Pedagogy (ii) Language I (iii) Language II (iv) Mathematics and (v) Environment Studies. Each section will have 30 questions with maximum of 30 marks. All sections are compulsory.
Paper II of CTET is to be held from 1 pm to 2.30 pm on 29.01.2012. The first three sections, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and Language II are Compulsory for all candidates. Here, there will be 30 questions from each section, with maximum of 30 marks for each. Section IV will have 60 questions carrying a maximum of 60 marks. It will have two parts with Part (a) being questions from Mathematics and Science, which has to be answered by Mathematics and Science teachers and Part (b) being questions from Social Sciences, to be answered by Social Studies/Social Science teachers. All other teachers may answer either Part (a) or Part (b).
For the Language component, applicants can choose any two languages from the list of 20 languages offered and available at the link ‘Medium of Question Paper & Language Option for CTET’, at http://ctet.nic.in/welcome.html. Language I and Language II have to be different. Application of candidates choosing the same language for Language I and Language II components will be rejected.
The details related to the nature and standard of questions for both papers is given at http://ctet.nic.in/PDF/structureandcontentnew.pdf
The detailed Syllabi of the two papers is available at http://ctet.nic.in/PDF/syllabusnew.pdf . Question paper will be available in English medium/Hindi medium.
Minimum qualification for Primary Stage (Classes I-V): Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* OR Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
Minimum Qualification for Elementary Stage (Classes VI-VIII): Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*
*Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.
Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility will be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
A person with D.Ed. (Special Education) or B.Ed. (Special Education) qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.
The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November, 2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.
Application: Application can be submitted online at www.cbse.nic.in or at www.ctet.nic.in till 25th November 2011.
The Cost of CTET Information Bulletin and Application Form is Rs.500/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs.250/- for SC/ST/Differently abled candidates. Those submitting online application will also have to remit this amount (as applicable) by way of DD or using Debit/Credit card.
Application can also be submitted Offline in the printed Application form which will be available along with the Information Bulletin, from designated Branches of Syndicate Bank/other Banks/ Institutions against cash Payment only, till 25th November, 2011. The list of outlets from where Information Bulletin containing Application form can be purchased, is available at the link http://ctet.nic.in/PDF/CTET_Jan2012_Bulletin_Sale.pdf
The online submission of application has to be done at www.ctet.nic.in Those applying online can remit fee by Credit/Debit Card (Bank will charge 2% service/processing charges and service tax as applicable on transaction made by Credit card) or by way of a Demand Draft, taken in favour of the ‘Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi’, drawn on any Nationalized Bank and payable at Delhi. If fee is being remitted by way of Demand Draft, the applicant must get the DD before proceeding to fill the online application form.
Applicant should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details, a Confirmation page with Registration No. will be generated. Applicant should take a printout of Confirmation page and paste his/her photograph and sign in the space earmarked for the purpose.
The filled offline Application/Confirmation Page of the online application, should reach ‘The Assistant Secretary (CTET Unit), Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Sadan, 17, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002’, by Registered/Speed Post along with original Demand Draft (in case of online applicants who have remitted fee by way of DD) with Name, Address, Mobile No. and Registration No. written on the back of the Demand Draft, latest by 30.11.2011.
Applications sent by courier will not be accepted. The Application form in respect of candidates belonging to remote areas (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Subdivision of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep) will be accepted up to 07.12.2011.
Receipt of Application and Admit card: Status of applications received will be made available at the websites in due course. In case the application of the candidate is not shown as ‘Received’ at www.cbse.nic.in or at www.ctet.nic.in by 31.12.2011, the applicant should approach the Assistant Secretary, CTET Unit, CBSE, between 10 am and 5 pm between 3.1.2012 and 12.1.2012 giving details of the Post Office, Date of despatch, Original receipt of Postal Despatch, Photostat copy of Application from/Confirmation Page and Demand Draft along with one photograph which should be a copy of the one pasted in the Application form/Confirmation page.
Admit cards will be despatched to the candidates by Post by 12.1.2012. In case the particulars of the candidate is shown at the designated websites and the candidate does not receive the Admit card by 18.1.2012, the candidate may download the Admit card form the website and approach the Superintendent of the centre concerned, along with the documents specified in pre-para and an identity proof, a day before the actual examination.
Results: Results are expected by 6.3.2012. Candidates appearing in CTET will be issued mark statements. Those securing at least 60 % marks, will be issued CTET Certificate. CTET Certificates / Mark Sheet will be despatched by 31.03.2012. Qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for Recruitment/Employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
Validity: The CTET Qualifying Certificate for Appointment will be valid for seven years from the date of declaration of the result for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of chances that a candidate can appear for acquiring a CTET certificate. A person who has qualified in CTET may appear to improve score.
For more details, candidates may visit http://ctet.nic.in/welcome.html