Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) On January 31, Admit Cards Soon
CTET exam - date and everything to know

When Admit Card To Be Issued

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held on January 31. The exam will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The CTET 2020 exam will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode

The CBSE will release the admit cards of the exam soon. Candidates who have registered for the exam can download the admit card from the official website of the CTET, ctet.nic.in.

According to India Media, the JEE Advanced 2021 exam would be conducted on July 3 in computer-based test mode. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this year the eligibility criteria for scoring 75 per cent marks in class 12 has been removed for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The admit cards for CTET 2021 will be released on the official website https://ctet.nic.in.

“‘Safety first, then education’… there will be no compromise with the safety of the students. The safety of the students will be strictly ensured before taking any step. The student can only be present in the class or can appear for exams only in a safe environment. ” - the Union Education Ministry.

Link to Download Admit Card for Candidates

Here a link to download CTET Admit Card for free:

CTET Admit Card - Click to Download

On the other hand, JEE Main examinations would be held in February, March, April and May this year. As per the schedule, the first session of the JEE Main Examination would be conducted between February 23 and 26.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) allot candidates examination centres located near their houses. The candidates across the country appearing for these exams would be issued admit cards next week.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that Candidates have also been given an opportunity to choose the location of their examination centre.

All the candidates appearing in the examination would be provided with the admit cards as well as information of the examination centres by next week, CBSE reports.

For the convenience of the candidates, new CTET examination centres have been created in 23 more cities.

The CTET examination was to be held in July 2020 but owing to coronavirus, it was continuously delayed.

The board has increased the number of exam cities to 135 in order to benefit candidates and maintain social distance. The new exam cities are Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Purnia, Rohtas, Saharsa, Saran, Bhilai/ Durg, Bilaspur, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ludhiana, Ambedkar Nagar, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Deoria, Gonda, Mainpuri, Pratapgarh, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur and Udham Singh Nagar. "Every effort will be made to accommodate candidates in the cities opted by them but if the situation arises, they can be allotted any city other than the four cities opted by them," CBSE has said.

After the completion of the application process, candidates were allowed to change the preference of exam cities.

CTET Exam: Date will be held, Link to Download 'Admit Card' and Everything to Know
TET or Teacher Eligibility Test is an exam conducted at national and state levels to determine the eligibility of candidates for their appointment as teachers in central or state schools.

CTET exam in the Past

The CTET examination was earlier scheduled to be held in 112 cities across the country, but now under the new arrangements made by the Union Education Ministry, the examination would be conducted in 135 cities, Sambad reported.

CTET is held twice a year, in July and in December. The notification for the December edition exam is usually released in August-September.

Before this due to coronavirus, Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) had to be postponed thrice in 2020. However, both these exams were finally conducted in late 2020 despite delays.

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.

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.

Source: CTET

What is TET exxam?

Every year, lakhs of aspirants from different parts of the country appear for TETs with an aim to get recruited in any of the following teaching posts:

  • Primary Teachers (PRTs): For Classes 1-5
  • Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs): For Classes 6-10
  • Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs): For Classes 11-12

It may be noted that qualifying TET does not guarantee the recruitment of candidates in schools. However, once qualified, candidates only get eligible to apply for teaching jobs. To get the job, candidates have to go through the recruitment/interview process of the school in which they are applying.

Teacher Eligibility Test (TET): Eligibility criteria

The basic eligibility criteria that candidates need to fulfill in order to appear for a TET are:

  • Candidates should obtain a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with minimum 45 per cent marks
  • Candidates should obtain a degree in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) or complete any other prescribed teacher training programme/course
  • Candidates should be minimum 18 and maximum 35 years in age