CTET 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited application-cum registration forms for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The CTET 2021 notification and application links are available at ctet.nic.in. Interested candidates can apply till October 19. Candidates can pay the fee till October 20.
The exam will be held from December 16 to January 13 in two shifts. The first shift will be held from 9:30 am to noon while the second will be held from 2:30 am to 5 pm. There are two papers for CTET. The paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes 1 to 5 and paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes 6 to 8.
Those who clear CTET will be eligible to apply for the post of teacher. They will, however, have to follow the recruitment process of the school they are applying for to pass CTET, one needs 60% marks.
CTET 2021: Important Dates
Applications Begin: Sept 20
Last date to Apply: October 20
Last date to submit e-challan: Oct 20
Final verification of fee: Oct 21
Online correction: Oct 22 to 28
Admit card: The first week of December
Date of Exam: December 16 to January 13
Result: February 15
CTET 2021: How to apply
Step 1: Go to the official website, ctet.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button
Step 3: Register using details and save the registration number
Step 4: Fill in the online application form, upload documents
Step 5: Pay fee, submit
The application fees for the general category is Rs 1000 for only paper I or II while it is Rs 500 for SC/ ST/ differently-abled candidates. For those who wish to appear for both papers I and II, the fee is Rs 1,200 while the reserved category applicant has to pay Rs 600
CTET 2021: Documents Needed to apply
— Class 10 pass certificate
— Class 12 pass certificate
— Certificate of highest qualification
— Aadhaar Card
— Scanned copy of passport size photograph
— Scanned copy of the signature
CTET 2021: Major Changes Introduced this year
The exam which used to be held in physical mode has shifted to an online mode. Further, the validity of CTET certificates has been extended. Earlier the CTET certificates were valid for seven years, however, now the same is valid for a lifetime.
The test will be conducted in 20 languages including Hindi and English. Conducting exams in regional languages is in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) which advocates for teaching in the mother tongue. The NEP also suggests that those who pass TET will have to give a demonstration or appear in an interview, and show their knowledge of the local language.