Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a common entrance examination for getting into “Teaching jobs” in Indian Government schools. As we already know, Teaching jobs are most prestigious and demanding jobs in India which are now selected on the basis of common entrance examination conducted to filter out the efficient Teachers in the country.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted to select best and efficient teachers for the Primary and Elementary level classes in some of the Private and all Government Schools of India. Most famous Central Government Schools like Kendriya Vidyala, Union Territory schools like Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Central Tibetian Schools and unaided Private Schools select their teachers on the basis of their performance in CTET.
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is responsible for organizing and conducting this examination. It has also declared that every person who wishes to take up the profession of “Teaching” must compulsorily attend this examination since this is a very good opportunity. Unlike Central Government of India, State Governments conduct TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) for the position of teaching jobs in the State Government’s Schools.
Benefits of conducting CTET:
- CTET helps to filter out the best and efficient candidates who can really maintain the standard of today’s education. This exam improves the standard of education by driving the Teachers to teach the subjects in a more comprehensive manner.
- Today’s India requires more talented and equipped Teachers or professionals who take “Learning” as a serious one and update themselves regularly without a break. These teachers dedicate themselves and serve as a best teacher for the upcoming generation.
- Most important benefit of CTET is, it is a gateway and an excellent opportunity for entering into the Government Teaching jobs in India.
- The main benefits of getting selected in the Government Jobs are Job security, respect in the society, standard working hours, more security for women than in any other jobs, less stress, more vacation periods and so on.
- CTET makes the candidates to realize the importance of each subject and the syllabus. They are able to completely understand the syllabus and thus it helps in improving Psychology, Pedagogy and concepts in individual subjects.
- CTET qualified students are not only eligible to get jobs in Government schools but also in the schools of Union Territories, Private schools, etc.,
- Also, the Pay package benefits are higher for CTET qualified teachers. Sources say that the highest pay package for the primary school teacher who has qualified CTET is around Rs35,000 per month and highest pay package for the Elementary Teacher is around Rs.45,000 per month.
TET Vs CTET:
TET stands for Teacher Eligibility Test which is an exam conducted by each State Government for the position of efficient Teachers for Primary and secondary school students.
CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test which is conducted by the Central Government which allows the selected candidates to be eligible for the Teaching post for primary and secondary School students.
Pay scale for the CTET Qualified Teachers:
The average pay scale for the Primary Teachers (Class I to Class V) is around Rs.1, 70,000 per annum whereas the average pay scale for the Secondary Teachers (Class V to Class VIII) is around Rs. 2, 30,000 per annum.
CTET Eligibility criteria:
- Since this exam is fully recognized by UGC, candidates who are taking part in this exam must have a minimum of 50% of marks and should have completed their UG degrees from the reputed Organization and University.
- Those who strictly follow the rules and regulations of UGC are eligible to apply this exam.
- Eligibility criteria differ for the Primary level paper and secondary level papers.
- Candidates who are currently pursing final year in Bachelor of education (B.Ed) can also apply for this exam.
CTET Application form:
The application form can be purchased either directly or through online mode. The fees of the application form for OBC candidates are Rs.600 for Paper 1 or Paper 2 and Rs.1000 for Both Paper 1 and Paper 2. For SC/ST/Differently abled person, the application form cost Rs.300 for Paper I or Paper II and Rs.500 for taking part in the both papers.
CTET Result analysis:
Lakhs of students attend this exam every year but only a few try to clear the test with good percentage. CTET 2015 was conducted on 22 February 2015 in various centres all around India. CTET was conducted as two papers as Paper 1 and Paper 2. This exam was rather easy in the academic year 2015 but needed more concentration to solve the questions.
Exam for Primary class Teacher:
Total number of candidates who appeared for CTET 2015 (Primary Level) is 207522 in which the number of qualified candidates is around 37153.
Exam for Elementary class Teacher:
Total number of candidates who appeared for CTET 2015 (Elementary level) is 470032 in which the number of qualified candidates is around 43034. The names of the candidates who have appeared and cleared in CTET 2015 are displayed in the official website of CTET along with the OMR sheets and answer keys.
While applying for the exam, nowadays, CBSE asks students to mention the student’s College/University name from where they have completed the education, their school names and all their complete details which will be helpful for the board to select the candidates based on their performance in CTET and their academic qualifications.
Thus, those who are interested in teaching profession must consider this exam as an excellent opportunity in their career life.