Aspiring teachers for CBSE affiliated schools must clear CTETThe National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE) has made it mandatory for all CBSE and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya among others to appoint only those teachers who clear the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). CTET is the eligibility test for joining the elementary teaching profession. Earlier, elementary school teachers were recruited on the basis of their B Ed degree.
Candidates with a minimum score of 60% in the CTET will be eligible for applying for schools falling under the purview of this rule.
Impact of RTE ActAfter the RTE Act came, Teachers Eligibility Tests are introduced. CBSE has started conducting CTET for aspiring teachers.
- CTET is must for freshers teachings in CBSE and Centrally funded Government Schools.
- Not just fresher candidates, those who have been in the teaching line for a long time will also have to appear in the test because if they want to change the institute they are teaching in, they will require CTET scores for joining the new school or even for applying there.
- Every teacher will have to take up the test every seven years to ensure that they are abreast with the latest developments in the field of school education.
Till date, CTET has been conducted total of two times times : June 2011, and Jan 2012.