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Teacher Eligibility Test or CTET-2011

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According to report published in one of the major daily in India Holding a BEd degree will no longer be enough to become a school teacher. Aspirants will now have to clear an eligibility test viz. TET ( Teacher Eligibility Test) with at least 60% to be able to teach at any private or government school.
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted once a year, separately by the state governments and the Centre ( CTET). If a state decides not to conduct the test, schools in that state or union territory will take into account the test conducted by the central government. Validity of the qualifying certificate will be decided by the state government, union territory or Centre, subject to the condition that it cannot be more than seven years. There is no bar on the number of attempts by an aspiring teacher for obtaining a TET certificate. Moreover, an aspirant can appear a second time to improve the score.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will maintain the database, and be the repository of experts and resources that will be shared with state governments and UTs. Considering the massive recruitment of teachers that states will undertake to fulfill the requirement under the Right to Education Act, NCTE on Friday issued detailed guidelines for TET. In the next few weeks, many states are going to start the recruitment process.
TET will have two papers with multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Paper I will be for those intending to become teachers for classes I-V. Paper II will be for those aspiring to teach between classes VI and VIII. Those interested in teaching from Class I to VIII will have to appear for both papers.
Aspirants will have to clear a Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) with at least 60% marks to teach at any pvt. or govt. school. The test will be conducted once a year, separately by state govts and the Centre (CTET) No bar on number of attempts to clear test. Aspirant can also take test again to improve score Teacher eligibility test to be in 3 parts
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is set to be made mandatory for aspirants to be able to teach in private and government school. For Paper I of the test, candidates will be tested on five subjects — child development and pedagogy, language I (medium of instruction) and language II (chosen from a list other than language I), mathematics and environmental studies. Each section will have 30 questions of one mark each. Questions on child development and pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching. Emphasis will be laid on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners. Questions on language I and II will focus on proficiency, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. MCQs on mathematics and environmental studies will focus on concepts and problem solving abilities.
Paper II will have three compulsory sections on child development and pedagogy, language I and II. For mathematics and science teachers, there will be 60 MCQs of one mark each. For social studies teachers, there will be 60 MCQs of one mark each.There will be no negative marking.
As far as the Central Teachers Eligibility Test ( CTET) to be conducted on 26th of june is concerned there will be two papers of CTET-
(i)Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii)Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
However if person who intends 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).
For details regarding the syllabus of the CTET  look into the other post by clicking the following links-
                          Detailed syllabus of the CTET Paper I 
                          Detailed syllabus of the CTET Paper II                         

for details regarding TET in Uttarakhand look other posts or click -
                   Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET-1) -2011

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