National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has recently released the notification regarding to conduct of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) & Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to all the levels of School Education from Preparatory class to Class XII under the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Currently, the CTET/TET is being conducted in ONLY two papers – paper-I and II and candidates who wish to be teachers for Classes I to V have to appear for paper-I, while those for classes VI-VII have to take paper-II. Candidates who intend to be teachers for all classes (I-VIII) should appear for both papers.
As stated in, Under reference no. 145 mentioned in a letter of the Union Education Ministry dated October 23, 2020. NCTE has to constitute a committee to develop comprehensive TET guidelines/structure to extend TET to all level of school education. And the major responsibilities shared by the newly constituted committee will be to analyze the data related to the conduct of TET/CTET by States/UTs & CBSE, Candidates-wise & Question-wise data for psychometric analysis, implementation of TET guidelines issued by the NCTE, and difficulties faced by the organizations in conducting the TET or CTET exam.
NCTE Extends TET & CTET to Class 12th!!
It is mentioned in a letter addressed to the States & UTs that conduct the TET exam and to CBSE that conducts CTET exam, the NCTE has stated that the New National Education Policy 2020, NEP 2020 enacts various changes in the education sector of the country. The NEP 2020 aims to ensure that the students of all the classes are taught by teachers who are passionate, highly qualified, professionally trained and well-equipped with modern teaching standards. In order to align with the policy, the NCTE has decided to extend TET/CTET till Class 12th.
Also Read: What is the difference between CTET and TET?
State/UTs & CBSE to provide InformationTill 15th February
The States Governments, UTs and CBSE have been providing detailed information and statistics regarding the TET & CTET exams by 15th February 2021 in a given format. The organizations need to submit the details through e-mail to – firstname.lastname@example.org.