Good news for CTET aspirants. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently announced the exam date for CTET exam. Candidates who have applied for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) can now appear for the exam on January 31, 2021. Along with the exam date, CBSE has also released 23 new exam cities for CTET 2020 exam. An official notice is also published on CTET website for the same, ctet.nic.in.
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Education, has also tweeted. He took his official Twitter account to announce the CTET 2020 exam date. Also, he has mentioned the information related to some additional test centres. As per the tweet, CBSE has announced a few extra test centres. Check his tweet below.
CTET 2020 exam was earlier scheduled for July 05, 2020 in 112 cities. Albeit, COVID-19 made a huge impact on the examinations and CTET exam got postponed. Now, CBSE has decided to conduct the exam on January 31, 2021. Also, 23 new test centres are announced. These are Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Purnia, Rohtaas, Saharsa, Saran, Bilaspur, Bhilai/ Durg, Hazaribagh, Mainpuri, Pratapgarh, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur, Udham Singh Nagar, Bijnor, Bulandshahar, Deoria, Gonda, Ludhiana, Ambedkar Nagar and Jamshedpur. These additional test centres were announced keeping the COVID-19 social distancing norms in mind.
With the release of some extra test centres, CBSE has also decided to provide one last chance to change the test centres. Candidates who wish to change their test centre can do to so from November 07, 2020. Candidates have to visit the official website of CTET to make changes in exam centres. The last date to submit a request for test centres change is November 16, 2020. CBSE make full efforts to allot candidate their first choice of the test centre. However, if not this case, candidates will be allocated test centre out of their 04 options.
The 14th edition of CTET is taking place to provide eligibility to candidates for teacher recruitment. CBSE conducts an offline examination to shortlist candidates. Aspirants have to attempt 300 Multiple Choice questions carrying 300 marks. They have to ensure that they secure at least 60% marks (90 out of 150) in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to qualify. On qualifying CTET exam, candidates become eligible to apply for teachers post all across the country. Aspirants can apply for government, state-owned, private organization affiliated schools. They are also awarded the CTET certificate. The CTET certificate remains valid for 07 years from the declaration of result.