The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is reportedly going to release the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) application form online by July 20, 2021. Applicants are advised to keep an eye on the official website ctet.nic.in to get regular updates. The application process usually begins in June every year, but due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation this year, the process got delayed.
As per reports, the number of candidates applying for CTET this year will be less. The reason behind the same could be that the validity of CTET as well as all the other TET certificates has been increased to a lifetime. Earlier, these certificates remained valid for a period of 7 years.
To apply for the upcoming CTET, candidates must visit the official website ctet.nic.in, once the application process begins, and find the ‘Apply Link’ on the homepage itself. Note that the link will be activated only when the notification is out. To begin with the registration, candidates must fill up their personal and contact details and provide a strong password. Upon completing the registration, candidates can fill the CTET Online Application Form. They will have to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature and pay the CTET application fee. After successful payment, the CTET confirmation page will be generated.
Candidates willing to apply must have passed their 10+2 or have a graduation degree with 50 per cent aggregate marks. Additionally, they must have a two-year diploma in Elementary Education (D.El. Ed)/B.Ed/BTC, etc. The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2021 is 18 years. There is no upper age limit as such.
CTET 2021 comprises two papers. Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to teach primary standards from I to V. This paper comprises 150 MCQs covering the topics on Child Development and Pedagogy, two compulsory languages, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. On the other hand, Paper 2 is for teachers willing to teach elementary classes from VI to VIII. This paper also comprises 150 MCQs altogether, with 90 questions covering the compulsory topics on Child Development and Pedagogy and two compulsory languages. There will be 60 MCQs in Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science section. Candidates can opt for either of them.
Candidates who qualify for CTET are eligible to teach in the various central and state government-run schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Samiti Schools along with private-owned schools. As per speculations, the number of applications for CTET 2021 is going to be less.