The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) was conducted from December 16, 2021, to January 13, 2022. The Central Board of Secondary Education will declare the results by February 15, 2022, at the official website of CTET, ctet.nic.in. Candidates securing a minimum of 60% marks will be qualified. CBSE had released the answer key and response sheet last week and candidates were given the opportunity to challenge the answer key, after which the final answer key was released. Once the results are declared, there will be no provision for re-checking/ re-evaluation.
What is the Normalisation Process?
Since the CTET 2021 exam was conducted over a period of one month in multiple shifts, the questions and difficulty level of all the question papers are different. To ensure the fair conduct of the exam, CBSE has introduced the normalisation process. It involves a normalisation formula, based on which the scores are calculated. Many exams which are conducted in multiple shifts use this normalisation process.
For example, there are 2 sets of papers, A and B. Candidate A has secured ‘a’ marks in Paper A and Candidate B has secured ‘b’ marks in Paper B. Assuming that candidates A and B are of the same level and their preparation level was the same too, it is only probable that the marks secured by candidates A and B are the same. But, suppose Paper B was of a higher difficulty than Paper A. The marks secured by Candidate B will certainly decrease. Therefore, placing Candidate B at a lower rank than A, is unfair.
Thus, normalisation process is introduced, which considers the difficulty level and the number of candidates attempting a particular question paper. Using a normalisation formula, Candidates A and B will have the same rank or at least consecutive ranks, owing to other factors like total negative responses, etc.
Qualifying candidates are eligible to apply for the position of teachers, at various schools in the country. Candidates are required to secure a minimum of 60% marks in order to qualify the exam. It is up to the discretion of the school management/ appointing authority to give concessions related to the qualifying marks in the case of SC/ ST/ OBC/ differently-abled persons.
CBSE will award the qualifying candidates with an eligibility certificate with lifetime validity. The CTET mark sheets and the eligibility certificate will be available to the candidates in digital format in their DigiLocker account. The account will be created by CBSE. The candidates can sign in and download the documents at any time.