What is CTET exam
As per the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the neccesary qualification for a person to be consider eligible for the appointment as a teacher in any of the schools as mentioned in the clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he or she must clear the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which is organised by the ruling Government as per the Guidelines being quoted by the NCTE.
Rationale for covering the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is stated below:
It will bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in recruitment procedure.
It will foster teacher education institutions and students from these institutions and enhance the performance level.
It will show a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government puts special focus on teacher quality.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India has entrusted the responsibility of organising the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.