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Career Prospects after CTET

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Mar 30, 2020

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Nikkil Visha

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Candidates appearing for CTET 2020 should know all the choices and career prospects available to them after CTET 2020. Every CBSE looks forward for CTET Certified teachers owing to the mandate passed by Supreme Court in May 2012. The mandate clearly directs that the teachers appointed in any CBSE Schools should be CTET qualified.

CBSE conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the recruitment of Teachers for Primary and Secondary levels. The qualified candidates are certified as Class I to VIII teachers ready-to-be-recruited in government Schools:

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya and others.

The Exam is conducted in two panels for Class I to V teachers and Class VI to VIII Teachers. Over passing years, the popularity of CTET has grown manifolds and private schools affiliated to CBSE and other boards are looking forward to hiring CTET Certified teachers.  Check CTET Exam Pattern

There are in total 1300 KVs, 961 NV and over 63 Tibetan Schools across the nation who hire only CTET certified teachers. However, the vacancies available in such schools are not more than 5000 collectively. CTET is taken by more 20 lac people while only 10% (1 lac) aspirants qualify. The competition in CTET is thus very tough (100,000 candidates for 5000 posts) especially considering CTET is just one of the criteria.  Check CTET Cut Off


Importance of CTET Certificate

Importance of CTET Certificate

  • CTET certificate is an added bonus to your professional profile because it is the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for Central Government Teaching jobs.
  • With CTET certificate, you can also apply for State Government teaching jobs. 
  • Most of the private schools only prefer CTET qualified teachers. 
  • After clearing CTET, there are good chances of getting a job in Government Schools also.

Read How to Prepare for CTET 2020?

Details on CTET Certificate

Details Mentioned on the CTET Certificate

The CTET Certificate is offered to the qualified candidates of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. The Certificate validates the holder as an eligible primary/secondary teacher. CTET Ceritificate is the most necessary document to be presented while applying for any Govt/Private funded institute.

CTET Certificate

Any candidate is deemed qualified in CTET if he/she scores more than 60% in the exam. Lets look at the details mentioned in CTET Certificate

  • Roll Number
  • Holder’s Name
  • Category
  • Holder’s Mother’s & Father’s Name
  • Paper I Scores (Primary Stages)
  • Paper II Scores (Elementary Stages)
  • Exam date
  • Result date
  • Holder’s Passport size photo

Validity of CTET Certificate

Validity of CTET Certificate

  • CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of announcement of result.
  • CTET certificate is applicable in CBSE affiliated Schools, Government School and Schools being run by government/private organizations. These days, All schools (Private/ Aided/ Government) accepts only CTET Certified candidates.
  • Recently, Delhi government has decided to adopt CTET to recruit only CTET Certified Teachers as per the requirements. This comes as a piece of good news to candidates who are CTET qualified or appearing for the upcoming CTET Exam.
  • CTET certificate holders are also eligible to teach in Government schools under State Government. Although most of the states conduct their own Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET certificate is considered in many State schools.

CTET Certificate Applicability

CTET Certificate Applicability

  • CTET Certificate is accepted by schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.).
  • The certificate is also accepted in schools under the administrative control of Union Territories viz. Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  • Apart from the schools affiliated to CBSE, a lot of privately run Schools accept CTET Certificate for the recruitment of teachers. Candidates appearing for CTET must stay vigilant regarding upcoming vacancies in various schools.
  • Schools owned and managed by State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government.  However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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