February 18, 2021: The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) has officially decided to make the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) mandatory for all school teachers of all levels. This is being done to promote quality education.
Now, the candidates willing to teach the students of class 1 to 12 will have to first qualify the TET and CTET. Previously, the TET and CTET were only applicable for the teachers upto class 8. This will be an additional task for the Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) who teach the classes from 9 to 12.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the national - level exam, the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates who are willing to teach the students of Classes 1-8. There will be two papers: Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates who wish to teach Classes 1-5 are required to give Paper-I. While, the candidates willing to teach the students of Classes 6-8 are required to take Paper-II. And the Candidates who are willing to teach the students of Classes 1-8 are required to take both the Paper-I & Paper-II.
CTET 2020-21 exam was successfully conducted on January 31, 2021. It is likely for the CTET 2021 answer key to be released soon on its official CTET website @ctet.nic.in. The CTET answer key will be released set-wise for Paper-I and II separately on its website. Candidates can obtain and download the CTET answer key by entering their roll number and date of birth respectively.
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