CTET Certificate Validity is Lifetime and Qualifying Marks 2021

NCTE has extended Teacher Eligibility Test certificate validity for lifetime. National Council for Teacher Education, NCTE has extended CTET & TET certificate validity for a lifetime now. With this move, candidates who have qualified the CTET and TET examination can apply for teacher recruitment all through their lifetime.

Earlier the validity for these certificates was till 7 years from the date of issue. The decision to extend the validity was taken during the 50th Meeting of the NCTE’s General Body that was held on September 29. Among several issues discussed by the Commission in the meeting, this was one of the major topics.

TET Certificate Validity is Life Time: Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate extended from 7 years to lifetime. Union Education Minister announced that Government has decided to extend the validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011.

The respective State Govts. /UTs will take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed. This will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.

Teachers Eligibility Test is one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools. The Guidelines dated 11th February 2011 of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) laid down that TET would be conducted by the State Governments and the validity of the TET Certificate was 7 years from the date of passing TET.*

CTET Qualifying Marks & Certificate Validity 2020

As per the statement released by the Council on October 13 titled ‘Minutes of the 50th Meeting of the General Body of NCTE held on 29th September 2020”, the Council considered the agenda item and approved the validity of the TET certificate changing it from 7 years to the Lifetime.

This provision would have a prospective effect and for those who have already passed out (already having TET certificate), NCTE would take legal action and will act accordingly.

The dates from when this extension would be applicable have not been announced yet. As per reports, the respective states and boards will notify the implementation of such a decision after the NCTE officially notifies the same. 

Meanwhile, CTET Exam Dates 2020 has not been released yet. CBSE has said that they will announce the exam dates when it’s conducive to conduct the exams. The examination dates would be available on the official site of CBSE CTET on ctet.nic.in. This year more than 10 lakh students who appear for the CTET examination and the examination will be conducted in 112 cities across the country.

FAQS

  1. What is the validity of CTET Certificate?

    As per the NCTE Norms, CTET Certificate validity is lifetime



CTET Qualifying Marks & Certificate Validity 2020. The CTET examination is scheduled to be conducted on July 7, 2020. The CTET shall apply to schools of the central government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of all the UTs.

The validity period of CTET qualifying certificate is for seven years from the date of declaration of its result. The candidates who have applied for the exam can visit the official website to check the latest update on CTET 2020.

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 05-07-2020 (Sunday). The test will be conducted in twenty languages in 97 cities all over the country.

a. The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through CTET website www.ctet.nic.in.
b. The online application process will start from 24-01-2020.
c. The last date for submitting online application is 24-02-2020 and fee can be paid upto 08-03-2020 till 3.30.p.m.

CBSE CTET 2020: Syllabus, Exam pattern, Qualifying marks and Certificates validity details provided below

CTET 2020 Exam pattern

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked and four alternatives will be provided to the candidates. There will be no negative marking.

Paper 1: For those who want to teach Class 1 to 5.
Paper 2: For those who want to teach Class 6 to 8.

Those who want to teach at both the levels will have to appear for both these papers.

The candidates need to follow NCERT books as the questions will be based on the syllabus for classes 1 to 5. However, the difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the secondary stage. The main question paper will be Bilingual (Hindi/English).

Qualifying marks for CBSE CTET 2020:

A person who scores 60 per cent or more in the exam will be considered as TET pass. Those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/differently-abled category will be provided relaxation up to 5 per cent in the qualifying marks in the minimum educational qualification. The validity of CTET qualifying certificate will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result.

CBSE CTET 2020: Detailed syllabus

Paper I (for classes I to V)
Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Child Development (Primary School Child): 15 Questions
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special need: (Questions- 5)
Learning and Pedagogy (Questions- 10)
The language I (Questions- 30)

Language Comprehension (Questions- 15)
Pedagogy of Language Development (Questions- 15)
Language – II (Questions- 30)
Comprehension (Questions- 15)
Pedagogy of Language Development (Questions- 15)

Mathematics (Questions- 30)
Content (Questions- 15)
Pedagogical issues (Questions- 15)
Relationships
Pedagogical Issues (Questions- 15)
Problems

Paper-II (for classes VI to VIII)

Child Development and Pedagogy (Questions- 30)
Child Development (Elementary School Child) (Questions- 15)
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (Questions- 5)
Learning and Pedagogy (Questions- 10) .
Language I (Questions- 30)
Language Comprehension (Questions- 15)

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Language – II (Questions- 30)
Comprehension (Questions- 15)
Language Skills

Mathematics (Questions- 30)
Content (Questions- 20)
Pedagogical issues (Questions- 10)
Science (Questions- 30)
Content (Questions- 20)
Pedagogical issues (Questions- 10)

History
Geography
Pedagogical issues (Questions- 20)
Books to follow for CBSE CTET 2020
It is advised that candidates need to follow NCERT books as the questions will be based on syllabus for classes 1 to 5.

CTET 2020: Structure and Content of Syllabus for Paper I

CTET Paper I is for Classes 1 to 5 or Primary Stage. The paper would consist of 30 questions from child development and pedagogy, 30 questions from Language 1 and 30 for language 2. Mathematics and EVS would have 30 questions each. The further break up and content for Paper I sections is provided below.

Child Development and Pedagogy would have three sections. 15 questions would be from Child Development (Primary School Child), 5 questions from ‘Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs’ and 10 questions from learning and pedagogy.

Child Development

Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
Language & Thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’etc.
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy

How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
Cognition & Emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Language I and II

Section 2 and 3 would be language I and II. There would be a total of 30 questions of which 15 questions would be on language comprehension with unseen passages.

The passages would have one prose or drama. 15 questions would be from pedagogy of language development.

Pedagogy includes topics like principles of language teaching, learning and acquisition, Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders, language skills, etc.

Mathematics and EVS

These two sections would have 30 questions each out of which, 15 questions would be based on content and 15 from pedagogy. The content for Mathematics would include the syllabus/ curriculum till secondary school level including Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding,

Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume,  Data Handling, Patterns and Money. For EVS, the content would include Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel and Things We Make and Do.

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