Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is in charge to conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). This year the CTET will be conducted on 21st September. There has been seen an increase in the number of students passing the exam.
The percentage of candidates who successfully passed the last five CTET has been from 0.68 to 10.41 per cent of total candidates appeared. –Smriti Irani, HRD Minister
CBSE conducts the CTET in order to test a candidate’s ability to teach standard I to VIII students, CTET is intended to bring national standards and benchmark of teachers’ quality in the recruitment process.
In the country, at present teachers training is imparted through 593 district Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs), 118 Central Institutes of Education Technology (CIETs), 35 Institutes of Advance Studies in Education (IASEs), 40 universities, and 12,689 private sector teacher training institutions.
Similarly, the government also sanctioned 97 Block Institutes of Teacher Education (BITEs) in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The last day for submitting the application forms for CTET is over, but the fee can be deposited till August 6.
BITEs have been sanctioned so that the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and minority candidates can acquire teacher qualifications says Minister.