CBSE CTET 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will commence the application process for the 15th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) July Intermediate exam 2021 to hire teachers to elementary schools on Monday (September 20). CBSE has already announced the schedule for CTET 2021. The CTET Exam 2021 has been scheduled to start from December 16, 2021, and will end on January 13, 2022. Candidates can submit their online applications at the official website of CTET -- ctet.nic.in.
CBSE CTET 2021: Exam pattern
The CBSE CTET exam pattern 2021 has been changed. As per the board, CTET question papers will consist of more questions testing the candidate's conceptual understanding application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking rather than factual knowledge. The CTET exam 2021 will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode in 20 languages.
Conducting the CTET exam in regional languages has been introduced to promote the teaching in the mother language as suggested by the new National Education Policy (NEP).
CBSE CTET 2021: How to apply
- Visit the CBSE official website “ctet.nic.in”.
- Click on the Apply online session.
- Enter the required credentials.
- Pay fee and submit.
- download the PDF and take a printout for future reference.
CBSE CTET 2021: Application fees
All the applicants belonging to the General/OBC category will have to pay a fee of Rs 1000 for paper 1 and Rs 1200 for both papers. For SC/ST/ PwD candidates, the application fee for one paper is 500 and for both papers is Rs 600.
CBSE CTET 2021: Important documents
- Class 10 pass certificate
- Class 12 pass certificate
- Certificate of highest qualification
- Aadhaar Card
- Scanned copy of passport size photograph
- Scanned copy of the signature.
CBSE has extended the validity of the CTET certificate for a lifetime which was seven years earlier. The CBSE's decision was in line with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) notice. NCTE Reg1011/78/2020-US(Regulation)-HQ/99954-99992 dated 09.06.2021 had earlier notified its decision to extend the validity period of the TET certificate to a lifetime.
The CBSE CTET exam is conducted to hire candidates for teaching posts across elementary schools. CTET exam is divided into two papers - Paper-1 and 2. Those willing to teach classes 1 to 6 appear for paper 1 while the rest appear for paper 2.