The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET ) for the session 2014 on September 21, the government said, adding, there has been a rise in the number of candidates passing the eligibility test.
“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,” Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
Conducted by the CBSE anually 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.
CTET Result | Percentage increased in CTET Result
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.
“BITEs have been sanctioned so that the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and minority candidates can acquire teacher qualifications,” the minister added. The last day for submitting the application forms for CTET is over, but the fee can be deposited till August 6.