CTET July Notice 2022 is expected to be released in the next week of this year. Every year, more than 20 lakh students are expected to apply for the teacher entrance exam. Out of the more than 27.73 lakh candidates who appeared for the exam, a whopping 6.65 lakh candidates passed the 2021 CTET. As many as 4,45,467 candidates passed Paper I and 2,20,069 passed Paper II.
Like last year, the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2022 will also be held in online mode, but that’s not the only change aspiring assistants can expect from the CTET 2022. Before the notification pops up here is a list of changes that will be introduced in this year’s exams –
Certificate Validity: After obtaining the CTET, candidates can seek a teaching job at any point in their life. The CTET is now eligible for the entire lifetime. However, CTET certification is only provided to those who pass the exam, and on average, about 50% of aspirants pass. Previously, the validity was seven years, and after obtaining a seven-year certificate, candidates had to retake the exam.
Method of exam: The CTET 2022 will again be held online this year. In the very first online CTET, a large number of candidates faced technical difficulties and had to cancel exams during one of the many services, but CBSE will probably continue with the online mode, as it said that the “online mode is likely to motivate futuristic teachers.” to become computer literate and also avoid wasting paper by printing question paper and OMR sheets.”
Syllabus: To match the online exams, CBSE had also changed the syllabus last year, which is likely to be followed this year as well. In announcing the change in the syllabus, CBSE had said: “This has been done with a view to inculcating better test material in terms of content and pedagogy. Thus, a revised syllabus will help to improve the understanding of the candidates for teaching assess the subject matter, understand the pedagogical content of the candidate, the knowledge relevance of the subject in the school curriculum, questions about the planning of teaching learning experiences and assessment methods specific to the concept.” The syllabus is provided along with the notice.
CTET is held for aspirants who wish to teach in grades 1 to 8. Those who clear paper 1 can teach in grades 1 to 6, while those who clear paper 2 can teach in grades 6 to 8.
Paper I consists of 30 MCQs, each of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Paper II contains 30 MCQs each of Child Development and Pedagogy, Languages I and II, and 60 MCQs of Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Sciences.
The total number of MCQs is 150 for each paper. For the language papers, candidates must choose two different languages. The test is conducted in 20 languages, including Hindi and English. Taking exams in regional languages is in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) that advocates education in the mother tongue. The NEP also proposes that those who pass TET must provide a demonstration or appear in an interview and demonstrate their knowledge of the local language.
To pass CTET, candidates must score at least 60 percent points. The requirements for passing points drop to 55 percent for SC, ST and OBC categories, according to the rules.
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