IMPORTANT POINTS/INFORMATION ABOUT CTET, JULY 2019

IMPORTANT POINTS/INFORMATION ABOUT CTET, JULY 2019

CTET exam is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice in a year. However, as per media reports, the teacher eligibility test will now be conducted only once a year. The main purpose of conducting the CTET exam is to provide qualified and quality teacher quality teachers in government schools. For those students, who want to serve a teacher in their future, this exam is the first ladder they have to climb.

SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION 

THE SCHEDULE OF CTET- JULY-2019 IS GIVEN BELOW: 
(The Paper-ll will be held in the morning session and Paper-I in the evening session) 

PAPER              TIMING                                   DURATION 
PAPER-I         09.30 AM TO 12.00 PM              2.30 HOURS
PAPER -II       02.00 PM TO 04.30 PM               2.30 HOURS 



STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF CTET 

All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be most appropriate. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking. 
There will be two papers of CTET. 
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V. 
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).


Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours 
Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I) 
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
Total-  150 MCQs - 150 Marks 

Nature and standard of questions: 

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning are relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning. 
  • •The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. 
  • •The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. 
  • •Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page. 
  • •Opt two languages in which you wish to appear for CTET: List of languages and code are as follows:

Language      Code no
English             01
Hindi                02
Assamese         03
Bengali             04
Garo                 05
Gujarati             06
Kannada           07
Khasi                08
Malayalam       09
Manipuri          10
Marathi            11
Mizo                12
Nepali              13
Oriya               14
Punjabi            15
Sanskrit           16
Tamil               17
Telugu             18
Tibetan            19
Urdu                20

The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the NCERT. 
 The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I-IV but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.



Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : 

Duration of examination - Two-and-a-half hours 
Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I) 

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
(iv) Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 
(v) Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher - either (IV) or (V) 
Total - 150 MCQs -  150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions: 
•The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs, and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning. 
•The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. •The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. 
•Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page. 
•Opt two languages in which you wish to appear for CTET: List of languages and code are as follows: 

Language      Code no
English             01
Hindi                 02
Assamese        03
Bengali             04
Garo                 05
Gujarati             06
Kannada           07
Khasi                08
Malayalam        09
Manipuri           10
Marathi             11
Mizo                 12
Nepali               13
Oriya                14
Punjabi            15
Sanskrit           16
Tamil                17
Telugu              18
Tibetan             19
Urdu                 20

The Test items in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-Vlll by the NCERT. 
The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.



LANGUAGE OF THE QUESTION PAPER 

Main question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English).


QUALIFYING MARKS AND AWARD OF CTET CERTIFICATE As per NCTE Notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TETexam will be considered as TETpass. 

(a) School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy. 
(b) Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process, however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.



APPLICABILITY

 (i) The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCTof Delhi.
(ii) CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET. 
(iii) Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET. 
(iv) According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools Affiliated to CBSE stands amended to th that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6 March 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate Central/ State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.


VALIDITY PERIOD OF CTET CERTIFICATE:

a)The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
b)There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score. 



ADMIT CARD

The candidates may download Admit Card from CTET official website and appear for the examination at the given Centre. In case of any discrepancy noticed in admit card regarding particulars of a candidate, photograph, and signature or any other information vary from the confirmation page, he/she may immediately contact CTET Unit for necessary corrections. 
In case confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Joint Secretary (CTET), CTET Unit, CBSE between 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from 14-03-2019 to 20-03-2019 along with proof of payment of fee i.e. candidate copy of E-Challan, if payment made through E-Challan for considering his/her candidature for CTET - JULY-2019 examination. 
The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre 90 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Candidate report at the examination centre after 9:30 AM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper-I and candidate report after 2:00 PM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper-II. 
The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.



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