CTET July Notification 2022 is expected to release in the coming week this year. Every year more than 20 lakh students are expected to apply for the Teacher Eligibility Test. Out of over 27.73 lakh candidates who appeared for the examination, as many as 6.65 lakh candidates cleared CTET 2021. 4,45,467 candidates cleared Paper I and 2,20,069 cleared Paper II.
like last year Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2022 will also be conducted in online mode but this is not the only change that teaching job aspirants can expect from CTET 2022. Before the release of the notification, here is a list of changes that will be introduced in this year’s examinations –
Certificate Validity: Once cleared CTET candidates can look for job as teacher anytime in their life. CTET will now be eligible for lifetime. CTET certification, however, is awarded only to those who qualify the exam, and on an average around 50% of the candidates clear it. Earlier, the validity was seven years and after completing seven years of obtaining the certificate, candidates had to re-appear for the exam.
Mode of Exam: This year also CTET 2022 will be conducted online. For the first time in CTET online, a large number of candidates faced technical glitches and had to cancel the exam during one of the many shifts, however, CBSE Going ahead with online mode is likely to go ahead as it states that “online mode is likely to motivate future teachers to become computer literate and prevent wastage of paper due to printing of question papers and OMR sheets.”
syllabus: To match the online examinations, CBSE had also changed the syllabus last year, which is likely to be followed this year as well. Announcing the change in the syllabus, CBSE had said, “This has been done with a view to develop better test material in terms of content and pedagogy. Thus a revised syllabus will help in assessing the understanding of the candidates about teaching the subject, questions assessing the pedagogical content knowledge of the candidate, knowledge relevance of the subject in the school curriculum, planning of teaching-learning experiences, and will help in understanding the assessment methods specific to the concept. The syllabus will be released along with the notification.
CTET is conducted for the candidates who want to teach in class 1 to 8. Those who clear Paper 1 can teach in classes 1 to 6, while those who clear Paper 2 can teach in classes 6 to 8.
Paper I consists of 30 MCQs each from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Paper II consists of 30 MCQs each from Child Development & Pedagogy, Language I & II and 60 MCQs from Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/ Science.
The total number of MCQs for each paper is 150. For language papers, candidates have to select two different languages. The exam will be conducted in 20 languages including Hindi and English. Conducting exams in regional languages is in line with the new national education Policy (NEP) which advocates teaching in the mother tongue. The NEP also suggests that those who pass the TET will have to give a demonstration or appear in an interview, and show their knowledge of the local language.
To pass CTET, candidates need to secure at least 60 per cent marks. As per the rules, the passing marks requirement is reduced to 55 per cent for SC, ST and OBC categories.