With merely 13, 428 candidates out of a total of 7.50 lakh aspirants clearing the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET ) 2014, conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), education in India is witnessing a phase which requires immediate attention, reports a newspaper.
A total of 8.26 lakh aspirants had registered for the test out of which only 7.50 lakh had appeared for the test. 13,428 of which managed to clear the test. The test consisted of two papers. Paper I for candidates who wish to teach students from Class I to V and Paper II for aspirants who wish to teach Classes VI to VIII.
The multiple choice question paper that did not deduct marks in case of a wrong answer was set with an objective of analyzing the candidates’ English, mathematics and environmental science knowledge. Although the result is an improvement as compared to last year’s when 99 per cent of the candidates had failed the exam. CBSE informed that due to the dismal results, this time the duration of the test had been increased; also the difficulty level had been worked upon.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry had brought CTET into existence in the year 2011 after the enactment of the Right to Education Act. This step was taken to improvise the quality of teaching across the nation. CTET certification has been made mandatory to become a teacher for classes I to VIII in any central government school.
The Delhi government too has decided to adopt CTET for recruitment of teachers for government-run and aided schools. The candidates applying for CTET should be B.Ed graduates.