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Education and Career

Less than one per cent of candidates clear CTET

Wednesday, 2 January 2013
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New Delhi, January 02:

In a reflection of the quality of teachers passing out of teacher training institutes, less than one per cent of the candidates could manage to clear the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) held last year.

The CTET was introduced in 2011 by the HRD ministry to improve the quality of teaching in schools after enactment of the Right to Education Act.

According to sources, the results of the examination held in November last year were worse than that of the previous test when the pass percentage stood at about seven per cent.

The results of the test held in November and conducted by CBSE, was declared on December 27, 2012.

About 7.95 lakh candidates sat for the test, of whom less than one per cent cleared it. Those who managed to pass could barely score the passing marks.

In paper one, 2,71,348 appeared, of whom only 2481 passed while in paper two, 5,24,430 appeared for the exam and only 2368 of them could make it, sources said.

They said knowledge of English, mathematics and environmental science was found lacking.

CTET certification has been made mandatory to become a teacher for classes I to VIII in any central government school, while CBSE-affiliated schools can either recruit teachers based on CTET or the respective test conducted by states.

The results, sources said, reflects that much more needs to be done to improve the standard of teacher training institutes in the country to meet the growing requirement of teachers in the coming years.

Several states are already confronted with a daunting task of meeting infrastructure and teaching requirements as per RTE standards.

HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju has already ruled out extension of the deadline for enforcing the RTE Act beyond March 2013 as several states are yet to achieve the standards.

--PTI

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