The CTET July 2022 notification is anticipated to be released this week. Over 20 lakh pupils apply each year for the teacher eligibility test. 6.65 lakh applicants out of the over 27.73 lakh who registered for the exam passed CTET2021. 2,20,069 candidates and 4,45,467 candidates, respectively, passed papers I and II.
The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2022 will be administered online, just like it was last year, but there will be some changes that prospective teachers should be aware of. Here is a list of the modifications that will be made to this year’s tests before the notification is released:
Validity of Certificate: After passing the CTET once, candidates may look for employment as teachers at any time during their lives. Now, anyone can take the CTET at any time in their lifetime. However, CTET certification is only given to individuals who pass the test, and on average, about 50% of applicants succeed. Before, a certificate’s validity lasted for seven years, after which time applicants had to retake the exam.
Exam Mode: The CTET 2022 will once again be delivered online. However, CBSE is likely to continue with the online mode because it said that the “online mode is likely to motivate futuristic teachers to become computer literate and also prevent the wastage of paper on account of printing of question papers and OMR sheets.” In the first-ever online CTET, many candidates had to deal with technical issues, and exams had to be cancelled during one of the many shifts.
Curriculum: The CBSE modified the curriculum last year to align with the online tests, and this year is likely to be the same. The purpose of the modification in curriculum, according to CBSE, was to introduce better exam material in terms of substance and pedagogy. Thus, a revised syllabus will aid in evaluating candidates’ subject-matter teaching comprehension, their understanding of pedagogic content, the subject’s relevance to the school curriculum, questions regarding the planning of teaching-learning experiences, and assessment methodologies particular to the concept. The announcement will come with the curriculum.
The CTET is for candidates who want to teach in grades 1 through 8. Those who pass paper 1 can instruct students in grades 1 through 6, while those who pass paper 2 can instruct them in grades 6 through 8.
30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from child development and pedagogy, language I and II, mathematics, and environmental studies are included in Paper I. Paper II contains 60 MCQs from either mathematics and science or social studies/sciences, as well as 30 MCQs from each of child development and pedagogy, language I and II.
For each paper, there are 150 MCQs altogether. Candidates would have to select two distinct languages for the language exams. Twenty languages, including Hindi and English, will be used to administer the test. The new National Education Policy (NEP), which supports teaching in the mother tongue, is in line with the conduct of tests in regional languages. The NEP also implies that individuals who pass the TET will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the local tongue through a presentation or an interview.
Candidates must receive at least 60% in order to pass the CTET. According to the guidelines, the minimum passing score for OBC, SC, and ST categories is 55%.