Only 8% candidates from the tricity crack CTET
A TOTAL OF 26,000 CANDIDATES TOOK THE CTET, CONSISTING OF TWO PAPERS—JBT AND BED TEACHERS
CHANDIGARH: Only 8% candidates of the tricity qualified to the Central Board of Secondary Examination's Central Teacher's Eligibility Test (CTET) 2012, the results of which were declared on Tuesday evening.
A total of 26,000 candidates took the CTET test in the tricity on May 5, which was consisted of two papers: Junior Basic Teacher (JBT), teaching up to Class 5 students and BEd teachers, who teach Classes 6to 8. However the pass percentage for both has been 2.6% and 5.4%, respectively, informed RJ Khanderao, regional director, CBSE,
According to the CBSE, the graph has gone up by nearly 1%. Nearly 20,000 candidates from the tricity had appeared in the first CTET in 2011 and the pass percentage was nearly 6 to 7%.
The successful candidates can apply for the teaching post in the Central government and in Union territories.
However, the teachers in the tricity maintain that clearing CTET is not a cakewalk.
Priyanka Mehta, a young teacher said, "The pass percentage is high, I think this has been set to judge the candidates in a proper way and to see whether they are properly qualified and eligible or not."
The CTET was started in 2011 following RTE guidelines, wherein the National Council for Teachers' Education (NCTE) conducted this test to ensure proper qualification of teachers.