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

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - EDUCATION - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent chdlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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