21 Sep

7.5 lakh students appeared for CTET exam

The eighth edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for appointment of teachers for class 1 to 8, was held across the country on Sunday, with around 7.5 lakh candidates taking up the test, CBSE said.

“The examination was conducted in time and no untoward incident has come to the notice of the Board. The question papers were reported by students to be set as per the syllabus prescribed and was well balanced,” it said in a statement. The test, conducted by CBSE, was held at 959 centres in India and abroad and 7.5 lakh candidates were registered.

More than 1,600 independent observers were deployed by the Board at the examination centres apart from Board’s officials at each centre all over the country to ensure smooth and transparent conduct of examination. The exam consisted of two papers: Paper I for candidates who wish to teach Classes I to V and Paper II for candidates who wish to teach Classes VI to VIII. The questions paper was objective in nature; there were multiple options for every question.

Paper I consisted of 150 MCQs, carrying one mark each. Paper I was segregated into five sub-categories: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies while Paper II  compromised of 150 MCQs, carrying one mark each. The paper was based on Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory), Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher), Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher). The duration of the exam was two and a half hours.

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