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CTET Results Indicate Poor Pass Percentage of Aspiring School Teachers

In an alarming revelation the results of the competency test conducted for school teachers, declared on December 27 show that 99% of the 7.95 lakh who appeared in the test could not clear the exam.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been showing continuous decline in the pass percentage since its inception in 2011; this time being the lowest at just 1%, in an alarming indictment of the quality of training given to prospective school teachers.

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.

About 9.40 lakh aspirants registered for the test, conducted in November 2012. Some 7.95 lakh finally appeared for the test, of which only 4,849 managed to clear either Paper I or II or both. Clearing Paper I is mandatory for those wishing to teach classes I to V while Paper 2 is for those wishing to teach classes VI to VIII. Aspirants who wish to get certified for classes I to VIII need to clear both the papers.

While the first CTET, conducted in 2011, recorded a pass percentage of around 9%, the figure declined to around 7% in the subsequent test, held on January 2012. Experts are assigning the poor results to the most of aspirants come from Hindi medium whereas the tests are conducted through English medium.

Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has asked CBSE to analyse the results institution wise and provide feed back to BEd institutions in order to allow them make corrections to their teaching and training methodologies.

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