The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held once a year instead of conducting it twice a year. CTET is the entrance exam conducted twice a year by CBSE to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for class I to VII.
The CBSE has earlier expressed to the HRD ministry its issue of the overburden of multiple exams which includes JEE-Main for engineering admissions, NEET for medical admissions and class 10th and class 12th exams.
CBSE has recently proposed to conduct the National Eligibility Test once a year instead of conducting it twice a year. The board says that the major competitive examinations in the country are being held once a year.
The officials of CBSE, HRD Ministry and National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) after consultations among them have decided that CTET should be conducted only once a year. The move will create seriousness about the test among the aspirants.
Presently, the CTET is being conducted twice a year in the months of February and September with approximately nine lakh of candidates appearing annually.
CBSE will continue to conduct the NET and CTET until a National Testing Service (NTS) is set up by the government for the conduct all national level exams. NTS will be set up as an independent agency for the conduct of all entrance exams for higher education.
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