The National Council for Teacher Education (NCET) is looking at making the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) easier so that more candidates are successful and rapidly increasing vacancies across states can be filled. As per reports, CTET may become easier for school teaching aspirants from the year 2016.
In 2015, only a few school teaching aspirants cleared the mandatory test. The overall pass percentage of the aspiring teachers who appeared for the CTET in September 2015 was a mere 17.48%. The pass percentage was even lower for the last CTET held in February 2015 (12.18%).
NCTE chairman Professor Santosh Panda said the council is all set to begin deliberations for a complete revamp and amendment of the test. It is a matter of concern that lesser number of candidates are passing the exam. Some of the questions were found to be tough or beyond curricula. Worried by these statistics, the National Council for Teacher Education is planning to make the exam easier so as to bridge the growing demand for qualified teachers in India.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the official exam dates for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2016. CBSE CTET 2016 exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 21 and the CTET EXAM II is scheduled for September 18.