CBSE laxity leaves more than five lakh aspiring teachers in a fix

The compulsory Central Teachers Eligibility Test which was earlier held twice every year, has not been held for 14 months.

Published: 09th December 2017 11:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2017 11:38 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The laxity of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) in conducting the compulsory Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) has put more than five lakh aspiring teachers in a fix.

Due to the delay, the students are facing problems in getting a teaching job in government schools such as the Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navaodya schools and government aided schools. The Test, which was earlier held twice every year, has not been held for 14 months.

The CTET was introduced in the year 2011 for primary and secondary school teachers and every student who aspires to become a teacher has to pass it.

“I did my Bachelor in Education course last year. I am still waiting for the exam. Many Kendriya Vidyalaya schools are recruiting, but I could not apply as I have not passed the exam. It has been more than one year, but the authority has not conducted the exam, because of which we are suffering. Our education and career are going into a bin,” said Sangeeta Sehrawat, who completed her education from Delhi University.

The last exam was held in September 2016. Around 6.5 lakh aspirants appeared for it.

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