Central Teacher Eligibility Test and Norms for Teacher Qualifications
Norms for Teacher Qualifications for appointment as a
teacher in classes I to VIII under the Right of Children to Free and
Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 and conduct of Central Teacher
Eligibility Test 2011 by the CBSE.
In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of
the RTE Act-2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had
vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 laid down the minimum
qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in
classes I to VIII. A copy of the said notification is available on the official
website of the NCTE www.ncte-india.org and at www.education.nic.in.
The NCTE Notification dated 23.08.2010 inter-alia provided that one
of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as
a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the
RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which
will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the
Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
Therefore, all the appointments of teachers in classes I to VIII in the
schools affiliated or to be affiliated with the CBSE are to be made in
accordance with the minimum qualifications notified by the NCTE.
Now, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of
India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher
Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
This CTET shall apply to the schools affiliated or to be affiliated with the
CBSE in the following manner:-
(i) CTET conducted by the CBSE is applicable to the schools of the
Central Government (KVS, NVS, and Central Tibetan Schools etc.)
and schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh
and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
(ii) Unaided private schools may exercise the option of considering
the CTET conducted by the CBSE or TET conducted by the State
(iii) The schools owned and managed by the State Government/local
bodies and aided schools shall either consider the TET conducted
by the State Government or the CTET conducted by the CBSE.
The first CTET viz CTET 2011 is scheduled to be conducted by the
CBSE on 26th June, 2011 and the details of the CTET 2011 are available on
the CBSE Website www.cbse.nic.in. All the schools/school managements
are advised to take appropriate action accordingly.