CTET Revised Eligibility Criteria: CTET revised eligibility criteria will be released by CBSE in CTET 2023 official notification. Earlier National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has released a notification stating the revised CTET eligibility criteria for candidates who are pursuing Teacher Training Course(TTC).
According to the notification, the candidates who are pursuing Teacher Training courses will be eligible to apply for CTET Exam. Candidates were confused regarding the term “Pursuing” and its implication or meaning regarding their eligibility for the TET Exams. In response to clarify such confusion the Deputy Director of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi, Rajiv Singh has released a letter with clarification regarding eligibility for appearing in CTET.
CTET Revised Eligibility Criteria
CTET Revised Eligibility Criteria ha been released in CTET 2023 official notification. Earlier, candidates appearing for the final year or semester were considered eligible to apply for CTET. However, after this clarification, now all the candidates who have enrolled themselves in a Teaching Training Course are eligible to appear in CTET Exam. Here we are explaining CTET revised eligibility criteria which are given below :
- CTET revised eligibility criteria has been issued by NCTE
- NCTE ha released revised criteria for candidates who are appearing or pursuing Teacher Training Course(TTC).
- As per NCTE, Candidate who have been admitted and undergoing in any Teacher Training Course(TTC) can be referred as “Pursuing” and they can be eligible to apply for TET Examination.
- Candidate whose appointments are challenged were eligible to appear in TET exam when they are pursuing Teacher Training Course(TTC).
A Supreme Court of India verdict for a case related to “challenged appointment of candidates based on their eligibility” was quoted to come to such a conclusion. The verdict stated that clause 5(ii) of NCTE clearly stated that candidates who are admitted to and pursuing the Teachers Training Course can appear for TET Exams. The Supreme Court of India observed in that verdict that the candidates whose appointment was challenged due to their “pursuing” the Teacher Training Course are indeed eligible for their appointments.
Henceforth, the candidates who are “pursuing” the Teachers Training Course irrespective of the fact whether they have appeared for the Teacher Training Course exam and their result is awaiting, are eligible to apply for CTET Exam.
Not just CTET, candidates applying for any TET Exams are eligible to apply while they are pursuing their respective Teachers Training Courses. However, their eligibility must depend on their compliance with the other eligibility criteria mentioned in the NCTE guidelines for candidates. The candidates must check out the CTET eligibility criteria and all the updates or changes laid down by the NCTE regarding the minimum qualification in due course of time.