CTET Normalization Process 2023: CTET Normalization Process was earlier implemented by the CBSE board while preparing the CTET Result when it was conducted online. However, as the CTET Exam 2023 became offline, there is no requirement to implement CTET Normalization Process. However, there is no official notification by CBSE if the CTET Normalization Process will be implemented this year or not. Hence read the following article thoroughly to understand the CTET Normalization Process and its intricacies.
CTET Exams 2023 went online and was conducted for over a month, the CBSE had announced before the commencement of CTET Exams 2023 in their notice that the CTET score may be calculated by the normalization process. However, since the day CTET results will be released soon, candidates have been enquiring if the normalization process was actually implemented or not.
CTET Result 2023
The CTET Exam Result 2023 will be released by CBSE soon on the official website. As the CTET Exam 2023 for Paper I and Paper II was successfully conducted on 20 August 2023. The candidates can expect the announcement of the CTET Result 2023 in the early weeks of September 2023. In this article, we will discuss all the pertinent information and issues related to the CTET Result 2023 and the normalization process
CTET Normalization 2023
CBSE implemented the normalization process for CTET score calculation when it went online in the year 2021. The Board said this step was taken to ensure fairness in the score calculation process as this was also the first time CBSE has adopted CBT mode (online) to conduct the CTET exam.
As the CTET test was held on different dates, many factors like the difficulty of the CTET Exam, and the number of candidates appearing had to be taken into account. Thus, to ensure fair checking, CTET results are calculated via Normalized mode. Now lets check out what is normalization process why it was necessary for CTET Exam when it was conducted in online mode and if it is necessary for offline CTET exams.
What is normalization?
Normalization is a process where values that are measured on different scales are adjusted to fetch rationalized results. This process is supposed to be adopted by the CBSE to fetch normalized results for the candidates appearing in CTET Online Exam.
With the normalization process, it becomes easier and more adequate to evaluate the performance of the candidates appearing for the exam on a similar basis on a balanced parameter. The difficulty level of each shift of the exam is considered and then a formula is applied to calculate the results for the same. The normalization is already adopted by other government exams like SSC for the same purpose.
Why was normalization expected in CTET Exam 2023?
As the CTET exam was conducted from 28th December 2022 to 7th February 2023 in online mode. Every day, there were different sets of questions presented to the candidates. Thus, it could be said that the difficulty level of every question paper could have been invariably different from the other. Though CBSE had stated in their official notice that the difficulty level and the coverage of the syllabus for questions of CTET exam paper would be comparative same. However, to further ensure the fairness of the CTET exam the normalization of scores CTET Normalisation process was introduced.
How does the Normalization affect the score of the candidates?
The normalization process ensures that the candidates are evaluated on a balanced parameter to ensure fairness towards the candidates. However, the questions remain, how can the normalization process affect the scores of the candidates?
Suppose, the difficulty level of Paper-II on a day is moderate to difficult (Let’s call it Set-A), whereas, the difficulty level of Paper-II on another day is easy to moderate (let’s call it Set-B). Let’s say the average score of candidates appearing for Set-A was 105 out of 150 total marks and the for Set-B it was 125 out of 150 total marks.
This huge gap in scores is the result of different difficulty levels. Under the normalization process, a formula will be used to calculate the scores. In the formula, the marks scored by the candidates and the actual number of valid questions in the various sets are taken as inputs.
This way the candidates do not have to rely on their fate of appearing for a hard or an easy question paper set. Hence, the score of the candidates will not be affected by the difficulty level of a particular set.
Will CTET Normalization Process be Implemented in CTET Exam 2023?
As the CTET Exam 2023 again went back offline and was conducted on a single day, there is no need for the CTET Normalization Process to be implemented. CBSE accommodated all the appearing candidates on a single day. CTET Paper I 2023 was conducted in the first shift and CTET Paper II was conducted in the second shift. Therefore, the CTET Paper I was conducted in a single shift so was the CTET Paper II. Hence, there is no need for CTET Normalization Process.