The CBSE had announced that normalization will be applied to derive the CTET results 2022. The candidates who have appeared for the CTET Exams 2021-2022 have been anxious about the effects of the normalization process. Normalization has been an alien concept for CTET candidates till date as this is the first time CBSE will adapt normalization. To help the candidates understand the normalization process, we have discussed all the aspects of normalization and its affect on the CTET results 2022 in the article below.
What is Normalization?
Normalization is a process where differently measured values are brought to a common scale by applying formulas. In the case of examinations conducted in multiple shifts and/or days, normalization possess is applied to fetch fair and normalized results across the multiple shifts and/or days in which the exams have been conducted. No matter how much the exam conducting boards try to set papers with consistency in the difficulty level of the papers, the difficulty level of the papers will differ. The difficulty level of some papers will invariably be easy in comparison to the others. These differences in the difficulty level in various shifts of the paper will have a direct effect on the results of the candidates appearing for the exam.
Why is the Normalization Process Necessary for CTET?
The Central Board of Secondary Education has conducted the Central Teachers Eligibility Test online for the first time in their history of exams. The exams were conducted on various days from 16th December 2021 to 21st January 2022. Thus, CBSE had announced before the commencement of the exam that they will apply the process of normalization to achieve fail and objective results. During the analysis of the CTET exams 2021-2022, it was observed that the difficulty of questions papers on some days was more difficult than the others. Thus, the normalization process has become necessary to provide fair CTET results 2022.
How is Normalization Process Applied?
In the process of normalization, a formula is applied to bring the different variables to a common scale and achieve the desired results. The mot commonly used formula for normalization used in other government conducted exams is mentioned below. The formula might be used by CBSE to calculate the final score of the CTET candidates who appeared in all-shifts of the CTET Exams from 16th December 2021 to 21st January 2022.
How will the Normalization Process affect the Marks of Candidates?
Candidates who have been wondering about the effects of normalization process on their CTET results must know that the normalization process will effect their results collectively. Following are some of the ways the results of the CTET candidates will be affected by the normalization process.
- The candidates who think they have scored less marks on their day of examination might end up scoring higher than expected.
- The candidates who think they have scored higher marks might get lower normalized marks.
- The candidates who appeared for difficult and easier exam days will now obtain normalized marks.
- Candidates would not have to rely on their fate to get fair chance to secure good marks in CTET exam. No matter if their question paper was easy or difficult, the candidates will score normalized and fair marks.
Q. Is CBSE going to apply the normalization process for CTET exam 2021-2022?
A. Yes, CBSE will use a normalization process for CTET Exam.
Q. What are the cut-off marks for CTET Exam?
A. The general category candidates will have to score 60% marks and SC/ST category candidates will have to score 55% marks to qualify in the CTET exam.
Q. What is the validity of the CTET certificate?
A. The CTET certificate is valid for a lifetime.
Q. When will the CTET results be declared by the CBSE?
A. The CTET results are expected to be released soon by the CBSE.
Q. Where can I find the CTET answer key?
A. The CTET answer key has been released by CBSE on their website or candidates can check out the CTET answer key here.