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Is CTET Compulsory for TGT, PGT, KVS, Nursery Teachers?

CTET Exam: CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is a national level teaching eligibility test which is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). If you want to teach in government schools, Is CTET is compulsory for that. This is a big question that comes to our mind regarding the Teachers’ Eligibility Test. Let’s Come to the point, for the post of PGT (Post Graduate Teacher), CTET is not mandatory in any govt exam like DSSSB. KVS & NVS etc. CTET exam is mainly for primary teacher (PRT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Post. According to the recent development, the validity of the CTET Exam certificate is a lifetime period. Its means once you clear the CTET Exam and you will be eligible for the lifetime to appear in any govt teaching exam.

Highlights Of PRT, TGT & PGT

Teaching Posts PRT, TGT, PGT
PRT Full Form  Primary Teacher
TGT Full Form  Trained Graduate Teacher
PGT Full Form Post Graduate Teacher
Teaching Class for PRT  Class 1-V
Teaching Class for TGT Class V1-VIII
Teaching Class for PGT  Class IX-XII

Eligibility Criteria For TGT, PGT, PRT & Nursery Teacher

The detailed Eligibility Criteria which includes mainly the educational qualification and age limit which will be given below.

Post Wise Qualification

PGT

  • A Master’s Degree from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University in the concerned subject.
  • B.Ed. from a recognized university

TGT

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with at least 45% marks from a recognized University in the concerned subject.
  • B.Ed. from a recognized university
  • Pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

PRT

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-years Diploma in elementary education
  • Pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

 Nursery

  • Senior Secondary School (Class Twelve) certificate or Intermediate or its equivalent with at least 45% marks from a recognized Board/university
  • Diploma/Certificate in Nursery Teacher Education program for the duration of not less than two years or B.Ed. (Nursery) from a recognized institute
  • Must have passed Hindi at Secondary Level

CTET 2021 Exam Details

As of now, the CTET exam has been conducted offline or in pen and paper mode. However, as per the notice, the examination could be shifted to the Computer-based format. The reason mentioned for this shift is making the new teacher’s computer literate. Another major reason for this step is saving paper wastage that happens when an offline exam was conducted. Not only this, but the board will also set up different facilitation centres across the country to help the candidates with attempting the online mock tests.

CTET 2021: Selection Procedure

The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued a marks statement and Eligibility Certificate. Once you qualify for the CTET exam, you are eligible to apply for the primary teachers & TGT Exam. You can also apply for the State level recruitment exam as well

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