New Delhi, 21 May 2021 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to postpone the upcoming Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) 2021 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country. Despite the speculation that CTET might get postponed, the exam authority is expected to release the CTET July exam notification 2021 soon.
Note: The CTET 2021 exam was expected to be conducted in July 2021.
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CTET July Exam 2021 – Speculation on Postponement
As the current pandemic situation is worsening throughout the country, several institutions and exam agencies have already postponed many important exams. A few of the online, as well as the offline exams that got postponed, are:
- UGC NET 2021
- UPTET 2020
- UPSC IAS 2021 (Prelims)
- DSSSB 2021
- CSIR NET 2021
- KSET 2021
In case the current situation continues to worsen, it is possible for CBSE to postpone or even cancel the July session exam for the year 2021.
CTET July Exam 2021 – What Happened Earlier?
Initially, the 14th Edition of Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) or CTET July 2020 exam was conducted on 31st January 2021. This exam was held for the selection of primary and upper primary teachers, who would then be recruited in KVS/NVS/Misc. schools after the COVID-19 situation would come into control.
The CTET exam, which took place in January 2021, was supposed to be conducted on 4th July 2020. However, the exam was postponed and rescheduled for 31st January 2021 due to a similar surge of COVID cases and nationwide lockdown.
About CTET 2021
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is in charge of conducting the national-level exam, CTET. This exam is held twice a year to select eligible candidates and appoint them as teachers in government or private schools. The CTET eligibility test is conducted in two shifts, for Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Those candidates who wish to become teachers for Primary classes (from Class 1 to Class 5) are required to sit for the CTET Paper 1. Similarly, aspirants who wish to teach the upper primary level students (Class 6 to Class 8) have to sit for the CTET Paper 2 exam. Candidates who qualify for the CTET exams are awarded a CTET Eligibility Certificate, which is an essential document to apply for a teaching job in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, or any other Central Schools.