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In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE
Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification
dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications
for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII.
It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a
person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools
referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass
the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate
Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a
person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:
- It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in
the recruitment process;
- It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these
institutions to further improve their performance standards;
- It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government
lays special emphasis on teacher quality
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted
the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to
the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.