NEW DELHI: Almost 17 lakh candidates took the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) which was held on Sunday in 92 cities across the country, with female candidates outnumbering their male counterparts. As the exam is over, all the candidates who appeared for the CTET exam are now waiting for the release of CTET answer key 2018. The answer key are expected to be released anytime soon on the website of the exam – www.ctetnic.in.
The examination to select teachers is making a comeback after two years.
The government had put the test on hold for so long as the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) was revising the guidelines for the examination, which is held for addressing the shortage of qualified teachers in the country.
The test was earlier scheduled for September this year with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) then saying that the test will be conducted only in Hindi, Sanskrit, and English.
As this would have put candidates in southern part of India to a disadvantage, the decision was finally withdrawn by the CBSE.
There were 9,78,818 female candidates, 7,12,071 male candidates, 33,107 aspirants had disabilities, while 199 were transgender.
From this year, the CBSE will also provide CTET mark sheets and eligibility certificates to successful candidates in the digital format in a “DigiLocker” account, which would have encrypted QR code for security.
The DigiLocker account credentials will be conveyed to the successful candidates on their mobile numbers. This will make it easy to authenticate documents and save candidates from carrying physical documents.