BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
ii). It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
iii). 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 which shall be held on 26.6.2011.
SHORT TITLEThese rules will be called as "Central Teacher Eligibility Test Rules, 2011"(CTET).
ii). "Ministry" means "Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi".
iii). "Board" means "Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi".
iv). "School" for this purpose means any school affiliated with CBSE.
v). "CTET" means "Central Teacher Eligibility Test".
vi). "Qualifying Examination" means "Examination on the result of which the candidate becomes eligible to apply for admission to Central Teacher Eligibility Test".
vii). "Rules" means "The rules specified by the Central Board of Secondary Education for the conduct of CTET under the directive of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi.".
viii). "Scheduled Castes" means "Scheduled Castes as specified and laid down by the Government of India".
ix)"Scheduled Tribes"means "Scheduled Tribes as specified and laid down by the Government of India".
x). "Other Backward Classes (OBCs)" means "Other Backward Classes as specified and laid down by the Government of India or by the respective States/UTs as the case may be".
xi). "Differently abled persons" means "Differently abled persons as specified and laid down by the Government of India or the respective States/UTs, as the case may be".
ii). CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
iii). Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
Frequency of conduct of CTET and validity period of CTET certificate: