CTET 2021 exam to be conducted in online mode in December

Central Board of Secondary Education has announced a major change in CTET 2021 exam as it will now be held in online mode in December/January.

CTET 2021 exam to be conducted in online mode in December
Richa Kapoor | Jul 30, 2021 - 10:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a notice in which it has declared that CBSE CTET 2021 exam will be held in online mode. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2021 exam will be conducted in December/January. CBSE has also declared that the questions that would be asked in the CTET 2021 exam will be more focussed on assessing conceptual understanding, application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking.

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The CTET 2021 exam which is held twice in a year has been delayed this year due to the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic. The detailed notification for CTET 2021 will be declared soon on the official website.

CTET 2021 Exam Dates



CTET 2021 Short Notice

July 30, 2021

CTET 2021 Detailed Notice

To be released

CTET 2021 Exam


Objective of Change in Type of Questions that will be asked in CTET 2021

The CTET question paper which was earlier developed to assess the factual knowledge of the candidates will now be more analytical and it will be in accordance with the New Education Policy. The questions that will be asked in CBSE CTET 2021 exam will aim at evaluating the candidate’s understanding of teaching the subject, their pedagogic content knowledge, their knowledge relevance of the subject in the school curriculum as well as other spheres such as pedagogic content knowledge.

Those appearing for the CTET 2021 exam will also be assessed on:

  • Planning of teaching-learning experiences

  • Strategies for developing conceptual clarity

  • Usage of teaching-learning aids and assessment methodologies specific to the concept.

Advantages of conducting the CTET 2021 exam in online mode

  • CBSE will conduct the CTET 2021 exam in online mode so as to prepare the futuristic teachers to become more computer literate.

  • Another reason for conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in online mode is to save large amount of paper that is used in the printing of question papers

  • The Online exam of CTET will ensure that the CTET result is announced at the earliest.

Setting up of Facilitation Centres for online CTET Mock Test

CBSE will also set up free facilitation centres in various districts wherein the candidates will get an opportunity to get themselves familiar with the online mock test. This facility will be provided to the candidates free of cost.

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