Teachers have a special respect in our society, because they train the future generation. School teacher has great impact on our lives. I still remember those words of my science teacher about how life and how one must take the lead.
So, how to become a government teacher? What are the qualification, eligibility and procedure to get govt teacher job?
Stay with me for next 5 minutes and you’ll get handful of information about CTET & TET. Before that, lets read about the perks of teaching career.
Benefits of Teaching Career
Compared to cubicle work, teacher job has more diversity in your day. Yes, it can hectic some times. But, a responsible teacher will handle everything smartly.
Most people go for teaching because they love what they studies and want to share their input with tomorrow’s adults.
Coming to perks, below listed are top reasons why you must pursue teaching career.
- Solid paycheck
- Job security (Government teachers)
- Good vacation time
- Share love and passion towards the subject
- Insurance and special allowance
- Pension after retirement
How to Become Government Teacher: Eligibility and Selection Procedure
Depending on the level you’d like to teach, you need graduation with teacher training to get government teacher job.
Central and state government will held teacher eligibility test by which you can easily get placed as government school teacher.
Difference between PRT (primary teacher), TGT (upper primary) and PGT (Inter college).
PRT (Primary Teachers): (1 to 5th level)
After 12th you must get training in BTC, NTT or B.L.Ed to appear for CTET or TET. Once you clear TET or CTET you’ll have 5-7 years validity certificate.
To CBSE schools you must have CTET, for state syllabus schools you must have TET.
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TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) (6 to 10th Level)
After completing graduation in any stream you must complete B.Ed course. After B.Ed you’ll be eligible to appear for CTET or TET entrance exams.
PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) (11 and 12th Level)
Post graduation from any field will be eligible for this job profile. However, some institute or state governments may ask for B.Ed. You must check the notification.
CTET or TET to Get Government Teacher Job
It is mandatory to clear Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by Central or State Government to get government school teacher job.
After checking previous year pass percentage we can include CTET as one among the toughest exams in India. Only, 13 % percent people cleared CTET in 2016.
To teach CBSE syllabus in reputed schools, it’s compulsory to have CTET (in few schools). These certificates are valid for about 7 years. You can get placed before that.
Both CTET and TET have 2 papers, Paper – 1 and Paper – 2.
Paper – 1 is for those who would like to teach for class -1th to 5th
Paper – 2 test is for those who would like to teach for class 6th – 10th
Eligibility and age limit to appear for CTET and TET are given below.
|Class 1 to 5
|Class 6th to 10th
|Graduate from any stream
Age limit for TET is 18 years to 35 years. Reservation for SC/ST candidates upto 5 years
Fortunately, there is no age limit for CTET.
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Exam fee for CTET and TET
You must check the official notification release by Central and State Government.
Approximately fee for paper – 1 will be 700 INR and 1200 INR for both papers. SC/ST candidates can avail the benefit of paying half of the amount (you need to submit the SC/ST certificate while applying).
You can apply for both Paper-1 and Paper-2 at the same time. Though you may write two papers at the same time, 1-2 hours time will be available between two papers.
CTET is conducted by CBSE board, whereas TET is conducted by state government.
CTET and TET Paper -1 EXAM PATTERN
For Class 1st to 5th Level.
Pattern we will be nearly same for CTET and TET. It’s a objective paper, where you’ll have 150 questions that need to be completed in 150 minutes.
|Language – 1
CTET and TET Paper – 2 EXAM PATTERN
For Class 6th to 10th.
|Language – 1
|Mathematics & Science (or)
Note: For Social teacher you must opt for social studies and mathematics (science) for Science teacher.
You’ve no negative marks and you have got 1 minute for every objective (multiple) question to answer.
What is Pass Marks for CTET and TET?
- Qualifying marks is about 90 marks (60 percent) for general category.
- SC/ST candidates passing marks is 83 marks and about 55 percent.
It is now offline test may be in coming years these entrance tests can be held online.
You can apply for CTET and TET test online. Check the official notification of respective boards.
How to Apply for Government Teacher Job?
After qualifying for CTET/TET entrance test, you’ll be provided with certificate of eligibility to teach for primary or upper primary classes.
According to notification released by authorities for the annual year, you need to check if you’re eligible or not.
Basic qualification needed Diploma in Education (D.Ed.), Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) or Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.).
Procedure to become teacher in central and state government may be different.
In Kendriya Vidyalaya, you’ll have to appear for practical exam depending on the level you’re about to teach. i.e. for KVS PRT, KVS TGT & PRT PGT.
After clearing the written exam you’ll be promoted to interview round where the selection will be done on merit base.
Selection procedure may vary depending on state and central governments.
Teaching Opportunities After Completing CTET
You cleared CTET or TET, what’s next?
How to get a job after CTET or TET?
You’ve two options, go for private sector schools or wait for government offer.
After spending 15-18 years studying, am sure you’re looking for a job/income. So, it’s best to join a private school and apply for government schools when the notification is released.
What’s the use of joining a private school, after having CTET or TET?
Many private or corporate schools give priority to candidates with CTET/TET qualification over others. Also, you can expect good salary.
Few private schools are paying no less than government schools. However, you can never compare the long term benefit of government school teacher.
Below listed are opportunities for candidates after clearing CTET or TET
- Kendriya vidyalaya
- Army school
- Navodaya vidyalaya
- State sponsored schools
- Corporate/Private school
To become a government teacher in India you must appear for CTET or TET (Paper-1 or Paper -2). With graduation + B.Ed you can apply for Paper – 2 and for Paper -1 you must have 12+ Diploma in Education.
After qualifying objective exam you can apply for private school or government school. Wait for the notification released by state or central government and apply. A written exam and personal interview will be conducted and on merit base you’ll be selected for teaching in government schools.