HRD Directs CBSE to Conduct CTET 2018 Exam in 20 Languages

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has got instructions from Prakash Javadekar , the Human Resource Department (HRD) Minister, to organize the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018 exam in all 20 languages. Earlier, this eligibility test was conducted only in Hindi, English and Sanskrit, but presently, the test needs to be conducted in different languages to make aspirants comfortable.

The CTET exam for 2018 was scheduled to be conducted on September 16th. The board might ask permission from the High Court to conduct the CTET 2018 examination late.

The Delhi High Court asked the CBSE board to conduct the examination in four months in April 2018 and consequently, the CBSE had issued a notification on May 31st, but a controversy was created due to this notification, especially in Tamil Nadu by saying that Hindi and Sanskrit languages are imposed over the regional languages.

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However, to make the exam process faster, CBSE had decided to conduct the first phase of exam in three languages and consequently, the second phase would have been in the remaining languages. In this regard, Prakash Javadekar tweeted, “I have already directed CBSE to conduct examination in all 20 languages as was being done earlier”.

The CTET exam is a mandatory test for getting appointment in the Kendriya Vidyalayas and private institutions affiliated to the CBSE. However, this test is designed with two papers- one for the classes 1 to 5 and the other for teaching classes 6 to 8. The test comprises two compulsory language sections and the first section is to decide proficiency in the chosen medium of instruction and the second one is designed to measure communication and comprehension. However, at present the question is raised that “If teachers are not allowed to write in these languages, how will they teach students?” added by the educationist Prince Gajendra Babu.

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