The Central Board of Secondary Education has invited applications for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to be held on November 18. Clearing the test is essential for appointment as teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidayalas and schools run by the Union Territory administrations.
There will be two stages for the test: primary (classes 1 to 5) and elementary (classes 6 to 8). Those who have passed senior secondary or Plus Two or equivalent examinations with minimum 50 per cent marks and have a diploma in elementary education or equivalent qualification or are appearing for the diploma examinations may take the primary stage examination. Graduates with a diploma in elementary education or equivalent qualifications or a B.Ed. degree may appear for the elementary stage examination.
Visit www.cbse.nic.in or www.ctet.nic.in for detailed eligibility norms.
Candidates can appear for both primary- and elementary-stage papers, if eligible. There will be no negative marking for the multiple-choice objective-type papers.
The examination fee is Rs. 500 (Rs. 250 those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the physically challenged). For both papers, the fee is Rs. 800 (Rs. 400). The fee may be paid in the form of a demand draft in favour of the Secretary, CBSE, payable in Delhi.
Submit applications online on www.cbse.nic.in or www.ctet.nic.in and take a printout. Affix a passport-size photograph and forward it to the Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education, A-1, Swasthya Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi – 110 092 by registered post to reach there on or before September 7.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, has invited applications for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission to approved management programmes. The test, computer-based now, will be held between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. from September 27 to October 1. Register online till September 2 through www.aicte-cmat.in. One can choose three cities as choice of online examination centre in the order of preference. The centres include Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Puducherry, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai and Delhi.
The AICTE has decided to conduct CMAT twice a year. The result of the test being held now will be declared on October 17.
The printout of the score card will be available till November 17.
Graduates in any discipline or final-year degree students may apply. Allotment will be based on a first come, first served basis. The test fee is Rs. 1,200 (Rs. 600 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the physically challenged). Payment may be made through Net banking, credit or debit card, online challan or cash deposited in any branch of the State Bank of India.
For details, log on to www.aicte-cmat.in. Helpline: (022) 4067 9404.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has invited applications for the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on November 25. The test centres include Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kolkata and Mumbai. Apply on www.gate.iitb.ac.in/ceed2013 till August 31. The application fee for men is Rs. 1,500 (Rs. 750 those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes). Women need not make any payment. CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to the Master of Design (M.Des) programme conducted at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; the IITs, Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati and Kanpur, and Ph.D. programmes in design in some of these institutes.
By July 2013, candidates must have a degree in engineering, architecture, design, interior design or equivalent; a professional diploma in design; a BFA degree; government diploma in art with a year’s professional experience; or a Master’s degree in Arts, Science or Computer Applications.
For details, visit the websites of the IITs.