BREAKING: CTET exam in 20 languages; know exam date and more

New Delhi: The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will now be held in 20 different languages, including Tamil, informed Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Announcing the development through a tweet, Javadekar said, “The CTET examination will be conducted in all Indian languages as was being conducted earlier. I have already directed the CBSE to conduct examination in all the 20 languages.”

In another tweet, he said: “The CTET examination will be held in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Malyalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu.”

It is worth mentioning that DMK leader Kanimozhi had earlier condemned the decision of CBSE — retracted now — of dropping Tamil along with many other languages in which the exam is to be conducted, IANS reported.

“The decision to drop Tamil and 16 other regional languages from CTET is highly condemnable and strikes at the root of federalism. Students of CBSE whose mother tongue is Tamil will be put to a great disadvantage without teachers.

“Students are forced to study Hindi and Sanskrit instead of their mother tongue. This will lead to another language struggle throughout the country. This is another of BJP’s efforts to make a Hindi-Hindu Hindustan,” she wrote.

The decision to drop Tamil & 16 other regional languages from Central Teacher Eligibility Test is highly condemnable and strikes at the root of federalism. Students of CBSE whose mother tongue is Tamil will be put to a great disadvantage without teachers..
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The notification for CTET has already been released and candidates can apply for the exam online between June 22 and July 17. The test will be held on September 16.

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