New Delhi: Over seven lakh candidates, who had appeared for the Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) exam held on September 20, 2015, are dismayed by the delay in the release of the answer key by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
With the news taking round in the media that the results of the CTET Sept 2015 Exam will be declared anytime before October 30, the candidates are further puzzled if the CBSE will declare the answer key or not.
"It is intimidating. The CBSE should at least have some information regarding the release of answer key on its official website. If it is delaying the release because of some reasons, it should inform the candidates accordingly", a candidate said on the condition of anonymity.
Last year the CBSE CTET 2014 exams were held on September 21 and the CBSE had released the answer key on September 30, 2014 - within ten days of the exam.
"This year we appeared for the exam on Septmeber 20, 2015. It is about a month now and we have nothing from the CBSE to know when the answer key will be released", Usha M, a candidate said.
Qualification in CTET or TET (Teacher Eligibility Test ) conducted by states is mandatory for candidates to be appointed as teachers for class I to VIII in government schools. CTET is conducted twice every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.
The validity period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment is seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
A total of 7.5 lakh candidates appeared for the CBSE CTET September 2015 exam held at 959 centres in India and abroad.
More than 1,600 independent observers were deployed by the Board at the examination centres apart from Board's officials at each centre all over the country to ensure smooth and transparent conduct of examination.
Meanwhile, though the CBSE is silent on the exact date of declaration of the results of the CTET Sept 2015 Exam, some media reports are suggesting that the results will be declared on or before October 30, 2015.