As previously announced, the submission for completed online application forms for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be closed at 11:59 PM by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Thus, candidates who wish to apply for the CTET 2019 examination in December, i.e. paper 1 or paper 2 or both, now only have a few hours with them to complete the online application process.
If there is no extension in the closing date by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), then applicants who do not complete the CTET 2019 examination registration process by 11:59 PM today, will not be able to appear for the examination. Despite several requests by the candidates, as of now, there has been no updates from CBSE on its official website, i.e. www.ctet.nic.in in this matter.
Several candidates are expecting the online registration deadline to be extended this time as it has happened several times in the past as well. For instance, for the last Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam, the initial date for closure of registrations was 5th March, but on that day at around 6:00 PM, CBSE announced that the last date for submission of online application form for CTET had been extended by one week to 12th March. Subsequently, on 12th March 2019, the deadline was again extended by two days to 14th March.
This extension of dates had an impact on other dates for the CTET 2019 in July. The initial window for corrections in the application form was between 14th March 2019 to 20th March 2019, but due to the extension of the last date for submission, the correction window was changed from 25th March 2019 to 1st April 2019.
What is the need for an extension?
Various candidates have been vocal on the internet forums and social media regarding the need for extension in the last date. The major reason being shared by the candidates is that there have been various issues being faced by the candidates while filling the application form on the official website due to some technical glitches being faced by the website.
The technical issues faced were mainly due to increased traffic on the website. In order to address the technical glitches, CBSE launched an alternate link for the applicants. As a result, the problem of traffic on the website got resolved, and candidates are facing fewer glitches on the CTET website. Though, a small number of candidates are still complaining about the speed of the website.
As of now, the application form correction window has been scheduled between 27th September 2019 to 3rd October 2019. The admit card for the CTET 2019 will be released around the third week of November while the exam will be held on 8th December 2019, Sunday.
Candidates must try and complete the application process before the scheduled deadline today instead of hoping for an extension from CBSE. If the deadline is extended, the same will be shared by CBSE on the official website.