New CET Declared for Integrated Teachers Education Programme: National Testing Agency

National Testing Agency

The Supreme Court issued a recent ruling barring teachers with a B.Ed degree from teaching in primary schools. This decision coincides with the introduction of the Integrated Teachers Education Program (ITEP) by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), aimed at aligning primary teacher training with the National Education Policy 2020.

ITEP is a four-year course accessible to students who have completed their 12th grade. It consists of two primary components: the School Specific Stage and the Individual Discipline.

Prospective students interested in the four-year ITEP course can apply through the National Common Entrance Test (NCET) 2024. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is presently accepting applications for the exam, and applicants can register on the official website before April 30. Corrections to application forms will be permitted from May 2 to May 5. The exam city slip will be issued in the second week of May, with the entrance examination scheduled for June 12.

The NTA will administer the entrance exam for NCET 2024. The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode (CBT) across 178 cities nationwide. The question paper will be available in English and various regional languages, including Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Oriya, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese and Hindi respectively.

Students who have finished the 12th grade can apply to the four-year Integrated Teachers Education Program (ITEP). In the past, students often needed three years to graduate and another two years to earn a B.Ed. But today, ITEP provides the chance to complete an equivalent B.Ed. degree in just four years. Furthermore, passing the ITEP makes one eligible to work as a certified primary teacher.
Please visit the official websites at and for further information about eligibility, exam pattern, selection process, and other questions.

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