CTET will be conducted in 20 languages: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi (India) Last Updated at June 19, 2018

on Monday assured that the Central Eligibility Test (CTET) will be conducted in 20 languages, as earlier.

“CTET examination will be conducted in all Indian languages as was being conducted earlier. I have already directed @cbseindia29 to conduct examination in all the 20 languages as was being done earlier,” he tweeted.

“#CTET examination will be held in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kanada, Khasi, Malyalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Tibetan & Urdu @cbseindia29” another tweet said.

Earlier, had taken to the to express her dismay on Tamil and other regional languages being dropped as a medium to conduct the examination in.

“The decision to drop Tamil & 16 other regional languages from Central 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.

Students are forced to study Hindi & Sanskrit instead of their mother tongue. This will lead to another language struggle throughout the country. This is another of BJPs efforts to make a Hindi-Hindu Hindustan,” she tweeted.

The Eligibility Test is an entrance examination for teachers, and is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. The test is conducted by both Central and state governments in  ( PTI )

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