The online application form for NCET (National Common Entrance Test), which is to be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency), is now Live. Candidates can register themselves on the official websites — nta.ac.in and ncet.samarth.ac.in.
As espoused in the NEP (National Education Policy) 2020, the NCET is set to be conducted for admission into 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) like B.A.-B.Ed/B.Sc-B.Ed/B.Com-B.Ed courses.
Online submission of application forms will be open from 26th June to 19th July 2023 (up to 11:30 pm). The last date for a successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI is 19th July 2023 (up to 11:50 pm). Candidates can correct their particulars from 20th July to 21 July 2023 (up to 11:50 pm).
Drawing from the NEP 2020, the NCET 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Each paper will be divided into 4 sections: Section 1 is the Languages section, Section 2 is the Domain-specific subjects section, Section 3 is the General Test section, and Section 4 is the Teaching Aptitude section.
For Section 1, candidates have to choose 2 languages as Language 1 and Language 2 from a list of 33 languages. Apart from the 13 languages listed earlier as the medium of examination, the 20 other languages that candidates can choose from are Arabic, Bodo, Chinese, Dogri, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Nepali, Persian, Russian, Santhali, Sindhi, Spanish, Tibetan, and Sanskrit.
Each language will have 20 questions, having a total of 40 questions in that section.
Section 2 will have the choice of 26 Domain-specific subjects, namely Accountancy/Bookkeeping, Agriculture, Anthropology, Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry, Business Studies, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Computer Science/Informatics Practices, Economics/Business Economics, Engineering Graphics, Entrepreneurship, Fine Arts/Visual Arts(Sculpture/Painting)/ Commercial Art, Geography/ Geology, History, Home Science, Knowledge Tradition-Practices India, Legal Studies, Mass Media/Mass Communication, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education/National Cadet Corps (NCC)/ Yoga, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, and Sociology.
Candidates will have to choose 3 domain-specific subjects from this list, and each subject will have 25 questions, summing up to a total of 75 questions.
Section 3, or the General Test section will have 25 questions, and Section 4, or the Teaching Aptitude section will have 20 questions. Therefore, the paper will have a total of 160 questions.
The exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT), with the questions being Objective-type in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format.
The syllabus for the General Test section (Section 3) is: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental
Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Logical and Analytical Reasoning.
Language for the Language section (Section 1) is to be tested through Reading Comprehension, Literary Aptitude, and Vocabulary.
The syllabus for the Domain-subjects sections (Section 2) is as per the Class 12 syllabus only.
Candidates may access the list of Central/State Universities/Institutions including IITs, NITs, RIEs, and Government Colleges for the Academic Session 2023-24, and other details, at the official website http://ncet.samarth.ac.in/.