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Realize all about CTET, here. Grasp latest updates on CTET from this page. Central Teacher Eligibility Test shortly, CTET is an All India Level Entrance Test conducted by CBSE every year for appointing Primary, Upper Primary Teachers in Central Govt Schools. Explore all information on CTET Exam like Official Notification, Vacancy Details, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern instantly in this page.

About CTET Exam

As per the guidelines issued by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) every year in All-India Level. CTET is conducted to appoint Primary and Upper Primary Teachers (from class I to VIII) in Central Government Schools in India.
 
CTET is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment as Teacher through its Certificate and is the mandatory TET Exam, applicable to Central Government Schools and the schools under the administrative council of UT & Chandigarh, Andaman Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. CTET Exam comprises of two papers namely Paper I, Paper II.
  • CTET Paper I is for primary stage (Class I to V) teachers and
  • CTET Paper II is for elementary Stage (Class VI to VIII) teachers.

CTET Score - Applicability

CTET Score is applicable in
  • Central Government Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Tibetan Schools, etc)
  • Schools under the Administrative Control of UT of Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT of Delhi.
  • Unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/ local bodies and aided schools (also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET)

Validity Period of CTET Certificate

CTET qualifying certificate validity period for appointment is seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of attempts for CTET Exam. Those who has qualified in CTET Exam may also appear again for improving his/ her score.

Eligibility Criteria for CTET Exam

Age Limit:- Minimum age required to apply for CTET Exam is 18 years. There is no upper age limit for CTET Exam.

Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Primary Stage Teacher for Classes I to V are:
  • Minimum 50% marks in Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) (OR) Graduation and
  • passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma / 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education.
Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Elementary Stage Teacher for Classes VI to VIII are:
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (OR)
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) / B.Ed. (Special Education) (OR)
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard (OR)
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) (OR)
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

How to Apply for CTET Exam

After official announcement of CTET Examination, Candidates have to apply for CTET for Paper I (or) Paper II (or) for Both Papers I and II through Online mode only, using the official link granted below.

Apply for CTET Exam

Application Fees for CTET Examination

CATEGORY Fees For Paper – I or Paper – II  Fees for Paper – I & II
General/ OBC Rs. 600/-  Rs. 1000/-
SC/ ST/ Diff. Abled Rs. 300/- Rs. 500/-
 

CTET Admit Card

CTET Paper I and Paper II Admit cards are available on 10-15 days before the examination in online mode only. You need to download and print CTET Exam admit card from the below given link. You have to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the CTET Exam centre along with the original identification card such as Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License.

Download your CTET admit card  

CTET Exam Structure

CTET Examination will be conducted in offline mode (i.e., Pen and Paper mode). There are two papers in CTET Examination, namely
  • Paper  I - For those who wish to be a teacher for classes I to V (Primary Stage)
  • Paper  II - For those who wish to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage)

A person who wish to be a teacher for both levels (Classes I to V and Classes VI to VIII) will have to attend both the papers (Paper I and Paper II) of CTET Exam. All questions in CTET Paper I and Paper II will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four answers choices from which you have to choose one option. For CTET Paper I and Paper II, there will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions. Total marks allotted for each paper is 150 marks. Total time duration for each paper is Two-and-a-half hours (2.30 hours). Each Question carries one mark and there will be no negative marking. CTET Main question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/ English).

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern  (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage

S.no Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Two-and-a-half hours
2 Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
4 Mathematics 30 MCQs 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30
  Total 150 MCQs 150 marks
 

Nature and standard of questions for CTET Paper I:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

CTET Paper II Exam Pattern  (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

S.no Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
1 Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30  
Two-and-a-half hours
2 Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
4 Mathematics and Science
(for Mathematics and Science teacher)
60 MCQs 60
5 Social Studies/Social Science
(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
60 MCQs 60
  Total 150 MCQs 150 marks

For any other teacher – You have to answer either Subject (IV) or Subject (V) questions.
 

Nature and standard of questions for CTET Paper II:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI - VIII by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

CTET Exam Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II

Subject wise and Topic wise CTET Syllabus is granted clearly for CTET Paper I and II. To score well in CTET in the first attempt, you should know the CTET Syllabus clearly.

Copy of CTET OMR Sheet/ Answer Key

The OMR sheet and the Answer Key of CTET examination will be displayed on CTET official website, that link will be updated in this page. The Answer Key contains the correct answer for all the questions asked in the CTET Examination. From this year, the Candidates can also seek a photocopy of their OMR Sheet of CTET by paying fee of Rs. 500/- per OMR, by way of Demand Draft in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education drawn on any Nationalized Bank and payable at Delhi.

CTET Cut off Marks

The minimum qualifying score for CTET Examination is 60% for both Paper I and Paper II. The CTET Cutoff marks are decided by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). CBSE announces CTET Cutoff marks along with the CTET Result.

CTET Result

CTET 2017 results will be announced by CBSE, expected in the month of December, 2017. Link for checking your CTET result will be updated in this page, immediately. CTET score is valid for SEVEN YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
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