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CTET

About Exam

Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, conducts Central Teacher Eligibility test (CTET) as per Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. CTET exam is conducted via Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) two times in a year. But, as per news reports, the teacher eligibility test will now be conducted only once a year.

There are CTET test papers in the examination, that is:

  • Paper-I
  • Paper-II

Applicants who want to teach classes I-V have to give Paper-I & Paper-II needs to be given by aspirants who want to be eligible to teach classes VI to VIII. The CTET examination pattern is such that aspirants want to try Multiple Choice Questions.

Eligibility

There are some eligibility criteria that you need to know before applying for the exam of CTET 2018:-

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must be minimum 18 years of age.
  • At least 45% marks in the higher secondary exam are required.
  • 2-year Diploma in elementary education with minimum 45-50% marks is compulsory.

Application Fees

For the exam of CTET, Application fees with there categories are given below:


Category
 Paper 1 
Paper 1 and Paper 2
General Category
 Rs. 600
Rs. 1000
OBC Category 
 Rs. 600
Rs. 1000
SC/ ST Category 
 Rs. 300
Rs. 500
PwD Categor
 Rs. 300
Rs. 500


Application Procedure

This is the application procedure to apply for the CTET exam:-

  • Visit the Official Website of CTET.
  • On the official website, the link "Application of CTET" will be given. Click on the link.
  • The candidate has to click the "Apply Online" link after which the application form will open up.
  • Enter the details carefully, and check whether you have filled the mandatory fields.
  • Upload the digital signature and photograph of the required size. Keep the digital photo and signature ready in advance with the required size.
  • Submit the application fee by e-challan or debit/credit card.
  • After submitting the CTET Application fee, submit the application form.
  • Download the fee slip and application form for future reference.

Exam Pattern

The information about exam patterns for the exam of CTET is given here:

Paper 1Primary stage Duration of exam: 2.5 hours 

The applicant who is applying for paper 1 needs to know about its exam pattern. that are given below:

Paper 
MCQ
Marks
Child development and Pedagogy
30
30
Language 1
30
30
Language 2    
30
30
Mathematics 
30
30
Environmental studies
30
30


  • The test items in Language 1 would be focusing on proficiencies relating to the medium of instruction.
  • The Language 2 would be focusing on the various elements of a language, communication and comprehension capabilities.
  • Language 1 and 2 are separate papers.
  • The choice is available to a candidate to select Language 1 and 2 among a list of options available as per his proficiency in the same.
  • The test items in Maths and Environmental studies would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.
  • The questions in stage 1 would be based on topics from NCERT Syllabus for Grades 1 to 5, but their difficulty stage would be up to the secondary stage.


Paper 2: Grades VI-VIII Elementary stage: 2.5 hours

The applicant who has passed for primary are eligible for paper 2 need to know about its exam pattern. that are given below:

Paper
MCQ
Marks
Child development and Pedagogy
30
30
Language 1
30
30
Language 2
30
30
(a) Mathematics and Science teacher
60
60
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science
60
60
(c) For any teacher (a) or (b)
60
60


  • The test items in Language 1 would be focusing on proficiencies relating to the medium of instruction. The Language 2 would be focusing on the various elements of a language, communication and comprehension capabilities. Language 1 and 2 are separate papers.
  • The choice is available to a candidate to select Language 1 and 2 among a list of options available as per his proficiency in the same.
  • The test items in Maths and Science and Social studies/science would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.
  • The questions in stage 2 would be based on topics from NCERT Syllabus for Grades 6 to 8, but their difficulty stage would be up to the secondary stage.

Study Material

Here are the names of some reference books for the exam of CTET:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy (Arihant Publications)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (R.S Aggarwal)
  • Environmental Studies (Wiley Publications)
  • English Language (Pearson Publication)
  • Hindi Language (Arihant Publications)
  • Social Studies (Disha Publications Guide)

Test Centres

Here are some exam centers for CTET:

  • Union Territories (U.T)/ NCT - Port Blair, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Kavaratti, Puducherry 
  • Andhra Pradesh - Guntur, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal
  • North East - Itanagar, Guwahati, Silchar, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Gangtok, Agartala
  • Bihar - Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna
  • Chhattisgarh - Raipur 
  • Goa - Panaji
  • Gujarat- Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara
  • Haryana - Faridabad, Hisar, Kurukshetra
  • Himachal Pradesh - Hamirpur, Shimla
  • Jammu & Kashmir - Jammu, Srinagar
  • Jharkhand - Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi 
  • Karnataka - Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore
  • Kerala - Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum
  • Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore
  • Maharashtra - Amravati, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Thane
  • Orissa - Bhubaneswar, Rourkela
  • Punjab - Bathinda, Jalandhar
  • Rajasthan - Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur 
  • Tamil Nadu - Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
  • Uttarakhand - Dehradun, Haldwani, Pantnagar, Roorkee
  • Uttar Pradesh - Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
  • West Bengal - Durgapur, Kolkata, Siligur

FAQs

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to the exam of CTET are as follows:

Q. What is the role of a CTET Exam?

Ans: The candidates who wish to teach in the Central Government Schools in India has to compulsorily appear for the exam. Just Qualifying the exam does not guarantee this job to the candidate.

Q: Who conducts CTET?

Ans: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET exam.

Q. What is the mode of conduct for CTET Exam?

Ans: CTET will be conducted in Online mode from now.

Q. How to apply for CTET exam?

Ans: The candidate has to apply for the Online Application of CTET at its official website.

Q: What is the official website of CTET?

Ans: http://ctet.nic.in/.

Q. What is the CTET online registration form duration window?

Ans: The duration of CTET Online registration exam is usually one month.

Q. Is there any restriction on the number of attempts of the CTET Exam?

Ans: No, the candidate can give this exam as many times as he/she wishes. It can also be given again just to improve your score.

Q: What is the validity for CTET Certificate?

Ans: The Validity Period of CTET certificate will be 7 years from the date of declaration. This validity is for all category.

Q: What is the minimum age limit for CTET?

Ans: 18 Years.

Syllabus

Here is the syllabus is given for the exam that the applicant has to complete before giving the exam:-

PAPER 1

This syllabus comes under paper 1:-

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language 1
  • Language 2
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science

PAPER 2

This syllabus comes under paper 2:-

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language I
  • Language – II
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Studies/Social Sciences

Cut-Offs

Last year's exam cut-off is given here with categories for CTET:


Category
Marks
General
80-87
OBC
78-85
SC
 72-80
ST
70-80


Selection Procedure

CTET examination selection procedure is given here:

  • The applicants appearing for CTET will be selected based on their performance in the written examination. According to the CTET selection criteria, the applicant must score a minimum of 60 percent and above in the CTET examination. The CTET written examination will comprise of 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • The applicant who qualifies CTET examination will be eligible for teaching in Central government schools such as KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools and many more.

Documents to be Carried

The documents to be carried for CTET are as follows:

  • Scanned Signature image of size between 1 KB to 25 KB.
  • Scanned candidate's image of size between 4 KB to 100 KB.
  • Class 10th Certificate.
  • Credit/Debit Card for the Payment of the CTET Online Application Fee.

Intakes

Through CTET exam, around 40,000 teachers are recruited across the country in various Central Government Administered Schools.

The Pay Scale of the teachers through CTET is:

  • PGT Pay Scale - Salary of Post Graduate Teachers- Rs. 9,300-34,800 with Grade Pay 4,800
  • TGT Pay Scale - Salary of Trained Graduate Teachers- Rs. 9,300-34,800 with Grade Pay 4,600

Important Dates

For CTET, an applicant must look at the important dates given here:


Events

Important Dates

CTET 2019 notification

February 5, 2019

CTET 2019 registration starts from

February 5, 2019

The application process ends on

March 5, 2019 (5 pm)

Last date to pay the application fees

March 8, 2019

Correction window

March 14 to 20, 2019

Checking of application status
March 25, 2019

A date for the issuance of admit card

Last week of June 2019

Examination date

July 7, 2019

CTET answer key

Fourth week of July 2019

CTET result date

First week of August 2019