CTET Exam

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam

What is CTET Exam?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is one the entrance exams which is going to be conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for getting teaching jobs in government schools fro Class I to Class VIII.

TET was held for the first time in 2011 which was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve standards in teaching. For teachers already working, they are supposed to clear this entrance exam in two years time.

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated August 23, 2010, and July 29, 2011, laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII.

CBSE has released a notification for the 11th edition of the CTET. CTET is going to be conducted twice a year for teaching positions from class 1 to 8 in central government schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya, Central Tibetan Schools and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya besides schools under the administrative control of the Union Territories.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.

TET is going to be conducted by both Central Govt. and State Govt. in India. Most of the states conduct their own TET. The main aim of the test is conducted in order to fulfil and achieve the goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

The rationale for including the CTET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

CTET would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process
CTET would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards
CTET would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

Note:

Aspirants can apply for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 online by logging on only CTET official website, i.e. www.ctet.nic.in

Last date for submission of online application: August 27, 2018, up to 5:00 PM.

CTET 2018 Application Fee

Category Only Paper-I or Paper-II Both Paper-I and Paper-II
General/OBC Rs. 700/- Rs. 1200/-
SC/ST/Differently Abled Person Rs. 350/- Rs. 600/-

*Once the payment is done, it shall not be refunded or adjusted for the future test under any circumstances.

CTET 2018 Exam Analysis 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted the 11th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) at more than 2100 centres across the country on December 9, 2018. Around 17 lakh candidates appeared for CTET 2018, which is one of the biggest teaching examinations in the country. According to the responses from the test takers, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate. 

The exam was organised in two sessions (paper 1 and paper 2). Candidates who want to teach classes I-V have to appear for paper-I whereas paper-II is for candidates who want to teach classes between VI and VIII. 

The CTET 2018 exam level overall was between moderate and easy as compared to the previous year's paper which was easy. Many questions were asked from the learning and pedagogy topics from the child development section. The questions were moderate in science and mathematics. However, a number of questions came from arithmetic and biology. 

Many test takers felt that the questions were easy to moderate in the social studies and a number of questions were asked from political science and geography. The passages in the English language section were lengthy. However, the Hindi language was easy compared to the previous year. 

CTET Paper 2 Difficulty Level & Good Attempt 

Subject  Difficulty Levels Good Attempt 
Child Development and Pedagogy  Moderate 22-24
Hindi Language  Easy to Moderate 23-26
English Language  Moderate 22-24
Mathematics and Science  Easy to Moderate 43-48
Social Studies/Social Science Moderate 46-52
Overall Moderate 112-120

CTET 2018 Exam Cut-off

For General category, candidates should obtain a minimum 60 per cent marks and are required to attain 90 marks out of 150. For OBC/SC/ST reserved candidates, 55 per cent of marks and 82 marks out of 150 were required. This is an expected cut-off. 

CTET Results 2018

Candidates who have appeared for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination on December 9, 2018, can check their result on the official website of CBSE. Candidates who qualify in the CTET written examination will be allowed to take up teaching profession across schools recognised by the government. 

Around 17 lakh candidates appeared for the CTET examination in two shifts across 92 cities. The pass percentage of CTET 2018 is only 17%. Candidates should score a minimum of 60 percent to qualify in the CTET exam. However, 50 percent is the qualifying requirement for reserved categories. 

  • Primary School: 17%
  • Middle School: 15%

The qualified candidates can access their mark sheet and certificates on Digilocker, which is a cloud-based platform for storage and verification of the certificates and documents. 

CBSE To Conduct CTET 2019 On July 7

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the exam date of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019. According to the official website of CTET, the next examination of CTET will be conducted on July 7, 2019. It also mentioned that the notification will be issued soon.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test is an entrance examination conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year for teaching jobs in the government schools for Class I to VIII. 

The CTET entrance exam consists of two papers and all the questions will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ). CBSE tests the candidates on topics such as child development & pedagogy, mathematics & science and social studies/ social science. Read more about the CTET exam pattern here. 

10 January 2019
CBSE Released The CTET Result 2018

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) results 2018 on its official website. Candidates who have appeared for the CTET 2018 examination on December 9 can visit the official website to check the result. 

According to the sources, a total of 1,78,273 out of 10,73,545 candidates qualified for Primary School Teacher (class 1 to 5). However, a total of 1,26,968 out of 8,75,425 candidates qualified for the CTET Middle School Teacher (class 6 to 8) exam. 

Click here to check the CTET results 2018

Around 17 lakh candidates appeared for the CTET 2018 examination in two shifts across 92 test cities. The pass percentage for Primary school is 17%. However, it is 15% for Middle School.

4 January 2019
CTET Answer Key 2018 Released On The Official Website

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018 answer key. Candidates who have appeared for the CTET 2018 examination on December 9, 2018 are advised to visit the official website to access the CTET answer key. 

The test takers have to note that the CTET answer key and the OMS sheet will be available on the official website till December 30, 2018. According to the official sources, CBSE will also provide an option to raise objections against the CTET answer key 2018.

Candidates have to pay INR 1000 per question for challenging the CTET answer key. If the challenge is accepted, the CBSE will notify on the official website and also refund the fee paid through the online mode.

Click here to access CTET answer key 2018

The 11th edition of CTET was conducted on December 9 at around over 2,100 centres spread across the country. Over 17 lakh candidates appeared for the examination.

28 December 2018
CTET 2018 Answer Key To Be Released Soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018 at more than 2100 centres across the country on December 9. Approximately, 17 lakh candidates appeared for CTET 2018 and many test takers believe that the difficulty level of the exam was moderate. 

According to the sources, CBSE will be releasing the CTET 2018 answer key soon on the official website. The exam was organised in two sessions (paper 1 and paper 2). Candidates who want to teach classes I-V have to appear for paper-I whereas paper-II is for candidates who want to teach classes between VI and VIII. Once the answer key for CTET 2018 will be out, candidates can then raise any objections regarding the answers. 

As the CTET 2018 exam is moderate, the expected cut-off score for the general category should obtain a minimum of 60 per cent marks. For OBC/SC/ST reserved candidates, 55 per cent of marks. However, this is an expected cut-off. To read more about the CTET 2018 exam analysis, click here.

10 December 2018
CBSE Released CTET 2018 Admit Card

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the admit cards for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018 examination. The registered candidates can visit the official website to download the admit cards/hall tickets. 

Candidates need to use their registration number and date of birth to download the CTET admit card. The admit card will contain personal and examination details. Aspirants are advised to check the admit card thoroughly, specifically the photograph and the signature. If there is an issue, candidates should contact the respective unit without delay. Know more about the CTET 2018 admit card here. 

Click here to download the CTET 2018 admit card

CTET 2018 exam will take place on December 9, 2018. The examination will be conducted in two shifts. Candidates who wish to teach classes I to V have to appear for paper-I. Paper-II is for the ones who want to teach classes  VI to VIII. Candidates can also appear for both the papers if they desire to teach at both levels.

22 November 2018
CTET Exam To Be Held On December 9

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), which is conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE), is all set to take place on December 9, 2018. The exam will be held in offline mode and the admit cards will be released soon.

CTET, which is conducted for selecting candidates to teach in government schools from class 1 to 8, consists of two papers and each carry 150 marks. One who aim to teach classes 1 to 5 can attend for CTET paper I, whereas paper II is for classes between 6 and 8. Candidates are advised to check the CTET exam pattern prior to taking the examination.

CBSE has published the detailed syllabus for each paper in CTET. Be it paper-I or II, we advise aspirants to read the complete syllabus of both to understand the syllabus well. While reading the syllabus, we also suggest aspirants practise solving the previous years' question papers to understand the weightage. To know more about the CTET syllabus, click here.

20 November 2018
CTET Admit Cards 2018 To Be Released Soon

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), which is conducted to recruit candidates for the teaching positions from class 1 to 8 in central government schools, is scheduled to be held on December 9, 2018. The organising body, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), is expected to release the admit cards soon. Though there has been no official announcement from the CBSE, we expect that the admit cards will be available for download from the third week of November.

Candidates who have applied for the CTET can visit the official website to download the admit cards. To know the steps to download the CTET admit cards, click here

The CTET examination will be conducted in two shifts on December 9, 2018. Candidates who wish to teach classes I-V have to appear for paper-I, whereas paper-II is for the ones who want to teach classes between VI and VIII. If candidates desire to teach at both levels, then they should appear for both the papers. Click here to explore the CTET exam pattern.

9 November 2018
CTET 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The CTET examination is going to be conducted on September 16, 2018, for both papers. Paper-I will be held in the afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM whereas the Paper-II will be held in the morning session from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

1. Paper - I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
2. Paper - II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) have to appear in both the papers. Click here to know about the CTET 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the upcoming examination.

7 September 2018
CTET 2018 Registration Process

CBSE has released the official notification of CTET 2018. The online registration for CTET 2018 is from August 1, 2018, to August 27, 2018. Click here to know the registration process.

21 August 2018

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