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


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 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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