Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam

What is CTET Exam?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is one of the entrance exams which is conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) for getting teaching jobs in government schools from 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.

The CBSE is responsible for releasing the CTET notification. 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 (HRD), 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.

Supreme Court On CTET Reservation 

In 2019, Rajneesh Kumar Pandey along with others filed a petition regarding 10% quota for the economically weaker section in CTET examination. The petitioners claim that the CTET 2019 notification issued by CBSE violates the rights guaranteed under the Constitution. 

The bench of Judges Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna made it clear that the reservation of any class will be applicable at the time of admissions. The reservation cannot be provided for the qualifying examinations. The reservation will come into effect during admission. 

The reservation is not provided for SC and ST either. The 103rd Constitution Amendment was passed by Parliament that provides 10% reservation to the general category belonging to the economically weaker section of the society in addition to the existing reservation for the benefit of other reserved categories such as SC, ST, OBC and PH. 

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

CTET Exam Highlights 

Exam Name  Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Organised by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam type  National 
Frequency  Twice a year (July & December)
Mode of application  Online 
Duration   150 minutes 
Negative marking  No
Exam papers  2
Question type  Objective 
Official website  www.ctet.nic.in 
E-mail  ctet@cbse.gov.in 

CTET December 2019 Important Dates 

Event Date
CTET notification  August 19, 2019 
Last date to apply CTET online September 25, 2019 
Online corrections, if any September 27 to October 3, 2019 
CTET admit card  Third week of November 2019
CTET exam date  December 8, 2019 
CTET result  6 weeks from the CTET examination 
Issuing of CTET 2019 certificate  December 2019 

CTET Eligibility 

Aspirants have to meet the eligibility requirements set by the CBSE to apply online. The minimum age to appear for CTET examination is 18 years. The educational qualification is given below.

Qualifications for Classes I-V: Primary Stage (Paper-I)

Candidates should have Senior Secondary or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education
Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII: Elementary Stage (Paper-II)

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education). 

Note: The above educational qualification is not detailed ones. Candidates are advised to visit our CTET Eligibility to explore all the details meticulously.

CTET Application Form 

Candidates need to apply online for the CTET examination. Candidates are advised to get ready with the soft copies of the photograph and signature to apply online. The CTET application process includes filling the application form, uploading of necessary documents, application fee payment, and printing the confirmation page. Here are the steps to apply online for CTET examination. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CTET – www.ctet.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the ''Fill Online Application Form for CTET.'' 

Step 3: If you are a new candidate, start with the online registration. 

Step 4: Fill the online application form.

Step 5: Upload scanned photograph and signature.

Step 6: Pay the prescribed application fee.

Step 7: Submit the details. 

Step 8: The confirmation page will be displayed. 

Step 9: Download the confirmation page and take a printout for future reference. 

Click here to apply online for CTET examination

CTET 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 Exam Pattern 

This Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) consists of two papers. Candidates who choose the Paper-I will teach the Classes I to V whereas Paper-II for Classes VI to VIII. Aspirants can also apply for both the papers. The duration of each paper is two hours and thirty minutes. The exam consists of 150 objective-type questions. 

Paper-I Primary Stage (Class I to V)

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I (Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II (Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Paper-II Elementary Stage (Class VI to VIII)

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy(Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I (Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II (Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics & Science
(For Mathematics and Science Teacher)
60 MCQs 60 Marks
Social Studies/Social Science
(For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)
60 MCQs 60 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Note: Candidates will be provided with an option to choose the language. Explore the complete CTET exam pattern here. 

CTET Syllabus

Aspirants can appear for both papers depending upon their desire. However, the syllabus will be different for one to another. 

CTET Syllabus – Paper I 

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Primary School Child)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy 

Language – I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Language – II

  • Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development


  • Content
  • Pedagogical issues

Environmental Studies

  • Content
  • Pedagogical issues

CTET Syllabus – Paper II

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Primary School Child)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy 

Language – I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Language – II

  • Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics & Science 

  • Content
  • Pedagogical issues

Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • Content
  • Pedagogical issues

Click here for detailed CTET syllabus

CTET Admit Card 2019 

The admit card is the most important document required to take the CTET examination. The CBSE will release the CTET admit card at least 15 days prior to the examination. The registered candidates are advised to visit the official website regularly to download CTET admit card. 

Candidates need to enter their login credentials such as registration number or application number to download the CTET admit card. After download CTET admit card, candidates should check whether the details are correctly printed or not. In case of any discrepancy, candidates should immediately contact the CTET Unit for necessary corrections.

One should also read all the instructions printed on the CTET admit card. The most important point is candidates should report at the examination centre at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Candidates should also carry a photo identity card issued by the central or state government along with CTET admit card to the examination centre for verification. 

Click here for CTET July 2019 admit card

CTET July 2019 Exam Analysis 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducted the 11th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) at more than 2100 centres across the country on Jul 7, 2019. Around 17 lakh candidates will be appeared for CTET 2019, 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 2019 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 2019 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 July Result 2019

Candidates who have appeared for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination on July 7, 2019, 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 2019 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. 

How To Check CTET Result 2019

  • Visit the official website of CTET – https://ctet.nic.in/CMS/public/home.aspx
  • Find the CTET result July 2019 link on the homepage. 
  • Clicking on the link will navigate to the result page. 
  • Enter the roll number. 
  • The CTET July result 2019 will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download the result and take a printout for future reference. 
CTET (December) 2019 Admit Card To Be Released In November

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to release the CTET admit card soon. According to the official CTET notification, the admit card likely to be released during the third week of November 2019. 

Candidates can download CTET admit card from the official website once released. They should use their login credentials to access the admit card. In case of any discrepancy in admit card, candidates should report the same to exam authority. 

The Board will conduct the CTET exam on December 8, 2019. The written exam result will be declared six weeks from the date of conduct of the examination.

28 October 2019
CTET December 2019: Correction Window Closes Today

CBSE to close the correction window for CTET 2019 December examination. Candidates who have applied online for CTET December 2019 can make necessary changes in the application form through the official website. 

The Board has started the online registration on August 19, 2019. The last date was extended till September 30 and again till October 3, 2019. The correction window which was opened on October 4 to close today, i.e., October 10, 2019. 

Aspirants can make changes only today. No edit or correction is entertained in CTET application form after this date. 

10 October 2019
CTET December 2019 Application Form Correction Process Started

The CBSE has started the application form correction process for CTET December 2019. Candidates who have registered online for the CTET written examination can visit the official website to correct the errors in the application form if any. One should note that CTET correction facility will be available until October 10, 2019. 

Earlier, the Board has extended the last date to apply online for CTET exam from September 18 to 30, 2019. The written exam will be held at more than 110 cities across the country on December 8, 2019.

5 October 2019
Last Day To Register Online For CTET December 2019 Exam

The CBSE is all set to close the registration window for CTET December 2019 examination today, i.e., September 30. Candidates can visit the official website to apply online for CTET December 2019 examination. 

Earlier, the Board has extended the registration date twice on September 18 and 25. The Board will conduct the CTET examination on December 8 and the admit cards will be released in November. 

Candidates should note that online fee payment can be made until October 3, 2019. The online correction will be available from October 4 to 10, 2019. 

30 September 2019
CTET December 2019: Registration Date Extended Again

The CBSE has extended the last date to apply for the 13th edition of CTET. Candidates can now apply online for the CTET December 2019 exam until September 30. The Board has also released a notice regarding the last date. 

CBSE reads, “It is hereby informed that due to administrative reasons, the last date for submitting online application has been extended till 30-09-2019 (Monday) and the fee can be paid upto 03-10-2019 (Thursday) till 15.30. Online correction in particulars of application form will be available from 04-10-2019 (Friday) to 10-10-2019 (Thursday). No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after this date.”

The Board will be conducting the CTET exam on December 8, 2019. 

26 September 2019
CTET December 2019 Registration To Close On September 25
CTET December 2019 Registration Date Extended
CTET December 2019: Registration Window To Close on September 18
CTET December 2019 Online Registration Started
CTET (Final) Answer Key 2019 Released
CTET July 2019 Result Announced
CTET July 2019 Answer Key Released
No Reservation For EWS In CTET Examination: Supreme Court
CTET Online Correction Window Date Extended Till April 7
CBSE Increased The CTET 2019 Test Centres In Assam And Bihar
Online Correction Window Opens For CTET July 2019
Last Date Extended For CTET July 2019 Examination
Last Date To Apply Online For CTET 2019 Examination
Online Registration Starts For CTET 2019
CBSE To Conduct CTET 2019 On July 7
CBSE Released The CTET Result 2018
CTET Answer Key 2018 Released On The Official Website
CTET 2018 Answer Key To Be Released Soon
CBSE Released CTET 2018 Admit Card
CTET Exam To Be Held On December 9
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