CTET Exam

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.

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 Dec 2021 Important Dates 

Event Date
CTET notification  September 20, 2021
Last date to apply CTET online October 19, 2021
Online corrections, if any November, 2021
CTET admit card  December 15, 2021 
CTET exam date  December 16, 2021 to January 13, 2022
CTET result  6 weeks from the CTET Examination 

CTET Exam Date Announced 

The CBSE has announced the exam date of 14th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The exam schedule to be held on December in 112 cities across the country will now be held on January 13, 2022. The Board has also increased the CTET examination cities to maintain social distance and other safety measures. 

The official notice reads, "The examination will be conducted in 135 cities. The new examination cities are Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Purnia, Rohtas, Saharsa, Saran, Bhilai/Durg, Bilaspur, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ludhiana, Ambedkar Nagar, Bijnor, Bulanshahar, Deoria, Gonda, Mainpuri, Pratapgarh, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur and Udham Singh Nagar.

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
(or) 
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.
(or) 
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. 1000/- Rs. 1200/-
SC/ST/Differently Abled Person Rs. 500/- 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

Mathematics

  • 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 2021

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 December 2021 admit card

CTET Sample Question Paper 2021 Available At ctet.nic.in

The CBSE has released the CTET sample question paper on the official website - ctet.nic.in. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the CTET exam can practice the sample CTET question paper.

 

The CTET entrance exam is likely to be held in December 2021.

24 September 2021
CTET 2021 Mock Test Link Available Now

The CBSE has activated the link of CTET mock test 2021 on the official website. Candidates can access the direct link at ctet.nic.in.

Candidates who are aspiring for the entrance exam can access the mock test link to familiarise themselves with the computer-based test. The CBSE is conducting the CTET 2021 exam in the computer-based mode for the first time.

22 September 2021
CTET 2021 Application Form Released

The CBSE has started the online registration process for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2021 for the December session. The CTET application form 2021 will be available online mode on the official website - ctet.nic.in.

Aspirants can fill the CTET application form till October 19, 2021. The written exam will be held from December 16 to January 13, 2021.

20 September 2021
CTET Certificate And Scorecard Valid For Lifetime: CBSE

The CBSE has extended the validity of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) certificate or scorecard to the lifetime from the existing 7 years with retrospective effect from 2011.

The official notice reads, "The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for the appointment, unless otherwise notified by the appropriate Government, would remain valid for life."

Earlier, the Union government has decided to extend the validity of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) certificate to life. 

23 June 2021
CTET Application Form 2021 For July Session To Be Released Soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to release the CTET 2021 information brochure for the July 2021 session soon. Aspirants are advised to keep visiting the official portal for the latest information. 

The online application process for CTET July 2021 session delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The CTET is conducted twice a year in July and November. 

11 June 2021
Now, CTET Certificate Will Be Valid For A Lifetime
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