CTET 2018: What You Should Know Before The Release Of The Notification

If you want to teach in central government schools, such as Kendriya Vidyalaya, one can consider taking the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE). The Board has recently released a notification regarding the 11th edition of CTET. According to the official notification, the detailed information bulletin will be available on the CTET official website from June 12, 2018. The CTET exam is conducted twice in a year and will take place in the month of September in over 90 test cities spread across the country. Let's explore CTET.

CTET Exam Pattern

The CTET exam consists of two papers. Candidates who want to teach for classes I-V have to appear for the paper-I whereas paper-II is for candidates who want to teach classes between VI and VIII. However, those who want to teach at both levels have to appear for both the papers. Aspirants have to appear for the 150 multiple-choice questions. The duration of the exam will be two and a half hours.

All You Need To Know About CTET 2018

Paper-I (Class I-V) Primary Stage

S NoSubject  Questions Marks 
1
Child Development and Pedagogy 30
30
2
Language I (compulsory) 30
30
3
Language II (compulsory) 30
 30
4
Mathematics 30
30
5
Environmental Studies 30
30
 Total 150
150

Paper-II (Class VI-VIII) Elementary Stage

Aspirants who want to be a mathematics or science teacher must appear for the respective subjects. The same with the social science/social studies.

S No Subject  Questions Marks 
1
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30
30
2
Language I (compulsory) 30
30
3
Language II (compulsory) 30
30
4
Mathematics and Science (for mathematics and science teacher)
and/or
Social Studies/ Social Science (for social studies/ social science teacher) 
60
60
  Total150150

Nature & Standard Of Questions In CTET Paper-I

The child development and pedagogy will focus on the educational teaching and training relevant to the age group 6-11 years. Language-I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction and language-II focus on the communication and comprehension abilities. Aspirants need to nourish their skills to understand the problems in mathematics and environmental studies. Though the questions in paper-I will be based on the NCERT class I-V syllabus, one will experience more difficulty with this paper.

Nature & Standard Of Questions In CTET Paper-II

Paper-II will focus on the educational teaching and training relevant to the age group 11-14 years. Language-I & II are almost similar for both the papers in CTET. The mathematics and science sections will be of 30 marks each. The questions will be based on the NCERT VI-VIII syllabus. However, the standard of the questions could be up to the senior secondary stage.

Know The CTET 2018 Syllabus

As we stated above, the official notification will be released on June 12 and exam will be conducted in the month of September. Aspirants who are desperately looking to be a teacher are suggested to start their preparations well before the release of the notification. Click here to explore the syllabus of both CTET paper-I and II.

CTET 2018 Important Dates

CTET admission notificationJune 12, 2018 
 Application start dateJune 22, 2018 
Last date to apply  July 19, 2018 
Last date to pay fee July 21, 2018 
CTET exam date September 16, 2018 

The above-mentioned data is just a briefing about the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). Stay tuned to explore the preparation tips after the release of the CTET official notification.

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