CTET 2019: What You Should Know After The Release Of 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 CTET 2019 notification. According to the official notification, the detailed information bulletin is available on the CTET official website. The CTET exam is conducted twice in a year and will take place in the month of July and 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 2019

Paper-I (Class I-V) Primary Stage

S NoSubject Questions Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy 30



Language I (compulsory) 30



Language II (compulsory) 30


Mathematics 30



Environmental Studies 30


Total 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

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30



Language I (compulsory) 30



Language II (compulsory) 30



Mathematics and Science (for mathematics and science teacher)


Social Studies/ Social Science (for social studies/ social science teacher) 60



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 2019 Syllabus

As we stated above, the CTET official notification was released and exam will be conducted on July 7. 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 2019 Important Dates

CTET admission notificationFebruary 5, 2019
Application start dateFebruary 5, 2019
Last date to apply March 5, 2019
Last date to pay fee March 8, 2019
CTET exam date July 7, 2019

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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