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What is CTET ?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a competitive exam conducted by the central government for the recruitment of teachers from class 1 to class 8 in the government schools. The exam is compulsory for the candidates who want to be a government teacher in the schools of the central government. The CTET...

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a competitive exam conducted by the central government for the recruitment of teachers from class 1 to class 8 in the government schools. The exam is compulsory for the candidates who want to be a government teacher in the schools of the central government. The CTET exam is conducted to fulfill the educational requirements under the Right to Education Act (RTE) and to upgrade the quality of education in the government schools. 

CTET Accepting Institutes
 
 
The candidates can become a teacher in the following schools through CTET-
 
  1. Central Government School like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.
  2. Schools under the administrative control of the Union Territories of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and NCT Delhi.
  3. Unaided Private schools can also consider the score of CTET for the recruitment of teachers.
  4. States who do not conduct TET can also consider the scores of CTET for the recruitment.
 
CTET Exam Structure:
 
CTET is conducted by CBSE in which there are two papers. Paper I is given by those candidates who want to become a teacher for class I to V. While those who want to become a teacher for the class VI to VIII have to organize CTET preparation in such a way to clear the Paper I and Paper II both.
 
CTET Exam Conduction:
 
  • Earlier CTET was conducted twice a year, but now, the CBSE has decided to conduct the CTET exam once a year. The CTET Dates pattern will now be changed in comparison to previous years.
  • CTET mode of the exam was offline, i.e., Pen and Paper based but now for the first time, CBSE has decided to change the mode of the exam to online, i.e., computer based exam.
  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of CTET exams are conducted on the same day, and the CTET results are generally announced within the 4 months after the conduction of the exam.

CTET Latest News & Updates

CTET 2018 Goes Online with Major Changes

24-Mar-2018
According to the recent reports, CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) 2018 which is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) will be holding the examination in Online Mode. ... Read more

CTET Examination to be held in an online mode

20-Feb-2018
CTET would be held in an online mode now onwards. This amendment introduced by National Council for Technical Education has confirmed that all changes shall be ensured for all the seating papers and examination. There are talks with ... Read more

CTET Notification to be released in March

07-Feb-2018
Central Board of Secondary Education is most likely to release the much anticipated Central Teacher Eligibility Test notiication in the month of March. CTET 2018 Examination may be held in the month of May or June this year after a gap of ... Read more

CTET Exam Books for Preparation

17-Jan-2018
CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) is the most favorite competitive exam for the candidates who want to join the central government schools as a teacher. It is mandatory to clear CTET exam and secure a ... Read more

CTET 2018: Important tips to crack CTET

27-Dec-2017
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a competitive examination for the recruitment of Teachers in the Central Government School. Many aspirants compete for the CTET test to get the job in the Central Government Schools. ... Read more
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What's New ?

The CTET is now held only once a year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned the candidates to be aware of any false news floating on an unauthorized website. The candidates are told to wait for the official notification. The news that a CTET exam will be held in July was fake and candidates are supposed to wait for the official update.

CTET 2018 Important Dates

Here is the latest update on the CTET 2018 important dates. The candidates will be updated with the official release of the important dates of CTET exam from time to time.

Events Tentative Dates
Notification March 2018
CTET Online Registration Begin March 2018
Last Date Online Application Submit
March 2018
Last Date to Submit Application Fee March 2018
Online Form Correction March 2018
CTET Admit Card April 2018
CTET Exam Date April 2018
CTET Result May 2018

 

March 2018

 

March 2

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

CTET Exam pattern is well-defined by the CBSE. The candidates can have a look at the CTET exam pattern before starting CTET Preparation-

CTET Exam Pattern

  • All the questions are multiple choice based. 
  • Every question carries 1 mark. 
  • There is no negative marking in the question paper.
  • There would be two papers in CTET.

Paper 1 is for the candidates who want to become a teacher for Grade 1 to 5.

Paper 2 is for the candidates who want to become a teacher for Grade 6 to 8.

A person who intends to become a teacher for both the levels has to appear in both the papers.

Paper 1: Primary stage Duration of exam: 2.5 hours 

Paper MCQ Marks
Child development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30

Detailed CTET Exam Pattern 


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CTET 2018 Eligibility

It is mandatory for a candidate to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria to sit for the CTET exam. Find the CTET eligibility criteria to ensure the candidature- 

Only one of these conditions would be required to fulfilled.

Minimum qualification for becoming a teacher for Grades 1-5:

  • Senior secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 50%, passed or appearing in the final stage of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Senior secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 45%, passed or appearing in the final stage of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with NCTE Regulations, 2002.
  • Senior secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 50%, passed or appearing in the final stage of 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two-year diploma in elementary education.

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CTET 2018 Application Procedure

CTET Application Procedure with all the requisite details-

After the CTET Registration window will open, the CTET application can be filled by following the process below-

  • Visit the Official Website of CTET.
  • On the official website, the link "Application of CTET" will be given. Click on the link.
  • The candidate has to click the "Apply Online" link after which the application form will open up.
  • Enter the details carefully, and check whether you have filled the mandatory fields. 
  • Upload the digital signature and photograph of the required size. Keep the digital photo and signature ready in advance with the required size.
  • Submit the application fee by e-challan or debit/credit card.
  • After submitting the CTET Application fee, submit the application form.
  • Download the fee slip and application form for future reference.

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Applicants

With CTET scores, the candidate has multiple career options. CTET scores are not just accepted in the Central Government schools but in some private schools also. Consider the following places where the CTET is applicable- 
  • The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT's of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  • CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government.  However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
  • CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6th March 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.
  • This exam witnessed more than 9 lakh registrations every year.

Application Fees

CTET Application Fee Details for both reserved and unreserved categories can be seen here by the candidate- 

For General/OBC category:

  • Rs 600 for either Paper I or Paper II
  • Rs. 1000 for attempting both Papers I and Paper II

For SC/ST/Differently Abled person:

  • Rs 300 for either Paper I or Paper II
  • Rs 500 for both Paper I and Paper II

Fees Payment

CTET Fee Payment Options for the suitability of the candidate:

  • Through Debit/Credit Card using online gateway payment facility.
  • The fees can also be remitted through e-challan by downloading the e-challan form from CTET official website.
  • If you want to pay the fee through Debit/Credit Card, check the validity of the Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting the application form.
  • If you want to pay through e-challan, download e-challan after completing Part-II of Registration and deposit the Fee in CTET Exam Fee A/c with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.
  • Once the payment has been confirmed by the Bank/CTET, a confirmation page will be generated which will confirm that the fees have been paid.

CTET 2018 Study Material

CTET Study Materials which are recommended by the toppers and are extremely useful for preparation-

1) Child Development and Pedagogy (Arihant Publications)-

  • This book contains detailed information about a child's development, education, learning and pedagogical issues. 
  • This book also contains previous year question papers and answers along with MCQ's for practice.

2) Quantitative Aptitude (R.S Aggarwal)-

  • This Competitive exam book covers every aspect of the numerical ability section. 
  • This will help you strengthen your mathematical skills. It gives a good idea about the kind of questions asked in the exam.

3) Environmental Studies (Wiley Publications)-

  • This book is subject specific and clears all the basic concepts of the Environment. 
  • There is a detailed summary of each chapter along with practice questions. The book also has solved questions from exams and mocks.

4) English Language (Pearson Publication)-

  • This book also has many unseen comprehension passages, questions on verbal ability, grammar, and comprehension. 
  • This also includes the four skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening.

5) Hindi Language (Arihant Publications)-

  • This book adequately focuses on the Comprehensions, Unseen passages, and verbal ability.
  • This book also involves grammar techniques, Learning materials and remedial teaching techniques.

6) Social Studies (Disha Publications Guide)-

  • This book is provided with detailed descriptions of the basic concepts.
  • This book is extremely useful in solving the mock tests and question papers.

CTET 2018 Selection Procedure

CBSE follows a structured pattern for the CTET Selection Procedure. Here is the required information that defines the CTET selection procedure that can be extremely helpful to the CTET aspirants-

  • All the candidates appearing for CTET will be issued a marks statement.
  • Candidates securing 60% and above will be issued eligibility certificates. 
  • School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may give some relaxation to candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Qualifying the CTET would not confer on any person the right to get recruited.
  • Qualifying CTET just fulfills one eligibility criteria.
  • The final selection will be purely based on merit.

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CTET 2018 Admit Card

Admit card of CTET is released well in advance by the CBSE. Any problem in the CTET Admit Card can be addressed to the CBSE for correction.

Find important details related to Admit Card here-

  • The CTET Admit card will be available for download at least 3 weeks before the date of the exam.
  • To download the admit card, the candidates have to enter their exam registration number and password.
  • The admit card will mention all the details of the candidate like the name, address etc along with the test center venue and the time of reporting.
  • Candidates must carefully check all the details mentioned on the admit card. In the case of any discrepancy, the CTET officials should be notified at the earliest.
  • Candidates with incorrect details on the admit card will not be allowed to attempt the exam. 
  • A hard copy of the admit card must be presented at the test center.

CTET 2018 Preparation Tips

CTET Preparation Strategy that can help the CTET aspirant to sail through the exam in a minimal time.

In CTET here is no negative marking. The candidates should still attempt the questions carefully to avoid careless mistakes. There are 150 questions in the exam which are divided into 5 sections. Since it is a multiple choice paper, elimination can also be practiced but with care.

Best Preparation Tips:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: This subject is common for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The candidate must be well versed with the psychology of the child. Be clear with the development stages of a child, special needs of a child and thinkers and thoughts. This is a very important part of the question paper.
  • Hindi and English language: There are 30 multiple choice questions in each of the language papers. Both have questions from reading passages, poems, and basic language use. Read NCERTs till class 10th for both the languages. It will help in increasing the reading and processing speed. Learning new words of both the languages will greatly enrich the vocabulary.
  • Practice as many mocks as possible. You will get an idea of your own skills and a better understanding of the sections that you need to focus on.
  • Solve previous year questions. By doing this, you will get a better idea of the type of questions asked and the psychology of the test makers. 
  • Often previous year questions are repeated. Attempting already practiced questions will greatly increase the confidence of the test takers and help them concentrate more.

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Documents to be Carried

While filling the CTET Online Application form, the candidate must have the following documents ready with them. Check the documents list here-

  • Scanned Signature image of size between 1 KB to 25 KB.
  • Scanned candidate's image of size between 4 KB to 100 KB.
  • Class 10th Certificate.
  • Credit/Debit Card for the Payment of the CTET Online Application Fee.

Test Centres

  • Candidates are required to give three different options in the order of their preference for the allotment of CTET Test Centers.
  • In all probability, one of the centers chosen by the candidate will be allotted to them.
  • The board has the discretion to allot any center in India to the candidate.No request for change of test center will be entertained in any case.
  • In 2016, the exam was held in 92 cities in India and had two centers abroad-Dubai and Riyadh.

Find the State wise test centers of CTET exam-

State/U.T/Region Centers
Union Territories (U.T)/ NCT Port Blair, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Kavaratti, Puducherry 
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal
North East Itanagar, Guwahati, Silchar, Imphal, Shillong, Aizwal, Kohima, Gangtok, Agartala
Bihar Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur 
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Faridabad, Hissar, Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jaamu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi 
Karnataka Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Thane
Orissa Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Punjab Bhatinda, Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur 
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Pantnagar, Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
West Bengal Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri

CTET 2018 Syllabus

CTET Syllabus with all the topics of papers:

CTET Paper 1 Topics-

1) Child Development and Pedagogy

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of child development
  • Influence of heredity and environment
  • Socialization processes
  • Child-centered and progressive education
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language and thought
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Addressing needs of children with learning difficulties
  • Addressing talented, creative and specially abled learners

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

 

  • How and why children think and learn
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning
  • Child as a problem solver and scientific investigator
  • Factors contributing to learning
  • Cognition and emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Alternative conceptions of learning

CTET Syllabus-Books

 

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FAQs

1) What is the Official Website of CTET?

The official website of CTET is www.ctet.nic.in

2) Who conducts CTET Exam?

CTET exam is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

3) How many times in a year does CTET exam conduct?

CTET was conducted twice a year but is to be held once a year from now onwards.

4) What is the role of a CTET Exam?

The candidates who wish to teach in the Central Government Schools in India has to compulsorily appear for the exam. Just Qualifying the exam does not guarantee this job to the candidate. 

5) What is the mode of conduct for CTET Exam?

CTET will be conducted in Online mode from now.

6) How to apply for CTET exam?

The candidate has to apply for the Online Application of CTET at its official website.

7) What is the CTET online registration form duration window?

The duration window of CTET Online registration exam is...

1) What is the Official Website of CTET?

The official website of CTET is www.ctet.nic.in

2) Who conducts CTET Exam?

CTET exam is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

3) How many times in a year does CTET exam conduct?

CTET was conducted twice a year but is to be held once a year from now onwards.

4) What is the role of a CTET Exam?

The candidates who wish to teach in the Central Government Schools in India has to compulsorily appear for the exam. Just Qualifying the exam does not guarantee this job to the candidate. 

5) What is the mode of conduct for CTET Exam?

CTET will be conducted in Online mode from now.

6) How to apply for CTET exam?

The candidate has to apply for the Online Application of CTET at its official website.

7) What is the CTET online registration form duration window?

The duration window of CTET Online registration exam is usually one month.

8) What is the CTET examination Fee?

Gen/OBC- Rs. 600 (Paper 1) and Rs. 1000 (Paper 2) 

SC/ST/Differently Abled Person- Rs. 300 (Paper 1) and Rs. 500 (Paper 2) 

9) Is there any restriction on the number of attempts of the CTET Exam?

No, the candidate can give this exam as many times as he/she wishes. It can also be given again just to improve your score.

10) What is the qualifying marks for obtaining a CTET Certificate?

A candidate who gets more than 60% marks will be given a CTET Qualifying certificate.

11) What is the CTET exam Structure?

In CTET exam, MCQ type questions are asked. There are 2 papers in CTET test-

Paper 1- For candidates who intend to become a teacher for class 1 to 5.

Paper 2- For candidates who intend to become a teacher for class 6 to 8.

12) What is the Exam duration for each paper?

Each paper is for two and a half hours.

13) What is the validity of the CTET Certificate?

The CTET Exam certificate will be valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration.

Score Evaluation

Following things are taken into consideration while evaluating scores of the CTET exam-

  • The OMR sheets are evaluated carefully and scrutinized.  
  • OMR Sheets are checked through the automatic way using machines. 
  • No request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets will be entertained.
  • The cutoff is defined taking into consideration the number of students appeared in the exam and the average scores of the candidates.

Intake

Though CTET exam, the around 40,000 teachers are recruited across the country in various Central Government Administered Schools.

The Pay-scale of the teachers through CTET is-

PGT Pay Scale - Salary of Post Graduate Teachers- Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay 4800
 
TGT Pay Scale - Salary of Trained Graduate Teachers- Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay 4600

CTET 2017 Question Paper Analysis

CTET Previous Year Paper Analysis for better insights into the nature of questions asked in CTET exam:

There were two papers- Paper 1 is for the candidates who wish to teach class 1-5. Paper 2 is for the candidates who wish to teach class 6-8th.

Section wise analysis:

  • EVS (Environmental Studies): This was a very easy section and the most scoring one as well. This was entirely based on the NCERT's of class 4th and 5th.
  • Mathematics: There were a few tricky questions based on Mathematics pedagogy.It had easy calculations but a difficult problem-solving part. A score of around 24 was achievable.
  • English: It was comparatively difficult for candidates who opted for English as language 1. Candidates who had opted for English as the second language found it much easier.A score in the range of 20-25 could have been achieved.
  • Child Development and Pedagogy (CDP): This section was trickier than the rest of the paper. Elimination method was used in this section.
  • Hindi: This was a moderate section. Candidates with Hindi as their mother tongue found this section easy. However, there were a few puritan Hindi words in the passages which made the questions tougher.

The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. The candidate could have easily scored between 115-120 marks out of 150.
 


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CTET 2018 Result

CTET Results:

Once the CTET exam will be conducted, the exam authorities will announce the results within 4 months. The candidates will be updated with the results.

CTET Results 2016:

The result of the CTET September 2016 exam was declared on 7th November 2016. While February attempt CTET 2016 exam was held on 21st February and the result was declared in April 2016. The candidates who scored above 60% qualified the exam.

On an average, around 10,000 from the total applicants ( 8lakh) qualify this exam. It is a tough one but with clear concepts, not an impossible task.

CTET Cut-Offs

CTET cut off score is expected to be 60%. The Candidates who have cleared this cut-off will be able to view their scores.

Determination of Cutoff-

CTET Cutoff is determined through various factors. The factors include the following-

  • Minimum Qualifying Marks
  • Number of Registered Candidates
  • Number of Appeared Candidates
  • Number of Eligible Candidates
  • Vacancy to Appeared Candidates ratio

CTET Cutoff 2016 year was -

Category Marks
General 80-87
OBC 78-85
SC 72-80
ST 70-80

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