CTET Exam 2019: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result

CTET Exam

The CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance exam for the teaching job. The Government of India introduced the CTET exam in 2011 to improve the quality of education in schools and meet the goals of free education for children under the Education Act effectively. Under the NCTE (National Council of Teachers Education) notification sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE, the CTET exam is now mandatory to get the government jobs in the schools for teaching students from class 1st to class 8th. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam.

CTET 2019 Exam Latest Notification: CBSE has extended the online application correction date. Candidates can now make correction in the application form till 7th April 2019. Earlier, the last date was 1st April. The correction window was opened on 25th March, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be held on 7th July 2019 (Sunday).

CTET Exam Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

Paper Language

Hindi and English

Type of Questions

Objective Type Questions

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Type

National Level

Age Limit

Minimum Age- 18 Years

Maximum Age- No Limit

CTET Previous 5 Years Solved Papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2) Get it Now


Available Application Forms

CTET Exam 2019 Important Dates

As per CBSE, the official notification for the CTET 2019 exam will be released soon. The exam is to be conducted on 7th July 2019. Here is the tentative schedule for other CTET exam events:

CTET Exam Events 2019

Important Dates (Tentative)

Official Information Bulletin Release Date

5th February 2019

Avail Online Application From

5th February 2019

Closing date of Online Application Form Submission

14th March 2019 (extended)

Last date of Application Fee payment for CTET 2019

15th March 2019 (before 3:30 PM)

Final verification of fee payment

19th March 2019

Online Application Form Correction Period

25th March to 7th April 2019

Issue Date for CTET 2019 Admit Card

Two or three weeks before the exam

CTET 2019 Exam Date

CTET 2019 Paper-1 Exam Date

7th July 2019

CTET 2019 Paper-2 Exam Date

7th July 2019

CTET 2019 Result Declaration Date

Within 6 weeks from the date of examination




CTET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


CTET Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The CTET Exam is conducted both in English as well as in the Hindi languages. The score of the CTET Exam remains valid for 7 years from the date of announcement of the result.

Recommended Books for CTET Paper I and Paper II - click here

A candidate can appear for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both. The exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the CTET Exam is different. The duration of the Paper-1 & Paper-2 is 150 minutes.

Distribution of Marks and questions in Paper-1 (Primary Stage Teacher - For class I-V):

Paper-I Subject

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1 (mandatory)

30

30

Language -2 (mandatory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Total

150

150

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Distribution of Marks and questions in Paper-2 (Elementary Stage Teacher - For class VI-VIII):

Paper-II Subject

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1 (compulsory)

30

30

Language -2 (compulsory)

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Science and Mathematics ( for Science & Maths teacher)

Or

Social Studies/ Social Science (for SST teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

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CBSE CTET 2018 Paper-1 & Paper-2 Official Syllabus –Click here to download



CTET Exam 2019 Eligibility

CTET Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2019 is 18 years, but there is no maximum age limit.

Educational Qualification

Education qualification for primary stage teacher (class 1st to 5th) is different from the education qualification required for the upper primary stage teacher (5th to 8th).

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming a primary teacher for class 1st to 5th

  • A candidate should have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks. A candidate with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • In accordance with the NCTE (Regulation norms and Procedure) Act, the candidate should have passed the Senior Secondary or equivalent with minimum 45%marks in aggregate. A Candidate with 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education either passed, or appearing is also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 years of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 years Diploma in Special Education.
  • A graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming an elementary teacher for class 6th to 8th

  • A Graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A Graduate candidate with 50 % marks in aggregate and having B.Ed. of 1 year, passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • In accordance with the NCTE (Regulation norms and Procedure) Act, the candidate should be Graduate with 45% marks and have a B.Ed. of 1 year, passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 years of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 years Diploma in Special Education.
  • A graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

CTET Exam 2019 Application Process

The CTET application process is carried out online. The application forms are available at the official CTET website – ctet.nic.in. Candidates are advised to fill the application form within the given time period.

Pre-requisites Documents/Files

  • Scanned images of your recent photograph and signature in JPG format only.
  • A copy of class 10th certificate.
  • Internet banking, debit/credit card details for fee payment.

Step by Step CTET 2019 Application Process -

  • Visit the official website of CTET – https://ctet.nic.in/
  • Click on the ‘ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR CTET 2019’ button at the bottom of the home-page.
  • You will be re-directed to the registration page.
  • Click on ‘PROCEED TO APPLY ONLINE’ button.
  • Read the instructions and click on ‘PROCEED TO APPLY ONLINE’ button.
  • Complete the authentication form and ‘Submit’ the details. Here you need to enter the details of your identification document.
  • Now enter the details for registration. Once the registration is complete, you will receive a registration ID and password.
  • Use the ID and password to log in through the registration page.
  • Complete the application form, upload the required documents, and make fee payment.
  • Once the fee payment is successful, take a print out of the ‘Confirmation Page’. Candidates are not required to send the confirmation to the CTET unit.

Note:

  1. It is mandatory for candidates to provide their previous CTET roll numbers (for last 3 attempts) if they have appeared for the CTET exam earlier.
  2. Information filled in the application form for CTET exam need to be same as mentioned in the Class 10 Board exam.

CTET 2019 Application Fee -

No application form will be accepted by CBSE (exam conducting authority) without the application fee. So, it is mandatory to pay application fee along with the form. Once paid, the application fee will not be refunded. The last date for application fee submission is 30 August 2019 (before 3.30 PM).

Category of

Candidate

Application fee for

Both Paper 1 and Paper 2

Application fee for

Paper 1 or Paper 2

General/OBC Candidate

₹ 1200/-

₹ 700/-

SC/ST/Differently abled person

₹ 600/-

₹ 350/-

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Mode of Payment of Application Fee -

  • Application fee can be paid online through Net Banking/ Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • Application fee can also be paid through E-Challan (payable at Syndicate or Canara Bank). Candidates must retain the copy of E-Challan.

Other Details

CTET 2018 Exam Admit Card

Candidates can download the CTET 2019 admit cards two to three weeks before the exam. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website using log-in details. The candidates should carry their hall ticket to the examination centre. Please read all the instructions provided on the admit card carefully. Without admit card, a candidate will not be allowed to take up the exam. Along with the admit card, it is necessary for candidates to keep one identity proof like Aadhaar card, pan card, voter card, passport, etc.

CTET Exam 2018 Result

The CTET exam 2019 result will be uploaded within 6 weeks from the date of examination on the official website. Candidates can download the result using their roll number. The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET Exam is 60%.

CTET Exam Job Opportunities

By qualifying Paper 1 of CTET exam, a candidate becomes eligible for teaching students of class 1st to class 5th and by qualifying Paper 2, a candidate can teach students of class 6th to class 8th. CTET score is applicable to:

  • Schools under the Central Government such as KVs, NVs, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.
  • Schools under the administrative control of Union Territories.
  • Schools under the State Government
  • Schools affiliated to CBSE
  • Unaided private schools have the option of considering CTET score for teacher’s recruitment.

CTET 2018 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When the CTET 2019 Exam will be held?

The exam is scheduled to be held on 7th July 2019.

Q. When to avail the application form for the CTET Exam?

The application forms for CTET 2019 were available from 5th February to 14th March 2019.

Q. In how many languages the CTET Exam is conducted?

The Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English languages.

Q. What is the question pattern of CTET Exam?

CTET exam has objective type question pattern.

Q. Is there any maximum age limit for the CTET Exam?

No, there is no maximum age limit for the CTET Exam.


4 Comments

Cheshta sindhwani - March 2, 2019REPLY

Can a B.ED passed person fill the ctet form for 1st to 5th class? In the information it is given 2 years diploma in elementary education or 4 years elemantary education programme. And if the canfidate is not eligible to fill the form ,but on filing the application whyit is getting accepted. Please rply

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

Please note that it is only one of the eligibility criteria. Read the eligibility section carefully.

Shivani - February 27, 2019REPLY

If i have not completed my BEd exam and appearing in 2 nd year of BEd and if i cleared Ctet ,will it be considered??

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

Yes, the CTET score remains valid for seven years.

Anitha - February 8, 2019REPLY

Any degree with b.ed qualification can apply for the exam

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

It is only one of the qualifying criteria.

Cheshta sindhwani - March 2, 2019REPLY

Then why in the eligibility for 1st to 5th it is showing 2 years diploma in elementary education or 4 years education elementary programme(B.EL.ED)is needed

Exams Planner - February 12, 2019REPLY

Yes, just check the minimum qualifying marks.

priyanka - February 8, 2019REPLY

only more 50% marks at 12 th exam will make a candidate eligible?

Exams Planner - February 12, 2019REPLY

Minimum qualifying marks are different for different categories. Check the official website for information bulletin.