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The CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance exam for teachers. The Government of India introduced the CTET exam since 2011 to improve the quality of education in school and meet effectively the goals of education under the Right of children to free and compulsory education Act. The exam is now mandatory to qualify to get jobs in the government schools for class 1 to class 8. By qualifying Paper 1 of CTET Exam, a candidate becomes eligible for teaching for class 1 to class 5 and by qualifying Paper 2 a candidate can teach students of class 6 to class 8.   

Under the NCTE (National Council of Teachers Education) notification sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act dated 23 August 2010 and July 29th, 2011, the CTET would be mandatory to qualify to become eligible for teaching in government schools from class 1 to class 8.

The CBSE is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam. It is held twice in a given year in the months of September and February.

In order to know further details of CTET Exam , read below –


Eligibility for CTET Exam

Age Limit –

There is no age limit for the CTET Exam.

Educational Qualification

Different educational qualification is required to become eligible for CTET exam for becoming teacher from Class 1 to Class 5 or Class 6 to Class 8.

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming teacher for Class 1 to 5

  • The candidate should have passed the Senior Secondary or its equivalent with at least 50% marks. Candidate with 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education either passed or appearing are 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 aggregate marks of 45%. Candidate with 2 year of Diploma in Elementary Education either passed or appearing are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 year of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 year Diploma in Special Education
  • A graduate candidate with 2 year of Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming teacher for Class 6 to 8

  • A Graduate candidate with 2 year 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 have done his Graduation with 45% marks and having B.Ed of 1 year, passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 year of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 year Diploma in Special Education
  • A graduate candidate with 2 year of Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

CTET Exam Admission Process

Candidate can apply online for the CTET exam. The Application Form can be availed online by visiting the official website of the CTET. Candidate can apply online easily by clicking on the given official link. The likely date of release of application form is March 2017.

How To Apply

  • Candidate should visit the official website of the CTET, i.e. official website ctet.nic.in.
  • Candidate should click on the ‘Apply for Feb. CTET 2017 Exam’ button. By clicking on the given link candidate will be directed to the page of the application form.
  • The candidate will be asked to get himself registered first on the official website. If the candidate is being already registered then he is required to give his registration details. The new applicant should enter his basic details like name, address, valid email id and mobile number.
  • Upon registration candidate will be given login id and password at his email id. By using these login details candidate can access the Application form.
  • In the application form candidate should fill all the necessary details. He should fill details about his educational qualification, address, parent’s details etc.
  • Along with the application form candidate should upload his photograph and signature in the applicable size.
  • The candidate should also pay the application fee along with the form. Without the application fee application form will not be accepted.
  • Finally before submitting the application form candidate should check it to correct for any error or mistakes.
  • The candidate should not forget to collect the print out of the filled application form for any future use.
  • Candidate should fill details of the application fee on the application form.
  • Finally candidate should take the print out of confirmation page and send it to the CBSE.

Application Fee

No Application form will be accepted by the CTET without the application fee. So it is mandatory to give application fee along with the form. Once paid application fee will not be refunded.

Category of Candidate

Application fee for Both Paper 1 and Paper 2

Application fee for Paper 1 or Paper 2.

General/OBC Candidate

Rs. 1000/.

Rs.600/.

SC/ST/Differently abled person

Rs. 500/.

Rs.300/.

Mode of Payment of Application Fee

  • Application fee can be paid online through Net Banking/ Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • Candidate can also pay the application fee through the Demand Draft.

CTET Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

The CTET Exam is conducted both in English as well as Hindi language. The score of CTET Exam remains valid for 7 years from the date of publication of the result. The question paper contain objective type questions.

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 are different.

Distribution of Marks and questions of CTET 2017 Exam for Paper-1

Subjects

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1

30

30

Language -2

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Total

150

150

The duration of exam for Paper -1 is 150 minutes.

Distribution of Marks and questions of CTET 2017 Exam for Paper-2 -

 

Subjects

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1

30

30

Language -2

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Science and Mathematics ( for Science background students)

60

60

Social Studies/ Social Science

60

60


CTET Exam Important Dates

About the Exam

Details

Exam Date

May 2017.

Avail Application Form from

March 2017.

Closing date of the Application form

April 2017.

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

Admit Card

The candidate should carry their admit card at the centre of the examination. Without admit card candidate will not be allowed to take up the exam. It can be downloaded from the official website of the CTET prior to the exam. Along with the admit card it is necessary to keep one’s identity proof by the candidate.

Result

The minimum qualifying mark for the CTET Exam is 60%. Candidates who qualify the exam become eligible to apply across all schools of Indian state. Candidate can check their result online.

FAQ.

Q. When will the CTET February 2017 Exam will be held?

The exam will be held in the month of May 2017.

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

Candidate can avail the application form from the month of March 2017.

Q. Which question paper of CTET Exam, a candidate is required to qualify to become teacher for Class 1 to Class 5?

In order to become teacher for the Class 1 to Class 5 a candidate should qualify the Paper-1 of the CTET Exam.

Q. Which question paper of CTET Exam, a candidate is required to qualify to become teacher for Class 1 to Class 5?

In order to become teacher for the Class 1 to Class 5 a candidate should qualify the Paper-2 of the CTET Exam.

Q. What is the application fee for the General candidate to apply for both the Papers of CTET Exam?

A general and OBC candidate should pay the application fee of Rs 1000 for CTET Exam if applying for both the papers.

Q. What is the application fee for the reserved candidate to apply for both the Papers of CTET Exam?

A reserved category candidate should pay the application fee of Rs.500 for CTET Exam if applying for both the papers.

Q. What is the language of the CTET Exam?

The Exam is taken in both the languages Hindi as well as English.

Q. What is the question pattern of CTET 2017 Exam?

It has objective type question pattern for the exam.

Q. Is there any limit for the CTET Exam?

There is no age limit for the CTET 2017 Exam.

Q. What is the application fee if a candidate is applying for any one Paper?

The application fee is Rs. 600 for general candidate and it is Rs.300 for reserved category candidate if they are applying for any one Paper for the CTET Exam.