CTET 2018 Exam: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, 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 CBSE is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam.

 CTET 2018 Exam Latest Notification: CBSE has released the online application form for CTET 2018 examination on 1st August 2018, and the last date to fill the On-line application form is 27th August 2018. Applicants should pay the application fee before 03.30 PM on 30th August 2018. Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 exam date is yet to be announced.

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

Read below to know more about the CTET 2018 Exam:

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 Exam Previous Years Solved Papers



Available Application Forms

CTET Exam 2018 Important Dates

CTET Exam Events 2018

Important Dates

Official Information Bulletin Release Date

12 June 2018 (Tuesday)

Avail Online Application From

01 August 2018 (Wednesday)

Closing date of Online Application Form Submission

27 August 2018 (Monday - up to 5 pm)

Last date of Application Fee payment for CTET 2018

30 August 2018 (Thursday) before 3:30 P.M.

Online Application Form Correction Period

 6 Sep 2018 (Thursday) to 10 Sep 2018 (Monday) 

Issue Date for CTET 2018 Admit Card

20 August 2018 (Postponed)

CTET 2018 Exam Date

CTET 2018 Paper-1 Exam Date

September/October 2018 (02:00 PM to 04:30 PM)

CTET 2018 Paper-2 Exam Date

September/October 2018 (09:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

CTET 2018 Result Declaration Date

Within Six weeks from the date of exam

 


CTET Exam 2018 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

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 2018 Eligibility

CTET Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2018 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 2018 Application Process

Candidates can apply online for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 till 27th August 2018. The CTET exam application form 2018 can be availed online by visiting the official website of the CTET ctet.nic.in.

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.

How to Apply for CTET Exam 2018?

  • Visit the official website of CTET – https://ctet.nic.in/
  • Click on the ‘ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR CTET 2018’ 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.

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 2018 (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

Earlier CTET admit card for 2018 exam could be downloaded from the official website ctet.nic.in from August 20, 2018, but now CBSE has postponed the dates. There is no official information on the new date yet. The candidates should carry their hall ticket at the examination centre. 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 2018 Exam Result

The CTET 2018 result is expected to be declared on the official website within six weeks from the date of examination. ExamsPlanner will update you with the exact date of the CTET 2018 result once the official notification gets released for the same. The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET Exam is 60%.

CTET 2018 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When the CTET 2018 Exam will be held?

The exam is scheduled to be held in September/October 2018.

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

Candidate can get the application form from 01 August 2018 from the official ctet website.

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

To become a 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 an upper primary teacher for Class 6 to Class 8?

To become a teacher for the Class 6 to Class 8, 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 ₹ 1200 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 ₹ 600 for CTET Exam if applying for both the papers.

Q. In how many languages CTET Exam 2018 is conducted?

The Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English languages.

Q. What is the question pattern of CTET 2018 Exam?

CTET exam 2018 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 2018 Exam.

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

For anyone paper the application fee is ₹ 700 for general candidate and ₹ 350 for reserved category.


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