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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
CTET Exam Date 2021
To be Announced 
Name of the Examination
Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Common Name
CTET
Conducting Body
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Frequency of the Exam
Twice a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is the CTET Exam?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam is conducted twice a year, typically in July and December. 

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted for candidates who want to build their careers as educators by teaching primary and upper primary classes in several central government schools across India.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test consists of 2 papers. By appearing for Paper I, candidates can teach students from classes 1 to 5 and teach students from classes 6 to 8 by appearing for Paper II. Candidates can opt for Paper I, Paper II, or both.

Parents seeking admissions in Bangalore for their children in top schools creates a demand for the best educators who can create a favourable future for their wards. Hence, schools in Bangalore hire the best teachers who can suit the future plans of their students. 

CTET registration dates will be announced soon.

Aspirants must have completed senior secondary examination or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 50% to be eligible for the exam. 

They must have graduated or appeared in the final year of Bachelor in Elementary Education.

CTET Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Online
Exam Mode
Offline
CTET Exam Duration
Paper I: 2.5 Hours & Paper II: 2.5 Hours
Total Marks
Paper I: 150 & Paper II: 150
Medium of Exam
English and Hindi
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

CTET Exam Dates 2021:

Events 
Tentative Dates 
Beginning of Application Process
To be Announced 
End of Application
To be Announced 
Admit Card
To be Announced 
CTET Exam Date 2021 
To be Announced
Results
To be Announced

CTET Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for CTET Registration:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
Step 2: Fill in all the primary and mandatory fields.
Step 3: Reconfirm your data and set a password before clicking on the confirmation button.
Step 4: You will receive a registration number. Note down the same along with the password for the application process.

How to fill up the CTET Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
Step 2: Click on the link "Proceed to go online".
Step 3: Fill in all the fields by giving your educational and personal details. Click on "Next" to go to the review page and confirm your entered data.

Step 4: Hit the "Final Submit".
Step 5: Upload all the required documents on the website.
Step 6: The application fee must be paid through e-challan or debit/ credit card.
Step 7: The website will be redirected to the payment confirmation page. Aspirants must take a printout of the same along with the CTET application form for future reference.

CTET Application Fees:
Category

CTET Application Fee  Only for Paper I/ Paper I (In Rs.)

General
1,000
SC/ ST/ PWD
500

Category

CTET Application Fee Both Paper I & II (In Rs.)

General
1,200
SC/ ST/ PWD
600

Documents Required for CTET Application Form: 

Documents for CTET Online Registration
Specifications
Passport-Size Photograph
  • Coloured Photograph
  • The Photograph shouldn't be older than 6 months.
  • Size: 4 KB- 40 KB
  • Format: JPG/ JPEG
  • Dimension: 3.5cm(W) x 4.5cm(H)
Class 10th Marksheet
Scanned Copy
Signature
  • It should be done on a white paper.
  • It should be done using a black or blue pen.
  • Candidates can not overwrite the signature.
  • Size: 1 KB- 25 KB
  • Format: JPEG

CTET Exam Centres: 

The exam will be conducted in 121 cities across India. Here's the list of popular cities that have Exam Centres.

Bengaluru
Vijayawada
Thiruvananthapuram
Guwahati
Chandigarh
Patna
Delhi
Visakhapatnam
Ahmedabad
Bhubaneswar
Hyderabad
Kolkata 
Mumbai
Chennai

CTET Syllabus & Books:

CBSE lays the question paper based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus. 

CTET Syllabus for Paper I (Primary Class I to V)

Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I
Mathematics
Language II
Learning and Pedagogy
Pedagogy of Language Development
Environmental Studies
Pedagogical Issues
Learning and Pedagogy of Children with special needs
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Books for Part I:

Subject
Suggested Books
Child Development and Pedagogy
Arihant Experts for Child Development and Pedagogy: CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)
Environmental Studies
Arihant Experts for Environmental Studies: CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Class I-V
Mathematics
Arihant Experts for Mathematics: CTET & TETs for Class I-V Mathematics & Pedagogy

CTET Syllabus for Paper II (Upper Primary Class VI to VIII)

Child Development and PedagogyLanguage I
Learning and Pedagogy
Language II
Mathematics
Science
History
Social and Political Life
Environmental Studies
Social Studies/ Social Sciences 
Geography
Learning and Pedagogy of Children with Special Needs

Books for Part II:

Subject
Suggested Books
Child Development and Pedagogy
Sandeep Kumar for Child Development and Pedagogy: A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy
Social Science/ Social Studies
Arihant Experts for social science/social studies teachers: CTET Success Master Science Social/Studies Paper-II for Class VI-VIII

Languages Options in both Part I & II:

English
Hindi
Marathi
Kannada 
Assamese
Nepali
Bengali
Oriya
Garo
Punjabi
Gujarathi
Mizo
Tamil
Khashi
Sanskrit
Tibetian
Telugu
Manipuri
Urdu
Malayalam

Other Reference Books for CTET Exam:

Book Name
Author/ Publisher
CTET Success Master Paper II - with Solved Papers Maths & Science
Arihant Experts
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy
Yukti Sharma
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) 2nd Edition
Disha Experts
CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Workbook Mathematics and Science
Disha Experts

CTET Exam Pattern:

Division of Paper

Part I: Primary School Teacher

Part II: Upper Primary School Teacher

Exam Mode

Part I: Offline

Part II: Offline

Exam Duration

Part I: 2.5 Hours

Part II: 2.5 Hours

Total Marks

Part I: 150

Part II: 150

Question Type

Part I: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Part II: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Sections

Part I: 5

Part II: 4

Medium of Question Paper

Part I: English & Hindi

Part II: English & Hindi

Marking Scheme

Part I: +1 for Every Correct Answer. No Negative Marking

Part II: +1 for Every Correct Answer. No Negative Marking

Highlights of Part I:

  • There are 5 sections
  • Child Development & Pedagogy
  • Language I (Compulsory)
  • Language II (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Each section has 30 MCQs.
  • Part I tests the candidates in their understanding of educational psychology, comprehension of communication & language, proficiency of instructing, and problem-solving abilities.

Highlights of Part II:

  • There are 4 sections:
  • Child Development & Pedagogy (Compulsory)
  • Language I (Compulsory)
  • Language II (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) or Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science/ other teachers)
  • The compulsory sections carry 30 marks each, and the optional/ core subject carries 60 marks.
  • Part II tests the candidates in their understanding of educational psychology, characteristics, communication, proficiency of instructing, and problem-solving abilities.

    CTET Exam Preparation Tips:

    Candidates can go through the below-mentioned preparation tips for the Exam: 

    • A Study Routine to get to the Root of the Syllabus: Maintain a study schedule strictly and study the exam's syllabus in detail. It will help in increasing productivity and achieving better results.

    • Mind Map your Progress: Mind mapping can be the best way to make notes as it bridges the gap of understanding. It helps in understanding and recalling the subject later with efficiency.

    • Refer to a Series of Study material: While preparing to become a teacher, it is essential to gain a broader understanding of the subject. Referring to multiple study materials can be a good strategy to do so.

    • Practice Mocks For Perfection: After completion of each segment of the CTET syllabus, test your understanding by solving mocks in regular intervals. It will help in monitoring the progress and improving the required time.

    • Relax to Rejuvenate: Taking breaks and consuming healthy food during the preparation of the CTET exam will prevent your body and mind from being worn out. It will help you rejuvenate and improve concentration.

    CTET Admit Card:

    Candidates can download the CTET admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

    Step 1: Visit the official website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. 
    Step 2: Click on the CTET Admit Card link on the home page.
    Step 3: Log in using the credentials.
    Step 4: The Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
    Step 5: Confirm all the details on the admit card.
    Step 6: Download and take a printout of the same.

    Candidates need to compulsorily carry their CTET admit card along with a government-approved valid ID card to the exam center.

    CTET Result:

    Candidates can check out the CTET results by following the below-mentioned steps:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. 
    Step 2: On the home page, click on the CTET Result link. 
    Step 3: Enter the roll number and hit the search button.
    Step 4: The results will be displayed on the screen. 
    Step 5: Candidates should verify the scorecard, download and print it for further reference. 

    CTET Cut-offs:

    The cut-offs will be released by the CBSE on the official website of CTET. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to qualify in the exam and get recruited by their preferred schools. 

    Deciding Factors for CTET Cut-off: 

    • The total number of candidates who appeared in the examination
    • Total number vacant of Seats
    • Previous year cut-off trend
    • The difficulty level of the exam
    • Reservation Norms

    FAQs:

    1. How should I go about the CTET Registration process?
      - You can visit the official website of CTET and register for the exam. 

    2. What is the mode of the CTET Exam?
      - The exam is conducted in offline mode.

    3. For which post is the CTET Exam conducted?
      - The exam is conducted for the post of teacher in government schools across India in the primary and upper primary classes.

    4. Which authority conducts the CTET Exam?
      - The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

    5. What is the marking scheme for CTET 2021?
      - The candidates will be awarded +1 marks for every correct answer. There is no negative marking. The marking scheme is the same for both papers.

    6. Can I use a single mobile number or email Id for multiple registrations?
      - No. A mobile no. and email ID can only be used once for registration.

    7. What is the maximum number of attempts for the exam?
      - There are no restrictions on the number of attempts.

    8. How many languages can I choose for the exam?
      - There are 20 language options for which the exam will be conducted. 

    9. Is it possible to change the exam center?
      - No. The exam center can not be changed after the initial selection.

    10.  What is the upper age limit to appear for the exam?
      - There is no upper age limit to appear in the exam.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Educational Qualifications:

    Part I: Teacher for Primary Classes (I- V) 

    CTET application of students for Part I will be accepted only if they meet the below eligibility:

    • Candidates must have graduated from class 12th with a minimum aggregate score of 50% along with any of the below requirements:
      • Cleared or appeared in the final year of the Diploma of Elementary Education as per NCTE regulations 2002.
      • Completed or in the final year of Bachelor's degree.
      • Cleared or appeared for the final year exam of a 2 -year Diploma Program.
      • Cleared bachelor's degree and cleared or appeared for the final year of a Degree Program for Elementary Education.

    Part II: Teacher for Secondary Classes (VI- VIII)

    Aspirants have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the exam Paper II:

    • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate score along with any of the below requirements: 
      • Completed or in the final year of Bachelor's degree.
      • Cleared or appeared in the first year of Bachelor's in Education as per the NCTE regulation (with a 40% aggregate score).
    • Candidates who have cleared class 12th with a minimum aggregate score of 50% and have cleared or are appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Elementary Education.

    General Eligibility:

    • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • The lower age limit is 17 years. There is no upper age limit.
    • Candidates from the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in the educational qualification.
    • A Diploma or degree teacher course will be accepted only from the institutes recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). While a Diploma in Education or B.Ed in (Special Education) should be obtained from an institute recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) with a 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.





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