CTET 2021 Application Form, Fees and Process

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Mar 19, 2021

The CTET 2021 Application Form is assumed to be released in January 2021 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). To fill the application form, the aspirants have to use the online mode. All the candidates have to provide valid information while filling the application form. 

Important Dates

CTET Application Form 2021 Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Starting date of Application form January 2021
Last date of the Application form March 2021
Fee Submission last date March 2021
Application form correction date March 2021
Exam date July 2021
Candidates can download the practice papers to prepare for the exam and also this will help them in getting an idea about the exam pattern, weightage is given to questions, type of questions, etc. 
Steps to Fill Application Form

How to Fill CTET Application Form 2021?

Candidates must login to to fill CTET Application Form. Click on the link ‘Apply online’ and you will be redirected to an instruction page. Read all the basic instructions explaining the application procedure. After reading the instructions carefully, click on the link ‘Proceed to Apply Online’.

Step 1 – Fill CTET 2021 Application Form

  • Applicants must fill in all the details asked carefully.
  • Click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • There is also a ‘Reset’ button if you wish to edit the filled in information.
  • After clicking on the ‘Next’ button, candidates will be directed to a Review Page.
  • Once done, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.

Candidates will be given a registration number. They must note down this number and keep it safe.

The various details that candidates are needed to fill out in CTET Application Form 2021 are classified into the following categories.

  1. Candidate’s particulars
  2. Examination Center
  3. Languages offered
  4. If Differently Abled
  5. Personal details
  6. College Institution
  7. Address and contact
  8. Security PIN

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature 

The second step in filling CTET Application Form 2021 is to upload a passport size photograph and signature.

ctet fee payment
  • Upload high quality scanned images of your latest photograph and signature in specified dimensions.
  • The photograph should be more than 10 kbs and less than 100 kbs in size; dimensions should be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.
  • The signature size should range from 3 kbs- 30 kbs; dimensions should be 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm.
  • Both the images should be in jpg/jpeg format.

Step 3: Pay CTET Application Fee

  • Upon successfully uploading the scanned images of the photograph and the signature, you are automatically directed to the payment page.
  • Here either make the fee payment online through debit/ credit card/ net banking or download the e-challan to pay the fee offline.
  • E-challan is to be submitted at any branch of Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.

Step 4: Print the Confirmation Page

  • After making the payment, proceed to the page where you can download the Confirmation Page.
  • One must keep this Confirmation Page along with a copy of the e-challan or the fee receipt safely.
Application Fees

CTET Application Fee 2021

The application fee varies with category and number of papers applied for. The table below summarizes the fee required to apply for CTET 2021.

Category Paper 1 or Paper 2 Both Paper 1 and 2
General/OBC INR 1000 INR 1200
SC/ST/ Differently Abled INR 500 INR 600
Pre-requisites for Application Form

Pre-requisites for CTET Application Form 2021

Candidates must have the following documents and information ready at the time of filling and completing the online procedure.

  • High quality scanned image of the candidate’s recent photograph in jpg/jpeg format.
  • The prescribed dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) and the size of the file should be between 10 kbs and 100 kbs.
  • High quality scanned image of the candidate’s signature in jpeg/jpg format.
  • The prescribed dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height) and the size of the file should be between 3 kbs and 30 kbs.
  • Candidates must have his/her Aadhar number, credit/debit card details (in case of online payment), academic qualification details and valid email id, phone number and mailing address. Download CTET 2021 Sample Papers

Required Documents

Documents Required for Filling CTET 2021 Application Form

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Certificate of Matriculation Exam
  • 12th Pass Certificate
  • Certificate of Highest Qualification
  • Valid Identity Proof
  • Debit Card/ Credit Card (in case of online fee payment process)

Detailed Need to Enter in CTET Application Form 2021

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Locality
  • City
  • District
  • State
  • Pin Code
  • Mobile number
  • STD code with a telephone number
  • Email ID
  • State
  • Identification type
  • Percentage
  • Marks Obtained
  • Aadhar Number
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Status of Qualifying Exam
  • Employment Status
  • Applying for
  • Have you Appeared for CTET before
  • Language-1
  • Language-2
  • Question Paper Medium
Retrieving Registration No

Retrieving CTET 2021 Registration Number

Candidates are given a unique registration number after completing the first stage of filling CTET 2021 Application Form. Candidates must use this registration number to log in to the payment portal.

  • In case one misplaces or loses this registration number after noting it down, they can retrieve the registration number by visiting the official site.
  • Click on ‘Forgot Registration Number?’.
  • After filling in essential details such as the candidate’s name, mother’s name, father’s name and date of birth and selecting the category and papers applied (Paper I or Paper II or both), enter the security pin.
  • Candidates will then be able to retrieve his/her registration number.

Also Check CTET 2021 Exam Pattern

Application Form Correction

CTET Application Form Correction 2021

Central Board of Secondary Education will open the online CTET Application Form Correction facility. Successfully registered candidates can update, add or rectify mistakes, if any, in their application form. Candidates cannot increase the number of papers they had applied to appear for. Candidates have to follow these simple steps for form correction:

Step 1: Visit the official website i.e

Step 2: Click on the link available for CTET application form correction.

Step 3: Enter the application number and date of birth and click on Sign In button.

Step 4: Make the required corrections in the application form.

Step 5: Save and submit the form again.

Candidates can make the following changes: 

  • Name of the candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Category
  • Name of your college or University
  • Paper chosen by candidate ( From Paper I to Paper-II or vice-versa)
  • Paper-II Subject
  • Preferred Centre
  • Language for Paper
  • Communication Address

Read More  What details can be changed?

Candidates can contact the conducting authority in the following ways to get any kind of clarification and assistance regarding Application Form, unsuccessful fee payment and correction window of CTET 2021.

Smt. Poonam Sachdeva, Dy. Secretary Central Teacher eligibility Test Unit, CBSE

PS 1-2, Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110092

Contact No: 011-22240107, 22240112 Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

CTET Application Form 2021 FAQs

Ques.  What is the official link for CTET application form?

Ans. Application forms can be accessed at the official website of CTET at

Ques.  How can I make corrections in my Application form?

Ans. You need to login in the official website of CTET and make corrections in the application. 

Ques.  What is the procedure to apply for CTET 2021?


  1. Go to the official website
  2. Click on Apply for CTET Button
  3. If you are already registered in CTET, then use registration number.
  4. If you don’t have registration number then click on Proceed To Apply Online Button.
  5. Now Instruction page will open on screen. Read the instruction carefully or take a printout of it to get help before CTET form filling.
  6. Fill CTET 2021 Online Form. Fill all particulars will correct details carefully.
  7. After filling all details correctly, click on next and Upload passport size Image and signatures.
  8. NOW Deposit CTET application fee through e-challan/ Net banking/ Debit Card or Credit Card.
  9. Now Take print out the confirmation page.

Ques.  What are the details required during filling in the application form?

Ans. You will be asked Candidate particulars like-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • preferred exam center
  • language medium
  • personal details including Adhaar Card number, gender, caste category, status of qualifying exam, employment status, education details, candidate's address.

Ques.  Do I need to register before filling in application form?

Ans. Yes you need to register with your email id and phone number before online application. You will be given a registration number.

Ques.  What do I do if I forget my registration number?

Ans. Click on the forgot registration number link. You will be asked your email id and other details after which your registration number will be resent to you.

Ques.  How will I get my center city?

Ans. Generally Board makes effort to allot center in the city as per candidate’s first choice of exam city. However, Board reserves the right to allot any center/city.

Ques.  Do I need to pay exam fee at the time of application?

Ans. Yes. You need to pay the application fee at the time of filling in application form.

Ques.  What is the mode of payment for application fee?

Ans. You can pay through e-challan/ Net banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

Ques.  Can I apply for CTET again if I had already qualified the CTET before?

Ans. Yes, there is no restriction.

Ques.  Can I appear in Paper-I or Paper-II in different cycles?

Ans. Yes

Ques.  Amount has been debited from my account but confirmation page is not generated?

Ans. Due to congestion on Server, sometimes online transactions are failed, resulting amount is deducted from the candidate’s account but not credited in Board’s account. Candidate has to again pay the fee either through online mode or challans so as to get her/his confirmation page. The failed transaction amount will be refunded within 10-15 working days to the concerned bank account.

Ques.  What is the confirmation page?

Ans. Confirmation page shows that your application form along with fee has been received online to the Board. Confirmation Page shows all the particulars filled by the candidate during Online registration and according to the particulars filled and reflected in Confirmation Page, candidate will get the Admit Card.

Ques.  After qualifying the CTET, am I eligible for getting the Job?

Ans. Qualifying CTET would not confer a right on any person for Recruitment/Employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Ques.  If I qualify CTET, will CTET unit or CBSE provide me a Job?

Ans. CBSE is an Examination conducting body only. Providing job/employment does not fall under its jurisdiction.

Ques.  What is the validity period of CTET certificate?

Ans. As per existing guidelines framed by NCTE, the validity period is 7 years.

Ques.  Suppose I qualified one paper in February and second paper in September then what would be the duration validity of my certificate?

Ans. The Eligibility Certificate of each CTET is valid for 7 years from the date of declaration of the result. However, the result of each CTET is valid for its respective examination.

Ques.  The Fees have been submitted in Bank but still, it is shown as “Fee Not Received”. What Should I do?

Ans. If your confirmation page is not generated, please contact your concerned Bank Branch for the details and send us a scanned copy of bank challan having stamp of the concerned bank.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


tamdin dolma
Sir, from which site I have to fill the application form?
abdul nazir

You need to visit the official website of CTET i.e. to complete the registration process. The exam will be conducted in offline mode twice a year by CBSE for recruitment of teachers at different levels. Only online mode of application is accepted.

manisha hansraj
Respected sir/ madam I want to do ctet this year, session i.e (2021-2022) kindly tell me when will the application form issue and how will I come to know that application form has been release. Kindly guide me.
abdul nazir

The first exam for 2021 has been conducted on january 31, 2021 in online mode. CBSE conducts CTET for eligible students twice a year usually in July and December. Th enext dates are yet to be declared and wheneevr any developments happen, it will be informed via a notification on the official website of CBSE itself.

i padmapriya
Hi Sir am Padmapriya .I am from Hyderabad am 40yrs old my Qualifications are B.COM PGDBM PPTTC Is it compulsory to write CTET for PGT vacancy i do have the Experience of 9yrs in teaching field.
abdul nazir

No CTET is not compulsory for PGT vacancy as it is required only till TGT level. To be eligible for PGT vacancy, you must be a post graduate with B.Ed degree.

CTET paper 1 is for those who wish to teach from class 1 to 5, while paper 2 is for those who wants to teach from class 6 to 8. Find more details at CTET eligibility 2021.

rupali paswan
Hey.. When will the application forms for 2021 be released?
abdul nazir

Hi Rupali, The admit card for the upcoming exam has been released on January 13 and the exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021. CTET exam is conducted twice a year and the dates for next exam is yet to be announced on the official website. To get further details of the exam visit CTET 2021.

ammar zaheer ahmed
how to get ctet roll number from registration number?
kavita rani

Hi Ammar. Refer to the official website and click on the registration number.
Other useful details are here.

deep jyoti das
how to fill ctet application form?
kavita rani

Hi Deep. Refer to the official of CTET, candidates can apply only. Fill all the details and submit all the required details. Make sure that you fill CTET Online Application Form accurately and pay the fees.
Other details in this regard is mentioned here.

tanishka shah
how to fill ctet form?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. The candidates who plan to apply for this exam must fill online form by registration followed by fee.
Refer to the official website and tap on Apply for CTET Button.
Other details are mentioned here.

renu bala
Hii mam , I have got 43% in B.a and 51% in M.a...I have got also B.ed from Bikaner university.. Can I fill ctet from?
arvind kumar

Hi Renu, Greetings from Collegedunia. CTET exam is conducted by CBSE. You can fill the CTET form. For more details visit: CTET EXAM

What is the duration given for online registration of CTET form?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. Candidates get one month time to complete the online registration of the CTET.

How to apply for the CTET exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. Candidates can fill CTET Application Form online by visiting the official website. Upload Photo and Signature while applying. Detailed procedure to apply is mentioned here.

utkarsha khatri
What is the examination fee for CTET?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Candidates belonging to general /OBC category have to pay INR 1000 (for paper 1 or paper 2) while the combined fees for both papers is INR 1200. Application fees for SC/ST category candidates is mentioned here.

puja sao
What is the Applicability of CTET?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. The CTET applies 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.

divakar sharma
Is there any restriction on the number of attempts of CTET exam?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. No, there are no restrictions on the total attempts a person can make for appearing in a CTET exam.

trupti mohanty
I have not registered for CTET exam 2020 . Can I do it now? When can I register for CTET 2021
arvind kumar

Hi Trupti, you can register for CTET 2021 exam from february 2021. For details visit: CTET EXAM

farzana khatoon
Where is next CTET exam date
Hello ma'm i have 49:% marks for ug and 54,%for PG and also 1 year b. Ed. Am I eligible to write ctet exam

Hello Jisha,

Yes, you are eligible to write the CTET. Kindly visit – CTET Eligibility to check your eligibility on other parameters. 

leena raut
Hello Ma'am For some financial issues not able to submit or apply ctet this time? Next Ctet Application form can we get any notification from your side ? Plz help
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Leena, there is no notification on registration dates for next session. Kindly keep visiting the official website for latest updates.
gladwin david
When is next CTET exam registration?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi David, registration dates for next session have not been announced yet. As soon as any official notification is released, it would be updated here.
ankita puranik
In personal details they asked language 1 n language 2 so i select select language 1 as Hindi n language 2 as Marathi. My mother tongue is marathi, thats what i choose it, but i am confused that i should choose English instead. Plea
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ankita, if you are comfortable in Marathi, then, there is no need to change the chosen language. It is totally up to you.
ursula joy
I want to cancell my application for CTET. what is the procedure?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ursula, application cannot be cancelled in CTET exam. Candidates can choose not to appear in the exam and thus, their candidature will automatically get cancelled.