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CTET 2021 Upcoming Exam Dates

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May 3, 2021

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CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test is an entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to recruit teachers of Classes 1 to 8 in government schools.

The CTET Exam is conducted twice a year- in July and in December. The CTET I (July) Exam of 2020, originally scheduled for July 05, 2020, was conducted on January 31, 2021.

There are two papers in the CTET exams - Paper I and Paper-II. The candidates wishing to teach classes 1 to 5 can apply for Paper I and the candidates wishing to teach classes 6 to 8 can apply for Paper-II. They can apply for both the papers as well. They must solve sample papers to understand the difficulty of the exam. 

Many states conduct their own TET tests to recruit teachers for the government schools in their state. The main goal of the test is to improve the standards of teaching in the country and protect the children’s right to free and compulsory education.

Latest Updates:

  • April 7, 2021: HTET 2021 Pending Result and Irish Biometric Verification List Released, Read here
  • April 7, 2021: UTET Answer Key 2021 is released and is available to Download, Read here
  • April 5, 2021: The Application date for Pre Primary Teacher recruitment extended in Punjab- Check details here.
  • April 5, 2021: The deadline to pay Tripura TET Application Fee extended- Read here.
  • April 5, 2021: Recruitment of Lecturers active in Punjab- Check Application Details Here.

CTET I (July) 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official Notification April 2021
Beginning of Online Application April 2021
End of Online Application May 2021
Application Correction Window May 2021
End of Payment of Application Fee May 2021
Release of Admit Card July 2021
CTET I (July) Exam Date July 2021

CTET II (December) 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official Notification August 2021
Beginning of Online Application August 2021
End of Online Application September 2021
Application Correction Window September 2021
End of Payment of Application Fee September 2021
Release of Admit Card November-December 2021
CTET II (December) Exam Date December 2021

CTET 2021: Exam Day Schedule and Timings

CTET Exam Day Events CTET Paper-I Timings CTET Paper-II Timings
Date of Examination July 2021/ December 2021 July 2021/ December 2021
Reporting Time at Exam Centre 8 AM 12:30 PM
Verification of Admit cards 9-9:15 AM 1:30-1:45 PM
Distribution of Exam Booklets 9:15 AM 1:45 PM
Booklet Seal to be opened/broken to take out the Answer Sheet 9:25 AM 1:55 PM
Commencement of the Test 9:30 AM 2 PM
Conclusion of Test 12 PM 4:30 PM

CTET I (July) 2020: Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification January 23, 2020
Beginning of Online Application January 24, 2020
End of Online Application March 02, 2020
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees March 05, 2020
Application Correction Window March 19 to 24, 2020
Change of Exam Centres November 07 to 16, 2020
Release of Admit card January 13, 2021
CTET 2020 Exam Date January 31, 2021
Release of Answer Key February 19, 2021
Declaration of Result February 26, 2021
Distribution of CTET Certificate To be announced

The CBSE is expected to release the 2021 official notification soon. However, till the dates are out, the aspirants must check the eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, and other details of the exam before applying.

Also, once the application process starts, the interested candidates must apply sooner rather than later to increase the chances of getting their preferred exam centre.

FAQs

Ques: How many times is the CTET exam conducted in a year?

Ans: The CTET Exam is conducted twice a year- July and December.

Ques: Are both the Papers of CTET conducted in a single day?

Ans: Yes, both the papers of CTET are conducted in a single day.

Ques: When is the CTET answer key released?

Ans: The CTET answer key is released a week after the exam is conducted.

Ques: What is the duration of the CTET Exams?

Ans: The duration for each paper of CTET is 2 and a half hours (150 minutes).

Ques: Does CTET release the OMR Sheets after the exam?

Ans: The OMR sheets are released with the provisional answer keys after the exam.

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

Comments


2 Comments
M
mohammed najamuddin
Is notification for the CTET 2021 announced?
J
jaya garg

Hi. CBSE is expected to announce the 2021 official notification soon. However, till the dates are out, candidates can refer to the eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, and other details of the CTET exam before applying.

H
harssham
Can you tell me the difference between the CTET paper 1 and paper 2?
J
jaya garg

Hi. There are two papers in the CTET exams including Paper I and Paper-II. Candidates planning to teach classes 1 to 5 have to give Paper I while the candidates wishing to teach classes 6 to 8 can apply for Paper-II.