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.
|Relevant Links for CTET Exam|
|CTET Application Form||CTET Eligibility||CTET Exam Pattern|
|CTET Syllabus||CTET Practice Papers||CTET Preparation Tips|
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.
|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|
|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 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|
|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.
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.