CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is conducted by CBSE which aims at providing eligibility for the selection of teachers in all Central Government schools, namely Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. It is conducted twice a year, in February and September. Some of the private schools have also made this exam mandatory for the recruitment of teachers. The application procedure will begin from December 2018 for February session.
CTET 2018 comprises 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Aspiring teachers for class 1-5 must appear for Paper 1 and aspirants for class 6-8 must appear for Paper 2. Both papers will be conducted on the same day in different sessions. Candidates can also apply for both the papers. Those who acquire more than 60% in CTET will receive Eligibility certificate through speed post.
|Highlights of CTET 2018|
|Exam Name||Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)|
|Conducting Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Exam Type||National Level|
|Exam Periodicity||Biannual (February and September)|
|Purpose||Selection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours 30 minutes (both papers)|
|CTET 2018 Exam Date||February|
|Eligibility Criteria||Passed Senior Secondary with 50% marks|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Number of Attempts||No restriction|
|Language Medium||English and Hindi|
Candidates must follow the dates given in the table below for CTET to be held in February 2018. The dates are tentative and candidates should check the official notification to be updated about the exam.
|CTET 2018 application form availability||December 2017|
|Last date for submission of application form||December 2017|
|Last date for submission of application fee||December 2017|
|Application form correction||December 2017|
|Editing of application form ends on||January 2018|
|Application form’s final status||December 2017|
|Admit Card availability||January 2018|
|CTET 2018 exam date||February 2018|
|Result declaration||April 2018|
|CTET 2018 certificates’ dispatch||May 2018|
Candidates need to verify the eligibility criteria before applying for CTET 2018.Candidates who secure more than 60% in CTET 2018 for any of the papers will receive a CTET eligibility certificate. The eligibility criteria for Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:
If any of the following criteria is fulfilled, candidates can apply for becoming a teacher of classes 1-5:
If any of the following criteria is fulfilled, candidates can apply for becoming a teacher for classes 6-8:
Know More About CTET 2018 Eligibility
CTET 2018 will be conducted by CBSE in the month of February. Candidates need to complete the online registration process which shall begin in December 2017 and will end in the same month. The online application process includes filling the form, uploading of documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.
Things to keep in mind before filling the application form:
Steps to fill the application form is given below:
Step 1- Filling of Application Form
Step 2- Uploading of Photograph and Signature
Step 3- Paying the Application Fee
Step 4- Printing of Confirmation Page
Candidates can make the payment by both online and offline modes. In online mode, payment can be made through credit card, debit card or net banking. If candidates choose the offline mode, they must choose the option of e-challan and submit in any Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank. Applicants can refer to the below mentioned fee according to the category they belong to.
|Paper 1 or Paper 2||INR 600||INR 300|
|Both Papers||INR 1000||INR 500|
CTET 2018 Admit Card will be released as per the notification published on the website of CTET. It will be released in the month of August 2018 and can be downloaded from www.ctet.net.in. Particulars on the admit card should match the details given on the confirmation page. Candidates are advised to check all details on the admit card for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any corrections.
CTET 2018 Admit Card is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:
During the filling of application form, candidates will be asked to fill in 3 preferences for exam centers. CTET 2018 will provide candidates with centers possible at every major location of India. Therefore, they will have to make a choice as per their convenience. Exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 92 exam centers that candidates can opt for:
|CTET Exam Centers|
|Agartala (72)||Chandigarh (08)||Ferozepur (58)||Jodhpur (63)||Mumbai (45)||Saharanpur (89)|
|Agra (77)||Chennai (67)||Gangtok (66)||Kangra (28)||Muzzafarpur (06)||Sambalpur (54)|
|Ahmedabad (18)||Coimbatore (68)||Ghaziabad (81)||Kanpur (83)||Nagpur (46)||Shillong (50)|
|Aizawl (51)||Dadra & Nagar Haveli (10)||Gorakhpur (82)||Karnal (24)||Nashik (47)||Shimla (29)|
|Ajmer (61)||Daman (11)||Gurugram (23)||Kavaratti (40)||Noida (87)||Srinagar (31)|
|Aligarh (78)||Dehradun (73)||Guwahati (05)||Kohima (52)||Panaji (17)||Srinagar Garhwal (76)|
|Allahabad (79)||Delhi Central (12)||Haldwani (74)||Kolkata (92)||Panchkula (26)||Surat (19)|
|Ambala (21)||Delhi East (13)||Hamirpur (27)||Kota (64)||Patna (07)||Tiruchirappalli (70)|
|Amritsar (56)||Delhi North (14)||Hyderabad (71)||Kozhikode (38)||Port Blair (01)||Trivandrum (39)|
|Aurangabad (44)||Delhi South (15)||Imphal (49)||Kurukshetra (25)||Puducherry (55)||Udaipur (65)|
|Bareilly (80)||Delhi West (16)||Indore (42)||Lucknow (84)||Pune (48)||Vadodara (20)|
|Bengaluru (35)||Dhanbad (33)||Itanagar (04)||Madurai (69)||Raebareli (88)||Varanasi (90)|
|Bhatinda (57)||Dubai (93)||Jabalpur (43)||Mangalore (36)||Raipur (09)||Vijayawada (02)|
|Bhopal (41)||Durgapur (91)||Jaipur (61)||Mathura (85)||Ranchi (34)||Visakhapatnam(03)|
|Bhubaneswar (53)||Ernakulam (37)||Jalandhar (59)||Mohali (60)||Riyadh (94)||--|
|Bokaro (32)||Faridabad (22)||Jammu (30)||Moradabad (86)||Roorkee (75)||--|
Exam duration is 150 minutes
Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark
No marks deducted for incorrect answer
It will be an offline test
Questions will be of objective type
There are 180 questions in the exam
CTET 2018 Paper 1 is a written test. It is bilingual in nature i.e. both Hindi and English are the media in which the exam paper is represented. The duration of the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 mark awarded for every correct answer and no mark deducted for any incorrect answer.
Paper 1 has five sections with 30 questions in each section. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies. The questions are of Multiple-Choice-Question (MCQ) type. There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150.
CTET 2018 Paper 2 is also a written test. It is bilingual in nature, Hindi and English are the two medium of language. Duration is 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 mark awarded for every correct answer and no mark deduced for any incorrect answer.
Paper 2 comprises 5 sections. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions), Language I (30 questions), Language II (30 questions), Mathematics and Science (60 questions), Social Studies/Social Science(60 questions). The questions are of objective type. There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150.
Check Here CTET 2018 Exam Pattern
CTET Paper 1 is for aspirants of Primary Stage Teachers and Paper 2 is for aspirants of Elementary Stage Teachers. Candidates can also appear for both the papers. Paper 1 Syllabus comprises Child Development and Pedagogy, wherein it focuses on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11. Language section will contain comprehension, language development and unseen passages.
Paper 2 Syllabus comprises 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science and Social Science. Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.
Some of the preparation tips based on CTET 2018 Syllabus are as follows:
CTET 2018 Result shall be declared on the official website in the month of April 2018. Answer Key for both the papers will be released before the release of the result. CTET certificate is generated and sent by speed post for candidates securing more than 60% in the test. CTET Mark statement will be sent by ordinary post to other candidates.
Steps to download the result is as follows:
CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration for all category candidates. There is no limitation on the number of times one can apply for CTET. Candidates can re-appear for the exam to improve their scores. In case one loses their Mark Statement or Eligibility Certificate, they can get a duplicate copy by paying an amount of INR 200 in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.
Cut off is the minimum marks required to clear the exam and receive CTET Mark Statement. Candidates who score more than 60% will receive Eligibility Certificate. The cut off is released after the declaration of results. The table below states the expected cut off for CTET 2018:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.