CTET Exam

CTET 2024: Latest News, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Application Details

May 17, 2024

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CTET Exam (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) nationally for applicants to apply for teaching positions in government and government-aided schools such as NVS/KVS and other schools. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) administers it. The CTET Exam will be administered online in 20 languages nationwide. CTET 2024 notification was released on 3rd November 2023.

Latest News from CTET

  • CTET had extended the last date to apply till 5th April 2024.
  • CTET 2024 July session notification was released on 7th March 2024. The exam is to be conducted on 7th July 2024.
  • CTET 2024 exam results were released on 15th February 2024.
  • CTET Pre-admit card was released on 12th January 2024 on its official website.
  • CTET Exam will be held on 21st January 2024 (Sunday) from 9:30 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm. 
CTET

CTET is only an eligibility test, meaning passing it does not guarantee a job. They must apply for recruitment at various schools based on available vacancies, which require CTET Certification and candidates to score more than or equal to 60% to be selected. The certificate is valid for life, so once a candidate is qualified, they do not need to retake the exam.

Candidates who have been declared successful in the previous CTET can, however, re-appear for re-examination to improve their scores because there are no restrictions on the number of times they can appear in CTET.   

The exam is divided into two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. CTET Paper 1 is for candidates who want to teach classes 1 to 5, and CTET Paper 2 is for candidates who want to teach students of classes 6 to 8.

Applicants who want to teach students in classes 1 to 8 must take both papers. The exam’s validity period has been extended for a lifetime. States that do not administer the TET Exam select candidates through the CTET Exam.

Why does the Government of India hold the CTET Exam?

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) was formed according to the provisions made in the Right to Education Act in 2011. Then, it became essential for the education system in the country to ensure the highest standards of quality. The Government of India holds a minimum qualifying examination for teachers nationwide for a specific reason. This reason is explainable in three points:

  • The recruitment boards now hire teachers with better grades I to VIII standards. Thus, this ensures quality.
  • The stakeholders in the education system will no longer have to worry about the teachers. Certainly, the newly recruited teachers have undergone adequate and rigorous quality checks. So, the education system is now free of hiring by other means.

CTET Exam 2024 – Overview

AbbreviationCTET
CTET Full FormCentral Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting OrganizationCentral Board of Secondary Education or CBSE
Exam LevelNational
PurposeTo ensure and uphold the quality standard in recruiting teachers for grades I to VIII.
Mode of ExamOnline
Application Mode Online
Type of PaperPaper 1 (Classes 1 to 5)
Paper 2 (Classes 6 to 8)
Exam Duration150 Mins
Language of Paper20
Official WebsiteClick Here

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CTET Notification 2024

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released a detailed notification for applicants who wish to pursue a career as a teacher. The notification includes important exam information such as the syllabus, eligibility requirements, exam fees, exam cities, and important dates. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam will be conducted online

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CTET Exam Date 2024

CBSE has released a list of the dates for the application process and examinations for the CTET 2024. Dates are given ahead of time for a better understanding of the candidate: 

EventsTentative Date
Release of CTET Notification 20247th March 2024
CTET Registration start7th March 2024
Last date to submit the CTET Application form5th April 2024 (Extended date)
Deadline to pay the Application Fee5th April 2024
CTET Admit card availableTo be notified
CTET Exam Date7th July 2024
Release of CTET ResultsTo be notified

CTET Application Form

How to apply for CTET 2024?

On the official website, the application form will be accessible. To register and receive alert messages throughout the process, candidates must provide their email address and personal phone number. To complete the application form, the candidate must adhere to the instructions below:

Step 1: Go to the official website and select the CTET 2024 option.

Step 2: Click on the ‘New Registration’ option to begin CTET registration and carefully read the CTET Notification before clicking the ‘Click here to proceed button.

Step 3: Carefully complete all the required information before clicking the Submit button.

Step 4: Fill out the application form 2024 and double-check that the information you entered in the application form is correct.

Step 5: Candidates are given an application number, and they must save their login information securely.

Step 6: The final step is to pay the application fees online or offline.

Step 7: Save the printout for future reference.

CTET Application Fees

The CTET Application fees are different according to the candidate’s category. The Application fees might also differ according to the number of CTET papers one applies for. Since a candidate can apply for more than one paper, their fee will also be higher than those appearing only for Paper I or II.

The Application fees are accepted via two modes:

  • E-Challans through any Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank
  • Online

The registration fees can be paid via your Credit or Debit card or Internet Banking in addition to wallets. Moreover, candidates may also be charged extra GST according to the conditions set by specific banks. The Application Fee structure for CTET according to category and number of papers applied for are as follows:

CategoryEither Paper I or Paper IIBoth Paper I and Paper II
General Or OBC (Non-cream Layer)1000/-1200/-
SC/ST Or Differently Abled Person500/-600/-

Some candidates may wish to apply for a photocopy of their OMR Sheet. Then, they must pay the concerned authority an additional 500/- per OMR sheet. The fee, once deposited, will not be refunded or adjusted for future testing under any circumstances.

CTET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates hoping to appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test need to check the box for CTET eligibility requirements so that their application is accepted. The eligibility criteria differ according to the grade level one wants to teach. Additionally, the eligibility criteria will also differ according to the paper they are applying for:

Basic Qualifications for a Teacher of Classes I to V/Primary Level:

  • Either Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks or passed from a Government-recognized institution.
  • Appearing in a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education
  • Either Senior Secondary with 45% marks or appearing in a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education according to the NCTE Regulations.
  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appeared in the final year of a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education course.
  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Education with emphasis on Special Education.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks. Additionally, they must have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.).

Basic Qualifications for a Teacher of Classes VI to VIII/Elementary Level:

  • Graduation is accompanied by either passing or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appeared in a one-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) course.
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks. Either passed or appearing in a one-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) according to NCTE Regulations.
  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appeared in the final year of a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education course.
  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appeared in the final year of four-year courses of B.A./B.Sc. Ed or B.A.Ed./B.Sc. Ed
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks. Either passed or appeared in a one-year B.Ed. on Spl. Education.

Other things to keep in mind regarding Eligibility

  • Anyone who has qualified B.Ed. Program from a recognized Institution by the NCTE is eligible to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test
  • Anyone pursuing teacher education courses recognized by NCTE is qualified to appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
  • Anyone belonging to reserved categories like SC/ST or Differently-Abled people can receive up to 5% relaxation in qualifying marks in their respective educational exams.
  • A candidate must be at least 17 years old. There is no maximum age for CTET applicants. The exam can be taken as many times as the candidate desires.

You can read our blog on CTET Eligibility Criteria.

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CTET Admit Card

Once a candidate has registered for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test without any errors, they should be able to download their CTET Admit cards from the official website. Admit cards are only given to qualified candidates who can attend the exam.

To the exam location, candidates must bring their CTET Admit card, two passport-size photos, and an original photo ID proof. The following instructions must be followed to download the CTET Admit card:

Step 1: Candidates must go to the CTET’s official website.

Step 2: On the website’s homepage, click the link provided for downloading their CTET Hall Ticket in the link section.

Step 3: To access your admit card, you must first log in to your page, including your Registration number, Date of birth, and Captcha Code (if specified).

Step 4: The admit card will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Download the admit card in PDF format. Take out its printout.

Documents Required for Admit Card:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Driving License
  • Voter’s Card
  • Bank Passbook with a photograph

Details on Admit Card:

  1. Applicant’s name
  2. Father’s name
  3. Application number
  4. Category of the applicant
  5. Date of birth
  6. Roll number
  7. Signature of the applicant
  8. Photo of the applicant
  9. Residential address
  10. Exam centre address
  11. Exam date
  12. Exam time
  13. Medium of paper
  14. The paper applied for (Paper I or II)
  15. General instructions

Candidates can also find detailed summaries of each CTET Exam in the table below:

EventsPaper IPaper-II
Entry to the Examination Centre8:00 AM12:30 PM
Checking of Admit Cards09: 00 AM to 09:15 AM01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Last Entry to the Examination Centre9:30 AM2:00 PM
Start of the examination9:30 AM2:00 PM
End of the examination12:00 Noon4:30 PM

CTET Vacancy

The Central Board of Secondary Education does not release an official notice about the CTET vacancy in the teacher recruitment process. But, specific schools release the number of available posts yearly. Additionally, the CTET-qualified candidate can apply for various posts in private and public schools as faculty and staff members.

CTET-qualified candidates can apply for the role of a teacher in the following schools:

  1. Schools that fall under the affiliation of the Central Government. For example, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
  2. Schools that fall under the jurisdiction of Union Territories
  3. Private schools that factor in the CTET score in their recruitment process
  4. Lastly, schools that fall under the jurisdiction of states. These schools accept both TET and CTET scores.

CTET Salary

The basic pay range for teachers who have completed the CTET is between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800. Their monthly net pay may be as much as Rs.48,000. After passing the CTET exam, candidates receive a certificate and can start earning a respectable income. The candidates must complete numerous practice exams to perform better on test day. Apart from the basic salary, a CTET-qualified teacher may also receive the following:

  • Travel Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Yearly Increments, etc.

You can also read our blog on CTET Certificate.

Syllabus

The CBSE Board will publish the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) official detailed syllabus on its website. The official website notification will be updated if the CBSE changes the syllabus or exam pattern. Candidates Eligibility Test are advised to study according to the CTET syllabus. There are two sets of syllabi for each paper.

Paper I (For candidates wishing to be a teacher for grades I to V):

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II (A candidate must choose a different language than the one tackled in Language I)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Science

Paper II (For candidates wishing to be a teacher for grades VI to VIII)

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II (A candidate must choose a different language than the one tackled in Language I)
  4. Mathematics and Science (For teachers specializing in Math or Science) or
  5. Social Studies or Social Science (For teachers specializing in Social Studies or Social Science)

Also read: CTET Syllabus for Paper 1 and 2: Detailed syllabus breakdown

The candidate has to choose either Mathematics/ Science or Social Studies as per their respective subjects. Candidates who wish to appear for both the CTET papers should prepare both syllabi.

The CTET Exam will be a purely objective test. Candidates will receive one mark for each correct response. The CTET Exam carries no penalty points.

CTET Exam Pattern

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test has provided the Exam Pattern in its notification. The CTET exam consists of two papers in its structure:

  • Paper I for candidates who wish to teach classes I to V (Primary Level)
  • Paper II for candidates who wish to teach classes VI to VIII (Elementary Level)
PaperTotal MarksDuration
Paper I150150 minutes or two and a half hours
Paper II150150 minutes or two and a half hours

For CTET Paper I, the exam structure is as follows:

TopicNumber of Questions (out of 150)Marks Carried
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Science3030

For Paper II, the exam structure is as follows:

TopicNumber of Questions (out of 150)Marks Carried
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics and Science Or Social Studies/Social Science6060

Nature and standard of questions

  • The test questions for the Child Development and Pedagogy section will concentrate on the educational psychology of teaching and learning pertinent to children between the ages of 6 and 11.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Language II test items emphasize language, communication, and comprehension skills.
  • The mathematics and environmental studies test questions will concentrate on the respective fields’ concepts, problem-solving skills, pedagogical understanding, and practical applications.

You can also check CTET Previous year question paper.

CTET Result

Once available, candidates can check their CTET Results online. Candidates who pass the CTET Exam with the required minimum score are eligible to apply for government and private teaching jobs throughout India. The qualifying candidates should have a minimum of 60%.

Candidates can check their results by visiting the website and entering their registration number, password, and date of birth. Doing so will lead them to the page stating their result or the cut-off. The details of the CTET Exam in December 2021 are as under:

PaperRegistered CandidatesAppeared CandidatesQualified Candidates
Paper-1 18,92,276 14,95,5114,45,467
Paper-216,62,886 12,78,1652,20,069

The CTET conducting Board has declared that it stores the mark sheets of qualifying candidates in DigiLocker. With their Aadhar number, cell phone number, username, and 6-digit PIN, applicants must log in to download the CTET certificate using the DigiLocker app.

You can also read our blog on CTET Answer Key and CTET Books.

How to check the result?

  • Step 1: Visit the official CTET website.
  • Step 2: On the home page, click the Results tab.
  • Step 3: Select the link for the CTET Result 2024.
  • Step 4: An additional window will open.
  • Step 5: Enter your roll number and press submit.
  • Step 6: The CTET Result 2024 will show up on the screen.

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FAQs

What to do after you are CTET qualified?

Candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching positions such as KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc., after receiving their CTET certificates. Candidates can apply for state government teaching jobs after receiving their CTET certificates. There is a written examination for the positions of PRT, TGT, and PGT. To be qualified for the next round/final selection, you must pass the test. For all categories, the CTET qualifying certificate for employment will be valid for life. The exam results will be announced to the candidates who took the test. Candidates who receive 60% or more in the general category will receive a score statement and an eligibility certificate.

How to download the CTET certificate?

To download the CTET certificate 2024, follow the instructions listed below:
1: Sign in to DigiLocker by entering your password, username, and mobile number.
2: Use the search bar to look up Central Board of Secondary Examination.
3: From the list that has now appeared, pick the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
4: Enter your roll number and press submit.
5: Download the certificate and print it out.

How to prepare for CTET?

The following are crucial elements, advice, and strategies for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2024 examination preparation:
1. Find out the total number of points given to each section and the questions included in each section, and consult the CTET Exam Pattern. Candidates can effectively prepare for the CTET Exam by understanding the exam pattern.
2. The important details of each subject covered in the exam can be included in the syllabus. To prepare effectively for the CTET Exam, it is crucial to review the detailed syllabus.
3. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is important for effective CTET preparation. This can help you identify areas where you need to put more effort.
4. Focus on each topic’s fundamental ideas, particularly those related to child development and pedagogy. Try regularly completing each subject’s quizzes to increase accuracy and test performance.
5. One-liners and brief notes can simplify the CTET Exam preparation process. Always take brief notes on each topic to make the exam easier.
6. Don’t forget to include test series and practice mock exams in your exam preparation. Candidates might get a general idea of the exam’s question format from this.

Who can take the CTET exam?

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 with at least 45% of the required marks are eligible to apply for CTET Paper 1, and those who have graduated with at least 50% of the required aggregate marks are eligible to apply for Paper 2. Candidates who have earned a B. Ed. degree may now submit applications for Papers I and II. Candidates must be Indian citizens. The CTET exam has no minimum age requirement. To raise your CTET score, you can retake the exam as often as you like.

How many times is the CTET exam held in a year?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) administers the CTET, a national eligibility test, to determine candidates’ suitability for employment as teachers for Classes 1 through 8 in Central Government Schools like KVS, NVS, etc. The CTET Exam is conducted twice yearly- in July and December. The CTET exams consist of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Candidates can apply for Paper I if they want to teach classes 1 through 5, and Paper II if they want to teach classes 6 through 8. They may submit applications for both papers.

How to download the OMR sheet of CTET?

The OMR sheet contains the CTET answer key. With the help of this response sheet, candidates can evaluate their performance by calculating the estimated marks in the examination. Following are the steps to download the answer key:
1.) Visit the official website of CTET.
2.) Click on the link to download the CTET answer key on the homepage.
3.) Click on the link of the paper for which you have appeared.
4.) The answer key will appear on the screen.

How many marks are required to clear CTET for OBC?

The cut-off score is 90 for the general/EWS category and 82.5 for the OBC/SC/ST category. Candidates who pass the test with the necessary marks will receive a CTET Eligibility Certificate. For all categories, the CTET qualifying certificate is valid for seven years after the results are announced. To fill the ambiguous vacancies, the recruiter schools may relax the cut-offs. To better prepare for and clear the exam, aspirants must practice tons of sample papers. Candidates can check the last year’s pass percentage and previous years’ cut-offs to determine the minimum score required to pass the exam.

How to find the CTET roll number?

To access the CTET exam results, you must have your CTET roll number. Only those applicants who qualified for the CTET exam are listed by name and roll number in the CTET 2022 examination result pdf file. No online process is available to retrieve the forgotten CTET roll number of the applicants forget it. To obtain their CTET roll number, applicants must check their CTET 2022 admit card. If they have lost their CTET 2022 admit card, they can still download it as the CTET admit card download link is still available on its portal.

Which documents are required for the CTET application form?

The documentation needed to complete the CTET 2022 Application Form are listed below:
1. Aadhaar Card
2. Certificate of Matriculation Exam
3. 12th Pass Certificate
4. Certificate of Highest Qualification
5. Valid Identity Proof
6. Debit Card/ Credit Card (in case of online fee payment process)