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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

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About CTET 2018

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), is a national level examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education for the recruitment of teachers for Class I to VIII. The test helps CBSE to recruit teachers for schools of the Central Government like Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, etc. The test consists of separate papers for candidates applying for the post of teacher for Class I to V and Class Vi to VIII. Clearing both papers makes you eligible to apply for Class I to VIII.


Eligibility for CTET 2018

The eligibility criteria for both the papers are separate. Satisfying any one of the criteria of the respective paper makes you eligible for the test.

For Class I-V
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education(by whatever name known)
  • Passed Senior Secondary exam (or its equivalent) with minimum 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002
  • Cleared Senior Secondary exams (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El. Ed)
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. A candidate must be either appearing or passed in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)


For Class VI-VIII
  • Applicants who are Graduated and passed/appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
  • Graduated with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed)
  • Graduation in any discipline with 45% or more marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El. Ed)
  • Cleared Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B. A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A.Ed./B.Sc. Ed
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)
Note: Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/Differently Abled have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum marks

Examination Schedule for CTET 2018

The tentative schedule for the examination is as follows:

Events

Exam Dates (Tentative)

Release of CTET 2018 Official Notification

March 2018

Start of CTET 2018 Online Registrations

March 2017

End of Online Registrations

April 2018

Issuance of CTET 2018 Admit Cards

April 2018

CTET 2018 Exam Date

May 2018

Declaration of CTET 2018 Results

June 2018

Issue of Certificate and Marks Statement

July 2018



Application Procedure for CTET 2018

  • Log in to the official CTET page. and select the APPLY NOW tab
  • Fill the application form
  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fees by e-challan or debit/credit card
  • Take print out of the confirmation page for future reference

Admit Card for CTET 2018

  • The Admit card will be tentatively available for download in April (30 days before the actual examination)
  • It will be available on the official website of CTET

Syllabus for CTET 2018

The syllabus consists of the topics covered by NCERT books for Class I to VIII.



Exam Pattern for CTET 2018

The test is computer-based and consists of M.C.Q. type questions.

Each question is of 1 mark with no negative marking.

Paper 1:

The duration of the test is 2.5 hours to attempt 150 marks divided into 5 sections.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

The Language 1 focus on the language of instruction while language 2 focuses on its technical aspects.



Paper 2:

The duration of the test is 2.5 hours to attempt 150 marks divided into 4 sections.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30

30

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science Teachers)

60

60

Social Studies/Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teachers)

60

60

Total

150

150



Sample Papers for CTET 2018

Previous year question papers can be obtained here.

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