Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) – 2017

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) – 2017

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Introduction 

CTET Exam i.e. Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a national-level school teacher employability test conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). The exam is conducted twice a year, recruiting teachers for class I to VIII in central govt schools. In September 2016, a total of 2 lakh candidates registered for Paper I of CTET and another 4 lakh registered for Paper II of CTET.   

List of Contents 

  1. Date of Examination.
  2. Type of Examination
  3. Language of Examination
  4. Eligibility Criteria
  5. Examination Fees
  6. Test Cities
  7. How To Apply?
  8. Photograph And Signature Specifications.
  9. Admit Card
  10. Examination Pattern
  11. Syllabus
  12. Result
  13. Important Links 

Date of Examination

In 2016, the CTET exam was conducted twice, first in February and then in September. However, this year, no exam date has been released as of yet.

Type of Examination 

CTET Exam is conducted offline, and thus it is a pen and paper exam. The questions asked in the exam are MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) type. 

Language of Examination

CTET Exam is a bilingual examination conducted in both English and Hindi.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are appearing for CTET Exam in order to teach students from Class I-V must qualify under any of the five criteria mentioned below:

  1. 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),

Or

  1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 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

Or

  1. Senior Secondary (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).

Or

  1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education),

Or

  1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

Candidates who are appearing for CTET Exam in order to teach students from Class VI-VIII must qualify under either of the five criteria-

  1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), or
  2. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR Graduation with at least 45% 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, or
  3. 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), or
  4. 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, or
  5. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)

Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/ PH Candidates:

Candidates under SC/ST/OBC/PH categories are given a relaxation of 5 per cent in eligibility percentage of marks.

Exam Fee

Following is the bifurcation of fees for both paper I and paper II exams.

Category Fees for either of the two papers (Paper I or Paper II) Fees for both of the Papers
General/ OBC INR 600 INR 1000
SC/ST/PH INR 300 INR 500

Test Centers

CTET is conducted in the following cities listed below. But the candidate needs to provide three choices from the list. And examination center is allocated depending on the availability of seats. 

STATE/UT CITY STATE/UT CITY
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR PORT BLAIR MAHARASHTRA AMRAVATI
ANDHRA PRADESH GUNTUR   AURANGABAD
HYDERABAD   MUMBAI
TIRUPATI   NAGPUR
VIJAYAWADA   NASHIK
VISAKHAPATNAM   PUNE
WARRANGA   THANE
ARUNACHAL PRADESH ITANAGAR MANIPUR IMPHAL
ASSAM GUWAHATI MEGHALAYA SHILLONG
  SILCHAR MIZORAM AIZWAL
BIHAR GAYA NAGALAND KOHIMA
  MUZZAFARPUR ORISSA BHUBANESHWAR
  PATNA   ROURKELA
CHANDIGARH CHANDIGARH/ PANCHKULA/ MOHALI PUDUCHERRY PUDUCHERRY
CHHATTISGARH RAIPUR PUNJAB BHATINDA
DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI JALANDHAR
DAMAN & DIU DAMAN & DIU RAJASTHAN AJMER
DELHI DELHI   JAIPUR
GOA PANAJI   JODHPUR
GUJARAT AHMEDABAD UDAIPUR
  SURAT SIKKIM GANGTOK
  VADODARA TAMIL NADU CHENNAI
HARYANA FARIDABAD   COIMBATORE
  HISSAR   MADURAI
  KURUKSHETRA TRIPURA AGARTALA
HIMACHAL PRADESH HAMIRPUR UTTARAKHAND DEHRADUN
SHIMLA   HALDWANI
JAMMU & KASHMIR JAMMU   PANTNAGAR
  SRINAGAR   ROORKEE
JHARKHAND BOKARO UTTAR PRADESH AGRA
  DHANBAD   ALLAHABAD
  JAMSHEDPUR   BAREILLY
  RANCHI   GORAKHPUR
KARNATAKA BANGALORE   KANPUR
  HUBLI   LUCKNOW
  MANGALORE   NOIDA
KERALA ERNAKULAM   VARANASI
  KOZHIKODE WEST BENGAL DURGAPUR
  TRIVANDRUM   KOLKATA
LAKSHYADEEP KAVARATI SILIGURI
MADHYA PRADESH BHOPAL ABROAD DUBAI
  GWALIOR RIYADH
  JABALPUR
  INDORE

How to Apply? 

In order to apply for the CTET Exam, a candidate needs to follow the following procedure.

  1. Login to official website ctet.nic.in. From September 2016, all the applications are required to follow the online channel.
  1. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab on the website.
  1. Once you click the apply link, you will be directed to an application form. Fill in all the details in the application form.
  1. Upload your latest photograph and signature in the required area of the application form.
  1. Pay the examination fees via e-challan/debit card/ credit card.
  1.  Print the e-receipt for future reference purposes. 
Photograph and Signature Specifications 

Candidate needs to update his/her latest photograph and signature in the application form strictly in JPG Format while applying for CTET Exam.

Signature
  • JPG Format
  • File size: 1KB- 25KB
Photograph
  • JPG Format
  • File Size: 4 KB- 100 KB
  • Dimension: (3.5*4.5)cm.

Admit Card 

Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website 30 days prior the exam.

Examination Pattern

The CTET exam comprises of two papers – Paper I & Paper II. Each of these papers are 2 hours 30 minutes.

If the candidate clears Paper I, he/she shall become eligible to teach students from Class I to Class V, however, if a candidate has cleared both Paper I and Paper II, then he/she will become eligible to teach students from Class I to Class VIII. 

For the CTET Exam, syllabus for both Paper I and Paper II is listed below:

Paper I

Subject No. of Questions* Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
150 150

*No. Of questions asked in CTET Exam are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

Paper II

Subject No. of Questions* Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science teacher)# 30 30
Social Studies/ Social Science (For Social studies/Social Science)# 30 30
150 150

*No. Of questions asked in CTET Exam are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

#For any other teacher, you need to give either Mathematics and Science paper or Social Studies paper.

Syllabus

For the CTET Exam, syllabus is listed below.

Paper I
Subject 1: Child Development and Pedagogy

15 Questions on Child Development (Primary School Child)

5 Questions on Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

10 questions on Learning and Pedagogy

Subject 2: Language I

15 questions on Language Comprehension

15 questions Pedagogy on Language Development

Subject 3: Language II

15 questions on Language Comprehension

15 questions Pedagogy on Language Development

Subject 4: Mathematics

15 Questions on Content

15 Questions on Pedagogical Issues

Subject 5: Environmental Studies

15 Questions on Content

15 Questions on Pedagogical Issues

Paper II
Subject 1: Child Development and Pedagogy

15 Questions on Child Development (Elementary School Child)

5 Questions on Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

10 questions on Learning and Pedagogy

Subject 2: Language I

15 questions on Language Comprehension

15 questions Pedagogy on Language Development

Subject 3: Language II

15 questions on Language Comprehension

15 questions Pedagogy on Language Development

Subject 4: Mathematics and Science
Mathematics

15 Questions on Content

15 Questions on Pedagogical Issues

Science

15 Questions on Content

15 Questions on Pedagogical Issues

Subject 5: Social Studies/ Social Science

15 Questions on Content

15 Questions on Pedagogical Issues

Result

CBSE declares the result of CTET Exams in 45 to 60 days after the examination date. CTET Scores are valid for a period of 7 years from the date of declaration of result.

Title Web Link
Official Website http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/Home.aspx

 

Syllabus http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=76&iii=Y (Appendix I)
Previous Year Papers http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/View.aspx?page=61

 

 

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