Central Teacher Eligibility Test – 2018 (CTET – 2018)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test – 2018 (CTET – 2018)

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As per various media outlet reports, CTET 2018 applications might be released in March 2018 with the exam taking place in May 2018. 

No official notice has been published regarding to CTET 2018.


Central Teacher Eligibility Test or CTET is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). CTET is used to recruit teachers for Classes I to VIII of central government schools like Kendriya  Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas etc. CTET 2018 will likely be held only once, unlike previous years in which it was held twice a year. CTET 2018 will consist of two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach Classes I to V and Paper II is for those who wish to teach Classes VI to VIII. If a candidate clears both the papers, he/she is eligible to teach students from Classes I to VIII.

Suggested: Apply for the UP TET 2018 Test.

List of Contents

  1. CTET Important Dates.
  2. CTET Exam Date.
  3. Medium of Examination.
  4. Mode of Examination.
  5. CTET Eligibility Criteria.
  6. CTET Exam Pattern.
  7. How to Apply?
  8. CTET Syllabus
  9. CTET Admit Card
  10. CTET Results
  11. Important Links

CTET 2018 Important Dates

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Release of CTET 2018 Official NotificationMarch 2018
Start of CTET 2018 Online RegistrationsMarch 2017
End of Online RegistrationsApril 2018
Issuance of CTET 2018 Admit CardsApril 2018
CTET 2018 Exam DateMay 2018
Declaration of CTET 2018 ResultsJune 2018
Issue of Certificate and Marks StatementJuly 2018

CTET 2018 Exam Date

CTET 2018 will most likely be held only once in 2018 in the month of May (As per reports).

Medium of Examination

CTET 2018 will have a bilingual paper and thus shall be conducted in both ENGLISH and HINDI. 

CTET 2018 Type of Examination

According to a public notice, CTET 2017 shall be the first CTET exam to be conducted ONLINE (Computer-based test).

Therefore, it is expected that CTET 2018 would also be a Computer-based test.

CTET 2018 Eligibility 

For Classes I – V

Minimum Qualifications for teachers of Classes I to V have to be ANY ONE of the following:

  • 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).


  • Candidates who are Graduate and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) are also eligible for CTET 2018.

For Classes VI – VIII

  • Applicants who are Graduated and passed/appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) are eligible.


  • 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). 

Candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled, can avail relaxation up to 5% in the minimum qualifying marks. 

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

CTET 2018 will a Computer-based objective type test containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 

Each right answer will fetch one mark and there will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET exam 2018 as mentioned below: 

Paper I

Candidates who want to be a teacher for classes I to V must take only Paper I. Duration of this paper will be 2.5 hours. The paper shall have 150 questions divided equally into 5 sections.

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Environmental Studies3030

The language I section will focus on the medium of instruction while language II section focuses on technical aspects of the language.

Paper II

Candidates who want to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII must take Paper II. Duration of this paper will be 2.5 hours. The paper consists of 150 questions in 4 sections as given below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science Teachers)6060
Social Studies/Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teachers)6060

CTET 2018 Application

The CTET 2018 application portal is currently closed.

As per various media outlets, CTET 2018 applications might be released in March 2018.

Application Fee

The application fee for CTET 2018 examination shall be Rs 600 (Rs 300 for SC/ST/PH) for applicants choosing to appear for Paper I or II only.

However, candidates choosing to appear for both the papers shall pay Rs 1000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PH).

CategoryFees for either Paper I or Paper IIFees for both the Papers
General/OBCINR 600INR 1000

Application fee can be paid via:

  • e-challan or
  • Credit card/debit card.

Photograph and Signature Specifications

  • Photograph – JPEG format; Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.5; Size: 4-100 KB.
  • Signature – JPEG format; Size: 1-25 KB.

Registration Procedure

  • The candidate needs to login to the official CTET website https://ctet.nic.in and click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab.
  • Then the candidate is redirected to an application form in which the candidate needs to fill all the details.
  • The photograph and signature then need to be scanned and uploaded.
  • The application fee can be paid via e-challan or debit card/credit card.
  • The confirmation page must be printed for future reference purposes.

CTET 2018 Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for CTET 2018 has not been released yet. For detailed syllabus, it is advised to refer the NCERT subject books of Classes I to VIII.

CTET 2018 Admit Card

CTET 2018 admit card should be available in April 2018, 30 days before the actual exam date.The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website. The admit card is mandatory for appearing in the examination and strictly not transferable.

CTET 2018 Results

CTET 2018 results are expected in 45 to 60 days after the examination date i.e. by June 2018. CTET Scores are valid for a period of 7 years from the date of result declaration. Candidates who qualify will be further called for interview.

CTET Official Websitehttp://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/Home.aspx
Previous Year Papershttp://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/View.aspx?page=61
CTET 2018 Exam Official NotificationNot Released Yet
CTET 2018 Application StatusN/A
CTET 2018 Admit Card DownloadN/A
Marks StatementN/A
Issue of CertificateN/A


Stay tuned for more updates on CTET 2018 Exam. For further queries, post your questions in the comments

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Hi. I am a commerce graduation and I haven’t done B.Ed. am I eligible to apply for CTET 2018?

I hve done BCA, B.ED ,
can i give ctet?? if studded in Gujarati medium,

Only hindi & English Medium

Yeah you are eligible

Teacher Diploma

Sir when ctet 2017 -2018 will come.

sir when ctet 2018 exam will come….

In month of march

No info as yet

Ctet ka notification kab tak jari ho raha hai please give me ans

sir i am admitted bed central university of Karnataka can I eligible for ctet exam

Hello sir this december i gonna write my 1st semester of B.ED .CAN I SIT FOR CTET 2018.reply plzz


I have passed M.Tech in computer science. Can I appear for ctet in computer paper??

dear sir,

please let me know when application form will open foe CTET 2018.
It is mentioned on website, ie, will open in december 18 but still it is not opened.
please reply.

Hello sir i have just scored 40% in b.com..am i eligible for ctet?

Hi sir
I am a graduate in BA in journalism and B.Ed in economics and political. Want to know l’m eligible for CTET or not

Yeah you are eligible

Can a person qualified in ctet is eligible for state teacher recruitment test. And if not when in how many months the recruitment for the kendriya and navodaya schools would be?

No and separate apply for that

Sir plz tell me is there any book for pedagogy.?


Hi sir
I am a post graduate in mcom. Want to know l’m eligible for CTET or not


Sir i have done msc in geography.. i have 50% in bsc from Calcutta univetsity..right now pursue in Special b.ed (distance mode)..
Am i eligible for CTET ?

Hi,im shabista khan i have done M.Sc & Phd in chemistry so i want to know that am i elligibale fr ctet exam & what is the maximum age criteria fr females & age relaxsation fr females. Thank you

I am graduate and pursuing b. Ed 1 year course.. Am I eligible for both 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 class teacher??

i am graduate in b.tech IT
can i apply for ctet 2018
i dont have b.ed degree

I am also have the same doubt. Am a MCA graduate don’t ve b.ed degree. Am I eligible for this exam?

hi i m ctet 2016 qualified….i dont think those who are nt having b.ed can apply for ctet or any state tet.u need to hav btc or b.ed degree for the same

I have completed B.C.S. & M.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE. I am eligible for ctet computer paper I & II ?

Is there negative marking this time is CTET?

Hello sir I have completed M.A b. Ed so I m eligible for this

yes you can apply 200%


Because my graduation percent is 49.8, so m I eligible are not for both

When did announcement ctet exam notification in 2018?

I am m.phil in biochemistry scholar but not done b.ed. am i eligible for ctet2018

I am Sasmita. I have scored 49% in B.A. am I eligible for CTET 2018.

I have completed ba(programe) and nptt diploma (1 year). can i apply for ctet

Plz tell about ctet 2017 and 2018… students are worried about it

sir i have to apply for the post of eng tgt.. in kv.. so guide me that in paper 2 for ctet which subject should i choose

Last weak to aa gya, aur abhi tk koi date ,koi notification nhi h , kb hogi exam ctet ki exam

Hlo sir. Koi information h kya.CTet ka…?

Hello sir I have done my graduation in social work from delhi university .Am I eligible to apply for CTET 2018?

CTET 2018 on line form fill up process notic still not displayed.
PL.clarify for age limit eligibility for this test.

PL. Inform for CTET form fill up date.

hii am pursuing b. Ed from Bangalore university but I have done my B.sc from kurukshetra university . I want to do job in Haryana or Punjab. Please tell me am I eligible for ctet exam in 2018 .pls reply me am very confused pls pls

I have completed my B.Sc degree with 59 percent…….. Can i apply for CTET

Hlw bro …..why dont u apply assam TET

we r tired of waiting for registration plz release the notification

Can i apply for CTET…….no B.Ed….only passed B.Sc 59 percnt

I have done my M.Sc.can I apply for CTET.

Please someone help me by answering ………Can i apply for CTET …I have passed B.Sc with 59 percent…..i dont have B.Ed or D.El.Ed

Hey , I have done my 3 years B.Sc and persuing D.ed . I’m in the first year of D.ed . Am I eligible to apply in 2018 CTET ?

In central schools to teach 11th &12th which exam should be given .Is it ctet only or any other exam plz tell i want ur guidance

Morning sir, when will the registrations would close,I mean the actual date in January,2018 ?

Sir mera ctet 1 to v wala exam nikla huaa h…Koi jo b

Hello sir ctet ki preparation k liye kon si book best h

Iam a MA ENGLISH graduate with marks above 55%.but in BA I SCORED ONLY 49%.A I
eligible to appear for the CTET exam? Please clear my doubts.

Hi..I am a science graduate..I have done my one year b.ed from Delhi University ..please tell me am I eligible for both paper -I and paper-II.or only for paper-II.

My graduation is in commerce and b.ed from ignou can I apply

Exam dates of CTET

plz notify to me, when ctet notification is relesed

Hi please notify me about ctet exam online application form 2018

When notifications come for CTET 2018

Sir I am 201 6 c.tet exam already written and I got 40 marks my category SC , and I received one marks card in post. What is that , I am passed or not .

Hello sir
Please tell me last date of ctet application form

sir mane ded kiya h 2nd year kr rhi hu ba 2nd year bhi kr rhi hu kiya m cetet ka 1st exam de skti hu

Yes simian m you can

Sir after qualifying in ctet how we get job