Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) – 2017

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) – 2017

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Last updated on April 19th, 2018 at 03:49 pm

Update: CTET 2017 (2) mode of answering will be Online from now on.

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.

CategoryFees for either of the two papers (Paper I or Paper II)Fees for both of the Papers
General/ OBCINR 600INR 1000
SC/ST/PHINR 300INR 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/UTCITYSTATE/UTCITY
ANDAMAN & NICOBARPORT BLAIRMAHARASHTRAAMRAVATI
ANDHRA PRADESHGUNTUR  AURANGABAD
HYDERABAD  MUMBAI
TIRUPATI  NAGPUR
VIJAYAWADA  NASHIK
VISAKHAPATNAM  PUNE
WARRANGA THANE
ARUNACHAL PRADESHITANAGARMANIPURIMPHAL
ASSAMGUWAHATIMEGHALAYASHILLONG
  SILCHARMIZORAMAIZWAL
BIHARGAYANAGALANDKOHIMA
  MUZZAFARPURORISSABHUBANESHWAR
  PATNA  ROURKELA
CHANDIGARHCHANDIGARH/ PANCHKULA/ MOHALIPUDUCHERRYPUDUCHERRY
CHHATTISGARHRAIPURPUNJABBHATINDA
DADAR & NAGAR HAVELIDADAR & NAGAR HAVELIJALANDHAR
DAMAN & DIUDAMAN & DIURAJASTHANAJMER
DELHIDELHI  JAIPUR
GOAPANAJI  JODHPUR
GUJARATAHMEDABADUDAIPUR
  SURATSIKKIMGANGTOK
  VADODARATAMIL NADUCHENNAI
HARYANAFARIDABAD  COIMBATORE
  HISSAR  MADURAI
  KURUKSHETRATRIPURAAGARTALA
HIMACHAL PRADESHHAMIRPURUTTARAKHANDDEHRADUN
SHIMLA  HALDWANI
JAMMU & KASHMIRJAMMU  PANTNAGAR
  SRINAGAR  ROORKEE
JHARKHANDBOKAROUTTAR PRADESHAGRA
  DHANBAD  ALLAHABAD
  JAMSHEDPUR  BAREILLY
  RANCHI  GORAKHPUR
KARNATAKABANGALORE  KANPUR
  HUBLI  LUCKNOW
  MANGALORE  NOIDA
KERALAERNAKULAM  VARANASI
  KOZHIKODEWEST BENGALDURGAPUR
  TRIVANDRUM  KOLKATA
LAKSHYADEEPKAVARATISILIGURI
MADHYA PRADESHBHOPALABROADDUBAI
  GWALIORRIYADH
  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

SubjectNo. of Questions*Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
150150

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

Paper II

SubjectNo. of Questions*Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science teacher)#3030
Social Studies/ Social Science (For Social studies/Social Science)#3030
150150

*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.

TitleWeb Link
Official Websitehttp://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/Home.aspx

 

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

 

 

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