Month: April 2013

Structure and Content of CTET

CTET Question paper for both Paper-1 and Paper-2 will carry total 150 questions each. CTET syllabus and question papers include the following topics. The structure and content of the CTET question paper is given below :

All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET. These are as below :

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

 

Paper I (for classes I to V)

Duration of examination – 01:30 hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): The structure and syllabus of CTET Paper-I includes the following topics :

Topic Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).

The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I–V, by the NCERT/CBSE.

The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes I–V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

 

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII)

Duration of examination – 01:30 hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): The structure and syllabus of CTET Paper-II includes the following topics :

  Topic Questions Marks
(1) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(2) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(3) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(4) (a)

 

 

For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs

 

60 Marks

 

(b)

 

For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science
(c)

 

For any other teacher either (a) or (b)
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.

The Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.

The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.

Eligibility Criteria for CTET Examination

Candidates with 50% marks in Senior Secondary and two years diploma in education are eligible for CTET paper-I (Primary Classes). Candidates with 50% marks in Graduation (BA/BCom/BSc) alongwith two years diploma in education or one year degree (B Ed) in education are eligible for CTET paper-II (Secondary Classes). Details are given below :

The following persons are eligible for appearing in the CTET:-

Minimum Qualifications for Classes I-V:

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Elementary Education (or its equivalent)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Elementary Education (or its equivalent), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4–year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*

Note:

  1. Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior Secondary level is admissible for SC/ST/ Differently abled Candidates.
  2. For this year only, a candidate with BA/B.Sc. with at least 50% marks and B.Ed qualification shall also be eligible for test for classes I to V, provided he/she undergoes, after appointment, an NCTE recognized 6–month special program in Elementary Education.

 

Minimum Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII:

B.A. /B.Sc /B.Com and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Elementary Education* (or its equivalent)

OR

B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1–year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)*

OR

B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com 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

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4–year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)*

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4–year BA/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. (Ed.)/B.Sc. (Ed.)*

OR

B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1–year B.Ed. (Special Education)*

* A diploma/degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

Note:

Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./B.Com/Senior secondary level is admissible for SC/ST and Differently abled Candidates.

Information and Instructions for CTET Examination

CTET examination is conducted all over the country with all major cities as examination centres. Here are some useful instructions for CTET examination.

Procedure To Be Followed During Conduct of CTET

  • The examination rooms/hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates should take their seat immediately after opening of the examination all. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall.
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the examination room/hall. A candidate who does not possess the Admit Card issued by the Board shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates should find and occupy their allotted seat only. Any candidate found to have changed room or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it.
  • A candidate who comes after the commencement of the examination shall not be permitted to sit in the examination.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, and Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except the Admit Card and Blue/ Black Ball Point pen inside the Examination Room/Hall. If any candidate is in possession of any of the above item, his/her candidature will be treated as unfairmeans and cancel the current examination & also debarred the candidate for future examination(s) & the material will be seized.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room until the full duration of the paper is over. Candidates should not leave the room/hall without handing over their Answer Sheets to the Invigilator on duty.
  • Candidates are advised to bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written, so that they have no difficulty in writing responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do not have smooth surface. They should also bring their own Ball Point Pens (Black/Blue) of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.
  • Smoking in the Examination Hall/Room is strictly prohibited.
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken into the examination rooms during examination hours.
  • Ten minutes before the commencement of the paper, each candidate will be given sealed Test Booklet with an Answer Sheet placed inside it.
  • Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet the candidates will fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with Ball Point Pen only. He/She will not open the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the Invigilator. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement.

 

Important Instructions Prior To Examination

  • Five minutes before the commencement of the paper the candidate will be asked to break/open the seal of the Test Booklet. He/She will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the Invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet.
  • Candidate will then write particulars with Blue/Black ball point pen only on both the sides of the Answer Sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If anybody uses the pencil, his/her answer sheet will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. After completing this step, the candidates will wait for the signal by the invigilator.
  • The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
  • During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side-1.
  • Unfair Means : Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and attend to their Question Paper only. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the Examination Room/Hall shall be deemed as misbehavior. If a candidate is found using unfair means or impersonating, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred for taking examination either permanently or for a specified period according to the nature of offence.
  • If any candidate is in possession of any item(s) as mentioned in Para 5 above, his/her candidature for current examination will be cancelled and also liable to be debarred for future examination(s).
  • After completing the paper and before handing over the Answer Sheet, the candidate should check again that all the particulars required in the Answer Sheet have been correctly written.
  • A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.
  • The candidate will check that the Test-booklet contains as many number of pages as are written on the top of the first page of the Test Booklet. The candidate shall not remove any page(s) from the Test-Booklet and if he/she is found to have removed any page(s) from his/her Test Booklet, he/she will be presumed to have used unfair means and shall be liable for criminal action.
  • The candidates must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. Firstly, immediately after commencement of the Examination and for the second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.

How to Apply for CTET Examination

CTET Application form is available both online and offline. Candidates and apply online for CTET or they can purchase the information booklet cum application form from designated Syndicate Banks and send the filled form to the CBSE.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Candidates can apply for CTET 2011 either on the prescribed Application Form or make application ‘ON-LINE’
  2. (a) For submission of application on prescribed Application Form :
    • Information Bulletin containing Application Form can be had personally from the Designated Branches of Syndicate Bank, Institutions specified inAppendix-IV against cash payment (Not by post).
    • Information Bulletin containing Application Form can also be had by post by sending Demand Draft of required fee from the Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Sadan, 17 Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002.
    • Candidates must follow instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin. Candidates not complying with the instructions, their candidature shall be summarily disqualified.

(b)For ON-LINE submission of application at Board’s website www.cbse.nic.in
Application can also be made ‘ON-LINE’ by accessing the Boarda’s website www.cbse.nic.in.The candidate should supply all details while filling up the Online Form. Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated Confirmation page after successful submission of data. Candidates should pay the following fee:

    • General/ OBC Category Rs 500/- (Five hundred)
    • SC/ST/ Differently Abled Category Rs 250/- (Two hundred fifty)

The fee can be remitted in the following ways:

    • By Demand Draft in favour of the Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi drawn in any Nationalized Bank payable at Delhi. Write your name, address and registration number on the back of the Demand Draft.
  1. Please ensure before mailing the Application Form/ Confirmation Page that:-
    • the candidate has signed the Form at specified place;
    • the candidate has put left hand thumb impression at the specified place;
    • the candidate has pasted the recent passport size photograph in the space earmarked for it;
    • the candidate has written name and complete mailing address in CAPITAL letters including PIN

CODE

    • the candidate has attached Demand Draft of required fee those who have submitted the application ‘ON-LINE’;
    • the candidate has kept a photocopy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page for use as reference for future correspondence.
  1. The Application Form/ Confirmation Page complete in all respect should be sent by Registered/Speed Post so as to reach positively by 15.05.2011 in the CBSE office. Note : 7 days grace time i.e. up to 22.05.2011 for receipt of Application Form will be allowed to the candidates belonging to remote areas viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi sub division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep. The Application Form is to be dispatched in the enclosed CBSE envelope only. Those applying -On-line’, Confirmation Page must be dispatched in an envelope of size 12″x10″ only and superscribing “APPLICATION FOR CTET-2011”. 

The Application Form sent by courier shall not be accepted and rather rejected. The Application Form will not be received personally in any case. 

  1. Information regarding receipt of applications in the CTET Unit of the CBSE will be put on the Board’s website www.cbse.nic.in. The candidates can check the receipt of their Application on the website after 10.06.2011 Candidates whose particulars do not appear on the website may write to the Assistant Secretary, CTET Unit, and forward a photocopy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page, mode of payment of fee those have submitted application ‘ON-LINE’ and one passport size photograph (as pasted on the Application Form).
  2. In case the Admit Card is not received by 20.06.2011, the candidates should contact the CBSE between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM giving details of the Post Office, date of dispatch, original receipt of postal dispatch, Photostat copy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page, one photograph (as pasted on the Application Form)
  3. Request for issue of duplicate Admit Card will not be entertained after the examination in any case.
  4. For latest updates, please check at Board’s website www.cbse.nic.in

Address for obtaining/sending complete Application Form/ Confirmation Page and clarification, if any:-

THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CTET),
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION,
“SHIKSHA SADAN”, 17, ROUSE AVENUE,
NEW DELHI-110002
CONTACT NO. 011-23238361 (TELEFAX), 23220153, 23217128 (FAX)

The candidate must retain a photocopy of his/her filled in Application Form for future correspondence, if required.

 

CTET Qualifying Marks and Certificate

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by CBSE. There are two tests in CTET. These are :

 

  1. CTET Paper-I : It is for teachers willing to teach in primary classes (I-V) only. If they want to teach elementary classes (class VI-VIII) too they need to appear for Paper-II also. It means they have to appear in both Paper-I and Paper-II.
  2. CTET Paper-II : It is for teachers willing to teach in elementary classes (Class VI-VIII) only. Here CBSE has given two options. First is Maths & Science teachers and second is Social Science or other subject teacher. If this teachers want to teach in primary classes too, he/she need to give Paper-I too.

 

Qualifying Marks : There will be total 150 MCQ for total 150 marks. Candidates have to score atleast 60% marks (means total 90 out of 150 marks) to obtain certificate from CBSE. He/She have to pass both the papers separately if he/she want certification for both primary and elementary examination.

 

CBSE Certification Validity : The CTET score will be valid for 7 years from the date of issue of certificate. Candidates can sit in CTET exam any number of times to improve their score.