CTET General Information
Recently, Central Teacher Eligibility Test was conducted on 18th September, 2016. CBSE has declared the result on 7 nov. 2016. Congrats to all those who have cleared the exam. There would be some of the students who unfortunately were not able to clear the exam. We have our total support with them. As per our plan, we are starting the coaching for preparation of CTET. This exam is conducted twice every year. Next exam is expected in the month of February 2017, the forms for the same will be available in the month of January. Those who intend to join the course may send a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As expected, CBSE has announced the date for conducting the CTET. This will be the 8th edition of this exam. As it happens twice a year previously it took place in February. 2015 and this time it is scheduled to be held on 20 September 2015.
The online application process will begin from 30 July 2015. The candidate will have time till 19 august. As everything is being done online one need not wait for the postman to get the admit card. The board has fixed 4th September 2015 as date for issuing the admit card. It can be downloaded from the CTET website.
It will be a 2.30 hours paper. The first paper for class 1 to 5 will be conducted in afternoon shift. It will start at 2 PM
The second paper i.e paper II wich is applicable for class VI to VIII will be conducted in morning shift. It will start at 9:30 AM
Anybody who has completed B.ED/ D.Ed or is in the final year of the course is eligible to sit for this exam.
To fill the form click here HTET online form
The much awaited schedule of HTET has been released. This year the exam will take place on 29th and 30th of August 2015. Level III will be conducted on 29 and Level I and II on 30 of august. Level III is applicable for those students who have a master’s degree in the concerned subject.
This year the whole system of examination is online. Right from the registration till the examination everything will be online. Yes! This will not be a traditional paper and pen exam, where you bubble your answers on the OMR sheet. This year you will have to sit on a computer screen and mark this bubbles with the help of the mouse. The answers will be recorded online directly with the examining authority.
The Examination will be conducted in both modes. Computer Based Test (CBT) & Conventional Type (Pen-Paper Based). You may choose the mode of examination at the time of application. If, you are applying for more than one level, you can choose only one mode of examination for all the levels.
There are certain precautions one should take care of, otherwise one will not be able to give the exam properly, as for security reasons candidate is not allowed to use the keypad of the computer. The screen will get locked if you will use the keypad of the system. For entering your login id and password you will have to use the on screen keypad. Once you login into the system. It will prompt a question – are you ready to give the exam. Once you agree and click the button a timer will pop up on the screen and your exam will start. You will have options like reading the full question paper or start answering the answers. If you are not sure of the option and want to reconsider the answer you choose, you may have the option to re consider the answer at later stage.
The application form will be filled online. You need to have a scan copy of your picture and your signatures. The photograph should be less than three months old and should carry the date of printing. The same photograph and signatures will be printed on the admit card and the final certificate as well. You will get you admit card online. It will not be sent by post. The last date for filling the HTET form will be 30th june 2015. The fee can be paid either online or through the bank slip ie e-challan.
If you intend to sit for more than I level of exam then read the instructions carefully. You have to fill the forms separately for different levels.
CBSE has announced the the result of Central teachers eligibility test that is CTET. This exam was conducted on 22 Feb. 2014. This exam is conducted all across the country and abroad. More than 7.5 lacs candidates appeared for this exam.
CBSE has uploaded the answer key of this paper on 22 march. The students were sought to report any discrepancy in the answer key. After receiving the representation from the candidates, CBSE has made the required changes.
Those candidates who have passed or are appearing for B.Ed. or D.ed are eligible to give this exam.
The CTET result 2015 is available on the following link
the press release about CTET online result 2015 can be seen on the following link
The schedule for CTET feb 2015 is out
the exam will be conducted on 22.02.2015.
online form submission has started from 18.12.2014
The last date to fill the online form is till 08.01.2015.
keep on visiting this column for more info on how to crack CTET.
the link for online form is ;
for FORM filling click here
The most awaited schedule for a teacher to be….
The schedule for CTET sept 2014 is out
the exam will be conducted on 21.09.2014.
online form submission has started from today ie 15 July 2014.
The last date to fill the online form is 04.08.2014.
keep on visiting this column for more info on how to crack CTET.
the link for online form is ;
The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 requires the recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. In spite of the enormity of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers is not diluted at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level.
In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/ she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:
- It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process.
- It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards.
- It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education which shall be held on 26.6.2011.
- The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
- CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
- Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
Frequency of conduct of CTET and validity period of CTET certificate:
The CTET is presently being conducted annually. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years for all categories.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.
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 :
|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 :
|(1)||Child Development and Pedagogy||30 MCQs||30 Marks|
|(2)||Language I||30 MCQs||30 Marks|
|(3)||Language II||30 MCQs||30 Marks|
|For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science||60 MCQs
|For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science|
|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.
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)
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
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.)
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*
- Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior Secondary level is admissible for SC/ST/ Differently abled Candidates.
- 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)
B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1–year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)*
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.
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.)*
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.)*
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.
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.
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.