Exam Detail

CTETCentral Teacher Eligibility Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 150

CTET 2024 application form deadline has been extended to November 27, 2023. The CTET last date 2024 to apply online is now November 27, 2023. Candidates need to enter the CTET premises number/ name in the online form and download CTET confirmation page 2024 after submitting their applications online. Candidates can fill out the CTET online form 2024 by visiting the official website- ctet.nic.in. The direct CTET registration 2024 link is provided below. It is advisable that candidates should submit their applications now and should not wait for the CTET 2024 last date to apply online.

The last date for the final verification of the CTET application fee 2024 has been extended to December 2, 2023. The CTET form correction 2024 window will be open from November 28 to December 2, 2023. The CTET 2024 application form deadline has been extended to November 27, 2023. The CTET last date 2024 to apply online is now November 27, 2023. Candidates need to enter the CTET premises number/ name in the online form and download CTET confirmation page 2024 after submitting their applications online. Candidates can fill out the CTET online form 2024 by visiting the official website- ctet.nic.in. The direct CTET registration 2024 link is provided below. It is advisable that candidates should submit their applications now and should not wait for the CTET 2024 last date to apply online.

The last date for the final verification of the CTET application fee 2024 has been extended to December 2, 2023. The CTET form correction 2024 window will be open from November 28 to December 2, 2023. The Apply for CTET-Jan2024 (last date extended upto 27/11/2023) | Central Teacher Eligibility Test | India link was activated along with the notification on the official website. CTET January 2024 exam notification and application form were released on November 3, 2023. The official CTET notification 2023 for the January session was issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as an Information Bulletin containing the important details related to the exam. 

The CTET 2024 exam will be held on January 21, 2024. CTET Jan 2024 session is the 18th edition of the exam. Candidates looking forward to appearing for the CTET exam should regularly visit this page for the latest updates regarding the exam date, application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, answer key, result, qualifying marks, and other essential details.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam that is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates as Primary (Classes 1 to 5) or Elementary (Classes 6 to 8) teachers. Candidates need to clear the exam in order to attain eligibility to teach in Central Government schools such as KVS, NVS, etc.

 link was activated along with the notification on the official website. CTET January 2024 exam notification and application form were released on November 3, 2023. The official CTET notification 2023 for the January session was issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as an Information Bulletin containing the important details related to the exam. 

The CTET 2024 exam will be held on January 21, 2024. CTET Jan 2024 session is the 18th edition of the exam. Candidates looking forward to appearing for the CTET exam should regularly visit this page for the latest updates regarding the exam date, application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, answer key, result, qualifying marks, and other essential details.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam that is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates as Primary (Classes 1 to 5) or Elementary (Classes 6 to 8) teachers. Candidates need to clear the exam in order to attain eligibility to teach in Central Government schools such as KVS, NVS, etc.

Highlights

The highlights of the CTET 2024 exam are given below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year 

Mode of Exam

Offline - Pen and Paper Based

No. of Applicants

Over 2 lakh candidates (Expected to appear)

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,000 for the General/ OBC
  • INR 500 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

150 minutes

Exam Time

  • Shift 1 - 09:30 am to 12:00 noon
    Shift 2 - 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 150 marks
  • Paper-2: 150 marks

Total Questions

150 MCQs in each paper

Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

To determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8

No. of Test Centres

approx 243 

Official Website

Central Teacher Eligibility Test | CTET | India

Helpline No.

011-22235774

CTET Exam Application Fee

The exam application fee for CTET 2023 is as follows:

Category

Only Paper I or II

Both Paper I & Paper II

General/OBC (NCL)

Rs.1000/-

Rs.1200/

SC/ST/Differently Abled Person

Rs.500/-

Rs.600/-

CTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Every exam comes with some eligibility criteria, and CTET is no exception. The eligibility criteria for this exam is as follows:

  1. The eligibility criteria for the CTET exam is that nationals of India, Bhutan, and Nepal become eligible for the test.
  2. Candidates must be aged at least 17 years.
  3. CTET educational qualification for classes I-V teaching stage requires meeting any one of the following parameters:
    • An applicant should have finished their Senior Secondary attaining minimum 50% marks and should have passed a Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years) or appeared in its final year.
    • One should have cleared Senior Secondary attaining a minimum of 45% marks and passed or appeared for the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education as per the NCTE Regulations, 2002.
    • Any applicant should have cleared Senior Secondary attaining a minimum of 50% marks and meets any one of the following criteria:
      • Passed or is appearing for the final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.)
      • Passed or is appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)
    • One should have graduated and passed or is appearing for the final year of two years of Diploma in Elementary Education.
  4. CTET educational qualification for classes VI-VIII teaching stage requires meeting any of the following eligibility requirements:
    • An applicant should have cleared Senior Secondary acquiring a minimum of 50% marks and should appear for or pass the final year of 4-year B.A./ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed.
    • One should have graduated with a minimum of 50% marks and appeared or passed in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
    • An individual should have completed Graduation and Passed or is Appearing for the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
    • Any applicant should have graduated with a minimum of 45% marks and Passed or is appearing for the 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed), as per NCTE regulations.

The applicant should have completed graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and is appearing for or passed the 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed) degree 

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of CTET - ctet.nic.in, to fill-up the CTET 2024 application form.
  • Complete the CTET 2024 registration process.
  • Fill up the CTET registration form 2024 by entering your education details and personal details.
  • Upload scanned documents (Photo & Signature).
  • Pay the CTET application fee and finally tap on submit button.

Download and take two or three prints for future reference

Child Development and Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 Questions

• Concept of development and its relationship with learning

• Principles of the development of children

• Influence of Heredity & Environment

• Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

• Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

• Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

• Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

• Language & Thought

• Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of

language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based

Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

• Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

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

• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, „impairment‟ etc.

• Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learner

c) Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions

• How children think and learn; how and why children “fail‟ to achieve success in school

performance.

• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social

activity; social context of learning.

• Child as a problem solver and a “scientific investigator‟

• Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s “errors” as significant

steps in the learning process.

• Cognition & Emotions

• Motivation and learning

• Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

II. Language I 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

• Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary,scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas

verbally and in written form

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and

disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching

III. Language - II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

• Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and

disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching - learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching

IV Mathematics 30 Questions

a) Content 15 Questions

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and

Reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods

• Problems of Teaching

• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

V. Environmental Studies 30 Questions

a) Content 15 Questions

        i. Family and Friends: Relationships Work and Play Animals Plants

ii. Food

iii. Shelter

iv. Water

v. Travel

vi. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues 15 Questions

• Concept and scope of EVS

• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

• Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

• Learning Principles

• Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

• Approaches of presenting concepts

• Activities

• Experimentation/Practical Work

• Discussion

• CCE

• Teaching material/Aids

• Problems

Download

Book Name

Publisher

Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET & TETs (Paper I & II)

Arihant Publication

CTET & TETs Bhasha Hindi Paper I & II

Arihant Publication

CTET and TETs English Language and Pedagogy (Paper I & II)

Arihant Publication

A Complete Resource for CTET (Language I): English and Pedagogy

Geeta Sahni (Author), Pearson Publication

Environmental Studies (EVS) Exam Goalpost for CTET & TETs, Class I-V

Wiley Publication

Success Master CTET (Social Science /Studies) Paper 2 for Class VI-VIII

Arihant Publication

Here are some best CTET tips and tricks to prepare for CTET  exam:

1) Thoroughly familiarize yourselves with the syllabus/exam pattern of CTET as it is a very important aspect of the exam.

2) Before starting your preparations for the exam, arrange the best books for CTET that will help candidates in understanding subjects and topics in a better manner.

3) Maintain a sound study schedule and strictly adhere to it.

4) Carefully divide the entire syllabus into days so as to have a good schedule and time management during preparation.

5) Another great tip to prepare well for the exam is to start your preparations with the topics and subjects that you are good at.

6) Solving CTET previous year papers is a really good way to test your preparations and get a feel of the actual exam.

7) Along with the previous year's question papers, candidates must also attempt as many mock.

 

CTET Qualifying Marks 2024 for General/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD

Candidates who secure equal to or more than the prescribed CTET cut off 2023 are declared pass. General category candidates who obtain 60 per cent aggregate and reserved categories who obtain 55 per cent aggregate are declared CTET qualified. Have a look at the minimum qualifying marks for the CTET exam below.

Category

Minimum Qualiying Marks (Out of 150)

Minimum Qualiying Percentage (in %)

General

90

60

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ PwD

82

55

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Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card for CTET 2023 exam.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the CTET exam

Step 2: Click on the admit card link

Step 3: Enter the following details:

  • Application number
  • Date of birth (in Day-Month-Year format)
  • Security pin as visible on the screen

Step 4: Click on Submit

Step 5: Read the given advisory and click on the checkbox at the bottom of the page

Step 6: Print the advisory if required or click on the Download Admit Card button

Step 7: Download and print the CTET hall ticket/admit card

pear for the exam.