Exam Detail

CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 150

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th JULY, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class 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 following persons are eligible for appearing in the CTET.

1.1  Minimum Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V : Primary Stage

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

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

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

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

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

 
1.2  Minimum Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII : Elementary Stage
 
Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
OR
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.
Note:
  1. Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
  2. Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, 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.
  3. Training to be undergone: A person with D.Ed (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.
  4. The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November, 2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable.  For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.
  5.  A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 29th July, 2011 shall be eligible for appearing in the CTET.
  6. The candidate not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
  7. The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria. It is to be noted that if a candidate has been allowed to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test it does not imply that the candidate’s eligibility has been verified.  It does not vest any right with the candidate for appointment.  The eligibility shall be finally verified, by the concerned recruiting agency / appointing authority.  
Fees
CATEGORY Only Paper – I or II Both Paper – I & II
General/OBC Rs.600/- Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/Differently Abled Person Rs.300/- Rs.500/-

 

Eligible Candidate can Apply online through website 

http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/View.aspx?page=39

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage :

Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

ï‚· 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.

ï‚· The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

ï‚· The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

ï‚· Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

ï‚· 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.

ï‚· The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

1.2 Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :

Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

(v) Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

ï‚· The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 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.

ï‚· The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

ï‚· The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

ï‚· Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

ï‚· The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will 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.

ï‚· The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

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CTET Cutoff 2016

Category Cutoff
General 87
OBC 85
SE 80
ST 80

 

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