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CTET 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

CTET 2024: Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a national-level exam conducted by CBSE to select candidates for the teaching profession for classes 1 to 8. The test is conducted twice a year and is recognized by several schools across the country. The candidates passing the CTET Test will be provided with an eligibility certificate from which the candidates can able to apply for teaching jobs in government and private schools across India.

CTET Exam has two papers namely CTET Paper 1 & CTET Paper 2. Candidates interested in teaching students of Class 1 to 5 have to appear in CTET Paper 1 and those interested to teach students of classes 6 to 8 Should appear in CTET Paper 2

CBSE released CTET 2024 Notification on June 9 2024. The 17th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET 2024) will be conducted on 20 August 2024 through Pen and paper mode.

CTET 2024 Overview

CTET full formCentral Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting AuthorityCentral Board of Secondary Education
Exam LevelNational level
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Application modeOnline
Application feesRs.600/- for one paper and Rs.1000/- in case of both papers for candidates from General/OBC category
Rs.300/- for one paper and Rs.500/- in case of both papers for candidates from SC/ST category.
Examination ModeOffline mode
Exam Date7 July 2024
Exam Duration2 hours & 30 minutes
Exam LanguageHindi and English
Official Websitehttps://ctet.nic.in

CTET 2024 Eligibility

Only eligible candidates can apply for the CTET 2024 in the online mode most probably from January 2024. Candidates who hold a B.Ed degree and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) are eligible to apply for the CTET exam 2024. The official notification for CTET exam will be released on its official website.

CTET 2024 Important Dates

Important EventsDates (tentative)
Beginning of online registrationApril 2024
Last date to register online for CTETApril 2024
Last date for submission of the application feeJune 2024
Correction in an online formJune 2024
 
Last date for form correctionJune 2024
Admit card releaseJune 2024
Date of Examination7 July 2024
Result announcementAugust 2024
Dispatch of CTET certificateSeptember 2024

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2024

Those who have Indian citizenship are eligible to apply however the subjects of Nepal and Bhutan are also permitted to apply for the exam. Candidates must satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility criteria before applying for the CTET 2024.

CTET Age Limit

The minimum age limit for CTET exam is 18 years while there is no upper age limit for appearing in thus exam.

Educational Qualification for Classes I-V (Primary Stage)

  • Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
  • Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with the NCTE Regulations, 2002 OR
  • Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* OR
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education

Educational Qualification for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage)

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education 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 Regulations OR
  • Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or 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:

  • A relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks will be given to the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH candidates.
  • Candidates pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI) will be eligible for appearing in CTET.

CTET Application Form 2024

The candidates will be able to fill out and submit their CTET 2024 application form in online mode. The link to the application form will be made available on the official CTET website. The email id and phone number that the candidate enters for registration will be used for sending any alerts related to CTET 2024.

After this, the candidates will have to fill out the application form providing the rest of the details and a password for future applicant login.

A registration/ application number will be generated after successful registration which can be used with the generated password for future login.

The next step after filling of the application form will be uploading scanned images. The prescribed specification of the scanned images is given below:

DocumentsFormatDimensionFile size
PhotographJPG/ JPEG10 kb to 100 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
SignatureJPG/ JPEG3 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

The candidates are also required to submit a prescribed amount of examination fee to complete the application process.

The category-wise application fee for CTET is given as:

CategoryPaper I or Paper IIPaper I and II both
General/ OBC candidatesRs. 700/-Rs. 1200/-
SC/ ST/ PH candidatesRs. 350/-Rs. 600/-

In the end, the candidates will have to take a printout of the confirmation page and keep it safe for future reference.

In case the confirmation page is not generated after depositing the fees, the candidate should approach the Assistant Secretary of CTET Unit.

Copy of e-Challan must also be kept safe for record and future use.

There is no need to send the confirmation page or the copy of e-Challan to the CTET unit.

CTET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for different papers of CTET  is given below:

  • Duration of exam: 2:30 hours (each paper)
  • Question paper language: Main paper will be bilingual (Hindi and English)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Total marks: 150
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be given for each right answer
  • Negative marking: Not applicable

Paper 1: For Classes I-V

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Paper 2: For Classes VI-VIII

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) ORSocial Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/ Social Science teacher)6060
Total150150

Note:

  • The PH candidates may be given compensatory time of 50 minutes for each paper.
  • Facility of scribe may be allowed to a person with a disability of 40% or more.
  • The candidates may opt for their own scribe or may be provided by the Centre Superintendent upon request. Such a request must be made one day before the examination
  • The candidates may take more than one scribe for writing different papers, especially for language.

CTET Syllabus 2024

Paper I

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Principles of children development, Heredity & Environment, Language & Thought, Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds, Motivation and learning, etc
  • Language: Reading unseen passages, inference, grammar, Learning and acquisition, Remedial Teaching, etc
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Division, Data Handling, Language of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Problems of Teaching, etc
  • Environmental Studies: Food, Water, Travel, Family and Friends, Concept, scope & significance of EVS, Learning Principles, etc

Paper II

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Principles of children development, Heredity & Environment, Language & Thought, Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds, Motivation and learning, etc
  • Language: Reading unseen passages, inference, grammar, Learning and acquisition, Remedial Teaching, etc
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Algebra, Data Handling, Language of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Problems of Teaching, etc
  • Science: Food, Materials, Natural Resources, Understanding & Appreciating Science, Innovation, Problems, etc
  • Social Studies/ Social Sciences: History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Concept & Nature of Social Science, etc

CTET Admit Card 2024

Admit card is a mandatory document for appearing in the CTET exam 2024. One can download his/her admit card by visiting the official website of CTET exam. The date from when you can download your admit card will be intimated through the official website.

Crucial info about CTET Admit Card

  • The admit card for CTET 2024 can be downloaded from the official website from the month of August tentatively.
  • After downloading, the candidates must check for any discrepancy in the admit card and should inform the same to CTET authorities for correction.
  • The candidates must appear for the exam at the centre specified in the admit card.
  • Any candidate not in possession of a valid and correct admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

CTET Result 2024

CTET 2024 result was released on March 3rd 2024 at https://ctet.nic.in.

  • The result of the eligibility test will be declared online around 6 weeks after the test.
  • Candidates scoring more than 60% marks on the test will be considered qualified.
  • The CTET marks statement will be sent to the candidates by post.
  • No request for re-checking of answers will be entertained.
  • Furnishing inaccurate information may lead to the cancellation of the result.

CTET Eligibility Certificate

  • The CTET eligibility certificate is valid for seven years from the date of issuance.
  • The eligibility certificate will be sent to all the qualified candidates by speed post.
  • A CTET qualified person can also appear again for improving the score.
  • A candidate can get a duplicate copy of the marks statement or eligibility certificate by paying the fee of Rs. 235/-.

Applicability

The CTET qualified candidates can apply to the following schools:

  • Central Government schools and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi
  • Unaided private schools may also consider CTET
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/ local bodies and aided schools
  • Schools affiliated with the CBSE

CTET 2024 Cutoff (Expected)

Candidates who have acquired at least 60% marks in CTET exam are further permitted to appear for Government schools selection process. The CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the day of announcement of the result.  The expected cutoff of CTET 2024 is-

CategoryCTET Cutoff (marks)
OBC/ SC/ ST82
General90

CTET 2024 Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected based on their merit performance in CTET exam.

  • The selection of candidates will be based on their merit in CTET exam.
  • Candidates require a minimum 60% marks in CTET exam to qualify CTET exam.
  • Candidates qualified in CTET Exam will be provided with CTET Eligiblity Certificate.
  • CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of issuance
  • There is no attempt restriction for the CTET exam.

CTET Salary and Benefits After Qualifying

A CTET Qualified Teacher will get a salary between 35,000 to Rs. 45,000 including includes House Rent Allowance and other perks.