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CTET Exam - Complete Details

About CTET Exam

CTET exam is conducted twice annually for the recruitment of teachers in Primary and upper primary stages in public & private schools. This paper is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The 2 cycles of paper are conducted in July & December month every year.

CTET 2021 Notification

The Central Board of Secondary Education released the notification for the recruitment of teachers in the primary and upper primary stage across the country. CTET is a bi-annual exam conducted twice a year, one in July and the other in December. Candidates need to score at least 90 out of 150 marks to clear the exam. Important dates, cutoffs and admit card dates will be shared with the official notification.

CTET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
CTET Notification 2021 Released20th September 2021
CTET Online Registration Starts From20th September 2021 
Last Date to fill Online Application19th October 2021 (11:59 pm)
Last Date for submission of fee through E-Challan 20th October 2021 (before 3:30 pm)
Online Correction Schedule22nd October to 28th October 2021
Admit Card Download1st week of December 2021 
CTET Exam Date16th December 2021 to 13th January 2022
Release of CTET Answer KeyJanuary 2022
CTET Result Declaration15th February 2022
CTET Certificates’ DispatchMarch 2022

CTET Mock Test

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CTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: Nil

Educational Qualifications

For Candidates Aspiring to teach (Classes I-V) - Primary Stage

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the 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 the 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 the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.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 with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)” ((a) who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two year of such appointment as a primary teacher.)

For Candidates Aspiring to teach (Classes VI-VIII) - Elementary Stage

Graduation and passed or appearing in the 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 it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed). OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the 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)*. OR Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Program recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, 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 23rd August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.

CTET 2021 Vacancy - Details

The CTET exam is more of a certification exam and does not need any number of vacancies for direct recruitment. Candidates become eligible to take up the teaching job after clearing the CTET exam.

CTET 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates applying for CTET are required to appear for 2 exams - Paper 1 & Paper 2. The detailed exam pattern for both CTET Paper 1 & CTET Paper 2 are given below for your reference

CTET 2021 Paper 1

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)3030150 mins
(ii) Language I (compulsory)3030
(iii) Language II (compulsory)3030
(iv) Mathematics3030
(v) Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

CTET 2021 Paper 2

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)3030150 mins
(ii) Language I (compulsory)3030
(iii) Language II (compulsory)3030
(iv) Mathematics & Science (For Maths & Science Teacher) OR6060
(v) Social Studies/Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)6060
Total150150

*For any other teacher - either (IV) or (V)

CTET 2021 Application Process

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
  • signature (with black ink)
  • ensuring that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

For Either Paper 1 or Paper 2

  • General Category – ₹1000
  • SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹500

For Both Paper 1&2

  • General Category – ₹1200
  • SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹600

Steps to Apply for CTET Exam Online

  • Go to the CTET website
  • Click on the Online Application Link
  • Fill the CTET Online Application Form (Go through the notification for details of the procedure)
  • Make the Online Payment of Application Fees
  • Take a Print out of the Application form

CTET Syllabus 2021

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021

Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

Child Development (Primary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education & understanding children with special needs and Learning and Pedagogy.

Language I - 30 Questions

Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development.

Language II - 30 Questions

Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics - 30 Questions

Content and Pedagogical issues.

Environmental Studies - 30 Questions

Content and Pedagogical Issues.

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2021

Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

Child Development (Elementary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education & understanding children with special needs and Learning and Pedagogy.

Language I - 30 Questions

Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development.

Language II - 30 Questions

Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development.

Mathematics and Science - 60 Questions

Mathematics - (Content & Pedagogical issues) and Science (Content & Pedagogical issues)

Social Studies/Social Sciences - 60 Questions

Content - History, Geography, Social and Political Life and Pedagogical issues

Exam Date

16 December 2021 to 13 January 2022

Total Vacancies

-

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FAQs

When did CTET Notification released?

CTET Notification was released on 20th September 2021.

When is the CTET Exam Date? +

16th December 2021 to 13th January 2022

What is the application fees for CTET? +

The application fees is as follows: For Either Paper 1 or Paper 2 General Category – ₹1000 and SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹500 For Both Paper 1&2 General Category – ₹1200 and SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹600

What is the exam pattern of CTET? +

The candidates applying for CTET are required to appear for 2 exams - Paper 1 & Paper 2

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