CTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Mode of ExamOnline
LevelUG
Level of ExamNational Level

What is CTET?

CTET is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for Classes 1 to 8. The CTET exam is held in two sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The CTET Paper 1 is for candidates who want to teach Classes 1-5 and Paper 2 is for candidates who want to teach Classes 6-8. Candidates who wish to teach Classes 1-8 need to take both papers. 

CTET 2021 Exam Highlights

The highlights of the CTET 2021 exam are given below.

Exam Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

150 minutes

Language

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

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

No. of Test Takers

23,51,725 (In CTET January 2021)

No. of Test Cities

135 cities across India

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-22235774

Official Website

https://ctet.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx

CTET_Notice

 

CTET Admit Card 2021

The CBSE is likely to release the CTET admit card 2021 soon. The admit card is an important document that candidates need to carry to the examination centres on the day of the exam. The admit card contains the following details:

  • Name
  • Father's name
  • Application number
  • Roll number
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Residential address
  • Photo
  • Signature
  • Paper applied for
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Exam centre address
  • Exam day instructions

CTET 2021 Exam Dates

Check below the official CTET exam dates 2021 regarding the notification, application process, exam, answer key and result. 

CTET Events

CTET Exam Dates

Salient Features 

Notification

20-Sep-2021

CTET 2021 notification was released on the official website of the exam on September 20.

Application form

20-Sep-2021 to 19-Oct-2021 25-Oct-2021

CTET 2021 application form was released along with the notification. Candidates who want to appear for the exam needed to fill the form online.

Last date to pay the application fee

20-Oct-2021 26-Oct-2021

Registered candidates could pay the CTET application fee through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking till October 26.

Final verification of payment of fee by the candidates

21-Oct-2021 26-Oct-2021

Candidates could verify the status of their application fee submission till October 26.

Application form correction window

22-Oct-2021 to 28-Oct-2021

28-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021

Candidates could make corrections to the already filled CTET application form by visiting the official website. The corrections could be made in the choice of exam centres and candidates' particulars.

Admit card

First week of December 2021

CTET admit card 2021 will release in the first week of December 2021 on the official website.

CTET exam

16-Dec-2021 to 13-Jan-2022

CTET exam is held in two shifts. Shift 1 is from 9.30 am to 12:00 noon and shift 2 is during 2.30-5:00 pm.

Official provisional answer key

January 2022

The official provisional CTET answer key is released online after the conduct of the exam in order to invite objections from candidates. 

Final answer key

February 2022

The CTET final answer key 2021 will be released a few weeks after the release of the provisional answer key. 

Result

15-Feb-2022

CTET result 2021 will be released by CBSE within six weeks of the conduct of the test. Candidates can access their results online from the official website by logging with their required credentials.

CTET Eligibility 2021

Have a look at the basic CTET eligibility criteria below.

  • Candidates should be Class 12 pass with a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate in order to be qualified for the CTET exam for primary teacher
  • Candidates should be graduated with a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate or Class 12 with at least 50 per cent aggregate in order to be qualified for the CTET exam for elementary stage teacher
  • Candidates should have completed the prescribed teacher training programmes/teacher education courses

Also Read: CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Download CTET Syllabus 2021

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CTET Registration vs Result

Every year, over 20 lakh aspirants appear for the CTET exam. In January 2021, a total of 23,51,725 candidates appeared for the exam, of which, 6,54,299 candidates qualified. In December 2019, close to 24 lakh candidates appeared for CTET out of which 5.42 lakh qualified, as per media reports. In July 2019, a total of 23.77 lakh aspirants took the CTET exam out of which 3.52 lakh candidates qualified.  

CTET_Registration_Result

CTET Exam Process 2021

The CTET selection process includes the following steps:

Step 1: Fill CTET application form

Aspirants need to fill their CTET 2021 application forms in the online mode on the official website of the exam. Candidates also need to pay the CTET application fee of INR 1,000 (for one paper) and INR 1,200 (for two papers).

Step 2: Download CTET admit card

Candidates can download CTET 2021 admit card from the official website of the exam. The admit card for the CTET exam contains relevant details related to the aspirant and exam. It also mentions the candidate’s test centre details as well as reporting time for the exam.

Step 3: Appear for CTET exam

Aspirants need to report at their CTET exam centres at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam. CTET exam is of two and a half hour duration. On exam day, two papers are conducted. Paper 1 needs to be given by aspirants who want to qualify for teaching Classes 1 to 5 (primary wing). Paper 2 is for candidates who want to qualify for teaching classes 6 to 8 (elementary wing).

Step 4: Check CTET result

CBSE announces CTET results on the official website of the exam. Candidates who qualify the exam get a CTET eligibility certificate. The validity of the CTET eligibility certificate has been extended from seven years to lifetime.

 

CTET Eligibility 2021

Have a look at the basic CTET eligibility criteria below.

  • Candidates should be Class 12 pass with a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate in order to be qualified for the CTET exam for primary teacher
  • Candidates should be graduated with a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate or Class 12 with at least 50 per cent aggregate in order to be qualified for the CTET exam for elementary stage teacher
  • Candidates should have completed the prescribed teacher training programmes/teacher education courses
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CTET 2021 Exam Pattern

The CTET exam will be conducted online as a computer-based test. The exam comprises 150 MCQs in both papers. CTET exam pattern is different for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the highlights of the exam pattern below.

Particulars

CTET Paper 1 Highlights

CTET Paper 2 Highlights

Number of subjects

5

4

Subject name

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics

Environmental Studies

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

Exam duration

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

No. of questions

150

150

Type of questions

MCQs

MCQs

Total marks

150

150

Marking scheme

+1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

+1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi 

English and Hindi

CTET 2021 Syllabus

The CTET syllabus is prescribed by the CBSE. The syllabus includes topics from which questions are asked in the exam. The CTET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from five sections such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. On the other hand, CTET Paper 2 comprises topics from four sections, namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Though the Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I and Language-II sections are common in both papers, the nature and the standard of questions are different in both. Candidates should go through the syllabus in detail to be familiar with the important topics.

CTET Preparation 2021

Candidates must be in full swing with CTET exam preparation. Check out some quick tips to ensure you are following the right CTET preparation strategy.

  • Be well-versed with the CTET exam pattern 2021 
  • Thoroughly go through each topic given in the CTET syllabus 2021
  • Child Development and Pedagogy is the most scoring section of the exam. Make sure you are well-prepared for this section
Application Start Date :
Application End Date :
Exam Date :

16th December 2021

Result Date :
Conducted By :

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)

Official Website : http://ctet.nic.in