CTET ExamCentral Teacher Eligibility Test

Introduction - CTET

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test), is a national recruitment process to appoint the skilful teachers for Primary level & Upper Primary Level. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct CTET exam in an offline mode. Earlier the CTET was being conducted twice every year, but as per the latest notice, CTET 2018 will be conducted once every year from now onwards.

Exam Highlights: CTET 2018

Conducting AuthorityCBSE
Exam TypeNational Level
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen and Paper)
PeriodicityOnce in a year
Test Cities92 cities across 36 States / UT in India
Exam Duration2:30 hours (150 mins)
No. of Papers2 Papers
Paper - I (who wish to teach classes 1st to 5th)
Paper - II (who wish to teach classes 6th to 8th)
Qualifying Marks60% (90 out of 150)
Official Websitectet.nic.in

Important Dates: CTET 2018

CTET 2018 Exam EventDates
Registration Dates1st - 27th August, 2018
Availability of Admit Card20th August, 2018
CTET 2018 Exam Date9th December, 2018 - updated
(earlier was scheduled on 16th September 2018)
CTET 2018 ResultsJanuary 2019
Careerdost App

Download Careerdost FREE Android App
Solved Papers, Govt. Jobs / Exams Notifications

Eligibility Criteria 2018

Applicant needs to fulfil the below-mentioned requirements in order to appear for CTET 2018. Please note that the eligibility criteria depends purely on the Class for which the candidate is applying for:
    Primary Level
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education. 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. 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. Or
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education
    Upper Primary Level
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in 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). 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.
Few Notes:
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC / ST / OBC / Differently abled) will be given relaxation of up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for CTET eligibility.
  • Diploma / Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purpose of this Notification, a Diploma / Degree course in teacher education recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will only be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and BED (Special Education), a course recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.
  • Training to be undergone: A person with DEd (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment, an NCTE recognised 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.
  • The minimum CTET qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies / Social Science, Science etc. The minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated November 3, 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.

CTET 2018 Application Fee

CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General / OBCRs. 600Rs. 1000
SC / ST / Differently Abled PersonRs. 300Rs. 500

Syllabus 2018

Understanding the syllabus for CTET exam is very important, thus you can check out the complete syllabus of CTET 2018 exam. We have also provided the subject-wise syllabus for CTET Exam in the table given below:

SubjectSyllabus
Social ScienceDetailed Syllabus of Social Studies:

A. History
Ancient History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science

Medieval History

  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures

Modern History

  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India after Independence

B. Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport, and communication
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

C. Social and Political Life

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalized

D. Pedagogical issues

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/ Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities, and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Enquiry/ Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

ScienceDetail Syllabus of Science Paper 2:

A. 1. Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

2. Materials

  • Materials of daily use

3. The World of the Living

4. Moving Things People and Ideas

5. How things work

  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets

6. Natural Phenomena

7. Natural Resources

B. Pedagogical issues of Science

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/ Experiment/ Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation– cognitive/ psychomotor/ affective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

MathematicsDetail Syllabus of Mathematics:

Number System:

  • Knowing our Numbers
  • HCF & LCM
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions

Algebra:

  • Basic Concept of Algebra
  • Question-Related to Algebraic Equation
  • Ratio and Proportion

Geometry:

  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

Mensuration:

  • Sphere
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Triangles
  • Circle
  • Rectangle/Square

Data handling

Arithematics:

  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion

Pedagogical issues related question

Aptitude & Logical Reasoning App

Download Aptitude & Logical Reasoning FREE Android App
Aptitude Test & Logical Reasoning Test

Exam Dates 2018

CTET 2019 Exam Date would be conducted on 9th December, 2018 (Sunday). Earlier, the CTET 2018 Exam was scheduled to be held on 16th September, 2018 but due to the delay in start of the application process, the dates have now been changed.

Exam Pattern 2018

CTET Exam Pattern Paper - I

SubjectNumber of questionMarks
Child development & Pedagogy3030
Mathematics3030
Language - 13030
Language - 23030
Envirnomental Studies3030
Total Time150 mins.

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper - II

SubjectNumber of questionMarks
Child development & Pedagogy3030
Language - 13030
Language - 23030
Science & Mathematics or Social Science6060
Total Time150 mins.

Earlier, CTET was being conducted twice every year, (in Feb & Sep by CBSE) but as per the latest notice, CTET 2018 will be conducted once every year from now onwards.

  • The CTET exam has 2 papers.
    Paper - I is for those who wish to teach Ist to Vth Classes.
    Paper - II is for those who wish to teach VIth to VIIIth Classes.
  • In case if an applicant wants to teach both levels, they would be required to sit for both paper I and II. All questions in the CTET test are multiple choice questions. There is no negative marking.

Exam Centers 2018

  • The CTET 2018 examination will be conducted in 92 cities across 36 States / UT in India
  • 20 regional languages: Apart from English and Hindi, now CTET examination will be conducted in 18 more regional languages, namely Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kanada, Khasi, Malyalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan & Urdu

Results 2018

The result for CTET exam is expected to be declared in January, 2019 on the official website of the exam. CTET Result would be declared on 2 websites – ctet.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in.

Aspirants can check their result for Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 by filling details such as their roll number and date of birth on the official website of the entrance test.

Introduction

Exam Highlights: CTET 2018

Important Dates: CTET 2018

Eligibility Criteria 2018

CTET 2018 Application Fee

Syllabus 2018

Syllabus for Social Science

Syllabus for Science

Syllabus for Mathematics

Exam Dates 2018

Exam Pattern 2018

CTET Exam Pattern Paper - I

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper - II

Exam Centers 2018

Results 2018

Read more Blog Articles

Banking Interview Questions
What are some Banking Interview Questions?
Common Puzzle Questions
What are the common puzzles asked in an interview?
Do you have any questions for us?
What reply does the interviewer expect when he asks - "do you have any questions for us?"
Electronics Engineer's Interview
What kind of questions are asked in interviews for Electronics Engineer?
How to answer tell me about yourself in 30 sec or 1 min?
What criteria should I consider to answer the question tell me about yourself in 30 sec or 1 min?
How to Crack Civil Services - UPSC
Success Stories by Civil Services Toppers - Tina Dabi, Vivek Chauhan, Poonam Dalal, Sakshi Sawhney
Infographic on College Rankings in India (2017)
Top ranked Engineering, Management & Arts Indian College(s)
MBA (Finance) Campus Interviews
What questions are asked for MBA (finance) in campus interviews?
Questions to refrain from asking
Questions you should never ask an Interviewer
Some tips on how to Crack SBI PO Exam
Tips to crack SBI PO Preliminary Exam
Tips & Tricks for an Interview
What are some tips & tricks I should know before going to an Interview?
Trickiest Interview Questions
What are the trickiest questions asked in an interview?
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
What are the best replies to the interview question - "Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?"
Why should I hire you?
What are the best answers for why should I hire you?
Read more
Read more tips and tricks articles on interviewing