CTET

CTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test

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CTET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

CTET 2023: July Exam Application, Eligibility, Syllabus at ctet.nic.in

Updated On - August 31 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is one of the most popular exams for those seeking a career in teaching. The CTET July 2023 exam is scheduled to be held in July-August 2023. The online application process for CTET July 2023 began on April 27, 2023, and the last date to apply for the exam is May 26, 2023. Candidates can make corrections in their application form between May 29 and June 2, 2023. The exam will consist of two papers- Paper I for teachers of classes I to V, and Paper II for teachers of classes VI to VIII. The result of CTET July 2023 is expected to be released in the last week of September 2023. Candidates who qualify for the exam will receive the CTET Eligibility Certificate which is valid for seven years and can be used to apply for teaching jobs in various schools across India.
CBSE CTET Answer Key 2023: The official link for CBSE CTET answer key 2023 will soon be accessible at ctet.nic.in. Stay updated on the latest information about the result date, how to download the PDF, marking scheme, cut-off trends, and more.

CTET July Latest Updates:

  • CTET July 2023 registration has commenced from April 27, 2023.
  • The registration process is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Aspiring candidates can apply for the exam till May 26, 2023.
  • The fee payment deadline is May 27, 2023.
  • CTET consists of two papers- Paper I for classes I to V and Paper II for classes VI to VIII.
  • The exam comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Each question has four alternatives, and the candidates need to select the most appropriate answer.

CTET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the CTET 2023 exam status from the below table:

CTET 2023 Exam Dates
ParticularsStatus
CTET July 2023 Exam statusNotification Released

CTET 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding CTET 2023 from the below-given table:
CTET Exam Date
EventDate
Apply Online StartApril 27, 2023
Last Date to ApplyMay 26, 2023
Correction in FormMay 29 - June 2, 2023
CTET 2023 Exam DateJuly-August 2023
CTET July 2023 ResultLast Week of September 2023

CTET 2023 Application Form

CTET 2023 Application Form date will be available from July 2023. Interested candidates are advised to apply before the last date to avoid the last-minute rush. The candidates need to follow the below-given steps to fill the CTET application form:
  • Firstly, the candidates need to go to the official website.
  • Then the candidates have to click the “CTET 2023 Application Form” option to register.
  • In the registration part, the candidates need to fill all the details asked in the application form such as personal and educational qualification details.
  • Uploading the scanned photograph (4 KB -100 KB) and signature (1 KB- 25 KB) in the JPG file format is the next step.
  • Paying the application fee online is the next step. Application fees can be paid through credit card, debit card, net banking, or e-challan.
  • The candidate must get a print out of Confirmation Page along with a candidate copy of e-Challan (if fee paid through Syndicate or Canara e-Challan) for record and future reference.

CTET 2023 Application Fee

CTET 2023 application fee details category-wise is as follows:

CTET 2023 Application Fees
CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General/OBC Rs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/PwDRs.500/- Rs.600/-
Mode of Payment
  • Remittance through e-Challan by depositing the prescribed fee in CTET Exam Fee Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.
    – Payment by Syndicate Bank e-Challan
    – Payment by Canara Bank e-Challan
  • By Online-mode (Payment by Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking).
NOTE: In case, the confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Joint Secretary (CTET) of CBSE. Candidates have to come along with proof of payment of fee i.e. candidate copy of EChallan if payment made through e-Challan.

CTET Application Form Correction 2023

CBSE will open the online correction window for CTET Application Form. This facility will last until the third week of May 2020. Successfully registered candidates can make some changes in their application form such as they can update, add, or rectify mistakes if done during CTET registration. In correction, candidates cannot increase the number of papers they had applied for. Applicants can make corrections in fields such as their name, Guardian’s Name, Date of Birth and their Category, etc.

The benefits of the CTET exam are:

  1. Eligibility: Clearing the CTET exam makes a candidate eligible to apply for teaching jobs in central government schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  2. Better Job Opportunities: Many private schools also consider the CTET score while recruiting teachers, which can lead to better job opportunities for candidates.
  3. Career Advancement: The CTET score is valid for seven years, which means candidates can apply for teaching jobs during this period. This can lead to career advancement opportunities such as promotions and salary hikes.
  4. Professional Development: Preparing for the CTET exam requires candidates to study and revise various topics related to teaching methodology, child development, and pedagogy, which can enhance their professional development.
  5. Personal Growth: Clearing the CTET exam can boost the confidence of candidates and give them a sense of achievement, leading to personal growth and development.

CTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must check CTET 2023 Eligibility before applying for CTET 2023.
Age: There is no age limit set for this exam.
 For Classes I to V: Primary Stage
  • Candidate must score at least 50% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent examination. Should have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

  • Candidate must score at least 45% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), by the NCTE.

OR

  • Candidate must have passed Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks. Must be passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR

  • Candidate must score 50% marks (at least) in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Must be passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

OR

  • Candidates must be graduated with at least 50% marks in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).
  • The one who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution will 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 years of such appointment as a primary teacher.
For Classes VI to VII: Elementary Stage
  • Candidates who graduated and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

  • Candidate must score 50% marks (at least) in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidate must score 45% marks (minimum) in graduation. Passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidate must be passed 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

  • Candidate must score At least 50% marks in Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

  • Candidates who graduated with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

OR

  • Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. The Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses specified in the NCTE Notification is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.

Relaxation in Eligibility

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.

CTET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates should go through the detailed information on CTET 2023 Exam pattern. Paper wise, section-wise questions and marks distribution are mentioned below in tables:

Paper-1: Class I to V Section-wise questions and marks distribution
SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy(Compulsory)3030
Language I(Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150
Paper-2: Class 6 to 8 Section-wise questions and marks distribution:
SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy(Compulsory)3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II(Compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)6060
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)6060
Total150150
Note:
  • For any other exam candidates will have to choose either mathematics and science or social studies/social science.
  • The candidate will have to give both Paper 1 as well as Paper 2 if they wish to become the teacher for both the levels.

CTET 2023 Syllabus

The whole CTET 2023 syllabus for both papers comprises of almost similar topics. The various broad topics in CTET consists of:
Paper 1 Broad TopicsPaper 2 Broad topics
Child development and PedagogyChild development and Pedagogy
Language 1Language 1
Language 2Language 2
MathematicsMathematics
Environmental StudiesScience
Social Studies or Social Science

Paper-I

Child Development and Pedagogy:
  • Child Development (Primary School Child) – 15 Questions
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions
  • Learning and Pedagogy – 10 Questions
Language I:
  • Language Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions
Language II:
  • Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions
Mathematics:
  • Content – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogical issues – 15 Questions
Environmental Studies:
  • Content – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogical Issues – 15  Questions

Paper-II

Child Development and Pedagogy:
  • Child Development (Elementary School Child) – 15 Questions
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions
  • Learning and Pedagogy – 10 Questions
Language I:
  • Language Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions
Language II:
  • Language Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions
Mathematics and Science:
Mathematics
  • Content – 20 Questions
  • Pedagogical issues – 10 Questions
Science:
  • Content – 20 Questions
  • Pedagogical issues – 10 Questions
Social Studies/Social Sciences:
  • Content – 40 Questions
  • Pedagogical issues – 20 Questions

Important Books for CTET 2023 Preparation

First and foremost candidates must be well thorough with the concepts and logic from NCERT (class 5 to 10) and basic teacher training books. Once the candidate is well versed with these books then they can follow with the CTET books mentioned below for better preparation:

Important Books for CTET 2023
Name of the BookAuthor Name / Publisher
Crack CTET Paper 1 Guide & Practice Workbook (Class 1 – 5 teachers)Disha Experts
A Complete Resource for CTET: English and Pedagogy Language 1Geeta Sahni
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Experts
English Language PedagogyDr. N.Devanki
CTET Practice Workbook Paper 1 (10 Solved + 10 Mock papers) 5th EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 1 Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 2 (Social Science/Studies) Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 2 (Mathematics & Science) Solved Papers (2011 – 2018)Disha Experts

CTET 2023 Admit Card

CTET 2023 Admit Card will be available from August 2023 on the CTET official website. The candidates need to download the admit card from the official website and enter their registration number, date of birth to download their admit card. Please read the below-given points regarding details
  • Applicants must immediately contact the CTET unit for necessary corrections if any discrepancy is found in admit card regarding particulars of the candidate, photograph, and signature or any other information vary from the confirmation page.
  • In case the confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Joint Secretary, CTET Unit.
  • The candidates need to report at the Exam Centre 90 minutes before the start of the examination. Candidate reporting after 9:30 AM will not be allowed to sit in Paper 1 and candidate reporting after 2:00 PM will not be allowed to sit in Paper 2.
  • Applicants must carry the hall ticket to the exam hall. Must retain it untill the recruitment process gets over.

How to Download CTET 2023 Admit Card?

CTET Admit Card 2023 is tentatively releasing in August 2023. However, candidates must download the admit card on their own. CBSE does not send admit card by post. Follow the simple steps given below to download CTET admit card 2023.

  • Step 1: Candidate needs to Log on to the official website of CTET 2023.
  • Step 2: After that select the link 'CTET 2023 Admit Card' available on home page.
  • Step 3: Enter the required credentials i.e. Application Number and Date of Birth / Password.
  • Step 4: Admit card will appear on the computer screen.
  • Step 5: Download the admit card in an A4 size paper.

CTET 2023 Exam Schedule

CBSE is conducting the CTET 2023 exam as per schedule. Candidates must follow strict timing on exam day. CTET 2023 exam schedule is provided below.

CTET Exam Schedule
Exam ActivitiesPaper 1Paper 2
Entry to exam centre08:00 AM12:30 PM
Admit card checking09:00 AM to 09:15 AM01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Question paper distribution09:15 AM01:45 PM
Break the seal of question paper to
take out the answer sheet
09:25 AM01:55 PM
Last entry in the centre09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test start09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test end12:00 Noon04:30 PM

CTET 2023 Answer Key

The official authority will release the CTET 2023 Answer Key in the Third week of December 2023 on the official website. Check the all essential points of answer key given below:

  • Authority will release the answer key in the online mode, there is no other way.
  • Candidates can be calculated the score through the answer key.
  • If candidates have any objection they can raise it, by the given period of time.
  • Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000/- fees to raise an objection.
  • Candidates must download the answer key.

CTET 2023 Result

CTET 2023 Result will release on the official website. Candidates must go through the below detail of the CTET December 2023 scorecard:

  • Before declaring the result, the authority will release the Eligibility Certificate through the DigiLocker app by CBSE to all qualified candidates.
  • Eligibility certificate has 09 years validity from the date of result declaration.
  • Candidates have to login with their login credential and password.
  • Those who score 60% marks are considered as CTET pass.

CTET 2023 Qualifying Marks

A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

  • School managements (Government, local bodies, government-aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., by their extant reservation policy.
  • Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process, however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Validity Period of CTET Certificate

The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate will be seven (07) years from the date of result announcement. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person can again sit for the CTET exam for improvement in scores, even if he/she is qualified the same before. 

Importance of CTET Certificate

Qualifying in CTET means that the candidate is eligible for teaching jobs all over India. States which don't conduct their own Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) consider CTET certification. Check out various recruitment scope after acquiring CTET certificate below.

  • Central government schools like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools.
  • Schools that are under the administrative control of UTs of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  • Can also apply to unaided private schools that can opt to accept CTET.
  • State government or local bodies owned and managed schools, aided schools can accept state govt conducted TET. However, if state govt does not conduct TET then the CTET score can be accepted.
  • CBSE Schools

CTET 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information of CTET 2023 entrance exam given below:

Exam Name

CTET 2023

Conducting Body
Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi
Level

National Level

Course

For Teachers

CTET Official website

https://ctet.nic.in/

Application Form Link
Inactive Now
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
Candidates those who want to make their career in the field of teaching in Government Sector must qualify CTET 2023 exam.

About CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India. CBSE is all set to conduct the 14th Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) on 05 June 2023. CBSE has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum. There are approximately 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE.

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CTET Important Dates

TitleDates
CTET 2022 Form Date20 Apr - 10 May 2023 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Date01 Jul - 31 Jul 2023
CTET 2022 Exam Date01 Jul - 31 Jul 2023 (Tentative)
Result Date01 Aug - 31 Aug 2023

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

150

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---1501150

Instructions:Paper 1 for Primary Stage (Classes I to V). It consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

150

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---1501150

Instructions:Paper 2 for Elementary Stage (Classes VI to VIII). It consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics/science, social studies

Frequently Asked Questions

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Diploma vale ki ctet me admission date kiya hai

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Plz provide the registration link for CTET 2021 exam as fast as possible as March 9th is the last date for registration.

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Hello sir I have done NTT AND ECCE. Is B. ED compulsory to appear for ctet exam? Please reply Thank you

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Ctet dates of July 2021

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The dates are yet to be announced. check https://ctet.nic.in/WEBINFO/Page/Page?PageId=1&LangId=P

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Ctet ka registration kab se hoga

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When is the CTET registration and exam in 2021. Please give me a replay

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When will get the notification of ctet exam which has to be conducted in july?

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The notification is yet to be released

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when will be 2021 ctet exams be conducted.

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CTET exam is conducted on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021

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