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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Contents

  1. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
  2. Applicability:
  3. Eligibility:
  4. Mode of payment:
  5. Application Fee:
  6. Documents for Online application:
  7. CTET Exam Pattern: (Under Graduate)
  8. Subjects and Weightage:
  9. Detailed syllabus of CTET: (Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage)
    1. 9.1 Child Development and Pedagogy
    2. 9.2 Language I
    3. 9.3 Language II
    4. 9.4 Mathematics
    5. 9.5 Environmental Studies
  10. Detailed syllabus of CTET: (Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage)
    1. 9.1 Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)
    2. 9.2 Language I (compulsory)
    3. 9.3 Language II (compulsory)
    4. 9.4  Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science
    5. 9.4 Social Studies/Social Science teacher: Social Science
    6. 9.4 any other teacher – either (a) or (b)
  11. Nature and standard of questions:

pplicability: 

  • The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the Administrative Control of UT of Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT of Delhi. 
  • CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET. 
Eligibility:
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage):
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 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 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 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 (Special Education). OR
    • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage):
    • Graduation and passed or appearing in 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 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. (Special Education)

Mode of payment:

  • A candidate will have to make payment on two occasions through CTET website viz,
    • Through Challan by deposit of prescribed fees in CBSE Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi. 
    • By Debit/Credit Card. 
  • A candidate will have to make online/offline payment through CTET website. The online payment can be made through debit card, credit card etc. wherein the candidate will have to bear the additional bank transaction charges for remitting the fees through payment gateways.
  • For paying the fees offline through website, the candidate will have to download the ‘Bank Challan‘ that will be generated with the required information, as filled in by the candidate, and make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the designated bank.

Application Fee:

  • Only Paper – I or II
    • For General / OBC: Rs. 600
    • SC/ST/Differently Abled Person: Rs. 300
  • Both Paper – I & II
    • For General / OBC: Rs. 1000
    • SC/ST/Differently Abled Person: Rs. 500
  • Service Charges & Service Taxes (as applicable) will be charged extra by the Bank

Documents for Online application:

The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF/jpg format by all the candidates are:
  • Fill in the Online Application Form
  • Front Facing Passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, SIZE-within 100 KB]
  • Signature of candidate [JPG Format, SIZE-within 25 KB]

Syllabus: 

  • Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage
    • Child Development and Pedagogy:
      • Child Development (Primary School Child) 
      • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 
      • Learning and Pedagogy
    • Language I:
      • Language Comprehension
      • Pedagogy of Language Development
    • Language – II: 
      • Comprehension 
      • Pedagogy of Language Development
    • Mathematics
    • Environmental Studies
  • Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:
    • Child Development and Pedagogy
    • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
    • Learning and Pedagogy 
    • Language I
      • Language Comprehension
      • Pedagogy of Language Development 
    • Language – II: 
      • Comprehension 
      • Pedagogy of Language Development
    • Mathematics and Science
    • Social Studies/Social Sciences
      • History
      • Geography
      • Social and Political Life
    • Pedagogical issues

CTET Exam Pattern: (Under Graduate):

  • The CTET examination will be of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s). There will be no negative marking. There will be 2 papers of CTET. 
    • Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
    • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
  • Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Subjects and Weightage:

  • Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage : Duration of examination-Two-and-a half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix 1) 
SubjectNo of MCQsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total:-150 MCQs150 Marks
  • Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix 1) 
SubjectNo of MCQsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
For Mathematics and Science teacher :
Mathematics and Science
60 MCQs
60 Marks
For Social Studies/Social Science teacher:
Social Science
For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)
Total:-150 MCQs150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:
  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. 
    • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. 
    • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different  divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI - VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

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