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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Exam

PAPER INSTRUCTIONS

Sl No. Section Name No. of Question Maximum Marks Negative Marks Positive Marks Sectional Timing
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 0 1 30 Min
2 Language Comprehension 30 50 0 1 30 Min
3 Mathematics 30 50 0 1 30 Min
3 Environmental Studies 30 50 0 1 30 Min
  1. Total duration of the examination is 2:00 Haurs
  2. Your clock will be set at the server. The countdown timer at the top right corner of screen will display the remaining time available for you to complete the examination. When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. You need not terminate the examination or submit your paper.
  3. However, this exam will be conducted with sectional timing. You need to complete a given section in the mentioned time. You will not be able to proceed to the next section unless you finish the current section in its allotted time frame.

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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8. There are two CTET papers in the exam, that is, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach Classes 1-5 need to give Paper-I and candidates who plan to teach Classes 6-8 need to take Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach Classes 1-8 need to take both the papers.

The exam is based on the Government of India's National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, and is a mandatory qualification for incoming teachers for Classes I through VIII. People with professional teaching qualifications, including the B.T.C (D.El.Ed), B.Ed, and B.El.Ed, are eligible to take the test. Candidates must score over 60% to pass.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) maintains the TET database and guides government bodies on conducting the test.

The CTET was established when, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) received notifications dated 23 August 2010 and 29 July 2011 stipulating minimum qualifications for eligibility to teach Classes I to VIII. Passing the TET, conducted in accordance with NCTE Guidelines, is an essential requirement for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act).

The national Ministry of Human Resource Development entrusted responsibility for conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the CBSE, Delhi, which conducts the CTET twice a year. The CTET is held in 20 Indian languages. Approximately 14 lakh candidates apply to sit the examination.The thirteenth edition of CTET was held on 8 December 2019 in 110 Indian cities.

Candidates must score a minimum of 60% to become CTET Qualified, and the certificate is valid for seven years. Successful candidates become eligible to apply for recruitment as teachers of Classes I to VIII in schools under the purview of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.), and schools under the administrative control of the union territories (UTs) of Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The examination is demanding, with qualification rates of 1-14% in the exams held to date.

The TET was made a necessary prerequisite for appointment as a teacher to meet the following objectives:

  • To establish a national benchmark and standards for teacher quality and recruitment
  • To encourage further improvement in the performance standards of teacher education institutions and their students
  • To communicate the Government's particular focus on teacher quality