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CTET 2017

NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST

CTET 2017 Application Process, Admit Card and Syllabus

CTET 2017 (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is conducted twice a year by CBSE for selection of teachers in Central Government Schools. CTET is also considered mandatory in aided and private schools for the recruitment of PRT (PrimaryTeacher) and TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) teachers. The exam is tentatively scheduled on May 10, 2017. CTET notification for February 2017 session is expected to be released in 2nd week of March 2017. (CTET 2017 हिन्दी मे पढ़ें)

CTET Online Form is expected to be available from March 15, 2017, at ctet.nic.in. CTET Application Fee for single paper is INR 600 and for both the papers, it is INR 1000. The application fee can be paid either in online or offline mode. Read Here Apply for CTET 2017  

CTET Updates

  • CTET Admit Card will be available at ctet.nic.in on or after April 25, 2017. Candidates can download admit card by entering Registration Number and Password.
  • The exam is held in offline mode for both Primary and Elementary stage. There will be 2 papers– Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper will have 150 questions and carry 150 marks. Time allotted to complete each paper is 2 hours 30 minutes. Read More
  • CTET 2017 Result for February session will be announced in May 2017. It is usually declared 10 days after the exam has been conducted. Candidates securing 60% marks in CTET will be considered eligible to get the qualification certificate. The qualification certificate is valid for a period of 7 years from the date of declaration of CTET Result. Read More

What is CTET?

CTET is a national level entrance exam to obtain eligibility certificate in teaching. There are 2 Papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is held for teachers opting for Class 1-5 and Paper 2 is meant for Class 6-8. CBSE conducts CTET exam twice every year. Candidates securing marks above 60% are considered eligible to get the CTET Qualification Certificate. 

  • CTET exam was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve teaching standards.
  • Apart from CTET, all the state level test in teaching CTET is mandatory to get teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to 8. 
  • CTET Certificate adds weightage to the professional qualification, promotion, grade pay and salary package.
  • CTET certificate is applicable in CBSE Schools, State/ Central Government Schools and all schools in Delhi.
  • Candidates can also apply for the posts of PRT and TGT under DSSSB (Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board) and private schools. 

Read, Career Prospects after CTET

CTET Exam Highlights

CBSE conducts CTET exam twice every year. The exam is held in offline mode in English and Hindi languages. Candidates can check CTET exam highlights from the following table:

ExamCentral Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting BodyCBSE
Date of CTETMay 10, 2017
Mode of CTETOffline
Medium of CTETEnglish and Hindi
Duration of Exam2 hours 30 minutes
Type and Number of Questions150 Objective Type Questions
SectionsChild Development & Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies
Post OfferedPRT and TGT

CTET 2017 Exam Dates

Latest CTET notification is expected to be released in March 2017.The following table elucidates the CTET 2017 expected dates:

EventsDates
Availability of CTET Application FormMarch 15, 2017
Last date to submit CTET Application FormMarch 30, 2017
Last date for CTET Application Fee paymentMarch 30, 2017
Commencement of CTET Application Form EditApril 2, 2017
Last date to edit CTET Application FormApril 20, 2017
Final status of CTET ApplicationMarch 30, 2016
Availability of CTET Admit CardApril 25, 2017
Date of CTET exam May 10, 2017
Declaration of CTET ResultsMay 20, 2017
Dispatch of CTET CertificateMay 30, 2017

CTET 2017 Application Process

CTET online registration is expected to start from March 15, 2017. Candidates can complete CTET Online Form before time to appear in the CTET 2017 exam. There are total 4 steps to fill the CTET online form:

  • Filling CTET Online Form
  • Uploading Documents
  • Payment of CTET Application Fee
  • Printing the CTET Online Form

Specifications of the required documents

Candidates are required to upload the following documents while filling CTET Online Form:

  • Recent passport sized photograph
  • Signature

Specifications of the documents are given in the following table:

DocumentsSpecifications
PhotographRecent coloured Photograph; White background
JPEG format
Size- 4 Kb to 100 Kb
Dimensions- 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)
SignatureClear signature on White paper
JPEG format
Size- 4 Kb to 100 Kb

How to Fill CTET Application Form?

Steps to apply for CTET

CTET online process comprises 4 steps and that are explained below:

Step 1 Filling the CTET Online Form

  • Log on to the official website of CTET at ctet.nic.in
  • Click on “Apply Online” and go through the instructions carefully
  • Enter the initial details (name, father’s name, mother’s name etc.) in CTET Online Form as per the information mentioned on class 10 certificate
  • Enter 3 choice of exam centers in the descending order of preference
  • Mention the language preferred and medium for the CTE exam in next column
  • Fill academic, other personal and communication details in CTET Online Form
  • Enter security code and click on ‘​Next’

Step 2 Uploading Documents

  • Review the details entered and make corrections by clicking on ‘Back’
  • In case the information is correct then do final submit
  • Note down the generated registration number
  • Upload the photograph by browsing location of the image 
  • Upload the signature by searching the jpeg file of signature

Step 3 Fee Payment

  • You are automatically redirected to the fee payment page
  • Choose the payment option between online and offline
  • If you choose online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card)
  • In case of debit card, enter card number, validity and CVV number
  • For payment by credit card, enter card number and pin
  • If you choose offline payment, download the e-challan and deposit the same in Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank

Step 4 Confirmation Page

  • The filled CTET Online Form is previewed on the screen
  • Print the filled CTET Online Form for future reference
  • Do not send the printed copy of CTET Online Form to the BoardThe a

CTET Application Fee 2017

Candidates can remit the application fee for CTET either in online or offline mode while filling the CTET application form. Online gateway of payment includes the payment through debit card/credit card. The offline gateway payment is done through an E-challanby depositing the fee in the exam fee account of CTET with Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank. Application fee for CTET exam varies for single paper and both papers. CTET application fee is tabulated below for candidates belonging to different categories:

CTET PaperGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PWD
Only Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 600/-INR 300/-
Both Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 1000/-INR 500/-

CTET Eligibility 2017

Candidates applying for CTET are required to check the CTET Eligibility before applying. They must satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear for the CTET exam and obtain the Eligibility Certificate as well. CTET eligibility criteria include the academic qualification for primary stage recruitment and elementary stage recruitment.

CTET Eligibility for a Primary Teacher (Paper 1)

Candidates must satisfy any one of the following CTET Eligibility for becoming a teacher for classes 1-5:

  • Passed senior secondary with minimum 50% marks and cleared or appearing final year of a 2-year diploma in elementary education.
  • Obtained at least 45% marks in senior secondary and cleared or appearing in final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary education following norms of NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education)
  • Passed senior secondary with minimum 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)
  • Obtained at least 50% marks in senior secondary and cleared or appearing in final year of 2-year diploma in Education (Special Education)
  • Graduation and cleared or appearing for the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

CTET Eligibility for an Elementary Teacher (Paper 2)

It is necessary for the candidate to fulfil any of the following CTET Eligibility for becoming a teacher for classes 6-8:

  • Candidate must be a graduate and must have cleared or appeared in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
  • They must have completed the graduation with minimum 50% marks and cleared or appearing in the 1 year Bachelor of Education programme (B.Ed)
  • They must have graduated with at least 45% marks and must have cleared or appeared in 1 year B.Ed programme following the NCTE Regulations issued time to time.
  • They must have passed senior secondary with at least 50% marks and must have cleared or appeared in final year of 4-year degree programme in Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)
  • They must obtain at least 50% marks in senior secondary and must have passed or appeared in final year of the 4-year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed
  • He/she must be a graduate with at least 50% marks and must have passed/appearing in B.Ed (Special Education)

Note: Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) will get a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility for CTET.


CTET Exam Pattern 2017

CTET is an offline examination i.e. pen and paper based with objective type questions. CTET Exam is conducted in both English and Hindi languages. CTET 2017 exam is tentatively scheduled on May 10, 2017. Candidates who apply for the post of primary teacher have to appear for CTET Paper 1 whereas the candidates who apply for class 6-8 teacher, have to appear for CTET Paper 2. Candidates who desire to be a  teacher at both levels have to appear for both the CTET papers. CTET Exam Pattern for both the papers is given below:

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

CTET Paper comprises objective type questions with one correct answer. There are 5 sections in the Paper 1 of CTET Exam: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Candidates have to indicate the correct choice by darkening the circle against the correct option.

Candidates have to answer a total of 150 questions in 2.5 hours. Each question carries 1 mark which makes the weightage of the Paper 1 equal to 150 marks. Negative marking doesn’t prevail in CTET exam.

CTET Exam Highlights for Paper 1
MediumWritten Test
ModeEnglish and Hindi
Duration2.5 hours
Marks awarded for Correct Answers1 mark
Marks deducted for Incorrect Answers0 mark
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Language 1 (30 questions)
Language 2 (30 questions)
Mathematics (30 questions)
Environmental Studies (30 questions)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total number of Questions150 MCQ
Total Marks150 marks

Check Here, CTET 2016 Paper Analysis

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

According to the CTET Exam Pattern, Paper 2 comprises 150 multiple choice questions. There are 5 sections in the Paper 2 of CTET Exam: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science (for mathematics and science teacher) and Social Studies/ Social Science (for social studies teacher).

Candidates have to indicate the correct choice by darkening the circle against the correct option in OMR sheet provided. Each question carries 1 mark which makes the weightage of the Paper 2 equal to 150 marks. There is no provision of negative marking in CTET exam.

CTET Exam Highlights for Paper II
MediumWritten Test
ModeEnglish and Hindi
Duration2.5 hours
Marks awarded for Correct Answers1 mark
Marks deducted for Incorrect Answers0 marks
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Language 1 (30 questions)
Language 2 (30 questions)
Mathematics and Science (60 questions)
Social Studies/Social Science (60 questions)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total number of Questions150 MCQ
Total Marks150 marks

Check Here CTET Syllabus


CTET Admit Card 2017

CTET Admit Card is expected to be released on April 15, 2017, on its official website. Candidates who have successfully submitted their CTET Online Form can download their CTET Admit Card. Discrepancies on CTET Admit Card are entertained by CTET unit. Steps to download CTET Admit Card are given below:

  • Visit official website of CTET
  • Click on tab ‘Admit Card’
  • Follow the link ‘Click here to download CTET Admit Card’
  • Enter Registration Number and Password
  • Click on submit post verification of details
  • Download and print CTET Admit Card

 Download Here CTET Admit Card


CTET Exam Center 2017

CTET is conducted in 92 test centers in India. Candidates have to mention 3 choices for CTET Exam Center in order of preference in the CTET application form. The final CTET Exam Centre allotted to them will be mentioned on the CTET Admit Card. Once the CTET exam center is allotted, it will not be changed under any circumstances. Hence, candidates are advised to consider the options carefully before applying.

Candidates must carry following items at the test centre on CTET 2017 exam day:

  • CTET Admit Card
  • Photo bearing Identity Proof such as Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, Pan Card and Voter Card.
  • Blue or Black Ball Point pen

Check Here CTET Exam Center


CTET Result 2017

CTET Result is declared on the official website post conduct of the CTET exam. Candidates can predict their CTET Result by viewing the CTET Answer Key published on the official website- ctet.nic.in. CTET Certificate is generated for candidates who qualify the exam. CTET Certificate is valid for 7 years for all categories. Candidates can re-issue the CTET Certificate if it is lost or damaged by contacting the authority.

Candidates securing 60% marks in CTET exam are considered eligible to obtain the CTET Certificate. CTET Answer Key is generated in 4 different sets on the official website. The steps considered to check the CTET Result are as follows:

  • Open the official website of CTET
  • Follow the link ‘result of CTET 2017’
  • Enter Roll number and click on submit
  • Print the marks statement that appears on the screen.

Check Here CTET Result


CTET Cut Off 2017

CTET cut off is the minimum score requirement for each category in the CTET exam. CTET Cut off is generated after the declaration of CTET Result on the official website. The candidates who score marks equivalent to the marks mentioned in the CTET cut off are eligible to receive the CTET Certificate. To be considered qualified to receive the CTET certificate and pass the examination, a candidate must score at least 60% or more in the CTET exam. 

The table given below depicts the expected CTET 2017 cut off:

CategoryCTET Cut Off
General 82-87
OBC80-85
SC75-80
ST75-80

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