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CTET 2017 Application process, Admit Card and Syllabus

CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by CBSE for selection of teachers in Central Government Schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. It is also made mandatory by a number of private schools for recruitment of teachers. The exam is conducted twice a year. CBSE will begin the application procedure for CTET 2017 February session in December 2016.

The official schedule for CTET 2017 February session will be released soon by CBSE. The application process for CTET 2017 will be conducted in the online mode. The application fee for CTET can be paid either online or offline through e-challan.

The exam is conducted for both Primary and Elementary stage. There will be 2 papers – each paper will have 150 questions and carry 150 marks. All the papers will be of 2 and ½ hour duration. Check detailed CTET Exam Pattern 

The result for CTET 2017 February session will be announced in April – 2017. CTET Marks statement will be sent later. The qualification certificate is valid for seven years from the date of CTET Result declaration. 

CTET Application FormCTET Admit CardCTET Exam Centers

CTET Important Dates 2017

The CTET online registration window opens from December 06, 2016 and closes by December 18, 2016. It is an offline examination which is scheduled on September 18, 2016. The candidates must keep in touch with the CTET Important Dates to be updated about the CTET Exam. The table below gives the list of important events for CTET:

Availability of CTET Application FormDecember 06, 2016
Last date to submit CTET Application FormDecember 18, 2016
Last date for CTET Application fee paymentDecember 19, 2016
Commencement of CTET Application Form EditDecember 20, 2016
Last date to edit CTET Application FormJanuary 25, 2017
Final status of CTET ApplicationDecember 20, 2016
Availability of CTET Admit CardJanuary 15, 2017
Date of CTET examFebruary 18, 2017
Declaration of CTET ResultsApril 07, 2017
Dispatch of CTET CertificateMay 17, 2017

CTET Eligibility 2017

The candidates applying for CTET are required to check the CTET Eligibility before applying. The candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria of CTET to appear for the CTET exam and obtain the Eligibility certificate as well. The eligibility criteria for CTET includes the academic qualification for primary stage recruitment and elementary stage recruitment.

CTET Eligibility for a Primary Teacher (Paper I)

The candidates must satisfy any one of the following CTET eligibility for becoming a teacher for classes I-V:

  • Passed senior secondary with minimum 50% marks and cleared or appearing final year of a 2 year diploma in elementary education.
  • Obtained atleast 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 atleast 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 II)

It is necessary for the candidate to fulfill any of the following CTET Eligibility for becoming a teacher for classes VI-VIII:

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

Note: The 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 Application Process 2017

CBSE is the conducting body for the CTET exam in the month of February and September. The candidates have to fill a CTET Online form to apply for the CTET exam. The CTET Online registration begins from December 06, 2016 and continues till December 18, 2016. The candidates are required to complete the Online Application Process for CTET in time to appear for the exam. The candidates have to follow four steps to apply online for CTET namely filling the CTET form, uploading documents, fee payment and printing the confirmation page.

Specifications of the required documents

The candidates are required to upload the following documents during the CTET Application Process.

  • Recent passport sized photograph
  • Signature

The specifications of the documents is given in the table below:

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

How to Fill CTET Application Form

Steps to apply for CTET

The online process comprises four steps which are explained below. The candidates have to follow the steps given below to successfully register for the CTET exam:

Step 1 Filling the CTET form

  • Log on to official website of CTET
  • Click on “Apply Online” and go through the instructions carefully
  • Enter the initial details (name, father’s name, mother’s name etc.) of the CTET application form as per the information on the class X certificate
  • Enter three choice of examination in the descending order of preference.
  • Mention the language preferred and medium for the examination in the next column
  • Enter academic, other personal and communication details in the CTET Application 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 click on final submit
  • Note down the registration number generated
  • Upload the photograph by browsing the location of the image and clicking upload/open
  • Upload the signature by searching the jpeg file of the signature and clicking on upload.

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 through 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 Application Form is previewed on the screen
  • Print the filled CTET Application Form for future reference
  • Do not send the printed copy of the CTET Application Form to the Board.

CTET Application Fee 2017

The candidates can remit the application fee for CTET through either online or offline mode during CTET Application Process. The online gateway includes the payment through debit card/credit card. The offline gateway includes payment through an E-challan by depositing the fee in the exam fee account of CTET with Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank. The application fee for the CTET exam is variable if the candidate is appearing for just one paper or both. The application fee is tabulated below for candidates belonging to different categories:

CTET PaperGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD
Only for Paper I or Paper IIINR 600/-INR 300/-

CTET Admit Card 2017

The CTET Admit Card will be released for the second session of the CTET exam on January 15, 2016. The candidates can download the CTET Admit Card from the official website of CTET. Since the CTET Admit Card is available online thus it is termed as an e-admit card. The candidates required to submit the complete CTET Application Form to receive the CTET Admit Card. The discrepancies of the information given on the CTET Admit Card are entertained by CTET unit. The steps to download the CTET Admit Card are given below:

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

 Details Mentioned on CTET Admit Card


CTET Exam Center 2017

The candidates have to mention three choices of CTET Exam Center in the order of preference in the CTET form from the list of exam centers mentioned in the table below. The candidates are allocated the CTET Exam Centers by CBSE which is mentioned on the CTET Admit Card.

The candidates are allotted the first preferred center according to the number of candidates who choose the same test city for CTET. In case of any discretion, the candidates are allotted CTET Exam Center mentioned as the 2nd or 3rd preference. The list of available CTET Exam Centers in different states across India and places outside India is given in the table below:

CTET Test CityCTET Test CityCTET Test CityCTET Test CityCTET Test CityCTET Test City
AgartalaChandigarhFerozepurJodhpurMumbaiSaharanpur
AgraChennaiGangtokKangraMuzzafarpurSambalpur
AhmedabadCoimbatoreGhaziabadKanpurNagpurShillong
AizawlDadra & Nagar HaveliGorakhpurKarnalNashikShimla
AjmerDamanGurugramKavarattiNoidaSrinagar
AligarhDehradunGuwahatiKohimaPanajiSrinagar Garhwal
AllahabadDelhi CentralHaldwaniKolkataPanchkulaSurat
AmbalaDelhi EastHamirpurKotaPatnaTiruchirappalli
AmritsarDelhi NorthHyderabadKozhikodePort BlairTrivandrum
AurangabadDelhi SouthImphalKurukshetraPuducherryUdaipur
BareillyDelhi WestIndoreLucknowPuneVadodara
BengaluruDhanbadItanagarMaduraiRaebareliVaranasi
BhatindaDubaiJabalpurMangaloreRaipurVijayawada
BhopalDurgapurJaipurMathuraRanchiVisakhapatnam
BhubaneswarErnakulamJalandharMohaliRiyadh --
BokaroFaridabadJammuMoradabadRoorkee --

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CTET Exam Pattern 2017

CTET is an offline examination i.e. pen and paper based with objective type questions. The CTET exam is scheduled on February 18, 2017. The candidates who apply for recruitment as a primary teacher have to appear for Paper I whereas the candidates who apply for class VI-VIII have to appear for Paper II. The  candidates  who  desire to  be a  teacher at both  levels  have to  appear for  both the CTET papers. The CTET Exam Pattern for both the papers is given below:

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper I

Paper I for CTET has objective type questions with one correct answer in both English and Hindi. There are five sections in the Paper I of CTET Exam namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. The candidates have to indicate the correct choice by darkening the circle against the correct option.

The 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 I equal to 150 marks. Negative marking doesn’t prevail in CTET exam.

CTET Exam Highlights for Paper I
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 I (30 questions)
Language II (30 questions)
Mathematics (30 questions)
Environmental Studies (30 questions)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total number of Questions150 MCQ
Total Marks150 marks

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper II

According to the CTET Exam Pattern, Paper II for CTET comprises of 150 multiple choice questions with one correct answer in both English and Hindi. There are five sections in the Paper II of CTET Exam namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science (for mathematics and science teacher) and Social Studies/ Social Science (for social studies teacher).

The 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 II equal to 150 marks. Negative marking doesn’t prevail 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 mark
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Language I (30 questions)
Language II (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

KNOW ABOUT CTET Syllabus


CTET Preparation Tips 2017

CTET has a large number of questions which are to be completed, understood and marked in a less time. The candidates are required to study and prepare according to the CTET Syllabus for each CTET paper. The candidates must understand the pattern of the CTET exam correctly to prepare a correct preparation strategy. The CTET Preparation Tips are mentioned below briefly:

  • The candidates must correctly identify the strong areas to prepare a time management chart to solve each section of the CTET paper.
  • Prepare a list of important topics from the CTET Syllabus and target the topics to study first by solving the previous year question papers of CTET
  • Pedagogy is a separate section whereas there are 50% questions in each section from Pedagogy. Thus, focusing on Pedagogy can help the candidate to attempt maximum questions in the CTET exam.
  • The candidates have to work on their speed as well as the management of time to solve the questions is important to qualify for the CTET exam.
  • Regular practice is the key to success. The candidates must practice the maximum number of questions to improve the speed and increase accuracy.
  • The candidate must be confident and mustn’t overload himself/herself with information before the CTET Exam.

CTET Result 2017

The CTET Result is declared on the official website post conduction of the CTET exam. The candidates can predict their CTET Result by viewing the CTET Answer Key published on the official website. The CTET Certificate is generated if the candidate successfully qualifies the CTET Exam. The CTET Certificate obtained is valid for 7 years for all categories. The candidates can re-issue the CTET Certificate if it lost or damaged.

The candidate who scores 60% marks in the CTET exam is considered eligible to obtain the CTET Certificate. The CTET Answer key is generated in four 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 the login details i.e. Roll number and click on submit
  • Print the marks statement that appears on the screen.

HOW TO CHECK CTET Results


CTET Cut off 2017

The CTET Cut off gives the minimum score requirement for each category in the CTET exam. The CTET Cut off is generated after the declaration of the CTET Result. The cut off for CTET will be available on the official website of CTET. The candidate who scores marks equivalent to the marks mentioned in the CTET Cut off are eligible to receive the CTET Certificate. The table gives the expected CTET 2017 cut off:

CategoryCutoff
General 80-87
OBC82-85
SC7575-80
ST75-80

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