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CTET 2017

NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST

CTET- Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET is conducted twice a year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for selection of teachers in Central Government Schools. Central Teacher Eligibility Test is also considered mandatory in aided and private schools for the recruitment of PRT (Primary Teacher) and TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher).

  • CTET 2017 Notification for May session will soon be released by CBSE.
  • The application form for CTET 2017 is expected to be available in April 2017. Read about CTET 2017 Application Form
  • Candidates can visit the official website of CBSE i.e. ctet.nic.in to fill the form.
  • The registration process will contain 3 main steps viz. application form filling, uploading images and documents and paying the application fee.
  • This fee can be remitted either online or offline.

CTET contains 2 papers. Candidates have the option to appear in either of the two papers or both. Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. CTET will be held in two sessions on the same day. Paper 1 is generally conducted in the evening slot i.e. 2 pm- 4.30 pm, while Paper 2 is conducted in the morning session i.e. 9.30 am- 12 pm.

Candidates securing 60% marks in CTET will be considered eligible to obtain the CTET Certificate. The result for CTET will be valid for seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories. (CTET 2017 हिन्दी मे पढ़ें)


CTET Exam Highlights

Exam NameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam CategoryNational Level
PeriodicityTwice a year (May and September)
Official Websitewww.ctet.nic.in
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeeFor Paper I or II - INR 600 for General/OBC and INR 300 for SC/ST/PWD For both Paper I and II - INR 1000 for General/OBC and INR 500 for SC/ST/PWD
Mode of ExamOffline
Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Duration of Exam2 hours 30 minutes
Type and Number of Questions150 Objective Type Questions
Post OfferedPRT and TGT

CTET 2017 Exam Dates

CBSE still has not released any official CTET 2017 notification regarding the exam dates. This year, CTET will be held twice, in May and September. All aspiring candidates can refer to the tentative schedule given below. We will update you on the actual dates as soon as they come out. Make sure you do not miss out on any of these.

May Session

EventsDates (Tentative)
Registration for CTET (May 2017) to begin fromApril 2017
Last date to submit CTET Application Form 2017April 2017
Last date for fee paymentApril 2017
Dates for Application Form Correction windowApril 2017
Availability of CTET Admit Card 2017May 2017
CTET 2017 Exam DateMay 2017
Declaration of CTET Result 2017May 2017
Dispatch of CTET CertificateMay 2017

September Session

EventDates (Tentative)
Registration for CTET (September 2017) to begin fromJune 2017
Last date to submit CTET Application Form 2017July 2017
Dates for Application Form Correction windowJuly 2017
Availability of CTET Admit Card 2017August 2017
CTET 2017 Exam DateSeptember 2017
Declaration of CTET Result 2017November/December 2017

Exam Sessions

Both the papers of CTET will be conducted on the same day. Refer to the below table to know about the morning and evening sessions:

PaperTimeDuration
29.30 am - 12 pm2 hours 30 minutes
12 pm - 4.30 pm2 hours 30 minutes

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 CTET and obtain the Eligibility Certificate as well. CTET eligibility criteria include the academic qualification for primary stage recruitment and elementary stage recruitment. They have been described below:

CTET Eligibility for a Primary Teacher (Paper 1)

Candidates must satisfy any one of the following CTET Eligibility for becoming a teacher from 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 one of the following CTET Eligibility for becoming a teacher from classes 6-8:

  • Candidates 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 2017 Application Form

Before proceeding on to fill the application form of CTET, make sure you fulfil the eligibility criteria. Candidates can avail CTET 2017 Application Form online from ctet.nic.in. There is no option of obtaining the form offline. Registrations for CTET (May 2017) are expected to begin in April 2017. Here is how you can register for CTET:

ctet 2017 application form

Step 1- Fill CTET Application Form

  • Log on to the official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
  • Click on “Apply for CTET 2017” 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
  • Choose any 3 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- Upload 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- Pay Fee

  • You will be 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 it for future reference
  • Do not send the printed copy of CTET Online Form to the Board

How to Fill CTET Application Form?

CTET Application Fee 2017

Candidates can remit the application fee for CTET either in online or offline mode. 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. The application fee for CTET varies according to the number of papers you appear in. Refer to the below table to know more:

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

CTET Admit Card 2017

CTET Admit Card is expected to be released in May 2017, on its official website. It will be released by CBSE. Candidates who have successfully submitted their CTET Application Form can download their CTET Admit Card. Make sure to check the details on CTET Admit Card once you have it in hand. In case of discrepancies in CTET Admit Cardcontact the concerned authority. Steps to download CTET Admit Card are given below:

ctet admit card

  1. Visit official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
  2. Click on tab ‘Admit Card’
  3. Follow the link ‘Click here to download CTET Admit Card’
  4. Enter Registration Number and Password
  5. Click on submit post verification of details
  6. Download and print 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 CTET application form. The final CTET Exam Centre allotted to them will be mentioned on the CTET Admit Card. Once CTET exam center is allotted, it will not be changed under any circumstances. Hence, candidates are advised to consider the options carefully before applying.

Here is the list of CTET Exam Centers, along with their city-code for your reference:

CTET Exam Centers
Agartala (72)Chandigarh (08)Ferozepur (58)Jodhpur (63)Mumbai (45)Saharanpur (89)
Agra (77)Chennai (67)Gangtok (66)Kangra (28)Muzzafarpur (06)Sambalpur (54)
Ahmedabad (18)Coimbatore (68)Ghaziabad (81)Kanpur (83)Nagpur (46)Shillong (50)
Aizawl (51)Dadra & Nagar Haveli (10)Gorakhpur (82)Karnal (24)Nashik (47)Shimla (29)
Ajmer (61)Daman (11)Gurugram (23)Kavaratti (40)Noida (87)Srinagar (31)
Aligarh (78)Dehradun (73)Guwahati (05)Kohima (52)Panaji (17)Srinagar Garhwal (76)
Allahabad (79)Delhi Central (12)Haldwani (74)Kolkata (92)Panchkula (26)Surat (19)
Ambala (21)Delhi East (13)Hamirpur (27)Kota (64)Patna (07)Tiruchirappalli (70)
Amritsar (56)Delhi North (14)Hyderabad (71)Kozhikode (38)Port Blair (01)Trivandrum (39)
Aurangabad (44)Delhi South (15)Imphal (49)Kurukshetra (25)Puducherry (55)Udaipur (65)
Bareilly (80)Delhi West (16)Indore (42)Lucknow (84)Pune (48)Vadodara (20)
Bengaluru (35)Dhanbad (33)Itanagar (04)Madurai (69)Raebareli (88)Varanasi (90)
Bhatinda (57)Dubai (93)Jabalpur (43)Mangalore (36)Raipur (09)Vijayawada (02)
Bhopal (41)Durgapur (91)Jaipur (61)Mathura (85)Ranchi (34)Visakhapatnam(03)
Bhubaneswar (53)Ernakulam (37)Jalandhar (59)Mohali (60)Riyadh (94) --
Bokaro (32)Faridabad (22)Jammu (30)Moradabad (86)Roorkee (75) --

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CTET Exam Pattern 2017

CTET is an offline examination i.e. pen and paper based with 150 objective type questions. It is conducted in both English and Hindi languages. 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.

As for the marking scheme in both the papers, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and no mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer.  Both the papers hold a different subjects/ They have been described below:

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

CTET Exam Highlights for Paper 1
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Language 1 (30 questions)
Language 2 (30 questions)
Mathematics (30 questions)
Environmental Studies (30 questions)

Nature and standard of questions in Paper 1

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.  They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs 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 Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.  In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage. 

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

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)

Nature and standard of questions in Paper 2

  • 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 be 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.
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage. 

 Check Here CTET Exam Pattern


CTET Preparation Books

There is a plethora of CTET Preparation Books in the market that all aspirants can refer to. They are a major contributor to CTET preparation. We recommend you to go through as many of them as possible. CTET Preparation Books have chapters and topics as per CTET Syllabus

Practicing and taking help from these books will make the pattern and weightage of questions clearer to you. Here are some of the most recommended books for CTET:

Book nameAuthor/ Publisher
Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTETShalini Punjabi
CTET Success Master Paper I Kaksha I-V - BookArihant
C.B.S.E CTET Paper I: Class I-VStudent Aid Publications
CTET Paper II Class VI to VIII Bookhive

CTET Result 2017

CTET Result is declared online at the official website i.e. ctet.nic.in. Candidates can also make use of CTET Answer Key to predict their marks before the actual result is declared. Candidates securing 60% marks in CTET exam are considered eligible to obtain the CTET Certificate. The certificate is generated for candidates who qualify the exam. It 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.

The steps considered to check CTET Result are as follows:

how to check ctet result
  1. Open the official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
  2. Follow the link ‘result of CTET 2017’
  3. Enter Roll number and click on submit
  4. Print the marks statement that appears on the screen.

Check Here CTET Result

Note: School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy. 

Applicability of CTET Certificate

The certificate that all qualifying candidates receive will be applicable to the following:

  • Schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.)
  • Schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi
  • Unaided private schools may exercise the option of considering CTET
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies

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. Candidates who score marks equivalent to the marks mentioned in 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 graph and table given below depict the expected CTET 2017 cut off:

ctet cut off 2017
CategoryCTET Cut Off 2017
General 90
OBC85
SC80
ST80

Qualifying Candidates in CTET (2011-2015)

Below table describes the number of candidates who appeared and cleared CTET over the years. Maximum number of registrations were seen in the year 2002, while the maximum number of candidates passed in the year 2015. This trend can be useful in analyzing this year’s pass percentage.

Qualifying Candidates in CTET (2011-2015)
CTETCandidates AppearedQualified candidatesPass Percentage
February 20156,77,55480,18711.95% (Paper – 1), 9.16 % (Paper-2)
February 20147,50,00013,4251.7%
July 20137,76,00077,0009.96%
November 20127,95,0004,8500.61%
January 20129,00,00055,4226.1%
June 20117,60,00097,9199.0%
Read Career Prospects after CTET

CTET FAQs

Ques. What is CTET?

Ans. CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It 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. Here are some quick facts about the exam.

  • CTET was introduced by the Government of India in 2011, 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. 

Ques. How many times can I appear for CTET?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts. A candidate who has qualified CTET may also appear again for the exam to improve his score.

Ques. For how long is the CTET Certificate valid?

Ans. CTET Certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of declaration of CTET Result.

Ques. Can I appear in Paper 1 or Paper 2 in different cycles?

Ans. Yes, you are allowed to do so. 

Ques. How can I receive my CTET Answer Sheet/ OMR Sheet?

Ans. Candidates can seek a photocopy of their OMR Sheet of CTET by paying fee of INR 500/- per OMR. It can be paid through a Demand Draft in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, drawn on any Nationalized Bank and payable at Delhi.

Ques. The Fees has been submitted in Bank but still it is showing “Fee Not Received”. What Should I do?

Ans. If your confirmation page is not generated, please contact to your concerned Bank Branch for the details and send us a scanned copy of bank challan having a stamp of the concerned bank.

Ques. Who do I contact in case of any queries?

Ans. You may contact the Assistant Secretary (CTET), CBSE at

PS 1-2, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, I P EXTENSION, PATPARGANJ, DELHI-110 092

Contact No: 011-22235774, 22240104

Fax: 22240103

Email: ctet@cbse.gov.in


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