Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the CBSE to certify candidates who aspire to make a career in teaching at the school level. The exam was launched in 2011 with the aim of improving the quality of school education in India. The purpose of the exam is to create a pool of certified educators who can impart quality teaching to school students. Thus, two levels of CTET were introduced: Paper 1 (Primary Stage) & Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). The teachers who qualify Paper 1 will be certified to teach classes 1 to 5. Similarly, the teachers who clear Paper 2 get certified for teaching classes 6 to 8.
CTET Exam FAQs
1. What are the qualifying marks?
Ans: The candidate must score a minimum of 60% marks to qualify this examination. Since the maximum marks are 150, therefore a candidate must obtain a minimum score of 90.
2. Is it a subjective or an objective exam?
Ans: It is an objective exam comprising 150 multiple choice questions. There are no subjective / descriptive questions in CTET.
3. What is the duration of the exam?
Ans: The duration of the exam is 2 Hours and 30 minutes.
4. Is there any negative marking in the exam?
Ans: There is no provision for any negative marking in the examination.
5. Does the exam have any sectional cut-offs?
Ans: The exam does not have any section-wise minimum cut-off marks. Only the overall score is considered, which must be 60% or more.
4. Is it an online examination?
Ans. No, CTET is a Pen-Paper test. The candidates are given test booklets and OMR sheets at the centre. The responses in the OMR sheet have to be filled with a Ball Point pen, not a pencil.
5. For how long does the qualifying certificate remain valid?
Ans: The qualifying certificate remains valid for a period of 7 years.
6. Will I get a job after clearing the CTET exam?
Ans: No, it is only an eligibility test and qualifying it does not guarantee any teaching job in a Government or a Private school. To get a Govt. job as a teacher you have to crack exams such as KVS, NVS, DSSSB etc.
7. What is the upper age limit to apply for CTET?
Ans: There is no upper age limit to apply for CTET.
8. Is there any limit on the number of times a candidate can attempt CTET?
Ans: No, the candidate can attempt the exam any number of times. There is no maximum limit on the number of attempts.
9. Which subjects does the Paper 1 (Classes 1st to 5th) consist of?
Ans: EVS, Child Development & Pedagogy and Math are the common subjects. Apart from these 3 subjects, the candidate has to choose any 2 languages from the list of 20 languages given in the CTET notification.
10. Which subjects comprise Paper 2 (Classes 6th to 8th)?
Ans: You can apply for either of the two combinations: social studies teacher OR math & science teacher. The subjects comprising Paper 2 will depend upon that.
Math & Science Teacher: Child Development & Pedagogy, Science, Math and 2 compulsory languages.
Social Studies Teacher: Child Development & Pedagogy, Social Studies and 2 compulsory languages.
11. What is the medium of examination: Hindi or English?
Ans: Other than the 2 compulsory languages, the main examination can be attempted in either Hindi or English.
12. Can I attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2 simultaneously?
Ans: Yes, you can attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2 subject to your fulfilling the respective eligibility criteria.
13. Is there any relaxation in qualifying marks for reserved categories?
Ans: The minimum qualifying marks are 60%. However, the Govt. may provide concessions to candidates belonging to Schedule Caste / Scheduled Tribe / OBC and Differently Abled categories as per its reservation policy.
14. When is the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted?
Ans: The test is conducted twice a year. The 1st test is conducted around January or February. The 2nd test is scheduled around July or August.
15. How can I fill the exam form?
Ans: The form has to be filled online on the website: www.ctet.nic.in
16. For which schools is the CTET applicable?
Ans: CTET is now mandatory for CBSE affiliated schools. The test is applicable to Central Govt. schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Schools, Central Tibetian Schools etc. It also applies to schools that come under the administration of Union Territories such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Lakshdweep.
17. What should be my level of CTET Preparation for Paper 1?
Ans: The topics for Paper 1 CTET Exam Preparation are those given in the NCERT textbooks for classes 1st to 5th. However, the difficulty level of questions is usually up to the secondary stage (10th level).
18. Which topics should I focus for CTET Paper 2 Preparation?
Ans: You must focus on the syllabus covered in NCERT textbooks for classes 6th to 8th. Nonetheless, the questions asked in the examination are commensurate with the academic standards of the senior secondary stage (10+2 level).
19. What are some of the Best CTET Online Preparation resources?
Ans: The past year question papers and answer keys available on the official website (www.ctet.nic.in) are the best online resources for exam preparation. Apart from these, it is suggested that you subscribe to Vidya Guru YouTube channel for CTET Online Classes in Hindi and English.
20. How much time do I need to devote for CTET Exam Preparation?
Ans: To prepare well for the exam and obtain a good score, 3 to 4 months of dedicated preparation is required. It is suggested that you start preparing at the earliest because the difficulty level of questions has been increasing with each successive edition of the examination.
21. When should I start preparing for this examination?
Ans: We strongly recommend that you start preparing for the exam right away. Considering the vast syllabus of the examination, it is essential to get started as quickly as possible. If you want to crack KVS, NVS or DSSSB examinations and get a Govt. job as a teacher, then you must be CTET qualified. So, the sooner you start, the better it is.
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Paper 1 course comprises following subjects: Math, CDP (Child Development & Pedagogy), English, Hindi and EVS.
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The course is available in two languages: English and Hindi. You can choose either of the two languages depending on what you are comfortable with.
Most of our students preparing for CTET aim to crack teaching job exams such as DSSSB, KVS and NVS. Many also prepare for other Govt. Job exams such as SSC CGL and even Bank PO. As an existing CTET student at Vidya Guru, you can sign up for our General Competition course at a Discounted Fee and start preparing for these exams right away!!
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Being an Institute providing Coaching for CTET Exam since 2011 itself, we see at least 7 out of 10 students of ours cracking the exam from each batch. In fact, owing to 100% exam relevant teaching by our faculty members, most of our students crack the exam in the very 1st attempt itself.
After successful payment, you can opt for either Online Video Lectures or the Pen Drive Course. If you have a decent internet connection, then it is suggested that you go for the Online Videos. But in the absence of stable internet connectivity Pen Drive should be your preferred option.
You need to have a Windows PC with 2 USB ports. The PC can be a desktop or a laptop.
The study material consists of most useful and concise notes for quick revision before the exam. These notes are a supplement to the content taught in the Online Course.
For doubt clearing you can get in touch with the faculty members over the phone or through E-mail. Moreover, live doubt clearing sessions will be conducted from time to time so that you don’t face any problem at all.
The complete duration of our course is 150+ hours (including live classes & recorded videos).
Yes. Students desirous of attending live classroom coaching can join our Centre for CTET Coaching in Delhi / NCR that is nearest to them.