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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

This topic provides information about the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th JULY, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.

Applicability

  1. The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  2. CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
  3. Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
  4. According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Law 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools Affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extant and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6th March 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.

Eligibility and syllabus

To know the eligibility conditions for teachers to appear in CTET, click here.

To know the structure and content of syllabus for CTET, click here.

Examination

 

To know the structure and content of CTET, click here.

Online application

Eligible candidates can apply online at https://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/View.aspx?page=46 once the notification for CTET is released every year.

Fees

CATEGORY

Only Paper – I or  II

Both Paper – I   &   II

General/OBC

Rs. 700/-

Rs.1200/-

SC/ST/Differently Abled Person

Rs.350/-

Rs.600/-

GST as applicable will be charged extra by the Banks

Qualifying Marks And Award Of CTET Certificate

The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued Marks Statement. The Candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate.

  • 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.
  • Qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Validity Period of CTET Certificate

The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

Online verification of CTET certificates

To know the process for online verification of CTET certificates, click here.

Source : Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Portal

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