CTET Exam Information

Examination Details

CTET consists of 2 papers:

  • Paper – I
  • Paper – II

Which exam do you need to appear ?

Prospects Applicable CTET exam Duration of CTET exam
Teachers of Classes I-V Paper – I 2:30 Hours
Teachers of Classes VI-VIII Paper – II 2:30 Hours
Teachers Classes I-VIII Both Paper I and II 2:30 Hours (for each exam)

CTET vs. Other TETs

In July 2011, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. As per the guidelines, if an individual is looking for an appointments a teacher, he or she should appear in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), which will be conducted by respective state and central government bodies as per the guidelines provided by NCTE.
CTET is the exam conducted by CBSE for all the CBSE affiliated schools appointments. It has more acceptance than TETs conducted by respective states.

CTET Paper Pattern

  • Each paper will be of 2:30 Hrs
  • Total 150 questions of one mark each (Total paper will be of 150 Marks)
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type with four options out of which one option will be correct
  • No negative marking
  • Passing Percentage = 60% or Passing Marks = 90/150
  • Medium of question paper will be either English or Hindi

CTET Paper I – Primary Stage (Classes I – V)

Duration: 2:30 Hrs

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Language – I 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Language – II 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Mathematics 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Environmental Studies 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Total 150 – MCQ 150 marks

CTET Paper II – Elementary Stage (Classes VI – VIII)

Duration: 2:30 Hrs

Total150 – MCQ150 marks

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Language – I (Compulsory) 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Language – II (Compulsory) 30 – MCQ type 30 marks
Mathematics and science
orSocial Science
60 – MCQ type 60 marks
Total 150 – MCQ 150 marks

Note:

  • Mathematics and Science Teachers choose Mathematics and Science
  • Social Studies/Social Science Teacher choose Social Science
  • Any other subject teacher may choose either Mathematics and Science or Social Science

How to choose Language – I and Language – II in CTET Paper?

  • Candidates are required to choose any of the languages as Language – I from the below list, where Language – I shall focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instructions.
  • Candidates are required to choose any of the languages as Language – II different from Language – I, where Language – II shall focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehensive abilities. For example if your choose Language – I as Gujrati, then you have to choose any one of the above languages as Language – II which will be different from Gujrati
  • Languages offered:
    • English
    • Hindi
    • Assamese
    • Bengali
    • Marathi
    • Mizo
    • Napalese
    • Oriya
    • Garo
    • Punjabi
    •  Gujrati
    • Tamil
    • Kannada
    • Telegu
    • Khasi
    • Tibetian
    • Malyalam
    • Urdu
    • Manipuri

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