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CBSE CTET 2016

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year generally for persons eligible for appointment as a school teacher for classes I to VIII. The CTET is applicable to the following schools:

  • Schools of the central government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of union territories like Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT of Delhi.
  • Unaided private schools can also consider CTET scores for hiring teachers.
  • If a state government does not conduct the state Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), then it can consider the CTET.

Applicants must note that qualifying in the CTET is just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment/recruitment as a teacher.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the 9th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 21 February, 2016 and the 10th edition on 18 September, 2016.

Career of a teacher in India

CTET certificate

All the candidates who appear for the CTET are issued a marks statement. But only candidates who secure 60 percent marks or above will be issued an eligibility certificate.

The validity period for this CTET qualifying certificate for appointment to a teaching position in a school will be seven years from the date of declaration of the CTET result for all categories.

There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. You can attempt the CTET even after qualifying it, if you want to improve your score.

A candidate can get a duplicate copy of his CTET marks statement or eligibility certificate by paying the following fees by way of Demand Draft in favour of “Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education” drawn on any nationalized bank and payable at Delhi:

If you want the duplicate copy within 2 weeks:     Rs.200
If you want the duplicate copy within 2 working days:     Rs.400

CTET Important dates

• Online application available: 30 July - 19 August, 2016
• Last date to pay fee : Before 3.30 pm; 20 August, 2016
• Online Corrections in your particulars: 21 - 25 August, 2016
• Download admit card from official website from: 4 September, 2016
• Date of CTET 2015: 20 September, 2016

  • CTET Feb 2016 Results: On or before 30 October, 2016
  • CTET marks & certificates will be dispatched: from 26 Nov, 2016


Schedule of the exam on 18 Sep, 2016:

The schedule has changed slightly as compared to the previous CTET exams. Paper II will be conducted first, followed by Paper I.

Paper

Time

Paper II

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Paper I

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CTET Exam pattern & syllabus

The CTET will have multiple choice questions (MCQs), each question worth 1 mark. There won't be any negative marking on the CTET. The exam has two papers - Paper I and Paper II.

a) Candidates who want to teach classes I to V should take Paper I (primary stage).
b) Candidates who want to teach classes VI to VIII should take Paper II (elementary stage).
c) Candidates who want to teach at both levels - for classes I to V and VI to VIII should take both papers.

Paper I has 150 questions and would test candidates in five sections (30 questions in each section):

1. Child Development and Pedagogy
2. Language I
3. Language – II
4. Mathematics
5. Environmental Studies

Paper II has 150 questions and would test candidates in four sections:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 questions
  2. Language I - 30 questions
  3. Language – II - 30 questions
  4. Mathematics and Science - 60 questions
    or
    Social Studies/Social Sciences - 60 questions

Candidates who want to apply as a Mathematics and Science teacher should opt for Mathematics and Science section, candidates who want to apply as a Social Studies/Social Sciences teacher should opt for the second section. Candidates who want to apply for any other subject, can choose from either of the two sections.

Candidates should also refer to the NCERT textbooks and syllabi of classes I - VIII. For further details on the syllabus for CTET, please refer to CTET 2016 syllabus.

CTET Application procedure

The application for CTET February 2016 has been made completely online through the CTET official website. After completing the online application & uploading scanned images of your photo & sign, candidates must take a printout of the computer-generated confirmation page. Keep this page with you for your reference - no need to send this copy to the CTET office.

The exam fees for CTET February 2016 are as follows for Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and other categories:

Category

Paper I or Paper II

Paper I and Paper II

General/OBC

Rs. 600

Rs. 1000

SC/ST/Differently Abled

Rs. 300

Rs. 500


Fee payment can be made in one of two ways:

  1. Deposit fees in the CBSE bank account with Syndicate Bank/ HDFC Bank in favour of "Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi." The challan form for this can be downloaded from www.cbse.nic.in or www.ctet.nic.in.
  2. Through debit/credit card using online payment gateway facility.


Eligibility criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible for the 2017 test:

Minimum qualifications for Paper I:

  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
    OR
  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
    OR
  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
    OR
  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education*).
    OR
  • The candidate should have completed graduation and should have passed or be appearing in final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Minimum qualifications for Paper II:

  • The candidate should have completed graduation and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
    OR
  • The candidate should have completed graduation with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
    OR
  • The candidate should have completed graduation with at least 45% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the 1-year B.Ed, in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
    OR
  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 4-year B.El.Ed.
    OR
  • The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the final year of the 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed./B.Sc.Ed.
    OR
  • The candidate should have completed graduation with at least 50% marks and should have passed or be appearing in the 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education*).

Note:

  • There will be a relaxation of up to 5% in the qualifying exam for candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently Abled.
  • *Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this notification, a diploma/degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only will be considered. However, in the case of the Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only will be considered.
  • Training: Candidates with D.Ed or B.Ed shall have to take part in an NCTE recognised 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education after getting appointed.

Test centres

There are 100 cities in India and abroad (Dubai & Riyadh) where CTET 2015 will be held.

CTET Contact

The Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education,
PS 1-2, Institutional Area,
I P Extension, Patparganj,
Delhi-110 092
011-22235774/ 22240104
Fax: 011-22240103
email: ctet@cbse.gov.in

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