CBSE to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 16 February, 2014.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2014 on 16 February, 2014 and is inviting online applications from eligible candidates.

About CTET

The CTET is conducted 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.

Important dates

• Online application available: 11 October - 31 October, 2013
• Last date to receive confirmation page at CBSE, CTET office : 7 November, 2013
• Check application status on official website: 18 December, 2013
• Contact CBSE if your application not received: 20 December 2013 - 3 January, 2014
• Online Corrections in Particulars: 20 December - 3 January, 2014
• Download admit card from official website from: 9 January, 2014
• Date of CTET 2014: 16 February, 2014

For candidates from remote areas such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Lahaul and Spiti district and Pangi sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, the last date to receive the confirmation page at the CBSE, CTET office is 15 November, 2013.

Schedule of the exam on 16 February, 2014:
The schedule has changed slightly as compared to the previous CTET exams. Paper II will be conducted first, followed by Paper I.



Paper II

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Paper I

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

Exam pattern

The CTET will have multiple choice questions (MCQs). 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.
b) Candidates who want to teach classes VI to VIII should take Paper II.
c) Candidates who want to teach at both levels - for classes I to V and classes VI to VIII - should take both papers.

For detailed information on the CTET exam pattern and exam syllabus you can refer to our CTET exam page.

Application procedure

The application for CTET Feb 2014 has to be made online ( through the CBSE/CTET official website. After completing the online application, candidates must take a printout of the computer-generated confirmation page. This confirmation page must be affixed with a passport size photograph and signature.

The exam fees for CTET Feb 2014 are as follows for Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and other categories:


Paper I or Paper II

Paper I and Paper II


Rs. 500

Rs. 800

SC/ST/Differently Abled

Rs. 250

Rs. 400

Fee payment can be made in one of two ways:
1. Deposit fees in the CBSE bank account with Syndicate Bank or in the CBSE account with the post office. The challan form for this can be downloaded from
2. Through debit/credit card using online payment gateway facility.
The confirmation page (along with the original copy of CBSE challan, if fees are paid through bank/post office) must be sent by registered/speed post (no courier) in an envelope (12"X9") with "APPLICATION FOR CTET FEB 2014" written on the outside. The envelope must be addressed to:

"The Assistant Secretary (CTET)
Central Board of Secondary Education
PS 1-2, Institutional Area, IP Extension,
Patparganj, Delhi - 110092"

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible for the 2013 test:

Minimum qualifications for Paper I:
• The candidate should have passed the senior secondary exam (or its equivalent)

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).

For complete details of the CTET 2014 eligibility criteria, please visit the CTET exam page.

Test centres

There are 100 cities in India and abroad (Dubai & Riyadh) where CTET 2014 will be held.

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