Important Dates for CTET 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 22-Jun-2018 19-Jul-2018
Examination Date 09-Dec-2018 N/A Exam is coming up
Result Date 06-Feb-2019 N/A

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is organized by CBSE which aims at providing eligibility for the selection of teachers in all Central Government schools, namely Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. Some of the private schools have also made this exam compulsory for the appointment of teachers. It is organized twice a year, in February and September. The application process will begin from December 2018 for February session.
  • There are 2 papers, each of them comprising of 150 questions and carrying 150 marks.
  • CTET 2018 Application Form filling procedure is clearly online and can be filled via www.ctet.nic.in.
  • Scribe facility will be given to aspirants with more than 40% disability.
  • The exam is organized into two stages i.e. Primary stage and Elementary stage.
  • The exam will be held in the month of February 2018.
  • Aspirants should adhere to the standards of teaching quality put forward by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
  • Payment of application fee can be made either via debit/credit/online gateway or via e-challan.
  • The qualifying certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of declaration of CTET results.

CTET 2018 includes 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers will be organized on the same day in various sessions. Those who acquire more than 60% of CTET will receive Eligibility certificate via speed post. Aspirants can also apply for both the papers. Aspiring teachers for class 1-5 must appear for Paper 1 and candidates for class 6-8 must appear for Paper 2.  

CTET 2018 Highlights Table

Exam Highlights
Exam NameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Organizing BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Official Websitectet.net.in
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam DurationicityBiannual (February and September)
PurposeSelection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Period of Exam2 hours 30 minutes (both papers)
CTET 2018 Exam DateFebruary
Eligibility CriteriaPassed Senior Secondary with 50% marks
Method of ApplicationOnline
Number of AttemptsNo restriction
Language MediumEnglish and Hindi
E-mail IDctet@cbse.gov.in

CTET 2018 Important Dates

Aspirants must follow the dates given in the table below for CTET to be held in February 2018. The dates are tentative and aspirants should check the official notification to be updated for the exam.

February Session:

EventDate (Tentative)
CTET 2018 application form availabilityDecember 2017
Last date for submission of application formDecember 2017
Last date for submission of application feeDecember 2017
Application form correctionDecember 2017
Editing of application form ends inJanuary 2018
Application form’s final statusDecember 2017
Hall Ticket availabilityJanuary 2018
CTET 2018 exam dateFebruary 2018
Result declarationApril 2018
CTET 2018 certificates’ dispatchMay 2018

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Aspirants applying for the exam are needed to check the CTET Eligibility before applying.Aspirants who secure more than 60% in CTET 2018 for any of the papers will receive a CTET eligibility certificate. The eligibility criteria for Primary stage and Elementary stage are various. They are as follows:

Primary Teacher (Paper I)

If any of the following criteria is fulfilled, aspirants can apply for becoming a teacher of classes 1-5:

  • Aspirants must have finished senior secondary with an at least of 50% marks and must have passed or must be appearing in final year of a 2-year-diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • Graduated and must have passed or must be appearing for the final year of 2-year-Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Must have completed senior secondary with an at least of 50% marks and must have completed or must be appearing in 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed).
  • Must have scored an at least of 45% in senior secondary and must have completed or must be appearing in final year of a 2-year-diploma in elementary education following the norms of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
  • Aspirants must have finished senior secondary with an at least of 50% mark; also, he/she must have passed or must be appearing in final year of a 2-year-diploma in elementary education.

Elementary Teacher (Paper II)

If any of the following criteria is fulfilled, aspirants can apply for becoming a teacher for classes 6-8:

  • Aspirants belonging to the reserved categories will be offered with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the Academic Eligibility of CTET.
  • Must have scored an at least of 45% marks in senior secondary and must have completed or must be appearing in the 1 year B.Ed program according to the NCTE Regulations.
  • Must have scored an at least of 50% marks in senior secondary and must have completed or must be appearing in the 1 year Bachelor of Education program (B.Ed).
  • Graduated or must have passed or must be appearing for the final year of 2-year-diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Must have obtained an at least of 50% marks in senior secondary and must have completed or must be appearing in the final year of 4-year degree program of B.A or B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed.
  • Must have finished graduation and must have completed or must be appearing in B.Ed (Special Education).
  • Must have obtained an at least of 50% marks in senior secondary and must have completed or must be appearing in the final year of 4-year degree program of Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

CTET Application Form 2018

CTET 2018 will be organized by CBSE in the month of February. Aspirants obligatory to clear the online registration procedure which shall begin in December 2017 and will end in the same month. The online application procedure comprises filling the form, uploading of documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.

Things to keep in mind before filling the application form:

  • Aspirants obligatory to fill in the form by uploading the scanned copies of passport-sized photograph and signature.
  • Aspirants must keep 10th certificate willing to fill the need details.
  • Choose the preference of paper and the language.

Steps to fill the CTET 2018 application form is given below:

Step 1- Filling of Application Form

  • Fill academic, communication and other need details
  • Select the preferred language and paper option
  • Log on to the official website, www.ctet.nic.in
  • Enter individual details in the form, as mentioned in the class 10 certificate.
  • Enter security text and move on to the next page.
  • Choose any 3 exam centers in the preferential order.
  • Click on “Apply for CTET 2018”

Step 2- Uploading of Photograph and Signature

  • Upload the signature in jpeg pattern.
  • Upload the photograph in the prescribed pattern and in jpeg pattern.
  • Click ‘Final Submit’ if the details are accurate
  • Note down the registration number generated by the system
  • Review the entered details. Click ‘back’ option to make necessary corrections.

Step 3- Paying the Application Fee

  • After the uploading of images automatically redirected to the fee payment page
  • For payment by credit card, enter card number and pin and CVV
  • For online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking)
  • For offline payment, download the e-challan and deposit the fee in Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank
  • Choose the payment option; whether online or via challan
  • In case of debit card, enter card number, validity and CVV number

Step 4- Printing of Confirmation Page

  • Print it for a record and future procedures.
  • A preview of the final page will be displayed on the screen.
  • Hard copy must not be sent to CTET office.

Application Fee

Aspirants can make the payment by both online and offline methods. Participants can refer to the below mentioned fee according to the category they belong to. If aspirants choose the offline method, they must choose the option of e-challan and submit to any Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank. In the online method, payment can be made via credit card, debit card or net banking.

PaperGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD
Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 600INR 300
Both PapersINR 1000INR 500

CTET Hall Ticket 2018

CTET 2018 Hall Ticket will be announced as per the notification published on the website of CTET. It will be announced in the month of August 2018 and can be downloaded from www.ctet.net.in. Aspirants are advised to check all details on the hall ticket for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any Corrections. Particulars on the hall ticket should match the details given on the confirmation page.

  • Click on the tab ‘Hall Ticket’.
  • Enter Registration Number and Password
  • Click on submit after verifying the details on it
  • Download and print CTET 2018 Hall Ticket.
  • Visit official website of CTET i.e. www.ctet.nic.in

CTET 2018 Hall Ticket is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Aadhaar Card

Exam Centers for CTET 2018

During the filling of application form, aspirants will be asked to fill in 3 preferences for exam centers. Therefore, they will have to make a choice as per their convenience. CTET 2018 will offer aspirants with centers possible at every major location in India. Exam center once issued will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 92 exam centers that aspirants can opt for:

CTET Exam Centers
Agartala (72)Chandigarh (08)Ferozepur (58)Jodhpur (63)Mumbai (45)Saharanpur (89)
Agra (77)Chennai (67)Gangtok (66)Kangra (28)Muzzafarpur (06)Sambalpur (54)
Ahmedabad (18)Coimbatore (68)Ghaziabad (81)Kanpur (83)Nagpur (46)Shillong (50)
Aizawl (51)Dadra & Nagar Haveli (10)Gorakhpur (82)Karnal (24)Nashik (47)Shimla (29)
Ajmer (61)Daman (11)Gurugram (23)Kavaratti (40)Noida (87)Srinagar (31)
Aligarh (78)Dehradun (73)Guwahati (05)Kohima (52)Panaji (17)Srinagar Garhwal (76)
Allahabad (79)Delhi Central (12)Haldwani (74)Kolkata (92)Panchkula (26)Surat (19)
Ambala (21)Delhi East (13)Hamirpur (27)Kota (64)Patna (07)Tiruchirappalli (70)
Amritsar (56)Delhi North (14)Hyderabad (71)Kozhikode (38)Port Blair (01)Trivandrum (39)
Aurangabad (44)Delhi South (15)Imphal (49)Kurukshetra (25)Puducherry (55)Udaipur (65)
Bareilly (80)Delhi West (16)Indore (42)Lucknow (84)Pune (48)Vadodara (20)
Bengaluru (35)Dhanbad (33)Itanagar (04)Madurai (69)Raebareli (88)Varanasi (90)
Bhatinda (57)Dubai (93)Jabalpur (43)Mangalore (36)Raipur (09)Vijayawada (02)
Bhopal (41)Durgapur (91)Jaipur (61)Mathura (85)Ranchi (34)Visakhapatnam(03)
Bhubaneswar (53)Ernakulam (37)Jalandhar (59)Mohali (60)Riyadh (94) --
Bokaro (32)Faridabad (22)Jammu (30)Moradabad (86)Roorkee (75) --

CTET 2018 Exam Format

CTET Format consists of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for aspirants who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5. Paper 2 of is for aspirants who wish to teach students from classes 6 to 8. Aspirants can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Format highlights:

30 x 5

Period

Exam period is 150 minutes

Each of 1

Score

Each Accurate Response will be honored 1 mark

None

Negative Marking

No marks deducted for inaccurate response

Pen-paper method

Exam Type

It will be an offline test

MCQs

Question type

Questions will be of objective type

150

Total questions

There are 180 questions in the exam

Paper 1

CTET 2018 Paper 1 is a written test. The period of the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 mark honored for every accurate response and no mark deducted for any inaccurate response. It is bilingual in nature i.e. both Hindi and English are the media in which the exam paper is represented.

Paper 1 has five sections with 30 questions in each section. There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies. The questions are of Multiple-Choice-Question (MCQ) type.

Paper 2

CTET 2018 Paper 2 is also a written test. The period is 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 mark honored for every accurate response and no mark deduced for any inaccurate response. It is bilingual in nature, Hindi and English are the two medium of language.

Paper 2 includes 5 sections. There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions), Language I (30 questions), Language II (30 questions), Mathematics and Science (60 questions), Social Studies/Social Science(60 questions). The questions are of objective type.

CTET Syllabus 2018

CTET Paper 1 is for candidates of Primary Stage Teachers and Paper 2 is for candidates of Elementary Stage Teachers. Aspirants can also appear for both the papers. Language section will contain comprehension, language development, and unseen passages. Paper 1 Syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, wherein it focuses on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11.

Paper 2 Syllabus includes 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science and Social Science. Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development. 

Preparation Tips

Some of the preparation tips based on CTET 2018 Syllabus are as follows:

  • Speed and accuracy play a significant role in cracking this examination. Therefore, one must pursue accuracy first and then hone up their speed in order to solve the questions.
  • Aspirants are obligatory to have clear clarity about a particular concept. They should exhaustively prepare a few topics rather than skimming via a lot of topics.
  • Aspirants obligatory to prepare as to how they should distribute their timings for the exam.
  • They must prepare a list of frequently asked important questions. They should also focus on pedagogy as a maximum number of questions are from that particular topic.

CTET Result 2018

CTET 2018 Result shall be declared on the official website in the month of April 2018. Response Key for both the papers will be announced before the announcement of the result. CTET Mark statement will be sent by ordinary post to other aspirants. CTET certificate is generated and sent by speed post for aspirants securing more than 60% in the test.

Steps to download the result is as follows

  • Go to the official page of CTET, www.ctet.net.in
  • Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2018’ 
  • Click the link and enter the registration number and password (if need)
  • The result will appear on the screen
  • Download and print for future use.

CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration for all category aspirants. In case one loses their Mark Statement or Eligibility Certificate, they can get a duplicate copy by paying an amount of INR 200 in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.  Aspirants can re-appear for the exam to improve their scores. There is no limitation on the number of times one can apply for CTET.

CTET Cut off 2018

Cut off is the at least marks need to complete the exam and receive CTET Mark Statement. Aspirants who score more than 60% will receive Eligibility Certificate. The cut off is announced after the declaration of results. The table below states the expected cut off for CTET 2018:

CategoryCutoff
General80-87
OBC82-85
SC75-80
ST75-80

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