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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. CTET was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve standards in teaching in 2011.
All graduates including B.A, B.Sc, B.Com etc. are eligible to take the test. All B.Ed. graduates need to pass this exam to work as a teacher.
A candidate has to score over 60 per cent to clear the eligibility test. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

Required Eligibility to Apply for CTET Exam: The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for appearing in CTET Exam:

Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage): Candidate must posses any one of the below stated qualification-

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known),in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage): Candidate must posses any one of the below stated qualification-

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*

Exam Pattern of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET):

The CTET examination will be of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s). There will be no negative marking. There will be 2 papers of CTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

NOTE: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II)

Paper I Pattern (for Class I to V) Primary Stage : All sections Compulsory

Part Subject Max. Marks Max. Questions Time Alloted
I Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 2.5 hours
II Language I 30 30
III Language II 30 30
IV Mathematics 30 30
V Environmental Studies 30 30

Note: A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options.

Paper II Pattern (for Class VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : All sections Compulsory

Part Subject Max. Marks Max. Questions Time Alloted
I Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 2.5 hours
II Language I 30 30
III Language II 30 30
IV (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :
Mathematics and Science
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher :
Social Science
(c) For any other teacher–either (a) or (b)
60 60

NOTE: CTET Complete Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II can be downloaded from here.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Examination are suggested as below-

Books For CTET Examination Paper I (for Class I to V) Primary Stage Preparation :

1) In English:                                               2) In Hindi:

Books For CTET Examination Paper II (for Class VI to VIII) Elementary Stage Preparation :

1)CTET Mathematics/Science Books                    

2)CTET Social Science Books

Above stated books consists of all the related topics as mentioned above at one place.

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

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