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CTET FAQs

Updated Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:20 PM IST

Teaching has always been considered one of the most noble and sought after profession by both Men and Women. Unlike corporate sector, a good teacher is entitled to both, a good salary as well as utmost respect from his students. Becoming eligible to teach at central schools of India a person has to appear and clear CTET, which is Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is primarily an elimination process in order to find the most suitable candidates who are competent enough to teach at India’s best central government schools and brighten the future of their students. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year to shortlist candidates as teachers in classes I-VIII. It consists of two test papers in the exam I.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach classes I-V need to give Paper-I and candidates who plan to teach classes VI-VIII need to take Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach classes I-VIII need to take both the papers.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for CBSE CTET Exam 2021

What exactly is CTET exam for?

CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is organised by Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) for recruitment of teachers in Central Government Schools like NVS, KVS, etc. The exam is held twice a year.

What are the qualification requirements for CTET?

Nationality of the candidate should be Indian. Eligibility for primary (classes I to V) and elementary (classes VI to VIII) teachers is different:

  • Primary teaching - Should have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% in addition to 2 year diploma course in elementary education or 4 year
  • B.EI.Ed ( Bachelor of elementary education) or B.Ed ( Bachelor of education).
  • Elementary teaching – Should have passed 10+2 and Graduation with minimum 50% in both. They should have completed a two year diploma course in elementary education or B.El.Ed ( Bachelor of elementary education) or B.Ed ( Bachelor of education).

What is the syllabus for CTET?

Paper I

  • Language I (L I) – Language comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development.
  • Language II (L II) – Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development.
  • Child Development and pedagogy (CDP) – Child development, Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, Learning and pedagogy.
  • Mathematics (M) – Geometry, Shapes and Spatial Understanding, Data handling, Patterns, Money, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume and Pedagogical issues.
  • Environmental issues (ES) – Family and friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel and Pedagogical issues.

Paper II

  • Language I (L I) – Language Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development.
  • Language II (L II) – Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development.
  • Child Development and pedagogy (CDP) – Child Development, Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, Learning and pedagogy.
  • Mathematics (M) – Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration and Pedagogical issues.
  • Science (S) – Food, Materials, Natural Phenomenon and Natural Resources.
  • Social Studies (SS) – History, Geography, Social and Political Life and Pedagogical issues.

What is the exam pattern of CTET?

CTET exam is held in two parts i.e. Paper I and Paper II.

  • Paper I – It is for candidates who want to apply for primary classes.
Subject Marks No. Of Questions
Language I (L I) 30 30
Language II (L II) 30 30

Child Development and pedagogy (CDP)

30 30
Mathematics (M 30 30

Environmental studies (ES)

30 30
  • Paper II – It is for candidates who to want apply for elementary classes
 
Subject Marks No. Of Questions
Language I (L I) 30 30
Language II (L II) 30 30

Child Development and pedagogy (CDP)

30 30

Mathematics and science (M&S)

60 60

Social Studies (SS)

60 60

Is there a set number of attempts for CTET? If yes, how many?

No, there is no set number of attempts in CTET.

No, there is no set number of attempts in CTET.

CTET exam is held in two parts i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Paper one is for those candidates who are interested in teaching primary sections while Paper II is for candidates wishing to teach elementary level. Candidates can appear for both papers.

How to make changes in the application if it is already submitted?

There is an online correction period during which a candidate can make changes in his/her application. The guidelines for the same is mentioned in the information bulletin. No correction is accepted through offline mode.

What is the procedure for exam center allotment?

The candidate is asked to select four cities preferable to them in the application. Out of these four choices the Board tries to allot the city that is available depending on the number of examinees.

In what languages is the paper set?

Paper is set both in English and Hindi for the convenience of candidates.

Is there a negative marking in CTET paper?

Is there a negative marking in CTET paper?

Is there any relaxation for specially/differently-abled candidates?

A specially/differently abled candidate is given a compensation time of 50 minutes and is also given a facility of a scribe if required ( according to CBSE a scribe is offered when the disability is 40% or more). The candidate can himself/herself choose a scribe.

Is there any provision for Rechecking or Re- evaluation of the answer sheets?

No request for Rechecking or Re- evaluation is entertained.

No request for Rechecking or Re-evaluation is entertained.

CTET is only a eligibility criteria for teaching in Central Government Schools and a candidate can be selected by an institution as per it’s procedure. It only increases the chances for selection which might include other skill tests.

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