Central Teacher Eligibility Test ( CTET ) Entrance Examination

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd Aug, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

  1. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;
  2. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
  3. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

CTET Entrance Examination 2019 Exam Pattern

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern:

CTET 2018 will be conducted at two levels, Paper 1(Primary Stage) and Paper 2(Elementary Stage). Candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to class 5 will appear for Paper 1 while for class 6 to class 8 they must appear for Paper 2. In case candidates wish to qualify for recruitment at both levels, they can appear for both the papers in CTET 2018.

  • Candidates can choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Science in Paper 2.
  • Total 150 question asked in both of the papers.
  • A separate question paper will be provided for visually impaired candidates.
  • A person with more than 40% disability will be allowed to keep a scribe.
Paper 1 is conducted for Class 1 to Class 5
Paper 2 is conducted for Class 6 to Class 8
Time duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2 150 Minutes
Medium Hindi and English
Types of Questions Objective Type Questions
Syllabus As recommended by CBSE

CTET 2018 Paper 1 Exam Pattern:

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET 2018 Paper 2 Exam Pattern:

  • In Paper 2, Candidates can choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Science
  • A total of 150 questions are asked in each of the papers
  • Separate question papers will be provided for visually impaired candidates
  • A person with more than 40% disability will be allowed to keep a scribe to attempt the paper 
Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Social Science/Social Studies {For Social Science & Social Studies Teacher Only} 30 30
Mathematics & Science {For Mathematics & Science Teacher Only} 30 30
Total 150 150

Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for CTET 2018 Exam. If a question is left unattempted or is marked wrong, the total marks of that question will not be taken into consideration.

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