The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year generally for persons eligible for appointment as a school teacher for classes I to VIII. The CTET is applicable to the following schools:
Applicants must note that qualifying in the CTET is just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment/recruitment as a teacher.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the 9th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 21 February, 2016 and the 10th edition on 18 September, 2016.
All the candidates who appear for the CTET are issued a marks statement. But only candidates who secure 60 percent marks or above will be issued an eligibility certificate.
for appointment to a teaching position in a school will be seven years from the date of declaration of the CTET result for all categories.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. You can attempt the CTET even after qualifying it, if you want to improve your score.
A candidate can get a duplicate copy of his CTET marks statement or eligibility certificate by paying the following fees by way of Demand Draft in favour of “Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education” drawn on any nationalized bank and payable at Delhi:
If you want the duplicate copy within 2 weeks: Rs.200
If you want the duplicate copy within 2 working days: Rs.400
Online application available: 30 July – 19 August, 2016
• Last date to pay fee : Before 3.30 pm; 20 August, 2016
• Online Corrections in your particulars: 21 – 25 August, 2016
• Download admit card from official website from: 4 September, 2016
• Date of CTET 2015: 20 September, 2016
Schedule of the exam on 18 Sep, 2016:
The schedule has changed slightly as compared to the previous CTET exams. Paper II will be conducted first, followed by Paper I.
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The CTET will have multiple choice questions (MCQs), each question worth 1 mark. 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 (primary stage).
b) Candidates who want to teach classes VI to VIII should take Paper II (elementary stage).
c) Candidates who want to teach at both levels – for classes I to V and VI to VIII should take both papers.
Paper I has 150 questions and would test candidates in five sections (30 questions in each section):
1. Child Development and Pedagogy
2. Language I
3. Language – II
5. Environmental Studies
Paper II has 150 questions and would test candidates in four sections:
Candidates who want to apply as a Mathematics and Science teacher should opt for Mathematics and Science section, candidates who want to apply as a Social Studies/Social Sciences teacher should opt for the second section. Candidates who want to apply for any other subject, can choose from either of the two sections.
Candidates should also refer to the NCERT textbooks and syllabi of classes I – VIII. For further details on the syllabus for CTET, please refer to CTET 2016 syllabus.
The application for CTET February 2016 has been made completely online through the CTET official website. After completing the online application & uploading scanned images of your photo & sign, candidates must take a printout of the computer-generated confirmation page. Keep this page with you for your reference – no need to send this copy to the CTET office.
The exam fees for CTET February 2016 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
Fee payment can be made in one of two ways:
Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible for the 2017 test:
Minimum qualifications for Paper I:
Minimum qualifications for Paper II:
There are 100 cities in India and abroad (Dubai & Riyadh) where CTET 2015 will be held.
The Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education,
PS 1-2, Institutional Area,
I P Extension, Patparganj,
email: [email protected]