Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET 2017

July 15, 2017 13577 anangsha

CTET 2017CTET 2017: Central Board of Education (CBSE) will conduct the Central Teacher’s Eligibility Test (CTET) to determine the eligibility of all the aspirants as teachers from class 1 to 8. CBSE will release the official notification of CTET 2017 in August. The written exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of September 2017. The online application process of CTET will commence once the official notification has been released. The Central TET exam will consist of two papers Paper I and Paper II. The Paper I is conducted for candidates who wish to teach in Classes 1 to 5. While, Paper II is held for candidates willing to teach in Classes 6 to 8. Candidates who wants to be teacher for both the levels i.e from Classes 1 to 8 will have to appear for both the papers. All the candidates who will qualify CTET 2017 exam will be issued a TET eligibility certificate. The CTET qualified candidates will be eligible to apply for jobs in schools under Central Government such as KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools etc and schools under the administrative control of UT s and unaided private schools. Schools governed by the State government/local bodies and aided schools will consider State TET scores. However few state government schools will consider CTET score for appointment if it decides not to conduct the State TET. The CTET certificates will remain valid for seven year from the date of declaration of result. Candidates can check below for more details on CTET 2017 eligibility, application form, exam dates, admit card, sample papers, syllabus, exam pattern, result & cutoff.





Salient Features of CTET Exam

  • Exam Name: Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET)
  • Conducted by: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • Stages of Exam: Elementary stage and Primary Stage
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • No. of Papers: Paper I and Paper II
  • Level of Papers  (a) Paper I is for the candidates who intends to be a teacher in Class I to V(b) Paper II is for those who aspires to teach in Classes VI to VIII
    • Number of Attempts – There is no restriction on the number of attempts
    • Qualifying Marks – 60 % and above
    • Validity of the certificate – Valid for seven years from the date of publication of result.
    • Applicability of CTET scores 
    (a) Central Government Schools
    (b) Schools under the administrative control of Union Territories
    (c) Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies
    (d) Aided schools

CTET 2017 Important Dates

Candidates can check in the table below for CTET exam dates.

Events Date
CTET 2017 Notification August 2017
CTET 2017 application form August 2017
CTET application form last date To be notified later
Payment of application fee To be notified later
Final status of Candidates-Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received To be notified later
Online correction of CTET application form To be notified later
CTET 2017 exam September, 2017
CTET admit card August  2017
CTET result 2017 October 2017
Dispatch of CTET Marks Statements/Certificate To be notified later

 CTET Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of CTET to be eligible for recruitment process. The CTET eligibility criteria are set of norms in terms of academic qualification and age limit. Candidates not having requisite eligibility criteria shall not be eligible for appearing in CTET exam. They should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying for exam. The appointing authority will finally verify the eligibility of candidates. The eligibility criteria of CTET is given below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for CTET exam. 
Educational Qualification:  For Primary level (I to V):

  • 50% in senior secondary and passed or appearing in the last year of 2-year diploma/ 4-year bachelor degree
  • 45% in senior secondary and appearing or passed in 2-year diploma as according to the NCTE Regulations.

For Elementary level (VI to VIII)

  • The aspirant must be graduated with at least 50% and appeared or passed in B.Ed./ 2-year diploma/ 2-year diploma as prescribed by NCTE regulations.

CTET Application Form 2017

The application form of CTET will be made available by CBSE in August 2017. The applications should be submitted in online mode only. The application fee for general & OBC category is Rs.600 for Paper I/II and Rs 1000 for both Paper I and II. Application fee can be paid in both online and offline mode. The online correction window will be activated by CBSE for certain period of time for making corrections in particulars of application form. No changes in CTET application form will be entertained after correction period is over. The procedure to fill CTET application form 2017 is explained below.

  • Step 1: Candidates need to register for exam by filling up basic details in application form.
  • Step 2: In the next stage, candidates should upload scanned photograph and signature in the format prescribed by CBSE
  • Step 3: Pay the requisite fee either through online or offline mode
  • Step 4: Submit the application form
  • Step 5: Take printout of confirmation page along with the copy of e-challan

CTET Exam Centres 2017

CTET exam will be conducted around 104 exam cities in India and abroad tentatively. The list of CTET exam centres 2017 is specified by CBSE. Candidates are required to give three different options while filling up choices of exam cities. Exam centres will be allotted to candidates as per the discretion of Board. No request for change in exam cities will be entertained by CBSE.

CTET Admit Card 2017

CBSE will issue admit card for Paper I and II exam 10 to 15 days prior exam. The admit card will be available online only. Candidates to download and print CTET admit card 2017 need to enter their registration no and date of birth. Applicants will not be allowed to appear for exam without admit card of CTET and photo-identity proof. The Paper II exam will be conducted in morning shift followed by Paper I in afternoon shift. Candidates are advised to take a print out of admit card after downloading. The admit card should be kept safely till recruitment process is complete.

CTET Exam Pattern 2017

The exam of CTET 2017 will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode. All questions asked in CTET exam will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four alternatives. Each question will carry one mark and there will be no negative marking. There will be five section in the exam both in Paper-I and II. The total number of questions will be 150 and the marks allotted for both the papers is 150. Those who want to teach in classes I to V will have to appear in Paper I and for Classes VI to VIII teachers, candidates will have to appear in Paper II. However, a candidate who intends to be a teacher for both the levels will have to appear in both the papers.

CTET exam pattern of Paper I (for Classes I to V)

Subjects Total Questions Total marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET exam pattern of Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII)

Subjects Total Questions Total marks
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics and Science Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 60
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 60
Total 150 150

CTET Syllabus 2017

The CTET syllabus provides details of the topics important for exam for both the levels. The syllabus of CTET is framed and designed by CBSE. The syllabus for Primary Stage and Elementary Stage is different. The topics for both the levels are different. The CTET 2017 syllabus basically focus on the educational psychology of teaching and learning, understanding the need of diverse learners, qualities of a good faciliator.

Trend Analysis of CTET

In the table below, we have provided the number of candidates appeared and qualified CTET exam for both Paper I and II in last three years.

Year Paper I Paper II
  Appeared Qualified Appeared Qualified
Feb 2016 200100 59054 450976 60411
Sep 2015 218843 40776 484470 79572
Feb 2015 207522 37153 470032 43034 

CTET Sample Paper 2017

Sample Papers always proves beneficial for the candidates. Regular practice of the sample papers will enhance the knowledge of the candidates. Aspirants after completing the Syllabus should solve the CTET Sample Paper 2017 on daily basis. The Sample Papers of Paper I and II of the previous years has been provided here. The candidates can even download the Sample Papers of CTET.

CTET Answer Key 2017

The Answer Key contains the correct answer of the questions asked in the exam. This helps the candidates to calculate the estimated score of the exam. CTET Answer Key 2017 will be released both by official and unofficial source. The Unofficial Answer Key will be released by some private coaching institutes just after the exam gets over. However, the Official Answer Key will be released by CBSE few days after the exam. The candidates can even challenge the official Answer Key and Response Sheet. Due weightage will be given to the official Answer Key for preparing the result.

CTET Result 2017

CTET 2017 exam result will be declared by CBSE. The CTET Result 2017 will be declared in October 2017.  The candidates can check their result by entering their Roll No. Candidates who will secure 60 % and above marks will be declared CTET qualified. Qualified candidates will be issued certificate of eligibility.

CTET Cutoff 2017

CTET Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates should secure to qualify the exam. The CTET Cutoff 2017 will be released as per the papers – Paper-I and II. Depending on the requirement, CBSE fix the Cutoff of CTET exam.


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