CTET 2019 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2019 Notification

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Introduction

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) for providing eligibility for selection of teachers in the Central Government/ State Government/UT/ CBSE affiliated schools. While it is mandatory for government schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya and Kendriya Vidyalaya but today, it has become mandatory even for some private schools. This exam is conducted twice a year, in February and September.

CTET2018 Overview
Exam Name Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Commonly known as CTET
Exam Type National level
Exam Category Selection of Primary & Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Exam Conducting Institute Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Date April, 2018
E-mail ID [email protected]

Pattern of the exam

The CTET 2018 exam will be conducted at two levels- Paper-I and Paper-II. While Paper-I is for candidates wishing to teach classes 1 to 5, Paper-II is for candidates wishing to teach Classes 6 to 8. Those who wish to qualify for both can appear for both the papers. The exam is conducted twice in a year.

Both the papers are conducted only through offline (pen and paper-based)mode. The papers will have Objective type questions. The total time duration is 150 minutes for each paper. Differently abled candidates will get a compensatory time of 50 minutes.

For both the papers, there are five sections each. For Paper-I, each section has 30 questions and is of 30 marks. For Paper-II, the three compulsory sections are of 30 marks each and the optional sections are of 60 marks. The candidate has a choice between section IV and section V depending on whether they want to be a Mathematics/Science teacher or a Social Studies teacher.

The exam is conducted both in English and Hindi medium.

There is one mark for each correct question. There is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

The above information has been summarized below-

Stage Sections Test type Marks Duration
Paper-I(For Class I to V) Child Development & Pedagogy MCQ 30
Language I MCQ 30
Language II MCQ 30
Mathematics MCQ 30
Environmental Studies MCQ 30
Total 150 2.5 hours
Paper II (For Class VI to VIII) Child Development & Pedagogy MCQ 30
Language I MCQ 30
Language II MCQ 30
Mathematics and Science (for Maths& Science teacher) MCQ 60
Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social studies teacher) MCQ 60
Total 150 2.5 hours

Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum age criterion for applying is 18 years and there is no upper limit.

For Class I to V, Any one of the below criteria has to be satisfied to make the candidate eligible:

  • Must have completed class 12th with at least 50% marks or should have cleared or appeared in final year diploma of elementary education.
  • Must have at least 50% in 12th or cleared or appearing in final year of diploma in elementary education as per the NCTE Regulations 2002.
  • At least 50% in 12th + appearing or appeared for 4-year graduate degree.
  • At least 50% in 12th + cleared or appearing in final year exam of diploma of education (2 years).
  • Bachelor’s Degree + cleared/appearing in final year of elementary education.

For Class VI to VIII, Any one of the below criteria has to be satisfied to make the candidate eligible:

  • Graduation degree + passed or appearing in final year exam of (2 years) diploma elementary education.
  • Graduation degree with 50% at least + passed or appearing in the final year of bachelors of education.
  • Graduation with 40% + cleared or appearing in final exam of bachelors of education according to NCTE education.
  • 12th class with 50% + cleared or appearing in final year exam of A.Ed/B.sc.Ed/B.A.Ed.
  • Graduation degree with 50% + cleared or appearing in 1 year B.Ed program.

Application Forms and Submission Procedure

The applications form for CTET will tentatively be available since January 2018 and in the online mode. The last date of submission of the application form would tentatively be in February 2018.

A student can apply through only through online mode by visiting the official website.

The application fee, in General, is Rs 600 for one paper and Rs 1000 for both the papers whereas for SC/ST/Differently Abled, fees is Rs 300 for one paper and Rs 500 for both papers.

The candidates can submit the fees either online or offline.

  • Online mode: Pay the application fee via Debit Card/ Credit Card.
  • Offline mode: Submit e-challan to any Syndicate of Canara Bank.

While applying online, the candidates need to have the following documents ready for submission:

  • Scanned latest photograph (4-100 KB) with dimensions 3.5 cm* 4.5 cm in JPEG format
  • Scanned latest signature (1-25 KB) in JPEG format

They also need to be ready with the following details:

  • Credit Card/ Debit Card details
  • Examination paper chosen for entrance test depending on eligibility criteria
  • Class 10th and 12th and Graduation/Qualifying exam certificate
  • Physical Disability Certificate if applicable
  • Caste certificate in case of SC/ST

After completing the first stage of the application form, a registration number is generated to access the payment portal. After logging in to the payment portal, the remaining stages are completed and all the details are provided. After the payment is done, the candidates will get a confirmation. It is required to download and keep the confirmation page along with a copy of e-challan or the fee receipt safely.

The candidates can make corrections in their submitted form only for a specified time period and they have to provide their Registration number, Date of birth, Application form fee and Security pin in order to be allowed to make corrections.

For any assistance, the candidate can contact below:

The Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board Of Secondary Education,

PS 1-2, Institutional Area, I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110 092

Phone No: 011-22235774, 22240104

Fax: 22240103

Email: [email protected]

Thus the complete procedure to fill the Application Form is mentioned below:

Registration-

1. Go to the official link www.ctet.nic.in

2. Click on “Apply Online”.

3. After reading the instructions, click on “Proceed to Apply Online”.

4. Fill in the details required:

  • Personal Details: Name, Parent’s name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, E-mail ID, Mobile number, Category, Marital Status an whether Physically challenged.
  • Qualification Details: Relevant qualification (10th, 12th and Graduation), Board name, Year of passing, Division, % of marks, Total marks and Name of University.
  • Examination center (Any three out of 92 test cities)
  • Languages offered
  • Security pin

5. Submit the form. The candidates will be given a registration number which they require to note down.

Upload Scanned copy of photograph and signature- The scanned image of photograph and signature in JPG format is submitted. The file size for photograph should be more than 4 KB and less than 100 KB and dimensions should be 3.5 cm * 4.5 cm. The file size for signature should be from 1 KB- 25 KB.

Fee Payment

  1. The page will be directed to the payment page.
  2. Pay the application fee (Rs 600 for one paper and Rs 1000 for both in General category and Rs 300 for one paper and Rs 500 for both in SC/ST/PH category).
  3. Choose the payment mode: Debit Card/ Credit Card or submit the downloaded e-challan at any Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.

Submission of Application Form- The candidate has to verify whether all the details are correct. Then click on Submit.

Print out of Application Form- After successfully filling the complete application form, the candidate must take a print out of the form for future reference along with a copy of the e-challan or the fee receipt.

Admit Card

The admit cards will be released two weeks before the exam in March 2018 and will be available in the online mode only. They can be downloaded online from the Official website, printed and brought to the allotted examination center.

In order to access the Admit Card, the candidate needs to follow the following steps:

  • Go to the official link.
  • Click on the tab “Admit Card”.
  • Enter the registration number and date of birth.
  • Click on Submit.
  • The Admit Card will appear and can be downloaded.

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A sample of the Admit Card is shown below: (Not available for CTET)

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The Admit Card contains the following details:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s name, Date of Birth and Address
  • Candidate’s Photograph and Signature
  • Test Centre Address
  • Examination Date and Time
  • Registration number
  • Roll number
  • Email ID
  • Paper, Optional section
  • Category
  • Exam Instructions

After downloading the admit card, the details must be verified and in case of any discrepancy, it must be immediately reported to the official authority of CTET so that the commission is able to take decision on the matter.

A candidate must carry his/her admit card along with a photo identity proof (Aadhaar Card/ Voter ID Card/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Driving License) and IES Application Form otherwise he/she will not be allowed to take the exam.

Admission Procedure

The result of CTET 2018 is expected to be out in April/May 2018 and will be available on the official website. It can be accessed as follows:

  • Go to the official website- www.ctet.nic.in.
  • Look for the link ‘latest news’ and click on it.
  • Click on news header stating ‘CTET 2018 Result’.
  • Post clicking, a new page will open.
  • On this page, put in the details of the roll number, father’s name or other details as asked on the page and click on ‘submit’.
  • The result will be declared on the screen.

The result has the following details:

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s/Husband Name
  • Category
  • Subject Name
  • Marks obtained by candidate in paper 1/paper 2
  • Marks obtained by the candidate in language section 1
  • Marks obtained in language section 2
  • Marks obtained in Mathematics section/social studies/any other subject selected by the candidate
  • Total marks obtained by the candidate
  • Overall CTET 2018 Score/Marks

The cut off is decided depending upon the total number of registrations, candidates appeared, difficulty level, total seats available and sectional score of candidate.

The candidates can obtain CTET qualifying certificate by paying a fee of INR 200 or INR 400 at the nearest CTET administrative center.

However, having qualified the CTET does not ensure the right to demand a job. It is merely a qualification and not a guarantee of a definite employment.

Thus the procedure is as follows:

 Notification

The notification regarding the examination is tentatively expected in the month of February 2018. All notifications will be available in the official site – www.ctet.nic.in/. Any public notice or notification from the official website is of the following form:

 

 

Syllabus

There are two CTET papers, one for the teachers of classes I to V and another for teachers of classes VI to VIII.

CTET Paper 1: (Classes  I to V)

Subjects Topics included
Child development and Pedagogy ●        Child development (Primary school child)

●        Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

●        Learning and Pedagogy

Language – I ●        Language Comprehension

●        Pedagogy of Language Development

Language – II ●        Language Comprehension

●        Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics ●        Content

●        Pedagogical issues

Environmental Science ●        Content

●        Pedagogical issues

 

CTET Paper – II (Classes VI to VIII)

Subjects Topics included
Child development and Pedagogy ●        Child development (Elementary school child)

●        Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

●        Learning and Pedagogy

Language – I ●        Language Comprehension

●        Pedagogy of Language Development

Language – II ●        Language Comprehension

●        Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics and Science ●        Content

●        Pedagogical issues

Social Sciences ●        Content

●        Pedagogical issues

Detailed syllabus:

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS

(Paper I and Paper II)

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

1. Child Development and Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents,Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning
  • School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

2. Language-I

a) Language Comprehension

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar andverbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

3. Language – II

Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

Language Skills 

Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing  Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

Remedial Teaching

1. Mathematics

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

2.Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

3.Environmental Studies

  • Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do

4.Pedagogical Issues

  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching materials

For Paper – II syllabus visit: http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=15&iii=Y

Important Dates

The CTET examination takes place in two sessions. Last year the first session happened in February and the second session happened in September.

1st Session schedule:

Events Scheduled time
Release of application form March 2018
Start of online registration March 2018
End of online registration April 2018
Release of admit cards April 2018
CTET Exam May 2018
Result declaration May/June 2018

 

2nd Session Schedule (2017):

Events Scheduled time
Release of application form June 2017
Deadline for application submission June 2017
Deadline for application form correction July 2017
Release of admit cards August 2017
CTET Exam September 2017
Result declaration November/December 2017

Exam Centers

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chattisgarh
  • Delhi
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Tripura

For the detailed list:  http://ctet.nic.in/ctetapp/pdf/ExamCentre.pdf

Contact Details

Address for communication:

The Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education, PS 1-2, Institutional Area,

I P Extension, Patparganj,

Delhi-110 092

Phone numbers: 011-22235774/ 22240104

Fax: 011-22240103

Email: [email protected]

Institutions accepting the Exam Scores

The CTET score is accepted by the schools of Central Board of Secondary education, government schools and government aided schools.

  • Private schools accept the score as well.
  • Kendriyavidyalayas and CBSE affiliated schools accept it.

Results

The results of the examination will be available in the official website – www.ctet.nic.in. The candidates must login to the official website and click on the result link which will redirect them to the result screen containing complete information about their scores.

The candidates can download a soft copy of it and are recommended to take printed hard copies for future references.

The CTET score card will contain the following details:

  • Roll number
  • Candidate’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Category
  • Subject
  • Marks secured in each subject
  • Total CTET score

Last year, the results for the February session was declared in the month of May and the results for the September session was declared in the month of November.

Cut off

The cut off marks expected for CTET 2017 was as follows:

Category Expected Cut off
General 87
Reserved 80-85

 

The qualifying mark for the examination is 60%. Candidates with a score of 60% and above will be awarded the eligibility certificate.

Score Validity

The CTET score is valid for a period of 7 years from the date of declaration of result for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of attempts to qualify the examination.

The candidates are allowed to take up the exam any number of times to improve their scores.

Reservation / Seat distribution

All CBSE affiliated schools accept CTET scores. Any person taking up the CTET must score a minimum of 60% in the examination to qualify it. This is applicable to all categories. Schools might give some relaxations for reserved category candidates.

Teaching Positions

The candidates can apply to the various teaching positions for classes I to VIII in the CBSE affiliated schools with the qualifying CTET score.

Sample Paper

The following links provide an insight into the Main test booklet of both the CTET papers:

Paper- I:http://ctet.nic.in/ctetapp/pdf/MAIN%20TEST%20BOOKLET_P1.pdf

Paper -II: http://ctet.nic.in/ctetapp/pdf/MAIN%20TEST%20BOOKLET_P2.pdf

 

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