About CTET


CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test which is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education. This test is vital for all ambitious teachers who desire to join as teacher in CBSE Schools.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET exam twice a year.

There will be two papers of CTET.

  • Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Language of the question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English).

There will be total of 150 questions in CTET. All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct.

Each question in CTET will carry one mark and there will be no negative marking.

A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate.

A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

Qualifying CTET would not confer a right on any person for employment. CTET is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Qualifying the CTET is obligatory for candidates who wish to teach in Central schools of India. However, succeeding the exam doesn’t promise a teaching job. There are many other aspects on which the selection depends.

CTET apply to schools of the Central Government (Like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of NCT of Delhi, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

CTET may also apply to the unassisted private schools, which may use the option of considering the CTET.

Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.

For more Details Visit CTET Website: http://ctet.nic.in