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CTET 2018: Notification released, exam on 16th September 2018

Introduction of CTET 2018

What it takes to be a Central government teacher or aim to join KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools isn't just some handful of degrees. Aspirants exploring career in teaching sector mainly associated with government departments are required to qualify Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) parallel to other educational qualification, the minimum eligibility criterion for the same.

CTET 2018 exam has been assigned to be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on 16th September, 2018 whereby candidates get facilitated with an eligibility certificate for the appointment of a primary teacher for class I-V and upper primary teacher for class VI-VIII as per the merit. CTET 2018 Exam is conducted every year across the country to fill all the vacant positions in all central schools.

It is to be noted that schools under the Union Territories of Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi,Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and  Lakshadweep readily consider CTET score for placing teachers into their schools.

Beside government divisions, the unaided private schools may also put to use CTET Score as means of absorbing teachers into their respective schools.

Any state government if fails to conduct State CTET for a particular year , avails the option of considering CTET for employing teachers.

National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE) has been authorized as the official governing body  regulating various benchmark of eligibility and standard in accordance to the syllabus and exam pattern with regard to the TET exams.

Below is the detailed information with regard to CTET 2018 exam, eligibility criteria, application process ,fees etc.


1.      Notification release 12th June 2018
2.      Commencement of online application22nd June 2018
3.      Last date to submit online application with said fees21st July 2018 ( upto 3:30p.m.)
4.      CTET 2018 Exam Date16th September 2018

CTET 2018 : Exam Pattern

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test consists of two levels:

Paper 1: Primary Level (Class 1 to 5) for the possession of primary teacher (PRT)

Paper 2: Upper Primary Level (Class 5 to 8)

Note: One has to qualify both the papers in order to avail teaching from Class 1 to 8.

CTET 2018: Minimum marks and validity period
A minimum of 60% score is requisite for qualifying the TET and become eligible for appointment as a teacher. The TET qualifying certificate issued is valid for next seven years from the year of appearing. There is no attempt limit imposed to sit for CTET exams, one can appear as many times as to improve score every year.

CTET 2018 : Qualifying Marks

CategoryQualifying marksPassing marksTotal marks


Examination Schedule
CBSE conducts the CTET exam in two sessions.

  1. Paper-II in the morning session (9.30 am to 12.00 noon)

  2. Paper-I exam in the evening session (2.00 pm to 4.30 pm).

Note: Time allotted for each paper is 2:30hrs.

CTET 2018 : Minimum eligibility for Paper 1
Have passed Senior Secondary or its equivalent from a recognized school with at least 45 percent marks and possess two-year Diploma in Elementary education/Four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/Special Education.

CTET 2018 : Minimum eligibility for Paper 2
Must be a Graduate in any discipline (B.A./B.Com/B.Sc) and possess two-year diploma in Elementary Education/Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)/Four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/Four-year B.Sc. Education or B.A.

CTET 2018: Exam Pattern and weightage of subjects , Paper I (Classes I to V) Primary Stage

The question will consists of 150 objective type questions, detailed distribution of topics below:

S.No.  Name of the SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum marks
1.Child Development and Pedagogy3030
2.Language I (compulsory)3030
3.Language II (compulsory)3030
5.Environmental Studies3030

CTET 2018 : Exam pattern and weightage of subjects, Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

The question will consists of 210 objective type questions, detailed distribution of topics below:

S.No. Name of the subject No. of questions Maximum Marks
1.Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)3030
2.Language I (compulsory)3030
3.Language II (compulsory)3030
4.Mathematics and Science *6060
5.Social Studies/Social Science**6060
 Total 210210

  • For Mathematics and Science teacher
    **For Social Studies/Social Science teacher
    Either 4 or 5, as applicable

After the application has been successfully submitted candidates must keep in touch with the webpage for latest updates or the release of hall tickets. Candidates can download admit card through CTET official website — http://ctet.nic.in


CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper- I & II
GeneralRs 600Rs 1000
SC/ST/Differently abled candidatesRs 300Rs 500

 How to apply online for CTET 2018:

1) Visit the CTET official website , www.ctet.nic.in

2) Click on the link "Apply On-line" — an new page will show up.

3) Follow the link "Proceed to Apply Online" (at the end of page)

4) Fill the details carefully in the online application form Part-I and secure the registration number.

5) In the online application form Part-II, upload scanned Images of latest photograph and signature.

6) Make the payment online through Debit/Credit Card or download e-challan for offline mode of payment.

7) After final submission, take print out of Confirmation page and keep it for future reference

Note: Read the instructions carefully before filling online Application Form

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