CTET 2021 Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern

CTET 2021: CTET Notification has released, now interested candidates can apply online. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is an entrance exam organized to recruit eligible teachers for the different schools in India such as KVS, NVS, etc. There will be 2 Papers in the Selection Procedure of CTET. The Paper I is for candidates who intend to be a teacher in Classes I-V. Paper-II is for candidates who intend to be a teacher for Classes VI-VIII. The qualified candidates will be issued the certificate. Candidates can check all the details about CTET 2021 in the article given below.

CTET 2021 Updates

CTET 2021 notification will be released in the 1st week of February. Interested candidates can apply online for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Check Here CTET Application Form

CTET 2021: Important Dates

Application starts from 1st week of February 2021
Last date of application form 1st week of March 2021
Payment of a fee ends on 2nd week of March 2021
Online Corrections in Particulars date 3rd week of March 2021
Status of the application 4th week of March 2021
Admit Card release date In the month of June 2021
Date of Examination 1st week of July 2021

Eligibility Criteria

For the Primary teacher (class I to V)

  • Passed senior secondary education with 50% marks and have appeared/passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in elementary education.
  • Senior secondary education passed with 45% marks and appeared or appearing for the 2-year diploma in elementary education as per the NCTE Regulations 2002.
  • Passed senior secondary education with 50% marks and passed or appearing to appear for the final year of the 4-year course of Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Graduation and have passed or appearing in the final year of a two-year diploma in elementary education.

For Elementary Teacher (Class VI to VIII)

  • Graduation and passed/appearing for the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary education.
  • Passed secondary with 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of the Bachelor in Elementary education (4 years).
  • Passed graduation with 50% and passed or appearing for the 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
  • Completed senior secondary with 50% marks. Passed or appearing for the final year of the B.A/B.Sc.Ed of 4 years.
  • Graduation with 45 % marks and passed or appearing for 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) as per the timely regulations issued by NCTE.

CTET 2021 Application Fee

Category Only Paper – I or II Both Paper – I  &  II
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person Rs.500/- Rs.600/-
General/OBC Rs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
  • Candidates can submit the fee can in the Exam Fee Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.
  • The fee can also be submitted by Debit/Credit Card.

Exam Pattern

  • The Duration of each examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Each question will be carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

Sections Number of questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Paper-II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

Sections Number of questions Marks
Compulsory- Child Development & Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks

Validity Period of Certificate

  • The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be 7 years.
  • The validity period starts from the date of declaration of its result.
  • A person can take a CTET Certificate number of times and there is no restriction.
  • If a candidate wants to reappear again for improving his/her score may also appear again.
  • A duplicate copy of Marks Statement or Eligibility Certificate can be got by the candidate by paying a fee as per given below by means of demand draft.
  • DD will be in favor of Secretary, CBSE, drawn on any nationalized bank, payable at Delhi.
  • On CTET official website, the format for applying for duplicate marks statements/certificates is available.
Amount (per document) Time for the issue of duplicate document
Rs.200/- + Rs. 35/- (Postal Charges) Within 14 working days

CTET 2021: Important Points

  • The candidates may download the admit card from CTET official website.
  • Appear for the examination at the given Centre with the admit card.
  • If any discrepancy noticed in the admit card, the candidate should immediately contact the CTET unit for necessary corrections.
  • A public notice will be issued in all leading newspapers for the answer key.
  • The Answer Key will be displayed, on the official website of CTET in the given stipulated time.
  • For the photocopy of the OMR Sheet, the candidate has to pay Rs.500/- per OMR, by way of Demand Draft.
  • The demand draft will be drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.

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