CTET 2018 Online Application Starts – Eligibility, Dates, Notification

CTET 2018 online application starts from Aug 1 2018 – The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi invites online application from the aspiring candidates to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018. CBSE is conducting the 11th Edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. The test will be conducted in twenty languages in 92 cities all over the country


CTET 2018 Eligibility, Dates, Application

Application Process For CTET 2018

  • Online Application has to be submitted by accessing the following CTET website www.ctet.nic.in
  • The detailed Information Bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria, examination fee, exam cities and important dates will be available on CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in w.e.f. 1st August  2018
  • Please read the Information Bulletin of CTET 2018 carefully before you start filling the Online Application Form

Method of Submission of Online Application Form:

  • STEP 1: Log on to CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in.
  • STEP 2: Go to the link “Apply Online” and open the same.
  • STEP 3: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No.
  • STEP 4: Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature
  • STEP 5: Pay examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card
  • STEP 6: Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

Registration Procedure:

  • Authentication Form: Fill details like State, Identification type (select any Identity as applicable), Candidate’s Name, and Date of Birth and Gender.
  • Fill Online Application Form: Fill complete online Application Form and choose password. After submission, a Registration Number/Application Number gets generated.
  • Note down the Registration No./Application No. For subsequent login, system generated
  • Registration No. /Application No. and chosen Password will be used.
  • Password Policy will be as follows:

1. Password must be 8 to 13 characters long.
2. Password must have at least one Upper case, one lower case alphabet and one numeric value and at least one special characters!@#$%^&*-
3. Candidate can change the passwords after login, if desired. New Password cannot be identical to any of the previous three passwords.

  • Candidate is advised not to disclose or share the password with anybody. Neither CTET nor NIC will be responsible for violation or misuse of the password of a candidate.
  • Candidate should log out at the end of their session so that the contents of the application cannot be tampered by unauthorized persons.

Online Uploading of Scanned Images:

  • Uploading of scanned Photo and Signature are mandatory.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 to 100 KB
  • Image Dimension of photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
  • Size of scanned signature should be between 3 to 30 KB.
  • Image Dimension of signature should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height).
  • The candidates are advised to keep the scanned images of latest photograph and signature of the candidates ready in JPG format and as per the size and dimension specified, before applying online.
  • The scanned image of latest photograph is required to upload to avoid the inconvenience at centre, as this photograph will be matched with the actual candidate appearing in the examination

Exam Fees for CTET 2018

  • For Only Paper-I or Paper-II: Rs.700/- (General/OBC) / Rs.350/- (SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person)
  • For Paper-I and Paper-II (both): Rs.1200/- (General/OBC)/ Rs.600/- (SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person)
  • The Banks will charge Service Charges and Service Taxes (if applicable) extra. The application fee can be submitted through Challan/Debit/Credit Card

Eligibility Criteria for CTET 2018

The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for appearing in CTET
Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage):

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education or;
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education; or
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed); or
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education); or
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education

Minimum educational qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage):

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education; or
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed); or
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed); or
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed); or
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A.-Ed/B.Sc.Ed; or Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed (Special Education)
  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year of bachelor degree in education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc are provisionally admitted and their CTET certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid examinations
  • The candidate not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in Central Teacher Eligibility Test
  • The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria

Note:

  • Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
  • Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognized by the NCTE only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered
  • Training to be Undergone: A person with D.Ed. (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Program In Elementary Education
  • A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 29th July 2011 shall be eligible for appearing in the CTET

Important Dates for CTET 2018

  • Submission of Online Application through CTET Website 1st August to 27th August 2018
  • Last Date for submission of online application form : 27th August 2018 upto 17.00 hrs
  • Last Date for submission of fee through E-challan or Debit/Credit Card: 30th August 2018 before 3.30 pm
  • Period for Online Corrections in Particulars (No correction will be allowed in any particulars after this date): 6th to 10th September 2018
  • Final status of Candidates-Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received:  4th September 2018
  • Download Admit Card from CTET Website 20th August 2018 (Monday)
  • Date of Examination: Yet to be announced (before it was said to be held on 16th September 2018)
  • Schedule of Exam
  • Paper-I: Timing 09:30 to 12:00 Hours; Duration 2:30 Hours
  • Paper-II: Timing 14:00 to 16:30 Hours; Duration 2:30 Hours

Exam Pattern of CTET 2018

All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.
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)
Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

  • Duration of Exam-Two-and-a-half hours
  • Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)
    • Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 and Marks
    • Environmental Studies 30 MCQs and 30 Marks

Total – 150 MCQs 150 and Marks
Nature & Standard of Questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

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

  • Duration of Examination – Two-and-a-half hours
  • Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)
    • Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
    • Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs and 60 Marks
    • (for Mathematics and Science teacher)
    • Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)60 MCQs and 60 Marks
    • *For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Total 150 MCQs and 150 Marks
Nature & Standard of Questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page
  • The test items of Mathematics and Science will of3 0 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI – VIII by the NCERT
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage

QUALIFYING MARKS AND AWARD OF CTET CERTIFICATE

  • As per NCTE notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad Dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.
    • School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy.
    • Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Exam Centres

  • List of Examination cities where the CTET will be conducted is given in Appendix-III. Candidates are required to give three different options in order of their preference. For detailed information, please visit CTET website www.ctet.nic.in
  • While every effort will be made to allot a Centre in one of the places opted by the candidate, the Board reserves its discretion to allot a Centre other than that of Candidate’s choice anywhere in India

Admit Card

  • The candidates may download Admit Card from CTET official website only and appear for the exam at the given Centre
  • In case of any discrepancy noticed in admit card regarding particulars of candidate, photograph and signature or any other information vary from confirmation page, he/she may immediately contact CTET unit for necessary corrections
  • In case confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Assistant Secretary (Exam.), CTET Unit, CBSE between 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M from 30-08-2018 to 04-09-2018 along with proof of payment of fee i.e. candidate copy of E-Challan, if payment made through E-Challan or copy of bank statement, if payment made through Credit/Debit Card for considering his/her candidature for CTET – 2018 exam
  • Candidates shall report at the Exam Centre 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam. Candidate report at the exam centre after 9:30 AM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper II and candidate report after 2:00 PM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper I

Applicability of CTET 2018

  • The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the Administrative Control of UT of Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT of Delhi
  • CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Govt. /local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Govt. However, a State Govt. can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET
  • According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Law 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools Affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 06th March 2013 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Govt. or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose

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