The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) from December 16 to January 13. The exam time for each candidate will be given in the admit card.
The applications can be submitted on the website (https://ctet.nic.in/) till October 19. And the application fee can be remitted till 3.30pm on October 20.
The CTET qualification is required for the appointment of teachers to classes 1–8 in all schools of the central government and that are under the control of Union Territories. It also applies to Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas.
The CTET has a lifetime validity. Any number of attempts can be made. No hurdle in attempting the test again to better the score.
Exam duration and question pattern
Two papers each with a duration of 2.5 hours. Each paper will have 150 multiple choice objective questions, no negative marking. The first paper is for teachers for classes 1-5 and the second paper for classes 6-8.
Candidates may write both the papers, if they want to. The fee for writing just one paper is Rs 1,000, and for both papers Rs 1,200.
The fee for the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and differently-abled person is Rs 500 for one paper and Rs 600 for both papers. The fee excludes GST.
The question papers will be available in English and Hindi. In the language category, there are 20 languages, including Malayalam.
The test will be held at 318 exam centres, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Kavaratti.
There are centres that help the candidates practice the computer-based online test. The list of practice centres in all 14 districts of Kerala are available on the site, along with the exam syllabus.
The result will be declared on February 15, 2022. Those who secure a minimum of 60 per cent marks will receive an eligibility certificate.