CBSE to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test in Dec-Jan

Those who have at least 60% marks will get eligibility certificate: Shutterstock/ stockpexel

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for appointing teachers to classes 1 to 8 in December 2022 and January 2023.

Those who wish to get appointed as teachers in Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya schools and all the schools under the control of the central government and Union Territories should pass this test.

This eligibility could be used for appointment in the government/aided and unaided schools in the state too.

CTET qualification has life-long validity. Besides, the candidate could attend the exam any number of times. Moreover, those who have already qualified can write again to improve their score.

Those who have at least 60% marks will get eligibility certificate. The test is only an eligibility test and does not assure appointment.

The minimum eligibility to apply for the test isn’t clearly mentioned. Refer the website for details and new updates. The following is likely to be the eligibility for applying.

Classes 1 to 5: The candidates should have passed Plus Two with at least 45% marks. They should complete two-year diploma course in elementary education or equivalent course. Final-year students too can apply.

Classes 6 to 8: The candidates should have passed graduation with at least 45% marks. Besides, they should be BEd qualified. Those who have BA Ed, BSc Ed and final-year students can submit applications.

Candidates from Scheduled Caste/Tribe communities, backward classes and persons with disabilities will get up to 5% marks relaxation.

Test pattern
Computer-based multiple choice objective type test would be held on various days in December and January. The date of examination of each candidate would be mentioned in their admit cards.

The test would be scheduled in two sessions from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 2.30 am to 5 pm. The syllabus of the test is available on the website.

The two papers would be of two-and-a-half hours. There won’t be negative marking for the wrong answers.

Those who apply for eligibility for classes 1 to 5 should write the first paper and those eyeing classes 6 to 8 should write the second paper. However, the candidates could attend both papers, if required.

Applicants should mention in the application two languages in which they could take the test.

Application fee
The application fee for one paper is Rs 1,000. Meanwhile, it is Rs 1,200 if one applies for both the papers.

Scheduled Caste/Tribe applicants need to pay Rs 500, while it is Rs 600 for both papers. The fee could be paid online.

In Kerala, there are exam centres in all the districts except Pathanamthitta.

Application deadline
The applications could be submitted until 11.59 pm on 24 November on the website The application fee, meanwhile, could be paid until 3.30 pm on 25 November.

The information on the application deadline is available on the website.

For enquiries dial 011-22240107 or email to ctet.cbse@nic.nic.  

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