CTET 2021 Notification To be Out Soon: Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

CTET 2021 Notification: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to release the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for July 2021 Notification very soon. The Official Notification for CBSE CTET July 2021 is to be announced as soon as the situation becomes more conducive for the CTET July 2021 Examination. The CTET 2021 Notification is expected to release in the month of June/July 2021 depending on the pandemic situation @ctet.nic.in. Bookmark this page to be notified as soon as the notification is out.

CBSE is the conducting body of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test that appoints candidates as teachers by determining the eligibility of a candidate. This comes as an opportunity to become a teacher in various Central Government Schools such as NVS, KVS, Tibetan Schools, etc.

CTET 2021 July Notification: Overview

Exam Name CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)
Type of Job Teaching Jobs
Session of the Year CTET July 2021
Official Website @ctet.nic.in
Mode of exam Pen and Paper
Mode of Application Online Form
Language Medium 20 languages
Average No. of Applicants 20-30 lakhs
Exam Duration Two and a half hour(per paper)
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

CTET 2021 Notification

CBSE will be soon releasing the CTET 2021 Notification for the July 2021 exam. Basically, the board is planning to conduct the exam by following safety measures at CTET exam centres. CTET 2021 Notification will come as a hope to the teaching aspirants, who shall be in need of a job such as Graduates/ Post Graduates with B.Ed./ Diploma/ NCTE etc. Lakhs of candidates are expected to apply for the CTET July Exam looking at the number of applications for of the previous year.

CTET 2021: Certificate Validity Extended

The is a major change in the validity of the CTET Exam Certificate. Earlier the certificate was valid for 7 years only but now the CTET certificate will be given with a LifeTime Validity and there will be No Expiry Date of the CTET Exam Certificate according to the recent notification.

The Union Ministry of Education on 3rd June 2021, officially extended the validity of the qualifying certificate of the CTET from 7 years to a lifetime. The TET certificate validity extension is effective from 2011 onwards. The announcement regarding this was made by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

The Minister also stated that the respective States/UTs will take necessary action to revalidate or issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already expired. Given below is the snip of the Official Circular by the Authorities:

CTET 2021: Exam Date

The  CTET Exam Date 2021 is to be announced soon. Given are the important dates for CTET 2021 in the table below:

Events Dates
CTET July 2021 Notification To be notified
CTET 2021 Online Registration Starts From To be notified
Last Date to fill Online Application To be notified
Last Date for submission of the fee To be notified
Online Correction Schedule To be notified
CTET 2021 July Admit Card To be notified
CTET 2021 Exam Date To be notified
CTET 2021 Result Declaration To be notified
Release of CTET 2021 Answer Key To be notified
CTET 2021 Certificates’ Dispatch To be notified

CTET Exam Schedule

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held in two shifts. The timings of both the shifts are given below:

PAPER TIMING DURATION
PAPER-I 9:30 A.M to 12:00 P.M 2.30 Hours
PAPER-II 2:00 P.M to 04:00 P.M 2.30 Hours

CTET Exam Pattern 2021

CTET Exam Pattern consists of the description of two papers, for which the candidates apply based on their eligibility. CBSE conducts two papers in two different sessions, Namely Paper – 1 and Paper – 2. A candidate may apply for both papers too. The type of questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The question paper will be bilingual, i.e both in English and Hindi.

CTET Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for CTET Exam. If a question is left unattempted or is marked wrong, the total marks of that question will not be taken into consideration.

Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 is for the candidates who wish to become teachers of Class 1 to V. It includes basics of English Language, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach Class VI to VIII. It includes subjects and topics of a higher order than that of Paper- 1.

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Social Science/Social Studies {For Social Science & Social Studies Teacher Only} 60 60
Mathematics & Science {For Mathematics & Science Teacher Only} 60 60
Total 150 150

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • Candidates are required to score a minimum of 60% or more for the General category and 55% for OBC/ SC/ ST categories to qualify for the CTET 2021 Exam.
  • Candidates have to obtain 90 marks out of a total of 150 in their respective papers.
  • School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to people belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled people, etc., in accordance with their reservation policy.

 

CTET Syllabus

The syllabus of CTET is majorly concentrated on student’s welfare. The main areas are Child development and pedagogy and the concept of education in schools. Language is one section a candidate needs to be master to clear the CTET exam. Apart from that Mathematics, Science/Environmental Science are also major sections that a candidate needs to focus on to ace CTET.

Click here to Read CTET Syllabus

CTET 2021 Eligibility criteria 

Eligibility criteria include the qualification of the candidate in terms of the education degrees/ achievements. The criteria for Class I to V are different from that of Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage). Applicants are requested to read about the eligibility criteria and then apply.

Eligibility criteria for Classes I to V

  • Primary Stage Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), following the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education) OR
  • “Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)” “(a) who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as a primary teacher”.

Eligibility criteria for Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage)

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the 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 the 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 the 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 a bachelor’s 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 qualifications shall not be eligible for appearing in the 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

CTET 2021 Age Limit

There is no age restriction for applying for CTET Exam. The age limit for CTET requires you to possess an education qualification such as B.El.Ed, B.Ed. (passed or final year appearing). There is no age bar for the application.

CTET 2021 Notification: Online Form

The CTET Online form 2021 requires the registration, submission of application form with complete and correct details, uploading Photograph and Signature, Payment of Application Fee

  1. Registration- The process of registration requires filling in personal details and verifying the information through the 10th Certificate. Select Exam centers, language & paper.
  2. CTET Application Fee
    For General/OBC =
    Only Paper-I or II: Rs.1000/- and Both Paper-I or II: Rs.1200/-SC/ST/Differently Abled Person = Only Paper-I or II: Rs.500/- and Both Paper-I & II: Rs.600/-
  3. Photograph and Signature
    Check the photo and signature suitable size according to the form. Scan and upload.

CTET 2021 Notification: Apply Online Link

The Online Application Link for CTET 2021 will be active once the Notification is released and Exam Dates are finalized. Link to Apply Online for CTET 2021 will be active soon

How to Prepare for CTET 2021?

  • Now, for a teaching exam or a TET Exam, a candidate must remember that there is no negative marking. Thus, one needs to be careful, and considerate of the scheme.
  • CTET Exam 2020 preparation requires one to be very thorough with the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus. Also, keep in mind the type of questions that have come in the previous year’s exam.
  • If NO negative marking is taken as an advantage, then be sure with your answers. And to be confident in the guesses, a candidate must be thorough on his or her concepts. Conceptual knowledge is the basis of any entrance exam.
  • You may be selective in the preparation of important topics, but remember to be complete (all-inclusive) in those topics.
  • If you are getting bored in between, try moving to the question papers to get an idea of the important questions, consistency in the appearance of certain topics/questions.
  • Do keep in mind confidence and conceptual knowledge hold the most important place in the exam.
  • You may be studying less, but study properly, even if it is one topic a day, but be complete in the same covering all aspects.

CTET Answer Key 2021

An answer key is a document that is issued for the candidates to check their answers. To verify their answers and to predict their scores, CTET Answer Key will be released.

CTET 2021 Admit Card

CTET Admit Card will be released after the notification is released and the application process completes. Candidates will be able to download CTET admit @ctet.nic.in by entering the issued registration number and date of birth as credentials.

Link to Download CTET 2021 Admit Card will be active soon

CTET Result 2021

CTET Results will be declared by CBSE after the examination is conducted. To check the CTET Written Exam Result, use the given link. The final list will be prepared following the marks obtained by a candidate in the Exam as well as the concession granted by Government to candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Link to Check CTET Result 2021 will be active soon

CTET 2021 Cut-Off

The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued an Eligibility Certificate. School Managements (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to the person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., following their extant reservation policy.”

CTET 2021 – FAQs

Q 1. How many times is the CTET exam conducted in a year?

CBSE conducts the CTET exam two times every year all over the country. It is conducted generally in July and December every year.

Q 2. When will the Official Notification of the CTET 2021 July Exam release?

CBSE is expected to release the CTET 2021 July Exam notification in the month of June/July 2021 .

Q 3. What is the exam date of the CTET 2021 July Exam?

CTET 2021 July exam is postponed till further notice due to the rising case of COVID -19 among the people.

Q 4. Is there any negative marking in the CTET exam?

There is no negative marking in the CTET exam.

Q 5. How many attempts can be taken at the CTET exam?

There is no limit on the age of the CTET exam. If you clear the exam your certificate is valid for a Lifetime.

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