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CTET 2017

CBSE conducts exam of CTET for recruitment to the post of Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) & Primary Teacher (PRT).

CTET Exam is a highly persued exam that offers a dream job for millions of aspirants across India in the field of teaching in schools. Here are the complete details of CTET Exam 2017.

Before beginning with your preparation, you should have an idea about the latest updates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the CTET Exam.

CTET Notification 2017

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The exam is divided into two sections i.e  Paper 1 and Paper 2.Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8.This test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8.  The exam is based on National Curriculum Framework.


CTET Application Form 2017

Every year, CBSE releases the application forms in the month of December & July. But as we know, there is not any official notification of CTET till now. So, whenever they release the notification, we will update it. 

CTET Exam Review 

The last exam of CTET which was held on 18th September 2016 has moderate paper, whose review is given below: 


CTET Result 2016

Here, we are providing you the latest records of total no. of candidates registered, appeared & pass % of both Paper – I & II Exams.


DATE OF EXAMINATION
PAPER
TOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATES
NO. OF CANDIDATES APPEARED
PASS %
18.09.2016
PAPER – I
2,32,442
1,93,005
13.8
18.09.2016
PAPER – II
4,74,513
3,86,085
11.12

CTET Salary

The Pay Scale of Teachers in various states in India and Grade pay and approximate salaries are given here. Below is an estimated approximate Salaries/ Pay Scales of PGT TGT PRT teachers in India.

The salary and Pay Scale of these HTET, UPTET, PSTET, CTET etc. qualified teachers who joins as PRT, TGT, PGT posts are given below.

CTET 2017 Exam Dates

The Schedule Of CTET- SEPT 2016 is given below:

(The Paper-II was held in the morning session and Paper-I in the evening session)
DATE OF EXAMINATION
PAPER
TIMING
DURATION
18.09.2016
PAPER- II
9.30 AM TO 12.00 PM
2.30 HOURS
18.09.2016
PAPER- I
02.00 PM TO 04.30 PM
2.30 HOURS

CTET Eligibility:

Minimum 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
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 Qualifications 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), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure).

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
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1- year B.Ed. (Special Education).

Note: 

i)Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.

ii) 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, before the declaration of CTET result.

CTET Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for CTET Exam 2017, based on their convenience.

CTET Exam Pattern

All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) 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 examination-Two-and-a-half hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): 
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 MCQs – 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) – 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory)- 30 MCQs -30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics -30 MCQs  -30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies  -30 MCQs  -30 Marks
 Total 150 , MCQs  -150 Marks

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : (Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): 
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 MCQs – 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) – 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory)- 30 MCQs -30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics -30 MCQs  -30 Marks
(v) Social Studies/Social Science  -60 MCQs  -60 Marks
(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
Total 150 , MCQs  -150 Marks

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There is no penalty for any wrong answer.

CTET Exam 2017 Syllabus:

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

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) – 15 Questions

Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents,
Peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Multi Dimensional Intelligence
Language & Thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational
practice
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based
on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation:
perspective and practice
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of
learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and
for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged
and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’
etc.
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy – 10 Questions

How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
Cognition & Emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Language I – 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension – 15 Questions

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one
poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal
ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions

Learning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use
it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form 
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching

III. Language – II – 30 Questions

a) Comprehension – 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions

Learning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching

IV Mathematics – 30 Questions

a) Content – 15 Questions

Geometry
Shapes & Spatial Understanding
Solids around Us
Numbers
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Measurement
Weight
Time
Volume
Data Handling
Patterns
Money

b) Pedagogical issues – 15 Questions

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Evaluation through formal and informal methods
Problems of Teaching
Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

V. Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

a) Content – 15 Questions

i. Family and Friends:
1.1 Relationships
1.2 Work and Play
1.3 Animals
1.4 Plants
ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues – 15 Questions

Concept and scope of EVS
Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
Learning Principles
Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Activities
Experimentation/Practical Work
Discussion
CCE
Teaching material/Aids
Problems

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

I. Child Development and Pedagogy-30 Questions

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)-15 Questions

 Concept of development and its relationship with learning
 Principles of the development of children
 Influence of Heredity & Environment
 Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
 Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
 Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
 Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
 Multi Dimensional Intelligence
Language & Thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner  achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs-5 Questions

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy-10 Questions

How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
Cognition & Emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Language I.-30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension-15 Questions

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar
and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development-15 Questions

Learning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching

III. Language – II-30 Questions

a) Comprehension-15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development -15 Questions

Learning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching

IV. (A) Mathematics and Science-60 Questions

(i) Mathematics-30 Questions

a) Content-20 Questions

Number System
Knowing our Numbers
Playing with Numbers
Whole Numbers
Negative Numbers and Integers
Fractions
Algebra
Introduction to Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Geometry
Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
Symmetry: (reflection)
Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
Mensuration
Data handling

b) Pedagogical issues-10 Questions

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Evaluation
Remedial Teaching
Problem of Teaching

(ii) Science-30 Questions

a) Content-20 Questions

I. Food
Sources of food
Components of food
Cleaning food
II. Materials
Materials of daily use
III. The World of the Living
IV. Moving Things People and Ideas
V. How things work
Electric current and circuits
Magnets
VI. Natural Phenomena
VII. Natural Resources

b) Pedagogical issues-10 Questions

Nature & Structure of Sciences
Natural Science/Aims & objectives
Understanding & Appreciating Science
Approaches/Integrated Approach
Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
Innovation
Text Material/Aids
Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
Problems
Remedial Teaching

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences-60 Questions

a) Content-40 Questions

I. History
When, Where and How
The Earliest Societies
The First Farmers and Herders
The First Cities
Early States
New Ideas
The First Empire
Contacts with Distant lands
Political Developments
Culture and Science
New Kings and Kingdoms
Sultans of Delhi
Architecture
Creation of an Empire
Social Change
Regional Cultures
The Establishment of Company Power
Rural Life and Society
Colonialism and Tribal Societies
The Revolt of 1857-58
Women and reform
Challenging the Caste System
The Nationalist Movement
India After Independence

II. Geography

Geography as a social study and as a science
Planet: Earth in the solar system
Globe
Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
Air
Water
Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
Resources: Types-Natural and Human
Agriculture

III. Social and Political Life

Diversity
Government
Local Government
Making a Living
Democracy
State Government
Understanding Media
Unpacking Gender
The Constitution
Parliamentary Government
The Judiciary
Social Justice and the Marginalised

b) Pedagogical issues-20 Questions

Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
Developing Critical thinking
Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
Sources – Primary & Secondary
Projects Work
Evaluation 

Validity of CTET Certificate

The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be 7 years for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of attempts, a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has Qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

CTET Examination Fee

CATEGORY
Only Paper – I or II
Both Paper- I & II
General/OBC
Rs. 600/-
Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/Differently Abled Person
Rs. 300/-
Rs. 500/-

CTET Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the CTET admit card from the official website of CTET as the hard copy of the CTET Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available a month before the CTET Exam.

Cut- Off / Qualifying Marks and Award of CTET Certificate

The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued Marks Statement. The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate.

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.

CTET Exam FAQs

1) What are the number of attempts a candidate can avail for CTET?
Ans. Till now there is no limit on number of attempts for appearing in CTET.

2) What is the validity period of CTET certificate?
Ans. As per existing guidelines framed by NCTE, the validity period is 7 years.  

3) Is there any provision for Rechecking/Re-evaluation of the OMR Answer sheet?
Ans. The machine – gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinized. No request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets will be entertained. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.