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CTET Vs HTET: What is Difference Between HTET & CTET

CTET and HTET are both Eligibility Tests conducted to test the eligibility of aspiring teaching candidates. After attaining the CTET Certificate and HTET Certificate, candidates will become eligible to apply for Government Teaching Jobs. However, there are certain crucial differences between CTET and HTET Exams. Candidates often enquire about the difference between the CTET and HTET Exams and to help them understand the major and subtle differences between the CTET Exam and HTET Exam we will discuss it in detail in the following article.

Is CTET Valid in Haryana Teaching Exam?

CTET Vs HTET

CTET or Central Teachers Eligibility Test is a national eligibility test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and candidates all over the country can apply for the CTET exam. The CTET-qualified candidates will be able to apply for government teaching jobs all across the country except in Haryana (as per the latest notification). On the other hand, the HTET or Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test is conducted by the Board of Secondary education in Haryana. The HTET Qualified candidates will be able to apply for government teaching jobs in Haryana only.

What is the Difference Between HTET & CTET?

In the following table, the candidates will find all the major differences between the CTET and HTET exams. The candidates can see the differences very clearly and get clarity about the CTET and HTET Exams in detail.

CTET HTET
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board of School Education, Haryana (BSEH)
Exam Frequency Twice a Year Once a Year
Minimum Age Eligibility 17 Years and above 18 years and Above
Application Fees
  • General – Rs 1,000
  • SC/ST/PwD – Rs 500
  • General – Rs.1000/-
  • SC/ST/Differently Abled Person – Rs.500/-
  • Outside Haryana- Rs. 1000/-
Medium of Exam English & Hindi English & Hindi
Exam Levels
  • Level I – PRT
  • Level II – TGT
  • Level I – PRT
  • Level II – TGT
  • Level III- PGT
Job Opportunities Schools run by the Central Government.

Other State Government Schools

Only Schools run by the Haryana State Government
Mode of Exam Online Offline
Exam Center All over India Only in the State of Haryana

CTET Vs HTET Exam Levels

The CTET Exam is conducted for two levels- Level I (PRT) and Level-II (TGT). However, HTET Exam has conducted three levels- Level I (PRT), Level-II (TGT), and Level-III (PGT). in the following article, candidates will get further clarity.

Exam  Levels
CTET
  • Level I – PRT
  • Level II – TGT
HTET
  • Level I – PRT
  • Level II – TGT
  • Level III- PGT

CTET Vs HTET Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for CTET and HTET have some subtle differences. These differences are mentioned in detail in the following section. Read the section carefully, for clarity on the differences in CTET and HTET Eligibility Criteria.

CTET Vs HTET Eligibility Criteria For PRT

The CTET and HTET Eligibility Criteria for PRT (Level I) are mostly similar. The only difference between CTET and HTET Eligibility Criteria for PRT (Level I) is that candidates must Matric with Hindi/Sanskrit or Sr. Secondary / Graduation / Post Graduation with Hindi as one of the subjects for HTET Exam 2022.

CTET Vs HTET Eligibility Criteria For TGT

For CTET and HTET Eligibility Criteria for TGT (Level II), the main difference is the subject combinations. As CTET candidates have only two subjects to choose from thus, the eligibility criteria are set for only those two subject combinations. However, the HTET Eligibility Criteria includes various subject combinations, diplomas and certificates based on the specific subject the candidates are opting for.

CTET Vs HTET Eligibility Criteria For PGT

As CTET does not offer a Level- III (PGT) Exam thus there is no question of comparing the difference between CTET and HTET Eligibility Criteria.

CTET Vs HTET Exam Pattern

The main difference between the CTET and HTET Exam Patterns lies in the marks distribution and the number of subjects. The total number of questions and marks is the same for CTET and HTET but the number of sections and their weightage of marks is different. Check out the following table mentioned below for the detailed differences between CTET and HTET Exam Pattern.

CTET Vs HTET Exam Pattern For CTET

CTET Exam Pattern
PRT TGT
Subject Total Question Total Marks Subject Total Question Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30 Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30 Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30 Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy

OR

Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy

60 60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150

CTET Vs HTET Exam Pattern For HTET

HTET Exam Pattern
PRT TGT 
Subject Total Question Total Marks Subject Total Question Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-Hindi 15 15 Language-Hindi 15 15
Language-English 15 15 Language-English 15 15
Quantitative aptitude 10 10 Quantitative aptitude 10 10
Reasoning 10 10 Reasoning 10 10
Haryana GK 10 10 Haryana GK 10 10
Mathematics 30 30 Subject Specific 60 60
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150 Total 150 150

CTET Vs HTET Syllabus

There are some major differences between the CTET & HTET Syllabus. The main difference between CTET and HTET syllabus is that HTET Syllabus includes subjects like Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning and Haryana General Knowledge, whereas, these subjects are not included in CTET Exam 2022. Other than that, CTET and HTET Syllabus for Level I (PRT) are similar. However, for Level-II (TGT), the difference between CTET and HTET Syllabus is much bigger. For CTET candidates, there are only two options to choose between i.e., candidates with a science background have to choose Math/Science and HUmanities background would go with Social Studies. Whereas, HTET candidates can choose between various subjects based on the main subject in their Graduation such as Science, Hindi, English, Social Studies, Maths, Sanskrit, Punjabi and so on.

CTET Vs HTET Age Limit

Candidates above the age of 17 years can apply for the CTET Exam 2022. On the other hand, for HTET Exam 2022 candidates must be above 18 years of age. However, there is no upper age limit for both CTET and HTET exams.

CTET Vs HTET Validity in the Other States

As per the latest notification released by the Haryana Government, CTET is no longer valid in Haryana. However, CTET is still valid in other states of India. Therefore, CTET Qualified candidates will be able to apply for Government Teaching Jobs in all states of India but Haryana. On the other hand, HTET Certificate is valid in only Haryana. HTET Qualified candidates will not be able to apply for Government Teaching Jobs in other states but Haryana.

FAQs:

Q: Is CTET is equal to HTET?

A: No, CTET Certificate is no more valid in Haryana. Candidates aspiring to apply for Government Teaching Jobs in Haryana must secure HTET Certificate to attain eligibility.

Q: Which is better HTET or CTET?

A: As CTET Certificate is no more valid in Haryana, teaching aspirants with CTET Certificate will no longer be eligible to apply for Government Teaching Jobs in Haryana. They must clear their HTET Exam 2022 to become eligible for the Government Teaching Jobs in Haryana.

Q: Is CTET compulsory for HTET?

A: No, CTET is not compulsory for HTET. Residents of Haryana with appropriate educational qualifications can apply for HTET Exam 2022.

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