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What is the difference between CTET and TET?

What is CTET: Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam is a qualifying exam to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The reason behind implementing Exam is to maintain teaching level nationwide and benchmarks of teacher quality within the recruitment process.

What is TET: Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam is also a qualifying exam to be conducted by the respective state govt.If you wish to apply one of the State Teachers Eligibility Criteria, then here is a list of State TET exams that are conducted across the country.:

State Teachers Eligibility Test(STET)
Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) HP TET
Madhya Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (MP TET) Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET)
Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test (CG TET) Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)
Karnataka TET (KAR TET) Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET)
Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (WBTET)
Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET)
Maharashtra TET Tripura TET
Rajasthan TET Assam TET

CTET Vs TET: Exam Bodies

In the following table, candidates will find more information on the different TET exams and their Exam Conducting Bodies. The CTET is conducted by CBSE on a national level. The TET exams are conducted by various State Exam Conducting Boards on a state-level.

Name of Exam  Level Exam Conducting Body
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) National Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) State Uttar Pradesh Exam Regulatory Authority on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)
Bihar State Teacher Eligibility Test (BSTET) State Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB)
Maharashtra Teacher Eligibility Test (MAHA TET) State Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE)
Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) State BSE Odisha
Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) State Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu
Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (HPTET) State Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE)
Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test (CG TET) State CG Vyapam or CPEB
Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) State BSE Odisha
Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test (MTET) State Directorate of Educational Research & Training (DERT)
Madhya Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (MP TET) State MP Vyapam or MPPEB
Karnataka Teachers Eligibility Test (KARTET) State State Education Board of Karnataka
Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teacher (REET) State Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan (RBSE)
Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) State Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan
West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (WBTET) State West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE)
Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET) State Department of School Education, Government of AP
Tripura Teacher Eligibility Test (T-TET) State Teachers Recruitment Board, Tripura
Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TSTET) State Department of School Education, the Government of Telangana
Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) State Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB)
Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) State Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)
Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) State Haryana Board of School Education (BSEH)
Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET) State Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE)

What is the difference between CTET and TET? 

Two major exams conducted each year for aspirants of the teaching profession include CTET & TET. The CTET exam is one of the eligibility tests conducted by the central board of secondary education. It helps the candidates to get selected for the profession of teacher for government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya. After qualifying the TET Exam candidates get the certificate, and they can easily apply for govt. school vacancies. Therefore, if you need to secure a job in KVS or any central govt school like DSSSB, then you need to qualify CTET Exam.

However, the TET exams are conducted by the state government of the particular state. Through TET, candidates can secure teaching jobs in government schools run by state governments only. Candidates are not eligible to apply for teaching jobs in central schools such as KVS, DSSSB and NVS. For example, if you wish to get a job in the Rajasthan State Govt. School, you will be required to qualify for the REET Exam or Rajasthan TET Exam.

Major Points of Difference CTET Vs TET

In the following table, candidates will find the major points of difference between CTET Vs TET exams. There are many differences scope of exam, exam- level, application process and so on. Read on to know more about the difference between CTET and TET.

Major points  CTET TET
Conducting body of the exam It gets held by the CBSE from the side of the central government. It gets done by the different state government education boards
All Exam notifications  It gets conducted twice a year. It gets undertaken according to the validity of vacancies in the state government schools.
Age limit for exams There is no upper age limit  It consists of age criteria according to the different posts of teachers.
The primary medium of paper A CTET exam is entirely comfortable in every language. TET exam requires essential fluency in the state language.
Teaching jobs The job gets secured in central government schools. The posts get secured in state government schools.
Validation of certificate The CTET exam gets certified for life time. Validation of the certificate depends up on the state govt education board. 
A fee of the application form The single paper of CTET consists of Rs. 1000. However, you have to pay Rs. 1200 for both exams. The application fee varies according to the state. 

Exam pattern of CTET and TET exam

Paper 1 and paper 2 varies as per the subjects chosen by the candidates.  Each question carries four multiple choices and you have to select one correct option. Paper-1 consists of five different sections, and Paper-2 consists of four different parts. Each part of the paper-1 consists of 30 questions and paper-2 contains every three divisions with 30 queries. However, one part of the paper-2 contains 60 questions according to the specified subject.

Note:  In Some State, TET exam is not same as CTET it may be vary according to the state tet notification

CTET Exam 2022 Syllabus

Generic Exam Pattern –CTET  & TET 2022
Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
OR
Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150
Negative marking No Negative marking No

 

Question Paper Highlights of the CTET and TET

Mainly, the exam pattern of the CTET and TET exam consists of the same design. Both the exams include paper-1 and paper-2 mode; you can apply for both the exams with the required qualification. If you want to become a primary teacher, then you must go for paper-1. However, you should go for paper-2 if you want to join a secondary teacher.

Paper-1 of CTET and TET exam Paper-2 of CTET and TET exam
Mode of exam: It is an offline mode exam and gets conducted on the OMR sheet. A pattern of exam: It is also an offline based exam and gets held on the OMR sheet.
Type of the question: The CTET and TET exam consists of multiple-choice questions.  Type of problem: The CTET and TET exam consist of multiple-choice questions. 
Duration of both the exams: Total 150 minutes.  Duration of both the exams: It is a of total 150 minutes.
Marks of both the exams: 150 marks  Marks of both the exams: 150 marks
Each question carries one mark. Each question carries one mark.
There is no negative marking for both the exams. There is no negative marking for the CTET and TET exam. 

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Career Prospect  After CTET & TET:

The candidates who are appearing or planning in the upcoming CTET or TET Examinations, need to clear their minds, there is a number of job opportunities in the future. Once you qualify for the CTET and TET exam, you are eligible to apply for primary teachers, TGT and PGT posts in Central Government Schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya School, DSSSB & Navodaya Samiti Schools.

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