CTET 2018 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted CTET exam on December 9, 2018, in 2296 centres across India. The official CTET answer key 2018 for the paper I and II has been released on December 28 in online mode. The admit card of CTET 2018 was released in online mode on November 22. Candidates could download CTET admit card by entering registration number and date of birth in the login window. The exam consisted of two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Aspirants who wish to teach from Classes I to V appeared in Paper I while candidates willing to teach from Classes VI to VIII had appeared for paper II. Candidates who plan to be a teacher for both the levels i.e from Classes I to VIII appeared for both the papers. As per the new eligibility criteria, candidates with 50% marks in graduation and B.Ed degree could apply for paper - I.
Candidates who will qualify in CTET will be issued TET Eligibility Certificate. CTET qualified candidates will be eligible to apply for jobs in schools under Central Government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Tibetan School etc and schools under the administrative control of UTs and unaided private schools. The validity of CTET certificate is seven year from the date of declaration of result. To get complete details about CTET 2018 notification, application form, eligibility criteria, exam dates, admit card, question papers, exam pattern, syllabus result, and cutoff read the article below.
As per CBSE, 1,78,273 out of 10,73,545 candidates have qualified for Primary School Teacher and 1,26,968 out of 8,78,425 candidates have qualified for Middle School Teacher. The pass percentage in CTET for Primary School category is 17 per cent and for Middle School category is 15 per cent.
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Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Purpose of Test
Teacher's eligibility test for class 1 to 8 in central govt schools
Pattern of Test
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
No. of Questions
2 hours 30 minutes
Child Development & Pedagogy, Mathematics, Science,Environmental Studies,Social Studies/Social Science, Language Comprehension
Mode of Conduct
Pen paper-based test (Offline mode )
CBSE has announced the exam dates of CTET 2018. Candidates can check the important dates pertaining to the exam.
CTET notification released on
August 1, 2018
CTET 2018 registration starts from
The application process ends on
August 27, 2018
Last date to pay the application fees
August 30, 2018
September 6 to 15, 2018
Eligible candidates applying for paper - I
(as per the new eligibility criteria)
Additional payment for eligible candidates applying for Paper - I
September 6 to 18, 2018
Date for the issuance of admit card
November 22, 2018
December 9, 2018
CTET result date
January 4, 2019
The result of CTET 2018 will be declared by CBSE in January 4, 2019. Candidates have to enter their roll number to check the results. The validity period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
The number of candidates appeared and qualified CTET exam for both Papers I and II in the last three years are given in the below:
CTET Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates should secure to qualify the entrance test. Candidates must equal to or more than the CTET cut off to qualify the entrance test. As per CBSE, candidates appearing in CTET have to secure minimum 60% marks in the test, only then they will be issued eligibility certificate.
Official answer key of CTET 2018 has been released by CBSE on December 28. Earlier, various coaching institutes had released the answer key of CTET for both the papers. CTET 2018 answer key helps candidates to know all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. This answer key helps candidates to calculate the estimated score of the exam.
CBSE issued the admit card of CTET for Paper I, and II on November 22 in online mode. Candidates could download the admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth. Candidates were advised to take a printout of admit card after downloading. In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of candidate, photograph, and signature or any other information, candidates had to contact CTET unit for necessary corrections. Applicants were advised to read the instructions printed on the admit card before appearing for the exam.
CTET exam was conducted in 2296 centres in 92 exam cities across the country. The list of CTET exam centres 2018 is released by CBSE. Candidates must enter three different options while filling up choices of exam cities in the application form. Exam centres once allotted will not be changed under any circumstances.
Age Limit: There is no age limit for CTET exam.
Educational Qualification: Candidates who want to appear for CTET 2018 exam have to fulfill certain eligibility requirements as given below:
For Primary level (I to V): Candidates should have passed with at least 50% in senior secondary and passed or appearing in the last year of two year diploma/ four year bachelor degree.
45% in senior secondary and appearing or passed in a two-year diploma as according to the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) regulations.
As per the new eligibility criteria, candidates who have scored a minimum of 50% in graduation and have a B.Ed degree can also apply for CTET 2018 paper - I.
For Elementary level (VI to VIII): Candidates must be graduated with at least 50% and appeared or passed in B.Ed./2-year diploma/2-year diploma as prescribed by NCTE.
The application form of CTET 2018 was released on August 1. Candidates who are aspiring to take the test must fill the application forms before August 27 and make corrections till September 15. Candidates are advised not to send the hard copy of the application/confirmation page to the authority. To complete the application process for CTET 2018 candidates have to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Registration for CTET 2018: Fill all the details correctly to receive the registration number. After completion, candidates have to re-login with the generated CTET 2018 registration number to fill in the application form.
Step 2: Uploading scanned images: Candidates have to upload recent scanned photograph and signature.
Step 3: Payment of application fees: Pay the application fees through Debit/Credit Card or download e-challan for payment in the designated accounts of Syndicate Bank or Canara Banks
Step 4: Print out of the confirmation page: Take a printout of CTET 2018 confirmation page after completion of the application process and keep it for future reference along with a copy of e-challan, (if fee paid through e- challan).
Only Paper – I or II
Both Paper – I & II
CTET 2018 was conducted in the offline mode based as prescribed by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check the details of CTET 2018 exam pattern from the table below
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of papers
1 mark for each correct question. No negative marking
CTET 2018 Exam Pattern: Primary level (Class I to V)
Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
CTET 2018 Exam Pattern: Elementary level (Class VI to VIII)
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)
Mathematics and Science(for Mathematics and Science teacher)
Social Studies/Social Science(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
The CTET syllabus provides details of the topics important for the exam for both the levels. The syllabus of CTET is framed and designed by CBSE. The syllabus for Primary Stage and Elementary Stage is different check the topics below:
Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
Language I (30 Questions)
Language – II (30 Questions)
Mathematics (30 Questions)
Environmental Studies (30 Questions)
Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)
Language – I (30 Questions)
Mathematics and Science (60 Questions)
Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)
To prepare for CTET examination, candidates must follow the tips given below:
To start with the preparation candidates should be thorough with the CTET syllabus
Be familiar with the exam pattern of CTET
Focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, understanding the need of diverse learners, qualities of a good facilitator.
Practice previous years’ question papers and sample papers of CTET.
The question papers of CTET 2018 will be available online. Regular practice of the CTET question papers will enhance the knowledge of understanding the types of questions to be asked in the exam. The sample papers of Paper I and II of previous years will be provided here. Candidates can download the question papers of CTET and start their preparation for the exam.
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