CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 05 Feb 2019, #CTET

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the revised eligibility criteria of CTET 2019 for all the candidates who will be appearing for exam on July 7, 2019. CTET eligibility criteria 2019 include requirements based on number of attempts and educational qualification. Before filling the CTET application form 2019, candidates must go through the eligibility criteria of CTET 2019 in order to avoid rejection at any later stage.

According to CTET eligibility criteria 2019, the educational criteria differs for both the papers - paper I (I to V) and paper II (V to VIII). Last year, the exam conducting authority had revised the CTET eligibility criteria. 

According to revised CTET eligibility criteria, candidates having a B.Ed degree with 50% marks can now apply for the primary level (Class I to IV) and appear in Paper I and II both. Earlier, the eligibility criteria was applicable to the elementary level teachers only. 


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CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 

To be eligible for  CTET, candidates must fulfill the following CTET eligibility criteria 2019


CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age

As per the eligibility criteria of CTET, there is no upper age limit to apply for the exam. 


CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Educational Qualification 

As the exam is conducted for two papers - paper - I (Class I to V) and Paper - II (Class VI to VIII), the eligibility criteria also differs for both the papers. 


CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Paper I (Primary Class)

Paper 

Qualification required 

Paper I - Class I to V 

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree and must be passed or appearing in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education  or

  • Those who have scored 50% marks in graduation and have B.Ed degree can apply for paper - I.

  • Candidates who have passed senior secondary or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks and they must  have also passed or appearing in the final year of 4 years bachelor's in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)

  • Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in the senior secondary exam and must have passed or appearing in the final year of the two-year diploma course in the Elementary Education (In accordance with NCTE (recognization norms and procedure), Regulation, 2002)

  • Candidates with 50% marks in the senior secondary examination and also have passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Education (Special Education)

  • Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks and are appearing or passed the final year of 2-year diploma in Elementary Education.



CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Paper II (Elementary Class)

Paper 

Qualification required 

Paper I - Class VI to VIII

  • Candidates applying for paper II must have passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education and must also have a graduation degree.

  • Candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in senior secondary or its equivalent and appearing or passed the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. 

  • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks and must have passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

  • Or, candidates must be a graduate with not less than 45% marks and must have passed or appearing in the 1st year of B.Ed (Bachelors in Education) in accordance with NCTE. 

  • Candidates must be Graduate and must have passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education

  • Those who have obtained 50% marks in Graduation and must have passed 1-year B.Ed are eligible to apply for CTET.


CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Number of attempts 

All the candidates who are eligible to apply can apply as many times as they wish. Even they have qualified the exam, they can appear for CTET to score better than the previous exam.


CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Qualifying Marks 

Apart from educational qualification, candidates are also required to secure the minimum qualifying marks in order to get CTET eligibility certificate.

As per the CTET eligibility criteria 2019, candidates belonging to general category will have to score at least 60 percent marks in order to qualify the exam whereas SC/ST/OBC and PWD candidates will be given reservation as per the government’s policy. 


Qualifying marks for CTET 

Category

Qualifying Marks

General

60%


FAQs related to CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 

Question: How many times can I appear for CTET exam?
Answer: You can appear for CTET as many times as you wish to but you must be eligible for the exam. There is no restrictions on the number of attempts. 


Question: From when can I apply for CTET 2019?

Answer: You can apply for CTET from February 5 till March 5, 2019 in online mode. 


Question: What is the minimum qualifying criteria in order to get CTET Eligibility Certificate?
Answer: The minimum qualifying criteria for general candidates is 60 percent while for SC/ST/OBC category it is as per the government policy. 


Question: How many marks will be deducted for wrong answers?
Answer: As per CTET exam pattern, no marks will be deducted for wrong answers. 


Question: What is the educational qualification required to apply for CTET paper I?

Answer: The educational qualification required to apply for the paper I are:

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree and must be passed or appearing in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education

  • Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in the senior secondary exam and must have passed or appearing in the final year of the two-year diploma course in the Elementary Education (In accordance with NCTE (recognization norms and procedure), Regulation, 2002). To more details, read the article above. 


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