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CTET Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age Limit, Minimum Qualifications & Reservation

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age Limit, Minimum Qualifications & Reservation

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Jun 26, 2024 11:21 AM IST | #CTET
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CTET Eligibility Criteria - The CBSE released the CTET 2024 eligibility criteria for July session in the official notification online on their official website. The CTET eligibility 2024 is prescribed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The eligibility criteria demand that candidates attempting the CTET exam must have passed with class 12th, diploma or graduate with a minimum of 50% marks.

The CTET eligibility criteria 2024 takes into account a candidate’s nationality, academic qualifications, percentage of marks secured in academics and other details. Candidates meeting this CTET eligibility criteria will be eligible fill out the CTET application form. The CTET exam is held twice annually. For more details regarding the CTET eligibility criteria 2024, candidates can consult the material below.

CTET Eligibility Criteria Overview

Exam Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2024

Examination Body

Central Board of Secondary Education

Official website

ctet.nic.in

Exam level

National

CTET Eligibility criteria 2024

Nationality - Indian
Age limit - No restriction
Educational Qualification - Passed class 12th, diploma or graduation with a minimum of 50 % marks

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2024

To be eligible to attempt the CTET 2024 exam, candidates must satisfy the minimum qualifications in accordance with

  • The NCTE Regulations (As per the amendments made from time to time

  • The recruitment rules for the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan or Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, or the government where the school is situated.

The authorities determined the CTET eligibility on the basis of:

  • Nationality

  • Education Qualification

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CTET Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Age

There are no age restrictions on applicants applying for the CTET exam.

CTET Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Education Qualification

The academic qualification for CTET 2024 for papers 1 and 2 has been laid out by the CBSE. Check the education qualification for both the stages mentioned below.

CTET Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-I (Primary Stage)

As per CTET eligibility criteria 2024, candidates who wish to become government school teachers of classes I to V must at least fulfill one of the following educational requirements.

  • A candidate must have passed class 12th with at least 50% marks and must have passed or must be appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education

OR

  • Passed class 12th with at least 50% marks and must have passed or appeared in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR

  • At least 50% marks in class 12th and must have passed or must be appearing in the last year of a 4-year Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

  • 50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in education (Special Education)

OR

  • Graduation with 50% marks or more and a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.) degree.

Note - A candidate who has a B.Ed. from any NCTE recognized institute will be considered for appointment as a primary school teacher provided that they undergo a bridge course in Elementary Education within 2 years of his/her appointment.

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CTET Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-II (Elementary Stage)

Those who wish to appear for CTET 2024 paper-II must at least fulfill one of the academic qualifications as listed below to become teachers for classes VI to VIII in government schools.

  • As part of CTET eligibility criteria 2024, candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline and the candidate must have passed or must be appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education

OR

  • 50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. course

OR

  • At least 45% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1 year B.Ed. in accordance with NCTE Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR

  • At least 50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 4-year B.El.Ed.

OR

  • 50% marks or more in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of B.A./ B.Sc.Ed. or B.A.Ed./ B.Sc.Ed

OR

  • At least 50% marks in graduation (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, B.Tech) and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

OR

  • Any candidate who has qualified a B.Ed. programme recognised by NCTE are eligible to appear for the exam. Moreover, anybody who’s pursuing a teachers’ education programme that is NCTE recognised can appear for the CTET exam.

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2024- Important Points

According to CTET eligibility criteria, the test is conducted twice every year. The CTET 2024 exam is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates as teachers for classes I to VIII. Candidates who wish to teach classes I to V have to appear for CTET paper-I exam, while those who want to teach classes VI to VIII have to take CTET paper-II exam.

Candidates who meet the CTET eligibility criteria for both the papers are eligible to appear for both the papers if they wish to. Candidates who apply for the CTET exam 2024 successfully will be issued CTET admit card 2024. Given below are some important points related to CTET eligibility criteria -

  1. Reserved category candidates (SC, ST, OBC and PWD) will get upto 5% relaxation in the minimum qualifying marks of the educational qualifications mentioned above.

  2. Diploma and degree courses recognised by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) will only be considered.

  3. In the case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education) courses, those recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) will only be considered.

  4. A candidate with a Diploma in Education (Special Education) must undergo a 6-month NCTE recognised special programme in Elementary Education.

  5. Educational qualifications mentioned in CTET eligibility criteria 2024 are applicable to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/ Social Science, Mathematics, Science, etc.

  6. For physical education teachers, minimum qualification norms for these teachers as per NCTE regulations will be applicable.

  7. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. norms set by the State Government or other managements will be applicable.

  8. If found out that a candidate does not fulfil the required CTET eligibility 2024 and is still appearing for the exam will be rejected at any stage.

  9. Post-Graduation with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade and three-year integrated B.Ed.-M.Ed as per the gazette notifications No. 459 and 462 issued by National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi.

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CTET Qualifying Marks 2024

Applicants who appear for the CTET exam must secure a certain minimum percentage of marks as per their category to clear the CTET cutoff 2024. The CTET 2024 minimum qualifying marks have been tabulated below.

CTET Qualifying Marks

Category

Cutoff percentage (out of 150)

Cutoff marks (out of 150)

General

60%

90

OBC, SC, ST

55%

82

CTET Eligibility Criteria - Application Form

Central Board of Secondary Education will soon release the CTET 2024 application form online at ctet.nic.in. Before proceeding to fill out then CTET application form, applicants should check if they meet the CTET 2024 eligibility criteria. After checking the CTET eligibility norms, candidates need to first register themselves for the CTET 2024 exam and then proceed to fill the CTET applications.

While filling the CTET online form, candidates have to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature. Once the application form of CTET is filled out, applicants can pay the CTET application fees depending upon their category via credit card, debit card, net banking, or UPI. Candidates who wish to appear for both the papers of CTET have to pay more than those who just want to appear for just one paper. The category-wise CTET 2024 application fee is provided below in the table below.

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CTET Application Fee

Categories

Fee for Paper-I or Paper-II

Fee for both Paper-I & II

General/OBC (NCL)

Rs. 1000

Rs. 1200

SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person

Rs. 500

Rs. 600

CTET Exam Centres 2024

Candidates can select CTET exam centre cities while filling the CTET 2024 application form. The CTET exam 2024 will be conducted in about 184 cities spread across various states and Union territories of the country. CTET exam centre venue and address will be mentioned in the CTET admit card.

The details mentioned in the admit card will include the state and city that candidates have selected, exam centre codes, and the address where the exam centre will be located. Applicants will be allotted CTET exam centres on a first come first serve basis. If all the seats in a particular centre are filled, candidates will be allotted the next nearest CTET exam centres 2024.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will the CTET application form 2024 be released?

The CTET 2024 application form for July session was released online on March 7, 2024 on the official website.

2. Is it essential to have a B.Ed degree to apply for CTET?

Yes, it is important to have the B.Ed degree, then only will you be eligible to apply for the CTET exam.

3. Will the CTET 2024 exam be conducted twice this time?

As of now, the CTET exam is conducted twice a year. In case, there is a change in the CTET exam cycle and schedule, the exam conducting body will inform the aspirants.

4. In which paper will I have to appear if I wish to teach the students of Class 1 to 5?

If you want to teach the students of class 1 to 5, then you will have to appear in paper 1 of CTET 2024.

5. What is the age limit of the CTET 2024 exam?

There is no age limit to appear in the CTET 2024 exam. However, one has to attain the age of 17 years to be able to apply for the CTET exam. There is no upper age limit for the CTET exam.

6. What are the minimum qualifying marks for the CTET exam?

One needs to score at least 60 percent to be able to qualify the CTET exam.

7. Is there any change in CTET eligibility criteria 2024?

Yes, CBSE has added Post-Graduation with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade and three-year integrated B.Ed.-M.Ed as one of the CTET eligibility criteria 2024.

8. How will the CTET correction window 2024 be open?

The CTET correction window will be provided in online mode only on the official website.

9. Who prescribes the CTET 2024 eligibility criteria?

The CTET eligibility criteria is mentioned in the notification by the CBSE.

10. Is B.Ed compulsory for CTET exam?

While a B. Ed degree is not mandatory for appearing in the CTET exam, It is a mandatory qualification required for teaching in all Government Schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, DSSSB and Army/Air force Schools.

11. What is the pass qualification for CTET?

General category candidates must score at least 60% to pass the CTET exam, while reserved category candidates must score at least 55%, according to the CBSE qualifying criteria.

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Questions related to CTET

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No, completing a Hindi Pandit course alone wouldn't make you eligible for the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) 2024. To be eligible for CTET, you typically need to have a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.) or be in the final year of a B.Ed. program.

  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree with Hindi as one of the school subjects in the B.Ed. program.
  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree and a graduation degree (like B.A. or B.Sc.) with Hindi as a major subject.

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Yes, clearing CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) would be beneficial for you, even though you have a B.Sc. (IT) and a B.Ed. in Chemistry and Biology with a method qualification from your college for Chemistry.

CTET is a mandatory requirement for applying to most government teaching jobs at the central and state levels .Many private schools also prefer candidates with CTET certification.Clearing CTET opens doors to a wider range of teaching opportunities in schools across India, not just for Chemistry and Biology but potentially for IT subjects at the higher secondary level .


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Yes, you are eligible for the TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) post for the Social Science subject with your qualifications. The minimum qualification for TGT posts typically requires a graduation degree with at least 50% marks in the relevant subject and a B.Ed. degree. You have an M.Com which fulfills the graduation requirement. While your B.Ed. is in Accounts and Commerce methods, having cleared the CTET Paper II in Social Science demonstrates your eligibility to teach the subject.

CTET acts as a national eligibility test for teachers. Clearing CTET with Social Science in Paper II specifically qualifies you to teach that subject at the TGT level.

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No, it might not be possible to choose a different exam center for your CTET exam and have Assamese as your Language 1 if your exam center is in Delhi. CTET exam centers typically offer specific language options based on their location.
Since your exam center is likely to be in Delhi, the available languages might not include Assamese.

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Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the final year examination of the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply provisionally . Contact your teachers at your college they will make you all clear about the same . If you are in final year only then you are eligible for the ctet .

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