CTET Eligibility Criteria 2018
Team Careers360, 06 Sep 2018, #CTET

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revised the CTET eligibility criteria 2018. As per the new eligibility, 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 were applicable to the elementary level teachers' only. The eligibility criteria of CTET 2018 include details related to nationality/citizenship, age, educational qualification, number of attempts, etc. Before filling the application form, candidates must go through the CTET eligibility criteria carefully to avoid rejection in the later stages of the selection process. All those candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can fill the online CTET application form till August 27. The CTET eligibility criteria 2018 is different for the paper I and Paper II i.e, primary and elementary stages. Check below to get detailed information about CTET eligibility criteria 2018.

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The paper I or the primary stage exam is held for the candidates who want to be teachers for class 1 to 5, whereas, the elementary stage (Paper II) is conducted for the candidates willing to be teachers from class 6 to 8.

 

CTET 2018 Eligibility Criteria (Related to age)

  • Candidates must have acquired 17 years of age to be eligible to appear for CTET 2018.

  • There is no upper age limit.

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2018 pertaining to educational qualification

Stages

Requirements for CTET

CTET eligibility for primary Stage

(for class 1 to 5)

  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks and,

  • He/She must have passed or appeared in the final year of diploma course (2 years) in Elementary Education

OR

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 45% marks in the senior secondary exam or its equivalent and,

  • Candidates must have passed or appeared in the final year of the two-year diploma course in the Elementary Education (In accordance with NCTE (recognization norms and procedure), Regulation, 2002)

OR

  • Candidates must have passed Senior Secondary with 50% marks and,

  • He/She must have passed or appeared in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.ED)

OR

  • Not less than 50% marks in the senior secondary examination and,

  • Candidates must have passed or appeared in final year of Diploma in Education (2 years course in Special Education).

OR

  • Candidates must be Graduate with 50% marks and B.Ed

  • Must have qualified in Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognised institution for appointment as a teacher in Class 1 to 5.

CTET eligibility for elementary stage (for class 6 to 8)

  • Candidates must be Graduate and,

  • He/She must have passed or can be appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidate must be a Graduate with at least 50% marks and,

  • He/She must have passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidates must be graduate with not less than 45% marks and,

  • He/she must have passed or appeared in the 1st year of B.Ed (Bachelors in Education) in accordance with NCTE.

OR

  • Candidates must have passed Senior Secondary or its equivalent with not less than 50% mark and,

  • Candidates must have passed or must be appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

OR

  • He/She must have passed Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and,

  • Candidates must have passed or must be appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

  • Candidate must have 50% marks in Graduation and,

  • Candidate must have passed 1-year B.Ed.

(Special Education).

Note

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled category will be given a relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks.
  • A Diploma/Degree course in teacher education must be recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), while Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED (Special Education), should be recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
  • Candidates having D.Ed (Special Education) qualification have to undergo a 6-months Special Programme in Elementary Education, recognised by NCTE. This training would be held after the appointment.
  • The minimum qualification mentioned above is applicable in case of teachers of Languages like Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc., whereas teachers for Physical Education will have different qualification norms mentioned in NCTE Regulation, November, 3. 2001. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable.
  • Candidates pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI) mentioned in the NCTE Notification of July 29, 2011 are eligible for appearing in the CTET.
  • If candidates are allowed to appear in CTET, it does not mean that their eligibility has been verified. Their eligibility shall be finally verified, by the concerned recruiting agency/appointing authority.

 

CTET Application Form 2018

 

A candidate who fulfills the eligibility criteria of CTET 2018 can fill the application form. Aspiring candidates could fill the online application form of CTET 2018 from August 1 to 27. Application Form of CTET 2018 should be filled by the candidate with all the correct details and upload the required documents. They also have to pay the application fee.

 

FAQs regarding CTET eligibility criteria 2018

 

Q. How many times can I take CTET exam?

Ans. Till now, there is no limit decided by the conducting body about the number of attempts for CTET. You can appear for the CTET exam as many times as you want until you succeed. 

Q. I was born in January 2001. Am I eligible to appear for CTET 2018?

 Ans. Candidates must not be less than 17 years of age. As you were born in the year 2001, you fulfil the eligibility criteria of CTET 2018.

Q. I have scored 47% marks in senior secondary exams. Am I eligible to appear for the primary stage (Paper I) of CTET exam 2018?

Ans. You will be eligible for CTET 2018 only if you have scored more than 45% marks in the senior secondary exam and also hold two-year diploma degree in the Elementary Education or must be appearing in the first year of it. But, if you are pursuing a two-year diploma course in the Elementary Education in accordance with NCTE, you require 50% marks in a Senior secondary examination to be eligible to appear for CTET 2018.

 

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