CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit, Reservation, Qualifications
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The Central Board of Secondary Education prescribes the CTET 2021 eligibility criteria in online mode. The CTET eligibility criteria 2021 includes the academic qualifications, marks, age which the candidates must meet before they register for the exam. Also CTET eligibility criteria 2021 includes the nationality of the candidate. The CTET exam is conducted every year twice in offline mode for aspiring teachers. Candidates are advised to go through the CTET 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Read the complete article to get detailed information about CTET 2021 eligibility criteria and other related information.
CTET Eligibility Criteria - Important Dates
The table below contains the CTET exam dates 2021 along with other important dates.
Dates July 2021 Session
CTET application date 2021
To be Announced
CTET application form 2021 last date
To be Announced
CTET application fee end on
To be Announced
Final verification of payment
To be Announced
CTET online correction date
To be Announced
Admit Card release date
To be Announced
Date of CTET Examination
To be Announced
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021
The authorities determined the CTET eligibility on the basis of:
CTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Age
Age - No upper age limit.
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 on the basis of Education Qualification
The education qualification for CTET 2021 has been determined for both the following stages:
Primary stage (paper I)
Elementary Stage (paper II)
CTET Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-I (Primary Stage)
As per CTET 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates who wish to become school teachers of classes I to V must have at least one of the following educational qualifications.
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
Passed class 12th with at least 50% marks and must have passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
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.)
50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in education (Special Education)
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 recognised institute will be considered for appointment as a primary school teacher provided that he/ she undergoes a bridge course in Elementary Education within 2 years of appointment.
CTET Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-II (Elementary Stage)
Candidates who wish to appear for paper-II must have one of the academic qualifications that are listed below as per CTET 2021 eligibility criteria.
As part of CTET eligibility criteria 2021, 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
50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. course
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.
At least 50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 4-year B.El.Ed.
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
At least 50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
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 exam.
CTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Important Points
According to CTET eligibility criteria 2021, the test will be conducted twice (July session and December session). The exam is conducted to test the CTET eligibility of candidates as teachers of classes I to VIII. Candidates who wish to teach classes I to V have to appear for paper-I while those who want to teach classes VI to VIII have to take paper-II. Candidates will be required to appear for both the papers if they wish to. Candidates who apply for the exam successfully will be issued CTET admit card 2021. Given below are some salient points related to CTET 2021 eligibility criteria -
Reserved category candidates (SC, ST, OBC and PWD) will get upto 5% relaxation in the minimum qualifying marks of the educational qualifications mentioned above.
Diploma and degree courses recognised by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) will only be considered.
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.
A candidate with a Diploma in Education (Special Education) must undergo a 6-month NCTE recognised special programme in Elementary Education.
Educational qualifications mentioned in CTET 2021 eligibility criteria are applicable to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/ Social Science, Mathematics, Science, etc.
For physical education teachers, minimum qualification norms for these teachers as per NCTE regulations will be applicable.
For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. norms set by the State Government or other managements will be applicable.
If found out that a candidate does not fulfil the required CTET eligibility and is still appearing for the exam will be rejected at any stage.
CTET 2021 Qualifying Marks
Candidates who appear for the exam must acquire certain minimum marks as per their category along with CTET cutoff. CTET minimum qualifying marks have been tabulated below.
CTET Qualifying Marks
Cutoff percentage (out of 150)
Cutoff marks (out of 150)
OBC, SC, ST
CTET Application Form 2021
Candidates could fill the application form of CTET 2021 July session in online mode on the official website. First and foremost, candidates will have to register themselves and then proceed to fill the CTET application form 2021. While filling the form, candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature. Once the CTET 2021 application form is filled, they will have to pay the fees depending upon the category via credit card, debit card, net banking or UPI. Candidates who wish to appear for both the papers of CTET had to pay more than those who want to appear for just one paper. Category-wise CTET application fee is provided below in the table.
CTET Application Fee
Fee for Paper-I or Paper-II
Fee for both Paper-I & II
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person
CTET Exam Centres 2021
Candidates could select CTET exam centre cities while filling the application form. CTET 2021 will be conducted in about 112 cities spread across various states of the country. CTET exam centre venues and addresses will be mentioned in the admit cards. CTET exam centre details on the admit card will include the state and city that the candidates have selected, exam centre codes, and the address where the exam centre will be located. Candidates will be allotted 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.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit, Reservation, Qualifications
Question: When will the CTET application form 2021 be released?
The CTET 2021 application form is expected to be released soon.
Question: 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.
Question: Will the CTET 2021 exam be conducted twice this time?
As of now the CTET exam will be conducted twice a year. In case there is a change in schedule , the exam conducting body will inform the candidates.
Question: 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 2021.
Question: What is the age limit of the CTET 2021 exam?
There is no age limit to appear in the CTET 2021 exam. However, one has to attain the age of 17 years to be able to apply for the CTET exam.
Question: 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.
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Questions related to CTET
Hello I have completed my B.com & B.ed as well,Am I eligible to give ctet exam in december?
The basic eligibility criteria for Ctet exam is to have passed senior secondary or graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks and relevant teacher training program. Bed degree is mandatory in order to give the CTET examinations.The minimum age required is of 17 years.
Hope it helps!!
I Am filling up form for eklavya model schools. i Have done my B.Sc. with chemistry and B.Ed. Passed CTET paper II. am i eligible for TGT science? FIrst year : Botany, Physics, Chemistry Second Year: Botany, Chemistry Third Year: Chemstry This is the subjects i had in my respective yr of graduation
The eligibility criteria for TGT Science in Eklavya Model Residential School is as follows:
- Passed bachelor's degree in science with any two subjects amongst chemistry, botany and zoology and pursued BEd from NCTE recognized institute
- Qualified STET/CTET Paper II
As you have mentioned you qualified CTET, so you're eligible provided you also possess proficiency in terms of teaching in English and Hindi medium.
You can check out the official notification at https://recruitment.nta.nic.in/WebinfoEMRSRecruitment/File/GetFile?FileId=2&LangId=P
Visit the official website at https://recruitment.nta.nic.in/WebinfoEMRSRecruitment/Page/Page?PageId=5 to register for the recruitment process.
I have completed my graduation BA program (Pol. sci. + Eng) and d.el.ed , am I eligible to give ctet paper ii ? please! reply I am confused about it .
Yes, as per the eligibility criteria of CTET Paper II, it states that candidates need to pass graduation from a recognized university with Diploma in Elementary Education in order to appear for CTET paper II, hence you're eligible for CTET Paper II.
I want to correct my mother surname name in CTET marksheet. what is the step by step procedure to do?
Only the official website of CTET, i.e., www.ctet.nic.in is the only gateway to edit the CTET application form 2021
Candidates who wish to edit the CTET application form 2021 can visit the official website mentioned above.
On the homepage of the CTET official website, you will find a link that indicates CTET application form correction.
Click on the application correction link
‘Login’ to edit the CTET application form
Enter your CTET login credentials
The CTET application form will open
Edit the application form, save the details and logout
You can take the printout of revised CTET application form.
lost my roll no 2019 ctet . how to find it?
Hello bharati, you can get your roll number by applying the forgot application number at the login page, you just have to fill in the required credentials and you will have your registration/application number after that, for futher queries you can send an e-mail to the administration if you are still unable to retrieve your application number, they will help you for that.
I hope it helps,
Best of luck