About CTET 2018

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in offline mode for accessing candidates’ aptitude and eligibility for appointment as a teacher for class 1 to 8 in central government as well as in private schools. All the eligible candidates can apply for CTET 2018 till August 27, in online mode and payment can be made till August 30. Apart from filling the CTET application form 2018, candidates can also make changes/corrections in the details entered from September 6 to September 10. As mentioned in the notification, the exam will be conducted in 92 cities all over the country. CTET is conducted for two papers – Paper – I for the primary stage (class- I to V) and Paper – II for the elementary stage (class- VI to VIII). Candidates who will qualify the CTET exam 2018 will be given TET Eligibility Certificate and they will be eligible to apply in schools under Central Government, unaided private schools, and schools under the administrative control of Union Territories.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Languages Assamese, Bengali +16 More
Conducting Body: Central Board of Secondary Education
Duration 2.5 Hours

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CTET 2018 Important Dates

26 Nov, 2018 - 09 Dec, 2018 (Tentative) Admit Card | Mode: Online
09 Dec, 2018 Exam | Mode: Offline
12 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
01 Aug, 2018 - 30 Aug, 2018 Others - Last date to submit application fee | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Aug, 2018 - 27 Aug, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
06 Sep, 2018 - 15 Sep, 2018 Application Correction | Mode: Online

CTET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to fill the application form must meet the eligibility criteria of CTET 2018. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria prescribed by CBSE before filling the application form. As the test 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. The CTET eligibility criteria deal mainly about educational qualification that is needed to appear for paper - I and paper - II. 

CTET Paper I

CTET Eligibility Criteria            

Educational Qualification


Exam level            


Educational Qualification


CTET(Primary level – class – I To V)            

a) Candidates must have acquired 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)


b) 50% marks in the senior secondary examination and must have passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Education (Special Education)


c)Candidates must be Graduate and must have passed or appearing in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education   


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


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

f) Also, candidates who have scored 50% marks in graduation and have B.Ed degree can apply for paper - I.

Number of attempts

There is no limit on exam attempts. Even if the candidates have qualified the exam, they can still appear for the next exam to improve their marks. 


CTET Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification                                          


Exam level


Educational Qualification            


CTET (Elementary – class VI to VIII)

a)Candidates must have graduation degree 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.           


b) Must have passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education and must be Graduate


c)Candidate must have obtained 50% marks in Graduation and must have passed 1-year B.Ed.


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


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


f) Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks in senior secondary or its equivalent and appearing or passed final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.  

Number of attempts

Candidates can apply as many times as they wish. Even they have qualified the exam, they can appear for CTET to improve their previous score. 

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan

CTET Application Form

Interested candidates can fill the online application of CTET till August 27 while the payment of fee can be made till August 30. Candidates must be careful while entering the basic details because any misleading information will lead to cancellation of candidature. Before candidates start filling the CTET application form 2018, they must keep the following documents ready with themselves -  a valid email ID and phone number, certificate/marksheet of class 10th, scanned signature and photograph to upload and bank account details to pay the online fee. The application procedure includes the following steps – registration, entering of personal details, uploading of scanned photograph and signature, payment of fee and finally taking a printout of CTET application form 2018. The application fee for CTET application is given below:

Application fee                                                                                                                                  

CategoryPaper -  I Paper – II    Paper – I and II  
General/OBCRs. 700

Rs. 700

Rs. 1200
Differently abled person/SC/ST/ Rs. 350Rs. 350  Rs. 600

CTET 2018 Preparation Tips

CTET Preparation Tips

All the candidates who wish to appear for CTET must go through the exam pattern and syllabus for better preparation. This competition exam is quite tough so candidates have to prepare in advance so to develop good command over the fundamentals of paper selected. Some important tips for preparation of CTET are :

  • Candidates must solve previous years' question papers. This will help them in knowing the exam well and also help them to finish the exam in the given time.
  • They must start preparation with the easiest portion. Also, they should divide their time equally between all the sections. 
  • Do not start any new topic at the last moment. That will only create confusion.
  • Make a proper routine and follow that strictly. 
  • In the end, stay confident and positive. 

CTET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CTET 2018 will help candidates in knowing the mode of the exam, sectional division, time duration and marking scheme. It is important for the candidates to know about the CTET exam pattern 2018 for better understanding. There are two papers for CTET – paper – I and paper – II.  Both the papers will carry 150 marks and have multiple choice questions. The CTET exam will be conducted in offline mode and there will be no negative marking for incorrect responses. The exam duration of each paper of CTET exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

CTET Paper I

                                                                                                                                                                          CTET Exam Pattern - Paper - I (Primary Stage)                                                                                                                         


S No.




Number of Questions


Number  of Marks




Language I (compulsory)








Language II (compulsory)








Child Development and Pedagogy








Environmental Studies























  CTET Exam Pattern - Paper - II (Elementary Stage)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

S No.        Sections        Number            of Questions        Number            of Marks        
1.        Language I (compulsory)        30        30        
2.        Language II (compulsory)        30        30        
3.        Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)        30        30        
4.        Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks             (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)        60        60        
5.        Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks (for             Mathematics and Science teacher only)        60        60        
           Total      150        150                     

CTET Admit Card 

The admit card of CTET will be released by CBSE tentatively in the last week of November for paper – I and paper – II in online mode on the official website. They have to download the admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth/password. Candidates must know that admit card will not be sent via post.  CTET Admit card 2018 will have details such as name, the timing of the exam, the address of the exam centre, category and exam related guidelines. Candidates are advised to check the CTET admit card details and if any mistakes are found they can contact the authority for necessary modification. 

CTET 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu Daman
Delhi Central Delhi
East Delhi
North Delhi
South Delhi
West Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Ernakulam
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Uttar Pradesh Agra
West Bengal Durgapur

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card
  • Driving Licence

CTET Result

The result of CTET 2018 is expected to be declared in January 2019 in online mode. Candidates can check their result by entering their registration number and date of birth/password. The CTET result 2018 will have details such as name, roll number, and marks. Candidates have to qualify both the papers if they want to become a teacher for both the levels (Class - I to V and VI to VIII). Candidates qualifying the exam will be eligible to apply in private schools, Central Government schools, or schools under control of government/local bodies. The result of CTET is valid for 7 years from the date of issuance. 

CTET Answer Key

CTET Answer key 2018 is released a few days after the exam has been conducted. Answer key will help candidates to know how many correct answers they have answered in the exam. They can also get an idea about the marks that they can secure based on the correct and incorrect responses. Not only the official website but some of the coaching institutes also releases the answer key for CTET. There will be an answer key for all the sets provided during the exam. Select the set that was given to you and download it to analyse your performance in the exam.  

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