Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET Eligibility 2024: Age Limit, Nationality, Educational Qualification

CTET exam 2024 will be held on July 7, 2024. Before filling the CTET application form, candidates must check the CTET eligibility. Candidates can find the CTET eligibility on the official website inside the official notification.
CTET Eligibility 2024

CTET Eligibility 2024

CTET Eligibility 2024:  CTET eligibility criteria are laid out by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). Candidates must know that the CTET eligibility criteria for papers 1 and 2 are different from one another. While the eligibility there are several factors included in it. Meanwhile, the CTET exam will be held on July 7, 2024, in around 135 cities across the country. 

There are various CTET eligibility factors including age limit, nationality and educational qualification. Candidates have to fulfil all the criteria laid by the NCTE, then only they can fill the CTET application form. Checking the CTET eligibility criteria is the first and foremost essential step for a candidate aspiring to appear for the examination. 

CTET 2024 exam is for those candidates who wish to pursue their careers as teachers. The teacher eligibility test has two paper levels. If the candidate qualifies the first level then they will be eligible to teach students of classes 1 to 5. On the other hand, a candidate qualifies the paper 2, then they will be eligible to teach students in classes 6 to 9. If in case an aspirant wishes to teach students of classes 1 to 8, then they have to appear for both papers of CTET.

CTET Eligibility 2024 

It is an essential part for candidates to check the CTET eligibility criteria before filling the CTET application form 2024. Applicants who wish to appear for the CTET exam must fulfil all the eligibility criteria laid by the NCTE. Since the CTET exam has two papers, the eligibility criteria mentioned for both of them are different from one another. 

CTET Eligibility: Factors Considered

The CTET eligibility criteria include a bunch of factors. Candidates can take a look at the following factors given below. 

  • Nationality
  • CTET Age Limit
  • CTET Education Qualification

Nationality 

The nationality of the candidate is an important parameter for CTET eligibility. The candidate should be an Indian citizen in order to appear for the CTET exam. 

CTET Age Limit 

Candidates must fall in the age bracket as prescribed by NCTE in the official notification in order to appear for the exam. Candidates should be in the age bracket as declared by the official board. 

Candidates must have a minimum age of 17 years in order to fulfil the CTET age limit criteria. The maximum age limit for taking the CTET exam is not specified in the CTET Eligibility. 

CTET Age Limit Criteria 

Minimum

Maximum

17 Years

No Limit

CTET New Eligibility Criteria 2024 

The eligibility criteria for students who are already pursuing the Teacher Training Courses (TTC) have been revised by the National Council for Teaching Education (NCTE). Candidates are advised to go through the revised CTET Eligibility 2024.

  • As per the NCTE, the students undergoing any Teacher Training Course(TTC) can be referred to as “Pursuing”. These students are further eligible to apply for the TET exam. 
  • Those candidates are also eligible to appear in the exam whose appointment was challenged
  • Candidates who have a post-graduation degree with a minimum of 55 % or other 3-year equivalent integrated B.Ed.-M.Ed are also eligible to apply. 
  • Minimum qualifications laid down in the Recruitment Rules for the teachers by the Appropriate Government where the school is situated or the Recruitment Rules for the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan or Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
  • Students should note that the CTET exam certificate does not promise students any requirements as it is just a qualifying exam for the teacher posts. 

CTET Eligibility For Paper 1 (Primary Level)

Candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1st to 5th in primary schools are required to appear for the CTET paper 1. Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria in order to appear for the exam.

Take a look at the list of CTET paper I eligibility criteria here : 

  • Candidate holding a degree of senior secondary or equivalent to it with at least 50 per cent marks and qualified for the exam in the final year of Diploma in  Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration) 

OR 

  • Aspirants having a degree of senior secondary or equivalent with a minimum of 45 per cent and passed or appearing in the final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration)

OR

  • Candidates having a senior secondary or equivalent degree with minimum marks of 50 per cent and qualified or appearing for the final year exam of  Bachelor of Elementary Education with the duration of 4 years 

OR

  • Aspirants having a degree of senior secondary or equivalent with a minimum of 50 per cent and passed or appearing in the final year exam of Diploma in  Education with the duration of 2 years 

OR 

  • Candidates having a bachelor's degree with a BEd degree

CTET Eligibility For Paper 2 (Upper Primary Level)

Candidates who wish to become eligible for teaching at the upper primary level (for classes VI to VIII) are required to appear for CTET Paper 2. It is important for candidates to meet the basic educational qualifications required to apply for paper 2. 

Take a look below at the CTET Eligibility 2024 for paper 2 here: 

  • Candidates who have a graduation degree or have qualified or appearing in the final year of the diploma exam in  Elementary Education for the duration of 2 years. 

OR

  • Aspirants who have a graduation degree with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and have qualified or appeared in the final year examination of BE.d 

OR 

  • Applicants with a graduation degree qualified with 40 per cent or appearing in the final year of BEd as per the given regulation of NCTE regulations

OR

  • candidates must have a degree of senior Secondary or its equivalent exam and have qualified for the exam with 50 per cent or appearing in the final year exam of B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A/B.Sc.Ed. 

OR

  • Candidates should have a graduation degree and have qualified for the exam or appeared in 1-year duration of the BEd program 

CTET 2024: Reservation Criteria

CTET Reservation criteria are applicable in teacher eligibility exam as per the rules and regulations laid down by the government. Candidates belonging to the General Category are required to score at least 60% in the CTET exam to qualify/become eligible

On the other hand, candidates from the reserved categories including scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), other backward class (OBC), and differently-abled get a 5% relaxation and with that, they are required to score at least 55% in the CTET 2024 exam. 

CTET Exams: Number of Attempts 

Candidates should note that there is no specific number of attempts for the candidates. Further, candidates can appear in the exam as many times as they want to until they score satisfactory marks. 

NOTE:  Those candidates who will successfully fulfill the eligibility criteria, will be eligible to fill out the CTET application form. Further, those candidates will be eligible to get their CTET admit card 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the minimum and maximum age limits of CTET?

The minimum age of a candidate should be 17 years in order to fulfil the CTET eligibility criteria. 

Can a candidate appear for CTET exam without having a degree of B.Ed. ?

Candidates must know that they should have a diploma or degree in teacher education to be eligible to appear for the CTET exam. Also, candidates should have qualified for their senior secondary or graduation as specified.

Which education body conducts CTET exam ?

The CTET examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the CTET exam is conducted in online CBT mode. 

Is there any specific number of attempts for CTET examination ?

No, the CBSE has not specified any specific number of attempts for the CTET examination. This means that the candidate can appear for the examination until they do not get their desired scores. 

How many papers does CTET exam have?

The CTET examination has two papers.While paper 1 is for those candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1 to 5, whereas paper 2 is for those candidates who wish to teach students of classes 6 to 8. 

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