Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET Exam 2024: Admit Card, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

CTET exam 2024 for July session was successfully conducted on July 7. The admit card for the same was released on July 5, 2024. Check details including result dates, final answer key, and passing marks here.
CTET Exam 2024

CTET Exam 2024

CTET Exam 2024: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the CTET exam 2024 for July session on July 7, 2024 in around 135 cities across the country. The application process for the examination concluded on the official CBSE CTET website - ctet.nic.in. 

The examination conducting body issued the CTET July admit card 2024 on July 5. Candidates appearing for the exam can check and download their respective hall tickets through the official website - ctet.nic.in. The CBSE CTET July city slip was released on June 24.

As per the latest reports, the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) is planning to reform the CTET exam to align it with the latest school education. More details regarding this will be shared by the authorities soon. 

The CTET final answer key for the exam will be made available along with the CTET result 2024. The final answer key may be different due to the influence of challeneges against the provisional answer key. The CTET exam is divided into two papers. While the CTET level 1 exam is for those candidates who wish to teach students of classes 1 to 5, whereas CTET level 2 is for candidates who aim to become teachers for classes 6 to 8.

CTET Exam Highlights 2024

Candidates can check the CBSE CTET exam 2024 highlights in the table below

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year 

Exam Date (July 2024 session)

July 7, 2024

Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer-Based Test)

No. of Applicants

35,55,162 (In CTET December 2021-January 2022)

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,000 for the General/ OBC
  • INR 500 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

150 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 150 marks
  • Paper-2: 150 marks

Total Questions

150 MCQs in each paper

Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

No. of Test Cities

218

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

Helpline No.

011-22235774

CTET Exam 2024  

CTET 2024 is the teacher's eligibility test which aims to determine the eligibility of students and whether they are able to teach students in various government as well as private aided schools. Further, CTET is a national-level exam which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

In order to appear for the CTET exam, candidates must first check the eligibility criteria. Candidates can find the CTET eligibility on the official webiste inside the official notification. The CTET eligibility for Paper 1 is having a degree of senior secondary along with the Diploma in Elementary Education. Further, as per the CTET eligibility for Paper 2 candidate should have a graduation degree or should have qualified or appearing in the final year of the diploma exam in  Elementary Education.

Aspiring students preparing for the CTET exam must be aware of the exam pattern & syllabus. According to the CTET exam pattern, Papers 1 and 2 each include 150 questions. Each question carries one mark, making the total CTET marks for both papers 300. Further, as per the CTET exam pattern, there is no negative marking in the exam. Aspirants can practise the CTET previous question papers to get an idea of the exam pattern and types of questions asked in the examination.  However, before practising previous year question papers candidates must complete their CTET syllabus. The syllabus for CTET 2024 is released by CBSE separately for each paper and subject. 

CTET Result 2024

CTET result 2024 will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education soon. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the results from the official website by logging in to their registered accounts using the roll number. The board will release the results for both paper I and paper II together. 

Apart from the results, CBSE will also release the CTET scorecard on the official website. Before releasing the CTET results, CBSE will release the provisional answer key. Later, candidates will be given the opportunity to raise objects. Once the objections are raised, the board will evaluate those objections and a final answer key will be prepared. CTET's final answer key will be released along with the results.

CTET Admit Card 2024

Candidates who have registered themselves for the upcoming CTET exam are now eligible to download the admit cards. Here is how candidates can download the official admit card:

Step 1: Visit the official CTET website, ctet.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the CTET admit card link on the home page

Step 3: Enter the login details including registration number, date of birth, and security pin

Step 4: The CTET admit card will be displayed on your screens

Step 5: Check all the details carefully and download the admit card

Step 6: Take a print out of the admit card

CTET Previous Year's Question Paper 

Candidates can take a look at the following CTET previous year's question papers:

Exam Papers 
CTET Paper CTET Paper 1 
CTET Paper 2 

CTET Official Notification 2024

CBSE releases an official notification every year for the CTET exam. The information bulletin consists of all the necessary information regarding the exam including eligibility criteria, application process, admit card details, and others. The CTET exam is conducted in Computer Based Mode. The CTET notification PDF will be released as an 'Information Bulletin' containing the following details:

  • Application process
  • Exam dates and schedule
  • CTET eligibility criteria
  • CTET exam pattern and syllabus 
  • CTET certificate details
  • Details on validity of CTET certificate
  • CTET exam centres list
  • Verification of eligibility
  • Certificate and mark sheet

CTET Eligibility 2024

Candidates who are preparing for the teacher eligibility exam should have the entire knowledge of CTET eligibility. The National Council for Teacher Education sets the eligibility for the candidate. The NCTE has prescribed the CTET eligibility criteria for CTET paper I and paper II which include the age limit, educational qualification, qualifying marks, and reservation norms. 

The eligibility factor for the examination depends on the following factors:

  • Nationality
  • CTET Age Limit
  • CTET Education Qualification

1. Nationality: 

Candidates who are Indian citizens can appear for the CTET exam 2024. 

2. CTET Age Limit: 

NCTE has prescribed the age limit for the CTET exam. As per the regulatory body, the minimum age limit for the exam is 18 years, whereas there is no maximum age limit for candidates to appear for the teacher eligibility test. 

3. CTET Education Qualification: 

Candidates should note that the CTET education qualification eligibility factor is different for both papers. Candidates can check the detailed article about the education qualification here.

CTET Exam Pattern 2024

Central Board of Secondary Education prescribes the CTET exam pattern. The CTET exam consists of two papers - Paper I and Paper II and the CTET exam pattern lays down the structure of both papers including the number of questions asked in the exam. Apart from that, the exam pattern also consists of information on the marking scheme. 

Both the CTET paper I and paper II consist of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). One mark is given to each question, hence the CTET exam mark is 150. The paper does not have any negative marking for any wrong or unattempted answers. 

This time CTET exam will be conducted in CBT mode, and the questions will be conceptual. 

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024  

Candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1 to 5 appear for the CTET paper I.  The paper will consist of 150 multiple-choice questions and candidates have to attempt the exam in 2.5 hours. Each question carries 1 mark, which makes paper I 150 marks. Below is the table highlighting the CTET paper I exam pattern and marking scheme : 

Section

Number of questions

Marks

Total Time

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

150 Minutes

Mathematics

30

30

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Paper II Exam Pattern

Candidates who intend to become teachers for classes 6 to 8 appear for the CTET paper II. Same as paper I, CTET paper II consists of 150 questions and each question is for one mark, which makes paper II of 150 marks. Below is the table highlighting the paper II pattern and marking scheme 2024: 

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Time 

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30





150 minutes

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Science & Mathematics OR Social Science

60

60

Total

150

150

CTET Syllabus 2024

CTET syllabus for paper I and paper II is outlined in the official notification released by CBSE. Students can make a preparation plan for the teacher eligibility exam based on the syllabus. Aspirants preparing for the exam must cover all the topics outlined in the syllabus in order to perform well. The detailed syllabus for Paper I and Paper II is given below:

CTET Paper I Syllabus

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus- 30 Questions
  • Child Development (Primary School Child): 15 Questions
  • Understanding the Idea of Inclusive Education and kids with special needs: 5 questions
  • Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions
  1. The language I Syllabus- 30 Questions
  • Language Comprehension: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

III. Language II Syllabus- 30 Questions

  • Comprehension: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions
  1. Mathematics Syllabus- 30 Questions
  • Content: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogical issues: 15 Questions
  1. Environmental Studies Syllabus- 30 Questions
  • Content: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogical Issues: 15 Questions

CTET Paper II Syllabus 

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus- 30 Questions

The topic is common in both papers 1 and 2 and it is even compulsory to attempt. Candidates will be able to cover the topic of  Child Development and the Concept of Inclusive education. 

  • Child Development (Elementary School Child): 15 Questions
  • Understanding the Idea of inclusive education and kids with special needs: 5 questions
  • Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

Language I Syllabus- 30 Questions

  • Language Comprehension: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

III. Language II Syllabus- 30 Questions

The second language examination will check the candidate's proficiency with the English language. In both Paper-I and Paper-II of the CTET, there will be 30 problems.

  • Comprehension: 15 Questions
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions
  1. (A) Mathematics and Science Syllabus- 60 Questions

The candidates can check the topics to be covered in the Mathematics and Science section. The questions of Maths should be attempted with tricks and accuracy. There will be 30 questions from Maths and 30 from Science subjects.

Mathematics: 30 Questions

  • Content: 20 Questions
  •  Pedagogical issues: 10 Questions

Science: 30 Questions

  1. a) Content: 20 Questions
  2. Social Studies/Social Sciences Syllabus- 60 Questions

In this subject, the topics are divided into two parts: One includes History, Geography, and Social & Political Life and the Second one includes Pedagogical issues. The ratio of questions will be 40:20 respectively.

  1. History
  2. Geography

Though it is challenging for anyone to fully comprehend India's terrain unless they dig deeper into it. For CTET Paper-II, CBSE has added a Geography topic, though.

III. Social and Political Life

Through this section, the candidate's knowledge about the surrounding and the topics.

  1. b) Pedagogical issues

There will be 20 questions from this section and the motive of this section will be to understand the candidate's intelligence and presence of mind for Pedagogical issues.

CTET Cut-Off 2024

CTET cut-off refers to the minimum marks scored by a candidate and it will be released by the CBSE. Candidates should note that the cut-off for the teacher eligibility exam varies for different categories. 

Both CTET papers I and II are 150 marks and candidates who belong to the general category are required to score marks equal to or more than 90, whereas OBC?SC/ST category candidates need to score 82 out of 150 marks. 

Candidates aspiring to appear for the CTET exam 2024 should make their preparation rock solid in order to clear the teacher eligibility test. The CTET admit cards are usually released 10 days before the exam and the document contains all the information about the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who conducts CTET exam ?

CTET exam is conducted by CBSE and the exam takes place in online mode which is CBT mode.

When will CTET 2024 be exam conducted ?

CTET exam 2024 for July session will be conducted on July 7, 2024. 

Is the CTET result for January 2024 session out?

Yes, the CTET January 2024 result has been released at the official website. 

What is the validity of CTET certificate ?

The validity of CTET's certificate is kept as a lifetime. This means candidates can use their CTET certificate anytime. 

How much qualifying marks do candidates require to pass the CTET exam ?

CTET minimum qualifying marks fluctuate depending on the category. To be deemed a CTET pass, general category applicants must earn a minimum of 60% or higher, whereas CTET passing scores for applicants from the OBC/SC/ST categories are 55%.

When will CTET answer key be released?

There are two types of CTET answer key 2024. The first is the provisional answer key which is released before the declaration of the result, and the final answer key which is released ahead of the result declaration. 

Where can I find CTET admit card download link?

You can look for the CTET Admit card 2024 download link on the official website of CTET. 

When will the CTET answer key be released?

The CTET answer key 2024 will be released after the conclusion of the exam. 

Where can I find CTET mock test?

You can find CTET mock test on the official website. 

When does CTET admit card get released? 

CTET admit card is released two days before the exam date. The upcoming CTET admit card is going to be released on July 5, 2024. 

Where can I find CTET syllabus 2024? 

The CTET syllabus 2024 is available on the official webiste, ctet.nic.in.

Is the CTET exam date 2024 postponed?

No, CTET exam date 2024 has not been postponed. It is scheduled to take place on January 21, 2024.

 

Is CTET city slip 2024 for July session out?

Yes, the CTET city intimation slip for July session has been released online on June 24, 2024. 

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