CTET 2019: Important Dates, Pattern, Exam Center, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit CardCTET or the Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is a body of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). It is a national level entrance test which will be held for candidates willing to join schools with primary and elementary (classes I to VIII) teaching jobs in institutes which are under the control of the Centre such as KVS, NVS, Tibetian schools and various other schools which are willing to accept the CTET scores.

How to fill CTET 2019 Application Form?

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET 2019 examination must star off the application process by registering themselves through the official website – https://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/Home.aspx.

Candidates will have to go through the given instructions carefully when filling up the application form. All sections marked with an asterisk or marked as mandatory will have to be filled in. After filling in the application form complete with the uploading of necessary documents (if required), candidates will have to pay the application fee. This can be done both online (debit/credit card or net banking) as well as offline (e-challan through HDFC or Syndicate Bank).

The application fee is Rs. 600 (if they wish to appear for either paper I or paper II) for both General and OBC candidates and Rs. 1000 (if they wish to appear for both paper I and II). For reserved category candidates, they will have to pay Rs. 300 (for either paper I or II) and Rs. 500 (for both paper I and II).

CTET 2019 Rules and Regulations:

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET 2019 examination must keep in mind certain rules and regulations as mentioned below

  • If any candidate is found using unfair means in the examination center – (as are mentioned in the Unfair Means Section in the official notification which will be released by the official website) then his or candidature will stand canceled and the candidate will be booked for a criminal offense.
  • Candidates will have to carry a valid ID proof along with the admit card when going to the examination center. If a candidate forgets to bring their admit card or a valid ID proof then he or she will be debarred from appearing for the examination.
  • The OMR sheet which will be attached along with the answer booklet of the CTET entrance test will have two parts – Side I and Side II. Both side I and side II can be filled with either a black or blue ball point pen only. After filling up the OMR sheet, they will have to follow the instructions of the invigilator and tear the seal of the sheet.
  • Candidates can procure duplicate documents of Marks Statement of Eligibility Certificate by paying a prescribed fee through DD in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), drawn on any nationalized bank, payable in Delhi. The document will be issued within 14 days and the amount to be paid will be Rs. 200 + Rs. 35 (postal charges).

CTET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET 2019 will have to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria

For Primary Level (classes I to V)

  • Candidate must have passed with a minimum of 50% in their senior secondary (10+2) examination and should have passed/pursuing currently the final year of a two-year diploma course in Elementary Education.
  • Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum score of 50% and should have passed /appearing in the final year of a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.ElEd).
  • Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum score of 50% and should have passed/appearing in the final year of Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 45% and passed in/appearing in the final year of Elementary Education Diploma (in accordance with the NCTE – Recognition Norms and Procedure, Regulations, 2002).
  • Must have done and passed graduation/appearing in final year of the Diploma in Elementary Education.

For Elementary Level (VI to VIII)

  • Candidates must have graduated in/pursuing a final year of a two-year diploma in elementary education will be eligible for this exam.
  • Candidates must have passed in or appearing in a one-year Bachelor of Education course. The minimum score achieved should be 50%.
  • Candidate must have passed graduation with a minimum score of 45% and passed in/appearing in the final year of Elementary Education Diploma (in accordance with the NCTE – Recognition Norms and Procedure, Regulations, 2002).
  • Candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum score of 50% or appearing in a one-year B.Ed course in Special Education.
  • Candidate must have passed their 10+2 with a minimum score of 50% or may be appearing in the last year of a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education programme.
  • Candidate must have passed their 10+2 with a minimum score of 50% and should have passed in/appearing in the last year of a three-year BA/B.Sc/B.Ed.

CTET 2019 Exam Dates:

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET 2019 examination must be aware of the following dates –

(P.S. – The dates and time frame given below are tentative and subject to change.)

  • Information bulletin regarding the application process will release in the month of June 2019.
  • The online application process will begin in the first week of August 2019.
  • Last date for application of online form will be in the last week of August 2019.
  • The last date for correction of application form will be in the first week of September 2019.
  • Admit card will be available two weeks before the examination.
  • The exam will be conducted in the month of October 2019.
  • Results will be declared within six weeks from the date of examination.

CTET 2019 Exam Pattern:

CTET 2019 examination pattern will be as follows

  • The examination will be conducted in two parts – Paper I and Paper II.
  • The question paper will be bilingual (English/Hindi).
  • Each paper will be for two and a half hours.
  • The exam pattern for Paper I (classes I to V) will consist of 150 questions. The exam pattern form Paper II (classes VI to VIII) will consist of 150 questions as well.
  • The topics and marks divide for each paper will be as follows –

The paper I – Child Development and Pedagogy (30 marks), Language I (30 marks), Language II (30 marks), Mathematics (30 marks) and Environmental Studies (30 marks)

Paper II – Child Development and Pedagogy (30 marks), Language I (30 marks), Language II (30 marks), Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies/Social Science OR for any other subject from either of the two (60 marks).

  • Each question will be worth 1 mark making each paper worth 150 marks.
  • Questions will all be MCQ in nature. Options will be given from which the candidate will have to select the correct option.

CTET 2019 Exam Center:

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET 2019 examination will have to give three preferences as exam centers. Test centers will include

Agartala Agra Chandigarh
Bhatinda Ahmedabad Aizawl
Ajmer Aligarh Allahabad
Ambala Amritsar Aurangabad
Bareilly Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneshwar Bokaro Chennai
Coimbatore Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman
Dehradun Delhi Central Delhi North
Delhi South Delhi East Delhi West
Dhanbad Dubai Durgapur
Ernakulam Faridabad Ferozepur
Gangtok Ghaziabad Gorakhpur
Gurugram Guwahati Haldwani
Hamirpur Hyderabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar Jabalpur
Jaipur Jammu Jalandhar
Jodhpur Kangra Kanpur
Karnal Kavaratti Kohima
Kolkata Kota Kozhikode
Kurukshetra Lucknow Madurai
Mangalore Mathura Mohali
Moradabad Mumbai Muzzafarpur
Nagpur Nashik Noida
Panaji Panchkula Patna
Port Blair Puducherry Pune
Raebareli Raipur Ranchi
Riyadh Roorkee Saharanpur
Shillong Shimla Srinagar
Srinagar Garhwal Surat Tiruchirapalli
Trivandrum Udaipur Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayvada Visakhapatnam

CTET 2019 Admit Card:

The CTET 2019 admit card will be available for download two weeks before the admission test. Candidates will have to carry the admit card to the examination center and if they forget to take it, they will not be allowed to sit for the examination. Candidates must take an ID proof along with their admit card when going to the exam hall.

CTET 2019 Syllabus:

The CTET 2019 examination is usually released on their official website, sometime before the examination. Candidates are requested to check the site and plan their study timetable accordingly.

CTET 2019 Preparation Tips:

Candidates willing to appear for the CTET examination must keep in mind the below-mentioned preparation tips which may help them succeed in the examination –

  • Try preparing from and following good guidebooks and NCERT books.
  • Study each topic individually and invest enough time in all the subjects so that none of the topics are left behind.
  • Time yourself so that you know where you stand with regards to completing the paper with or without time in hand.
  • Practice mock tests. Mock tests are a way of analyzing the situation after you’ve prepared yourself. Solving mock tests will help you get used to the exam pattern and the types of questions you can expect in the examination.
  • Eat healthily and stay hydrated. It is very easy to fall victim to panic and fear. In order to avoid that, try staying stress-free and tension free.
  • Remember to read the rules and regulations of the exam clearly so that you don’t miss anything important.
  • Take enough rest and sleep, as they are essential in keeping a healthy and fresh mind.

Important Books for CTET 2019 Preparation:

Certain books, which a candidate can look up and read if they are willing to crack the CTET examination, are

  • Child Development & Pedagogy, Publication Name – Disha Publication
  • Mathematics Exam Goalpost, Publication Name – Wiley Publication
  • Mathematics & Pedagogy, Publication Name – Disha Publication
  • Environmental Studies, Publication Name – Wiley Publication
  • English Language, Publication Name – Pearson Publication & Author name is Geeta Sahni
  • Hindi Language, Publication Name – Arihant Publication.
  • Social Studies, Publication Name – Disha Publication

How to Check CTET Result?

Candidates willing to check their CTET result can do so by logging in to the official website.

CTET Previous Year’s Cut-Off:

Previous year’s cut-off is not usually given but then candidates will have to score a minimum of 90 in each paper out of 150 to qualify.