CTET 2023: Application Form, Registration Process, Exam Date, Fees & Eligibility

CTET Entrance Exam

The CTET test was given between December 28, 2022, and February 7, 2023. The objection period ended on February 17, 2023, and the CTET provisional answer key for 2022–23 was published on February 14, 2023. The date that CBSE will release the results and official answer key has not yet been announced, but according to media reports, the CTET result for the academic year 2022–2023 will likely be made public in March 2023.

CBSE offers an Eligibility Certificate via CTET to all those aspirants who want to make their career in teaching jobs in State Government, Central Government, and other Government schools in India.

What is CTET?

CTET is a Central Teacher Eligibility Test that is organized by the CBSE. According to the CTET official announcement, the CTET 2023 Application form commenced in September 2021. The application form is available on the CTET official website, ctet.nic.in.

The aspirants can submit their application form on the CTET official website. Here, you will get all the updates about CTET and can utilize this information to fill in the application form.

CTET 2023 Highlights

Name of ExamCentral Teacher Eligibility Test- CTET
Organizing BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education- CBSE
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Duration of Exam150 minutes
LanguageBilingual-English and Hindi
Age limitMinimum 17 years
Educational Qualification50% in Senior Secondary with a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
Official Websitehttps://ctet.nic.in/

Method of Submission of CTET Online Application Form

  • Step 1: The candidates must Log on to the CTET official website i.e https://ctet.nic.in.
  • Step 2: After that, click on the “Apply online” option and open it.
  • Step 3: Fill out the details in the Online Application Form And write down your Application No/Registration No.
  • Step 4: Upload all the scanned copies of your signature and photograph.
  • Step 5: You need to pay the Examination fee via debit/credit card or by e-challan.
  • Step 6: Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

CTET Registration Process

  1. Authentication Form: You must fill out your mandatory details like State, Identification type, Candidate’s Name, Gender and Date of Birth.
  2. Fill the Application Form: Fill out your details and complete the form, submit it. After submission, an Application Number/Registration Number will be generated on the screen. The Registration Number will help you to log in, choose your password accordingly. And, do not share your password with anyone.
  3. Upload the Scanned Photograph, Images.
    • Upload the scanned copy of your signature and photograph.
    • You must upload the scanned images in JPEG/JPG format.
    • 10 to 100 KB is the perfect size for a scanned photograph.
    • 3.5cm (width) to 4cm (height) is the mandatory image dimension.
    • 3 to 30KB is the perfect size of the scanned signature.
  4. Examination fees
    CATEGORY Only Paper I or 11 Both Paper – 1 & 11
    General/OBC (NCL) Rs 1000/- Rs 1200/-
    SC/ST/Diff.Abled Person Rs 500/- Rs 600/-
  5. Download the Confirmation Page: You must download the printout of the application form and keep it with you as a reference.

The schedule of the December 2022 CTET exam

Dates of ExaminationShiftTimingDuration
December 2022 TO  January 2023 SHIFT- I09.30 AM TO 12.00 NOON – Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode only 2.30 HOURS
SHIFT- II02.30 PM TO 05.00 PM – Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode only2.30 HOURS

CTET Paper I and Paper II Details:

Paper IPrimary Stage (I to V Classes) (All Compulsory)

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy  – 30 MCQs      30 Marks
  2. Language 1                                       – 30 MCQs      30 Marks
  3. Language 11                                     –  30 MCQs           30 Marks
  4. Mathematics                                     – 30 MCQs           30 Marks
  5. Environmental Studies                      – 30 MCQs           30 Marks

Total                                  – 150 MCQs         150 Marks

Paper IIElementary Stage (V1 to VIII Classes) : (All Compulsory)

  1. Child Development & Pedagogy            30 MCQs            30 Marks
  2. Language 1 ( compulsory)                       30MCQs            30 Marks
  3. Language 11 ( compulsory)                     30 MCQs           30 Marks
  4. Mathematics and Science                        60 MCQs            60 Marks
  5. Social Studies / Social Science              60 MCQs            60 Marks

              Total                                           150MCQs            150 Marks

Language Options

The candidates have a choice to opt for any two languages given in the table

English Hindi Sanskrit
Urdu Gujarati Punjabi
Bengali Tamil Telugu
Malayalam Oriya Manipuri
Assamese Khasi Kannada
Mizo Garo Nepali and Tibetan

CTET December 2023 Educational Qualifications for the applicants:

For Primary Classes Teachers ( paper 1)

The candidates must clear their diploma in elementary education with 50 % marks
The candidates must have cleared their 12th class with 45% or appearing on the NCTE Diploma (in elementary education).
The candidates cleared their 12th with 50% marks or have taken admission in the B.EI.Ed course (last year)
The candidates cleared their 12th with 50% marks or appearing in the last year of diploma in Education for Special Education only.
The candidate must have their Graduation degree with the B.Ed course.

For Secondary Classes ( Class 5th to 8th)

The candidate must be a graduate, passed, or appearing in the Diploma in Elementary Education.
A graduate or must have participated in the B.Ed course.
A graduate with 45% marks and 1 year B.Ed
12th pass with 50% marks and participating in 4 years of B.EI.Ed.
The candidate must have done graduation with 50% marks and 1-year B.Ed in Special Education.

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