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CTET 2023 Exam

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About CTET Exam

CTET Notification 2023 Out: CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a national-level examination conducted by CBSE to determine the eligibility of candidates for teaching positions in schools across India. It is held twice a year, usually in the months of July and December. The CTET Notification 2023 has been released by Central Teacher Eligibility Test-July 2023 on 27th April 2023 on its official website. Candidates who are interested in appearing for the exam can apply on the official CTET website (www.ctet.nic.in). The registration link has been activated from 27th April to 26th May 2023. For complete details regarding the CTET Notification, go through the article .


CTET Exam Date

CTET Notification 2023 has been released announcing the registration dates and tentative CTET exam dates on the official website on 27th April 2023. The CTET 2023  Schedule has been tabulated below.

Events Dates
CTET Notification 2023  27th April 2023
CTET Application Form 2023 Starts From  27th April 2023
Last Date to fill Online Application  26th May 2023 (11:59 pm)
Last Date for submission of fee  26th May 2023 (11:59 pm)
Final verification of payment of fee by bank  29th May 2023
Online Correction Schedule 29th May to 02nd June 2023
CTET Admit Card 2023  2 days before exam date
CTET Exam Date 2023  July to August 2023
CTET Result 2023 September 2023 (tentatively)
CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in

CTET Eligibility

CTET 2023 eligibility criteria are different for selecting candidates for the post of teacher for Classes 1 to 5 and for Classes 6 to 8. Scroll down to know the educational qualification required by the candidates for both these sections.

Educational Qualification for Classes 1-5 Teachers (Paper 1)
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and cleared or appearing in final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration). OR
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam securing a minimum of 45 per cent marks and cleared or appearing in final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration). OR
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and cleared or appearing in the final year exam of Bachelor of Elementary Education (4 years duration). OR
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent test with the minimum of 50 per cent marks and cleared or appearing in the final year exam of Diploma in Education (2 years duration). OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with a BEd degree.

Educational Qualification for Classes 6-8 Teachers (Paper 2)
  • Graduation degree and has passed or is appearing in the final year examination of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration). OR
  • Graduation degree with 50 per cent marks and has cleared or appearing in the final year exam of BEd. OR
  • Graduation degree with 40 per cent marks and has cleared or appearing in the final year exam of BEd, according to NCTE regulations. OR
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent test with the minimum of 50 per cent marks and has cleared or appearing in final year exam of 4 years duration Bachelor of Elementary Education. OR
  • Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam with 50 per cent marks and cleared or appearing in final year exam of B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A/B.Sc.Ed. OR
  • Graduation degree with 50 per cent marks and has cleared or appearing in BEd program of 1-year duration.

CTET Admit Card

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card for CTET 2022 exam.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the CTET exam

Step 2: Click on the admit card link

Step 3: Enter the following details:

  • Application number
  • Date of birth (in Day-Month-Year format)
  • Security pin as visible on the screen

Step 4: Click on Submit

Step 5: Read the given advisory and click on the checkbox at the bottom of the page

Step 6: Print the advisory if required or click on the Download Admit Card button

Step 7: Download and print the CTET hall ticket/admit card


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CTET Selection

The CTET selection process 2022 includes the following steps:

Step 1: Fill CTET application form

Aspirants need to fill their CTET application forms in the online mode on the official website of the exam. Candidates also need to pay the CTET application fee of INR 1,000 (for one paper) and INR 1,200 (for two papers).

Step 2: Download CTET admit card

Candidates can download CTET admit card from the official website of the exam. The admit card for the CTET exam contains relevant details related to the aspirant and exam. It also mentions the candidate’s test centre details as well as reporting time for the exam.

Step 3: Appear for CTET exam

Aspirants need to report at their CTET exam centres at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam. CTET exam is of two and a half hour duration. On exam day, two papers are conducted. Paper 1 needs to be given by aspirants who want to qualify for teaching Classes 1 to 5 (primary wing). Paper 2 is for candidates who want to qualify for teaching classes 6 to 8 (elementary wing).

Step 4: Check CTET result

CBSE announces CTET results on the official website of the exam. Candidates who qualify the exam get a CTET eligibility certificate. The validity of the CTET eligibility certificate has been extended from seven years to a lifetime.


CTET Syllabus

CTET 2023 Syllabus: Paper 1 Section-Wise

Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise CTET Paper 1 syllabus below:

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

In Child Development and Pedagogy section, a total of 30 MCQs are asked from the given topics:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Primary School Child)

 

• Concept of development and its relationship with learning

• Principles of the development of children

• Influence of Heredity & Environment

• Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

• Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

• Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

• Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

• Language & Thought

• Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

• School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

• Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

 

• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

• Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy

 

• How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

• Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

• Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

• Cognition & Emotions

• Motivation and learning

• Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental


CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

 

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

The Language-II will be different from Language-I. The syllabus is as follows:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

 

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

Take a look at the syllabus:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

 

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

Pedagogical Issues

 

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods

• Problems of Teaching

• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies Section

Check below the detailed syllabus for the Environmental Studies (EVS):

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

 

• Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants

• Food

• Shelter

• Water

• Travel

• Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical Issues

 

• Concept and scope of EVS

• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

• Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

• Learning Principles

• Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

• Approaches of presenting concepts

• Activities

• Experimentation/Practical Work

• Discussion

• CCE

• Teaching material/Aids

• Problems


CTET Syllabus 2022 of Paper 2: Section-Wise

Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise CTET Paper 2 syllabus below:
 

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy Section

Scroll down to know the CTET 2023 syllabus below in detail.

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Elementary School Child)

 

• Concept of development and its relationship with learning

• Principles of the development of children

• Influence of Heredity & Environment

• Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

• Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

• Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

• Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

• Language & Thought

• Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

• School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation;

• Assessing readiness levels of learners; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

 

• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

• Addressing the talented, creative, specially-abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy

 

• How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

• Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

• Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

• Cognition & Emotions

• Motivation and learning

• Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental


CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

 

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

The topics of Language-II section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

 

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

• Language Skills

• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

• Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

• Remedial Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

The topics of Mathematics section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

 

• Number System

• Knowing our Numbers

• Playing with Numbers

• Whole Numbers

• Negative Numbers and Integers

• Fractions

• Algebra

• Introduction to Algebra

• Ratio and Proportion

• Geometry

• Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

• Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)

• Symmetry: (reflection)

• Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

• Mensuration

• Data handling

Pedagogical Issues

 

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation

• Remedial Teaching

• Problem of Teaching


CTET Syllabus for Science Section

Check below the CtET syllabus for science section:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

 

• Food

• Sources of food

• Components of food

• Cleaning food

• Materials

• Materials of daily use

• The World of the Living

• Moving Things People and Ideas

• How things work

• Electric current and circuits

• Magnets

• Natural Phenomena

• Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues

 

• Nature & Structure of Sciences

• Natural Science/Aims & objectives

• Understanding & Appreciating Science

• Approaches/Integrated Approach

• Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)

• Innovation

• Text Material/Aids

• Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective

• Problems

• Remedial Teaching


​CTET Syllabus for Social Studies/ Social Sciences Section

Check below the syllabus in detail.

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

 

History

• When, Where and How

• The Earliest Societies

• The First Farmers and Herders

• The First Cities

• Early States

• New Ideas

• The First Empire

• Contacts with Distant lands

• Political Developments

• Culture and Science

• New Kings and Kingdoms

• Sultans of Delhi

• Architecture

• Creation of an Empire

• Social Change

• Regional Cultures

• The Establishment of Company Power

• Rural Life and Society

• Colonialism and Tribal Societies

• The Revolt of 1857-58

• Women and reform

• Challenging the Caste System

• The Nationalist Movement

• India After Independence

Geography

• Geography as a social study and as a science

• Planet: Earth in the solar system

• Globe

• Environment in its totality: natural and human environment

• Air

• Water

• Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication

• Resources: Types-Natural and Human

• Agriculture

Social and Political Life

• Diversity

• Government

• Local Government

• Making a Living

• Democracy

• State Government

• Understanding Media

• Unpacking Gender

• The Constitution

• Parliamentary Government

• The Judiciary

• Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues

 

• Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

• Class Room Processes, activities and discourse

• Developing Critical thinking

• Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

• Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

• Sources – Primary & Secondary

• Projects Work

• Evaluation


CTET Exam Pattern

The CTET 2023 exam will be held in two phases, namely;

Paper 1 

Paper  2

Paper 1 is for those candidates who want to become teachers for classes 1 to 5, and Paper 2 is conducted for candidates who want to become teachers for classes 6 to 8. Candidates have the option to choose one or apply for both papers. The questions in both papers will be objective Multiple Choice Questions. A minimum of 60% is required for a candidate to score and qualify for the CTET 2023 exam. Now, the CTET 2023 score is valid for life time as per the CBSE announcement. 

Particulars

CTET Paper 1 Highlights

CTET Paper 2 Highlights

Number of subjects

5

4

Subject name

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics

Environmental Studies

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

Exam duration

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

No. of questions

150

150

Type of questions

MCQs

MCQs

Total marks

150

150

Marking scheme

1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi 

English and Hindi


CTET 2023 Exam Pattern for Paper 1

consists of a total of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that candidates need to attempt in two and a half hours duration. The paper is conducted in online mode as a computer-based test. The CTET question paper contains questions from the five sections as mentioned below:

CTET Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150


CTET 2023 Exam Pattern for Paper 2

CTET Paper 2 comprises four subjects Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Paper 2 contains a total of 150 objective-type questions of 150 marks. The exam is conducted in online mode and candidates need to complete the paper in a duration of 150 minutes. CTET Question paper for Paper 2 contains questions from four sections as mentioned below: 

CTET Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

OR

Any one of the above (iv)/(v) - for teacher of any other subject

60

60

Total

150

150


CTET How to Apply

To start the career of the aspirants as govt. teacher, they need to go for the CTET apply online process for completing the registration process first. The application form will be available on the official website. Candidates must produce their own Email address and must have a Personal Phone number, which will be required for registration and sending alert messages throughout the process.

The candidate must follow the steps given below, in order to fill up the application form:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the CTET exam i.e., https://ctet.nic.in
  • Step 2: Now start filling in the required details
  • Step 3: Upload the scanned Photographs and Signature
  • Step 4: Pay the registration fees

Application Fees:

To complete the application process, candidates need to pay the application fee which is given in the below table.

Category Application Fees for Paper 1 or Paper 2 Application Fees for both Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/ OBC candidates Rs. 600 Rs. 1000
SC/ ST/ PH candidates Rs. 300 Rs. 500

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CTET Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CTET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CTET exam. The syllabus of CTET comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CTET syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CTET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CTET exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the CTET Exam?
A. To prepare for CTET exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download CTET Exam Syllabus PDF?
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