CTET 2018 Exam Dates, Notification, Syllabus & Pattern

CTET 2018

CTET 2018 Exam is being conducted to recruit candidates for Teaching Profile all across the country. CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test gives the candidate an opportunity to join central Government Schools such as NVS/KVS/Tibetan Schools etc. as a teacher. States that do not conduct TET Exam select candidates through CTET Examination.

 Let’s have a look at the complete knowledge about  CTET 2018 Exam detail



CTET 2018 Notification

Every detail regarding CTET 2018 examination is available in the official notification released by CBSE. Candidates will get to know about CTET 2018 Exam Dates, CTET Syllabus, CTET Eligibility Criteria etc. through CTET 2018 Official Notification.

CTET 2018 Exam Dates

CBSE had already released the official notification for CTET 2018. CTET Exam will be held in the on the date of  9th December 2018.

EventsDates
CTET 2018 Online Application Starts From1st August 2018
Last Date to Apply Online for CTET 201827 August 2018

CTET 2018 Application Fee

Candidates can apply for CTET 2018 Exam by logging in to the official website of CTET after the notification for the same has been released. A candidate belonging to either General or OBC category is required to pay Rs. 700/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 1200/- (if applying for both the papers). The same amount is reduced to Rs. 350/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 600/- (if applying for both the papers) for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

CTET Exam Review 


The last exam of CTET which was held on 18th September 2016 has moderate paper. The exam pattern was same as earlier. There are total 5 subjects in it:

  • Child Pedagogy & Development- This section contains questions from the topic like theories, learning etc.). In short, this section was moderate-difficult.
  • Mathematics- This section contains questions from the topic like Profit/Loss, Mensuration etc.In short, this section was moderate. 
  • Science- Similarly, this section was not as tough & was moderate as well.
  • Language - I & II- Language section was also counted as easy- moderate & contains questions from prose & comprehension part etc.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF CTET EXAM 2016

CTET Result 2016


Here, we are providing you the latest records of total no. of candidates registered, appeared & pass % of both Paper - I & II Exams.

DATE OF EXAMINATIONPAPERTOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATESNO. OF CANDIDATES APPEAREDPASS %
18.09.2016PAPER - I2,32,4421,93,00513.8
18.09.2016PAPER - II4,74,5133,86,08511.12


CTET Salary


The Pay Scale of Teachers in various states in India and Grade pay and approximate salaries are given here. Below is an estimated approximate Salaries/ Pay Scales of PGT TGT PRT teachers in India.

The salary and Pay Scale of these HTET, UPTET, PSTET, CTET etc. qualified teachers who join as PRT, TGT, PGT posts are given below.

To know the salary structure of PRT, TGT & PGT Posts

CTET Eligibility:


Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V: (Primary Stage):

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
OR
Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). 
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*. 
OR
Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage): 

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
OR
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1- year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). 
OR
Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure).
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). 
OR
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1- year B.Ed. (Special Education).

Note: 
  • Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Bachelor Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc. are provisionally admitted and their CTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid Examinations, before the declaration of CTET result.


CTET Exam Centre


While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centers for CTET Exam 2018, based on their convenience.


CTET Exam Pattern


All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET.
  • Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage: (Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): 
  • Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 MCQs - 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) - 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory)- 30 MCQs -30 Marks
  • Mathematics -30 MCQs -30 Marks
  • Environmental Studies -30 MCQs -30 Marks
Total 150, MCQs -150 Marks

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: (Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory): 
  • Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 MCQs - 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) - 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory)- 30 MCQs -30 Marks
  • Mathematics & Science- 30 MCQs each -60 Marks Or Social Studies/Social Science -60 MCQs -60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
Total 150, MCQs -150 Marks

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There is no penalty for any wrong answer.


CTET Exam 2018 Syllabus:


Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage:

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) - 15 Questions
  • 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-centered 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; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs - 5 Questions
  • 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

c) Learning and Pedagogy - 10 Questions
  • 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

II. Language I - 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension - 15 Questions
  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development - 15 Questions
  • 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

III. Language – II - 30 Questions

a) Comprehension - 15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development - 15 Questions
  • 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

IV Mathematics - 30 Questions

a) Content - 15 Questions
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

b) Pedagogical issues - 15 Questions
  • 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

V. Environmental Studies - 30 Questions

a) Content - 15 Questions

i. Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues - 15 Questions
  • 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/Aid
  • Problems

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

I. Child Development and Pedagogy-30 Questions

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)-15 Questions
  • 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-centered 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; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs-5 Questions
  • 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

c) Learning and Pedagogy-10 Questions
  • 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

II. Language - I-30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension-15 Questions
  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development-15 Questions
  • 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

III. Language – II-30 Questions

a) Comprehension-15 Questions

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development -15 Questions
  • 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

IV. (A) Mathematics and Science-60 Questions

(i) Mathematics-30 Questions

a) Content-20 Questions
  • 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

b) Pedagogical issues-10 Questions
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching

(ii) Science-30 Questions

a) Content-20 Questions

I. Food
  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
II. Materials
  • Materials of daily use
III. The World of the Living
IV. Moving Things People and Ideas
V. How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
VI. Natural Phenomena
VII. Natural Resources

b) Pedagogical issues-10 Questions
  • 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

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences-60 Questions

a) Content-40 Questions

I. 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

II. 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

III. 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

b) Pedagogical issues-20 Questions
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation 


Validity of CTET Certificate


The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be 7 years for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of attempts, a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has Qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

CTET Examination Fee

CATEGORYOnly Paper – I or IIBoth Paper- I & II
General/OBCRs.700/-Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/Differently Abled PersonRs.350/-Rs.600/-


CTET Admit Card & Call Letter


Candidates must download the CTET admit card from the official website of CTET as the hard copy of the CTET Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To log in on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available a month before the CTET Exam.


Cut- Off / Qualifying Marks and Award of CTET Certificate


The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued Marks Statement. The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate.

School Managements (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to the person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy.


CTET Exam FAQs


1) What are the number of attempts a candidate can avail for CTET?
Ans. Till now there is no limit on the number of attempts for appearing in CTET.

2) What is the validity period of CTET certificate?
Ans. As per existing guidelines framed by NCTE, the validity period is 7 years. 

3) Is there any provision for Rechecking/Re-evaluation of the OMR Answer sheet?
Ans. The machine - gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinized. No request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets will be entertained. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained. 

As we all know that CBSE releases the CTET Notification at any time. So, for your best preparation, we are providing you the online test series of CTET Exam 2018 which is based on latest exam pattern, syllabus, previous year questions for Paper - I as well as for Paper - II. It will give you the feel of real exam experience. To improve your score as well as accuracy, you must attempt this online test series fro CTET Exam 2018. This will definitely help you a lot in your CTET Exam preparation.


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