CTET Number of Attempts and Age Limit

CTET: An overview

CTET, also known as the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, is a national-level test conducted with the purpose to appoint teachers for class 1 to 8 students in schools across the country. This test is conducted and monitored by the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE and is generally conducted twice every year. Once a candidate gets the cut-off result in the test, they will be eligible to teach not just in their home state but to students in schools across the country, and this is the major difference between State-level TET and CTET.

In this article, we will look into the eligibility criteria for the CTET exam. Let us check the CTET age limit and various other factors that one needs to consider before applying for CTET.

CTET Exam Key Points:

  1. The test is conducted twice every year.
  2. CTET is a completely online test.
  3. CTET is conducted for a duration of two and a half hours.
  4. All the questions in the CTET exam are multiple-choice questions.
  5. Each right answer in the CTET exam carries one mark.
  6. There is no negative marking in the CTET for wrong answers or unattempted questions.
  7. The test is conducted in English/Hindi.

CTET Paper-1 and Paper-2

The CTET conducting board conducts two papers every time to onboard teaching staff. They are namely Paper-1 and Paper-2.

  1. Paper 1 is taken by candidates who wish to teach students of classes 1-5.
  2. Paper 2 is attempted by aspirants who wish to teach to students of classes 6-8.

Most of the sections in both these papers and exam pattern are almost the same, but there are a few minor differences that are mentioned below.

CTET Syllabus

Paper-1

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language-I
  3. Language-II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

Paper-2

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language-I
  3. Language-II
  4. Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

CTET Exam Pattern 

Paper-1

SubjectTotal no.of questionsNo.of marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Paper-2

SubjectTotal no.of questionsNo.of marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics and Science3030
Science and Social Studies3030
Total150150

CTET Eligibility Criteria

CTET Age Limit

As per the latest notification released by the CBSE board, there is no CTET age limit for candidates who wish to take the test. Aspirants can apply for the test as long as they fulfill all the other parameters stated by the exam conducting board. However, the minimum  CTET age limit is above 18 years for the candidates.

CTET Number of Attempts

As per the previous CTET notification released, there is no limit on the number of attempts for one candidate. The candidate can take the test any number of times as long as they are fulfilling the remaining eligibility criteria for the exam, like the CTET age limit. 

CTET Educational Criteria

Paper-1

To take the CTET Paper 1 test, a candidate must fulfill any one of the below points.

  1. A candidate must complete class 12 exams with a minimum of 50 percent marks or must be appearing for the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  2. A candidate must pass 12th class exams with a minimum of 45 percent or must be in the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  3. The candidate must pass 12th class exams with a minimum of 50 percent or must be studying the final year of a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.
  4. Candidates must be 12th pass with a minimum percentage of 50 marks or must be appearing for the final year of a two-year Diploma in Special Education.
  5. The candidate must have graduated with a minimum of 50 percent and a degree in Bachelor of Education.

Paper-2

  1. A candidate must complete graduation with a minimum of 50 percent marks or must be appearing for the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  2. A candidate must pass graduation with a minimum of 45 percent or must be studying a one-year B.Ed course.
  3. The candidate must complete graduation or in the final year of a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).
  4. Candidates must be 12th pass with a minimum percentage of 50 marks or must be appearing for the final year of a two-year Diploma in Special Education.

Nationality

Any candidate who wishes to take the test must be a citizen of India and should provide relevant documents and ID proof to prove the same.
With this, we hope you got a better understanding of the CTET, subjects, exam pattern for paper-1 and paper-2, CTET age limit, no. of attempts, eligibility criteria, etc. For more information related to the CTET and updates, continue reading our blogs at Teachmint.

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