CTET 2023 Exam

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CTET Recruitment 2023


CTET 2023 Notification: Check Exam Dates, Salary Structure, Exam Pattern, Cut-offs etc.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test, or CTET, is a national level examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. The test is mandatory for individuals who wish to become teachers in government schools up to the secondary level. The exam is typically conducted twice a year, in February and September, and the upcoming CTET 2023 is expected to be held in the month of February. The examination is conducted in various languages, including English, Hindi, and regional languages. The exam-related notifications are usually disclosed a few months before the specified exam date, for both phases. Candidates can appear for both papers in case they wish to receive a certificate to teach classes 1-8. The admit cards are available for download on the official website a few days before the exam.

CTET 2023 Exam: Overview
Exam Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Name CTET
CTET Full Form Central Teachers Eligibility Test
Exam Level Class I-V & Class VI-VIII
Job Level State level
Application Mode Online
Application process 26th April 2023 (11:59 pm) to 26th May 2023 (11:59 pm)
Frequency of Exam Twice in a year
Exam Mode CBT (Mode Only)
CTET Official website https://ctet.nic.in/

Exam Pattern

CTET 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will be released on the official site for CTET 2023 for both phases soon. The notable details regarding the exam are mentioned below.

Particulars Details ( for papers 1 and 2)
Mode of the exam 0nline
Duration of the Examination 150 minutes for each paper
Medium of the Exam 20 languages including English and Hindi
Question type description Multiple choice questions for both papers
Total number of questions in each paper 150
Total marks for each paper 150
Marking method Each question in each paper carries one mark and there is no negative marking for both papers.X

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

The following table shows the exam pattern of CTET Paper 1 for aspirants looking forward to being teachers in Classes 1 to 5:

Topics included Total questions from the topic Marks Awarded
Child Development and pedagogy 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Language 1 (Mandatory) 30 30
Language 2 (Mandatory) 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total marks - 150

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

The CTET Paper-2 pattern may either include questions from mathematics and science or social science / social studies in addition to questions from other compulsory topics. The pattern description is shown in the following table.

Topics included Total questions from the topic Marks Awarded
Child Development and Pedagogy(Mandatory) 30 30
Language 1 (Mandatory) 30 30
Language 2(Mandatory) 30 30
Mathematics and science 60 60
Social studies (or) Social sciences 60 60
Total marks - 150

Exam Date

CTET Exam Date 2023

In the below table, the candidates must check all important dates of CTET 2023 notification:

Event Name Important Dates
CTET 2023 Notification 27th April 2023
CTET 2023 Registration Date 27th April 2023
Online Application starts Date 26th April 2023 (11:59 pm)
Last Date for Fee Payment 26th May 2023 (11:59 pm)
CTET 2023 Admit Card Release Date 2 days before exam date
CTET Exam Date 2023 July to August 2023
Release of CTET Answer Key To be announced
Last date for receipt of objections 29th May to 02nd June 2023
CTET Result To be announced

How To Apply

CTET 2023 Application Process

CTET 2023 application process can be done online by the candidate. Before applying, candidates must register on the official site and then proceed to log in with the registered id to fill out the application form. Once the candidate has filled in his/her details and educational qualifications, he/she needs to check the details thoroughly to avoid errors.

In case the aspirant wants to correct the existing details, he/she needs to submit corrections before the deadline specified in the notification bulletin. The following points should be noted and carried out by the aspirants before filling out the application form.

1. Register on the official site (www.ctet.nic.in) using a valid email id and phone number

2. Login with the registered id/registration number and credentials

3. Prepare necessary documents including a scanned photograph of file size 4KB -100KB, a scanned signature of the candidate of file size 1KB - 25KB in JPG format

4. Ensure to get a printout of the filled CTET application form for future reference

CTET 2023 Application Fee

The application fees to be paid for the test are through online mode using a debit card, credit card, or e-challan. The table below describes the different fee structures based on different categories.

Category Name Application Fees paper wise
Either paper 1 or 2 Both Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/OBC/EWS Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1200/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 500/- Rs. 600/-


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-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 the readiness levels of learners; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and 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 & Language II

    In Language I & Language II, a total of 30 MCQs are asked in each from the given topics:

    CTET Subjects/Units Topics
    Language Comprehension
  • 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)
  • 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 resources of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
  • CTET Syllabus for Mathematics

    In Mathematics,a total of 30 MCQs are asked from the given topics:

    CTET Subjects/Units Topics
  • 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
  • Cut Offs

    CTET Cut Off: Minimum Qualifying Marks

    In order to receive the CTET Certificate candidates must score minimum marks. According to previous years, trends candidates have to obtain around 90 marks out of a total of 150 in their respective papers. The expected passing percentage is given below:

    Category Name Passing Percentage Qualifying Marks
    General/ EWS Candidates 60% 90
    OBC (Other Backward Classes) 55% 82.5
    SC (Scheduled Caste) 55% 82.5
    ST (Scheduled Tribe) 55% 82.5


    CTET Vacancy 2023

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) does not declare an official vacancy for the CTET examination. However, the schools appointing teachers based on CTET qualifications release available vacancies each year. Qualified candidates can apply to be a teacher in any of such schools and proceed with the same once selected by school authorities.The public and private schools including those under the jurisdiction of States, central government, and union territories declare vacancies before or post the exam. Different posts accepting CTET qualifications comprise the Primary Teacher (PRT), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), Post Graduate Teacher (PGT), and more.

    Salary & Job Profile:

    CTET Salary Structure 2022

    The aspiring teachers interested in teaching Class 1 to 5 are required to appear for CTET Paper 1, and the aspiring teachers who are interested in teaching Class 6 to 8 are required to appear for CTET Paper 2. The pay scale enjoyed by the teachers is provided below:

    Salary Component PRT (I-V) TGT(VI-VIII)
    Pay Scale

    (As per 7th Pay Commission)
    Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- Entry Level: Rs. 9300-34800 having Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-
    Basic Pay after 7th Pay Commission Rs 35400 Rs 44900
    House Rent Allowances Rs 3240 Rs 3400
    Transport Allowances Rs 1600 Rs 1600
    Gross Salary Rs. 40240 (approx.) Rs. 49900(approx)

    Eligibility Criteria

    CTET Eligibility Criteria 2023

    Authorized eligibility terms will be notified to the candidates via the official website. The candidates must meet the defined eligibility criteria to be able to appear for the examination and obtain a teaching certificate upon selection.

    Candidates can write the exam to acquire a teaching certificate for either primary (classes 1 to 5) or upper primary (classes 6 to 8). In case the aspirant wants to be qualified to teach classes 1 to 8, he/she needs to attempt both papers. The expected CTET Eligibility criteria for 2023 are mentioned in the table below.

    Specifications Paper 1 (classes 1 to 5) Paper 2 (classes 6 to 8)
    Age limit 17 years and older 17 years and older
    Nationality Indian Indian
    Educational Qualifications

    The candidate should have obtained a Minimum of 50% marks in senior secondary or its equivalent. And should have qualified or should be appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education


    The candidate should have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in senior secondary or its correspondent. And should have qualified or should be appearing in the final year of a two-year diploma in Elementary Education as per the NCTE regulations 2023


    The candidate should have qualified senior secondary or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks and should be in or have qualified in the final year of a 4-year bachelor's degree in Elementary Education(B.EL.ED)

    The candidate should have graduated with a minimum of 50% marks. And should be appearing in or have qualified final year of 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)


    The candidate should have passed graduation and should be appearing in or have qualified the final year of a 2-year diploma in teaching


    The candidate should have graduated with a minimum of 45% marks. And should be appearing in or have qualified 1- year Bachelor of Education as per the NCTE standards and regulations


    The candidates should have qualified senior secondary or equivalent education with a minimum of 50% marks. And should have qualified for the final year of a 4-year bachelor's degree in B.Sc/B.Sc.Ed/B.A/B.A.Ed

    Limit on the No. of attempts None None
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    After qualifying the CTET, am I eligible for getting the Job ?
    Qualifying CTET would not confer a right on anyperson for Recruitment/Employment as it is only ofthe eligibility criteria for appointment.
    If I qualify CTET, will CTET unit or CBSE provide me a Job ?
    CBSE is an Examination conducting body Only . Providing job/employment does not fall under its jurisdiction
    What are the number of attempts a candidate can avail for CTET ?
    Till now there is no limit on number of attempts for appearing in CTET
    What is the validity period of CTET certificate?
    Earlier as per guidelines framed by NCTE, the validity period was 7 years but now "The Validity period of TET qualifying certificate for an appointment, unless otherwise notified by the appropriate Government, would remain valid for life. A public notice dated 21.06.2021 is also available on the CTET website i.e. https://ctet.nic.in