CTET 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the competent authority CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). The notification regarding CTET 2023 will be released on the official website soon. Candidates who are interested to make their career in teaching must check this full article to gather all the important details regarding CTET.

CTET 2023 Exam Schedule

July Session:

Online Application Form December 2022
Last date to submit Application Form January 2023
Last date for submission of fees January 2023
Issuance of Admit card June 2023
Exam Date July 2023
Declaration of Result August 2024

December Session:

Notification release date To be Announced
Online application starting date To be Announced
Online application submission date To be Announced
The last date to submit the fee To be Announced
Online corrections in details To be Announced
Availability of admit card To be Announced
Exam Date To be Announced
Announcement of outcome To be Announced
Dispatch of CTET certificate/ marks To be Announced

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:

The authorities have not set any age limit for the candidates to appear for test.

For Primary Level (Class I to V)

Candidates should have passed senior secondary (12th) or its equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate or pursuing the final year of a two-year diploma course in elementary education.

For Elementary Level (Class VI to VIII)

Applicants must have done graduation or pursuing the final year of a 2-year diploma in elementary education. It is necessary to have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

CTET 2023 Application Form

  • The application form will be available in the month of February 2023 on the official web portal of CBSE.
  • Candidates are advised to submit the application form before the last date.
  • Candidates have to visit the official website i.e. www.ctet.nic.in. to fill the application form.
  • Click on the “Apply Online” link to start the application process.
  • Firstly, read all the instructions carefully and then click on the link -“Proceed to Apply Online”
  • After that fill the entire application form and provide each and every detail required in the application form.
  • The applicants are required to fill the application form completely and correctly.
  • Candidates must not leave any field blank.
  • Candidates also need to upload a scanned passport size photograph and signature according to the mentioned specifications in the application form.
  • Applicants will have to make payment of the required application fee in order to complete the application process.
  • Submit the application form and do not forget to take its printout for future use.

Application fee

  • Candidates belonging to the General/OBC (NCL) category will have to pay Rs.2200 for both the papers (papers 1 and 2).
  • SC/ST/PH candidates will be required to pay Rs.1100 for both the papers (papers 1 and 2).
  • The application fee can be paid using debit/credit card, e-Challan (electronic), and net banking.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.

Exam Pattern

The exam will consist of objective-type based questions. It will have 2 papers in total.

  • The duration will be of 2.30 hours for both the papers (paper 1 and 2)
  • Paper 1 and 2 will have a total number of 150 questions.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct response.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.

Paper -1 Primary Level

Subjects No. of questions Maximum marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper- 2 Elementary Level

Subjects No. of questions Maximum marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2

Science and Mathematics (for science and mathematics teacher)

30 30
Social studies (for social studies teacher) 60 60
Total 150 150

Exam Syllabus

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Motivation and learning, addressing learners from diverse backgrounds, Heredity, and environment, Principles of children development, Language and thought, etc.
  • Language: Grammar, Reading unseen passages, inference, Pedagogy of Language Development, Language comprehension, Learning and acquisition, Remedial Teaching, etc.
  • Mathematics: Series, Geometry, Volume, Time & Work, Division, Language of mathematics, Community Mathematics, Patterns and Problems of Teaching, Data handling, etc.
  • Environmental Studies: Travel, scope & significance of EVS, Water, food, shelter, Family and Friends, Learning Principles, Concept, etc.
  • Science: Materials, Food, Natural resources, Problems, Innovation, Understanding & Appreciating Science etc.
  • Social Studies/ Social Sciences: Social and Political Life, Geography, History, Concept and nature of social science, Pedagogical issues, etc.

Exam Centres

  • Lakhimpur
  • Nagaon
  • Begusarai
  • Gopalganj
  • Purnia
  • Rohtas
  • Saharsa
  • Saran
  • Bhilai/ Durg
  • Bilaspur
  • Hazaribagh
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ludhiana
  • Ambedkar Nagar
  • Bijnor
  • Bulandshahr
  • Deoria
  • Gonda
  • Mainpuri
  • Pratapgarh
  • Shahjahanpur
  • Sitapur
  • Udham Singh Nagar

CTET 2023 FAQs

Question: What is the online registration date of CTET?

Ans. The online application process will begin in the month of February 2023.

Question: Who conducts CTET?

Ans. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible for conducting and organizing CTET.

Question: What is the official website of CBSE?

Ans. The only authorized website of CBSE is www.cbse.nic.in.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CTET?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the CTET examination.

Question: What is the application fee for SC/ST category students to apply for CTET 2023?

Ans. The SC/ST category students will have to pay INR 1100/- for papers 1 and 2 as their application fee.

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