Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2021 July – Notification Soon, Check Exam Dates, Application Process

CTET 2021 July Latest Updates

The CBSE-conducted CTET 2021 July exam date notification will tentatively be announced very soon. The exam will be held in July, so the Board will “possibly” roll out the notification in June. However, you might expect a delay in the CTET July 2021 notification considering the dreadful situation the country is facing due to COVID-19. Aspiring teachers may continue to work hard and take advantage of the lockdown imposed by the government. Candidates, who appeared in the exam earlier this year (January), can visit the official website to check the CTET 2021 result.

CTET January 2021 Result

Candidates who appeared in the January session exam can visit the authorized web portal to check and view their results. The result link is still active.

  • Click here to go to the result page directly.
  • Click on the “CTET January 2021 Result” link (on the middle of the page. You need to scroll a little. Refer to the below image).CTET 2021 Result
  • This will redirect you to another page.
  • Enter your Roll Number and click on the “Submit” button.

    CTET Result Enter Roll Number

    CTET Result Enter Roll Number

  • There you go! Your CTET result will appear on the screen.

About CBSE CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)The CBSE CTET exam is administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education to determine the eligibility of a “person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for Class I to VIII”. The national-level exam is conducted twice a year – January and July and has two papers.  – Paper I and II.

  • Paper-I is conducted for aspirants who intend to be teachers for class I to class V.
  • Paper-II is conducted for candidates who intend to be teachers for class I to class V.
  • Paper I and II will be conducted for candidates who intend to be teachers for both levels – classes I to V and classes VI to VIII.

As per NCTE Notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.”

CBSE will post the eligible candidates in various government schools, such as KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc. If you meet the CTET 2021 eligibility criteria, visit the official website to submit the online application. Remember, the mode of application submission and fee payment is online. The Board doesn’t entertain any other method.

CTET July 2021 Notification PDF

CBSE will release the CTET 2021 July notification PDF on its official website. Only after the notification is out, candidates can submit applications by accessing the Central Board of Secondary Education official web portal, i.e. ctet.nic.in.

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CTET July 2021 Exam Summary

Here’s a sneak peek into the CTET 2021 exam overview.

Name of the Exam CBSE CTET
Full form Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education
Purpose To recruit candidates for appointment as teachers for Classes I to VIII
Year 2021
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Fee Payment Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Total Papers 2
Question Type MCQs
Total Mark Paper I – 150 marks

Paper II – 150 marks

Negative Marking No
Official Website Ctet.nic.in

CTET 2021 Exam Date

Wondering when CBSE is going to announce the CTET 2021 exam date? Well, it is likely to be delayed considering the grave situation India is going through due to the pandemic. However, you can take a look at the following events and their tentative dates (based on that you can continue preparation).

CTET July 2021 Events CTET July 2021 Exam Date
Release of CTET 2021 July Notification June
CTET July 2021 Application Form Date June
Last Date to Submit CTET July Application Form July
Application Fee Payment July
Application Correction Window July
Issuance of CTET 2021 Admit Card July
Exam Commencement Date July
Final CTET 2021 Answer Key September
CTET Result 2021 September

Note: The above CTET 2021 exam schedule is given for reference. It will be updated once the Central Board of Secondary Education releases the official notification.

CTET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria section is important as it talks about the people who can submit the application form and later, sit in the examination hall.

Before going ahead with the following eligibility criterion set by the Board, keep in mind that you – as a CTET teacher aspirant – must fulfil all the requirements prescribed by CBSE. Appearing in the CTET exam doesn’t imply that the person’s eligibility has been verified or he/she has been vested any right for appointment. CBSE reserves the right to cancel the candidature of a particular candidate if he/she is found to have employed in any wrong means.

As stated above, you can either apply for becoming a Teacher for Classes I to V or Classes VI to VIII or both. We will talk about the eligibility for both the stages – Primary Stage and Elementary State – separately. Let’s dive deep and understand the minimum qualifications required for becoming a Teacher in a Government school in the country.

Qualifying Examination –

  1. CTET Eligibility for Primary Stage (Classes I – V):
  • The candidates should have passed Senior Secondary or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. If the candidates have passed or are appearing in the final year of 2-year DEE (Diploma in Elementary Education), they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they must have graduated with at least 50% marks. They should also have a B.Ed degree. CBSE would also consider people who have acquired the B.Ed degree from any NCTE recognised institution. They will mandatorily undergo a 6-month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognised by NCTE, within 2 years of appointment as a primary teacher.
  • Or, the candidates must have scored 45% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. If the candidates have passed or are appearing in the final year of 2-year DEE (Diploma in Elementary Education) in accordance with NCTE Recognition Norms and procedure, Regulations, 2002, they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they should have password Senior Secondary or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. If the candidates have passed or are appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education), they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they should have password Senior Secondary or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. If the candidates have passed or are appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education), they are eligible to submit the online application.
  1. CTET Eligibility for Elementary Stage (Classes VI-VIII):
  • The candidates should have passed graduation. If they have passed or are appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education, they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they must show 50% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Candidates who passed or appearing in the final year of a 4-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they must have graduated with at least 45% marks. If passed or appearing in the final year of a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE Recognition Norms and Procedure Regulations, they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they must have graduated with at least 50% marks. If passed or appearing in the final year of a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, they must show 50% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Candidates who passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed. can submit the online application.
  • Or, they must have graduated with at least 50% marks. If passed or appearing in the final year of a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), they are eligible to submit the online application.
  • Or, those who have qualified B.Ed programme recognised by NCTE will be eligible to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test or Teacher Eligibility Test. Apart from that candidates who are pursuing any teacher education courses recognised by NCTE or RCI will be considered eligible to appear in the CTET or TET.

Age Limit

The Central Board of Secondary Education hasn’t set any age limit for the CTET 2021 exam for the July session. Any interested and eligible candidates can access the official website to submit the online application.

For more details about CTET Eligibility, visit here.

CBSE CTET 2021 Application Process

The Central Board of Secondary Education will release the CTET July 2021 notification after assessing the current COVID-19 situation. As soon as the notification will be out, candidates can visit the official website to fill in the application form online. Remember, CBSE will accept applications submitted online. Here are other details that a CTET aspirant must keep in mind –

  • Go through the official CTET Information Bulletin PDF before applying for Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
  • Make sure you meet all the prescribed eligibility criteria.
  • While filling in details, render all pertinent information and all that should be correct.
  • Don’t submit multiple applications. Doing this will cancel the candidature of the candidate.
  • Decide the mode of fee payment.
  • Keep the Confirmation Page along with the original copy of E-Challan of Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank for future reference”.

Complete Steps to Submit CTET Online Application July 2021 –

Check the steps below to submit the online application form.

#Step 1: Access the authorized web portal – ctet.nic.in.

#Step 2: Click on the link that says “Apply Online”.

#Step 3: Start submitting the details and take note of the Registration No. / Application No.

#Step 4: Next, you need to upload the digital images (signature and photograph).

#Step 5: Release the application fee via credit/ debit and net banking or by e-challan.

#Step 6: Complete the online submission of the application. Take a printout of the confirmation page for future correspondence.

CBSE CTET Exam Application Fee –

Applicants belonging to the General and OBC (NCL) categories can pay Rs. 1,000/- if applying for Paper-I or Paper-II. If applying for both, the application fee increases up to Rs 1,200/-. The mode of payment should online (credit/ debit card or net banking). You can also remit the pay payment through E-Challan (Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank).

Category of Candidates Only Paper-I or Paper-II Both Paper I & II
SC/ ST/ Differently-abled INR 500/- INR 600/-
General/ OBC (NCL) INR 1,000/- INR 1,200/-

CTET Exam Pattern 2021 (Exam Structure)

Exam pattern plays a vital role in CTET exam preparation. It helps you understand the latest exam style and how you should prepare yourself for the upcoming government exam.

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The CTET July session will have two papers – Paper I (primary teachers) and Paper-II (elementary teachers). All questions will be in MCQs, i.e. Multiple Choice Questions. You will have four (4) alternatives and you just have to choose the right one. Each correct answer would get you one (1) mark. For the negative answer, there won’t be negative marking. Take a detailed look below –

Primary Stage – Paper-I (Classes I to V)

The Primary Stage exam is conducted for Paper-I.

  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Total Subjects: Five (5)
  • Exam Duration: Two-and-a-half-hours
  • Total Questions: 150 questions
  • Total Marks: 150 marks
  • 1 Question: 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Unattemtped Questions: No Mark

Subject-wise Structure for Paper-I (All Compulsory) –

Subjects Questions Marks
Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Read More to Know the Nature and Standard of Questions

Elementary Stage – Paper-II (Classes VI to VIII)

The Elementary Stage exam is conducted for Paper-II.

  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Total Subjects: Four (4)
  • Exam Duration: Two-and-a-half-hours
  • Total Questions: 150 questions
  • Total Marks: 150 marks
  • 1 Question: 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Unattemtped Questions: No Mark

Subject-wise Structure for Paper-II (All Compulsory) –

Subjects Questions Marks
Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies

Or

Mathematics and Sciences

60 MCQs 60 Marks
60 MCQs 60 Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Read More to Know the Nature and Standard of Questions

Latest CTET Syllabus 2021

The CTET 2021 syllabus has a major role to play in your exam preparation. Half of your preparation is done if you know and understand the latest syllabus and exam pattern. As you know CBSE will administer the CTET 2021 July session exam in two papers, you must be well-equipped with good study materials for the given subjects –

Paper-I (Primary Stage) for Classes I to V Syllabus –

  • Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions):
  1. Child Development (Primary School Child) (15 Questions)
  2. Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs (5 Questions)
  3. Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
  • Language I (Compulsory) (30 Questions):
  1. Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Language II (Compulsory) (30 Questions):
  1. Comprehension (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Mathematics: (30 Questions)
  1. Content (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)
  • Environmental Studies: (30 Questions)
  1. Content (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)

Click here for the detailed Paper-I Syllabus (Primary Stage) for Classes I to V

Paper-II (Elementary Stage) for Classes VI to VIII Syllabus –

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: (30 Questions)
  1. Child Development (Elementary School Child) (15 Questions)
  2. Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs (5 Questions)
  3. Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
  • Language I (Compulsory): (30 Questions)
  1. Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Language II (Compulsory): (30 Questions)
  1. Comprehension (15 Questions)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Mathematics and Science (60 Questions):
  1. Content
  2. Pedagogical Issues
  • Environmental Studies: (60 Questions)
  • Mathematics: (30 Questions)
  1. Content (20 Questions)
  2. Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions)
  • Science: (30 Questions)
  1. Content (20 Questions)
  2. Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions)
  • Social Studies/ Social Science: (60 Questions)
  1. Content (40 Questions)
  2. Pedagogical Issues (20 Questions)

Click here for the detailed Paper-I Syllabus (Primary Stage) for Classes VI to VIII

Note: Refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks for detailed syllabus of I-VIII.

CTET 2021 July Other Important Details

CTET Exam Centres (Cities) 2021

During the online CTET July 2021 application submission, the candidates get to choose four different exam cities in order of their preference. The exam conducting authority will leave no stone unturned to allot a centre of your choice. Just in case if it fails to offer you your preferred centre, it reserves its discretion to allot any centre throughout the country. The centre once allotted by the Board cannot be changed

The Board also reserves the right to shift the examination centre at its discretion due to any specific reason and allots you other centres in other city opted as second, third or fourth choice. Take a look at the complete list of CTET examination centres.

CTET Admit Card July 2021

The Central Board of Secondary Education will issue the CTET 2021 July admit cards on its official website. After the Board issues the CTET admit card 2021 July, the candidates can check the hall tickets for any discrepancy regarding particulars such as signature, photograph, names or any other information. In case of any discrepancy in the details, they can contact CTET Unit for necessary corrections.

Remember, the admit card is a must-have possession. Without a proper CTET hall ticket, the candidates will be debarred from appearing in the exam. Here’s a rough idea of how to download the hall tickets for the CTET exam.

  • Access the authorized web portal – nic.in.
  • Look for the “Admit Card” tab and click on it.
  • If prompted, enter details like your Application Number, DOB and Security PIN.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Tick the checkbox and click on “Download Admit Card”.
  • After downloading, take a printout for future reference.

For the latest updates, you may check this space or visit ctet.nic.in.

CTET Result July 2021

The July session result will only be out after the successful completion of the CTET exam, which is already delayed due to COVID-19. Generally, the CTET result July 2021 will be declared within six (6) weeks from the date of commencement of the test. Candidates, thus, are advised to visit the official page or check this space regularly to stay updated.

How to Check CTET Result?

Once the result is available on the official CTET website, you can easily download it. To help you understand the process, let us walk you through the steps below to view your Central Teacher Eligibility Test result

  • Go to ctet.nic.in and click on the “CTET July 2021 Result” link (on the middle of the page. You need to scroll a little. Refer to the below image).
  • Enter your Roll Number and click on the “Submit” button.
  • There you go! Your CTET result will appear on the screen.

Who Gets Award of CTET Certificate and Does It Confer Employment?

After the release of the exam results, the Board will check whether a candidate has cleared the exam or not. It has a certain parameter through which a person has made it through or not comes to the fore. So, how will you know this?

As per NCTE Notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad date 11.02.2021: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.”

This clearly shows that an aspirant will have to score 60% or above to be considered as passed. Also note that it is up to school managements (local bodies, government, government-aided and unaided) to provide concessions to candidates belonging to the following categories in accordance with their extant reservation policy –

  • Physically-challenged or differently-abled
  • OBC
  • SC/ST

Merely qualifying or passing the CTET exam will not guarantee anyone for recruitment. It is only a prescribed qualifying criterion for employment.

Q: What is the validity period of the CTET certificate?

A: Candidates who make it through the exam get a CTET certificate. The certificate remains valid for seven (7) years from the date of the result declaration.

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