CTET 2024: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Books

Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET Exam) notification 2024 has not been released yet.

What is CTET?

CTET  is a national-level examination and is conducted by CBSE every year.

This exam gives the opportunity to all the candidates to join Central Government Schools. All eligible candidates may apply from the official website. The paper is held in two parts; paper 1 and paper 2. The CTET Paper 1 is for candidates who wish to teach students of classes 1-5 and Paper 2 is for those who wish to teach classes 6-8. Moreover, candidates who wish to teach all the classes from 1-8 need to appear in both exams.

In this article, we will discuss the Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, and Books for CTET 2024.


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CTET Important Highlights 2024

Examination Name CTET 2024
Organized by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Mode Online
Apply Mode Online
Official Website ctet.nic.in

The notification for the CTET Exam is expected to be announced in April 2024. The exam is conducted in online mode. CTET online application form will be released on the official website.

CTET Important Dates

CTET notification has not been released yet. Candidates can fill out the online application form as soon as the authorities announce the exam schedule. Here are the CTET exam dates:

Events Dates
CTET Notification April 2024
CTET Online Registration Starts From To be notified
Last Date to fill out Application Form To be notified
Last Date for submitting the fee To be notified
Application Correction Starts To be notified
Availability of Admit Card To be notified
Tentative Exam Date To be notified
CTET Result Date To be notified
CTET Answer Key release date To be notified
CTET Certificates Dispatch To be notified

CTET Application Form

Candidates can visit the official website of CTET. The CTET application form can be filled out only in online mode. In the previous years, the examination was held in pen and paper mode, but CBSE changed its pattern last year. Now, the exam is conducted online.

CTET Application Fee

General / OBC For Paper- I or II: Rs 600/-

For Both Paper- I & II: Rs 1,000/-

ST/SC/PWD For Paper- I or II: Rs 300/-

For Both Paper- I & II: Rs 500/-

CTET Application Form: Highlights

  • Candidates can pay the application fee in the online mode only.
  • There is an option to pay the CTET Application Fee through a Credit/Debit Card or by internet banking.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.

CTET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are appearing in the exam must fulfill the CTET eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are different for classes 1st to 5th and for 5th to 8th. We have tabulated the information below, take a look:

For Class I-V (any) For class VI-VIII (any)
Must have completed class 12th with at least 50% marks or should have cleared or appeared in final year diploma of education.


Must have at least 50% in 12th or cleared or appearing in the final year of diploma in elementary education as per the NCTE Regulations 2002.


50% in 12th + appearing or appeared for 4-year graduate degree


50% in 12th + appeared or appearing in final year exam of diploma of education (2 years).


Bachelor’s Degree + appeared/Appearing in the final year of Education

Graduation degree + passed or appearing in final year exam of (2 years) diploma elementary education


Graduation degree with 50% at least + passed or appearing in the final year of bachelor’s of education


Graduation with 40% + cleared or appearing in final exam of bachelor’s of education according to NCTE education


12th class with 50% + cleared or appearing in final year exam of A.Ed/B.sc.Ed/B.A.Ed


Graduation degree with 50% + cleared or appearing in 1-year B.ed program

CTET Exam Pattern

CTET Exam Pattern includes the number of questions, types of questions, marking scheme, and more. The exam will be conducted in 2 phases:

  • Paper-I
  • Paper-II

Paper-I is conducted for those candidates who appear to become a teacher from class 1st to class 5th, and Paper-II is conducted for candidates who wish to teach students from class 5th to class 8th. Candidates can also apply for both papers.

Both papers are conducted in the MCQ(Multiple Choice) type. Candidates must secure a minimum of 60% to qualify for the exam.

CTET Exam Pattern: Paper-I

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Language I  (compulsory) 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET Exam Pattern: Paper-II

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Social Science/Mathematics & Science 60 60
Total 150 150

CTET Admit Card

CTET Admit Card will be released before 10 to 15 days of the examination. The authority will release the admit card on the official website. Candidates can download it only in the online mode. Both admit cards for Paper-I and for Paper-II will be released separately.

Details on the admit card

  1. Name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Gender
  4. Roll number
  5. Category
  6. Photograph
  7. Signature
  8. Exam date
  9. Exam time
  10. Reporting time at the centre
  11. Exam centre address
  12. Exam day guidelines

CTET Result

CTET Result will be declared after 1 to 2 months of the conduction of the examination. The CBSE will release the result of the exam. Candidates can check their results by entering the Roll No. and Date of Birth(DOB).

CTET Preparation Tips

  • Make an efficient study plan.
  • Students must give equal weightage to all the subjects and prepare for them as per your prepared timetable.
  • Select credible and authentic study material. To get detailed information, learn more about the best CTET books available.
  • During preparation, never ignore your health. Always remember, a body is only productive when healthy.
  • Make sure you revise every topic thoroughly and prepare well by revising time and again.


CTET is a competitive exam to start or switch your career as a government teacher. Thousand of candidates prepare for this exam every year in order to get a secured job.

This article imparts knowledge based on every detail regarding the CTET examination. We hope that your queries are clear by now.

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