CTET 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

CTET 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

CTET 2023: Candidates interested in the Government jobs as school teacher need to appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET 2023). The test is conducted twice a year- in July and December. Those who wish to appear for this test will have to apply online along with a prescribed application fee. Application form for CTET July will release most probably in January and for CTET December, in September. Those who fill the required eligibility can appear for Paper I (for primary teacher) and Paper II (for elementary teacher) as per their choice.

CTET 2023 Overview

  • CTET 2023 application form is most likely to release by January 2023.
  • The eligibility certificate will be valid for the duration of 7 years only.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can appear in the test to obtain the eligibility certificate.
  • A valid mobile number and email id is mandatory to fill the online application form.
  • A correction window will be provided to the candidates to make any changes, if required, into the already submitted application form.
  • Admit card of CTET should be kept safe till the certificate is obtained successfully.
  • Any correspondence regarding the CTET 2023 can be made at the following address-

The Joint Secretary (CTET)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Unit

Central Board of Secondary Education

PS 1-2, Institutional Area, I P Extension, Patparganj

Delhi- 110 092

Phone number: 011-22235774, 22247176

Email address: [email protected]

CTET 2023 Exam Dates

The important dates related to CTET 2023 have been provide here in the table.

Events Tentative Dates
Official notificationJanuary 2023
Online registrationJanuary 2023
Last date to applyMarch 2023
Application fee payment through E-ChallanMarch 2023
Online application correctionMarch 2023
Admit cardJune 2023
Exam dateJuly 2023
Answer keyJuly 2023
ResultAugust 2023
Dispatch of certificateAugust 2023

CTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CTET 2023 are provided below as:

For Classes I-V: Primary Stage

Candidates with any of the following are eligible to apply:

  1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  2. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR
  3. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
  4. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) OR
  5. Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

For Classes VI-VIII: Elementary Stage

Candidates with any of the following are eligible to apply:

  1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  2. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR
  3. Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard OR
  4. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
  5. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed OR
  6. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education) OR

CTET 2023 Application Form

The application form the CTET 2023 will be available on the official website ctet.nic.in. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility can proceed with the filling and submission of the application form.

  • The candidates can fill the application form by providing their personal and academic information such as name, gender, date of birth, qualifying exam details, etc.
  • Applicants will also have to create a password that can be used along with the registration number for further login.
  • Choice for the center of exam and two languages for CTET paper should be clearly mentioned into the form.
  • Scanned copies of photograph and signature will also be uploaded in the application form.
  • The duly filled application form can then be submitted online along with the application fee.
  • A printout of the application form and the registration number generated after form submission should be kept by the candidates for future use.

Application fee:

  • Candidates can submit the application fee offline through Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank e-Challan.
  • Payment can be done also through online mode using net banking, credit card or debit card.
  • The application fee for candidates belonging to different categories is given below.
CategoryOnly Paper I or Paper II Both Paper I and Paper II
General and OBC candidatesRs. 700/-Rs. 1200/-
SC/ ST and PWD candidatesRs. 350/-Rs. 600/-

CTET 2023 Exam Pattern

Check below the CTET 2023 exam pattern:

  • Mode of examination: Offline (OMR sheet)
  • Medium of test: English and Hindi
  • Duration of exam: 2:30 hours (each paper)
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Total marks: 150
  • Marking scheme: Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.

Paper 1: For Classes I-V

TopicsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Paper 2: For Classes VI-VIII

TopicsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) OR6060
Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/ Social Science teacher)
Total150150

CTET 2023 Syllabus

Overview of the CTET 2023 syllabus for both paper I and paper II has been provided below.

Paper 1: For Classes I-V

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Child Development (Primary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs and Learning and Pedagogy
  • Language I: Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Language II: Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Pedagogical issues, etc
  • Environmental Studies: Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel, Things We Make and Do, Pedagogical Issues, etc

Paper 2: For Classes VI-VIII

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Child Development (Elementary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs and Learning and Pedagogy
  • Language I: Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Language II: Language Comprehension and Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Mathematics: Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Pedagogical issues, etc
  • Science: Food, Materials, The World of the Living, Moving Things People and Ideas, How things work, Pedagogical issues, etc
  • Social Studies: History, Geography, Social and Political Life and Pedagogical issues

CTET 2023 Admit Card

  • Admit card to appear in the exam will be made available on the official website of CTET.
  • Candidates should download their admit card, check for discrepancies and if any found, communicate it to the CTET unit for correction.
  • The candidates who are not able to download their admit card can also reach the CTET Unit.
  • Details of the exam center, date, time, etc will be mentioned on the admit card and the candidates should report for the exam accordingly.
  • Without the admit card and a valid identity proof, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the test.

CTET 2023 Result & Certificate

  • Result of the eligibility test will be declared through online mode and can be checked from the official website.
  • Candidates who clear the test will be eligible to obtain the CTET certificate and apply in the different Government and aided schools.
  • However, the candidates will first have to get their documents and eligibility verified at the prescribed centers.
  • The validity period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
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