CTET 2024: Notification, Application Form, Date, Exam Pattern

CTET 2024: Notification, Application Form, Date, Exam Pattern

CBSE will be conducting CTET 2024 exam to assess the essential qualifications required to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in the government schools. Interested candidates can apply for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test by filling the online form.

The exam may be conducted in July 2024 (tentatively). Candidates need to ensure their eligibility status before appearing in the exam. Candidates will get a total of two hours thirty minutes to finish the paper. There will be no negative marking in CTET exam. Candidates should attempt all the questions if possible.

CTET 2024 Exam Key Highlights

  1. CBSE will not release any separate offline/printed application form for CTET 2024. Candidates can apply for the exam only via online mode.
  2. Applicants need to mention their own mobile number and email id while submitting the online application as the alerts will be sent on the registered number and email id.
  3. Candidates need not send the confirmation page of the application to the authority once they have submitted the form.
  4. No applications will be considered once the due date for the same has passed.
  5. CBSE will send the eligibility certificate to the qualified candidates by post. It will not be held responsible for the delay or non-receipt of the eligibility certificate.
  6. Candidates need to score minimum 60% marks to qualify CTET 2024 exam. They can also appear in the exam to improve their scores.

Schools where CTET eligibility is applicable

  • Central Government schools and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/ local bodies and aided schools.
  • Schools affiliated with CBSE.
  • Unaided private schools.

CTET 2024 Important dates (Tentative)

The official dates for CTET 2024 is given below-

Events July 2024 December 2024
Starting of online application form February  2024, 1st week August  2024, 3rd week
Last date to submit the form March  2024, 1st week September  2024, 3rd week
Application fee payment March  2024, 2nd week September  2024, 4th week
Application correction window March  2024 September 2024, last week
Admit card downloading July  2024, 1st week December  2024, 1st week
Exam date July  2024, 1st week December  2024, 2nd week
Result announcement August 2024 December 2024

CTET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check their eligibility status for appearing in CTET 2024 exam from the information given below-

Eligibility for primary stage (class I to V)

  • Candidates should have completed senior secondary or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of diploma in elementary education or
  • Senior secondary or its equivalent with minimum 45% marks and have passed/appearing in diploma in elementary education in accordance with NCTE or
  • Passed senior secondary or equivalent with at least 50% marks and have passed B.El.Ed or
  • Completed senior secondary exam with minimum 50% marks and have completed or appearing in the final year diploma in education (special education) or
  • Candidates should have done graduation in any discipline with at least 50% aggregate marks and have done B.Ed.

Eligibility for elementary stage (class VI to VIII)

  • Candidates should have done graduation in any discipline and passed or appearing in final year of diploma in elementary education or
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed program or
  • Graduation with minimum 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year (B.Ed) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) or
  • Senior Secondary with minimum 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) or
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed or
  • Graduation with minimum 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education) or
  • Qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE.

CTT Application form 2024

The process to apply for CTET 2024 examination is explained below-

  • Go to the CTET official website ctet.nic.in.
  • Click on the “Apply Online” link.
  • Fill in the online application form carefully and note down registration number/application no.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature.
  • Go to the payment of the application fee page and pay the fee.
  • Print the confirmation page once the form is submitted and retain it for future references.

The photos to be uploaded must be in JPG/JPEG format, the size of the scanned images should be between 10 KB and 100 KB. The information provided by the candidates must be correct as per their official records. If it is found that the candidates have given incorrect details, then they won’t be allowed to take the test and will be disqualified from the future exams also.

Application fee

Category Only paper-I or paper-II Both paper-I and II
General/OBC Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1200/-
SC/ST/Diff. abled person Rs. 500/- Rs. 600/-

Note: Payment of the application fee can be done through E-Challan, credit card, debit card and net banking. The fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

CTET 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CTET 2024 is as mentioned below-

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Language: Hindi and English
  • Marking scheme: for each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded
  • Negative marking: Not applicable

For primary stage

Subject Number of questions Maximum marks
Child development and pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II(compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30
Total 150 150

For elementary stage

Subject Number of questions Maximum marks
Child development and pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II(compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics and Science 30 30
Social studies and Social science 30 30
Total 150 150
CTET Syllabus 2024
Languages offered in the CTET 2024 exam
Languages offered in the CTET 2024 exam

CTET Syllabus 2024

The detailed syllabus for CTET examination is given below-

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Heredity & Environment, Language & Thought, Principles of children development, Motivation and learning, Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds, etc
  • Language: Reading unseen passages, Learning and acquisition, inference, grammar, Remedial Teaching, etc
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Language of Mathematics, Division, Data Handling, Community Mathematics, Problems of Teaching, etc
  • Environmental Studies: Food, Water, Travel, scope & significance of EVS, Family and Friends, Concept, Learning Principles, etc
  • Science: Science: Food, Materials, Innovation, Problems, Natural Resources, Understanding & Appreciating Science, etc
  • Social Studies/ Social Sciences: History, Concept & Nature of Social Science, Geography, Social and Political Life, etc

Best Books for CTET Exam 2024

Book Name Publication
CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class VI-VIII Arihant Publications
Success Master CTET Paper-I Class I-V Arihant Publications
CTET & STETs Paper 1 and Paper 2 both: Child Development and Pedagogy with Previous Year Papers 2011-19 Invincible Publishers
CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class 6 to 8 Arihant Publication

CTET Admit Card

  • The admit card can be downloaded from the official website i.e. ctet.nic.in.
  • Candidates need to check the details in the admit card and report the inconsistencies if any is found.
  • They must carry the printed copy of the hall ticket to the exam along with a valid ID proof.
  • In case, they do not bear the said documents, they won’t be permitted to take the exam.

Tips to prepare for CTET 2024

  • Prepare a timetable and follow the same strictly.
  • Remember, NCERTs are the best books to prepare for the CTET exam.
  • Develop a habit of creating notes. This will help you revise near the exam time.
  • Focus on understanding the concepts instead of rote learning.

CTET Result

  • Candidates can check the result of CTET online through the official website.
  • The qualification criteria for CTET are that a candidate must secure minimum 60% marks in the exam.
  • The result once published on the website will be treated as the final. No request for re-evaluation of the papers shall be entertained in this regard.
  • The mark statement will also be sent to the candidates through post at their registered address.
  • CTET result will be valid for 7 years from the date of announcement of the result.


Ques: Does qualifying CTET mean getting a job?

Ans: Please keep in your mind that CTET is just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment. You’ll have to clear further rounds as decided by the concerned authority.

Ques: Is CBSE responsible for providing me a job if I qualify CTET?

Ans: No, CBSE is just an exam conducting body, providing employment is not under its jurisdiction.

Ques: How many times can I appear in CTET exam?

Ans: There is no limit for taking the CTET exam.

Ques: What is the validity period of CTET certificate?

Ans: Your CTET certificate is valid for a period of 7 years.

Ques: Can I reappear in CTET exam if I qualified the same before?

Ans: Yes, you may!

Ques: Will it be possible to take Paper I & Paper II in different cycles?

Ans: Yes

Ques: What is the confirmation page?

Ans: The confirmation page means that your application and fee has been submitted successfully.

Ques: When CTET authority dispatch marks sheet/eligibility certificate?

Ans: It is dispatched after one month from declaration of result.

Ques: Who is eligible to get the mark sheet?

Ans: Candidates, who appeared in CTET, are eligible to get mark sheet.


16 thoughts on “CTET 2024: Notification, Application Form, Date, Exam Pattern

  1. Kya PG students CTET ke liye eligible nii h
    Mera M.com Complet h B.ED 2nd semester h
    Mai CTET July 2022 ke liye eligible hu.
    Please reply m

  2. मेरे स्नातक मे 45% है B. ed मे 60% है क्या मे ctetयोग्य हूँ

  3. Respected sir,
    Namaste.I have applied for the ctet December 2021 exam. They have found problem in my photograph and in my signature updation. I have uploaded my photograph and I think that there is no problem with my signature and also I tried to modify my signature in the form.But it never responds.Kindly guide me if any problem may come due to this signature.Today December 13 is told as the last date. Do they accept this or any thing problem may kindly guide me sir.

  4. i am appearing final year , i will give exams of my final in june 2022 and done with final year exams so, am i eligible for the test?

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