CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is conducted annually by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to select teachers for classes 1st to 5th and classes 6th to 8th, all over India. Central Govt. has made it mandatory for all CBSE schools to appoint only CTET qualified teachers. That’s why the demand for CTET is increasing every year. In 2016, around 10 lac candidates appeared for the test and the qualification rate of the Test is just 3% to 14% in the exams held so far. To know more about the exam pattern, syllabus and preparation tips read the article thoroughly.
CTET is a pen-and-paper based MCQ type national level entrance exam. Two nos of papers are there in the exam. The best thing about CTET is that negative marking is not there and it helps students to answer all the questions. CBSE conducts the exam twice in a year.
CTET Eligibility Criteria
Paper 1 (For Becoming Teacher From Classes I-V)
Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 education with at least 50% Marks and have qualified the 2 Years Diploma in the Elementary Education.
Paper 2 (For Becoming Teacher From Classes VI- VIII)
Candidates must have cleared the graduation with at least 50% Marks and have qualified the 2 Years Diploma in the Elementary Education or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
CTET Exam Pattern And Syllabus
CTET question paper only contains objective type multiple choice questions and each question carry one mark. The duration of entrance is just two and half hours. Though subjects are different for both the papers, pattern is almost same. Paper 1 has 150 questions from 5 parts namely Child Development & Pedagogy, EVS, Math and the remaining two sections from Language 1 and Language 2. Generally, Language 1 and Language 2 represents English and Hindi subjects. Paper 2 has some other subjects like Social Science, Social studies, Science etc. One need to score at least 60% marks to get qualified. To get detailed CTET syllabus you can visit India’s most trusted education portal Collegedunia.com. The site has included every single detail about CTET.
How To Prepare For CTET
CTET is quite tough as compared to other teaching exams. To get success in the exam one need to prepare early. Though several free online resources are available these days, we suggest you buy entrance books for CTET. You need to score really high if you want to join in a reputed school. Here are few tips to get sure success in upcoming CTET exams.
1. First download the CTET syllabus for free from a leading online education portal like Colledunia.com and go through it.
2. Try to collect all the previous year question papers to know the types of questions and other important topics.
3. Make a time table wisely so that you can give importance to all subjects equally.
4. If you have both time and money, you can also join offline training institutes.
5. Make your vocabulary strong by learning at least 10 new English words daily.
6. Practice, practice and practice to crack CTET in single attempt.
Once you crack the CTET exam, the score card is valid for seven years from the result announcement date. CTET 2017 exam will be held on mid February. And the result of the same will be declared on or before 2nd week of April, 2017.
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