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CTET September 2018 Online Application, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

All the CTET Aspirants, this is really a good news that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the CTET exam dates. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is going to held on 16th September 2018. CBSE will release detailed notification on 12th June 2018. CTET is being conducted about after a long time of 2 years. Earlier, the exam was being conducted twice every year, but from now onwards CTET exam will be conducted once in a year. Those skilled and keen candidates who wish to make their career in the teaching field can apply for TET via online mode of application.  CTET is necessary to be an eligible teacher for all central schools like NVS, KVS, JNV, and other CBSE Schools etc. So start preparation for CTET exam and qualify and let your dream come true.
Till now, CBSE has conducted 10 CTET Exams. This will be the 11th exam which will be conducted in 92 cities throughout India.
CTET CBSE CTET Notification news online applications

What is CTET:

This is a regular Test which is the essential qualification for any person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any schools of the Central Government (like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) as well as schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi. Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD),  Government of India has charged the responsibility to CBSE, Delhi to conduct the Examination.

CTET 2018 Overview:

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) September 2018- Notification & News, Online Application, Important Dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Name of TestCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting AuthorityCentral Board of School Education (CBSE)
Availability22 June 2018
EligibilityUG/PG + D.Ed./B.Ed
Exam Dates16 September 2018
  • Paper 1 (PRT)
  • Paper 2 ( TGT)
Download Notification
Apply Online Now

Eligibility Criteria:

Those applicants who wish to apply should meet the following eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. There will be two levels of the Exam:
  1. Level I-Primary Level Teachers (Class 1st to 5th)
  2. Level II- Junior Level Teachers (Class 6 to 8 )

Educational Qualifications: 

For Level I PRT (Class I-V)For Level II TGT (Class VI-VIII)
Candidates wish to teach the Class 1st to 5th should have Intermediate (Class 12th) Qualified with well n good marks plus have two years Diploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed.) or BSTC.


Junior Level Teachers: Candidates wish to be the teacher of class 5th to 8th, should have Graduation Degree from any recognised University plus two years Diploma in Elementary Education or B.Ed.


How to Apply Online:

  1. Open the CTET or CBSE official website i.e. or
  2. Click on Button label with “Apply Online for CTET 2018
  3. Read the instructions and then fill the application form carefully with correct details, then click Preview.
  4. Recheck all filled detail and submit for final registration.
  5. Print or save the system generated Registration Number and Password.
  6. Upload your scanned passport sized photograph and signature in required format and size, submit.
  7. Now, pay the application fee through either offline (Challan/Bank deposit) or online mode (Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbanking)
  8. Take the printout of “Confirmation Page” for the record and keep it for their future reference. 
  9. There is no need to be sent to CTET Unit. 

Click Here to Apply Online

Examination and Application Fee:
CATEGORYOnly Paper – I or IIBoth Paper – I & II
For General & OBCRs.600/-Rs.1000/-
SC& ST & Differently Abled PersonRs.300/-Rs.500/-

Important Dates:

Date of Examination16 September 2018 (Sunday)
Start of On-line application through CTET website www.ctet.nic.in22 June 2018
Last Date for submission of CTET online application form19 July 2018 (Thursday) up to 05:00 PM
Last Date for submission of fee through       E-challan or Debit/Credit Card21 July 2018 (Saturday) before 03:30 PM
Final status of Candidates-Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received24 July 2018
Online Corrections in Particulars26 July to 31 July 2018
Download Admit Card20 August 2018
Centre of ExaminationAs shown on the Admit Card
Declaration of result Within 6 weeks from the exam date


Time Schedule


Paper II

Paper I

Date of Examination16 September 201816 September 2018
Entry in the Examination Centre8:00 AM12:30 PM
Checking of Admit Cards09: 00 AM to 09:15 AM01:30 PM to 01:45PM
Distribution of Test Booklet09:15 AM01:45 PM
Seal of the Test Booklet To be Broken/Opened to take out the Answer Sheet09:25 AM01:55 PM
Last Entry in the Examination Centre09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test Commences09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test Concludes12:00 PM04:30 PM


CTET News: 

  • 2 June 2018:  CBSE CTET will be conducted on 16th September 2018. The online application will be started on 22nd June.

Selection Process & Conditions:

Selection Process:  Eligible Candidates for Teacher Jobs will be selected by marks obtained in Written Test.
Validity Period of TET Certificate:
  1. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certification will be valid for seven years. The validity will be count from the all categories result from declaration date.
  2. No any restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a TET Certificate.
  3. An individual who has qualified TET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Books:

PaperQuestions PatternSyllabus
I150 MCQs which carry
150 marks
  • Child development and pedagogy
  • Language I (compulsory)
  • Language II (compulsory)
  • Mathematics and environmental studies.
II150 MCQs which carry
150 marks
  • Child development and pedagogy (compulsory)
  • Language I (compulsory)
  • Language II (compulsory)
  • Mathematics and science (it’s for maths & science teacher)
    Social studies/Social science (it’s for social studies/social science teacher)

Exam Pattern for Paper 1

Sr. No.SubjectNumber of questionMarks
1Child development & Pedagogy3030
3Language – 13030
4Language – 23030
5Environmental Studies3030

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

Sr. No.SubjectsNumber of QuestionMarks
1Child development & Pedagogy3030
2Language – 13030
3Language – 23030
4Science & Mathematics OR Social Science6060


Candidates must have prepared for the syllabus on which the question papers will be set. Candidates can check the subject-wise complete syllabus for CTET Exam syllabus in the table given below:

Sr. No.SubjectSyllabus
1.Social ScienceClick Here
2.ScienceClick Here
3.MathematicsClick Here


There are many books available online as well as offline. Choosing best book for you is a difficult task. So we have prepared a list of best books which will help you for your CTET exam preparation.

Admit Card:

All the candidates who applied for Central TET, for those admit card will be open on the official website. Candidates can download it before one month from the date of examination. There is no entry without admit card in the examination hall. Admit Card bears all the basic details of the candidate like name, father’s name, Roll Number, Centre name & centre code with photo and sign on it. If any candidate has the problem in downloading admit card or in the case of any discrepancy, the candidate can contact the officials of the exam conducting authority.

Candidates must have downloaded Admit Card and ID Proof such as Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Driving License (DL), PAN Card, Passport, Ration Card etc. at the time of examination.

Click Here to Download Admit Card

CTET 2018 Results

The CTET result will be declared tentatively within 2-3 months from the date of examination. To be qualified, candidates must have marks percentages above the 60%. Eligible and qualified aspirant will be called for document verification and then after documents verification, the certificate will be issued. 

Click Here to Check Results

Contact Information:

If you have any question or query, you can ask official team:

Central Board of Secondary Education,

Central Teacher Eligiblity Test Unit,

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

Patparganj, Delhi-110092

Ph. No. :011-22235774, 22247176

Fax : 011-22235775

[email protected]


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