CTET 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a central level examination conducted by CBSE (Central Board of secondary education). CTET exam is conducted once a year. Candidate clearing this exam is eligible to teach class I to VIII in central government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV’s), Navodaya Vidyalaya (NV’s) & other prestigious private schools . The following article guides you through the details of CTET 2019, CTET application form, exam pattern & eligibility criteria.

CTET Application form 2019

CTET 2019 application form will be released in the month of December 2018. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website of CTET.  The entire application process will be online. Check more details in the application dates section.

CTET 2019 Application Dates

The CTET exam dates are mentioned below.

CTET 2019 Events Dates
CTET 2019 application form start from 1st week December, 2018
Closing date for CTET application 4th week December, 2018
CTET online correction in Application form January, 2018
CTET 2019 admit card release date January, 2019
CTET 2019 exam date February  2019
CTET 2019 Result declaration April 2019
CTET Certificate Issue date May 2019

Note: The above mentioned CTET 2019 dates are tentative. Candidate must wait for the release of official notification.

Fee Structure :

Category              Paper 1 or Paper 2  Both Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/OBC Rs.600  Rs.1000
SC/ST/PH Rs.300  Rs.500

CTET 2019 Exam Schedule

The CTET exam is conducted for 2:30 hours, the timing is as follows:

Month Phase Exam Timing
Feb 2019 Paper 1 09a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Paper 2 02p.m. to 04:30 p.m.

CTET 2019 Eligibility criteria

Candidate must check CTET 2019 eligibility. The following criterion is to be fulfilled:

Minimum qualification to teach class I to V

Candidate must have 50% marks in 12th class and completed or pursuing 2 years diploma in elementary education

Minimum qualification to teach class VI to VIII

Passed or appearing in final year of graduation and completed or pursuing 2 years diploma in elementary education in any stream.

Age limit

The minimum age required to apply for CTET 2019 Exam is 18 years. Their is no upper age limit to apply for CTET exam.

CTET Exam Pattern

CTET exam pattern 2019 questions asked are of MCQ (multiple choice questions) type. Each question carries 1 mark each and there is no negative marking. There are two paper to clear CTET paper I is to teach Class I to V while Paper II is to teach Class VI to VIII and candidate appearing and clearing both is eligible to teach I to VIII.

CTET Pattern Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

Subjects MCQ’s Marks Duration of Examination
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 02.30 Hours
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 MCQ’s 150 Marks

CTET Pattern Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Subjects MCQ’s Marks Time
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30 02:30 Hours
 Language I ( compulsory) 30 30
  Language II ( compulsory) 30 30
(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher 60 60
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher 60 60
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b) 60 60
Total 150 MCQ’s 150 Marks

CTET Syllabus

CTET 2019 syllabus will consist of question from the following given syllabus:

Syllabus of Paper I -for classes I to V- Primary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy –15 Questions in All

a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment,
  • Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions in All 

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially able Learners

C) Learning and Pedagogy -10 Questions in All 

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children; understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning- personal & environmental

Language – 30 Questions in All 

 a) Language Comprehension – 5 Questions in All 

  • Reading unseen passages- two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions in All 

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

 Language -II – 30 Questions in All 

a) Comprehension – 15 Questions in All 

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development -15 Questions in All 

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Geometry

Note: The question paper shall be either in English or in Hindi.

CTET Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates can check the CTET previous year question papers & mock papers. Practicing previous year exam papers is must in order to crack the exam. The CTET past year papers also helps the candidates in understanding the pattern of the examination. CTET previous year exam papers will be available in this section soon.

CTET 2019 Admit Card

CTET 2019 admit card will be available from the official site. Candidates can download their admit card online in the  Month of January.

CTET 2019 Result

CTET 2019 result announcement  is done in the month of March 2019. Candidates can download their result & score card. The CTET score card & qualifying marks are required for appearing to the post of teachers in various schools across the country.

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