The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a mandatory exam for aspiring teachers who want to teach in government schools in India. The CBSE conducts the CTET twice a year, in January and July.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the CTET Exam Date for January 2024. The exam will be held on January 21, 2024, in two shifts at 135 designated centers across the country.
The online application form for the CTET January 2024 exam was available from November 3, 2023, to November 23, 2023. The last date for making the payment of the CTET application fee was November 23, 2023, up to 11:59 PM.
To be eligible to apply for the CTET, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
- Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in the graduation examination.
- Candidates must have studied English as a subject in their qualifying examination (either at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level).
The CTET is a two-paper exam. Paper 1 is for Primary Teachers (Classes 1-5), and Paper 2 is for Upper Primary Teachers (Classes 6-8). Each paper is of three hours duration and contains 150 questions. The questions are of objective type and are based on the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE.
The syllabus for the CTET is based on the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005. Paper 1 covers Child Development and Pedagogy, Language and English, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics. The syllabus for Paper 2 covers Child Development and Pedagogy, Language and English, Mathematics, and a subject chosen by the candidate.
Here are the important dates for the CTET January 2024 exam:
- Online application form submission: November 3, 2023, to November 23, 2023
- Last date for making payment of application fee: November 23, 2023, up to 11:59 PM
- Exam date: January 21, 2024
- Release of result: February 24, 2024
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How to Apply
Candidates can apply for the CTET online through the official website of the CBSE:
The admit cards for the CTET January 2024 exam will be available online from December 22, 2023.
The CTET is a competitive exam, and candidates need to prepare well to succeed. By following the preparation tips given above, candidates can increase their chances of success in the CTET exam.