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    Overview of CTET: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

    CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test, which is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. The CTET exam is conducted twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for the position of teachers in primary (Classes I-V) and upper primary (Classes VI-VIII) schools.
    The CTET exam consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach classes I-V, while Paper II is for candidates who wish to teach classes VI-VIII. Candidates who want to teach classes I-VIII have to appear for both papers. The exam is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based) and consists of multiple-choice questions.
    To be eligible for the CTET exam, candidates must have a minimum qualification of a Senior Secondary or its equivalent, along with a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education or a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education degree. Candidates who have completed a two-year Diploma in Education or a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are also eligible to apply.
    CTET is an important exam for candidates who want to pursue a career in teaching and is recognized by all schools under the purview of the Central Government. Qualifying the CTET exam is mandatory for candidates who want to apply for teaching jobs in Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, and other central schools.

    What is CTET Exam?

    CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test, which is a national-level exam conducted in India by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam is designed to assess the eligibility of candidates who wish to become teachers for classes I-VIII in various Central Government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas. CTET is conducted twice a year, and it consists of two papers: Paper 1 is for those who wish to teach classes I-V, and Paper 2 is for those who wish to teach classes VI-VIII.

    Exam Pattern

    The CTET exam pattern consists of two papers:

      1. Paper I: for candidates who want to teach classes I to V
      2. Paper II: for candidates who want to teach classes VI to VIII

    Both papers consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and are conducted for a duration of 2.5 hours. The exam pattern for each paper is as follows:

    Paper I:

      • Total number of questions: 150
      • Total marks: 150
      • Subjects: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies
      • Each subject carries 30 marks

    Paper II:

      • Total number of questions: 150
      • Total marks: 150
      • Subjects: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teachers) or Social Science/Social Studies (for Social Science/Social Studies teachers)
      • Each subject carries 30 marks

    Note: Candidates who want to teach classes I to VIII need to appear for both Paper I and Paper II.

    Eligibility Criteria for CTET

    The eligibility criteria for CTET exam are as follows:

    1. For Primary Stage (Classes I-V):

      • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
      • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR
      • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
      • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* OR
      • Candidates should have a Graduation degree and passed or appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
    2. For Elementary Stage (Classes VI-VIII):

      • Candidates should have a Graduation degree and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
      • Candidates should have a Graduation degree with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR
      • Candidates should have a Graduation degree with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard OR
      • Candidates should have a Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
      • Candidates should have a Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed OR
      • Candidates should have a Graduation degree with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

    Note: Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.

    CTET Syllabus

      1. The syllabus for CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) consists of two papers:

        Paper 1:

        1. Child Development and Pedagogy
        2. Language I (compulsory)
        3. Language II (compulsory)
        4. Mathematics
        5. Environmental Studies

           

        Paper 2:

        1. Child Development and Pedagogy
        2. Language I (compulsory)
        3. Language II (compulsory)
        4. Mathematics and Science (for Maths and Science teachers) OR Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teachers)

        The detailed syllabus for each of these subjects is available on the official website of CTET.

        Candidates who want to become teachers for classes I-V need to appear for CTET Paper 1, while candidates who want to become teachers for classes VI-VIII need to appear for CTET Paper 2. Candidates who want to become teachers for classes I-VIII need to appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The eligibility criteria for both papers are the same, but the subject areas and difficulty level of the questions are different.

    Tips to Crack CTET Exam in One Attempt

    Understand the Syllabus: Before starting your preparation, it’s essential to understand the syllabus thoroughly. Make a study plan and prioritize the topics based on their weightage in the exam.

    Understand the Syllabus: Before starting your preparation, it’s essential to understand the syllabus thoroughly. Make a study plan and prioritize the topics based on their weightage in the exam.

    Practice Mock Tests: Practicing mock tests can help you get familiar with the exam pattern and build your confidence. Analyze your performance and identify your strengths and weaknesses.

    Focus on Time Management: Time management is crucial while attempting the CTET exam. Make sure you manage your time efficiently during the exam and attempt all the questions.

    Stay Updated with Current Affairs: General awareness is an essential component of Paper-I. Stay updated with current affairs by reading newspapers, watching news, and following online portals.

     

    Why Choose Us

    Swami Vivekanand Institute (SVI) is a leading coaching institute for CTET preparation in India. Here are some reasons why you should choose SVI for your CTET coaching

    Net Qualified Faculties

    SVI has a team of highly experienced and qualified faculty members who have in-depth knowledge of the CTET exam pattern, syllabus, and important topics. They use a student-centric teaching approach to ensure that every student gets personalized attention and is able to understand the concepts effectively.

    Comprehensive study material

    SVI provides students with well-researched and comprehensive study material that covers all the important topics and concepts related to the CTET exam. The study material is designed by subject experts and is regularly updated to keep up with the latest exam trends and patterns.

    Weekly Test

    SVI conducts regular mock tests and practice sessions to help students evaluate their preparation level and identify their strengths and weaknesses. The mock tests are designed to simulate the actual exam environment and help students gain confidence and reduce exam anxiety.

    Doubt clearing sessions

    SVI provides regular doubt clearing sessions where students can get their queries and doubts related to the CTET exam clarified by the faculty members. This helps students gain a better understanding of the concepts and boosts their confidence level.

    Affordable fee structure

    SVI offers CTET coaching at a very competitive fee structure, making it affordable for students from all backgrounds. They also offer flexible payment options and scholarship programs to deserving candidates.

    Result-oriented approach

    SVI has a result-oriented approach and focuses on helping students achieve their goals of cracking the CTET exam. They provide individual attention to each student and ensure that they are well-prepared and confident before appearing for the exam.

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