CTET Full Form- What is the full form of CTET

CTET Full Form: CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is a national level exam which is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) twice a year for the aspirants who want to secure their teaching job in govt. schools. Undoubtedly, being a teacher requires a lot of dedication and effort as well. If you want to teach in government schools then CTET is for you.

What does CTET mean?

The Full form of CTET is Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is the qualifying exam which going to conduct by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).The purpose of conducting this exam is to maintain teaching level nationwide and benchmarks of teacher quality within the recruitment process.Teaching is most popular and prominent career opportunity for those candidates who want to teach other students and CTET is the main way to achieve your success in teaching field.

How CTET was ‘Formed?

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible to designated as a teacher for class I to VIII. It had been mentioned that one of the essential eligibility criteria for a person to be eligible to designated as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the CBSE in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

Quick Facts For CTET:

  • Headquarters of Central Teacher Eligibility Test Unit– New Delhi
  • Official Website– https://ctet.nic.in/
  • Chairman: Sh. Anurag Tripathi, IRPS

What is the CTET exam?

CTET exam is conducted to employ the aspirants for teaching profiles across the country. Indian Government introduced the CTET exam to enhance the school education system and bring some new standards in teaching profile. The exam is centered on the National Curriculum Framework .The candidate interested in applying for CTET should clear minimum eligibility criteria. Candidates should  have passed senior secondary with at least 50% marks and should hold a professional degree i.e B.ed or D.ed or B.el.ed degree. Thus, if you are only 12th pass out, then you can apply for the CTET paper I (for Primary Teacher) exam after completing a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education.

Can 12th Pass Candidates Apply For CTET Exam

There are two papers of the CTET exam; Paper I is for those aspirants who want to teach classes from 1 to V and Paper II is for those aspirants who want to teach classes from VI to VIII. 

Eligibility Criteria For CTET Exam

Primary Stage CTET Eligibility Criteria

  • Class 12th with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

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  • Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

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  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

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Upper Primary Stage CTET Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

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  •  Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

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  • Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) or B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

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  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

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  • Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET

The minimum requirement to appear in the CTET exam is to have passed the senior secondary exam with minimum 50% marks and B.Ed. degree. Moreover, the candidate who meets all the eligibility requirements for appearing in CTET can apply for the exam a number of times.  

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