What is the difference between CTET and TET?

CTET & TET

What is CTET: Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam is a qualifying exam to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The reason behind implementing Exam is to maintain teaching level nationwide and benchmarks of teacher quality within the recruitment process.

What is TET: Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam is also a qualifying exam to be conducted by the respective state govt.If you wish to apply one of the State Teachers Eligibility Criteria, then here is a list of State TET exams that are conducted across the country.:

What is the difference between CTET and TET? 

Two major exams conducted each year for aspirants of the teaching profession include CTET & TET. The CTET exam is one of the eligibility tests conducted by the central board of secondary education. It helps the candidates to get selected for the profession of teacher for government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya. The candidates get seven years of a certificate, and they can easily apply for govt. school for getting selected at the time of vacancies. 

However, the TET exams are conducted by state-level government boards for the particular state. The candidates get selected for the schools of the specific state, and they get appointed for government schools that are under the specific state. The candidates can also apply for CBSE schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya after having a certificate of TET. 

Major Points CTET Vs TET

Major points  CTET TET
Conducting body of the exam It gets held by the CBSE from the side of the central government. It gets done by the different state government education boards
All Exam notifications  It gets conducted twice a year. It gets undertaken according to the validity of vacancies in the state government schools.
Age limit for exams There is no upper age limit  It consists of age criteria according to the different posts of teachers.
The primary medium of paper A CTET exam is entirely comfortable in every language. TET exam requires essential fluency in the state language.
Teaching jobs The job gets secured in central government schools. The posts get secured in state government schools.
Validation of certificate The CTET exam gets certified for another seven years. Validation of the certificate depends up on the state govt.education board. 
A fee of the application form The single paper of CTET consists of Rs. 1000. However, you have to pay Rs—1200 for both exams. The application fee varies according to the state. 

Exam pattern of CTET and TET exam

Paper 1 and paper 2 varies as per the subjects chosen by the candidates.  Each question carries four multiple choices and you have to select one correct option. Paper-1 consists of five different sections, and Paper-2 consists of four different parts. Each part of the paper-1 consists of 30 questions and paper-2 contains every three divisions with 30 queries. However, one part of the paper-2 contains 60 questions according to the specified subject.

Note:  In Some State, TET exam is not same as CTET it may be vary according to the state tet notification

CTET Exam 2021 Syllabus

Generic Exam Pattern –CTET  & TET 2021
Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
OR
Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150
Negative marking No Negative marking No

 

Question Paper Highlights of the CTET and TET

Mainly, the exam pattern of the CTET and TET exam consists of the same design. Both the exams include paper-1 and paper-2 mode; you can apply for both the exams with the required qualification. If you want to become a primary teacher, then you must go for paper-1. However, you should go for paper-2 if you want to join a secondary teacher.

Paper-1 of CTET and TET exam Paper-2 of CTET and TET exam
Mode of exam: It is an offline mode exam and gets conducted on the OMR sheet. A pattern of exam: It is also an offline based exam and gets held on the OMR sheet.
Type of the question: The CTET and TET exam consists of multiple-choice questions.  Type of problem: The CTET and TET exam consist of multiple-choice questions. 
Duration of both the exams: Total 150 minutes.  Duration of both the exams: It is a of total 150 minutes.
Marks of both the exams: 150 marks  Marks of both the exams: 150 marks
Each question carries one mark. Each question carries one mark.
There is no negative marking for both the exams. There is no negative marking for the CTET and TET exam. 

CTET 2021 Study Plan

Career Prospect  After CTET & TET:

The candidates who are appearing or planning in the upcoming CTET or TET Examinations, they have cleared their mind there is number of job opportunities in the future.Once you qualify the CTET and TET exam, you are eligible to apply for primary teachers, TGT and PGT posts in Central Government Schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya School, DSSSB & Navodaya Samiti Schools.

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