CTET Notification 2024 January: Check Exam Date & Application Form

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CTET Notification 2024 January: Check Exam Date & Application Form

CBSE CTET Notification 2024 for January has been published by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on 3 November 2023. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) holds significant importance for individuals with ambitions of entering the teaching profession within the government sector. The CTET is administered in two separate levels: Primary and Secondary. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year on a national level.

CTET 2024 Application link has been activated on its official website and interested candidates will be able to apply till 1 December 2023.  For comprehensive information about the exam, including the syllabus, language options, eligibility criteria, application fees, exam date, and other important details, we recommend reading this article. It will provide you with all the necessary information you need before proceeding with your application.

CBSE CTET Notification 2024  

CBSE has released the CTET January Notification 2024 with detailed information about CBSE CTET 2024. CTET which stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is scheduled to take place on 21 January 2024. To be eligible for teaching positions in primary and upper primary classes, passing the Eligibility Test is a mandatory requirement. Your performance in the CTET Exam will serve as the determinant for your eligibility to apply for teaching jobs in government and government-aided schools.

CTET Exam Date 2024 

The 18th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education on January 21, 2024 (Sunday). This examination will be conducted in 135 cities across the country and will be available in twenty different languages. The board has published the exam schedule along with the CTET Notification for January 2024. CTET Paper 1 will be conducted in the evening shift and Paper 2 will be conducted in the morning shift. Here we are tabulating the CTET Exam Schedule 2024 for your reference:-

                                              CTET January 2024 Date

Exam Date

Paper 

Reporting Timing

Exam Timing 

Duration 

21 January 2024

Paper-II

7:30 AM

09:30 AM to 12:00 NOON

2:30 Hours

Paper-I

12:00 PM

02:00 PM TO 04:30 PM

2:30 Hours

CTET 2024 Exam Overview

CTET Notification PDF for January 2024 has been published by the board and candidates can apply for the same by visiting the official website of the CTET. CBSE CTET 2024 key highlights are tabulated below for brief information about CTET. Look at the table below for a clear view:-

CTET January 2024:- Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Exam Name/Post Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Application Dates

3 November to 1 December 2023

CTET Date 

21 January 2024

Application Mode

Online

Frequency of Exam

Twice a year

Exam Level 

National 

Validity 

Life Time 

CTET January Important Dates 2024

CTET January Notification 2024 has been published along with important dates like application dates, exam dates, and many more. Here we are providing the dates related examination. Read this table and mark your calendar accordingly:-

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

3 November 2023 

Application Start Date

3 November 2023 

Last Date to Apply

1 December 2023 (11:59 PM)

Last Date to Submit The Application Fee 

1 December 2023 (11:59 PM)

Exam Date

21 January 2024

Admit Card Release Date

January 2024

Answer Key

To Be Announced

Result/Final Selection

To Be Announced

CTET January 2024: Important Links

CBSE CTET Application link has been activated on CTET’s official website, along with the detailed notification of January CTET 2023. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the same till 1 December 2023. Refer to this table to get a direct link to apply and all the other relevant links:- 

Official Website

CTET Notification PDF 2024 For January 

CTET Apply Link 

CTET January Admit Card 2024 (Inactive)

CTET 2024 Answer Key (Inactive)

CTET January Result 2024 (Inactive)

Eligibility Criteria For CBSE CTET 2024 

Candidates should know the eligibility criteria first before applying for the CTET 2024. The eligibility criteria differ for selecting candidates for teaching positions in Classes 1 to 5 and Classes 6 to 8. Let's take a closer look at the educational qualifications, nationality & age limit required for candidates in both of these sections:

Nationality

To apply for the examination, candidates must be Indian citizens.

Age Limit 

Candidates should be at least 17 years old to apply for the exam, and there is no upper age limit.

Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the TET/CTET exam are as follows:

For Paper-I (Teaching Classes I to V):

  1. Candidates must have passed the 12th grade (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks.
  2. They should have passed or be in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed), a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed), or a Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  3. Alternatively, candidates must have completed graduation with at least 50% marks and hold a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree.

For Paper-II (Teaching Classes VI to VIII):

  1. Candidates must have completed graduation with at least 50% marks.
  2. They should have passed or be in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), a B.Ed. (Special Education) degree, or a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) with at least 45% marks.
  3. Alternatively, candidates must have passed the 12th grade (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks and passed or be in the final year of either a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed), a B.A/B.Sc.Ed, or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
  4. Additionally, candidates with a qualified B.Ed. program recognized by the NCTE are eligible to appear in the TET/CTET exam.

CTET January Application Process

CBSE has activated the CTET application link on its website. Candidates can apply by visiting the official website of the CTET in the prescribed timeline which is 3 November to 1 December 2023. To apply for the CBSE CTET 2024, candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps:-

Step 1: Firstly start by visiting the official CTET website.

Step 2: Navigate to the "Apply Online" link in the Candidate login section on the homepage, which will direct you to the next page.

Step 3: Complete the Online Application Form and make a note of your Registration No./Application No.

Step 4: Upload scanned images of your most recent Photograph and Signature.

Step 5: Submit the Examination Fee using a debit/credit card or net banking.

Step 6: Print the Confirmation page for your records and future reference.

Application Fees 

To complete your application process, candidates must submit the application fee according to their categories. You can make online payments through Debit Cards, Credit Cards, or Internet Banking. The GST charges, as applicable, will be levied by the bank. Check the category-wise application fee which is tabulated below for your reference:-

Category

Only Paper I or II

Both Paper I & II

General/OBC

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 1200/-

SC/ST/Differently-abled Person

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 600/-

CTET Certificate Validity 

According to an announcement by the Education Minister, the CTET certificate is now valid for a lifetime. This revised validity has been in effect since 2011. Candidates whose certificates have expired can obtain new certificates with no expiration date. 

Furthermore, it has been decided that the responsibility for revalidating or reissuing TET certificates to candidates whose 7-year validity period has expired (post-2011) will rest with the respective States and Union Territories. Previously, CTET certificates were valid for 7 years from their date of issue.

CTET 2024 Selection Process

Applicants participating in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in January 2024 will be evaluated based on their performance in the exam. It's important to note that CTET serves as an eligibility test, and successfully passing it does not guarantee job placements for the candidates. 

If you want to become a teacher, you need to look for job openings in different schools. Many of these schools may ask for your CTET certificate when hiring. To get a teaching job, you usually need to score 60% or more in the CTET exam.

CBSE CTET 2024 Exam Pattern

The CTET 2024 Exam is conducted in two parts i.e. Paper I (for candidates who want to become teachers for Class 1 to 5) and Paper II (for candidates who want to become teachers for Class 6 to 8). Candidates can also apply for both Paper I and Paper II. In both of these papers, the questions are in the form of multiple-choice questions. To pass the CTET 2024 Exam, you need to score at least 60%. 

                                  Paper I Primary Stage (for Classes I to V) 

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

 

150 minutes

(ii) Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks 

(v) Environmental Studies 

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

                                  Paper II Elementary Stage (for Classes VI to VIII)

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

 

150 minutes

(ii) Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics and Science (only for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

(v) Social Studies/Social Science

(only for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher - either (IV) or (V)

60 MCQs



 

60 MCQs

60 Marks 



 

60 Marks 

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

Exam Syllabus For CTET 2024 

Candidates should check the CBSE CTET Syllabus before they start the preparation for CTET 2024. In this section, we've provided the detailed syllabus for each subject, as officially released by CBSE, for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test:-

CTET 2024 Exam Syllabus 

Subjects

Topics

Paper I Primary Stage (for classes 1 to V) 

Child Development and Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Primary School Child):

• Development and its relationship 

• Principles of the development of children

• Influence of Heredity & Environment

• Socialization processes

• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky

• Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

• Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

• Language & Thought

•Gender as a social construct: Examining how societal norms shape gender roles, biases, and their impact on education.

• Embracing diversity: Recognizing individual differences among learners related to language, caste, gender, community, and religion.

• Assessment in education: Differentiating between evaluating learning progress (assessment for learning) and measuring achievement (assessment of learning). Utilizing methods like School-Based 

Assessment and Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation.

• Crafting effective questions: Creating questions that gauge learner readiness, foster critical thinking, and assess achievement in the classroom.

b) Education and understanding children 

• Supporting diverse learners, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds

• Catering to children with learning difficulties or impairments

• Nurturing the talents and potential of creative and specially-abled learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy 

• Understanding the cognitive and learning processes of children is vital in comprehending their academic achievements and shortcomings. 

• Fundamental teaching and learning processes.

• Children's learning strategies

• Learning as a Collaborative Endeavor in Specific Settings

• Children as problem solvers and budding scientific investigators

• Alternative Perspectives on Learning in Children, Recognizing 'Errors' as Crucial Learning Steps

• Cognition & Emotions

• Motivation and learning

• Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

Language I

a) Language Comprehension 

• Assessing reading comprehension with two passages: one prose or drama and one poem, accompanied by questions covering comprehension, inference, grammar, and verbal ability. The prose passage may encompass literary, scientific, narrative, or discursive content.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Evaluating the significance of grammar in acquiring a language for effective verbal and written communication from a critical standpoint.

• 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

• Educational materials for teaching and learning: Textbooks, multimedia resources, and multilingual classroom assets.

• Remedial Teaching

Language - II

a) Comprehension 

• Unseen Passages (discursive, literary, narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• A critical analysis of the role of grammar in language acquisition for the effective communication of ideas through both spoken and written forms.

• 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

• Educational materials for teaching and learning: Textbooks, multimedia resources, and the multilingual classroom environment.

• Remedial Teaching

Mathematics

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

b) Pedagogical issues 

• Exploring the essence of mathematics and logical thinking, along with deciphering how children think and reason, as well as the strategies they employ to create understanding and facilitate learning.

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods

• Problems of Teaching

• Error analysis and its relevance to the processes of learning and instruction.

• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

Environmental Studies

i.Family and Friends

ii. Food 

iii. Shelter 

iv. Water 

v. Travel 

vi. Things We Make and Do 

b) Pedagogical Concept & Issues 

• Concept and scope of EVS

• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

• Environmental Studies & Environmental 

Education

• Learning Principles

• The extent and connection to the domains of Science and Social Science.

• Approaches of presenting concepts

• Activities

• Experimentation/Practical Work

• Discussion

• CCE

• Teaching material/Aids

• Problems 

Paper II Elementary Stage (for classes VI to VIII) 

Child Development and Pedagogy 

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) 

• Understanding the concept of development and its link to learning. 

• Core principles of child development. 

• Heredity and environment. 

• Socialization processes in children. 

• Child-centered and progressive education concepts. 

• A critical perspective on the construct of intelligence. 

• Insights from prominent figures like Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky. 

• The idea of multi-dimensional intelligence. 

• The interplay between language and thought. 

• Gender as a social construct. 

• Recognizing individual differences among learners, taking into account language, caste, gender, community, and religion. 

• Distinguishing between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; embracing School-Based Assessment, Continuous and comprehensive Evaluation in theory and practice. 

• Crafting suitable questions to gauge learners' readiness levels, promote classroom learning, and assess learner achievement.

b) Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs: 

• Catering to a diverse student body, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

• Addressing the needs of children facing learning difficulties and various impairments. 

• Nurturing the talents and creativity of specially abled learners.

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 

• Investigating how children think, learn, and the reasons behind their academic struggles. 

• Delving into the fundamental processes of teaching and learning, children's learning strategies, and the social aspect of learning. 

• Recognizing children as problem solvers and budding scientific investigators. 

• Embracing alternative perspectives on children's learning, viewing their errors as significant steps in the learning process. 

• Exploring the interplay between cognition and emotions. 

• Understanding motivation and its role in learning. 

• Identifying personal and environmental factors contributing to the learning process.

Language I 

a) Language Comprehension 

• Unseen Passages with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development  

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for effecting 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

• Remedial Teaching

Language-II 

a) Comprehension 

• Unseen Passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of language Teaching

• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

• A critical perspective on the role of grammar in language learning for effective verbal and written communication

• 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

• Remedial Teaching

Mathematics and Science

(i) - Mathematics 

a) Number System • Knowing our Numbers • Playing with Numbers • Whole Numbers • Negative Numbers and Integers • Fractions 

b) Algebra • Introduction to Algebra • Ratio and Proportion 

c) Geometry • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D) • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D) • Symmetry: (reflection) • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses) • Mensuration • Data handling 

- Pedagogical issues 

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking • Problem of Teaching 

 • Language of Mathematics • Community Mathematics • Evaluation Place of Mathematics in Curriculum • Remedial Teaching 

(ii) Science 

 a) Content • Food • Sources of food • Components of food • Cleaning food  Materials • Materials of daily use • Electric current and circuits • The World of the Living  Moving Things People and Ideas on how things work • Magnets  Natural Phenomena  Natural Resources 

b) Pedagogical issues • Nature & Structure of Sciences • Problems • Understanding & Appreciating Science • Approaches/Integrated Approach • Innovation • Observation/Experiment/Discovery • Evaluation - cognitive/psychomotor/affective • Remedial Teaching  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives • Text Material/Aids

Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • History

• When, Where and How • The Earliest Societies  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies • The Nationalist Movement • The First Farmers and Herders • The First Cities • The Establishment of Company Power • Early States • New Ideas • Contacts with Distant lands • Political Developments • Challenging the Caste System • Culture and Science • Sultans of Delhi • Architecture • Creation of an Empire • The First Empire • Regional Cultures • Rural Life and Society • The Revolt of 1857-58 • Social Change • New Kings and Kingdoms • Women and reform • India After Independence 

  • Geography 

• Geography as a social study and as a science • Water • Planet: Earth in the solar system • Air • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment • Resources: Types-Natural and Human • Globe 

Agriculture  

  • Social and Political Life

• Diversity • Government • Unpacking Gender • Parliamentary Government • Democracy • State Government • Understanding Media  • Local Government • The Constitution • The Judiciary • Social Justice and the Marginalised • Making a Living

b) Pedagogical issues 

• Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies • Projects Work • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence • Sources - Primary & Secondary • Evaluation • Developing Critical thinking • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse

CTET January 2024 Admit Card

The CBSE will make the CTET exam Admit Cards available for download just 2 days before the exam date. As soon as the admit card for the CTET 2024 exam is released, a link to download it will be provided here. All candidates can obtain their admit cards or hall tickets by clicking on the provided link and entering their credentials:-

CTET January Admit Card 2024 Link (Inactive)

CTET 2024 January Result 

The CBSE will announce the results for the CTET after the examination is conducted successfully. The CTET results are typically expected to be declared approximately four weeks after the exam date. Once the result is declared, we will update the link for the same here too, for your reference:-

CBSE CTET Result 2024 Link (Inactive)

FAQ

CTET stands for Common Teaching Eligibility Test which is conducted by CBSE to recruit teachers in government and government-aided schools. CTET is a qualifying test afterwards candidates can apply for the vacancies of Teachers.

No, since the 2011 CTET certificate is valid for lifelong.

CTET January 2024 Notification has been released on 3 November 2023.

Candidates can apply by visiting the CTET’s website from 3 November to 1 December 2023.

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