CTET 2018 Most Important Information, Exam Center, Pattern, Syllabus

CBSE has released the official notification for CTET 2018 on August 1. At the time of registration, candidates may select the three different CTET Exam Center as per his/her preference. The online application for CTET 2018 has been closed by August 27, 2018. CBSE will be conducting the CTET 2018 on December 09, 2018.

CTET exam comprises 2 papers Paper 1: (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage and Paper II: (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage conducted in offline mode. The exam duration is 180 minutes for each paper. Candidates who appear for the exam are advised to check complete syllabus as set by the conducting body.

CTET 2018 Highlights

Exam Name Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Type National Level
Purpose Selection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Duration of Exam 2 hours 30 minutes (both papers)
Mode of Application Online
Negative Marking No
Language Medium English and Hindi

CTET 2018 Exam Dates

As per the latest notification of CTET 2018, the schedule of exam will be as follows:

Event Date Reference Links
Online Application Form starts from August 1, 2018 CTET Application ends on August 27, 2018
Application Fee can be paid upto August 30, 2018 (before 3.30.P.M.)
Availability of CTET Admit Card September 2018 Download Admit Card from ctet.nic.in
CTET 2018 Exam Date December 09, 2018 Exam duration will be 180 minutes
Result declaration October 2018 Check CTET Result online at ctet.nic.in
CTET 2018 Certificates’ Dispatch November 2018

Who Can Apply for CTET 2018?

Candidates applying for the exam are required to check CTET Eligibility before applying.Candidates who secure more than 60% in CTET 2018 for any of the papers will receive a CTET eligibility certificate.

  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the Academic Eligibility of CTET.
  • The minimum age to appear for CTET 2018 is 18 years.
  • Detailed eligibility criteria for Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:

Primary Teacher (Paper I)

  • Candidate must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Also, he/she must have passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.


  • Applicants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks.
  • He/she must have passed or appear in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.


  • Aspirants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • They must also pass or appear in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).


  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Alog with it, they must have a pass certificate of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).


  • Graduation degree in relevant discipline must be acquired.
  • A certificate of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Elementary Teacher (Paper II)

  • A graduate degree in relevant discipline must be obtained.
  • Also, candidate must have passed or appear in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).


  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks must be acquired.
  • Aspirants must have completed 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).


  • Graduation with at least 45% marks must be done in relevant discipline.
  • He/she must also complete a year in Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.


  • Candidates must pass Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks
  • Also, they must have either passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).


  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Along with it, they must have passed or should be appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.


  • Aspirants must have done graduation with at least 50% marks.
  • Also, they should have passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

How to Fill CTET 2018 Application Form?

CTET 2018 Application Formcan filled via online mode only. The last date to apply for the exam was August 27, 2018. The online application process includes filling the form, uploading of documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.

Steps to fill CTET 2018 Application Form are given below:

Step 1- Filling Application Form

  • Visit the official website, www.ctet.nic.in
  • Click on “Apply for CTET 2018”.
  • Enter personal details in the form, as mentioned in the class 10 certificate.
  • Choose any 3 exam centers, preferred language and paper option.
  • Fill academic, communication and other required details and enter security text.

Step 2- Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • Once done, upload the photograph in the prescribed format and in jpeg format.
  • Upload the signature in jpeg format.

Step 3- Paying the Application Fee

  • After the uploading of images, automatically redirected to the fee payment page.
  • Choose the payment option; whether online or through e-challan.
  • For online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking).
  • For offline payment, download the e-challan and deposit the fee in Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank.

Step 4- Print Confirmation Page

  • A preview of the final page will be displayed on the screen.
  • Print it for a record and future processes.
  • Hard copy must not be sent to CTET office.

Application Fee

  • Candidates can make the payment by both online and offline modes.
  • Applicants can refer to the below mentioned fee according to the category they belong to.
Paper General/OBC SC/ST/PwD
Only Paper 1 or Paper 2 INR 700 INR 350
Both Papers INR 1200 INR 600

CTET 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

CTET 2018 Admit Card will be released as per the notification published on the website of CTET. Particulars on the admit card should match the details given on the confirmation page. Candidates are advised to check all details on the admit card for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any corrections.

  1. Visit official website of CTET i.e. www.ctet.nic.in
  2. Click on the tab ‘Admit Card’.
  3. Enter Registration Number and Password.
  4. Click on submit after verifying the details on it.
  5. Download and print CTET 2018 Admit Card.

CTET 2018 Admit Card is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter ID Card

CTET 2018 Exam Centers

  • During the filling of application form, candidates will be asked to fill in preferences for exam centers.
  • CTET 2018 will provide candidates with centers possible at every major location of India. Therefore, they will have to make a choice as per their convenience.
  • Exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 92 CTET Exam Centers that candidates can opt for:

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

CTET Pattern consists of 2 papers- Paper 1(Primary Stage) and Paper 2(Elementary Stage) –

  • Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5.
  • Paper 2 of is for candidates who wish to teach students from classes 6 to 8.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark while negative marking scheme will not be applicable for the exam. Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights:
Paper 1 Paper 2
Exam Mode Offline (pen-paper based) Offline (pen-paper based)
Duration 180 Minutes 180 Minutes
Section 5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies) 5 (Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory), Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher), Social Studies/Social Science)
No. of Question 150 150
Marks 150 150
Negative Marking No No
Medium of exam Hindi/English Hindi/English

CTET 2018 Previous Year Question Papers

The previous year question papers for CTET 2018 will help candidates to get a fair idea of the type of questions, marking, nature of the exam and difficulty level. Till 2016, CTET was conducted in offline mode, however, it is speculated that from this year onwards, the exam will see some major changes and will go online completely.

Check CTET Previous Year Question Papers

However, the basic aim of the exam will remain intact and candidates will get a hang of the exam as they solve previous year CTET Question Papers

Books for CTET 2018 Preparation

CTET 2018 is expected to be highly competitive sighting the speculated changes and applicants waiting for CTET 2018 Notification. Here are some of the books listed to assist you in better Preparation for CTET 2018.

Important Books for Child Pedagogy and Development section

Book name Publisher ISBN
A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy Pearson Education 9332541302
Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTET By Shalini Punjabi (Disha Publications) 9385576550
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) Arihant Publications 9311130737
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi) Disha publications 9382961224

Important books for Language I and Language II CTET

Book name Publisher ISBN
Study Package for CTET Mcgraw Hill Education 9789339218171
Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – English Disha Publication 938584640X
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II ARIHANT 9789311121673

Important books for Mathematics

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET Central Teachers Eligibility Test CBSE Syllabus Teachers from Classes VI to VIII Mathematics & Science Sura College of Competition 8172544294
Class Notes of Maths Rakesh Yadav Publication 8193209451
A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy Pearson Education 9332575150
CTET/STETs: Paper-II Ramesh Publishing House 9350121662

Important books for CTET environmental studies

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Arihant 9311130788
Environmental Studies (EVS) WILEY 9788126561988
UPTET & CTET ENVIRONMENTAL Studies Youth Competition Times B01M613OP9
Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies Upkar Prakashan 9789350133378

Best books for preparation of science CTET

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIII Arihant Publications 931113080X
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science) Sura College of Competition
CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCE Arihant Publications 9789385873621
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017 Arihant publications 9311121525
CTET Success Master Science Arihant Publications 9312140221
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy Pearson 9332575142

Best books for social science

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper II: Social Science Teacher Selection (For Class VI – VIII) Access Publishing 938345461X
15 Practice Sets CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II Social Studies/Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Arihant 9311121592
Wiley’s CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2017: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete Solutions Wiley 8126565578
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017 Arihant 9311121525

CTET 2018 Syllabus

CTET Paper 1 is for aspirants of Primary Stage Teachers and Paper 2 is for aspirants of Elementary Stage Teachers. Candidates can also appear for both the papers.

  • Paper 1 Syllabus comprises Child Development and Pedagogy.
  • Wherein it focuses on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11.
  • Language section will contain comprehension, language development and unseen passages.

Check Complete CTET Syllabus

  • Paper 2 Syllabus comprises 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years.
  • Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science and Social Science are other four sections.
  • Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.

How to Check CTET 2018 Result?

  • CTET 2018 Result will be declared on the official website in the month of January 2019.
  • Answer Key for both the papers will be released before announcement of result.
  • CTET certificate is generated and sent by speed post for candidates securing more than 60% marks in the test.
  • CTET Mark statement will be sent by ordinary post to other candidates.
  1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e. ctet.net.in.
  2. Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2018’.
  3. Click the link and enter the registration number and password (if required).
  4. The result will appear on the screen.
  5. Download and print for future use.

CTET certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration for all category candidates. There is no limitation on the number of times one can apply for CTET. Candidates can re-appear for the exam to improve their scores. In case one loses their Mark Statement or Eligibility Certificate, they can get a duplicate copy by paying an amount of INR 200 in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.

CTET 2018 Cut off

Cut off is the minimum marks required to clear the exam and receive CTET Mark Statement. Candidates who score more than 60% will receive Eligibility Certificate. CTET Cut off is released after the declaration of results. The table below states the expected cut off for CTET 2018:

Category Cut off
General 80-87
OBC 82-85
SC 75-80
ST 75-80


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