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CTET 2018: Online Form (Available), Dates, Eligibility & Syllabus

Updated On - August 2nd 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

CBSE has released the official notification for CTET 2018 on August 1. The online application for CTET 2018 has been started from August 1, 2018. The last date to apply online for CTET 2018 is August 27, 2018. CBSE will be conducting the CTET 2018 on September 16, 2018. 

Examination Schedule for CTET 2018 Released – Apply Now 

Click Here to View CTET 2018 Official Notification

CTET Eligibility CriteriaCTET Application Form (Available)CTET Exam Pattern CTET Syllabus

Speculations Related to CTET 2018

  • There are speculations that from 2018 onwards, CTET will be conducted in online mode.
  • Also,CTET Exam Pattern is expected to change.
  • As per the recent reports, CTET 2018 Syllabus might be changed slightly.
  • Also, like all the other exams of same nature, CTET 2018 will be conducted once a year. Read More about Speculations Related to CTET 2018

CTET 2018 Highlights

Exam NameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam PeriodicityBiannual (April and September)
PurposeSelection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Duration of Exam2 hours 30 minutes (both papers)
CTET 2018 Exam DateSeptember 16, 2018
Eligibility CriteriaPassed Senior Secondary with 50% marks
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Number of AttemptsNo restriction
Language MediumEnglish and Hindi

CTET 2018 Exam Dates

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

EventDate Reference Links
Online Application Form starts fromAugust 1,  2018CTET Application ends on August 27, 2018
Application Fee can be paid uptoAugust 30, 2018 (before 3.30.P.M.)-
Availability of CTET Admit CardSeptember 2018Download Admit Card from
CTET 2018 Exam DateSeptember 16,  2018Exam duration will be 180 minutes
Result declarationOctober 2018Check CTET Result online at
CTET 2018 Certificates’ DispatchNovember 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 notification is expected to release soon on the official website. CTET 2018 Application Form can be filled online by visiting the official website in March 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,
  • 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 challan
  • For online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking)
  • In case of debit card, enter card number, validity and CVV number
  • For payment by credit card, enter card number and pin and CVV
  • 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.
  • In online mode, payment can be made through credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • If candidates choose the offline mode, they must choose the option of e-challan and submit in any Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank.
  • Applicants can refer to the below mentioned fee according to the category they belong to.
Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 600INR 300
Both PapersINR 1000INR 500

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.
  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 3preferences 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 and Paper 2 –

  • 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.
  • Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights:

30 x 5


Exam duration is 150 minutes


Each of 1


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark



Negative Marking

No marks deducted for incorrect answer


Online Mode

Exam Type

It will be an online test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type



Total questions

There are 180 questions in the exam

Paper 1

  • CTET 2018 Paper 1 is predicted to be an online test.
  • It is bilingual in nature i.e. both Hindi and English.
  • The duration of the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • No mark will be deducted for any incorrect answer.
  • The questions are of Multiple-Choice-Question (MCQ) type.
  • There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150

Paper 1 has five sections with 30 questions in each section. The sections are:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

Paper 2

  • CTET 2018 Paper 2 will be online test.
  • It is bilingual in nature, Hindi and English are the two medium of language.
  • Duration is 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 mark awarded for every correct answer
  • No mark deduced for any incorrect answer.
  • The questions are of objective type.
  • There are 150 questions and maximum marks that can be secured are 150.

Paper 2 comprises 5 sections. The sections are:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions)
  • Language I (30 questions)
  • Language II (30 questions)
  • Mathematics and Science (60 questions)
  • Social Studies/Social Science(60 questions). 

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. 

CheckCTET 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.

CTET 2014 Paper-I

CTET 2014 Paper-II

CTET 2015 Paper Part-I

CTET 2015 Paper Part-II

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 namePublisherISBN
A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and PedagogyPearson Education9332541302
Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTETBy Shalini Punjabi (Disha Publications)9385576550
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Publications9311130737
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi)Disha publications9382961224

Important books for Language I and Language II CTET

Book namePublisherISBN
Study Package for CTETMcgraw Hill Education9789339218171
Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – EnglishDisha Publication938584640X
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & IIARIHANT9789311121673

Important books for Mathematics

Book namePublisherISBN
CTET Central Teachers Eligibility Test CBSE Syllabus Teachers from Classes VI to VIII Mathematics & ScienceSura College of Competition8172544294
Class Notes of MathsRakesh Yadav Publication8193209451
A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and PedagogyPearson Education9332575150
CTET/STETs: Paper-IIRamesh Publishing House9350121662

Important books for CTET environmental studies

Book namePublisherISBN
CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & PedagogyArihant9311130788
Environmental Studies (EVS)WILEY9788126561988
UPTET & CTET ENVIRONMENTAL StudiesYouth Competition TimesB01M613OP9
Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental StudiesUpkar Prakashan9789350133378

Best books for preparation of science CTET

Book namePublisherISBN
CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIIIArihant Publications931113080X
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science)Sura College of Competition 
CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCEArihant Publications9789385873621
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017Arihant publications9311121525
CTET Success Master ScienceArihant Publications9312140221
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and PedagogyPearson9332575142

Best books for social science

Book namePublisherISBN
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper II: Social Science Teacher Selection (For Class VI - VIII)Access Publishing938345461X
15 Practice Sets CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II Social Studies/Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIIIArihant9311121592
Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2017: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete SolutionsWiley8126565578
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017Arihant9311121525

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 October 2018.
  • 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.

Steps to Check CTET Result is as follows:

CTET 2018 Result
  1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e.
  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 offis released after the declaration of results. The table below states the expected cut off for CTET 2018:

CategoryCut off

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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sukracharya brahma

can i recorrect my application form after final submission

06 Aug, 2018 22:35
Garima Bansal

Hi Sukracharaya, The exam authority may also release the date for the form correction .

07 Aug, 2018 13:16


04 Aug, 2018 22:15
Garima Bansal

Hi Chandan, The basic requirement to sit for the exam is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or diploma in education with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

06 Aug, 2018 14:49
Shekhar Joshi

My graduation %is 44 I hv done b ed base of p b ed %is 66 im I eligible for c tet plz tell me

04 Aug, 2018 11:39
Akansha Expert

Hi Shekhar, Please check this link for getting the Eligibility for CTET Entrance Exam.

04 Aug, 2018 13:14
The Conqueror

Hello, this is Anamika, I am unable to fill ctet application form as the last birth year it supports is 1999 while my birth year is 2000. Please help as I am unable to get access to the age criteria required.....

03 Aug, 2018 22:53
Garima Bansal

Hi Sir/Mam, The candidate must be minimum 17 years of age.for the CTET exam.

04 Aug, 2018 12:57

is it neccesary to give exam in science and mathematics field if i have choosen science in my b.ed.

02 Aug, 2018 11:55
Akansha Expert

Hi Shefali, Yes It is Mandatory to appear the Entrance Exam for any Course.

02 Aug, 2018 14:22
ali laskar

i have dont attended any Deled course or B ed Course i can apply CTET?

02 Aug, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Ali, Please check this link for getting the Eligibility for CTET Entrance Exam.

02 Aug, 2018 12:10
Jitendra Gupta


01 Aug, 2018 20:26
Garima Bansal

Hi Jitendra, To know whether you are eligible or not for the CTET exam You may check this link:- Eligibility.

02 Aug, 2018 14:17

i had done BCA MCA and PG in MULTIMEDIA ...M i Eligible for ctet exam or not?????

14 Jul, 2018 00:20
Ritika Sharma

Hi Jenis, To get information regarding ctet exam please check this link:- CTET.

18 Jul, 2018 17:43
Sowmya Naidu

Thanks for sharing info...

13 Jul, 2018 18:05
pritha pal

can you suggest registered colleges and universities to do b.ed from distance education programe... and also the eligibility criteria to do so.

07 Apr, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pritha, I am giving you the Colleges list which provides B.Ed program in Distance Mode. Please check the college's list through this link: B.Ed. Colleges List.

07 Apr, 2018 16:41
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