CTET Eligibility Criteria

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CTET stands for central teacher’s eligibility test. It is a basic eligibility exam for those who want to pursue their career as a teacher in any of the government and public schools. For such candidates, it is a compulsory test. The test is conducted by Central government of India. This test was introduced by the government in the year 2011 to improve the standards of teaching. Teachers who are already working should clear this test within two years. Graduates in all fields like B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, etc are eligible to write the test. B.Ed candidates should also pass this test. The minimum pass marks required is 60%.

Eligibility Criteria for CTET

The basic eligibility criterion is different for upper primary and lower primary teaching.

Minimum Qualifications for Classes I-V (Lower Primary)

Candidates should posses any of the following educational qualification

  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 50% and a 2 year course in Diploma in Elementary Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 45% and a 2 year course in Diploma in Elementary Education (passed or appearing in final year exam) in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002
  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 50% and a 4 year course in Bachelor of Elementary Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 50% and a 2 year course in Diploma in Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • A relaxation of 5% will be given to physically disabled candidates and for those who belong to the backward communities (SC/ ST).

Minimum Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII (Upper Primary)

The minimum qualification for the exam for candidates applying for classes VI –VIII is listed below.

  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com and a 2 year course in Diploma in Elementary Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 50% and a 4 year course in Bachelor of Elementary Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com with at least 50% marks and a 1 year course in Bachelor in Education (passed or appearing in final year exam)
  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and a 1 year course in Bachelor in Education (passed or appearing in final year exam). It should be in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations
  • Higher secondary with a pass percentage of 50% and a 4 year course in BA/B.Sc. (Ed) or B.A. (Ed.)/B.Sc. (Ed.) (passed or appearing in final year exam)

Diploma and degree courses in teaching must be approved by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). But for Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education) courses recognition by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) will be only considered.

 
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12 Responses to “CTET Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 12
    reeti:

    I have done b.com and b.ed with commerce and economics subjects .am I eligible for ctet 2nd level exams ?

  2. 11
    Princy Sachdeva:

    What is the eligility criteria for the computer teacher to give CTET exam?

  3. 10
    NEHA DOBHAL:

    sir ,
    I have completed bed, now i want to apply for the ctet exam.As per the stated eligibility criteria i am applicable to take paper 2.Can i give paper 2 in one schedule and paper 1 in another.

  4. 9
    ish tripathi:

    Hi sir,
    My wife has done 3 years diploma in electronic and then had completed her graduation(BA in maths) with 48% marks. Can u please confirm that is she eligible for CTET examination? If not, will she be eligible if she completes the B.Ed course?
    Regards,
    Ish Tripathi

  5. 8
    GAYATRI PALIWAL:

    Eligibility 60% will be remain same for male & female or it is different?

  6. 7
    asha:

    iiii have done nptt. Can i apply for ctet

  7. 6
    taruna gupta:

    sir,please tell me is there any relaxation in marks to qualify ctet exam for physically handicapped candidates

  8. 5
    ASHOK:

    HI I HAVE DONE BA WITH 43% AND HAVE DONE MA WITH 54% I AM ELIGIBLE FOR CTET

  9. 4
    asha:

    Hello Sir/Madam,
    I have done special B.Ed in Mentally Challenged from Rehabilitation council of India in June 2003. Currently I am working as a Special Educator in Pvt. School. Can I apply for CTET examination. Please give me reply.
    Regards,
    Asha

  10. 3
    deepak:

    Sir I want to know how can my sister can pursue in teaching line she is just pursuing 12th in this session 2012-13 she wants to do jbt or b.ed type something answer me plzz what should she do….

  11. 2
    manjula:

    i have passed my MCA in 2006. Ans also have an 12 years of experience as a teacher. Am I eligible to take CTET?

  12. 1
    shashikant:

    application form date for different m.tech(electrical engginering) in different university/cooleges.