CTET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Detailed Qualification @Embibe
  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 03-08-2022
  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 03-08-2022

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Qualification, Age

CTET Eligibility: Central Board of Secondary Education releases CTET Eligibility details along with the official notification on its website. It is mandatory for interested candidates to fulfil the eligibility criteria else the conducting body will not accept the application invites. Those who clear CTET Paper I will be eligible to teach classes I to V and aspirants who qualify in Paper II will be able to teach students of classes VI to VIII. Candidates are advised to visit the official website on a regular basis so that they don’t miss out on any latest updates regarding their respective examinations.

CTET is conducted twice a year to provide certification to candidates who want to pursue their career in the teaching profession for classes I to VIII. Although, candidates must check the CTET Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. Only eligible candidates should apply for the exam. If any discrepancy or error is found in the information provided in the application form, your candidature will stand void or cancelled.

CTET Overview

Let’s have an overview of the exam first:

Name of the ExaminationCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam TypeNational Level 
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Medium of LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Official Websitectet.nic.in

CTET Eligibility Criteria

CTET has two papers. Paper 1 is conducted to select teachers for Class I-V while Paper 2 is to select teachers for Class VI-VIII. The CTET 2021 eligibility criteria is different for Paper I and Paper II.

Let us have a look at the CTET eligibility 2021 for Paper I and Paper II:

CTET Educational Qualifications For Class I-V Teacher: Primary Stage (Paper I)

Applicants wishing to apply for the post of Classes I-V teachers should have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks. They should have also passed or currently appearing for the final year exam of 2-year Diploma course in Elementary Education.

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They must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% marks. Also, they should have passed or currently appearing for the final year exam of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with the NCTE Regulations, 2002.

OR 

Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks. They should also have passed or currently appearing for the final year exam of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR 

Aspirants must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks. They should also have passed or currently appearing for the final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) *.

OR 

They should have completed their graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)*.

CTET Educational Qualifications For Class VI-VIII Teacher: Elementary Stage (Paper II)

Candidates applying for this position should be a graduate and must have passed or currently appearing for the final year exam of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

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Candidates should have completed their graduation with at least 50% marks. Also, they should have passed or currently appearing for 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

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They must have completed their graduation with at least 45% marks and should have passed or currently appearing for 1-year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in accordance with the NCTE Regulations.

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They should have passed Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and should have passed or currently appearing for the final year exam of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) course.

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Aspirants must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks and should have passed or currently appearing for final year exam of 4-year BA/BSc.Ed or BA.Ed/B.Sc.Ed course.

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Candidates should have completed their graduation with at least 50% marks and must have passed or currently appearing for 1-year B.Ed (Special Education)*.

Note: * Refers to applicants who have secured the certificate of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized Institution.

Verification Of CTET Eligibility

If an applicant is allowed to appear for the CTET 2022, it does not mean that his/her eligibility criteria have been verified. This does not assure an appointment for the applicant. The eligibility of candidates needs to be verified by the concerned authorities before taking them aboard.

Therefore, applicants should check their eligibility criteria before applying. Also, applicants should know that providing false, wrong or inaccurate information may lead to cancellation of the candidature, cancellation of the test result, forfeiture of certificate and even prosecution if required.

Important Points Regarding CTET Eligibility

Some of the important points to note regarding the eligibility criteria for CTET are as under:

  1. 5% relaxation is given to applicants belonging to the Reserved Categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PwD.
  2. Diploma/Degree course in Education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only will be taken into consideration.
  3. Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed (Special Education) recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only will be taken into consideration.
  4. The minimum qualifications mentioned above are for teachers of different subjects. In case of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November 2001 (as amended on a timely basis) will be applicable. For teachers of Art, Craft, Home Science, Work Education, etc., the existing eligibility criteria prescribed by the State Governments and other school management will be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.
  5. A person who is currently pursuing any of the education courses recognized by the NCTE or the RCI is eligible for appearing in CTET 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is CTET Exam?
A.
CTET is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for Classes 1 to 8.
Q. Who is eligible to apply for CTET exam?
A.
For Paper1: The candidates who have passed the Class 12 exam with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved categories) of marks and have passed the D.Ed (Diploma in Elementary Education) course are eligible
For Paper 2: Candidates who have passed Bachelor’s degree and B.Ed/ D. Ed with a minimum of 50% of marks are eligible to register for the CTET exam.
Q. How can I get CTET certificate?
A.
CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility for a central government teaching job. Candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks in the exam to get CTET Qualified, and the certificate is valid for seven years.
Q. What is Paper 1 & Paper 2 in CTET exam?
A.
CTET has two papers. Paper 1 is conducted to select teachers for Class I-V while CTET Paper 2 is to select teachers for Class VI-VIII.
Q. How can I get government job after passing CTET?
A.
To get a government job after passing CTET, candidates have to apply for all Central Government Teaching jobs like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. Without a CTET Certificate, candidates cannot apply for Central government teaching jobs.

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