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CTET Paper 1 2022: The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is an entrance exam conducted by CBSE. It is a gateway to becoming a teacher in the government schools of India. CTET 2022 Admit Card has been released on December 26, 2022. CTET December 2022 Paper 1 Exam will be held online starting from December 28, 2022, in various cities. Those acquiring minimum passing marks in the CTET Paper 1 exam are shortlisted as teachers, and they get the opportunity to teach the students of Class 1 to 5.
The test is held in 20 languages throughout the country. CTET exam question papers are prepared to assess the conceptual understanding, application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking of the candidates. The focus is on assessing candidates’ knowledge of the subject, their pedagogic content knowledge, and its relevance in the school curriculum.
CBSE conducts CTET to determine the eligibility of the candidates for the teaching profession. The candidates who clear the CTET Paper 1 exam can apply for teaching jobs across the country.
|Name of Exam||Central Teacher Eligibility Test|
|Commonly Known As||CTET|
|Exam Conducting Authority||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Job Category||Teaching Job|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Frequency of Exam||Twice a Year|
|Mode of Examination||Computer Based Test (Changed from 2021)|
|Medium of Exam||20 Languages|
|Total Exam Centres||218|
Check the latest updates related to CTET Paper 1 below:
The official notification for CTET 2022 Paper 1 exam has been released by the conducting body on October 31, 2022. Check the complete notification details on CTET Paper 1 below:
Get complete details on CTET 2022 Notification here.
Check the important dates related to the CTET 2022 exam from the table below:
|CTET Events||CTET Exam Dates|
|Official Notification Date||October 31, 2022|
|Application Form Date||October 31, 2022|
|Last Day to Application Fee||November 24, 2022|
|Final Verification of Payment of Fee by the Candidates||November 25, 2022 (Before 3:30 pm)|
|Application Form Correction Window||November 28 to December 03, 2022|
|Admit Card Release Date||December 26, 2022|
|CTET 2022 Paper 1 Exam date||
– December 28 to 29, 2022,
– January 09 to 13, 2023,
– January 17 to 20, 2023,
– January 23 to 25, 2023,
– January 27 to 30, 2023,
– February 01 to 04, 2023,
– February 06 to 07, 2023
|Release of Official Provisional Answer Key||To Be Announced|
|Release of Final Answer Key||To Be Announced|
|Declaration of Result||To Be Announced|
Candidates who clear the CTET Paper 1 will receive lucrative salaries and benefits. Moreover, the career growth opportunities and job profiles are attractive and appealing.
Check the salary structure for candidates who clear the CTET Paper 1:
|Grade Pay||Rs. 4,200|
|Pay Scale||Rs. 9,300 to 34,800|
|Basic Pay (after 7th Pay Commission)||Rs. 35,400|
|Gross Salary||Rs. 40,240|
|Net Salary||Rs. 35,000 to 37,000|
Check the job profile for eligible teachers below:
The positions that candidates can get through promotion after clearing the CTET Paper 1 exam are as follows:
CBSE has set certain eligibility criteria for applicants who want to become teachers for Classes 1 to 5. This section has provided the age limit criteria, nationality criteria, and educational qualification criteria for CTET 2022 Paper 1 exam.
Aspirants who wish to apply for CTET Paper 1 exam need to be above the age of 17. There are no upper limit age criteria for the eligibility test.
Candidates who have permanent citizenship in India can apply for the exam. Subjects of Bhutan and Nepal can also apply for the eligibility exam.
The educational qualification requirement for CTET Paper 1 exam are as follows:
Candidates interested in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test were required to submit the duly filled application forms online from October 31 to November 24, 2022. Moreover, on November 28, 2022, CBSE started the application correction window for the CTET December test. The CTET correction window was disabled on December 03, 2022.
The steps to apply online for CTET are as follows.
The steps to fill out the application form are as follows:
The CTET Paper 1 exam will be held in 20 cities around the country. Check the exam centres from the table below.
|State/ UT||CTET Exam Centers|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|Daman & Diu||Daman|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu
The CTET Paper 1 exam has 5 sections with a total of 150 questions and marks. The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes i.e. 2:30 hours. Check the CTET Paper 1 exam pattern below:
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Language I (Compulsory)||30||30|
|Language II (Compulsory)||30||30|
|Child Development and Pedagogy||30||30|
Candidates will have to choose two compulsory language subjects during the application form process. Check the languages that candidates can choose from in the table below.
|Code No.||Language||Code No.||Language|
It is important that candidates have a good idea of the syllabus so that they can prepare for the exam well. Candidates can also find the topics for each section that are included in the syllabus from the table below:
|Child Development & Pedagogy||Language I||Language II||Mathematics||Environmental Studies|
|Child Development (Primary school child)||Language Comprehension||Comprehension||Content||Content|
|Concept of Inclusive Education
Understanding Children with Special Needs
|Pedagogy of Language Development||Pedagogy of Language Development||Pedagogical Issues||Pedagogical Issues|
|Learning and Pedagogy||–||–||–||–|
Check the detailed CTET Paper 1 syllabus by clicking the link below:
The CTET Paper 1 exam can be challenging. However, with proper preparation and study strategies candidates can overcome the challenges and clear the exam. Check some of the preparation tips for CTET 2022 Paper 1 below:
The CTET 2022 Admit Card has been released on December 26, 2022. Candidates willing to apply for CTET 2022 must download their admit cards online from the official website.
To download the admit card for CTET December 2022 exam, they have to follow the steps mentioned below:
CTET admit card contains important details such as the name of the candidate, father’s name, application number, roll number, gender, date of birth, date of exam and timings, exam centre address, category, candidate’s address, photo, signature, paper applied for, medium of question paper and exam instructions.
Candidates need to keep the admit card safe till the completion of CTET. The candidates will have to carry their CTET admit card and a photo ID proof to the exam centre. No candidates will be allowed to enter the exam hall without these documents.
CBSE releases the CTET Paper 1 Answer Key after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates will be able to check the answer key once the conducting body releases it. To check and download the answer key, candidates need to go to the official website of CTET.
Once the answer key for CTET is released, the Central Board of Secondary Education will prepare the results of the exam. CTET results will be published online on the official website. The candidates will have to use the required credentials to check the result. Those who clear the CTET exam will be considered eligible for teaching jobs across the country. To check the result, the candidates must follow the below steps.
The CTET cut-off score for Paper 1 is 60% of the total marks for the general category and 55% for the SC/ST/OBC category. Candidates must secure the qualifying marks to get the eligibility certificate.
Check the CTET 2021 cut-off for Paper 1 below:
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentage||Passing Marks Out of 150|
|OBC/ SC/ ST||55%||82|
Candidates might be having many questions regarding the CTET 2022 Paper 1 Exam. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.
Q1. What is the CTET exam?
Ans: Central Teacher Eligibility Test, also known as CTET, is a national-level teacher eligibility test conducted by the CBSE. Candidates who qualify for the CTET exam can apply for teaching jobs across the country.
Q2. How many papers are there in CTET?
Ans: The CTET exam has two papers- Paper 1 is for classes 1 to 5.
Q3. Who can apply for CTET paper 1?
Ans: Applicants must pass the senior secondary exam or equivalent exam from a recognised state or national board with at least 50% marks.
Q4. Can I fill in the application form for CTET through offline mode?
Ans: No. Candidates can fill in the application form for CTET only through online mode, and the application form can be accessed on the official website of CTET.
Q5. How much will be the application fee for an OBC candidate to apply for both papers?
Ans: OBC and general category candidates must pay Rs 1,200 to apply for both papers in CTET.
Q6. For how long is the CTET certificate valid?
Ans: According to new guidelines, CTET certification is valid for a lifetime.
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