CTET Paper I 2024

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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024

About CTET Paper 1 2024

About Exam

The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level eligibility exam conducted by CBSE. It is a gateway to becoming a teacher in the government schools of India. Candidates acquiring minimum passing marks in the CTET Paper 1 exam are appointed as teachers to teach the students of classes 1 to 5. 

The test is held in 20 languages throughout the country. CTET exam assesses the conceptual understanding, application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking of the candidates. The exam also focuses on assessing candidates’ knowledge of the subject, pedagogic content knowledge, and its relevance in the school curriculum.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Exam Summary

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 nationwide.

Particulars Details
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 135
Official Website ctet.nic.in

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Latest Update


Check the latest updates related to CTET Paper 1 below:

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Notification

Exam Pattern

The conducting body has released the official notification for CTET 2024 exam date. Please check the complete notification details on CTET Paper below:

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Important Dates

Exam Syllabus

Check the important dates related to the CTET 2024 exam from the table below:

Events Dates
CTET Notification 2024 November 03, 2023
CTET Application Form 2024 Starts From November 03, 2023
Last Date to fill Online Application November 23, 2023
Last Date for submission of fee through E-Challan November 23, 2023
CTET Admit Card 2024 January 18, 2024
CTET Exam Dates 2024 January 21, 2024
Release of CTET Answer Key February 7, 2024
CTET Result Declaration February 15, 2024

CTET Salary & Job Profile

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.

Salary Structure

Check the salary structure for candidates who clear the CTET Paper 1:

Components Amount
Grade Pay INR 4,200
Pay Scale INR 9,300 to 34,800
Basic Pay (after 7th Pay Commission) INR 35,400
TA INR 1,600
HRA INR 3,240
Gross Salary INR 40,240
Net Salary INR 35,000 to 37,000

CTET Job Profile

Check the job profile for eligible teachers below:

  • Must have subject expertise.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have good knowledge of pedagogy and child development.
  • Encourage students for co-curricular activities.
  • Increase learning abilities and social growth of students.
  • Maintain school and classroom records.
  • Promote a safe and secure classroom environment.

Career Growth

The positions that candidates can get through promotion after clearing the CTET Paper 1 exam are as follows:

  • Headmaster of the primary school
  • Senior Teacher of the primary school
  • Assistant Teacher of the primary school
  • Senior Teacher of the upper-primary school
  • Principal of the upper-primary school

CTET Eligibility Criteria

Study Plan to Maximise Score

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 2024 Paper 1 exam.

Age Limit Criteria

Aspirants who wish to apply for the CTET Paper 1 exam must be above 18. There are no upper limit age criteria for the eligibility test.

Nationality Criteria

Candidates who have permanent citizenship in India can apply for the exam. Subjects of Bhutan and Nepal can also apply for the CTET.

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification requirement for CTET Paper 1 exam are as follows:

  • Applicants need to complete the senior secondary exam with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and have passed or appeared for the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, or
  • The candidate has passed the senior secondary exam with 45 per cent marks and has passed or appeared for the final year examination for a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with the NCTE regulations, or
  • The candidate has passed the senior secondary examination with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared for the final year of 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.Ed), or
  • Candidates must have passed the senior secondary examination with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education or passed the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education course.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Application Form

Previous Year Analysis

Candidates interested in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test must submit the duly filled application forms online. The application process for CTET 2024 has started.

How to Apply for CTET Paper 1 Exam?

Registration for CTET 2024 began online on the official website. The candidates checked out the details here as we updated this page when the registration started. 

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of CTET – ctet.nic.in
  • 2nd Step: Find and click on the “Apply Online” link from the homepage.
  • 3rd Step: This will lead to an authentication form where details such as name, state, identification type, date of birth, gender, etc., should be entered.
  • 4th Step: Enter all the primary information carefully because it will be saved with the profile. Enter the contact information, such as a valid email address and phone number.
  • 5th Step: Log out of the portal to prevent modifications by unauthorised persons.

Steps to Fill the CTET Application Form

The steps to fill out the application form are as follows:

  • 1st Step: Candidates should visit the CTET official website to complete their registration process
  • 2nd Step: They should click on the “Application” option.
  • 3rd Step: Registration – In the third step, candidates should fill up their CTET application forms. They should add their basic details and register by adding their basic details such as name, email ID, phone number, address, etc.
  • 4th Step: Candidates will receive the “Application Number” and “Password”. They should preserve these details for future use. 
  • 5th Step: Application Process – Fill in the application form per the instructions. They’ll be required to enter the following important information:
    • Candidates’ Name
    • Education Details
    • Specially Abled or Not,
    • Address
    • Security PIN
  • 6th Step: Document Uploading Process – Upload the scanned documents as described by the officials.
  • 7th Step: Students will now be directed to the payment gateway. It can be paid through a debit card, net banking, or credit card.
  • 8th Step: Kindly click on the “Submit” option. Now take a printout of the application form for future use.

CTET Paper 1 Exam Centres

The CTET Paper 1 exam was held at 135 exam centres. Check the exam centres from the table below.

State/ UT CTET Exam Centers
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Bhagalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu Daman
Delhi Delhi Central
Delhi East
Delhi North
Delhi South
Delhi West
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro
Karnataka Bangalore
Kerala Ernakulam
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Srinagar Garhwal
Uttar Pradesh Agra
West Bengal Durgapur

Important Note: Always refer to the exam centre details in the CTET admit card for latest information. 

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Exam Pattern

The CTET Paper 1 exam has 5 sections with a total of 150 questions. The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes i.e. 2:30 hours and the total marks allocated is 150. 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
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

Candidates will have to compulsorily choose two language subjects while filling the application form. Check the languages that candidates can choose from in the table below.

Code No. Language Code No. Language
1 English 11 Marathi
2 Hindi 12 Mizo
3 Assamese 13 Nepali
4 Bengali 14 Oriya
5 Garo 15 Punjabi
6 Gujarati 16 Sanskrit
7 Kannada 17 Tamil
8 Khasi 18 Telugu
9 Malayalam 19 Tibetan
10 Manipuri 20 Urdu

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Syllabus

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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 CTET Paper 1 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

CTET Paper 1 Preparation Tips

Exam counselling

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 2024 Paper 1 below:

  • Candidates need to refer to the syllabus so that they do not miss out on any important topics.
  • Candidates should refer to the CTET best books to have a good preparation phase.
  • Candidates should make a proper study plan referring to the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • It is important that applicants revise and take Embibe’s CTET Paper 1 mock tests. This will help them identify their weaknesses and improve upon them.
  • Candidates must talk to close friends and families about the topics mentioned in the syllabus whenever possible, which will help in revising and understanding the concepts well.
  • Candidates should refer to the CTET Paper 1 previous year’s papers. This will help them understand the difficulty level of the exam and the type of questions asked in the examination.
  • The most important tip is to stay calm, confident, and positive during the preparation stage and not get overwhelmed.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Admit Card

Exam talks

The CTET 2024 Admit Card was released on January 18, 2023. Candidates who applied for CTET 2024 must download their admit cards online from the official website. 

To download the CTET 2024 admit card, the candidates have to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CTET.
  • Step 2: Find the option to download the admit card for CTET 2024 January on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Click on the link to download the admit card and log in using the registration number (issued while filling out the application form) and date of birth as credentials.
  • Step 4: After logging in, the CTET admit card will be displayed on the screen. Candidates have to check all the details and download the admit card.
  • Step 5: After downloading the CTET Admit Card, the candidates must take a few printouts of the same.

After downloading the admit card, the candidates must check the details mentioned. 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 must 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.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Answer Key

About Exam

CBSE released the CTET Paper 1 Answer Key on February 7, 2024. Candidates can check the answer key on the official website of the exam-conducting body.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Result

About Exam

After the CTET answer key, the Central Board of Secondary Education declared the CTET January result on February 15, 2024. CTET results were published online on the official website. The candidates must use their login credentials to check the CTET January results on the official website.

Those who clear the CTET exam will be considered eligible for teaching jobs nationwide.

To check the result, the candidates must follow the below steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CTET.
  • Step 2: Find the option to check the result for CTET 2024 on the homepage and click on the same.
  • Step 3: Candidates must now log in using the required credentials, such as application number and date of birth.
  • Step 4: CTET result will appear on the screen and will carry some important details such as total marks of the exam, marks obtained by the candidate, pass or fail etc.
  • Step 5: Candidates have to download their admit card and take a printout of the same. If the candidate is qualified, they can use the CTET eligibility certificate to apply for teaching jobs at the school level.

CTET 2024 Paper 1 Cut-off

Eligibility Criteria

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 Paper 1 minimum qualifying marks below:

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Passing Marks Out of 150
General 60% 90
OBC/ SC/ ST 55% 82

FAQs on CTET 2024 Paper 1

Admit Card

Candidates might have many questions regarding the CTET 2024 Paper 1. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.

Q: 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 nationwide.

Q: How many papers are there in CTET?

Ans: The CTET exam has two papers- Paper 1 is for classes 1 to 5, and Paper 2 is for classes 6 to 8.

Q: Who can apply for CTET Paper 1?

Ans: Applicants must have passed the senior secondary exam or equivalent exam from a recognised state or national board with at least 50% marks.

Q: Can I fill in the application form for CTET through offline mode?

Ans: No. You can fill in the application form for CTET only online, and the application form can be accessed on the official website of CTET.

Q: What is the application fee for an OBC candidate to apply for both CTET papers?

Ans: OBC and general category candidates must pay Rs 1,200 to apply for both papers in CTET.

Q: For how long is the CTET certificate valid?

Ans: According to new guidelines, CTET certification is valid for a lifetime.

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