Students who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria for CTET must not proceed to fill the application form. Check the elaborated CTET Eligibility Criteria for Primary Teacher (Paper 1) as well as Elementary Teacher (Paper 2) Recruitment. 

CTET Exam takes place as Paper 1 & Paper 2. Clearing 12th/Graduation is one of the basic requirements to fulfill if one wants to be recruited by CBSE. 

  • Students who fill the application form and actually do not satisfy eligibility will get their CTET Application Form canceled without any intimation
  • Paper 1 & Paper 2 have separately set eligibility criteria
  • Anyone who wants to appear in both papers can apply for both exams and mention it in their form
  • To qualify CTET, one of the criteria is to get 60% or more marks
  • There are no restrictions in attempting the exam. Candidates can write paper multiple times for the Central Teacher Ability Test

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2019 Highlights

CTET Full Form Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Minimum Age Limit 17 Years
Education Qualification

Paper 1: 12th std. with 50% marks

Paper 2: B.Ed

Official Website
Last Date to Fill Form September 25, 2019
Qualifying Marks 60%
Certificate Validity 7 Years from Result Date
Number of attempts Multiple

ctet eligibility criteria

CTET Eligibility for Age Limit & Nationality 2019

There is actually no age restriction for CTET Exam 2019. However, the candidates' minimum age can be 17 years.

Only Indian Citizens can apply for the exam.

CTET Eligibility 2019 Education Qualification

CTET eligibility criteria for primary (I to V) and elementary (VI to VIII) teacher is separately fixed.

CTET Educational Qualification for Primary Teachers

To qualify for a Primary teacher (I to V), individuals should satisfy one of the conditions given below:

  • Cleared 10+2 standard from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks. Cleared or pursuing the final year of the two-year teacher training diploma course in Elementary Education
  • Cleared 10+2 standard from a recognized board with at least 45% marks. Cleared or appearing in the last year of the two-year teachers' training diploma in Elementary Education as per rules mentioned in NCTE, 2002
  • Cleared 10+2 boards from a recognized board with at least 50% marks and cleared or appearing in the last year of four-year bachelor’s course in Elementary Education
  • Passed 10+2 boards with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the last year of two-year Diploma in Special Education
  • Graduation in any field/area with at least 50% marks and B.Ed Degree

Note: Those who have secured BEd degree from any NCTE recognized university have to compulsorily go through a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE within the period of 2 years after they are appointed as a primary teacher.

TET Eligibility for Educational Qualification for Elementary Teachers

To qualify for recruitment as an elementary teacher, the individuals have to satisfy any one of the conditions mentioned below:

  • Graduation in any field/area and cleared or appearing in the last year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (B.Ed)
  • Bachelor's in any field of study with 50% marks and cleared or appearing in one-year B.Ed program
  • Bachelor's with 45% marks, cleared or appearing in B.Ed as per rules and regulations of NCTECleared 10+2 boards with 50% marks and cleared or appearing in the last year of 4-year BElEd
  • Cleared 10+2 boards from a recognized institute with 50% marks and cleared or is appearing in their last year of 4-year BA/ BScEd or BAEd/ BScEd
  • Cleared bachelor's with 50% marks and/or appearing in 1-year B.Ed in Special Education

CTET 2019 EligibilityReservation & Associated Parameters

  • Students who belong to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/Disabled) will get 5% relaxation in qualifying marks
  • Candidates must have pursued a diploma/degree in teacher education recognized by NCTE
  • In a situation of Diploma in Education (Special Education) & B.Ed (Special Education), a teacher program identifiable by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only will be taken into consideration
  • An individual requires to go through a Diploma in Special Education, after appointment, an NCTE recognized six-month Special Programme in Elementary Education
  • Aspirants are shortlisted as a teacher of Physical Education as per regulations and rules fixed by NCTE
  • For teachers in the area of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. rules by other school management and state government will be applicable till the time NCTE displays its eligibility conditions with such teachers

ctet eligibility criteria


Can Btech students apply for CTET?

Yes, candidates after their can apply for CTET Exam. This recruitment is processed for the hiring of eligible and talented candidates to be appointed as teachers for class I-VIII standard. Students are required to have a degree in any field with a minimum of 50% marks. 

Who can apply for Ctet 2019?

Students who are 12th pass with 50% marks can apply for CTET Paper-1. Paper-1 is conducted for those individuals who want to be recruited as teachers for class I-V. Students who have a degree in any field of study and a B.Ed can apply for CTET Paper-2 which is conducted to appoint teachers for VI-VIII class. Those who want to apply for I-VIII class teachers can write both papers.

Is B.Ed necessary for CTET Exam?

No, B.Ed is not necessary for CTET Exam is you are applying for Paper-1 which is conducted for the candidates who want to be appointed as Primary Level Government School Teachers. If one is applying for CTET Paper-2 which is to appoint teachers of Elementary Level School Teachers (V-VIII) require to have a B.Ed Degree. Without it, their application form will not get approval. 

What is the salary of the CTET teacher?

The pay scale of the primary level teachers (I-V) is approx INR 1.5 lakh per year, whereas the salary scale of secondary teachers (V-VIII) is nearby INR 2, 30,000 per year.

Is the CTET exam tough?

No, the exam actually holds a moderate level of difficulty. The students who want to appear for this exam might find a little difficulty with the subject of Child Pedagogy. Otherwise, students can easily crack it if they study with determination, focus and a spirit to clear the paper.

Does the CTET Exam come with negative marking in its pattern?

No, CTET Exam does not have any negative marking in the paper. The questions will be in the form of MCQs. 1 Mark for each correct response will be awarded.

How can I get a job after passing CTET?

Once the candidate has cleared CTET Exam, they will be eligible to be appointed as government school teachers. Once you receive the certificate of CTET, you can begin to apply for the teacher's job at different schools and in accordance with their vacancies. 

What are the qualifying marks for OBC in CTET Exam?

The qualifying marks for those who belong to General Category is 90 and 82.5 for OBC/SC/ST category candidates. Around 3 lakh candidates qualify the exam, annually. Candidates who qualify the paper by securing the required marks will be receiving CTET Eligibility Certificate.

How many times the CTET exam is conducted?

The CTET Exam is held twice every year.

Can 12th pass apply for CTET?

Yes, 12th pass with 50% marks from a recognized board can apply for CTET Paper-1 which is conducted to appoint teachers for primary level school teachers. (Class I-V).

Can MCA students apply for CTET?

MCA Course is applicable for the individuals who are going for PGT/TGT/Computer Instructor in schools. Those who hold CTET Certificate fulfill the eligible to apply in CBSE Schools, State/ Central Government Schools, and others.

What is the purpose of CTET?

The foremost purpose of directing the CTET Exam is to bring forth qualified and talented teachers for class I-VIII in government schools. For those individuals who wish to serve as teachers in their future, the CTET exam is the first ladder they should strive to climb.

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