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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to recruit eligible and deserving candidates for Primary and Elementary teacher posts in affiliated schools across the country. Check out the article further to know about the exam date, syllabus, vacancies, and other crucial details.

CTET-(2) 2021 - At a glance

Exam NameCTET 2021 (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Cycle 2
Conducting BodyCBSE
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Exam Dateto be notified
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration150 minutes
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeTo determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8
Official Websitehttps://ctet.nic.in/

Link to the Official Notification

Central Board of Secondary Education hasn't released an official notification regarding CTET 2021. The information is expected to be released soon. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates.

CTET - January 2021 Information Bulletin

CTET-(2) 2021 Important dates

EventDate
CTET(2) 2021 Notification Releaseto be notified
CTET(2) 2021 Online Registration Starts Fromto be notified
Last Date to fill Online Applicationto be notified
Admit Card Downloadto be notified
CTET(2) 2021 Exam DateDecember 2021/January 2022
Release of CTET(2) 2021 Answer Keyto be notified
CTET(2) 2021 Result Declarationto be notified

Eligibility Criteria for CTET-(2) 2021

Educational Qualification

Primary stage Teacher (Classes I-V):

Essential requirement: Candidate must have passed class 12 or equivalent with at least 50% marks from a recognised board.

Additional requirement: Candidate must have completed two-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ 4-year Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/ Bachelor's degree in Education (B.Ed) from a recognised university. Candidates in their final year of degree/diploma can also apply.

Elementary Teacher (Classes VI-VIII):

Essential requirement: Candidates must have completed their graduation with at least 45% from a recognised university.

Additional requirement: Candidate must have passed 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from a recognised university. Candidates in their final year of degree/diploma can also apply.

CTET-(2) 2021 Application fee

CategoryFee (one paper)Fee (two papers)
General/OBC (NCL)₹ 1000₹ 1200
SC/ST/PwD₹ 500₹ 600

How to Apply for CTET-(2) 2021

The official notification for CTET-(2) 2021 has not been announced by the Board yet. However, if you are planning on applying for CTET-(2) 2021, take special notice of the release of the notification. The online application portal will open for all eligible candidates as soon as the recruitment notification is released. Keep visiting the official website of CTET so that you don't miss out on important deadlines.

The official website for CTET (2) 2021 will be active when the registration process begins.

  1. Go to the CTET 2021 website.
  2. Click on "New Registration".
  3. Enter your details and set a password for your profile.
  4. On successful registration, an application number will be generated.
  5. Use the login credentials (Application number and password) and log into your profile to continue with your application form.
  6. Enter all the details asked and upload the required documents.
  7. Pay the application fee. Wait for payment confirmation.
  8. A confirmation page will be generated with all the entered details. Take a printout of this page for future reference.

The Board will provide a correction window to correct any mistakes made in the application form. Stay connected with the official website.

CTET-(2) 2021 Admit Card

The Board will release e-Admit cards of eligible candidates who have applied for CTET-(2) 2021 on the official website. Remember, the Admit cards will not be sent to you by post. You must download your Admit Card from the official website of the commission.

How to download Admit card

  • Go to the Official Website and click on the Admit Card link.
  • Use the credentials you provided during the registration process to log into your profile.
  • Download your e-admit Card and take a printout of the document.

Admit Cards for the CTET-(2) 2021 will be released about ten days before the examination. All registered candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates. Admit Card is an important document that needs to be presented by the candidate at the examination venue along with a valid ID.

CTET-(2) 2021 Selection Process

CTET is conducted to recruit Primary and Elementary teachers into participating schools across the country. Aspirants must apply separately for CTET participating institutions they are interested in with their CTET scores. The CBSE will not conduct any centralised counselling for all attending candidates. Hence recruitment through CTET happens in two stages -

  1. Admission of applicants to counselling based on their CTET scores.
  2. Interview conducted by the respective institutions.

CTET-(2) 2021 Examination Pattern

Paper-I: Primary Stage

SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
TOTAL150150
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Paper-II: Elementary Stage

SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Science and Math teacher)6060
Social Studies (for Social Studies teacher)6060
TOTAL150150
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Candidate can choose either Mathematics and Science or Social Studies as a subject.

CTET-(2) 2021 Syllabus

Paper-I: Primary Stage

SubjectSub-sectionMarks
1. Child Development and Pedagogya) Child Development (Primary School Child)15
b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs05
c) Learning and Pedagogy10
Total30
2. Language Ia) Language Comprehension15
b) Pedagogy of Language Development15
Total30
3. Language - IIa) Comprehension15
b) Pedagogy of Language Development15
Total30
4. Mathematicsa) Content15
b) Pedagogical issues15
Total30
5. Environmental Studiesa) Content15
b) Pedagogical Issues15
Total30

Paper-II: Elementary Stage

SubjectSub-sectionMarks
1. Child Development and Pedagogya) Child Development (Secondary School Child)15
b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs05
c) Learning and Pedagogy10
Total30
2. Language Ia) Language Comprehension15
b) Pedagogy of Language Development15
Total30
3. Language - IIa) Comprehension15
b) Pedagogy of Language Development15
Total30
4. Mathematicsa) Content20
b) Pedagogical issues10
Total30
5. Sciencea) Content20
b) Pedagogical Issues10
Total30
6. Social Studiesa) Content40
b) Pedagogical Issues20
Total60

CTET-(2) 2021 Result

CBSE will release the Final Answer Keys briefly after the conduction of the examination. The result will be compiled based on the final answer keys. The Results will be hosted on https://ctet.nic.in/. Visit the website for updates.

CTET-(2) 2021 Cut-off

To be considered eligible for the post, a candidate must have appeared in CTET Paper-I or Paper-II or both. The minimum aggregate marks required for qualification is

CategoryQualifying percentage
GEN60%
SC/ST/OBC55%

The expected cut-off for CTET-(2) 2021 is:

CategoryCTET Cutoff
General90
OBC82.5
SC82.5
ST82.5

However, the cut-off may vary due to variable factors.

Job Profile

Job description of a Primary/Elementary appointed through CTET include:

  • Understanding student psychology of teens, pre-teens, and children.
  • Gauging various academic concepts and inculcating the same in your students.
  • Expressing concern and taking apt action when rules are violated.
  • Keeping a check on students' attitudes and etiquette.
  • Ensuring that you are a good role model.
  • Coming up with new innovative teaching methods.

Salary

ComponentsSalary
Pay Scale₹ 9,300 - ₹ 34,800
Grade Pay₹ 4,200
Basic Pay after 7th Pay Commission₹ 35,400
HRA₹ 3,240
TA₹ 1,600
Gross Salary (Basic Pay + HRA + TA)₹ 40,240
Net Salary₹ 35,000 - ₹37,000

CTET-(2) 2021 Exam Analysis

CTET 2021 (cycle 1) was conducted on 31 January 2021 with 23,51,725 test takers across the country. Here's a section-wise analysis of CTET-January 2021 examination:

Paper-I: Primary Stage

SubjectsDifficult LevelsGood Attempts
Child Development & PedagogyEasy to Moderate22-26
Hindi LanguageEasy to Moderate23-25
Sanskrit LanguageModerate20-21
English LanguageEasy to Moderate20-22
MathematicsModerate21-23
Environmental StudiesModerate to Difficult22-24
OverallModerate108 - 120

Paper-II: Elementary Stage

SubjectsDifficult LevelsGood Attempts
Child Development & PedagogyModerate to Difficulty22 - 24
Hindi LanguageModerate20-22
English LanguageEasy to Moderate18 - 22
Science & Mathematics (For Science Students)Moderate35-44
Social Studies (For Art Students)Moderate to Difficult40 - 48
OverallModerate100 - 116

Preparation tips for CTET-(2) 2021

  • Take up mock tests to assess your level of preparation. It gives you a chance to work on areas in which you are lagging and improve the efficiency of your practice. Solving online mock tests will also help with time management skills.
  • Solve plenty of previous years papers to get an idea of the types of questions asked.
  • Know your weak areas - take a few mock tests before starting your preparation. Analyse the results and note the areas in which you lag. You can pay special attention to these topics. Allot some specified time in your study plan to focus on them.
  • Rely on your college materials for preparation. They will contain all the concepts demanded by the examination Syllabus and will be familiar to you since you have already gone through them.
  • For the Interview, Improve your speaking skills. Practice well structured and engaging answers to common questions about yourself like your motivation behind taking up the exam, your aim in life, etc.

CTET Question papers

You can easily access previous years papers on the official website's archive section. The direct link is given here.

Recommended Books for CTET-(2) 2021

Child Development and Pedagogy

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Child Development and PedagogyKiran Publications
CTET Child Development and PedagogyKumar Sandeep

Language Books

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Plinth to Paramount (Both Volumes)KD Publication
English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
Objective EnglishS. P. Bakshi/Arihant Publication
Word Power Made EasyNorman & Lewis
Hindi BhashaDiamond Publication

Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Class 6 to 11 Mathematics textbooksNCERT
Class 6 to 10 Science textbooksNCERT
Class 6 to 10 Social Science textbooksNCERT
Class 4 to 5 EVS textbooksNCERT
Social StudiesDisha Publication
Environmental StudiesWiley

Study Plan for CTET-(2) 2021

Syllabus: Covering all the topics in the syllabus is very important. There is plenty of practice material available on the internet - mock tests, sample papers, e-books, video lectures, online study materials, topper notes, etc. Take complete advantage of the digital age!

Making notes: make short notes as you proceed through the syllabus. These notes should be crisp and to the point. Include mind-maps and flowcharts wherever appropriate. Make notes for each chapter highlighting essential details and include a precise explanation of concepts.

Explore your choices: If you get stuck at any point, search for videos explaining the idea and watch them. Visual aids help you retain information.

Solve previous year papers- Try solving them by having yourself the time limit which you are getting in the examination. The main objective of doing this is that aspirants will identify their weak & strong areas.

Quality Study- It is suggested to not cramp yourself with a massive bulk of study material from multiple sources. This causes you to end up studying nothing instead. Keep your references bounded and knowledge unbounded.

Hope you found all the information you were looking for about CTET-(2) 2021. Stay updated with the latest news about the exam and plan your preparation accordingly. All the best!