CTET Exam 2024 | Notification, Fees & Registration

Every year, the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is conducted twice nationally for applicants wanting to secure a government teaching job. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has given a notification for Conducting the CTET in July 2024. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam is now conducted online at the CBSE.

What is the CTET Exam?

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) was held to verify candidates’ eligibility for teacher positions in Central Government Schools such as KVS/NVS and other schools for Classes 1 to 8.

CTET 2024 Notification

CBSE released the official CTET 2024 Notification PDF on the website on 27th March 2024. The detailed CTET 2024 Notification is in PDF format, including the application process, eligibility criteria, dates, exam structure, Syllabus, results, and more.

Exam NameCTET July 2024 (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
Exam Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education
Exam LevelNational
Application ModeOnline
Registration Dates27th march to 5th April 2024
Exam Duration150 minutes
Language of PaperEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeFor accessing the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8
No. of Test Cities135 cities across India
Exam Helpdesk No.011-22235774
CTETOfficial Website

CTET Important Dates

As per the latest notification, CBSE has announced that it will conduct the CTET 2024 Exam from July to August 2024.

Notification 202427th March 2024
CTET Application Form 2024 Starts From27th March 2024
Last Date to fill Online Application5th April 2024 (11:59 pm)
Admit Card To be notified
By the end of September 2024July to August 2024 on Computer-Based Test Mode
CTET Result 2024By the end of September 2024

Number of Attempts:

There is no restriction on how many times you can try.

Reservation Criteria

Candidates for the General category who receive 60% or higher on the exam will be deemed qualified. If you fall under one of the following categories: SC/ST/OBC/PWD, you will receive a 5% reduction of the minimum educational qualification qualifying marks.

CTET Online Registration

CTET Registration for CTET July 2024 began on 27th March 2024, as mentioned in the CTET Notification 2024. Candidates waiting for the CTET July 2024 Exam can complete their registration form from the website.

CTET Online Registration

Application Fee

These are the CTET Application Fees. The payment mode is online (Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking). Note: GST, as applicable, will be charged extra by the Bank.

CategoryOnly Paper I or II Both Paper I & II
General/OBC (NCL)Rs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person Rs.500/- Rs.600/-

CTET Eligibility Criteria

Classes 1 to 5 CTET Educational qualification (Primary Stage) for Paper 1

Candidates must have completed or enrolled in the last year of an elementary education diploma (2 years) from an accredited university with at least a 50%.


Candidates must pass the last year of the two-year Elementary Education Diploma (with a minimum of 45% marks) under the NCTE Regulations 2002.


Applicants must complete or enrol in the final year exam for a Bachelor of Elementary Education (4 years) from a university (with at least 50%).


Candidates must complete or continue to pursue the final year exam of a Diploma in Education(2 years course) from a university (with at least 50%).


They must clear their Graduation (with at least 50% marks) & B.Ed from a recognized University.

Classes 6 to 8 CTET Educational qualification(Elementary Stage) for Paper 2

Candidates must have completed their undergraduate studies and enrol in the last year of the University’s two-year Elementary Education Diploma program.


After graduating, they must pass or enrol in the first year of a university-based B.Ed programme (with a minimum of 50%).


Candidates must have passed or appeared in one year of B.ED under the NCTE Regulations in Education (B.Ed). Graduation must have been completed (with a minimum of 45%).


Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 50%; candidates must also have completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree programme in elementary education.


Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 50%; candidates must complete a 4-year B.A./B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.


Graduation with minimum 50% marks & they must clear or appear in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).


Applicants must complete a B.Ed. The NCTE recognizes the programme as eligible for the TET or CTET.

CTET Selection Process

The CTET is a qualifying examination that decides the eligibility of applicants for teaching posts in government schools. Candidates can attempt CTET Paper I to teach classes I-V or CTET Paper II to teach classes VI-VIII. They may also attempt both papers. After qualifying for the exam, candidates can apply for the relevant teaching posts.

  • Candidate must secure a minimum of 60% in the online test. Once the candidate secures 60% or more, they will be eligible to become a private or central government school teacher.
  • Applicants from SC/ST, OBC, and PWD categories may get minimum marks relaxed depending on the school’s reservation policies.
  • Candidates will receive an eligibility certificate once they clear the CTET. 
  • Once the certificate is received, the candidate can apply to schools for the Teacher post. 
  • The candidates must undergo the selection process specified by the institute they are applying to.

Cut Off Marks

The general category students must score 60% marks to qualify for the exam.

CategoryMinimum Qualifying PercentagePassing Marks
OBC/SC/ST55%82 Out Of 150
General60%90 Out Of 150

CTET 2024 Exam Pattern

CTET 2024 Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  1. Paper-I
  2. Paper-II

Papers I & II of CTET contain 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) each. One mark for the correct answers, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers. The paper was conducted offline as a pen-and-paper-based test. ​Paper 1 has five sections, while Paper 2 consists of 4 sections.

  • Paper-I will be conducted for candidates who wish to be teachers for Classes I to IV.
  • Paper II will be conducted for candidates who want teachers for Classes VI to VIII.
Paper I CTET Exam Pattern

CTET Paper-I exam is divided into five sections. The total duration is 2.5 hours(150 minutes).

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
The language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Environmental Studies3030
Paper II CTET Exam Pattern

CTET Paper-II exam is divided into four sections. Candidates must choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Studies in Paper 2.

SubjectsThe language I (compulsory) Total Number of Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory) 3030
Language II (compulsory) 3030
A. Mathematics & Science30 + 3060
B. Social Studies & Social Science6060

Paper 1 CTET Syllabus

The following table shows the Syllabus for paper one.

SectionsTopicsNo. of Questions
Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of a Primary School Child15
Concept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with support needs5
Learning and Pedagogy10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 Questions each)Language Comprehension15
Pedagogy of Language Development15
MathematicsContent (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.)15
Pedagogical issues15
Environmental StudiesContent (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.)15
Pedagogical Issues15

Paper 2 CTET Syllabus

The following table shows the paper’s two Syllabus.

SectionsConcept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with support needsQuestions
Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of an Elementary School Child15
Science, Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources5
Learning and Pedagogy10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 questions each)Language Comprehension15
Pedagogy of Language Development15
Mathematics and ScienceMathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues20
Pedagogical issues10
Science Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources20
Pedagogical issues10
Social StudiesHistory, Geography, Social and Political Life40
Pedagogical issues20

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Certificate Validity

The Ministry of Education has extended the validity of the Central Teacher Evaluation Test from 7 years to a lifetime. This step and the NPST will help improve the teaching.

Teachers Salary

The basic salary of Central Teacher Eligibility Test qualified teachers is between Rs. 9300 and Rs. 34800 as the Basic Pay. The net in-hand salary of a Central Teacher Eligibility Test qualified teacher ranges from Rs. 35000 to Rs. 50000 per month.

ComponentsPrimary TeacherTGTPGT
Pay Scale9300- 348009300- 348009300- 34800
Grade Pay420046004800
Basic Pay after 7th CPC354004490047600
Gross Salary402404990053550
Net Salary35000-3700043000-4600048000-50000

Exam Centres

There are exam centres.

Sno.States & UTCities
1Andaman & Nicobar IslandPort Blair
2Andhra PradeshAnantapur, Bhimavaran, Chirala, Eluru, Guntur,Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nandyala, Narsaraopeta, 
Nellore, Proddatur, Rajamundry, Srikulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Viziannagaram
3AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
4BiharBhagalpur, Bhojpur, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, 
5ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
7Dadar & Nagar HaveliDadar & Nagar Haveli
8Daman & DiuDaman
9DelhiNew Delhi
10Goa Panaji 
11GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Bardoli, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi 
12HaryanaAmbala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Karnal, Hisar, Kurukshetra 
13Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una 
14JammuJammu, Samba, Srinagar
15JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
16KarnatakaBelagavi, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi 
17Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, 
Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur 
19Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain 
20MaharashtraAhmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kashti, Kolhapur, 
Kopragaon, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pandharpur, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangmner, 
Sangoli, Satara, Sindurpur, Solapur 
22Meghalaya Shillong 
23Mizoram Aizwal 
24NagalandDimapur, Kohima 
25OdishaBalasore, Berhampur- Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
26Puducherry  Puducherry
27PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur 
28RajasthanAjmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
30Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Erode, Kanchipuram, Karur, Mahurai, Kanyakumari, 
Nammakal, Salem, Thanjavar, Thoothukhudi, Tiruchirappali, Tirupur, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
32Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Basti, Bijnor, Bilaspur, Faizabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, 
Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Mathura, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Pryagraj, Sitapur, 
33UttarakhandAlmora, Dehradun, Haldwani, Pauri Garhwal, Roorkee, Rudrapur
34West BengalAsansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkatta, Siliguri, Siuri

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Contact Details

  • Address: Central Teacher Eligibility Test Unit, PS 1-2, Institutional Area, I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110092
  • Contact Number: 011-22240112
  • Email: ctet.cbse@nic.in , directorctet@cbseshiksha.in
  • General enquiry/Tele Helpline: 011-22240112


What is the CTET Exam?

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test was held to verify candidates’ eligibility for teacher positions in Central Government Schools such as KVS/NVS and other schools for Classes 1 to 8.

How many times can a student take a CTET exam?

There is no restriction on how many times you can try.

How is the CTET exam conducted?

CTET will be conducted online mode.

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