Important Info

Important Info (Important information regarding CTET)

According to Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act , one of the essential qualifications to gain eligibility to serve as a teacher(grade 1-8) in any of the schools is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which is conducted by the appropriate state /central Government in accordance with the guidelines of NCTE, Section 23.

Organizers of CTET

Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi is responsible for conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).

Background And Rationale

The rationale behind making TET as minimum qualification for a person to be eligible to be appointed as a teacher are as follows:

  • To increase the national standards and benchmark of teacher quality
  • To induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to improve their performance standards;
  • To send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on quality of teachers

What is the validity period of CTET certificate?

The CTET qualifying certificate has a validity period of 7 years starting from the date of declaration of its results.

How many times a person can attempt CTET examination?

There is no rule or restriction about maximum number of times a person can take CTET .

CTET can also be taken again by person who has qualified CTET if he/she wishes to improve the previous score.

Opportunities after qualifying CTET

Most of the CBSE schools are looking for CTET qualified teachers desperately because this is the mandate from the Government that teachers appointed after March 2012 in any CBSE school have to be CTET qualified. There are over 17000 CBSE affiliated schools in the country and mostly all the schools have high attrition every year (25-30% teachers leave the workforce or shift to a new location or teach in a different school).

There are not more than 5000 vacancies in 1300 KVs, 961 NV and over 63 Tibetan Schools every year. CTET is written by 10 lac people while online 10% (1 lac) people qualify. The competition for Govt. The job is therefore very tough. (1,00,000 candidates for 5000 posts) especially considering CTET is just one of the criteria.

Anyhow to apply for the Government School Job you have to apply through govt. vacancies. For private school jobs, you have to contact the school directly. You can also join our program at Training, Internship, and Placement or CTET for CBSE schools Jobs and CTET Preparation respectively.

Procedures to be followed in exam and for answering the OMR sheet

1. As you open your sealed test booklet, you will be able to find an OMR sheet. The candidates are supposed to open the seal after the invigilator instructs them to do so.

2. Code like A, B, C or D should match both on OMR sheet and on Test Booklet

3. Evaluation of the examination happens by scanning you OMR sheet. Hence it is important to not fold paper or not to cause any other damage to it. Also make sure that details like Name, Roll no:,etc are not entered anywhere except in the specified space in the OMR sheet

The OMR sheet consists of two sides

Side 1

The side 1 consists of the following columns. A candidate is supposed to fill them in a neat, clear and accurate manner using a blue/black ball point pen. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

i) Roll Number
ii) Name of the candidate
iii) Father’s Name
iv) Centre Number
v) Name of the Examination Centre
vi) Subject offered for Paper-II(Only in case of Paper-II)

Side 2

The side 2 consists of the following columns. A candidate is supposed to fill them in a neat, clear and accurate manner using a blue/black ball point pen. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

i) Roll Number
ii) Main Test Booklet Number
iii) Language Supplement Booklet Number
iv) Language Supplement Booklet Code
v) Subject offered for Paper-II(Only in case of Paper-II)
vi) Language in which you have attempted the questions
vii) Signature of the candidate

Sample OMR sheet with SIDE-2 filled with a ballpoint pen.


i)Read each question and the four options present under it. Select the correct option and darken only that circle with a ballpoint pen.

For example Question No. 117 in the Test Booklet reads as follows:

117 ) The capital city of India is (1) Kathmandu
(2) Dubai
(3) New Delhi
(4) Dibrugarh

The correct answer for the above-given question is (3) New Delhi. So candidate will have to find the question no. 018 in the answer sheet and darken the circle 3

ii) Candidates have to bring their own ball point pen of good quality (Blue/Black).

iii)If a candidate answers/darkens/fills a question it is final and cannot be the chance. Hence candidates need to ensure the details marked on the OMR are as per the admit card. Note that a candidate is not allowed to use pencil for darkening the answer and in any can it happens his/her answer sheet will be rejected.

iv) If you are darkening the circle light, faintly or incompletely it will be liable to get rejected by the Optical Scanner.

v) If you don’t want to answer a particular question don’t darken any circle for that question.

vi) Do not fold the Answer Sheet and do not make any stray marks on it.


A candidate can use the space in the test booklet for doing rough work. No rough work should be done on the OMR sheet.


6. Before submitting the answer sheet after the completion of an exam, a candidate needs to sign attendance sheet as a proof thereof. The candidate can take Test booklet only after he/she completes the test.

7. During the evaluation, if there occurs any discrepancy regarding non-availability of OMR Sheet, it will be presumed that the candidate has taken away the answer sheet with the test booklet. In such case, the candidate’s result will be liable to be canceled.


As per Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Disability guidelines vide OM F. No. 16- 110/2003-DD.III dated 26.02.2013 and subsequent CBSE OM No. CBSE/F- 61/2013 dated 15.04.2013, the following are the instructions that are applicable to differently abled candidates during the conduct of CTET Examination:-

1. 50 minutes of compensatory time may be given to the differently abled candidates who are using scribe/amanuensis, in each paper of the CTET Examination. This will be applicable to all the candidates with a disability who are not using scribe may also given 50 minutes of compensatory time.

2. If the candidates chooses to opt for the facility of using a scribe/amanuensis, they may be allowed to any person who has disability of 40% or more.

3. The candidate may be permitted for opting of his/her own scribe/amanuensis or may be provided by the Centre Superintendent on his/her request. Such candidates are advised to request the centre superintendent for amanuensis one day before the examination in between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

4. There will be no criteria for educational qualification, age etc. for the scribe/ amanuensis.

5.prior to the commencement of Examination, preferably ground floor seating arrangement, should be made.

6. The time of giving the question paper, should be marked accurately and timely supply of question paper meant for visually impaired candidates, should be ensured.

7. in case of emergency, there should also be flexibility in accommodating any change in scribe/reader/lab assistant. The candidates should also be allowed to take more than one scribe for writing different papers especially the papers of language. As per earlier history of CTET examinations, there will be separate Question Paper for Visually Impaired candidates.

Weeding Out Rules

For upto Two months from the date of declaration of result ,OMR Answer sheets of the candidates are preserved in accordance with CBSE Examination Weeding out rules. After that as per weeding out rules, it will be disposed of.

Copy Of OMR Sheet/Answer Key

A candidate can opt to download his/her OMR sheet and the answer key when they are displayed on CTET official website.
After the given time aswell the candidates can seek a photocopy of their OMR Sheet of CTET for which they need to pay Rs. 500/- per OMR
The payment needs to be made in the form of Demand Draft in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education drawn on any Nationalized Bank and payable at Delhi.

Legal Jurisdiction

Regarding to the conduct of CTET, all disputes shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only. The Secretary, CBSE shall be the legal person in whose name the Board may sue or may be used.