It is a famous competitive exam in India. It is the acronym of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. As the name suggests, it is a qualifying exam for recruiting teachers for central schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Army Public School, Navodya School and the like.
The exam is taken to allow candidates who want to make their career in the teaching field to fulfil their dream of teaching. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.
While the name suggests the necessity of CTET for central schools, it is not only for the above-listed schools. A candidate who has qualified CTET with a good score is preferred over other Candidates who have either not taken CTET examination or scored very less in the CTET paper. Thus, it is also like an additional plus point one possesses over others and one can use over other candidates for potential interviews for schools and other teaching organizations.
CTET consists of two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach Classes I to V and Paper II is for those who wish to teach Classes VI to VIII.
The age limit of a candidate who wishes to appear for this examination is
The score for this examination is valid for 7 years.
A candidate can reappear as many times as he/she wishes to in order to improve upon the score. But re-appearing does not guarantee a better score.
The paper is held usually twice a year, the notification of which is made available on the official website of CTET.