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CBSE Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) January 2012

 03-NOV-2011

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi. The CTET score and certificate shall apply to the following categories of schools.

  • Schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET

Name of the post

  • Teacher (for classes I to V): Primary Stage
  • Teacher (for classes VI to VIII): Elementary Stage
  • Teacher (for both categories)

Important Dates

  • Sale of CTET Information Bulletin and Application Form: 5 November 2011 to 25 November 2011
  • Opening date for online registration: 1 November 2011
  • Closing date for online registration: 25 November 2011
  • Last date for receipt of application form in CBSE: 30 November 2011 (online & offline both)
  • Last date for receipt of application form in CBSE (candidates from remote areas): 7 December 2011
  • Date of Written Test: 29 January 2012 (Sunday)

    a) Paper I: 10 am to 11.30 pm

    b) Paper II: 1 pm to 2.30 pm

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Primary Stage (for Classes I-V)

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education). OR
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Educational Qualification: Elementary Stage (for Classes VI-VIII)

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year BA/ BSc.Ed or BA. Ed/BSc.Ed. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)

Application Fee: The application fee to be paid by SC/ ST/ Differently-abled candidate is Rs 250, and for General and OBC candidate is Rs 500.

The fee can be remitted in the following ways.

  • Through Credit/ Debit Card
  • Through Demand Draft in favour of the Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi drawn in any Nationalized Bank payable at Delhi. Write your registration number, name, address, and mobile/ telephone number on the back of the Demand Draft.

Pattern of Examination

The CTET examination will be of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ's). There will be no negative marking. There will be 2 papers of CTET.

  • Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

How to Apply: Candidates can apply for CTET - JAN 2012 either on the prescribed Application Form or apply ‘online'.

For Submission of Application on Prescribed Form (offline)

Information Bulletin containing Application Form can be had personally from the Designated Branches of syndicate Bank & Institutions specified as under against cash payment (Not by post).

Candidates must follow instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin. The candidature of Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily rejected.

For Submission of Application at Board's Website (Online)

Application can also be made ‘on-line' by accessing the Board's website http://www.cbse.nic.in/ or http://www.ctet.nic.in/ The candidate should supply all details while filling up the ‘online' form.  Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated Application form/ Confirmation page after successful submission of data and send it after completing on the given address.

The Application Form/ Confirmation page complete in all respect should be sent by Registered/ Speed Post so as to reach positively before the last date in the CBSE office on the following address:

The Assistant Secretary (CTET),
Central Board of Secondary Education,
"Shiksha Sadan", 17, Rouse Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 002.

The Application form sent by courier shall not be accepted and will be summarily rejected.

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