CTET 2023-24 Exam Date Out: Every year, the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice at the national level for aspirants who want to secure a teaching job in the government sector. Now CTET Exam is to be conducted by the CBSE in offline mode. The CTET December 2023 Notification has been released on for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)-2023 on the official website. CTET 2023 is the 18th Edition of the CTET Exam for examining the candidates for their teaching eligibility. Applicants interested in taking forward their careers in the teaching sector for primary and upper primary classes have to qualify for the CTET Exam. Based on their CTET Exam scores, the candidates can apply for vacancies in various government and government-aided schools.  

CTET December 2023 Exam

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for teacher posts for Classes 1 to 8 in Central Government Schools such as NVS/KVS and other Schools etc. CTET will be now conducted in offline mode. The validity of CTET has been extended for a lifetime period. However, it's important to refer to the official notification to know the exact date and other relevant details regarding the CTET December 2023 examination. States that do not conduct TET Exams select candidates through the CTET Examination.

CTET Dec 2023 Exam will be held on 21st Jaunary 2024 (Sunday) from 9:30 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm. 

CTET December 2023 Notification Out

The official CTET December 2023 Notification PDF has been released by CBSE on 03rd November 2023 at the official website www.ctet.nic.in. The detailed CTET 2023 Notification including the application process, eligibility criteria, dates, exam structure, syllabus, results and more has been released in PDF format. It is advisable to refer to the official CTET website or the CBSE website for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the CTET 2023 notification. The CTET Notification Pdf 2023 has been released with the complete process for the CTET December 2023 Exam and the same can be downloaded from the below link. 

CTET Dec Notification 2023 PDF- Click to Download

CTET 2023 Exam Summary

An overview of CTET has been provided in the below table. The candidates interested and looking for an opportunity to begin their career as a teacher in government & government-aided schools must know every detail about CTET December 2023.

CTET December 2023 Exam Summary
Exam Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam NameCTET December 2023 (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Exam ModeOffline (OMR Based)
Registration Dates03rd November to 1st December 2023 [extended]
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
Official Websitewww.ctet.nic.in

CTET December 2023- Important Dates

CTET December 2023 Notification has been released on the official website along with the complete schedule. The online application form of CTET 2023 is available from 3rd November to 1st December 2023. The CTET Dec 2023 Exam will be held on 21st January 2024. The important dates for the CTET 2023 December Exam have been updated in the below table.

CTET December 2023- Important Dates
EventsDates
CTET Notification 2023 Release03rd November 2023
CTET Application Form 2023 Starts From03rd November 2023
Last Date to fill Online Application1st December 2023  [Extended]
Last Date for submission of fee 1st December 2023 
Final verification of payment of fee by bankTo be notified
CTET Admit Card 202418th January 2024
CTET Exam Date 202421st January 2024 (Sunday)

CTET Admit Card 2024 Out

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the CTET Admit Card 2024 on 18th January 2024 on the official website www.ctet.nic.in. Candidates who have registered for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) can download their Admit Card from the official portal of CBSE or the direct link shared here. Candidates are required their Application Number and Date of Birth to access the CTET 2024 Admit Card. 

CTET Admit Card 2024 Out - Click to Download

CTET December 2023 Registration

The online registration process for CTET 2023 December has been started official website from 03rd November 223 onwards and will be continued till 1st December 2023. Candidates who are waiting for the CTET December 2023 Exam can now fill out their registration form from the direct link which has been updated on the official website. It is crucial to carefully read and follow the guidelines to avoid any discrepancies during the application process. 

CTET Dec Application Form 2023- Click to Apply

CTET 2023 Application Fee

A candidate belonging to either the General or OBC category is required to pay Rs. 1000/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 1200/- (if applying for both papers). The same amount is reduced to Rs. 600/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 600/- (if applying for both papers) for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

Fee Details for CTET Exam are as follows:

CTET 2023 Application Fee
CategoryOnly Paper I or II Both Paper I & II
General/OBCRs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person Rs.500/- Rs.600/-

Note- GST as applicable will be charged extra by the Bank.

CTET December 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria are different for selecting candidates for the post of teacher for Classes 1 to 5 and for Classes 6 to 8. Let’s have a look at the Educational Qualification required by the candidates for both these sections:

Educational Qualification for Classes 1-5

A candidate who has completed their Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks and cleared or appeared in final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration) OR

A candidate who has completed Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam securing a minimum of 45% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration), according to the NCTE Regulations 2002. OR

A candidate who has completed Senior Secondary or its equivalent test with a minimum of 50% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Bachelor of Elementary Education (4 years duration). OR

A candidate who has completed Senior Secondary or its equivalent test with a minimum of 50% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Diploma in Education (2 years duration). OR

A candidate who has a Bachelor’s degree and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration).

Educational Qualification for Classes 6-8

A candidate who holds a Graduation degree and has passed or is appearing in the final year examination of a Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years duration). OR

A candidate who has completed his/her Graduation degree with 50% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Bachelor in Education. OR

A candidate who has completed his/her Graduation degree with 40% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of Bachelor in Education, according to NCTE regulations. OR

A candidate who has completed Senior Secondary or its equivalent test with a minimum of 50% marks and has cleared or appeared in the final year exam of 4 years duration Bachelor of Elementary Education. OR

A candidate who has completed Senior Secondary or its equivalent exam with 50% marks and cleared or appearing in the final year exam of B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A/B.Sc.Ed. OR

A candidate who has a Graduation degree with 50% marks and has cleared or appeared in a B.Ed program of 1-year duration.

Click to Check Detailed CTET Eligibility Criteria 2023

CTET December 2023 Selection Process

Candidates appearing for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be shortlisted on the basis of their score in the CTET December 2023 Exam. CTET is an eligibility test only which means, qualifying CTET does not guarantee jobs to the aspirants. They have to apply for recruitment at different schools based on the available vacancies which require CTET Certification for which the candidates must score more or equal to 60% marks in order to get selected.

CTET December 2023 Exam Pattern

CTET 2023 Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  1. Paper I
  2. Paper-II

Paper I is conducted for candidates who have been looking forward to becoming teachers for Class 1 to 5 and Paper II is conducted for candidates who aspire to become teachers for Class 6 to 8. Candidates also have the option to apply for both Paper-I and Paper II. Questions asked in both Paper I and Paper II are Objective Multiple Choice Questions. A candidate is required to score a minimum of 60% to qualify CTET 2023 Exam. One major thing to note is that the CTET score is now valid for a lifetime as announced by CBSE.

Let’s have a look at the detailed CTET 2023 Exam Pattern for the December Exam:

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern
SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Environmental Studies3030
Mathematics3030
Total150150

Nature and standard of questions

• The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

• The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

• The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

• Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

Opt for two languages in which you wish to appear for CTET. The List of languages and code are as follows:

CTET December 2023 Languages
Code NoLanguage Code NoLanguageCode NoLanguageCode NoLanguage
01English06Gujarati11Marathi16Sanskrit
02Hindi07Kannada12Mizo17Tamil
03Assamese08Khasi13Nepali18Telugu
04Bengali09Malayalam14Oriya19Tibetan
05Garo10Manipuri15Punjabi20Urdu

• The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the NCERT.

• The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes I - V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Check CTET 2023 Paper I & II Exam Pattern

CTET December 2023 Syllabus 

The revised CTET Syllabus has been released along with the CTET 2023 Notification. When preparing to attempt for upcoming CTET, the detailed Syllabus is the first and foremost step for a candidate, to begin with. CTET Syllabus 2023 is lengthy and revolves around Child Development and Pedagogy which is one of the most important parts of the CTET exam. Other sections asked in CTET 2023 includeand  Mathematics, Science/Environmental Science, and Languages. Besides these, the candidate has to be prepared with any 2 languages (from the list mentioned in the notification)

Syllabus For CTET Paper-I: This covers topics of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics, and Environmental Science.

Syllabus For CTET Paper-II: This covers topics of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. The candidate has to choose anyone from Maths/Science or Social Studies as per their respective subjects.

Read the Complete CTET Syllabus 2023 (Paper I + Paper-II)

CTET December 2023 Certificate Validity

The validity of the CTET certificate for an appointment has been revised and now the certificate will remain valid throughout life. The revised validity has been made effective from 2011 as announced by the Education Minister and the candidates whose certificates are expired can get their new certificate with no expiry. It has been declared that the States and UTs will be responsible for revalidating or re-issue TET certificates to the candidates whose period of 7 years has already expired (after 2011). Earlier, the validity of the CTET certificate was for 7 years (from the date of issue).

Download CTET Previous Year Question Paper

CTET Teacher Salary 2023

Candidates after qualifying CTET 2023 Exam will be eligible to apply for teaching jobs for Classes 1 to 8 in Central Government Schools such as NVS/KVS and other Schools etc. The basic salary of teachers CTET qualified teachers is between Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 as the basic pay. The net in-hand salary of a CTET-qualified teacher ranges from Rs. 35000 to Rs. 50000 per month.

CTET Teacher Salary 2023
ComponentsPrimary TeacherTGTPGT
Pay Scale9300- 348009300- 348009300- 34800
Grade Pay420046004800
Basic Pay after 7th CPC354004490047600
HRA324034004350
TA160016001600
Gross Salary402404990053550
Net Salary35000-3700043000-4600048000-50000

CTET December 2023 Key Points

In the press release, it is also notified that "within the existing syllabus of CTET and structure of the question paper, the question papers will be developed to assess less of factual knowledge and more of conceptual understanding, application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking focusing on the following aspects:

  1. To assess the teacher's understanding of teaching their respective subject.
  2. To assess the futuristic teacher's pedagogic content knowledge.
  3. To understand their knowledge for the relevance of the subject in the school curriculum.
  4. Some questions will be added for assessing the planning of teaching-learning experiences.
  5. The question paper will be focused on the assessment methodologies specific to the concept.
  6. A sample blueprint or sample question papers will be released by CBSE for making it easy for the candidates to understand the revised format

CTET December 2023 Exam Centre 

Common Teacher Eligibility Test will be conducted in the following cities and the candidates have to make a choice for 4 exam centres at the time of registration from the below list. The first preference will be given to the chosen exam centre, in case of unavailability the CBSE can allot any exam center.

CTET December 2023 Exam Centre
S. NoStates & 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
6ChandigarhChandigarh
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 
18LakshadweepKavaratti
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 
21ManipurImphal
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
29SikkimGangtok
30Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Erode, Kanchipuram, Karur, Mahurai, Kanyakumari, 
Nammakal, Salem, Thanjavar, Thoothukhudi, Tiruchirappali, Tirupur, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
31TripuraAgartala
32Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Basti, Bijnor, Bilaspur, Faizabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, 
Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Mathura, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Pryagraj, Sitapur, 
Varanasi
33UttarakhandAlmora, Dehradun, Haldwani, Pauri Garhwal, Roorkee, Rudrapur
34West BengalAsansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkatta, Siliguri, Siuri

CTET December 2023 Admit Card 

CBSE releases Admit Card for the CTET exam 2 days before the date of conduct of the Examination. The admit card link for CTET 2023 exam will be added here once it has been released. All candidates can download their admit card/hall ticket by clicking on the link given below:

CTET December 2023 Answer Key 

CBSE will release provisional CTET Answer Key 2023 on the official website ctet.nic.in providing an opportunity to the candidates to challenge or raise objections to the Provisional Answer Key. The subject experts will assess all the challenges received by the candidates and then the final answer keys will be displayed on ctet.nic.in. The CTET Result will be declared according to the final answer keys.

CTET December 2023 Result

The declaration of results will be done by CBSE after the examination of CTET is conducted. The CTET result will be declared within 04 (Four) weeks from the date of conduct of the examination. So the CTET 2023 Result will be declared tentatively after a month. 

CTET December 2023 Cut-Off

The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued with a mark sheet. The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued an Eligibility Certificate for which the validity has been extended from 7 years to a lifetime period.

School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to the person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., following their extant reservation policy.

CTET December 2023: FAQs

Ans. CTET December 2023 Exam is announced to be held on 21st January 2024 (Sunday).

Ans. The CTET eligibility certificate's validity has been extended to lifetime period.

Ans. No, there is no age limit to take the CTET exam.

Ans. There are no minimum or maximum attempts for the exam. This means that candidates can appear for the CTET exam as many times as they want.

Ans. The CTET eligibility certificate's validity has been extended to lifetime period.

Ans. https://ctet.nic.in is the official website for CTET December 2023 Exam.

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