CTET Notification 2024 | CTET 2024 registration begins at ctet.nic.in, exam on November 21

 Important Dates:

Duration of On-line Application: 03.11.2023 to 23.11.2023

Last date for submission of on-line Application: (Before 23.11.2023 11:59PM)

Last date for submission of fee: 23.11.2023 (Before11:59PM)

Date of Examination 21ST January, 2024

Candidates can apply for CTET–JANUARY, 2024 “ON-LINE” through CTET website

https://ctet.nic.in w.e.f. 03.11.2023 to 23.11.2023 (Before 11:59 PM)

CTET Notification 2024 | CTET 2024 registration begins at ctet.nic.in, exam on November 21

1. The candidate applying for CTET is required:-

i) To go through the Information Bulletin carefully with the entire requirement therein.

ii) To satisfy eligibility to appear in the examination.

iii) To submit On-line application by giving full particulars by accessing the CTET official website https://ctet.nic.in.

iv) To write complete mailing address with Postal PIN Code at the time of applying.

v) Before submission of application form, decide the mode of payment of fee.

vi) To keep the Confirmation Page along.

vii) If a candidate submits on-line more than one application, his/her candidature shall be liable to be cancelled and the candidate may also be debarred for future examination(s).

No communication will be sent in this regard.

Method of Submission of Online Application Form:

STEP1:Log on to CTET official web site https://ctet.nic.in

STEP2: Go to the link “Apply Online” and open the same. STEP3: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No.

STEP4: Upload latest Scanned Photograph and Signature

STEP5: Pay Examination Fee by debit/credit card and net banking.

STEP6: Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

2. Registration Procedure:

(a) Authentication Form: Fill details like State, Identification type (select any Identity as applicable),Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth and Gender.

(b) Fill Online Application Form: Fill complete online Application Form and choose password.

After submission, a Registration Number/Application Number gets generated. Note down the Registration No./Application No. For subsequent login, system generated Registration No./Application No. and chosen Password will be used. 

Password Policy will be as follows:

1. Password must be 8 to13 characters long.

2. Password must have at least one Upper case, one lower case alphabet and one numeric value and at least one special characters!@#$%^&*-

3. Candidate can change the passwords after login, if desired. New Password cannot be identical to any of the previous three passwords.  Candidate is advised not to disclose or share the password with anybody. Neither CTET nor NIC will be responsible for violation or misuse of the password of a candidate.  Candidate should log out at the end of their session so that the contents of the application cannot be tampered by unauthorized persons.


A candidate can apply for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test On-line by logging on CTET officialwebsite https://ctet.nic.in only.

Before applying online please ensure to have following documents/files:

 Scanned image of latest photograph in JPG/JPEG format only, for uploading.

 Scanned image of signature in JPG/JPEG format only, for uploading.Decide the mode of payment of fee:

 Through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking using on-line gateway payment facility,

a) If decided to pay fee through Debit/Credit Card, check the validity of the Card and keep itready with you while logging on to website for submitting application form.

b) Once the payment has been confirmed by the Bank/CTET, a confirmation page will begenerated.

c) In case, the fee payment status is not “OK‟ the candidates are advised asfollowing:- 

 If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means thetransaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to concerned credit/debit cardwithin a week. Such candidates have to pay the fee once again.  If the fee is paid through net banking and status is not successful, it means thetransaction is not completed. Such candidates have to pay the fee.

d) Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft,IPO etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

The candidates are NOT required to send hard copy of confirmation page to CTET Unit.

However, the candidates are advised to retain the hard copy of the application for future reference.


The minimum qualifications for appearing in the CTET are as notified by NCTE. The candidates are advised to visit the website of NCTE https://ncte.gov.in to ascertain their eligibility.

The minimum qualifications for the teaching staff should be in accordance with the following:

i. National Council for Teacher Education (Determination of Minimum Qualifications for Persons to be recruited as Education Teachers and Physical Education Teachers in Pre-Primary, Primary, UpperPrimary, Secondary, Senior Secondary or Intermediate Schools or Colleges) Regulations as amended and notified from time to time.

ii. Minimum qualifications laid down in the Recruitment Rules for the teachers by the Appropriate Government where the school is situated or the Recruitment Rules for the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan or Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.

iii. The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria. It is to be noted that if a candidate has been allowed to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test it does not imply that the candidate’s eligibility has been verified. It does not vest any right with the candidate for appointment. The eligibility shall be finally verified, by the concerned recruiting agency / appointing authority.

Note: As notified by NCTE, relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/ OBC/Differently-abled.


All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be most appropriate. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.

(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.


Main question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English). 


As per NCTE Notification No.76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

(a) School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ST,OBC, differently abled persons, etc., inaccordance with their extant reservation policy.

(b) Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process however, qualifying theCTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.


(i) The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.)and schools under the administrative control of UT‟s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman& Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshdweep and NCT of Delhi.

(ii) CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.

(iii) Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shallconsider 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.

(iv) According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools Affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6th March, 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate Central/ State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.


The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be for life time for all categories. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.


List of Examination Cities where the CTET will be conducted is given in Appendix-Ill.

Candidates are required to give FOUR DIFFERENT OPTIONS in order of their preference. While every effort will be made to allot a Centre in one of the places opted by the candidate, the Board reserves its discretion to allot a Centre other than that of Candidate’s choice anywhere in India. In case the number of candidates in any of the notified City is very less for running the Examination Centre or any other specific reason, the Board at its discretion may not conduct the Examination in that City and the Candidate who opted that city as 1st Choice may be allotted Examination Centres in other city opted as 2nd or 3rd or 4th choice or any other city.Under no circumstances, the Centre once allotted shall be changed by the Board.

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