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CTET 2021 - Dec Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 12 Nov, 2021 10:38

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About CTET 2021 (Admit Card in December)

CTET 2021 will be conducted from December 16, 2021, to January 13, 2022, and the admit card is expected to be released in the second week of December. The mode of CTET 2021 will be online (computer-based test), and the question paper pattern will be changed to assess the analytical skills of candidates. The validity of the CTET certificate will be a lifetime. 

CTET December 2021 Information Bulletin

CTET is conducted to determine the eligibility of aspiring teachers. Candidates who clear the exam will be declared eligible for taking up teaching posts for Classes I - VIII in various schools across the country. The exam is divided into two papers, i.e., Paper I & II. While the Paper I exam is conducted for primary teachers, the Paper-II exam is conducted for high school teachers. Qualifying this exam is mandatory to appear for teacher recruitment exams conducted by Kendriya Vidyalayas or central government schools. Apart from CTET, various states conduct the TET (Teacher Eligibility Test), which is confined to a particular state. 

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CTET 2021 Latest Updates

  • Nov 16, 2021 02:45 PM: As CTET 2021 is being conducted online for the first time, check the list of online test instructions for CTET 2021
  • Oct 19, 2021 09:30 AM: CTET 2021 application form will be closing on October 25.
  • Oct 08, 2021 11:10 AM: CTET 2021 registration will be closing on October 19.

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CTET Conducting Body

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Delhi. CBSE is a Board of Education for Public and Private schools, under the Union Government of India. CBSE grants affiliation to schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Private schools and most of the schools approved by the Central Government of India up to Higher Secondary Level.

CBSE affiliation is considered prestigious, as it requires the schools to follow rigid quality standards. The board is also responsible for developing a common curriculum for these schools while keeping the educational requirements of the nation in focus. 

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CTET December 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates of CTET December 2021 here to have an idea of important dates and events of the exam such as online application form submission dates, admit card date and exam date. The important dates can be checked below - 

EventDates
Registrations Start DateSeptember 20, 2021
Online form submission closing dateOctober 25, 2021
Deadline to submit application fee through Debit/ Credit CardOctober 26, 2021
Deadline for the verification of application fee payment by the candidatesOctober 26, 2021
Form CorrectionOctober 28 to November 3, 2021
Admit Card Availability DateSecond Week of December 2021
Exam DateDecember 16, 2021, to January 13, 2022
Release of Answer Key & Response Sheetwithin One Week after the Exam
Result Datewithin 30 days after the Exam

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Mode of CTET 2021 Exam

For the first time, CBSE will be conducted CTET as a computer-based test. More than 20 lakh candidates are going to appear for the exam, and CBSE has opted for a long window to complete the exam process. The exam will take place from December 16 to January 13 with two shifts per day viz., Shift 1 (Morning) and Shift 2 (Morning). Some of the important details with regard to the mode of the CTET 2021 exam can be checked below -

  • The candidates are required to mark answers on computer
  • There is no limit to mark answers for each question
  • The duration of the online test is 2 hours 30 minutes
  • The test will automatically terminate after the completion of 2 hours 30 minutes
  • The candidates can edit the answers before the specified duration (in case of any mistake)
  • A rough worksheet will be given in the exam hall 
  • The online response sheet and answer key will be released within one week after the exam

CTET 2021 Exam Centers

Here is the complete list of the CTET exam centres. The CTET exam centres list mentioned here will help the candidates to choose the relevant exam centre while filling the online application form - 

Panaji

Delhi Central

Dhanbad

Kozhikode

Ferozepur

Pune

Ahmedabad

Delhi East

Ranchi

Trivandrum

Jalandhar

Imphal

Surat

Delhi North

Bengaluru

Kavaratti

Mohali

Shillong

Vadodara

Delhi South

Mangalore

Bhopal

Ajmer

Aizawl

Vijayawada

Delhi West

Ernakulam

Ambala

Jaipur

Kohima

Visakhapatnam

Hamirpur

Amritsar

Faridabad

Jodhpur

Lucknow

Itanagar

Kangra

Bhatinda

Gurugram

Kota

Mathura

Guwahati

Shimla

Chandigarh

Karnal

Indore

Moradabad

Muzzafarpur

Jammu

Raipur

Kurukshetra

Jabalpur

Noida

Patna

Srinagar

Dadra & Nagar

Panchkula

Aurangabad

Allahabad

Port Blair

Bokaro

Daman

Bhubaneswar

Mumbai

Bareilly

Gangtok

Durgapur

Udaipur

Sambalpur

Nagpur

Ghaziabad

Raebareli

Hyderabad

Agartala

Puducherry

Nashik

Gorakhpur

Saharanpur

Agra

Madurai

Dehradun

Roorkee

Kanpur

Varanasi

Aligarh

Tiruchirappalli

Haldwani

Srinagar Garhwal

Chennai

Kolkata

Coimbatore

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Options to Explore other than CTET Exam

If the applicants fail to clear the CTET exam, the candidates need not worry. We have listed some alternative options that the candidates can explore if they fail to clear the CTET exam.

Option 1: - CTET exam is conducted twice a year and the candidates who failed to clear one session of CTET can start preparing for the next session of the CTET exam. For example, if the candidates fail to clear the CTET exam in June or July session, he/ she can start preparing for the December session of CTET exam. Since the candidates will have an idea of mistakes they committed in the previous session of CTET, he/ she will prepare for the upcoming session of CTET exam accordingly. Therefore, the chances of clearing the CTET exam in the subsequent attempt are high.

Option 2: - Various states in India conduct state-level Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the candidates who are aspiring for a career in teaching. Such candidates can apply for state-level exam. However, TET in various states is not conducted twice a year despite the mandatory rule. State-level TET exam is confined only to a particular state, and the candidate who clears the state-level TET exam will be eligible to become a teacher only in his/her state. Some of the state-level TET exams are AP TET, TNTET, OTET, OSSTET, Kerala TET, Assam TET etc.

Stages Involved in CTET Exam

There are few important steps that have to be followed while appearing for the CTET examination to secure their seat in the colleges under CTET conducting body. 

  • Release and Closure of CTET application form

  • Release of CTET Admit Card

  • Appearing for the CTET Exam 

  • Declaration of CTET Result

  • CTET Selection Process

  • Submission of Fee

  • Classes Resume

Contact Details

Address: CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST UNIT

PS 1-2, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, I.P. EXTENSION, PATPARGANJ, DELHI – 110092

Phone Number: 011-22235774, 22240104

Website: http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/Public/View.aspx?page=46

Important Dates

CTET 2021 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 20 Sep to 25 Oct, 2021
Exam Date 16 Dec to 13 Jan, 2022

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Related Questions

Am I eligible for CTET 2021 Exam after completing M.Com

-saba perweenUpdated on May 31, 2021 11:35 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, you are not eligible for CTET 2021 Exam with an M.Com degree, in order to be eligible, you must have a degree in teacher education. For more details, we advised you to visit our CTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria page.

Please fill out our Common application form for more information about the CTET 2021 Exam. Our admissions counsellor will then contact you and provide you with all of the relevant information regarding the CTET exam. You can also call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 for FREE counselling if you have any other questions.

Thank you

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