CBSE conducts the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) every year for shortlisting candidates for the posts of Class I to Class VIII teachers.
The written exam of CTET comprises of two papers, Paper I (for classes I to V) and Paper II (for classes VI to VIII).
Those who wish to teach only in classes I to V need to take Paper I, and candidates who intend to teach classes VI to VIII only need to qualify in Paper II. However, applicants have the option of taking both the papers if they wish to teach at both levels.
Here is the detailed information about Selection and Counselling process:
- Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written exam.
- In order to qualify the written exam, candidates should score a minimum of 60% or above.
- Candidates must also meet the minimum eligibility criteria on the basis of qualifying the CTET paper.
- Persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc. may get concessions from some schools as per their reservation policy.
- Once candidates clear CTET, they can apply to schools for the relevant teacher posts and undergo the selection procedure for appointment
- Candidates who clear the CTET 2017 exam will be issued certificates, which can remain valid for appointment seven years from the date of announcement of the result.
- After obtaining their certificates, candidates can apply in private and central govt. schools as and when there is an announcement of vacancies.
- Candidates may note that qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.