CTET Eligibility 2022: Age Limit, New Criteria, Qualification, Relaxation

Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 ( CTET )

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CTET eligibility criteria 2022 is shared here for Paper 1 and Paper 2 along with the age limit, educational qualification, qualifying marks and reservation norms. The CTET 2022 application process will start from October 31, 2022 onwards. Check below for the detailed CTET eligibility 2022, exam dates and more.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2022 application process will begin from October 31, 2022 onwards. The public notice has been released by the CBSE for CTET Dec 2022 examination on October 20, 2022. Candidates who fulfil the CTET eligibility criteria 2022 will be able to fill out the application form by visiting the official website. The last date for submitting CTET 2022 application online is November 24, 2022. The fee can be paid upto November 25, 2022. The CTET 2022 exam will be going to held between December, 2022 to January, 2023.

The CTET eligibility criteria for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are fixed by the CBSE itself based on the TET guidelines framed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 eligibility criteria are mentioned in detail in the official CTET notification of the exam along with the educational qualification, age limit and reservation norms.

The CTET exam is conducted in two sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2. CTET Paper 1 is meant for candidates who plan to teach classes 1 to 5 and paper 2 is meant for applicants who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. Candidates who want to teach classes 1 to 8 need to appear for both papers. The CTET Paper 1 eligibility is different from CTET Paper 2 eligibility criteria. Some of the basic requirements to fulfil CTET eligibility criteria 2022 are passing 12 examinations or completing graduation with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks. Candidates should go through the detailed eligibility criteria before filling the CTET application form 2022.

Also Read: CTET 2022 Pre-Admit Card Out Live: Exam Dates Released Soon; Check Direct Link and More

Here we have provided the detailed CTET eligibility criteria, as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), that candidates need to fulfil in order to appear for the CTET 2022.

Also Read: CTET Exam Date 2022

Minimum Qualifications to appear for CTET 2022

 Candidates should possess the minimum qualifications for the teaching staff in accordance with the following are eligible for appearing in the CTET:

  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) (Determination of Minimum Qualifications for Persons to be recruited as Education Teachers and Physical Education Teachers in Pre-Primary, Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary, Senior Secondary or Intermediate Schools or Colleges) Regulations.
  • Minimum educational qualifications as laid down in the Recruitment Rules for the teachers by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and other schools.
  • Candidates should satisfy their eligibility before applying for the exam as they are fully responsible in case they are not eligible to apply as per the given CTET eligibility 2022. If a candidate has been allowed to appear for the CTET 2022 exam, it does not imply that his or her eligibility has been verified. The eligibility will be finally verified by the concerned recruiting body or school.

Latest Update:

CTET 2022 Application dates out @ctet.nic.in, Apply from October 31

CTET Eligibility 2022: New CTET Eligibility Criterion added by CBSE

The CBSE added one more eligibility criterion in the CTET December 2021 session exam. Have a look at the new criterion below:

'Post-Graduation with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade and three-year integrated BEd - MEd'

As per the above-mentioned criterion, candidates who have obtained a minimum of 55 per cent marks in the post-graduation with a three-year integrated BEd-MEd course from any NCTE recognized institution are eligible to appear for CTET 2022 exam and will be considered for appointment as Classes 1 to 5 teachers. However, the condition that prevails is that such candidates need to mandatorily undergo a six-month Bridge Course in Elementary Education within two years of their appointment.

CTET Eligibility 2022: Nationality

Have a look at the CTET eligibility criteria 2022 below in terms of nationality:

      • Candidates should be citizens of India in order to be eligible to apply for the CTET 2022 exam.

CTET Age Limit 2022 

Have a look at the CTET age limit 2022 below:

      • The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2022 is 18 years.
      • There is no restriction on the upper age limit to apply for the CTET exam.

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification for Paper 1 & 2

CTET eligibility for Paper 1 (primary teachers) and Paper 2 (elementary teachers) is different. Go through the details below:

CTET Educational Qualification 2022 for Paper 1 (Primary Teachers)

In order to be qualified for being a primary teacher of classes 1 to 5, applicants must meet any one of the given CTET eligibility criteria in terms of education qualification:

      • Passed Senior Secondary or Class 12 exams with minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed) (by whatever name known)
      • Passed Class 12 exams with a minimum of 45 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) in accordance with rules mentioned in NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002
      • Passed Class 12 exams with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)
      • Passed Class 12 exams with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of two-year Diploma in Special Education
      • Graduation in any stream with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and a BEd  degree

Note: Candidates who have obtained the BEd degree from any NCTE recognised institution need to mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) within two years after being appointed as a primary teacher.

Also Read: CTET Normalisation of Marks 2022

CTET Educational Qualification 2022 for Paper 2 (Elementary Teachers)

In order to be qualified for appointment as an elementary teacher of classes 6 to 8, applicants must meet any one of the given CTET eligibility criteria in terms of education qualification:

      • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed)
      • Graduation with minimum 50 per cent marks and passed or appearing in one-year BEd course
      • Graduation with minimum 45 per cent marks and passed or appearing in one-year BEd in accordance with the rules and norms of NCTE
      • Passed Class 12 exams with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of four-year B.El.Ed
      • Passed Class 12 exams with a minimum of 50 per cent marks and passed or appeared in the final year of four-year BA/BSc.Ed or BA.Ed/BSc.Ed
      • Graduation with minimum 50 per cent marks and passed or appearing in one-year BEd in Special Education

Note: Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD category are given a relaxation of 5 per cent in the minimum marks required to be eligible for the CTET exam.

Also Read: How to prepare for CTET 2022?

CTET 2022 Exam Eligibility: Number of Attempts

There is no fixed limit on the number of attempts in the CTET 2022 examination. Candidates can appear for the CTET exam for any number of times till they obtain the desired scores. 

CTET 2022 Eligibility: Associated Parameters

Check below the other parameters related to the CTET eligibility:

      • A diploma/degree in teacher education pursued by candidates should be mandatorily recognised by NCTE
      • In the case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed (Special Education), a teacher education course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered
      • A candidate with Diploma in Special Education need to undergo, after appointment, an NCTE recognized six-month Special Programme in Elementary Education
      • Applicants are chosen as teachers  of Physical Education according to the regulations and norms laid down by NCTE
      • For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. norms by other school management and state government are applicable until NCTE lays down its minimum eligibility norms with such teachers

Also Read: TET 2022 Notification & Dates

CTET Eligibility 2022: Qualifying Marks

Candidates who gain minimum qualifying marks are declared qualified in the CTET exam. General Category candidates need to obtain 60 per cent marks. There is a relaxation of 5 per cent for reserved categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC) and Differently Abled. Candidates who belong to OBC/SC/ST categories need to obtain 55 per cent marks.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentage 

Minimum Qualifying Marks

General 

60%

90 out of 150

OBC/SC/ST

55%

82 out of 150

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CTET Eligibility 2022 FAQs

Q. Who is eligible for the CTET 2022 exam?

A. Candidates who are Class 12 passed are eligible to apply for CTET Paper 1 and those who have completed graduation with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks are eligible for Paper 2.

Q. What is the minimum age limit to appear for the CTET exam?

A. The minimum age limit to appear for the CTET exam is 18 years.

Q. Is there any upper age limit for the CTET exam?

A. No, there is no upper age limit for the CTET exam. Candidates belonging to any age can apply for the CTET exam.

Q. What is the minimum educational qualification for the CTET exam?

A. Candidates appearing for CTET paper 1 should have passed Class 12 exams with at least 45 per cent marks and completed their teacher training programme and candidates appearing for paper 2 should have completed graduation with 45 per cent marks/Class 12 exams with 50 per cent marks along with a teacher training programme.

Q. Can only Class 12 pass candidates apply for the CTET exam?

A. No, candidates who have only passed Class 12 exams are not eligible to apply for the CTET exam. Candidates must have passed or appearing in a two-year teacher training diploma course in Elementary Education.

Q. Is B.Ed compulsory for the CTET exam?

A. No, B.Ed is not compulsory to apply for the CTET exam. However, there is a criterion wherein candidates who have completed graduation with minimum 50 per cent marks and a BEd degree can appear for the CTET exam. 

Q. Is there any relaxation in CTET educational qualification for SC/ST candidates?

A. Yes, candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/PwD are given a relaxation of 5 per cent in the minimum marks required to be eligible for the CTET exam.

Q. I live in Canada. Can I apply for the CTET exam?

A. No, only citizens of India can apply for the CTET exam.

Q. What is the maximum number of attempts for the CTET exam?

A. There is no limit on the number of attempts a candidate can give the CTET exam, provided he or she meets the eligibility criteria for the exam.

Q. Who are declared pass in the CTET exam?

A. Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks (60 per cent for the General category and 55 per cent for the Reserved category) are declared pass in the CTET exam.

Q. What is the validity period of the CTET eligibility certificate?

A. The CTET eligibility certificate is now valid for lifetime. The certificate is awarded after the announcement of the CTET result.

Q. In which schools can I apply for a teaching job after passing the CTET exam?

A. You can apply for the post of class 1 to 8 teacher in all central government schools such as KVS, NVS, etc. You can also apply at schools managed by state governments or owned by local bodies as unaided private schools.

Q. When will the CTET 2022 application process begin?

A. CTET 2022 application process will begin on October 31, 2022. The last date for submitting the online application is November 24, 2022. 
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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

3 days ago

Hi. The minimum qualifying percentage for CTET is 60% for the general category and 55 % for other categories. For more information you can SEE below link
https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ctet-exam-cutoff
Thanks.

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If I have cleared the CTET exam, can I apply for a government Teaching job in Rajasthan or not?

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Surbhi Mishra

Beginner-Level 4

2 weeks ago

Yes, if you are qualified in CTET then you can apply for teaching job in Rajasthan.

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Yes, CTET is applicable in all states. After CTET certificates, candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching jobs like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. Without a CTET Certificate candidates cannot apply for Central government teaching jobs. The CTET shall apply to schools of the Cent...Yes, CTET is applicable in all states. After CTET certificates, candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching jobs like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. Without a CTET Certificate candidates cannot apply for Central government teaching jobs. 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, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.

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I have filled form of both papers, but I want to appear for only paper 2 and if I pass that, am I considered qualified?

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Abdullah Hussain

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

No, You need to pass both the papers of the respective examination to be considered Pass. If you are unable to appear for the first paper, You can attempt both the papers in next attempt. However, passing single paper does not qualify you for the examination.

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I heard a news about the cancellation of CTET exam which was going to be held on 9th jan. Is the news true?

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Srilekha Gittha

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

No, CTET exam 2023 isn't postponed rather it is said that it would be conducted from 9th January - 7th February of 2023. Don't trust fake news like this.

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Priyanshi das

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

No, the CTET Exam 2022-23 is not postponed. CTET Director J. k. Yadav has confirmed that the CTET Exam 2022-23 is not postponed rather it will be held from 9th January to 7th February 2023.

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I've applied for both the papers in CTET. Should I write two separate exams?

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

YesCentral Teaching Eligibility Test CTET is divided into 2 levels or papers. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5 and Paper II is for candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. In case candidates wish to qualify to teach classes 1to 8, they can appear for both papers in C...Yes
Central Teaching Eligibility Test CTET is divided into 2 levels or papers. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5 and Paper II is for candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. In case candidates wish to qualify to teach classes 1to 8, they can appear for both papers in CTET.

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I want to crack CTET so that I can teach 1st to 5th class. Is it compulsory to give both TET and CTET?

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

If you need to secure a job in KVS or any central government school like DSSSB then you need to qualify CTET Exam. However, the TET exams are conducted by the state government of the particular state. Through TET, candidates can secure teaching jobs in government schools run by state governments ...If you need to secure a job in KVS or any central government school like DSSSB then you need to qualify CTET Exam. However, the TET exams are conducted by the state government of the particular state. Through TET, candidates can secure teaching jobs in government schools run by state governments only.

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I want to become a teacher for junior classes. Do I have to give both the exams of CTET?

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

Yes
Candidates who want to teach classes 1 to 8 need to appear for both papers. The CTET Paper 1 eligibility is different from CTET Paper 2 eligibility criteria.

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I can't download my CTET pre admit card and admit card. It says exam center is not allotted. Is my application rejected?

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Gurumukh Lamba

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

You have to check your application status or check your admit card after few hours otherwise, your form is rejected.

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I want to apply for CTET exam next year, i.e. in 2023. How do I proceed?

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Gurumukh Lamba

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

What is CTET 2023 ExamThe Central Teacher Eligibility Test is abbreviated as CTET. It is an eligibility test conducted by the CBSE every year to determine the eligibility of Classes 1to 8 teachers. We can say that CTET determines the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for Class...What is CTET 2023 Exam
The Central Teacher Eligibility Test is abbreviated as CTET. It is an eligibility test conducted by the CBSE every year to determine the eligibility of Classes 1to 8 teachers. We can say that CTET determines the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for Classes 1 to 8 in the Central Government School, including KVS, NVS, etc. CTET 2022 23 is the 16th edition exam, which will be held either in December 2022 or January 2023 in computer-based test (CBT) mode. The CTET 2022-23 exam will be held in several shifts for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The CTET validity has been extended for a lifetime period. What is CTET 2023 Paper 1 and Paper 2
Candidates who want to teach from Classes 1-5 (Primary Teachers) appear for CTET Paper 1 and those who want to teach Classes 6-8 (Elementary Teachers) appear for CTET Paper 2. Candidates who wish to teach Classes 1-8 need to take both papers. CTET 2023 Notification
The CTET notification will be announced by the CBSE on its official website. The CTET 2022 23 notification was issued on October 20, 2022. The detailed notification in the form of an information bulletin will be uploaded after a few days of the release of the notification. Following the official release of the notification, the CBSE CTET application form 2023 online link will be activated. The information bulletin consists of the following details:
Application process
Exam dates and schedule
CTET eligibility criteria
CTET exam pattern and syllabus
CTET qualifying marks and the award of a certificate
Validity of the CTET certificate
CTET exam centres list
Admit card
Verification of eligibility
Certificate and marksheet
CTET 2023 Exam Pattern
The CTET 2023 exam will be held in two phases, namely;
Paper 1 is for those candidates who want to become teachers for classes 1 to 5, and
Paper 2 is conducted for candidates who want to become teachers for classes 6 to 8. Candidates have the option to choose one or apply for both papers. The questions in both papers will be objective Multiple Choice Questions. A minimum of 60 percent required for a candidate to score and qualify for the CTET 2023 exam. Best wishes.

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How to know the roll number for CTET 2019 July? I have lost it.

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Sumit vashisth

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

To know your CTET roll number please check your CTET 2019 admit card. You must have saved the soft copy of the admit card so please try checking the soft copy or hard copy of the admit card. CTET 2019 admit card link will not be active till now so you may not download the admit card again.

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