Important dates and updates regarding CTET examination


Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is an important exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for recruitment of teachers. States that do not conduct TET, accept CTET exam score to select teachers for their schools. CTET 2018 dates have been officially announced by CBSE, according to which the exam will be conducted on December 09,2018. The exam will be conducted in the offline mode, admit card for which are already available on the official website. Aspiring teachers who want to join central government schools like NVS, KVS, Tibetan schools etc. need to appear in this exam.

Having knowledge of all the important dates to stay updated with the events is essential for the applicants. Candidates preparing for the exam can check the table below for important dates including CTET exam date.

CTET Important Dates

Events Dates
Filling of application form August 1, 2018
Last date to fill application form August 27, 2018
Last date to submit application fee August 30, 2018
Final Status of application September 4, 2018
Application Correction Window September 6 to 15, 2018
Download of admit card November 22, 2018
CTET 2018 exam December 9, 2018


(Paper II – 9.30 am to 12 pm)

Paper I – (2 pm to 4.30 pm)

Result announcement December 2018
Dispatch of CTET Marks Statement/Certificate December 2018


CTET Exam Schedule

Every minute makes a huge difference when it is related to exam. From your entry in the examination hall to checking the admit card, marking the answer and submitting the test booklet, you need to be careful about every minute. Check the exam schedule for CTET in the table below:

Activities Paper II Paper I
Entry in the Examination Hall 8:00:00 12:30:00
Checking of Admit Cards 09:00 am to 09:15 AM 01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Distribution of Test Booklet 9:15:00 13:45:00
Permission to open the seal of the Test Booklet to take out the Answer Sheet 9:25:00 13:55:00
Last entry in the Examination hall 9:30:00 14:00:00
Test Starting 9:30:00 14:00:00
Collection of Test Booklet 12:00 Noon 16:30:00


Other CTET Updates:

Apart from the official notification, this year, CTET announcements were also made through tweets on social networking site Twitter. Development minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on his account that:

  • The exam will be conducted in all Indian languages
  • Candidates will get option of 20 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kanada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan & Urdu
  • As per the revised official notification, candidates can choose any two languages out of the 20 languages while filling the application form
  • CTET will have two papers: Paper I and Paper II
    • Candidates who want to become a teacher for Class I to V need to appear only in paper I
    • Candidates who want to become a teacher for Class VI to VIII need to appear in Paper II
    • Candidates who want to apply for a teacher’s job for both the levels need to appear in both the papers
  • Candidates who have already filled and submitted CTET exam form can now visit the official website to download their admit cards.

Validity Period of CTET Certificate

Candidates who successfully clear the exam can use their score to apply for teacher’s job for seven years from the date of the declaration of the result. Further, candidates can take CTET exam as many times as they want. Not just this, candidates who have cleared the exam but are not satisfied with the score can also appear the exam again to improve their scores.

CTET Preparation

Candidates need to strive hard to clear the exam. Though the exam will be conducted offline, candidates can take help of CTET online mock tests to work on their accuracy and speed. A large number of CTET mock tests are available on Eduwhere to help candidates prepare well for the exam. Once you are confident that you have covered and revised complete syllabus, start solving mock tests. You can also download the tests and solve then in pen and paper format to improve your speed.

Wish you all the best for your preparation!