CTET 2021 to be Conducted in an Online Mode - CBSE Announced!

By Komal|Updated : August 2nd, 2021

Important Announcement: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the next edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in December 2021 or January 2022. This time the CTET 2021 examination will completely be conducted in online mode. As per the CTET Director, the move of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) online will motivate the teachers to become computer literate and will also save the paper wastage on account of printed OMR sheets and question papers. There will be certain changes in the conduct of the CTET 2021 examination. As per the sources, the CBSE will soon release the detailed assessment framework for the CTET exam with measurable competencies, sample questions and blueprints to enable aspiring candidates to prepare for the CTET. 

Check out the official press release regarding the CTET 2021 Exam

CTET 2021 Latest Exam Updates Discussed in Detail, Check Here!

CTET 2021 Exam Dates

CBSE has released the estimated exam dates for conducting the CTET 2021 exam. According to the official notification the CTET 2021 examination will be conducted between December 2021 to January 2022. So, the candidates who were looking for the latest updated in CTET 2021 should read the complete article for all the updates.

CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is conducted to provides eligibility to the primary and secondary teachers. Based on scores obtains in it candidates can apply in private and public sectors jobs. CTET conducts two papers - Paper 1 & 2.

  • Paper 1 - Candidates who tend to be Primary Teachers (Class 1 to 5).
  • Paper 2 - Candidates who tend to be Secondary Teachers (Class 6 to 10).

Important Announcement- Now it will be conducted via online mode.

  • The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.   

  • Candidates are advised to refer only to authentic Text Books and syllabus suggested by NCTE for preparation in the area of education.

  • The exam process is open, fair, and transparent, qualifying CTET is purely on merit, capability, and sincere preparation through authentic Text Books.
  • The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

    1. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;

    2. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;

    3. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.

CTET 2021 will be conducted Online

Now the CTET 2021 examination will be conducted Online. There will not be any OMR sheet or question paper. Now the examination will be computer-based similar to most of the other teacher recruitment examinations.

Nature of CTET Exam

According to the official notice "It is hereby notified that within the existing syllabus of CTET and structure of the question paper, the question papers will be developed to assess less of factual knowledge and more of conceptual understanding, application, problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking."

The CTET exam pattern will change and the questions will now be based on the facts and understanding of the topics. The questions will now be judging the understanding of the concept rather than cramming.

Important facts about the CTET exam pattern:

  • CTET consists of two papers: Paper 1 is for primary classes & Paper 2 is for secondary classes.
  • CTET is mandatory to appear for regular and contractual teacher vacancies.
  • CTET is 150 marks and consists of 150 questions.
  • There is no negative marking in the CTET.
  • The level of questions asked in CTET is moderate to a high level.
  • Candidates need to score at least 60% to qualify for the CTET.
  • After qualifying it Candidates are awarded CTET Certificate which is valid for a lifetime.

The focus of changing the exam pattern of CTET:

  • Assessment of candidates' understanding of teaching the subject.
  • Their knowledge of pedagogic content.
  • Knowledge of relevance of the subject in the school curriculum.
  • Dimensions of teaching the subject, such as pedagogic content knowledge that includes
    - Questions assessing planning of teaching-learning experiences
    - Strategies for developing conceptual clarity
    - Usage of teaching-learning aids
    - Assessment methodologies specific to the concept.

CTET 2021 Syllabus

The CTET syllabus for the 2021 Examination will not change. According to the CTET notification released by CBSE on 30th July, there will be no change in the CTET 2021 syllabus. Yes, the CTET exam pattern will be different now and the questions will now be based on the facts and understanding of the concept but the syllabus will remain the same. So the candidates should keep revising and studying the same syllabus however the questions asked will change and students will get sample questions for understanding.

CTET Sample Questions of New Exam Pattern

CBSE will be providing a set of sample questions papers to provide a fair idea about the upcoming question papers. It will set a benchmark for all those candidates who are waiting for the CTET 2021. 

CBSE stated, "The CBSE will set up facilitation centers in the districts where the candidates will be provided (free of cost) facility of attempting the online mock test."

It is also notified that the CBSE will be facilitating free mock tests in facilitation centers in some of the districts. This will help students who are unsure about CTET 2021. This will be a great help for all the students as they will get a practice run before the exam.

How BYJU'S Exam Prep will help?

We have Online Mock Tests! Yes, you read it right. BYJU'S Exam Prep has always provided the mock test in an online format with a detailed analysis of questions and your All India Ranking. This will prove beneficial for all those candidates who have regularly practiced with mock tests. They now have a pretty good idea about how to attempt the question in the examination hall. So do not waste any more time and start practicing now.

CTET Online Mock Tests - Attempt Now

We will also be releasing a practice set of questions paper based on new exam pattern, so stray tuned!

Important Articles:

Serial No.TopicLink
1.CTET Full Form: Know what is CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test), All Details Here!Read Here
2.CTET Question Papers 2021/19/18/17/16 in Hindi/English with Answer Key, Download PDFRead Here
3.CTET Certificate Validity Read Here
4.CTET Passing MarksRead Here
5.Career Prospects After Qualifying CTETRead Here


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Tasneem Khatoon
Sirf CTET s life set ho jaayegi kya..?? Govt. apni economy k liye CTET to regular conduct kra rhi hai ..But vacancies ka kya..?? KVS ki vacancies ka kuchh bhi pta nhi..☹️
Rani Raj

Rani RajAug 3, 2021

Ctet ki class kab se start hogi
Rani Raj

Rani RajAug 3, 2021

After time video Deschanel par voice clear nahi aati hai
Rani Raj

Rani RajAug 3, 2021

Class sart hone par notification  q nahi milti hai
Suraj Sharma
Maine course lia h par av usme class ho hi nhi rha h
Ashima Sharma
Form filling kb se?
Neha Bharti
Question practice ke liye kb se milega


  • The CTET exam will be conducted online for the first time as a computer-based test.

  • Eligible candidates can apply online for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) by visiting the website- ctet.nic.in

  • Yes, you will be eligible to appear for the CTET entrance examination without a B.Ed degree. The other option to appear for entrance examination is that candidate must have passed minimum 12th from a recognised board with Diploma in Education degree.

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