CTET Certificate Scope and Career Growth

By Karishma Singh|Updated : March 22nd, 2022

Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is the test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Many aspirants are confused regarding the process to get a teaching job after qualifying for the CTET exam. As many of you have successfully passed the test and want to know how to get the teaching job. So, today, we are discussing the strategy for the Next Step after Getting CTET Passed Certificate.

As you all know, a CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility to get a teaching job. So, after qualifying for the CTET Exam, you are just eligible to become a government teacher and also candidates can apply for vacancies released by different schools.

The CTET test is considered one of the toughest exams among the other teaching exams. The qualification rate of the CTET Test is very low. so, if you have qualified with a good percentage it means you fall in the bracket of a few thousand students and chances of getting jobs are good in government schools or private schools.

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Importance of CTET Certificate:

  • CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility for a central government teaching job, it is like a bonus to your profile.
  • 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.
  • After CTET certificates Candidates can apply for some state government teaching Jobs.
  • Many Privates Institute only prefer or give preference to CTET qualified candidates for teacher recruitment.
  • Many Union territories only preferred CTET qualified Teachers in Regular/Contractual teacher recruitment.
  • After clearing CTET certificates there is a very good chance of getting the government teacher job.

CTET Certificate Applicability:

The CTET certificate is applicable in CBSE Board School, Government School or Schools being run by government bodies/institutions. Nowadays, All government and private, aided, will come under CTET.

Recently, the Delhi government has decided to adopt CTET and will recruit only certified teachers as per the requirements of the Right of children to free and compulsory Education Act 2009.

The NCERT had also laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class 1st to 8th is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) after doing B.ed.

CTET certificate holders are also eligible to teach in Government schools under State Government. Although most of the states conduct their own TET exam, the CTET certificate is considered in all  State schools.

Career Growth Opportunities:

Mostly Primary teachers become headmasters of school before retirement. Every state has a different promotion policy for primary teachers. The primary teacher promotion policy is given below:

Promotions of Primary teacher:

 byjusexamprepMostly Upper primary teachers become Principals of school before retirement. Every state has a different promotion policy for upper primary teachers. The Upper primary teacher promotion policy is given below:

Promotions of Upper primary teacher:


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Mohan Dass

Mohan DassFeb 12, 2021

I have done bsc biochemistry. I heard that this is not equivalent to Chemistry / biology. I hav done my b.ed.. if I clear both paper 1 and 2.. will I get placed when I aply for a govt teacher job ?

AnasFeb 13, 2021

Sir Mai ba Kar rahi hoo mere subject sicology and education and Urdu hai Uske Baad Mai bed Karna chati hoo
Swati Jha

Swati JhaFeb 23, 2021

CTET is for teaching class 1-8 students. What if one wants to teach higher students like 10+2 students which exam they have to qualify? One more question,  is qualifying CTET must to appear in PGT/TGT exams?
Sonali Chauhan
Sir mne Bcom kiya h Or bEd , Sst or commerce se ki h to , supertet junior k lie Mujhe SSt pdhna h ya kuch or ...plz sir rpy me
Pooja Yadav
Sir plz helpe mere course open nhi ho rhe h plz help me
Abhishek Choudhary
Sir maine bsc in maths and chemistry ki hai.. but maine ctet junior me social science choose kiya.. and paper bhi pass hogya hai.. kya mai up junior ki bharti ke liye eligible hu

PariMay 23, 2021

Sir kya haryana me ctet valid h vacancies me..maine ctet fist paper clear kiya h
Ravi Parihar

Ravi PariharMar 13, 2022

Junee Kumari

Junee KumariMar 13, 2022

Thank you soooo much aplog ka support se hi Maine CTET clear Kiya hai once again thank you


  • Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.

  • A person who scores 60% or more in the exam will be considered as TETpass and becomes eligible for a CTET certificate.

  • CTET is applicable in:-

    • 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.
    • CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, which may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
    • Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

  • The Validity Period of the CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories. 

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