Is CTET Compulsory for PGT Exams?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Is CTET Compulsory for PGT Exams? The Central Teacher Eligibility Test Examination is a PAN India Examination in which aspirants have to qualify for the CTET Examination to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in KVS, NVS, and DSSSB Schools. But most of the aspirants get confused about whether the CTET Certificate is valid for the PGT Post in KVS, NVS, DSSSB and other Teaching Recruitment Examinations. So, here we are clearing the confusion about whether is CTET Compulsory for PGT Exams or not!

But before we are proceeding aspirants need to understand the “What is PGT Post in KVS?” “Eligibility Criteria of PGT Post”, “CTET Certificate Importance”. Once we get the answers to these questions then only we can comprehend whether CTET is necessary for PGT Exams or Not!

What is PGT Post in KVS Exam?

KVS Exam has different categories. PGT or Post Graduate Trained Teacher is for those aspirants who have completed their Post graduation in concerned subjects and B.ed and aspire to become a teacher in KVS Schools. These candidates need to complete a 2-year B.Ed Degree course to become eligible to apply for the PGT posts.

Eligibility Criteria for PGT Post

Before applying for the KVS PGT Post, aspirants must know the Eligibility Criteria for PGT Post in the exam. Here Aspirants can check the KVS PGT Eligibility Criteria to ensure they are eligible PGTs for the KVS recruitment exam within India. The PGT Eligibility Criteria are given in detail in the following section. The candidates are advised to thoroughly read the following pointers.

  • Master’s Degree with at least 50% marks in the concerned subjects/combination of subjects and aggregate from any recognized University.
  • B.Ed or equivalent degree from a recognized university
  • Working knowledge of Hindi and English
  • The candidates must be above 21 years of age to become eligible for PGT recruitment exams.

Is CTET Compulsory for PGT Exams?

Is CTET Compulsory for PGT Exams?

So, the is No! CTET is not compulsory for the PGT Post. The Central Teachers Eligibility Test is conducted for the PRTs and TGTs. Unlike TGTs and PRTs, the candidates who have completed their Post Graduate do not have to appear for the CTET Exam to become eligible for the recruitment exams. The candidates must complete their B.Ed course as mandatory eligibility.

Importance of CTET Certificate

CTET is mandatory to qualify to become a teacher in private and government schools. After qualifying, CTET candidates can apply to any private school, or government-aided school, and even can apply to an Army school. It is most important to note that candidates become eligible to apply for DSSSB, KVS & NVS exams. Aspirants can check the given below link for the Detailed Importance of the CTET Certificate.

Click Here to Check the Detailed Importance Of the CTET Certificate

Other Teacher Recruitment Exams for PGT Posts

In the following table, the candidates must check out the approximate vacancies released or yet to be released by various Boards and Recruitment Authorities in the country. They will understand the number of vacancies they can expect in 2023 after going through the table below.

Institutions Vacancies
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) To be Announced
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) To be Announced
Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board (DSSSB) 12000 (Expected)
Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) 205 Vacancies
Army Public School (APS) 8700 vacancies (Approx)
RPSC Senior Lecturer 102 vacancies
RPSC Grade 1 6000+ vacancies
UP PGT 624 vacancies



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