What after CTET? Career Growth after CTET

By Karishma Singh|Updated : October 19th, 2022

Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Many aspirants are confused about getting a teaching job after qualifying for the CTET exam. Many of you have successfully passed the test and want to know how to get a teaching job. So, today, we are discussing after CTET qualified what to do? Check here the Next Step after Getting CTET Certificate.

As you all know, it is important to get CTET certificate to apply for teaching job after CTET exam. After qualifying for the exam, candidates are 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 for the CTET Test is meagre. so, if you have qualified with a good percentage, you fall in the bracket of a few thousand students and have chances of getting good jobs in government or private schools. Check here after clearing CTET exam what to do?


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What after CTET?

Many candidates who successfully qualify the CTET exam are confused that after CTET qualified what to do? Candidates who have successfully qualified CTET exam can obtain a valid certificate. Candidates with CTET certificate will only be able to apply as teacher in government schools. Once appointment as government teacher, candidates will soon be eligible for a well recognized salary and career growth. The CTET qualified receives a well recognized salary with additional benefits. They are also eligible for promotions and career growth.

Importance of CTET Certificate

It is essential to obtain a valid CTET certificate to apply as teacher in government schools of India. Only the candidates with certificate are eligible as teacher. Check here the important of 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 prefer 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 perfect chance of getting a government teacher job.

CTET Certificate Applicability

The CTET certificate applies to CBSE Board Schools, Government Schools or Schools being run by government bodies/institutions. Nowadays, All government and private aid 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

Promotion or career advancement is a process through which an employee of schools is given a higher share of duties, a higher pay scale or both. Check here the given below data:


Promotions of Upper Primary Teacher

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


Salary and Payscale After CTET

Once the aspirants get recruited as a teacher, the door of growth and opportunities gets wide open. Aspirants should know that the average pay scale of primary teachers teaching from class I to V is approximately Rs 1.5 lakh per year, while the average CTET salary scale of secondary teachers is around Rs. 2, 30,000 per year.

Also, Read Here:

CTET 2022 Study Plan
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CTET Previous Year Question Papers PDF



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FAQs on What After CTET

  • 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 UTs of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
    • CTET may also apply to 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. 

  • It is upon the administration of private schools to decide on the requirement of CTET. Many Private Schools have made CTET compulsory as eligibility criterion.

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