CTET 2018 Exam: Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Notification and all other information

by Gaurav Yadav Blogger



Teachers play a paramount role in any nation's success. If any nation wants to improve the education system, the first step is to look at the teachers. Granted students learn a lot at home, but no one can deny the fact that teachers lay the foundation for students early on. Every successful person in the world has had some role model or some teacher who inspired them to be great. So it becomes very important to take a look at the quality of teachers.


This became clear to the Government of India in 2011 when it introduced the Teachers Eligibility Test or TET for teachers from class I to VIII. The test was conducted for the first time in 2011 and since then it is one of the most essential prerequisites to apply for teaching jobs in Government schools. The teachers who were already teaching had to clear the exam within two years. 


This exam however also shed light on the condition of the education system in India as a major portion of teachers who attempted this exam in 2011 failed in the exam. So the decision to introduce this exam was a step in the right direction.


There are two papers in the exam. The first paper is for the aspiring teachers who want to teach the classes I to V. The second paper for candidates who want to teach class VI to VIII. 


All the different states conduct their state TET exam for teaching jobs in state government schools. However, the central government conducts the Central Teachers Eligibility Test or CTET for teaching jobs in central schools like KVS.


The exam itself is not so difficult and depends solely on the knowledge of teachers in their subjects. The main focus of the exam lies in the pedagogy meaning how well a teacher is able to explain the concepts to the students.


The exam is conducted by CBSE every year. Earlier, CBSE used to conduct the exam two times a year but from 2018 onwards the exam will be conducted only once a year and it will be the computer-based exam.


CTET 2018 Notification:

As per the official notification for the CTET 2018 exam, the application process for the exam had to be started from 22 June 2018. But, due to some official reasons, the online application process has not yet started. A notice on the official website states that students should regularly check for the dates of the examination. Earlier, the final date for online application was 19 July, but as of now, all these should only be considered tentative. The examination itself was to be conducted on 16th September, but now even this is not confirmed.


CTET 2018 Exam Pattern:


The exam pattern for the CTET exam is sure. The exam will contain multiple choice questions and each question will have four options. There will be no negative marking in the exam. So it is advised that the students make an educated guess if they don't know the answer. The syllabus for both the papers is vast and the candidates should check the official website for the detailed syllabus. However, the candidates should focus their study on the books that are taught in classes I to VIII. And then they should study the previous year questions as well. 


This is one area in which students generally ignore, but they should always take advantage of the previous year questions. One more thing that helps a lot in scaling the exam is taking the mock tests. There are a lot of online portals where students can take mock tests. The advantage these mock tests provide is that you get to know the pattern of the exam very well and the real exam would not feel alien to you.


All this being said I think the best strategy to follow is to start studying daily for the exam and work towards your goal calmly. As we know that there is a great craze for government jobs in India, and teaching government job is a big deal, one should prepare for this very sincerely.


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