CTET 2018 Exam: Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Notification and all other informationby 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.
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
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.
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
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.
As per the
official notification for the 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
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
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
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 in India, and teaching government job is a big deal, one
should prepare for this very sincerely.
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