The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start the registration process for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2018 tomorrow, August 1st, according to Indian Express. All candidates interested in appearing for the CTET 2018 exam can register themselves on the official website, ctet.nic.in. The last date to apply for the exam is August 28th and the last date to pay the fees is August 30th. The exam would be conducted in 92 cities across the country in 20 languages.

CBSE had released the notification for CTET 2018 on June 12th and was supposed to start the registration process from June 22nd until July 19th. The notification created controversy as CBSE had only three language options of English, Hindi and Sanskrit. The CBSE clarified that the move was done to save time and to make the process of examination faster. The board added that it had decided to conduct the first phase of examination in three languages and second phase would have been in the remaining languages.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar took note of the controversy and instructed the CBSE to conduct the exam in all 20 languages as it had been doing in previous years. Following this, the CBSE postponed the registration process citing administrative issues.

Indian Express also reports that the board will conduct the exam as per the original schedule on September 16th. The detailed schedule of the examination is as follows:

Date of Examination Paper Timing
September 16th, 2018 Paper II 9:30 am to 12 noon
September 16th, 2018 Paper I 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Paper I examination is for candidates who have applied for the post of teacher of classes 1 to 5. Paper II is for those applying for the post of teacher of classes 6 to 8. The exam will be multiple choice questions with no negative markings.

Educational qualification:

For Classes 1 to 5 Teachers:

The candidates should have any of the below qualification to be eligible to appear for CTET for class 1 to 5.

  • Senior secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education    
  • Senior secondary with at least 45% and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with the NCTE    
  • Senior secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)    
  • Senior secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)    
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education    

For Classes 6 to 8 Teachers:

The candidates should have any of the below qualification to be eligible to appear for CTET for class 6 to 8.

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education    
  • Graduation with at least 50% and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)    
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE    
  • Senior secondary with at least 50% and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)    
  • Senior secondary with at least 50% and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed    
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)    

There is a relaxation of 5% in qualifying marks in minimum qualification for candidates who are from SC, ST, OBC, or differently-abled category.

The registration fee for candidates applying for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is Rs. 1000 (Rs. 500 for reserved category) and Rs. 600 (Rs. 300 for reserved category) for candidates applying for only one paper.