SCHEDULE OF CTET EXAMINATION
|DATE OF EXAMINATION||PAPER||TIMING||DURATION|
|26.06.2011||I||09.30 TO 11.00 HOURS||1.30 HOURS|
|26.06.2011||II||12.30 TO 14.00 HOURS||1.30 HOURS|
Structure and Content of CTET
All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.There will be two papers of CTET.
(i)Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii)Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
Paper I (for classes I to V): Duration of examination - one-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix 1)(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks
Nature and standard of questions:The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).
The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classesï¿½ I–V, by the NCERT/CBSE.
The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classesï¿½ I–V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.
Paper II (for classes VI to VIII): Duration of examination - one-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content: (Appendix 1)(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iv)(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60Marks
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science 60 MCQs 60Marks
(c) For any other teacher ï¿½ either (a) or (b)
Nature and standard of questions:The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.
The Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.
The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.
DETAILED STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
A. PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED DURING CONDUCT OF CTET1). The examination rooms/hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates should take their seat immediately after opening of the examination all. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall. 2). The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the examination room/hall. A candidate who does not possess the Admit Card issued by the Board shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent. 3). A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates should find and occupy their allotted seat only. Any candidate found to have changed room or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it. 4). A candidate who comes after the commencement of the examination shall not be permitted to sit in the examination. 5). Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, and Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except the Admit Card and Blue/ Black Ball Point pen inside the Examination Room/Hall. If any candidate is in possession of any of the above item, his/her candidature will be treated as unfairmeans and cancel the current examination & also debarred the candidate for future examination(s) & the material will be seized. 6). No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room until the full duration of the paper is over. Candidates should not leave the room/hall without handing over their Answer Sheets to the Invigilator on duty. 7). Candidates are advised to bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written, so that they have no difficulty in writing responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do not have smooth surface. They should also bring their own Ball Point Pens (Black/Blue) of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board. 8). Smoking in the Examination Hall/Room is strictly prohibited. 9). Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken into the examination rooms during examination hours. 10). Ten minutes before the commencement of the paper, each candidate will be given sealed Test Booklet with an Answer Sheet placed inside it. 11). Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet the candidates will fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with Ball Point Pen only. He/She will not open the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the Invigilator. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO EXAMINATION12). Five minutes before the commencement of the paper the candidate will be asked to break/open the seal of the Test Booklet. He/She will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the Invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet. 13). Candidate will then write particulars with Blue/Black ball point pen only on both the sides of the Answer Sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If anybody uses the pencil, his/her answer sheet will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. After completing this step, the candidates will wait for the signal by the invigilator. 14). The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator. 15). During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side-1. 16). UNFAIR MEANS :
Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and attend to their Question Paper only. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the Examination Room/Hall shall be deemed as misbehavior. If a candidate is found using unfair means or impersonating, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred for taking examination either permanently or for a specified period according to the nature of offence.
If any candidate is in possession of any item(s) as mentioned in Para 5 above, his/her candidature for current examination will be cancelled and also liable to be debarred for future examination(s). 17). After completing the paper and before handing over the Answer Sheet, the candidate should check again that all the particulars required in the Answer Sheet have been correctly written. 18). A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses. 19). The candidate will check that the Test-booklet contains as many number of pages as are written on the top of the first page of the Test Booklet. The candidate shall not remove any page(s) from the Test-Booklet and if he/she is found to have removed any page(s) from his/her Test Booklet, he/she will be presumed to have used unfair means and shall be liable for criminal action. 20). The candidates must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. Firstly, immediately after commencement of the Examination and for the second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.
B. Instructions for use of Test Booklet and Answer Sheet1). The candidates will find the Answer Sheet placed inside the sealed Test Booklet. The seal will be broken/ opened by the candidates on the announcement by the invigilator and the Answer Sheet shall be taken out. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement. 2). Side-2 of each Answer Sheet will have a pre-printed Test Booklet Code like A, B, C or D. The candidates are required to check that the Test Booklet Code pre-printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. 3). The Answer Sheet used will be of special type which will be scanned on Optical Scanner. There will be two sides of the Answer Sheet.
|Side 1||This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are to be filled in neatly and accurately by the candidate with Blue/Black ball point pen only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. |
i) Roll Number
ii) Name of the candidate
iv) Centre Number
v) Name of the Examination Centre
vi) Signature of the candidate
|Side 2||This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are also to be filled in by the candidate with Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. |
i) Roll Number
ii) Centre Number
iii) Test Booklet Number
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARKING THE RESPONSESi). Out of four alternatives for each question, only one circle for the correct answer is to be darkened completely with blue/black Ball Point Pen. For example Question No. 008 in the Test Booklet reads as follows:
Qutub Minar is situated in
The correct response to this question is (1) Delhi. The candidate will locate Question No. 008 in the Answer Sheet and darken the circle (1) as shown below:
ii). Use Blue or Black Ball Point Pen to completely darken the appropriate circle, i.e. one circle for each entry. iii). The answer once marked is not liable to be changed. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If any candidate use the pencil for darkening the answer sheet, his/her answer sheet will be rejected. iv). A light or faintly darkened circle is a wrong method of marking and liable to be rejected by the Optical Scanner. v). If the candidate does not want to attempt any question he/she should not darken the circle given against that question. vi). Please do not fold the Answer Sheet and do not make any stray marks on it. 4). ROUGH WORK
The candidate will not do any rough work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself. 5). CHANGING AN ANSWER IS NOT ALLOWED
The candidates must fully satisfy themselves about the accuracy of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle as no change in answer once marked is allowed. Use of eraser or white/correction fluid on the Answer Sheet is not permissible as the Answer Sheets are machine gradable and it may lead to wrong evaluation. 6). Prior to handing over the Answer Sheet soon after the examination is over, the candidate must sign the attendance sheet as a proof thereof. The examinee is permitted to carry the Text Booklet.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT A GLANCE FOR CTET 2011
|1||a. Sale of CTET Information Bulletin with Application Form at Designated branches of Syndicate Bank,Institutions against Cash Payment only||15.04.2011 to 10.05.2011|
|b. Online submission of application and Fee through credit/ debit card on website www.cbse.nic.in||08.04.2011 to 10.05.2011|
|c. Receipt of request for Information Bulletin and Application Form by Post at CTET Unit, CBSE, Shiksha Sadan, 17, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002.||15.04.2011 to 30.04.2011|
|2||Issue of Admit Card||11.06.2011 to 17.06.2011|
|3||Issue of duplicate Admit Card||20.06.2011|
|4||Date of Examination||26th June, 2011||Paper-I 0930-1100 hrs* |
Paper-II 1230-1400 hrs*
|5||Centre of Examination||As indicated on the Admit Card|
|6||Declaration of Results||By 26th July, 2011|
|7||Dispatch of CTET Certificates/Mark Sheet||By 26th August, 2011|
|8||Materials to be brought on the day of examination||Admit Card and Blue/ Black Ball Point Pen of good quality.|
|9||Rough work||All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate should NOT do any rough work or put tray mark on the Answer Sheet.|
|Paper I||Paper II|
|DATE OF EXAMINATION||26.06.2011||26.06.2011|
|a) Entry in the Examination Hall||09.00 hrs.||12.00 hrs.|
|b) Distribution of Test Booklet||09.20 hrs.||12.20 hrs.|
|c) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet||09.25 hrs.||12.25 hrs.|
|d) Last entry in the Examination Hall||09.30 hrs.||12.30 hrs.|
|e) Test commences||09.30 hrs.||12.30 hrs.|
|f) Test concludes||11.00 hrs.||14.00 hrs.|
Examination Fees/Cost of Information Bulletin.The cost of Information Bulletin inclusive of examination for Teachers Eligibility Test :
|General/OBC Category||Rs 500/- (Five hundred)|
|SC/ST/ Differently Abled Category||Rs 250/- (Two hundred fifty)|
The designated branches of Syndicate Banks/Other Banks/designated Institutions are not responsible for any consequences, that may arise due to non-availability of forms in case the copies of application forms are sold out before the last date. In case of such an eventuality the candidate may apply on-line.
Instructions for completing and sending the Application Form by post are given here. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the application form.
i). Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances. The Board will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of non-acceptance of any correction/addition/deletion in any particular once filled in the application form whatsoever the reasons may be.
ii). Incomplete Application Forms, or the forms having over-writing, will be summarily rejected.
Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
ADMIT CARDThe Admit Card will be sent by post "Under Certificate of Posting(UCP)" to the candidate by 17.06.2011, however, the Board will not be responsible for any consequences that may arise due to loss of admit card in transit. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to contact to the Board in case he/she is not in receipt of the Admit Cards by 20.06.2011.
In case the Admit Card is not received by 20.06.2011, the candidate should contact the Assistant Secretary (CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Sadan, 17, Institutional Area, Rouse Avenue, Delhi-110002 between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM giving details of the Post Office, date of dispatch, original receipt of postal dispatch, Photostat copy of the Application Form/Confirmation Page, one photograph (as pasted on the Application Form). Request for issue of admit card after the examination will not be entertained. In no case the duplicate Admit Card would be issued at the Examination Centres.
- Candidates can apply for CTET 2011 either on the prescribed Application Form or make application 'ON-LINE'
- (a) For submission of application on prescribed Application Form :
- Information Bulletin containing Application Form can be had personally from the Designated Branches of Syndicate Bank, Institutions specified in Appendix-IV against cash payment (Not by post).
- Information Bulletin containing Application Form can also be had by post by sending Demand Draft of required fee from the Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Sadan, 17 Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002.
- Candidates must follow instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin. Candidates not complying with the instructions, their candidature shall be summarily disqualified. (b)For ON-LINE submission of application at Board's website www.cbse.nic.in
Application can also be made 'ON-LINE' by accessing the Boarda's website www.cbse.nic.in.The candidate should supply all details while filling up the Online Form. Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated Confirmation page after successful submission of data. Candidates should pay the following fee:
- General/ OBC Category Rs 500/- (Five hundred)
- SC/ST/ Differently Abled Category Rs 250/- (Two hundred fifty)
- By Demand Draft in favour of the Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi drawn in any Nationalized Bank payable at Delhi. Write your name, address and registration number on the back of the Demand Draft.
- Please ensure before mailing the Application Form/ Confirmation Page that:-
- the candidate has signed the Form at specified place;
- the candidate has put left hand thumb impression at the specified place;
- the candidate has pasted the recent passport size photograph in the space earmarked for it;
- the candidate has written name and complete mailing address in CAPITAL letters including PIN CODE
- the candidate has attached Demand Draft of required fee those who have submitted the application 'ON-LINE';
- the candidate has kept a photocopy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page for use as reference for future correspondence.
- The Application Form/ Confirmation Page complete in all respect should be sent by Registered/Speed Post so as to reach positively by 15.05.2011 in the CBSE office. Note : 7 days grace time i.e. up to 22.05.2011 for receipt of Application Form will be allowed to the candidates belonging to remote areas viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi sub division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep. The Application Form is to be dispatched in the enclosed CBSE envelope only. Those applying -On-line', Confirmation Page must be dispatched in an envelope of size 12"x10" only and superscribing "APPLICATION FOR CTET-2011".
The Application Form sent by courier shall not be accepted and rather rejected. The Application Form will not be received personally in any case.
- Information regarding receipt of applications in the CTET Unit of the CBSE will be put on the Board's website www.cbse.nic.in. The candidates can check the receipt of their Application on the website after 10.06.2011 Candidates whose particulars do not appear on the website may write to the Assistant Secretary, CTET Unit, and forward a photocopy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page, mode of payment of fee those have submitted application 'ON-LINE' and one passport size photograph (as pasted on the Application Form).
- In case the Admit Card is not received by 20.06.2011, the candidates should contact the CBSE between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM giving details of the Post Office, date of dispatch, original receipt of postal dispatch, Photostat copy of the Application Form/ Confirmation Page, one photograph (as pasted on the Application Form)
- Request for issue of duplicate Admit Card will not be entertained after the examination in any case.
- For latest updates, please check at Board's website www.cbse.nic.in
THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CTET),
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION,
"SHIKSHA SADAN", 17, ROUSE AVENUE,
CONTACT NO. 011-23238361 (TELEFAX), 23220153, 23217128 (FAX)