What To Do After Clearing CTET Exam

To Clear, the CTET Exam is surely not an easy thing but those who have done it understand the true value of the determination that it requires. This is a national-level exam that the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts. Central Teacher Eligibility Test is held two times a year to understand the candidate’s eligibility to be hired further as the teacher for classes 1-8.


Before we go ahead and understand what can be done after clearing the CTET exam, it is important to first realize what exactly does this help in. The primary aim of this test is to let the candidates earn the CTET Eligibility Certificate. As per the guidelines that NCTE has issues, the exam is conducted by CBSE. You can compare this test just like any other screening test which is obligatory for those candidates who want to apply for the position of teacher in the future for the schools that are affiliated under the State, central or UTs Governments. Once the candidates get qualified in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test there is a detailed process being followed while the intimation of the same is given by CBSE in its CTET Notification.


There are more than lakhs of candidates who apply for such an exam. Of course, it is conducted twice a year and to get in its eligibility is not a joke at all. Since the exam is conducted in two shifts, it gives enough time for the candidates to prepare themselves and decide whether they want to get in shift one which is a CTET test for Class 1 to 5 teacher, or shift two which is a CTET test for Class 6 to 8 teacher. The exam shall give a better clarity about the knowledge of the candidates with regards to certain concepts of science, Maths and even languages like Hindi and English along with understanding about their vision on child development. That is why it is expected that candidates need to earn minimum qualifying marks to clear this exam.

Post-Qualification Selection Process for CTET Applicability

According to the Bye-laws of CBSE Affiliation, candidates who wish to be the teacher must clear either the TET exam or the CTET exam so that they can teach the classes between 1 to 8th standards respectively. They get a platform to get selected for the schools which are CBSE affiliated. Once they score and clear the exam, they can further apply for the school’s recruitment. Usually, there are certain schools’ types where teacher recruitment application is available

  • Schools that are Central Government affiliated like NVS, KVS, or Central Tibetan Schools

  • Schools that fall under the Union Territories administrative control such as Chandigarh, Delhi, Dadra, or Daman

  • Private schools whose requirement is already set as the selection based on the CTET qualification

  • Local bodies and State Governments owned school that accept CTET based candidates

Choices that a Teacher can Make:

If you want to be a teacher in school then you must appear for this exam. It shall give you a huge opportunity to set your profile as the CBSE teacher whose demand is quite a lot already. CBSE conducts the paper that is designed for understanding of the teachers they are recruiting are best suitable for primary and secondary divisions of the schools.

Those candidates who want to teach in the primary school and appear for the set of Paper 1 and those who want to teach students between 6th to 8th can conduct paper 2. Teachers who wish to teach both divisions can appear for both sets of papers. Once they clear the desired set of papers, they can reach out to the career destination they wish to enroll for.

CTET Job Scope as a Teacher

Talking about the future career scope once clearing the CTET exam, well it is all about the choice a candidate can make from the wide range of opportunities and growth that is available. If the consistency is maintained, down the line these teachers have the scope to even become the headmaster of the school.

Career growth scope After CTET

  • The teacher can get the position of A senior teacher in the secondary or primary school

  • The teacher can also be an assistant teacher in the secondary or primary school

  • If the teacher scores quite good grades and maintains dedication then there is also a scope to be principal

The role of CTET Certificate After Clearing CTET Exam:

  • Right after you clear the CTET exam, you are eligible for the CTET certificate. This basically can help you get a good teaching job which can be an advantage for your profile

  • With CTET certification, the candidate can also enroll for a teaching career in not just regular CBSE school but also to NVS army, ERDO, and JVS

  • The scope to enroll for any schools that are controlled by Central, state government or Privates Institute also increases

  • Once the CTET exam is clear, candidates can even have a good scope to get the government teacher job.


CTET exam offers a good career scope for those candidates who aspire to become a teacher. Certainly, clearing the CTET exam is not easy and requires dedication and commitment as well. But once the exam is cleared, then candidates can have better choices to decide on which school to opt for.


Q. Is there a scope to get a government job post qualifying CTET?

A: Certainly, the answer for it is yes. Rather it is not just the government schools like KVS but also the scope to apply in state government schools is possible.

Q. Is the CTET certificate acceptable for all States?

A: The certificate of CTET is acceptable for all States but if some states conduct their exam then they shall only accept the qualification of the candidates who clear that particular exam.

Q. In which school there is a scope to apply for the recruitment post CTET?

A: Whether it is NVS, CBSE affiliated, JVS, ERDO, or the Army school, candidates can apply for the recruitment sector of these schools or the one that UTs and state government handles.

Q. Is CTET obligatory for private schools recruitment?

A: It entirely depends on the administration team of the private school which shall divide for the CTET requirements. But yes, CTET has recently been made compulsory by the private schools as an eligibility criterion