CTET 2024: CBSE will provide provisional answer key for January 2024

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on January 21. The official CTET website, ctet.nic.in, provides candidates with access to the provisional answer key.

At this time, CBSE has not officially shared the specific release dates for the answer key and results. But it is expected that the tentative answer key can now be made accessible at any time. Once released, applicants will be given the opportunity to challenge any discrepancies before the final results are announced.

The CTET results should be out by February 15. Significantly, the CTET is held twice a year, with the next session scheduled for April 2024.

CBSE CTET 2024: Insights

After the CTET answer key is released, candidates who want to check it can do so by visiting the official CTET website (ctet.nic.in). Candidates will find a link to the CTET 2024 provisional answer keys on the homepage. Clicking on this link will open a new page where applicants can enter their login details to access the answer key.

Once confirmed, the answer key will be displayed on the screen for applicants to view. It is suggested to download the answer key and keep a printout for later.

In a major development, the CTET mark sheet and eligibility certificate will be open on DigiLocker. CBSE will create DigiLocker accounts for all applicants, with the login details sent to the mobile numbers registered with CBSE. This drive aims to ease the process for applicants to effectively access and check their mark sheets.

CTET 2024: Overview

The answer keys and associated OMR images for the previous CTET exam, which took place on August 20, 2023, were made available on September 15. CBSE should keep track of this pattern, with additional details of mark sheets and certificates through DigiLocker to be issued by the board at the appointed time.

For the January 2024 CTET exam, more than 27 lakhs people had registered, with 9.58 lakhs taking Paper 1 (classes 1-5) and 17.35 lakhs taking Paper 2 (classes 6-8).

What is CBSE CTET?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET, a national aptitude test. The CTET test is held annually to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in central government schools such as NVS, KVS and others. The CTET test involves two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Candidates who want to teach classes 1 to 5 (primary teachers) must take CTET Paper 1, while candidates who want to teach classes 6 to 8 (primary teachers) must take CTET Paper 2. Candidates who want to teach classes 1-8 need to take the two papers. The CBSE has conducted 17 editions of the CTET test so far. The CBSE CTET 2023 exams will be conducted offline using pen and paper.

First print: January 29, 2024 | 7:31 PM IST