CGTET 2023: Pattern, Syllabus, Dates

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Chattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test (CGTET) gives an opportunity to candidates who aspire to become Primary Teachers. Interested candidates can apply online for the exam and find application forms on the official website. It’s an excellent chance for candidates who want to change/pursue their career aspirations. 

Here is an overview for candidates regarding the exam conducting authority, exam level and much more in the table given below.

Examination Name Chattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test (CGTET)
Conducting AuthorityChattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CPEB) 
Exam LevelState-level 
Official Website
Exam Mode Offline 
Exam Purpose Recruitment of Teachers for Elementary Schools

CGTET Syllabus 

The examination is divided into two sections, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper consists of different subjects and topics. We will discover each subject with the topics it entails. Candidates have to attend two papers.  A table is shown below for easy reference.

Paper 1 

Subject Topic 
Child Development & PedagogyIntroduction to Child Development, Dimensions and Development, Learning & Cognitive Development, Children with Special Needs 
Language 1Varn Vichar, Shabd Vichar, Vakya Parichay, Rachna, etc. 
Language 2  Reading Comprehension, Unseen Passage, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc. 
Maths Nature of Mathematics, Teaching Learning and Evaluation of Mathematics, Number System, Decimal, Area and Volume, Time and Distance, profit and loss etc. 
Environmental Science Ecological System, Care of one’s own body, and family, The Teaching of Social Studies, Understanding of Children’s Environment, etc. 

Paper 2 

Subject Topic
Child Development and Pedagogy Development of Primary School Child, Learning & Pedagogy, Children with special needs, Inclusive Education. 
HindiPad v Pad, Viram Chinh, Varn Vichar, Shabd Vichar, Varn Vichar 
English Reading Comprehension & Unseen Passage, Grammar, Vocabulary
Math & Science Nature of Maths, Number Series, BODMAS, Algebra, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Line & Angle, Plane Shapes, Trapezium, Cube, Cuboids, Deta Interpretation, Living Things, Electricity, etc. 
Social Science Indian History, Indian Culture, Mughal Dynasty, British Period, Indian Constitution, Indian Society, Bhakti Society, British Period, etc. 

Also Read: Mizoram Teacher Eligibility Test (MTET) 2023

CGTET Exam Pattern 2023 

The mode of examination will be followed offline, with pen and paper. The questions asked will be objective type. The candidates will need to answer 150 questions in total which will be for 1 mark each. The total marks for the exam will be 150 marks. As we know the examination will entail two sections, that is, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates will be given 3 hours in total to complete the exam. The good news is that there will be no negative marking affecting the overall scores due to wrong answers. Candidates are advised to give paper carefully and prepare well. Here is an overview of the pattern and number of questions and marks each paper will entail. 

Paper 1 

Subjects QuestionsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language 13030
Language 2 30 30
Maths 30 30
Environmental Studies 3030
Total 150 150

Paper 2

Subjects Questions Marks 
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (Hindi) 3030
Language 2 (English/Hindi/Sanskrit) 3030
Maths and Science/Social Science 3030
Total 120120

CGTET Application Form

The applications will be submitted on the official portal, which is an online process. Interested candidates can apply for both Primary (1-5) and Upper Primary (6-8) Teachers Posts. Make sure there are no mistakes otherwise the application will be rejected. Any incomplete application will be also marked as invalid. Candidates must recheck and submit it with the required fee. Keep a printout for yourself. 

Steps for filling out the application

  • Visit the official portal and click the link to the online application. 
  • Candidates must select the exam they wish to appear for.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature. 
  • You can fill in your birthdate and id.
  • Complete the process with fee submission. 

Application Fee

The application fee for single and both papers are mentioned in the table below respectively.

CategorySingle PaperBoth Paper
GeneralINR 350 INR 600
OBCINR 250 INR 400
SC/ST INR 200INR 300 

Also Read: Primary Teacher (PRT) Exam 2023

CGTET Eligibility Criteria

There are two positions that the candidates can apply for, i.e. Primary and Secondary Teachers positions. Candidates must note that the age requirement for the examination is between 18-35 years. Here are the eligibility criteria for both Lower Primary and Upper Primary teachers. 

Lower Primary

  • 12th passed candidate with 45% marks with 2 Year Diploma in National Teacher Education Council. 
  • 10th passed with 50% marks
  • Candidates with 50% marks in the 12th exam with 4 Year Diploma in Elementary Education or with B.EI.ED Degree can apply easily.

Upper Primary

  • A graduation degree with 2 Years of training in Primary Education.
  • Must have at least 50% marks in 12th standard.
  • B.Ed and Graduation degree with at least 50% marks.

CGTET Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will depend on their scores in the entrance examination (TET). The candidates must clear the final Personal Interview (PI) as well. The candidates who qualify will have 7 years of validity for selection from the date of the result announcement.  

CGTET Counselling Process

Those candidates who have cleared CGTET and have been selected in the PI round are eligible for the counselling process. Candidates must remember to choose a course for which they want to enrol. Candidates must bring all the required documents for the counselling process. The seat allotment numbers may differ from indicative seat availability. If a candidate participated in the first round of the seat allotment process then one cannot sit for the second round. 


What are the minimum qualifying percentages in CGTET for general and other categories? 

The General category candidates must have scored at least 60% of marks and OBC/SC/ST/PwD category candidates must have 40% of marks in their CGTET examination for selection. Candidates must make sure to prepare well and clear every round on the first attempt

How many subjects are there in CGTET? 

There are two papers to attempt. Paper one consists of 5 subjects and Paper two of 4 subjects. 

How will be the examination conducted? 

The exam will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode. Candidates will get three hours in total to finish all the answers. Take note of time while giving the examination.

What is the full name of the CGTET and who can give the paper? 

The exam is known as Chattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test. Candidates who aspire to become teachers are welcome. They should fulfil all the qualifications to sit in the examination.

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