The Full form of CTET is Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is a national-level exam conducted twice a year by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to shortlist candidates for appointment as teachers in classes from I -VIII. The CTET includes two test papers in the exam, that is, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who are interested to teach 1st to 5th standard need to give Paper-I and candidates who are interested to teach 6th to 8th standard need to take Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach 1st to 8th standard need to take both the papers.

The CTET was established in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE (Right to Education) Act. The national Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) entrusted the responsibility for conducting the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) to the CBSE, Delhi, which conducts the CTET twice a year. The CTET is held in twenty Indian languages across the country. The 13th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test was held in 110 Indian cities on 8th December 2019. Candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks to become CTET Qualified, and the certificate is valid for 7 years.