Monday, August 20, 2012

Choosing Language 1 and Language 2 in CTET Examination

How to Choose Language 1 and Language 2 in CTET Examination?

CTET Nov 2012 July 2013Notification and Online Application are out, This year CBSE is conducting second CTET exam for the benefit of aspiring teachers in Central Schools (Both Govt. and Private). As per RTE Act, CTET is minimum requirement for the teachers to teach in the CBSE affiliated schools.

The exam is going to held on 18th November 2012 28th July 2013, and is consist of two different papers: Paper 1 for Primary, and Paper 2 for Higher Stage. For appearing in the CTET Papers, the candidates are need to verify there minimum eligibility requirements as decided by CBSE as per the RTE Act.

Basic Pattern of Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET):

Both the papers: Paper 1 for Primary Stage and Paper 2 for Higher Stage consists of different sections, and are following the similar Pattern of CTET. Each consists of 150 Marks with 90 minutes of Duration.

In both of the Papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 consists of compulsory Language-1 and Language-2 portions, and CBSE has provided the Instructions for each Langauge:

We shall try to guide you to choose the Language 1 and Language 2 in CTET Examination:-

Re-read the first instructions:
The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. 
Our Tip: Proficiency means "Skilfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity"
As clear in Above Instruction, Whatever Language a Candidate is choosing as Language-1, he/she must have there fundamentals clear, and having a lot of practise of Language-1 subjects since "practise greatly improves proficiency"! 
Normally, Hindi and regional language is largely preferred our country as Language-1.

Now, Re-Read the Next Instruction Carefully:
The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. 
Our Tip: Element means "An abstract part of something" e.g. "the grammatical elements of a sentence".
Hence, Normally the Language-2 is second Language we taught till our childhood or our personal interest! For Hindi Medium Schools, most probably it is English, for Telugu Medium, most probably it is English or Hindi ,  for English Medium Schools, it may be Hindi or regional language ... like on etc.

Next Instruction is very simple:
Language II will be a language other than Language I.
Our Tip: The online system will not allow the candidates to choose both languages same.!

Final Instruction:
A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page. 
Our Tip: please, remember your choice...

These are the following Languages, which can be selected either as Language-1 or Language-2 (both must be different, see the instructions and their meaning above):-

  1. English
  2. Hindi
  3. Assamese
  4. Bengali
  5. Garo
  6. Gujarati
  7. Kannada
  8. Khasi
  9. Malayalam
  10. Manipuri
  11. Marathi
  12. Mizo
  13. Nepali
  14. Oriya
  15. Punjabi
  16. Sanskrit
  17. Tamil
  18. Telugu
  19. Tibetan
  20. Urdu

Please, provide your feedback, because we love feedback. 
Ask any related query freely...if there are more 5 comments for Hindi Version of this article... We are definately going to provide you readily. 

Wish you all the best for your exam, and May Allah will increase the positive results of CTET Nov 2012!


  1. thank m confusing that kya main 1st paper bhar sakti hu ya nai bcoz m appering in b.ed plz help me

  2. 2 years correspondance course comes under which section to fill the form...??

  3. can we update our already filled form to change the centre.?

  4. sir thanks for a important information. main ek bat janaja chahti hu ki. maine 2011 main ctet pass kar liya hain. lakin maine language hindi aur english li hai jabki main sankrit teacher ke liye apply kar sakti hu. to kya language tr. ko apna language lena jaruri hai. maine dubara bhi form bhara hai. dubara exam dene se pahle result cancelled to nahi hoga. please help me.

  5. Dear sir, I welcome CTET system of government. I want to know that I am graduated with Two years training course passed (BSTC ) from Raj. state. Can I apply both two level ---level first and level second paper of CTET? So please guide me soon. Thank u

  6. can i choose english as language i and ll as in both the papers? i have applied for both papers in ctet nov 2012..pls let me knw this and i wanted to i have completed from hyderabad A.P and i am going to do b.ed this yr.i wanted to knw weather i am eligible for ctet 2012 november or not. thank you email me at

  7. from where we get question paper of language punjabi of 2011 or jan 2012

  8. sir kya b.ed wale ctet 1st paper de sakte hai kya

  9. plz send one question paper for nepali language as I am planning to opt nepali as a first language in ctet

  10. We're not having Nepali Language paper, please contact CBSE.

  11. CBSE can provide you (RTI is one of tools used by aspirants to get paper copy)

  12. please, check out from NCTE website.

  13. Its all your choice, you can choose, whatever you like (provided you can crack it).

  14. sir,
    language second me agr sanskrit choose kre to eske questions kaise hoge??

  15. kya sansskrit language second me vahi choose kr skte hai jinke pas starting se sanskrit subject ho...
    Please sir give me information...

  16. i am preferred language-I is oriya & language-II is English so i am prepare for CTET Exam which language - Oriya/English

  17. i have done MSc in BIOTECHNOLOGY n pursuing B.Ed. can i appear in ctet 1st paper?? n can you please suggest me which language to choose out of hindi n english for filling language 1 n 2..if case for english medium school..m confused please help me..thnks

  18. sir i am choose fist language is oriya & second language is english, so i am writeing in which language in exam paper, oriya/english?

  19. I studied in CBSE my second language is Hindi. Can i choose Tamil as the second language in CTET exam? Please replay me as soon as you can!!!!!

  20. Awesome... Its the first time i understand this puzzle after reading your article... Its really simple...
    Thanks for your post....

  21. sir, i know only english so can i pursue bstc course and become a teacher without facing any linguistic hindrances.