CTET 2020
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 - 1:02 p.m. IST by Aayushi madavi
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CTET 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the application form of CTET 2020 on on January 23 at ctet.nic.in. The authority has released the notification of CTET 2020 July session on January 23. As per the notification, the last date to fill CTET 2020 application form is February 24. The last date to pay CTET application fee is February 27, 2020 (3:30 pm). Candidates who successfully apply for CTET will be able to download the CTET admit card which is expected to be released in the second week of April. CTET consists of two papers where paper 1 is for aspirants who wish to teach classes I to V and similarly paper 2 is for classes VI to VIII. Candidates who qualify as per the CTET 2020 result will be issued a Teachers’ Eligibility Certificates which will be valid for seven years. Read the article to know all about CTET 2020 notification, eligibility, dates, exam pattern, result, and more.
Latest: The CTET application form 2020 has been released on January 24, 2020. CTET application fee increased from Rs. 750 to Rs. 1000.
CTET Notification 2020 Released! Check Now.
CTET 2020 will be conducted twice by CBSE in July and December. According to CTET exam dates, the exam for July session will be held on July 05, 2020 (Sunday). CTET 2020 December notification is expected to be released in the month of August. Candidates will be able to apply for the exam till September 2020. Application correction window will be activated in the month of October. The admit card will be released in the month of November. The exam will be held in the first week of December and CTET 2020 result will be declared by the end of December.

What is CTET?

CBSE conducts Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test (CTET) twice every year in the months of July and December. Candidates who wish to apply for the post of teachers in government schools for classes I to V will have to appear for paper-I and those who wish to become teachers of class VI to VIII will have to take paper-II. Candidates can appear for both the papers of CTET 2020 too.

CTET Overview

Exam

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

Exam Body

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

CTET 2019 (December) Statistics

  • No. of candidates registered - 28,32,120

  • No. of candidates who appeared - 24,05,145

  • No. of qualified candidates - 5,42,285

CTET 2019 (July) Statics

  • No. of candidates registered - 29.22 lakh

  • No. of candidates who appeared - 23.77 lakh

  • No. of qualified candidates - 3.52 lakh

Mode of application

Online

Mode of examination

Offline (MCQ type)

Papers

Paper-I and II

Total marks for each paper

150

Duration for each paper

2 hours 30 minutes

Validity of CTET certificate

7 years

Medium

Hindi and English

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

CTET 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can keep track of all the events of the exam with the help of CTET 2020 important dates. The dates for CTET 2020 have been provided in the table below. Check all the dates related to CTET 2020 here -

CTET Important Dates

Events

Dates (July Session)

CTET Press ReleaseJanuary 21, 2020

CTET notification

January 23, 2020

CTET 2020 application form

January 24, 2020 (Released)

Last date to fill CTET application form

February 24, 2020

Last date to fill the application feeFebruary 27, 2020

Admit card release date

June 2020

CTET 2020

July 5, 2020

Answer key release date

July/August 2020

CTET result 2020

July/August 2020

CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020 can apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit to apply for CTET. Candidates can apply for the exam as many times as they wish to. However, educational qualification required as per CTET eligibility criteria is different for those who wish to apply for paper-I and paper-II. Candidates can check the educational qualifications required for CTET from the table below. Candidates must note that they are required to have a minimum of one set of qualifications for each paper.

Age Limit - None

Nationality - Indian

Educational Qualifications for CTET 2020

CTET Paper-I

50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in a 2 year diploma course in elementary education

45% marks in high school; 2 year diploma course in elementary education in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002

50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 2 year diploma in Education (Special Education)

50% marks in graduation; Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

CTET Paper-II

Graduation; Passed or appearing in a 2 year diploma course in elementary education

50% in graduation; Passed or appearing for a 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)

45% marks in graduation; Passed or appearing in a 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard

50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed)

50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed

50% marks in graduation; Passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)

CTET Application Form 2020

CBSE has released the application form of CTET on January 24, 2020. Candidates have to register themselves on the official website of CTET before filling the details in CTET application form. Candidates can check the steps to fill CTET 2020 application form below.

How to Fill CTET Application Form?

Follow the steps given below to fill the application form -

  • Register on the official website

  • Fill the details in CTET 2020 application form

  • Upload scanned images of photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, 10 KB to 100 KB) and signature (3.5 cm x 1.5 cm, 3 KB to 30 KB) in .jpg/ .jpeg format

  • Pay the requisite fee

  • Preview the details and print the acknowledgment page for future references.

CTET 2020 Application Fee

Categories

Fee for Paper-I or Paper-II

Fee for both Paper-I & II

General/OBC (NCL)

Rs. 1000

Rs. 1200

SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person

Rs. 500

Rs. 600

CTET Exam Centres 2020

CBSE will conduct the exam in 112 different CTET exam centre cities spread across the country. While filling CTET exam centre choices in the application form, candidates can select upto three cities. Candidates can find CTET exam centre addresses printed on their admit cards. Candidates can check the list of CTET exam centre cities in the table below.

CTET Exam Centre Cities

States

Cities

States

Cities

Andaman & Nicobar Island

Port Blair


Nashik

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada

Pune

Visakhapatnam

Manipur

Imphal

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Meghalaya

Shillong

Assam

Guwahati

Mizoram

Aizawl

Bihar

Muzaffarpur

Nagaland

Kohima

Patna

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Sambalpur

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Puducherry

Puducherry

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar

Punjab

Amritsar

Daman & Diu

Daman

Bhatinda

Delhi/NCR

Delhi Central

Ferozepur

Delhi East

Jalandhar

Delhi North

Mohali

Delhi South

Rajasthan

Ajmer


Delhi West

Bikaner

Jaipur

Goa

Panaji

Jodhpur

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Kota

Surat

Udaipur

Vadodara

Sikkim

Gangtok

Haryana

Ambala

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Faridabad

Coimbatore

Gurugram

Madurai

Karnal

Tiruchirappalli

Kurukshetra

Telangana

Hyderabad

Panchkula

Tripura

Agartala

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Kangra

Haldwani

Shimla

Roorkee

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Srinagar Garhwal

Srinagar

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

Jharkhand

Bokaro

Aligarh

Dhanbad

Allahabad

Ranchi

Bareilly

Faizabad

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Ghaziabad

Mangalore

Gorakhpur

Jhansi

Kerala

Ernakulam

Kanpur

Kozhikode

Lucknow

Trivandrum

Mathura

Meerut

Mirzapur

Lakshadweep

Kavarati

Moradabad

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Noida

Indore

Raebareli

Jabalpur

Saharanpur

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

Varanasi

Mumbai

West Bengal

Durgapur

Nagpur

Kolkata

CTET Admit Card 2020

The exam authorities will release the admit card of CTET 2020 July session in the month of June tentatively. Candidates who have applied for the exam will be issued a CTET admit card. Candidates can download CTET 2020 admit card on the official website by logging in using their application number and date of birth/password. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their CTET admit cards to the exam centres. Important details like address of the exam venue, reporting time, etc. will be printed on the admit card of CTET 2020.

Steps to Download CTET 2020 Admit Card

  • Click on the admit card link provided when released

  • Enter your application number and date of birth

  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button

  • Download and print a copy of the admit card

CTET Exam Pattern 2020


CTET Paper-I (For teachers of classes I to V)

CTET Paper-II (For teachers of classes VI to VIII)

Mode of exam

Offline

Offline

Language/ Medium

English/ Hindi (Except Language I and II)

English/ Hindi (Except Language I and II)

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

2 hours 30 minutes

Type of questions

MCQ (objective)

MCQ

Number of questions

150

150

Total Marks

150

150

Qualifying marks

90

90

There are 2 papers as per the exam pattern of CTET. Both papers of CTET 2020 will be conducted offline. Both paper-I and II have five sections. However, in paper-II candidates can opt one out of Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies and Social Science. Candidates can check the exam pattern of CTET 2020 in the tables below.

CTET Exam Pattern 2020 for Paper 1

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies/ Social Science

60

60


Total

150

150

Candidates can choose two languages for the sections of Language-I and Language-II. List of optional languages is provided below.

Code No.

Language

Code No.

Language

1

English

11

Marathi

2

Hindi

12

Mizo

3

Assamese

13

Nepali

4

Bengali

14

Oriya

5

Garo

15

Punjabi

6

Gujarati

16

Sanskrit

7

Kannada

17

Tamil

8

Khasi

18

Telugu

9

Malayalam

19

Tibetan

10

Manipuri

20

Urdu

CTET Syllabus 2020

Candidates can find the syllabus of CTET 2020 prescribed by CBSE for paper-I and II separately. CTET syllabus 2020 will be based on the syllabus of NCERT books for classes I to VIII but the difficulty level can be higher than that. Candidates can check the syllabus of CTET 2020 in the table below.

CTET Syllabus for Paper-I and Paper-II

Paper-I

Child Development and Pedagogy

Click Here

Language I and II

Click Here

Mathematics and Environmental Science

Click Here

Paper-II

Child Development and Pedagogy

Click Here

Language I and II

Click Here

Mathematics and Science

Click Here

Social Studies/Social Sciences

Click Here

CTET Answer Key and Question Papers

Since CTET is conducted offline, the question papers are available right after the exam is concluded. CTET 2020 answer key will be released tentatively after two weeks of the exam. Candidates can make use of previous years’ CTET question papers and answer keys to prepare better for the upcoming exams. Candidates can download CTET 2019 question papers of December session from the table below.

CTET 2019 December Session Question Papers

CTET Cutoff 2020

Minimum marks required to qualify the examination are CTET cutoff marks. Candidates who do not score the minimum qualifying cutoff will not qualify CTET 2020. It is mandatory that the candidates score at least 60% marks or more than that in order to qualify. Reserved category candidates might get some relaxation in the cutoff percentage.

CTET Qualifying Cutoff

Category

Cutoff percentage (out of 150)

Cutoff marks (out of 150)

General

60%

90

OBC, SC, ST

55%

85

CTET Result 2020

CBSE declares the result of CTET on the official website. Candidates will be able to check the result of CTET 2020 anytime between July to August. Candidates will have to log in using their roll numbers to check the result of CTET 2020. Marks scored by the candidates, total marks, subjects chosen by the candidates, personal details of the candidates will be displayed on CTET 2020 result.

How to Check CTET 2020 Result?

Follow the steps given below to check the result of CTET 2020.

  • Click on the CTET result link provided when result is declared

  • Enter your application number

  • CTET result will be displayed

  • Download and save for future references

Candidates can check CTET result statistics over the years from the table provided below.

CTET Result - Statistics

The number of candidates appeared and qualified CTET exam for both Papers I and II in the last four years are given in the below:

Year

Paper I

Paper II


Appeared

Qualified

Appeared

Qualified

July 2019

1359478

214658

1017553

137172

December 2018

1073545

178273

878425

126968

February 2016

200100

59054

450976

60411

September 2015

218843

40776

484470

79572

February 2015

207522

37153

470032

43034

CTET Certificate - Validity, Download and other Details

Candidates who qualify CTET 2020 will be awarded with CTET eligibility certificates. Using these certificates candidates will be able to apply as teachers of classes I to VIII in schools across the country. The certificate will be valid for 7 seven years from the date of issuance.

The procedure for Downloading CTET Certificates -

  • Candidates will receive their DigiLocker username on SMS on their registered mobile numbers

  • Candidates logging into DigiLocker will have to enter their registered phone number

  • In the password field, candidates have to enter their mothers’ first name in lowercase and last four digits of their roll number. E.g. if a mother’s name on the admit card is Sushmita Mahajan and the roll number is 1234567, the password will be sushmita4567.

  • Candidates can reset their password by selecting the ‘Forgot Password’ option.

  • For queries related to DigiLocker login candidates can email at support@digitallocker.gov.in.

CTET Contact

For queries, CTET candidates can contact the exam authorities on the following contact information -
P. S. 1-2, Institutional Area, I. P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110092
Email - directorctet@gmail.com
Phone - 011-22240112
Website - ctet.nic.in

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CTET 2020

Question: Is a teaching job guaranteed after qualifying CTET?

Answer:

Candidates will have to apply at government schools after qualifying the exam. It is to be noted that CTET certificates are just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Question: How many times can I appear for CTET?

Answer:

There is no limit in the number of attempts for CTET. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish. Candidates who have qualified can also appear for CTET again to improve their scores.

Question: Can candidates appear for Paper-I and II in different cycles of CTET?

Answer:

Yes, candidates can appear for Paper-I and II in different CTET cycles.

Question: What happens if I do not meet the cutoff marks by one mark?

Answer:

Candidates must in any case score CTET cutoff marks or more to qualify. Candidates who score less will not be considered qualified no matter how small the difference. 

Question: Can I edit details in my CTET application form once I have submitted it?

Answer:

The exam authorities will open application correction window once the last date to fill CTET application form has passed. Candidates can make changes in their application for during this period.

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