CTET Analysis - Paper II candidates less competitive than Paper I
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 - 6:39 p.m. IST by Bachan Thakur

Candidates, who have been opting for Paper I of CTET are more competitive than candidates who have been appearing for Paper II from 2011 to 2016. The result data of CTET from the year 2011 to 2016 reflects that in comparison to Paper I, lesser number of candidates have been qualifying Paper II. In June 2011, where 9.13 percent candidates could make it to the qualifying cut off of CTET Paper I, the pass percentage of Paper II remained 7.59 percent. This means that 1.54 percent more candidates could qualify Paper I than Paper II. Paper I of CTET is held for candidates who want to be teachers of class 1 to 5, while Paper II is held for candidates who wish to be teachers of class 6 to 8. 

Qualified candidates of CTET are eligible to apply as teachers in schools under Central Government like Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Tibetan School etc and schools under the administrative control of UTs and unaided private schools. Careers360 does a comparative analysis reflecting the competitiveness of candidates opting for CTET Paper I and II. 

However, it was January 2012 which reflected a different trend. In this session, the pass percentage of CTET Paper II overpowered Paper I. In January 2012 where Paper I saw 5.34 percent candidates qualifying the examination, Paper II had 1.09 more candidates making it to the qualifying cut off of Paper II with a pass percentage of 6.43. 

CTET Result Analysis – Competitiveness in Paper I and II (June 2011 to Feb 2016)


Paper I Pass Percentage 

Paper II Pass Percentage 

Difference in Pass Percentage

June 2011




January 2012




November 2012




July 2013




February 2014




September 2014




February 2015




September 2015




February 2016




Except January 2012 session, candidates in Paper I had performed far better than Paper II candidates. Come November 2012 and 0.46 percent less candidates qualified in Paper II than Paper I. The trend continued and in July 2013 too 4.09 percent more candidates could qualify Paper I than Paper II. In July 2013 where 11.58 percent candidates qualified in Paper I, the pass percentage of CTET paper II remained 7.49, which is 4.09 percent less than Paper I. 

Further, the pass percentage difference in CTET Paper I and II remained 2.31 percent in February 2014 wherein Paper I saw 3.39 percent candidates qualifying the exam, while Paper II saw only 1.08 percent candidates making it to the qualifying cut off. In September 2014, the pass percentage difference grew even more with only 2.8 percent candidates (out of the total appeared) qualifying the Paper II exam. In Paper II, for the same session, the pass percentage of CTET Paper I remained 11.95 percent, which means that 9.15 percent less candidates qualified CTET Paper II than Paper I in the session.

In February and September sessions of 2015 too, the pass percentage of CTET Paper I was 17.9 and 18.63 respectively whereas the pass percentage of Paper II for the same period was 9.16 and 16.42. This brought the pass percentage difference between both the papers for February and September sessions of 2015 to 8.74 and 2.21. In other words, February 2015 saw 8.74 percent more candidates qualifying in Paper I and 2.21 percent more candidates in September 2015. 

February 2016 too followed the trend with 16.11 percent more candidates qualifying in Paper I than Paper II. For February 2016 session where 29.51 percent candidates qualified CTET Paper I, the percentage of qualifying candidates for the same session in Paper II was 13.4 percent. 


Thus, the result data of CTET for 6 years shows that the competitiveness of candidates who want to be teachers from class 1 to 5 is far higher than the competitiveness of candidates who wish to be teachers from class 6 to 8. In other words, more candidates fail to qualify CTET Paper II than Paper I. 

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Sir, I had done B.Ed since 2012,this year I am trying to fill CTET but college name not shown in list.Please guide me.Can B.Ed stream are close in to this college.(studied in National PG College,Barhalganj)

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Feb, 2020


from the information of the official website of national post graduate college barhalganj , it is not showing b.ed course on its curriculum section. as for the website, there is no b.ed course right now, you have passed the course almost 8 years back. however you can mention about your affiliated university name, since the college does not offer b.ed course any more.


I am past student of prakash college. I am filling up the application form for CTET exam online. I am trying since many days but college name is not available in the list. What should i do?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020


It might be that the college in which you have studied in not recognised by NCTE.Once check the recognition of your college by using the link below


Select the state and after a new page will appear select your course and check.

Or you may contact the CTET helpline.They may help you.The details are given below

Email - directorctet@gmail.com
Phone - 011-22240112

The last date to apply for CTET in February 24, 2020.you need to be quick.


how to contact ctet exam authority regaring payment issue?

Awanya Dabas 19th Feb, 2020


The option to contact the CTET Exam Authority is available on its official website itself.

You can visit the official website where you will find an option called "contact us" in the top left corner. On clicking it, you will get all the required contact details including the mobile numbers, telephone numbers and the E-mail ID.

Or you can directly use this link:


Hope this answer helps!


deled from nios is vailid for ctet or not.please ansr me.

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 16th Feb, 2020

Yes, you can give CTET, the NIOS board education is also valid for CTET. The candidates who all are completed diploma in elementary education (D.EL.Ed) can give central TET examination. NIOS candidates will be treated equally as any other candidate who passed from a regular school recognised by the Govt. There is no impartial justice rendered there.


Can I fill the Ctet exam paper but now I am doing D El Ed

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020

As per the notification for CTET, a candidate can apply if they're in final year of two year diploma in elementary education. So,you can apply if you're in final year of D.El.Ed. In addition to this,one needs to have passed higher secondary with a minimum of 50% marks, there's relaxation of 5% for reserved category.
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