CTET Analysis - Paper II candidates less competitive than Paper I
Bachan Thakur, 29 Nov 2018, #CTET

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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CTET Result Analysis: Rise in number of qualifying candidates since 2014

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Sir , my dob is wrong on my ctet admit card , many times I have tried to call on ctet helpline no but failed , also mailed my problem but theres no reply i got . What sould i do ? can i appear the exam .

Yash Dev Student Expert 22nd Nov, 2019
Hello student yes you should appear for the exam and at the time of counselling you should clear all the doubts in case if they didn't agree and can't take your admission then you can drop a year for which you're already prepared by not appearing in the exam but if you appear in the exam you'll gain experience an overview of exam also a chance what if they'll correct your information at the time of admission.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

i have entered wrong date in my date of birth suppose to be 25/03/1999 but written 23/03/1999 for the CTET examination December 2019 should i be allow to enter exam hall or not?

Shagufa Zareen Student Expert 22nd Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

You can sit for the exam because they will match your thumb impression and also face recognition. You can carry your original document and provide at the time of entry so that they will verify you and will allow you to sit for the exam.

I hope this will solve your query.

Good luck


when the admit card for ctet exam for dec 2019 will be despatched

Shareef 16th Nov, 2019
It is said that CTET admit cards will be available in the month of November on 28th.
Examination date for CTET examination is on December 8th. Both the papers are conducted on the same date.
  • 1st paper is at 8AM
  • 2nd paper is at 12:30PM
If you want other details about CTET examination visit the below provided link.

Ctet paper first, 8 dec 2019 ke liye form me hindi medium choose kra dia h toh..ky main engilsh medium me ans de skti hu?? hindi ke joh words h tuff ho re h or bht confuse hu konsi book purchase kru kya nahi kru.. please help..

Shristi Kirti 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Abhya,

Since it is clearly mentioned in the CTET 2019 notification for the December exam, that no request for change of medium will be entertained under any circumstances, you will have to take the test in that medium only which you have opted. Try and make it happen, if not you may appear again in CTET 2020 June session and choose your medium wisely.


mene ctet ka form adhar se dala he kia adhar manya he

Ashish pal Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

Hello Mahboob.

You are asking an incomplete or improper question.

As of now Aadhar card is mandatory in most of the exams similarly for CTET you have to fill your Aadhar card also and talking about is it valid or not. If you fill up your correct details in the form then it is of course valid.

Ok good luck

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