CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Limit, Qualifications & Other Requirements
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) prescribes the CTET 2020 eligibility criteria and has released it in its official notification on January 23. The educational qualifications of a candidate determines the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply for CTET from January 24 to March 16, 2020. As per CTET eligibility criteria 2020, candidates of any age can apply for the exam given that they have the requisite educational qualifications. CTET 2020 eligibility criteria on the basis of educational qualifications are different for candidates who wish to take paper-I and those who want to appear for paper-II. Candidates must go through CTET eligibility criteria before filling the CTET application form to avoid rejection. Candidates can take CTET as many times as they wish to since there is no restriction on the number of attempts in the CTET eligibility. Read more about CTET eligibility criteria 2020 in the article below.
Latest: Download CTET Admit Card 2020 in online mode from June 17
CTET 2020 will be conducted twice (July session and December session). CTET 2020 July session is scheduled to be conducted on July 5, 2020. The exam is conducted to test the CTET eligibility of candidates as teachers of classes I to VIII. Candidates who wish to teach classes I to V have to appear for paper-I while those who want to teach classes VI to VIII have to take paper-II. Candidates can appear for both the papers if they wish to. Candidates who apply for the exam successfully will be issued CTET admit card 2020. As per CTET exam dates the exam is likely to be conducted in the first week of July.
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Check the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020 in detail below.
Age - No upper age limit.
Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-I (Primary Stage)
As per CTET eligibility criteria 2020, candidates who wish to become school teachers of classes I to V must have at least one of the following educational qualifications.
A candidate must have passed class 12th with at least 50% marks and must have passed or must be appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education
Passed class 12th with at least 50% marks and must have passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
At least 50% marks in class 12th and must have passed or must be appearing in the last year of a 4-year Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in education (Special Education)
Graduation with 50% marks or more and a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.) degree.
Note - A candidate who has a B.Ed. from any NCTE recognised institute will be considered for appointment as a primary school teacher provided that he/ she undergoes a bridge course in Elementary Education within 2 years of appointment.
Educational Qualifications - CTET Paper-II (Elementary Stage)
Candidates who wish to appear for paper-II must have one of the academic qualifications that are listed below as per CTET 2020 eligibility criteria.
Graduation in any discipline and the candidate must have passed or must be appearing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education
50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. course
At least 45% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1 year B.Ed. in accordance with NCTE Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
At least 50% marks in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of a 4-year B.El.Ed.
50% marks or more in class 12th and passed or appearing in the final year of B.A./ B.Sc.Ed. or B.A.Ed./ B.Sc.Ed
At least 50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
Any candidate who has qualified a B.Ed. programme recognised by NCTE is eligible to appear for the exam. Moreover, anybody who’s pursuing a teachers’ education programme that is NCTE recognised can appear for the exam.
CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Important Points
Given below are some salient points related to CTET 2020 eligibility criteria -
Reserved category candidates (SC, ST, OBC and PWD) will get upto 5% relaxation in the minimum qualifying marks of the educational qualifications mentioned above.
Diploma and degree courses recognised by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) will only be considered.
In the case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education) courses, those recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) will only be considered.
A candidate with a Diploma in Education (Special Education) must undergo a 6-month NCTE recognised special programme in Elementary Education.
Educational qualifications mentioned in CTET 2020 eligibility criteria are applicable to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/ Social Science, Mathematics, Science, etc.
For physical education teachers, minimum qualification norms for these teachers as per NCTE regulations will be applicable.
For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. norms set by the State Government or other managements will be applicable.
If found out that a candidate does not fulfil the required CTET eligibility criteria and is still appearing for the exam will be rejected at any stage.
CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualifying Marks
Candidates who appear for the exam must acquire certain minimum marks as per their category along with CTET cutoff. CTET minimum qualifying marks have been tabulated below.
CTET Qualifying Marks
Cutoff percentage (out of 150)
Cutoff marks (out of 150)
OBC, SC, ST
CTET Application Form 2020
Candidates could fill the application form of CTET 2020 July session from January 24 to March 16. Candidates had to first register themselves on the official website and then they can proceed to fill the application form. Candidates had to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature while filling CTET application form. Candidates can make payment of CTET application fee while filling the form via credit card, debit card, net banking or UPI. Candidates who wish to appear for both the papers of CTET had to pay more than those who want to appear for just one paper. Category-wise CTET application fee is provided below in the table.
CTET Application Fee
Fee for Paper-I or Paper-II
Fee for both Paper-I & II
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person
CTET Exam Centres 2020
Candidates could select CTET exam centre cities while filling the application form. CTET 2020 will be conducted in about 112 cities spread across various states of the country. CTET exam centre venues and addresses will be mentioned in the admit cards. CTET exam centre details on the admit card will include the state and city that the candidates have selected, exam centre codes, and the address where the exam centre will be located. Candidates will be allotted exam centres on a first come first serve basis. If all the seats in a particular centre are filled, candidates will be allotted the next nearest CTET exam centre.
CTET Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates who have applied for the exam must check the CTET 2020 exam pattern before starting their preparations. It is essential that the cover all the sections of the exam pattern while preparing for the exam. CTET consists of two papers - paper-I and paper-II. The exam pattern of CTET paper-I includes the sections - Language-I, Language-II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics. Paper-II includes the sections - Language-I, Language-II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only), and Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only). Both papers will be conducted for 150 marks in online mode.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Limit, Qualifications & Other Requirements
Question: What is the age limit to apply for CTET 2020?
As per CTET eligibility criteria, candidates of any age can apply for the exam provided that they have they required academic qualifications.
Question: I am in the first year of my B.Ed. programme. Can I apply for CTET 2020?
Candidates who wish to appear for CTET 2020 must have passed or must be in the final year of their B.Ed. or B.El.Ed. programme.
Question: What books do I use to prepare for CTET 2020?
Candidates must make use of the best books for CTET preparation. Candidates can use Child Development and Pedagogy by Arihant Publication, Mathematics Exam Goalpost by Wiley Publications, Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies by Upkar Prakashan, A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy by Pearson, etc.
Question: What is the marking scheme of CTET 2020?
The question papers will consist of MCQs. candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer. There will be no negative marking for incorrect responses.
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Questions related to CTET
Doing Bed after Btech,Can candidate be eligible for CTET and TET exam?
Yes, you can appear for CTET as well as state level TETs after completion of BTech and BEd because in those recruited exams candidates needs to have passed graduation along with teacher's training program, so you'll be eligible for both.
ctet 2020 model question paper 2
You can download CTET sample paper for paper 1 as well as 2 by visiting the following link:
You'll also find previous year paper along with their answer keys which will help you in your preparation process.
I have completed 12th in 2017,after then i have completed dled and ctet. Now i am in graduation 1st year from distance education and i want to be an IAS officer but my family pressuried me for marriage. What should i do
Based on Dploma in Elementary Education and if you've qualified CTET, then you can get primary teacher job in any government or private school, the thing is having graduation and BEd makes one eligible for teaching higher classes but as you said you've enrolled into it already, you're doing your bit, you need to have discussion regarding this with your family, that's the only route, make them understand that what is your priority right now and if you manage to get a job perhaps things can get comparatively easier. Simultaneously, you can also continue with your distance education and in the final year,you can also try for UPSC.
ctet previous year question and answer key
I would suggest you to go through with the given below link to download the previous year papers of CTET.
can i apply now for CTET exam ? (till now i didnt apply for it)
CTET 2020 registrations closed on March 2nd. It has been extended from February 24th to March 2nd. Unfortunately it is too late for registration now. You may have to wait until next year.