CTET Exam Pattern 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases the CTET 2020 exam pattern in the official notification. Candidates are advised to go through exam pattern of CTET 2020 before they start their preparations. By going through the CTET exam pattern 2020, candidates will be able to know the various sections from where the questions can be asked, duration of the exam, the number of questions asked in the CTET exam, the marking scheme etc. As per the official CTET 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted for two papers - paper I and II. CTET paper I is conducted for candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1 to 5 while paper II for classes 6 to 8. Candidates can also apply for both papers at the same time. To know more about CTET exam pattern 2020, check out the complete article below.LATEST: CBSE has released CTET 2020 Notification PDF for July Session on January 23CTET Application Form 2020. Check for how to apply for CTET July Session.CTET 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the first week fo July 2020. The exam will be conducted in multiple slots and sessions. Candidates who will submit the application form successfully can download CTET admit card 2020 from the official website.
In paper I 30 questions will be asked from each section which means a total of 150 questions.
Each question asked in both papers will carry one mark each.
Candidates will be given 2 hours 30 minutes to complete paper I and paper II individually.
No marks will be deducted for any wrong response given by the candidates.
As per CTET exam pattern 2020, both papers will be conducted in offline mode.
Name of the exam
Central Teachers Eligibility Test 2020 (CTET)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Mode of Exam
Paper I and Paper II
2 hours 30 minutes each
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
CTET Marking Scheme
1 mark allotted per question. No negative marking.
According to the official exam pattern of CTET 2020, the exam will be conducted for the following two papers:
Paper I (Primary Stage)
Paper-II (Elementary Stage)
As per the exam pattern of CTET 2020 released by CBSE on the official website, paper I will have questions from the following 5 sections and each section will have 30 questions of 30 marks. Per question, 1 mark will be allotted.CTET 2020 Exam Pattern For Paper 1
No. of Questions
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Child Development and Pedagogy
CBSE in its exam pattern of CTET 2020, has also mentioned the pattern of Paper II. Paper II will contain questions from five sections - Language I, Language II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only) and Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only).CTET Exam Pattern 2020 For Paper 2
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)
CTET Paper I consists of 150 multiple choice questions of 150 marks. On the other hand, Paper-II also consists of 150 multiple choice questions and is allotted 150 marks. As per the CTET 2020 exam pattern, there is no negative marking in both the papers. The detailed section-wise questions and marks are explained in the table below:
Number of questions
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)
Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies
CBSE prescribes the syllabus of CTET 2020 for both papers I and II. CTET 2020 syllabus covers all the important sections like Child Development & Pedagogy, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Studies/Social Science. Candidates should follow the syllabus strictly before applying for the CTET exam. The syllabus will help candidates to get an idea about the sections, sub-topics and marks allotted in the exam. The exam is conducted for two papers - paper I and paper II. Paper I is conducted for candidates who had applied for primary classes (I to V) and Paper II is held for candidates who had applied for upper primary classes (VI to VIII).
Paper I (Sub-Topics)
Child Development (Primary School Child)
Learning and Pedagogy
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children withspecial needs
For detailed CTET syllabus of Child Development and Pedagogy
Pedagogy of Language Development
Language II (It will be a language other than Language I)
For detailed CTET syllabus of Language I and II
For detailed CTET syllabus of Mathematics and Environmental Science
Paper II (Sub-Topics)
Child Development (Elementary School Child)
Mathematics and Science
For detailed CTET syllabus of Mathematics
Social Studies/Social Sciences
For detailed CTET syllabus of Social Studies/Social Sciences
Candidates should follow some instructions while handling the (Optical Mark Recognition) OMR Sheet while attempting the CTET exam 2020. Below mentioned are the facts and guidelines related to it:
During the exam, candidates will find the OMR Sheet placed inside a sealed test booklet. Candidates must open the seal only after the invigilator announces.
Code like A, B, C or D printed on the OMR sheet will be same as mentioned in the test booklet.
Candidates should make sure that the OMR Sheet is straight and not folded.
Candidates should not write their Roll number anywhere on the sheet except in the specified space.
Side 1 of the sheet contains the following columns that need to fill accurately with a ballpoint pen (blue/black)
Name of the candidate
Name of the Examination Centre
Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)
The side 2 of OMR Sheet will have the following columns
Main Test Booklet Number
Language Supplement Booklet Number
Language Supplement Booklet Code
Language in which you have attempted the questions
Signature of the candidate
While heading to appear for the CTET 2020 exam, candidates should carefully follow certain guidelines, some of which are mentioned below:
Present your CTET admit card to the invigilator along with your photo ID during the checking.
Candidates must note that photo ID to be carried on exam day should be same as used during CTET application form 2020.
Carry ballpoint pen (Blue/Black) only. Use of pencil is prohibited.
The CTET exam will exactly start at the time mentioned in the hall ticket downloaded by the candidate.
The invigilator will ask candidates to open the seal of the test booklet five minutes before the paper starts.
Candidates are advised to check the test booklet code printed on side 2 of the OMR Sheet and match it with the code printed on the test booklet.
In case of any discrepancy, candidates should immediately report the invigilator for replacement of both the test booklet and the OMR Sheet.
Mark the answers on the OMR sheet only when the invigilator announces for the same.
CBSE will release the provisional answer key of CTET after the exam is conducted. The answer key of CTET 2019 is released for both paper I and II separately. After the correction period is over, CBSE will release the final answer key within 20 days after the exam is over. Those candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks will be considered qualified and will be eligible for the CTET certificate.
CBSE will declare the CTET result after releasing the final answer key. The CTET result will be declared on the official website which candidates can check using their login credentials. The result will contain the name, roll number, father's and mother's name, and marks secured by the candidates.
CBSE determines the cut off of CTET 2020 in the form of qualifying marks. As per CTET cut off 2020, candidates belonging to the general category must secure at least 60% marks while the reserved category candidate must secure at least 55% marks to qualify for the CTET exam.
Not necessarily. You may appear for both the papers - the paper I and II only if you wish to become teachers in classes 1 to 8. If you wish to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5, then you must take only paper I test while you can take the test for only paper II if you want to become a teacher for classes 6 to 8.
No, the exam of CTET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode
Since there is no negative marking for CTET 2020 exam, no marks will be deducted for any wrong response you give.
As of now, there are no limitations to appear in the CTET exam. Even qualified candidates can appear in the CTET exam to improve their scores.
According to the official CTET 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted in offline mode.
The time duration as mentioned in the exam pattern of CTET 2020 is 2 hours 30 minutes for paper I & II respectively.
CTET exams will be conducted in English and Hindi.
Both the papers I and II will have questions related to Child Development and Pedagogy section. This section will have 30 questions of 30 marks.
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D.El.ED course is an 2 year course with 4 semesters which gives training to the teachers especually to teach in primary schoop and National school of open learning provides this diploma.
CTET is the national level exam for teaching in elementary and primary children and it has 2 papers.
For paper 1 minimum 50% in 10+ 2 or diploma from recognized board is needed and for paper 2 10+2 and B.E l.ED is required.
Hope this will help you.
There are two criteria under which a CTET certificate is valid:
P.S. : There is no restriction on a number of attempts and also
qualified person can appear to the exam for improving his/her score.
All the best..!!1
Once the application form is submitted, no further changes are permissible unless authorized by the exam conducting authority i.e. CBSE. For complete clarification, candidates can refer to the Information Bulletin which will be released by CBSE January 24, 2020. This Information Bulletin will contain all the details of examination, languages, syllabus, eligibility criteria, important dates, examination fee and examination cities etc. Candidates can fill the
application form of CTET 2020
from January 24, 2020.
Hello, if the amount is deducted from your account and confirmation page is not generated the you should contact the exam conducting authorities. However, if the amount is not deducted from your account then candidates can login again to pay fee of
CTET application form 2020
CBSE provides correction window for
CTET Application Form
on its official website. Candidates are allowed to make corrections in some particular details like name, father and mother name, date of birth, category, differently abled category, Paper opted (i.e. Paper I or CTET - DECEMBER-2019 4 Paper II), Subject for Paper II, First choice of Centre, language I and/or II opted, Address of correspondence and the name of the Institution/College/University from where he/she has obtained his/her B.Ed Degree/Diploma in Elementary Education etc. Candidates also need to pay online correction fee in online mode. After this conducting authorities will release
CTET admit card
for all candidates who successfully filled the application form.
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