CTET Exam Pattern 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases the CTET 2020 exam pattern along with 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 can 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.
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CTET 2020 will be conducted on July 7, 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.

CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Highlights of CTET Exam Pattern 2020

  • 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.

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern - Overview

Name of the exam

Central Teachers Eligibility Test 2020 (CTET)

Conducting authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Mode of Exam

Offline

Papers

Paper I and Paper II

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes each

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

CTET Marking Scheme

1 mark allotted per question. No negative marking.

Post

Teachers

CTET Exam Pattern 2020 - Stages

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)

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern - Paper 1 (Primary 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

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Environmental Studies

30

30

5.

Mathematics

30

30


Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern 2020 - Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)

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

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)

60

60

5.

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)

60

60


Total

150

150

CTET Marking Scheme 2020

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:

CTET Marking Scheme for Paper I

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Environmental Studies

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

CTET Marking Scheme for Paper II

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

CTET Syllabus 2020

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).

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern - CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

Sections

Paper I (Sub-Topics)

Child Development and Pedagogy


  • Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Learning and Pedagogy

  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with
    special needs

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Language I

  • Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Comprehension

Language II (It will be a language other than Language I)

  • Comprehension

  • Pedagogy of Language Development

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Mathematics

  • Pedagogical issues

  • Content

Environmental Studies

  • Content

  • Pedagogical Issues

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CTET Exam Pattern 2020 - CTET Syllabus for Paper 2

Sections

Paper II (Sub-Topics)

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Learning and Pedagogy

  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with
    special needs

  • Child Development (Elementary School Child)

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Language I

  • Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Comprehension

Language II (It will be a language other than Language I)

  • Comprehension

  • Pedagogy of Language Development

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Mathematics and Science

  • Content

  • Pedagogical issues

  • Content

  • Pedagogical issue

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and Science

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Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • Content

  • Pedagogical Issues

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Important instructions related to the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Sheet

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)

  • Roll Number

  • Name of the candidate

  • Father’s Name

  • Centre Number

  • 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

  • Roll Number

  • Main Test Booklet Number

  • Language Supplement Booklet Number

  • Language Supplement Booklet Code

  • Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)

  • Language in which you have attempted the questions

  • Signature of the candidate

CTET 2020 Exam Day Instructions

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.

CTET Answer Key 2020

CBSE will release the provisional CTET 2020 answer key 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.

CTET Result 2020

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.

CTET Cut off 2020

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Will I have to appear for both the papers of CTET 2020?

Answer:

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.

Question: Will the exam be conducted in online mode?

Answer:

No, the exam of CTET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode

Question: How many marks will be deducted if I answer the questions wrong?

Answer:

Since there is no negative marking for CTET 2020 exam, no marks will be deducted for any wrong response you give.

Question: How many times can one appear in CTET exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: In what mode the CTET exam be conducted?

Answer:

According to the official CTET 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted in offline mode.

Question: What is the time duration of each test?

Answer:

The time duration as mentioned in the exam pattern of CTET 2020 is 2 hours 30 minutes for paper I & II respectively.

Question: In what language the entrance examination be conducted?

Answer:

CTET exams will be conducted in English and Hindi.

Question: How many marks are allotted to Child Development and Pedagogy?

Answer:

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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Questions related to CTET

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ctet previous year question and answer key

Manisha Gupta Expert 26th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

I would suggest you to go through with the given below link to download the previous year papers of CTET.

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ctet-question-papers

Good Luck!

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can i apply now for CTET exam ? (till now i didnt apply for it)

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

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.

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is there problem if my institute pin code is wrong after the correction in ctet

Animesh Vats Student Expert 25th Mar, 2020

Hi,

Well if you still have the option of correction then do correct that otherwise if not then I do not think that it will create that much of a problem, your pincode being wrong in the details section. Just talk to the authorities once about this.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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is nios deled 18 month course can apply for ctet exam.? in bihar?

Shiksha 17th Mar, 2020

Hello!

Yes, for 2020 you have Deled  from nios then you can write Ctet exam for becoming a teacher in bihar.

I hope this helps.

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Good evening, I cleared my CTET PAPER 1 in the year 2015.. I have been placed in a Diocese school. Should I write CTET once the validity period is over or qualifying one time is enough... Plz let me know.

Yastika Kumar 4th Mar, 2020

Hi catherine,

There is no upper limits in the number of attempts a person could take for the CTET but yes they do impose validity period for CTET certificate which is seven years from the date of their issuence. So no need arises for you to appear again as your certificate is valid till 2022.

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