CTET 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the application form of CTET 2020 on January 23 at ctet.nic.in. The authority released the notification of CTET 2020 July session on January 23. As per the notification, the last date to fill CTET 2020 application form which was February 24 has now been extended to March 02 while candidates can now pay the application fees till March 05 (3:30 pm). Candidates who successfully apply for CTET will be able to download the CTET admit card which is expected to be released in June. CTET consists of two papers where paper 1 is for aspirants who wish to teach classes I to V and similarly paper 2 is for classes VI to VIII. Candidates who qualify as per the CTET 2020 result will be issued a Teachers’ Eligibility Certificates which will be valid for seven years. Read the article to know all about CTET 2020 notification, eligibility, dates, exam pattern, result, and more.Latest: CTET Application Form 2020 last date extended from February 24 to March 02.CTET 2020 will be conducted twice by CBSE in July and December. According to CTET exam dates, the exam for July session will be held on July 05, 2020 (Sunday). CTET 2020 December notification is expected to be released in the month of August. Candidates will be able to apply for the exam till September 2020. Application correction window will be activated in the month of October. The admit card will be released in the month of November. The exam will be held in the first week of December and CTET 2020 result will be declared by the end of December.
CBSE conducts Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test (CTET) twice every year in the months of July and December. Candidates who wish to apply for the post of teachers in government schools for classes I to V will have to appear for paper-I and those who wish to become teachers of class VI to VIII will have to take paper-II. Candidates can appear for both the papers of CTET 2020 too.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
CTET 2019 (December) Statistics
No. of candidates registered - 28,32,120
No. of candidates who appeared - 24,05,145
No. of qualified candidates - 5,42,285
CTET 2019 (July) Statics
No. of candidates registered - 29.22 lakh
No. of candidates who appeared - 23.77 lakh
No. of qualified candidates - 3.52 lakh
Mode of application
Mode of examination
Offline (MCQ type)
Paper-I and II
Total marks for each paper
Duration for each paper
2 hours 30 minutes
Validity of CTET certificate
Hindi and English
Candidates can keep track of all the events of the exam with the help of CTET 2020 important dates. The dates for CTET 2020 have been provided in the table below. Check all the dates related to CTET 2020 here -
Dates (July Session)
January 23, 2020
CTET 2020 application form
January 24, 2020 (Released)
Last date to fill CTET application form
March 02, 2020
Admit card release date
CTET 2020 Exam
July 5, 2020
Answer key release date
CTET result 2020
Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020 can apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit to apply for CTET. Candidates can apply for the exam as many times as they wish to. However, educational qualification required as per CTET eligibility criteria is different for those who wish to apply for paper-I and paper-II. Candidates can check the educational qualifications required for CTET from the table below. Candidates must note that they are required to have a minimum of one set of qualifications for each paper.
Age Limit - None
Nationality - Indian
50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in a 2 year diploma course in elementary education
45% marks in high school; 2 year diploma course in elementary education in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002
50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).
50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 2 year diploma in Education (Special Education)
50% marks in graduation; Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Graduation; Passed or appearing in a 2 year diploma course in elementary education
50% in graduation; Passed or appearing for a 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)
45% marks in graduation; Passed or appearing in a 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard
50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed)
50% marks in high school; Passed or appearing in the final year of a 4 year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed
50% marks in graduation; Passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)
CBSE has released the application form of CTET on January 24, 2020. Candidates have to register themselves on the official website of CTET before filling the details in CTET application form. Candidates can check the steps to fill CTET 2020 application form below.
Follow the steps given below to fill the application form -
Register on the official website
Fill the details in CTET 2020 application form
Upload scanned images of photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, 10 KB to 100 KB) and signature (3.5 cm x 1.5 cm, 3 KB to 30 KB) in .jpg/ .jpeg format
Pay the requisite fee
Preview the details and print the acknowledgement page for future references.
Fee for Paper-I or Paper-II
Fee for both Paper-I & II
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person
CBSE will conduct the exam in 112 different CTET exam centre cities spread across the country. While filling CTET exam centre choices in the application form, candidates can select upto three cities. Candidates can find CTET exam centre addresses printed on their admit cards. Candidates can check the list of CTET exam centre cities in the table below.
Andaman & Nicobar Island
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Dadra & Nagar
Daman & Diu
Jammu & Kashmir
The exam authorities will release the admit card of CTET 2020 July session in the month of June tentatively. Candidates who have applied for the exam will be issued a CTET admit card. Candidates can download CTET 2020 admit card on the official website by logging in using their application number and date of birth/password. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their CTET admit cards to the exam centres. Important details like address of the exam venue, reporting time, etc. will be printed on the admit card of CTET 2020.
Click on the admit card link provided when released
Enter your application number and date of birth
Click on the ‘Submit’ button
Download and print a copy of the admit card
CTET Paper-I (For teachers of classes I to V)
CTET Paper-II (For teachers of classes VI to VIII)
Mode of exam
English/ Hindi (Except Language I and II)
Type of questions
Number of questions
There are 2 papers as per the exam pattern of CTET. Both papers of CTET 2020 will be conducted offline. Both paper-I and II have five sections. However, in paper-II candidates can opt one out of Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies and Social Science. Candidates can check the exam pattern of CTET 2020 in the tables below.
No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy
Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies/ Social Science
Candidates can choose two languages for the sections of Language-I and Language-II. List of optional languages is provided below.
Candidates can find the syllabus of CTET 2020 prescribed by CBSE for paper-I and II separately. CTET syllabus 2020 will be based on the syllabus of NCERT books for classes I to VIII but the difficulty level can be higher than that. Candidates can check the syllabus of CTET 2020 in the table below.
Language I and II
Mathematics and Environmental Science
Mathematics and Science
Social Studies/Social Sciences
Since CTET is conducted offline, the question papers are available right after the exam is concluded. CTET 2020 answer key will be released tentatively after two weeks of the exam. Candidates can make use of previous years’ CTET question papers and answer keys to prepare better for the upcoming exams. Candidates can download CTET 2019 question papers of December session from the table below.
Minimum marks required to qualify the examination are CTET cutoff marks. Candidates who do not score the minimum qualifying cutoff will not qualify CTET 2020. It is mandatory that the candidates score at least 60% marks or more than that in order to qualify. Reserved category candidates might get some relaxation in the cutoff percentage.
Cutoff percentage (out of 150)
Cutoff marks (out of 150)
OBC, SC, ST
CBSE declares the result of CTET on the official website. Candidates will be able to check the result of CTET 2020 anytime between July to August. Candidates will have to log in using their roll numbers to check the result of CTET 2020. Marks scored by the candidates, total marks, subjects chosen by the candidates, personal details of the candidates will be displayed on CTET 2020 result.
Follow the steps given below to check the result of CTET 2020.
Click on the CTET result link provided when the result is declared
Enter your application number
CTET result will be displayed
Download and save for future references
Candidates can check CTET result statistics over the years from the table provided below.
The number of candidates appeared and qualified CTET exam for both Papers I and II in the last four years are given in the below:
Candidates must follow a strategic and easy to follow plan for the preparations of CTET 2020. It is essential that the candidates have a thorough understanding of CTET syllabus and exam pattern before starting their preparations. Candidates must note the time that they have left for the exam and the allot specific time for each section. Candidates must spend more time preparing for the section that they find most difficult. Along with covering all the syllabus, candidates must also solve as many sample papers and previous years’ CTET question papers as time allows. Solving these papers helps in better understanding the time limit and structure of the test. Candidates can also evaluate their performance while solving question papers and identify their weak areas. Candidates must make use of reliable study material and pick the best books to prepare for CTET 2020. Some books for CTET preparation are listed below.
Name of the Book
Child Development & Pedagogy
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations
A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy
CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII Maths & Science
Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper-II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2019: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete Solutions
Candidates who qualify CTET 2020 will be awarded with CTET eligibility certificates. Using these certificates candidates will be able to apply as teachers of classes I to VIII in schools across the country. The certificate will be valid for 7 seven years from the date of issuance.
Candidates will receive their DigiLocker username on SMS on their registered mobile numbers
Candidates logging into DigiLocker will have to enter their registered phone number
In the password field, candidates have to enter their mothers’ first name in lowercase and last four digits of their roll number. E.g. if a mother’s name on the admit card is Sushmita Mahajan and the roll number is 1234567, the password will be sushmita4567.
Candidates can reset their password by selecting the ‘Forgot Password’ option.
For queries related to DigiLocker login candidates can email at email@example.com.
For queries, CTET candidates can contact the exam authorities on the following contact information -P. S. 1-2, Institutional Area, I. P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110092Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone - 011-22240112Website - ctet.nic.in
Candidates will have to apply at government schools after qualifying the exam. It is to be noted that CTET certificates are just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
There is no limit in the number of attempts for CTET. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish. Candidates who have qualified can also appear for CTET again to improve their scores.
Yes, candidates can appear for Paper-I and II in different CTET cycles.
Candidates must in any case score CTET cutoff marks or more to qualify. Candidates who score less will not be considered qualified no matter how small the difference.
The exam authorities will open application correction window once the last date to fill CTET application form has passed. Candidates can make changes in their application for during this period.
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