What is CTET Exam? - Syllabus, Exam Pattern
What is CTET Exam - Central Board of Secondary Education (CNSE) conducts Central Teachers Eligibility Test which is commonly known as CTET. This test is a national level test conducted to determine the eligibility of the candidates to be recruited as Teachers in classes 1 to 8. The test is conducted in offline mode for two papers - paper I and II. For those candidates who wish to become a teacher in classes 1 to 5 have to take paper I while paper II must be taken by those who wish to become teachers in classes 6 to 8. In both papers - I and II, candidates have to secure just the minimum qualifying marks - 60% (general) and 55% (reserved category) to qualify CTET. Further, all the qualified candidates will be issued the CTET eligibility certificate through which they will be able to apply for various schools across the country. This test is conducted twice a year - July and December.
Who can apply for CTET?
There are certain eligibility criteria that have been determined by the conducting authorities for those who wish to fill the CTET application form. As per the CTET eligibility criteria, there is no age criteria set. However, candidates taking paper I must hold:
A Graduation degree with at least 50% marks or more and
A Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.) degree.
For Paper II, a candidates must have:
Secured at least 50% marks in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
CTET Dates 2020
CTET 2020 Important Dates
Dates (July Session)
Dates (December Session)
January 23, 2020 (Released)
CTET 2020 application form
January 24, 2020 (Released)
Last date to fill CTET application form
March 16, 2020 (Extended)
Admit card release date
June 17, 2020 (Tentative)
July 5, 2020
What is the CTET exam structure?
It is very important for the candidates to know the structure and exam pattern of the CTET exam. As per the CTET exam pattern, the test is conducted in the offline mode i.e the pen and paper mode. CTET comprises two papers - paper I and II. Candidates may or may not appear for both papers depending on the classes for which they want to become teachers. Each of the two papers contains a total of 150 marks questions and candidates are given 2 hours 30 minutes to finish it. The questions are objective type multiple choice. Refer to the tables below for knowing the exam pattern in detail.
CTET 2020 Exam Pattern For Paper 1
No. of Questions
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Child Development and Pedagogy
CTET Exam Pattern 2020 For Paper 2
No. of Questions
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Child Development and Pedagogy
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)
Who are considered CTET Qualified?
Only those candidates will qualify the exam who will secure the marks equal to or more than the minimum cut off marks as per their categories. The minimum qualifying marks is also the CTET cut off which is mentioned in the table below.
CTET 2020 Qualifying Marks
CTET Eligibility Certificate 2020
All those candidates who qualify in the test will be issued the CTET eligibility certificate which can be downloaded from the official website by using their roll numbers.
Schools To Apply After Qualifying CTET
Schools run by Central Government like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc and controlled under UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCTof Delhi.
Unaided private schools
Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies.
CTET Result Statistics
The table below contains the statistics of CTET result for previous years.
No. of Qualified Candidates
No. of Appeared Candidates
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - What is CTET Exam? - Syllabus, Exam Pattern
Question: How many times can I appear for CTET?
Candidates can appear for the CTET exam as many times as they wish. Candidates who have qualified can also appear for CTET again to improve their scores.
Question: Will the exam be conducted in online mode?
No, the exam of CTET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode.
Question: How many marks are allotted to Child Development and Pedagogy?
Both the papers I and II will have questions from the Child Development and Pedagogy section and will contain a total of 30 questions of 1 mark each.
Question: At how many exam centres will the CTET 2020 be held?
This year, the exam will be held at various CTET exam centres in 112 cities across India. Exam centre of CTET 2020 has been changed to 112 cities.
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I have given The CTET exam a year ago in 2019 and qualified ...Now i am applying for the job and they are demanding my ctet admit card and i had lost that.What should i do? Because I cant download it.
Try searching for a soft copy of it in your desktop/laptop/any device in which you have downloaded your admit card. If you have appeared in CTET Decemeber 2019 here is the link to download the admit card, you might download it https://ctet.nic.in/admitcard.htm
If you have appeared in July 2019 the it is difficult to get your admit card. Or you may contact through an email email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 011-22240112. They might help you in this regard.
what is eligibility for giving ctet exam ?
The eligibility for appearing in ctcet entrance exam is to have passed xii board or it's equivalent from any recognized University with minimum 45% After that the candidate must appear in final year of 2 year Diploma in elementary education in accordance with the NCTE ( Recognition norms and procedure) , Regulations 2002.
i have done my msc with 64% but I have 42% in my senior secondary exam am i eligible for CTET exam
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
which is conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) for getting jobs as teachers in government schools from Class I to Class VIII.
Its normally conducted twice a year mostly in July & December. It has 2 exam papers
The minimum age to appear for CTET examination is 18 years.
The educational qualification for one appearing for it is given below
Minimum educational qualifications for becoming the teacher for Classes I-V:
1.Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education OR
2. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR
3.Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
4.Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education) OR
5.Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor or Education (B.Ed). A). Who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from NCTE recognised institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, Within two Year of such appointment as primary teacher".
Minimum educational qualifications for becoming the teacher for Classes VI-VIII:
1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
2. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR
3. Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 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 OR
4. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
5. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR
6. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education) OR Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Morever, as per the exisiting TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognised by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23 August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.
Here I see that you dont belong to the above criteria . So you arent eligible for the CTET exam . Sorry
when can we again fill the application form of ctet 2020
Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET is a national level exam conducted by CBSE twice a year, namely in July and December every year. The July 2020 CTET has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which was supposed to be held on July 5 .
In the year 2019, for CTET December Session, the application process started in mid August and was open till Sep 30. As the current situations are different, so the process may start somewhat later in August or September. So you need to visit the official website regularly