About CTET 2020

CTET 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has activated the application form correction window on March 19. Candidates can make changes in the details filled by them till March 26, 2020 in online mode only. The authrotiy had earlier extended the dates of CTET online application fee through E-Challan or Debit/Credit Card till March 17, 2020. Candidates could also make the final verification of payment of the fee by March 18. 

CTET notification 2020 was released on January 23 in PDF format. The exam authorities conduct CTET examination twice a year for the recruitment of teachers for classes I-VIII. All candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020 before filling the online applications. It is to be noted that applicants can pay the online application fee of CTET exam till March 2, 2020. Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2020 will be conducted in 112 exam cities on July 5 in offline mode.

Candidates first need to register themselves online to generate application number and login password. After the successful registration, all candidates need to fill online application form with personal details, education qualification, center for examination and others. A scanned copy of the photograph and signature also needed to be upload in the application form as per the specifications. After submitting the online application form candidates need to pay the application fee in online mode. 

CTET is conducted for two papers – Paper – I for the primary stage (class- I to V) and Paper – II for the elementary stage (class- VI to VIII). Each of the two papers will have 150 questions for 150 marks. Candidates who qualify the CTET exam 2019 will be given TET Eligibility Certificate and they will be eligible to apply in schools under the Central Government, unaided private schools, and schools under the administrative control of Union Territories. 

CTET 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Short Exam Name CTET
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Languages Assamese, Bengali +16 More
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 700 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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CTET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

05 Jul, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

19 Mar, 2020 - 26 Mar, 2020

Application Correction | Mode: Online

24 Jan, 2020 - 17 Mar, 2020

Late Fee Application - Through E-Challan or Debit/Credit Card | Mode: Online

24 Jan, 2020 - 09 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Online

23 Jan, 2020

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CBSE releases the eligibility criteria for the CTET examination in the official notification. Candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria fo CTEt 2020 thoroughly before filling the online application form. The eligibility criteria is different for paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria of CTET 2020 for paper 1 and paper 2 from the table given below.

Eligibility Criteria of CTET 2020

Paper

Eligibility required

Paper 1

Candidates must have a graduation degree and must be passed or appearing in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education or

Those who have scored 50% marks in graduation and have B.Ed degree can apply for paper - I.

Candidates who have passed senior secondary or it’s equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks and they must have also passed or appearing

in the final year of 4 years, bachelor's in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)

Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in the senior secondary exam and must have passed or appearing in the final year of the two-year diploma course

in the Elementary Education (In accordance with NCTE (recognization norms and procedure), Regulation, 2002)

Candidates with 50% marks in the senior secondary examination and also have passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Education (Special Education)


Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks and are appearing or passed the final year of 2-year diploma in Elementary Education.

Paper 2

Candidates applying for paper II must have passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education and must also have a graduation degree.

Candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in senior secondary or its equivalent and appearing or passed the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks and must have passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

Or, candidates must be a graduate with not less than 45% marks and must have passed or appearing in the 1st year of B.Ed (Bachelors in Education) in accordance with NCTE.

Those who have obtained 50% marks in Graduation and must have passed 1-year B.Ed are eligible to apply for CTET.

Candidates must be Graduate and must have passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education


Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan

Candidates can now make changes in the CTET application form 2020 since the authorities have activated the application correction window on March 19. Candidates can make changes or corrections in the application form till March 26, 2020.

CBSE had released the online application form of CTET 2020 on the official website on January 24. Candidates first needed to register themselves on the online portal to generate application number and password. After the successful registration candidates needed to log in with their credentials to fill the CTET 2020 application form. The details candidates needed to mention in the application form were personal details, educational qualification, the language of paper and others. Candidates also needed to upload a scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the specifications. After successful submission of the application form of CTET 2020 candidates could proceed to fee payment. Steps to fill the CTET 2020 application form are given below.

STEP 1: Visit the official website of CTET www.ctet.nic.in. 

STEP 2: Click on “New Registration” and fill all the details in the required fields

STEP 3: Now login with the application number and password.

STEP 4: Upload photograph and signature as per the specifications.

STEP 5: Pay application fee and submit the application form.

CTET application fee 2020

Category

Only Paper I or II

Both Paper I and II

General/OBC

Rs.1000

Rs.1200

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.500

Rs.600

 Specifications to upload photograph and signature

Image

Size

Dimension

Passport size photograph

10 kb to 100 kb

3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (length)

Signature of the candidate

3 kb to 30 kb

3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height)

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 700
SC, ST PWD Online Male, Female ₹ 350

CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET Paper I Syllabus

Child development and pedagogy-

Child development and pedagogy: Unit 01
Child development
Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of heredity & environment
Socialization processes: social world & children (teacher, parents, peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: Constructs and critical perspectives
Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
Critical perspective of the construct of intelligence
Multi-dimensional intelligence
Language & thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning; school-based assessment, continuous & comprehensive evaluation: perspective and practice
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
Child development and pedagogy: Unit 02
Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment' etc.
Addressing the talented, creative, specially abled learners
Child development and pedagogy: Unit 03
Learning and pedagogy
How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail' to achieve success in school performance
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children's strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator'
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children's ‘errors' as significant steps in the learning process
Cognition & emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

Language I+

Language I: Unit 01
Language comprehension
Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
Language I: Unit 02
Pedagogy of language development
Learning and acquisition
Principles of language teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching- learning materials: textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching

Language - II+

Language - II: Unit 01
Comprehension
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Language - II: Unit 02
Pedagogy of language development
Learning and acquisition
Principles of language teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching - learning materials: textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching

Mathematics+

Mathematics: Unit 01
Content
Geometry
Shapes & spatial understanding
Solids around us
Numbers
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Measurement
Weight
Time
Volume
Data handling
Patterns
Money
Mathematics: Unit 02
Pedagogical issues
Nature of mathematics/logical thinking; understanding children's thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
Place of mathematics in curriculum
Language of mathematics
Community mathematics
Evaluation through formal and informal methods
Problems of teaching
Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
Diagnostic and remedial teaching

Environmental studies+

Environmental studies: Unit 01
Content
Family and friends
Relationships
Work and play
Animals
Plants
Food
Shelter
Water
Travel
Things we make and do
Environmental studies: Unit 02
Pedagogical issues
Concept and scope of EVS
Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
Environmental studies & environmental education
Learning principles
Scope & relation to science & social science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Activities
Experimentation/practical work
Discussion
Cce
Teaching material/aids
Problems

CTET Paper II Syllabus

Child development and pedagogy+

Child development and pedagogy: Unit 01
Child development
Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of heredity & environment
Socialization processes: social world & children (teacher, parents, peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: Constructs and critical perspectives
Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
Critical perspective of the construct of intelligence
Multi-dimensional intelligence
Language & thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning; school-based assessment, continuous & comprehensive evaluation: perspective and practice
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
Child development and pedagogy: Unit 02
Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment' etc.
Addressing the talented, creative, specially abled learners
Child development and pedagogy: Unit 03
Learning and pedagogy
How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail' to achieve success in school performance
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children's strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator'
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children's ‘errors' as significant steps in the learning process
Cognition & emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

Language I+

Language I: Unit 01
Language comprehension
Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
Language I: Unit 02
Pedagogy of language development
Learning and acquisition
Principles of language teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching- learning materials: textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching

Language - II+

Language - II: Unit 01
Comprehension
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Language - II: Unit 02
Pedagogy of language development
Learning and acquisition
Principles of language teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching - learning materials: textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching

Mathematics+

Mathematics: Unit 01
Number system
Knowing our numbers
Playing with numbers
Whole numbers
Negative numbers and integers
Fractions
Mathematics: Unit 02
Algebra
Introduction to algebra
Ratio and proportion
Mathematics: Unit 03
Geometry
Basic geometrical ideas (2D)
Understanding elementary shapes (2D and 3D)
Symmetry: (reflection)
Construction (using straight edge scale, protractor, compasses)
Mensuration
Data handling
Mathematics: Unit 04
Pedagogical issues
Nature of mathematics/logical thinking
Place of mathematics in curriculum
Language of mathematics
Community mathematics
Evaluation
Remedial teaching
Problem of teaching

Science+

Science: Unit 01
Food
Sources of food
Components of food
Cleaning food
Science: Unit 02
Materials
Materials of daily use
Science: Unit 03
The world of the living
Science: Unit 04
Moving things people and ideas
Science: Unit 05
How things work
Electric current and circuits
Magnets
Science: Unit 06
Pedagogical issues
Nature & structure of sciences
Natural science/aims & objectives
Understanding & appreciating science
Approaches/integrated approach
Observation/experiment/discovery (method of science)
Innovation
Text material/aids
Evaluation - cognitive/psychomotor/affective
Problems
Remedial teaching

Social studies/social sciences+

Social studies/social sciences: Unit 01
History
When, Where and How
The earliest societies
The first farmers and herders
The first cities
Early states
New ideas
The first empire
Contacts with distant lands
Political developments
Culture and science
New kings and kingdom
Sultans of Delhi
Architecture
Creation of an empire
Social change
Regional cultures
The establishment of company power
Rural life and society
Colonialism and tribal societies
The revolt of 1857-58
Women and reform
Challenging the caste system
The nationalist movement
India after independence
Social studies/social sciences: Unit 02
Geography
Geography as a social study and as a science
Planet earth in the solar system
Globe
Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
Air
Water
Human environment: settlement, transport and communication
Resources: types-natural and human
Agriculture
Social studies/social sciences: Unit 03
Social and political life
Diversity
Government
Local government
Making a living
Democracy
State government
Understanding media
Unpacking gender
The constitution
Parliamentary government
The judiciary
Social justice and the marginalised
Social studies/social sciences: Unit 04
Pedagogical issues
Concept & nature of social science/social studies
Class room processes, activities and discourse
Developing critical thinking
Enquiry/empirical evidence
Problems of teaching social science/social studies
Sources - primary & secondary
Projects work
Evaluation

CTET 2020 Preparation Tips

All the candidates who wish to appear for CTET must go through the exam pattern and syllabus for better preparation. This competition exam is quite tough so candidates have to prepare in advance so to develop good command over the fundamentals of paper selected. Some important tips for preparation of CTET are :

  • Candidates must solve previous years' question papers. This will help them in knowing the exam well and also help them to finish the exam in the given time.
  • They must start preparation with the easiest portion. Also, they should divide their time equally between all the sections. 
  • Do not start any new topic at the last moment. That will only create confusion.
  • Make a proper routine and follow that strictly. 
  • In the end, stay confident and positive. 

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern

 CTET Exam Pattern - Paper - I (Primary Stage)                                                                                                                         

            

S No.

        
            

Sections

        
            

Number of Questions

        
            

Number  of 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 Paper II Exam Pattern

  CTET Exam Pattern - Paper - II (Elementary Stage)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

S No.        Sections        Number            of Questions        Number            of Marks        
1.        Language I (compulsory)        30        30        
2.        Language II (compulsory)        30        30        
3.        Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)        30        30        
4.        Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks             (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)        60        60        
5.        Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks (for             Mathematics and Science teacher only)        60        60        
           Total      150        150                     

After the successful completion of online application form, the conducting body will release admit cards for CTET 2020. Candidates who filled the online applications of CTET 2020 can download the admit card of CTET 2020 from the official website. CBSE will provide the login link on the official website after filling login credentials candidates can download CTET 2020 admit card. Candidates can check steps to download the admit card of CTET 2020 from below.

STEP 1: Visit the official website of CTET www.ctet.nic.in. 

STEP 2: Click on “Download Admit Card ” and fill all the details in the required fields.

STEP 3: Now click on submit and check all the details on admit card.

STEP 4: Download the CTET 2020 admit card.

Details mentioned on CTET 2020 admit card

  • Candidate’s name

  • Fathers name

  • Mothers name

  • Examination center

  • Date and time of exam

  • Application number

  • Date of birth

  • Instructions

  • Photograph and signature

CTET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu Daman
Delhi Central Delhi
East Delhi
North Delhi
South Delhi
West Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurugram
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Panchkula
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Kangra
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Mangalore
Kerala Ernakulam
Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Ferozepur
Jalandhar
Mohali
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Bikaner
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tiruchirapalli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Moradabad
Noida
Raebareli
Saharanpur
Varanasi
Mirzapur
Faizabad
Jhansi
Meerut
West Bengal Durgapur
Kolkata

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Pan card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID card
  • Ration card
  • Driving licence

The provisional answer key of CTET will be released a few days after the exam is conducted. Answer key helps the candidates to know how many correct answers they have answered in the exam. CTET final answer key 2020 will be released for both paper I and II. They can also get an idea about the marks that they can secure based on the correct and incorrect responses. Not only the official website but some of the coaching institutes will also release the answer key for CTET. Candidates can download the answer key by using their login credentials. 

The conducting body will release the results for CTET 2020 after the completion of written examination.  Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number in the login window. The CTET result 2020 will have details such as name, roll number, and marks. Candidates have to qualify both the papers if they want to become a teacher for both the levels (Class - I to V and VI to VIII). Candidates qualifying the exam will be eligible to apply in private schools, Central Government schools, or schools under control of government/local bodies. The result of CTET is valid for 7 years from the date of issuance. Steps to check CTET 2020 results are given below.

STEP 1: Visit the official website of CTET www.ctet.nic.in. 

STEP 2: Click on “CTET 2020 - Result”.

STEP 3: Enter your roll number and then click on submit.

STEP 4: Check your result and download it for future reference.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is exam dates of CTET 2020 ?

Answer:

CTET 2020 for July session will be conducted in offline mode on July 5.

Question: When will CTET 2020 notification be released ?

Answer:

CTET 2020 notification has been released on January 23 in online mode.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CTET exam?

Answer:

No, there is no negative marking in CTET examination. Candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer

Question: What are the qualifying marks for CTET?

Answer:

Candidates need to score 60 percent or above marks in the exam to be considered as CTET pass.

Question: How many times can I appear for CTET?

Answer:

There is no age limit for CTET exam. This means that candidates can appear for CTET exam as many times as they want.

Question: For how much time my CTET eligibility certificate will remain valid?

Answer:

CTET eligibility certificate is valid for seven years starting from the date of declaration of result.

Question: Can I appear for paper-I and II in different cycles of the exam?

Answer:

Yes, candidates can appear for paper-I and II in different exam cycles.

Question: How many times is CTET exam conducted in a year?

Answer:

CTET exam is conducted twice a year in the months of July and December. The scorecard of CTET remains valid for 7 years.

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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