BTET 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off

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May 4, 2021

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Candidates who want to work as primary teachers in the government schools of Bihar can appear for the BTET 2020 exam. BTET Application Form has been released from September 9, 2020 to September 18, 2020. The exam will be conducted on November 17, 2020. Candidates must keep in mind all the important dates defined by the state level exam conducting authorities.

Latest: BTET Application Forms are available from September 9, 2020, and will continue till September 18, 2020.

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  • Bihar Teachers Eligibility Test is to be filled separately for each course you wish to teach or apply for.
  • As per the BTET Exam Pattern, there will be 150 questions in total in the exam. 

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BTET Highlights Table

Date of BTET 2020 November 7, 2020
Conducting body Bihar School Education board (BSEB)
Mode of BTET 2020 Offline
Duration of BTET 2020 2.5 hours
Eligibility Different for the categories
Number of vacancies 35000 plus
Minimum cut off percentile 50% of the total marks

BTET Important Dates

Important dates for BTET 2020

Events Dates
Commencement of online Registration Form filling September 9, 2020
End of online Registration Form September 18, 2020
BTET 2020 Exam  November 7, 2020

BTET Eligibility

BTET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for BTET are defined on age, nationality and educational criteria.

Age Criteria:

  • Minimum age limit is 21 years as on January 1, 2020.
  • Maximum age limit is 35 years as on January 1, 2020.
  • Age relaxation for female/SC/ST/OBC candidates is 5% depending upon the reservation criteria defined by the authorities.
  • In case of reserved category female candidates, only 1 reservation rule is applied.


Only Indian nationals possessing the domicile of Bihar state can apply for the exam.

Educational Criteria:

For Teachers I-V classes (Paper-1):

  • Class 10 must be passed with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent.
  • Student appearing in Final Four year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.ED)/2 year Diploma in Elementary Education/2 year Diploma in Education in Special Education are also eligible to appear in Bihar TET.
  • Candidates who have qualified B.SC/ BA/ Degree with a score of 50% marks and B.ED qualification candidates are also eligible to apply for the exam

For teachers VI-VIII Classes (Paper-II):

  • Students who possess B.SC /BA/ Degree and those who are appearing in final year in B.SC/ D.ED/BA/ course with the aggregate of 45% marks and passed/appearing in Senior Secondary /B.ED with the minimum of 50% marks and passed or appearing in final four years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.ED) / 4 years BA/B.SC, B.ED or BA (ED)/BSC.(ED)/B.ED (Special Education) with the score of 50% marks in B.Sc /BA or are eligible for Bihar TET can teach for class VI-VIII

BTET Application

Bihar TET 2020 Application form

The application form has to be filled in the online mode only. It is best to read the BTET eligibility criteria before filling the application form. In case you are applying for multiple posts, separate form has to be filled with each post.

Step 1: BTET online registration

Step 2: Uploading the scanned copy of photograph and signature

Step 3: BTET application fee payment

The details of each of the step involved are as follows:

Step 1: BTET online registration

  • Open the official BSEB website and click on “Register online for BTET 2020”.
  • Give the details of your name, age, mobile number and email id for registration.
  • On successful BTET Registration, an email activation link will be sent to your registered email Id.
  • A username and password will be given on the link.
  • Provide the details of the username and password on the official website and reset the password as per your convenience.

Note: BTET online form filling: (teachers who are already working at the teaching posts do not have to register separately Bihar TET 2020 paper 1 and Paper 2 or both papers, a single registration is enough)

Once the registration is done successfully, then you need to provide details as follows:

  • Candidate’s Complete name
  • Father’s name, work details, age, mobile number, residence address.
  • Education qualification details of your father.
  • Mother’s name, work details, age, mobile number, residence address.
  • Education details of your mother.
  • Residence phone number
  • Residence details
  • Permanent address and correspondence address
  • Candidate’s date of birth details
  • Candidate’s Place of birth
  • Category details (General/ SC/ST/OBC/PH)
  • Gender (Male/ Female)
  • Class 10 passing year, percentage details and schooling details.
  • Backlogs in any subject in class 10( if any)
  • Class 12 details of passing, percentage in class 12, stream (science/ commerce/ arts).
  • Details of graduation/ diploma/ post graduation/ B.Ed or D.Ed.
  • Select the option if you are writing only paper 1/ only paper 2/ or both paper 1 and paper 2.

Step 2: Uploading the scanned copy of the documents

  • Students need to upload the scanned copy of the photograph and signature as per the specifications defined.
  • Documents that fail on the parameters defined will not be accepted as part of the application form.
  • The size of both the photograph and signature must be less than 1MB.

Step 3: Payment of application fee

  • Click on the option “Pay application fee”.
  • There are two options online or offline.
  • If you select the online option then application fee has to be paid by debit/credit card.
  • In case of offline download the SBI e- challan receipt, print the receipt and pay the application fee at the designated SBI branch.

Payment of BTET application fee through an e-invoice

In this case, you must take a printout of the e-slip uploaded online, on an A-4 size paper. This will contain two slips. One slip named as Bank copy has to be submitted to the bank after the application fee has been paid another copy has to be kept safely for future reference.

  • It will take 48 hours to update the system so make sure you wait for 48 hours or 72 hours after the application fee has been paid.
  • The application fee will not be refunded or transferred under any situation.

BTET Application fee:

Category Paper -1 Paper -2 Both Paper (1 and 2)
General/ OBC/ BC Rs. 500 Rs. 500 Rs. 800
SC/ST/OBC Rs. 300 Rs. 300 Rs. 500

BTET Admit Card

BTET 2020 Admit Card

BTET admit card will be issued in the online mode for all the candidates whose application form has been accepted.

BTET Admit Card will be released 15 days before the commencement of the qualifying examination. Admit card will contain the following details- Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Roll no. , Date & time, Venue of the examination.

Steps to download the Admit card:

  1. Open BSEB website.
  2. Select the link for “download BTET 2020 admit card”.
  3. Provide the details of username and password created while filling the application form.
  4. Login to the portal and download the admit card in the PDF format.
  5. Take a printout of the completely filled application form.

Additional documents needed for the BTET admit card:

  • As such, there is no requirement defined for carrying a photo ID proof on the exam date, but you can carry one of the photo ID proof along with the admit card.
  • ID proof is your driving license, PAN card/ Aadhar card or any affidavit which is issued by government bodies, that can work as an ID proof

Exam Pattern

BTET 2020 Exam Pattern

BTET 2020 Exam Pattern is expected to remain the same, as per the guidelines defined. The following are the highlights:

  • All questions are MCQ based.
  • Total of 150 questions in the exam.
  • As per the marking scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and no negative marking for any incorrect answer.
  • Every question will have 4 options and only 1 has to be marked as the correct answer.

Answers have to be marked in the OMR sheet using a pen/pencil as per the directives were given by the authorities.

BTET 2020 Exam pattern paper 1:

Name of subject Total questions Total marks
Child development 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30
Grand total 150 15

BTET 2020 Exam pattern paper II:

Name of subject Total questions Total marks
Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Compulsory subject 60 60
Total 150 150

BTET Syllabus

BTET 2020 Exam Syllabus

  1. Child Development
  • The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs:
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  1. Language Knowledge
  • Grammar
  • Unseen Passage
  • Language Pedagogy
  1. Environmental Studies
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do
  • Family and Friends
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Related to Subjects: Pedagogical Issues
  1. Social Studies
  • Social & Political life
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Social Studies Pedagogy
  1. Science
  • Food
  • How things work
  • Materials
  • Natural Resources
  • The World of the Living
  • Pedagogy of Science
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • Natural Phenomena

BTET Result

BTET 2020 Result

BTET result will be announced in the month of December 2020. However, the date will be declared officially through a notification released by BSEB.

How to check BTET 2020 result?

  1. Open the BTET official website
  2. Enter the details of your roll number and date of birth.
  3. Click on “Search”.
  4. Your name will be coming along with your roll number in the PDF list if it is accepted by the system.

Cut Off 2020

BTET 2020 Cut Off

BTET 2020 cut off will be declared separately for each of the categories. Students who will clear the minimum cut off will be asked to appear for the interview.

BTET 2018 cut off is as follows:

Category Cut off
General candidates 90 marks
OBC/Female/PWD candidates 83 marks
SC/ST candidates 75 marks
Merit List 2020

BTET Merit list 2020

Merit list will be formed in the order of rank obtained. A PDF document will be generated which will contain the details of the name of the candidate and marks obtained along with the rank in BTET.

The basis for preparation of merit list is as follows:

  1. Scores obtained by the candidate
  2. Number of vacancies
  3. A number of candidates who have appeared for the examination.

Please note: Getting the name on the merit list does not assure you a job through BTET. The interview and other stages will determine your final selection.

BTET Helpline

BTET helpline Details

In case of any issue you are facing with the registration process/ result or any doubts, you can contact the team through the following numbers:

91- 78 7835049876 / 7835049880/ 7835049877/ 7835049879

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


shailesh kumar
Sir i hv 47% marks in 12th standard and 60 % marks in gradutaion and i did nios diploma in elementry education can i eligible for paper 1 and paper 2 plz reply sir
abdul nazir

To be eligible for paper 1, you must have passed graduation with 50% minimum marks along with B.Ed, hence diploma in elementary education is not accepted as eligible.

For paper 2, degree along iwth Bachelor’s in elementary education is only valid as eligibility. Hence with diploma, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for both papers.

What is BTET Application fee for the SC/ST category candidates?
kavita rani

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category are supposed to pay INR 300 (each) for paper 1 and paper 2, while the combined fees for both the papers is INR 500. Further details are here.

nafisa khatoon
I have scored 40% marks in graduation, can I apply for teacher post for VI-VIII Classes?
kavita rani

Candidates who have obtained B.SC /BA/ Degree and those studying in the final year in B.SC/ D.ED/BA/ course with the aggregate of 45% marks and passed/appearing in Senior Secondary /B.ED with the minimum of 50% marks can apply. Further details are mentioned here.

puja sao
Is age relaxation provided to female candidates?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. Minimum age limit is 21 years as on January 1, 2020m, while the upper age limit is 35 years as on January 1, 2020. Age relaxation is granted to female/SC/ST/OBC category candidates, 5% age relaxation is given based upon the reservation criteria defined by the authorities.

arushi thankur
Is the BTET exam taken separately, I want to teach class 6th students?
kavita rani

BTET exam is taken separately for classes I-V and classes VI-VII. Bihar Teachers Eligibility Test is to be filled separately for each course you wish to teach or apply for. You need to refer to the official webiste for the same.

shruti verma
What is the total number of vacancies in BTET? What is BTET application fee?
kavita rani

BTET vacancy for 2020 is almost 35000, there was a vacancy for more than 35000 posts. BTET application fee for General/ OBC/ BC category is Rs 500 and for the other categories BTET application fee is Rs 300 (for one paper).

vishal sharma
What is the minimum cutoff percentage in BTET?
kavita rani

BTET cutoff is 50% of the total marks for both the papers. But merit list defines the qualifying cut off for each of the streams each year.

How many papers are there in BTET? Is BTET conducted online?
kavita rani

BTET exam is taken in two parts, including Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for candidates who are appearing for classes I to V while Paper II is for classes VI to VII. The application form for both the papers needs to be filled in the online mode only. But BTET exam is taken in offline or pen-paper mode where candidates have to mark their answers on the OMR sheets with a pen.

What is BTET application fee?
kavita rani

BTET application fee for the candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ BC category is INR 500 while for the other categories, the fee is INR 300 (for one paper). The application fee will not be refunded or transferred in any situation. Further details are mentioned here.

sudhir kumar
abdul nazir

Hi Sudhir, The dates for the upcoming BTET exam will be around 2nd week of September 2021 and exact dates will be announced along with the notification on the official website. The exam date is around November second week 2021 tentatively. Find more details at BTET 2021.

abhishek singhba
due to mistake I have write hindi as hons. subject but my hons. is in sociology aswellas b.ed. is also in sociology then which subject iwill appear in exam
abhishek singhba
if on line application is submit and there is some mistake in hons subject due to clearical mis take then how it will correct
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Abhishek, BTET does not provides form-correction facility. You can register again for this exam with correct details or may contact the exam authorities for suitable guidelines.
debajit sarma
centres for exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Debajit, exam centers for BTET are in various towns of: Purnea, Munger, Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Magadh and Chhapra.
Next year i.e2020 I want to register, so pls inform me to fill thr form.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Salma, application process for 2020 session will be same as for now. However, dates for next year have not been released yet as the procedure for the exam is going for current session.