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CTET 2020 Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off

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Mar 27, 2020

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CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test) is a national level examination conducted to certify the eligibility of candidates to be appointed as teachers at Primary and Upper Primary levels. The authorities will release the admit card in the month 3rd week of June 2020 (tentatively). All the successfully registered candidates will be able to download their admit cards by visiting the official website.  Check CTET 2020 Admit Card

Each paper of CTET 2020 will be an offline test of 150 minutes duration having 150 MCQs of 1 mark each without any provision of negative marking. CTET 2020 Syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. 

The exam is divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per CTET 2020 Exam Pattern, candidates aspiring to become a teacher of classes 1–5 need to take Paper 1, whereas Paper 2 is meant for those who want to become a teacher of classes 6–8. To teach students of all classes, i.e. 1-8, one needs to appear for both Paper 1 and 2. 

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The exam is conducted twice a year in July and December. CTET 2020 July Exam will be held on July 5, 2020. ​The qualifying marks for CTET is 60% for General category and 55% for reserved category. Candidates scoring more than 60% marks (55% for reserved candidates in Paper 1 or Paper 2 will be awarded Eligibility Certificate. Check CTET 2020 Cutoff

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Highlights of CTET 2020

The key points about CTET 2020 July session are highlighted below:

Exam Name Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Type National Level
Purpose Selection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Duration of Exam 2 hours 30 minutes (each paper)
Mode of Application Online
Negative Marking No
Language Medium English and Hindi

Download CTET July 2020 Official Notification

CTET 2020 Exam Dates

CTET 2020 Exam Dates

As per the CTET exam date trends, the schedule of exam will be as follows:-

Events Dates (July Session)
CTET 2020 Registration began on January 24 to March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM) 
CTET Application Fee can be paid up to March 17, 2020 (3:30PM) (Revised)
Final Verification of payment of fee by Candidates March 18, 2020 (Revised)
CTET Application Form Correction March 19 – 26, 2020 (Revised)
Availability of CTET Admit Card 3rd week of June 2020 (Tentative)
CTET 2020 Exam Date July 5, 2020 
Release of CTET Answer Keys Last week of July 2020
CTET Result Declaration Within 6 weeks from the date of conduct of the examination
CTET 2020 Certificates’ Dispatch August 2020

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CTET 2020 Exam Schedule

The authorities have released the exam schedule for CTET 2020 July 

Events Paper I Paper II
Date of Examination July 5, 2020 July 5, 2020
Entry in the Examination Center 8:00 AM 12:30 PM
Checking of Admit Cards 9:00 to 9:15 AM 1:30 to 1:45 PM
Distribution of Test Booklet 9:15 AM 1:45 PM
Test Booklet to be on at 9:25 AM 1:55 PM
Last Entry in the Exam Center 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
Test Commences 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
Test Concludes 12:00 Noon 4:30 PM

CTET 2020 Admit Card

CTET 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

CTET 2020 Admit Cards will tentatively be released in June 20, 2020 at the official website. Particulars on the admit card should match the details given on the confirmation page. Candidates are advised to check all details on the admit card for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any corrections.

  1. Visit the official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
  2. Click on the tab “Admit Card”
  3. Enter Registration Number and Password
  4. Click on submit after verifying the details on it
  5. Download and print CTET 2020 Admit Card

CTET 2020 Admit Card is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter ID Card

CTET 2020 Exam Centers

  • During the filling of the application form, candidates are asked to fill in 4 preferences for exam centres.
  • CTET 2020 provided candidates with centres possible at every major location of India.
  • Exam centre once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 112 CTET 2020 Exam Cities that candidates were to opt for:

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET exam consists of 2 papers – Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)

  • Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5.
  • Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach students from classes 6 to 8.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark while negative marking scheme will not be applicable for the exam. Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights:
Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Exam Mode Offline (pen-paper based) Offline (pen-paper based)
Duration 150 Minutes 150 Minutes
Section 5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies) 4 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies)
No. of Question 150 150
Marks 150 150
Negative Marking No No
Medium of exam English and Hindi English and Hindi

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CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET Paper 1 is for aspirants of Primary Stage Teachers and Paper 2 is for aspirants of Elementary Stage Teachers. Candidates can also appear for both the papers.

  • Paper 1 Syllabus comprises Child Development and Pedagogy.
  • Wherein it focuses on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11.
  • Language section will contain comprehension, language development, and unseen passages.

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  • Paper 2 Syllabus comprises 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years.
  • Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science and Social Science are the other four sections.
  • Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.

CTET 2020 Important Books

Books for CTET 2020 Preparation

CTET 2020 July session is expected to be highly competitive sighting the speculated changes and applicants waiting for CTET 2020 Notification. Here are some of the books listed to assist you in better Preparation for CTET 2020.

CTET important books

Books for Child Pedagogy and Development Section

Book name Publisher ISBN
A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy Pearson Education 9332541302
Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTET By Shalini Punjabi (Disha Publications) 9385576550
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) Arihant Publications 9311130737
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi) Disha publications 9382961224

Important Books for CTET Language I and Language II

Book name Publisher ISBN
Study Package for CTET Mcgraw Hill Education 9789339218171
Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – English Disha Publication 938584640X
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II ARIHANT 9789311121673

Recommended Books for CTET Mathematics

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET Central Teachers Eligibility Test CBSE Syllabus Teachers from Classes VI to VIII Mathematics & Science Sura College of Competition 8172544294
Class Notes of Maths Rakesh Yadav Publication 8193209451
A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy Pearson Education 9332575150
CTET/STETs: Paper-II Ramesh Publishing House 9350121662

Important Books for CTET Environmental Studies

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Arihant 9311130788
Environmental Studies (EVS) WILEY 9788126561988
UPTET & CTET ENVIRONMENTAL Studies Youth Competition Times B01M613OP9
Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies Upkar Prakashan 9789350133378

Best Books for preparation of CTET Science 

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIII Arihant Publications 931113080X
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science) Sura College of Competition
CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCE Arihant Publications 9789385873621
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017 Arihant publications 9311121525
CTET Success Master Science Arihant Publications 9312140221
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy Pearson 9332575142

Best Books for CTET Social Science

Book name Publisher ISBN
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper II: Social Science Teacher Selection (For Class VI - VIII) Access Publishing 938345461X
15 Practice Sets CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II Social Studies/Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Arihant 9311121592
Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2017: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete Solutions Wiley 8126565578
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017 Arihant 9311121525

Who Can Apply for CTET 2020?

Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. Detailed eligibility criteria for the Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:

CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper I

  • Candidate must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Also, he/she must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education

OR

  • Applicants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks.
  • He/she must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR

  • Aspirants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • They must also pass or appear in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

OR

  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Along with it, they must have a pass certificate of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

OR

  • A graduation degree in the relevant discipline must be acquired.
  • A certificate of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper II

  • A graduate degree in the relevant discipline must be obtained.
  • Also, the candidate must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks must be acquired.
  • Aspirants must have completed 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Graduation with at least 45% marks must be done in relevant discipline.
  • He/she must also complete a year in Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR

  • Candidates must pass Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks
  • Also, they must have either passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

OR

  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Along with it, they must have passed or should be appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

  • Aspirants must have done graduation with at least 50% marks.
  • Also, they should have passed or appeared in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

CTET 2020 Application Form

CTET 2020 Application Form can be filled via online mode only from January 24 – March 9, 2020. The online form correction window was available till March 26, 2020. Read More  What details can be changed?

The online application form includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Fill CTET 2020 Application Form

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature 

Step 3: Pay CTET Application Fee

Step 4: Print the Confirmation Page

CTET Application Fee 2020

The application fee varies with category and number of papers applied for. The table below summarizes the fee required to apply for CTET 2020.

Category Paper 1 or Paper 2 Both Paper 1 and 2
General/OBC INR 1000 INR 1200
SC/ST/ Differently Abled INR 500 INR 600

Check CTET 2020 Application Process

How to Check CTET 2020 Result?

  • CTET Result for July 2020 will tentatively be declared at the official website on July 27, 2020.
  • Answer Keys for both the papers will be released in third week of July 2020.
  • CTET 2020 Eligibility Certificate can be downloaded from the digi-locker.

Steps to Check CTET Result is as follows:

  1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e. ctet.net.in
  2. Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2020
  3. Click the link and enter the roll number
  4. The result will appear on the screen
  5. Download and print for future use.

CTET Eligibility Certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration for all category candidates. There is no limitation on the number of times one can apply for CTET. Candidates can re-appear for the exam to improve their scores. In case one loses their Mark Statement or Eligibility Certificate, they can get a duplicate copy by paying an amount of INR 200 in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.

CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

The previous years’ question papers for CTET 2020 will help candidates to get a fair idea of the type of questions, marking scheme, nature of the exam and difficulty level. CTET is conducted in offline mode, however, it is speculated that from this year onwards, the exam will see some major changes and will go online completely.

Check CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

However, the basic aim of the exam will remain intact and candidates will get a hang of the exam as they solve previous year CTET Question Papers.

Paper I/ II Question Papers
Paper-I Download
Paper-II Download

CTET 2020 Qualifying Marks

CTET 2020 Qualifying marks is the score that candidates must score in order to clear the exam. Only candidates who qualify the test will be awarded CTET Eligibility Certificate. The qualifying marks varies for different categories. Reserved category candidates are given 5% relaxation in the qualifying marks. 

Category Qualifying Percentage Qualifying Marks
General 60% 90
SC/ST/OBC 55% 82.5

CTET 2020 Cut Off

CTET 2020 Cutoff

CTET 2020 Cutoff for July session will be released after the declaration of results. Meanwhile, candidates can check the cutoff for CTET December 2019 session:

Category CTET Cutoff
General 90
OBC 82.5
SC 82.5
ST 82.5

Frequently Asked Questions

CTET 2020 FAQs

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

Ans: The exam is conducted 2 times in a year. It is conducted in the months of July and December. There is no limit on the number of attempts for this exam. Candidates can appear for CTET exam as many times as they want. Moreover, there is no age limit that means candidates can take the test at any age.

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for CTET?

Ans: Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. The eligibility criteria for the Primary stage and Elementary stage are different.

Ques: What is the validity of CTET eligibility certificate?

Ans: CTET eligibility certificate is valid for a period of seven years starting from the date of announcement of result. Candidates should score 60 percent or above marks in the exam in order to be considered as CTET pass. Know More CTET Cut Off

Ques: I have already cleared my CTET exam. Can I apply again for the exam?

Ans: Yes, you can apply. There is no maximum or minimum limit to appear for the exam. Both qualified or non-qualified candidates can appear for the exam every year without any restrictions. All the eligible candidates can apply for the exam. 

Ques: How can I get the exam center of my choice for CTET?

Ans: CTET exam centers are allotted as per the city preferences mentioned by the candidate in his/her application form. The authorities provide the exam center within the cities mentioned by the candidates. Know More CTET 2020 Exam Centers

Ques: What is the major syllabus for CTET 2020?

Ans: CTET 2020 syllabus comprises important topics from subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, CTET Language-I & Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Sciences. Check Detailed CTET 2020 Syllabus

Ques: What is the marking scheme for CTET Paper I & II?

Ans: No negative marking will be there in the paper. The detailed marking scheme for both paper is provided below:

Paper I – Marking Scheme

Sections No. 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 Questions 150 Marks

Paper II – Marking Scheme

Sections No. 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

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

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