CTET 2020-21: Admit Card (Out), Application Process, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off

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Apr 8, 2021

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level exam, which is held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year for determining the eligibility criteria of the aspirants and they can be appointed as the teachers of class 1-8. The candidates will get the flexibility to choose either Paper I or Paper II as per their requirements. The aspirants, who are willing to join as a teacher of class 1-5, they can appear for the Paper I exam and those, who want to teach the students of class 6-8, need to appear for the Paper II exam. On the other hand, if the candidates have a plan to teach the classes of 1-8 students, they should clear both the paper I and II exam. 

As per the latest news, the CTET 2021 admit card has been released on 13 January, while the CTET 2020-21 exam will be held on 31 January 2021. The aspirants can download the CTET admit card from the official website that is To download the admit card, the aspirants need to provide the date of birth and application number. 

Latest Updates:

  • April 07, 2021: UTET Answer Key 2021 is now available to download. Check Details Here
  • April 07, 2021: HTET 2021 Pending Result and Irish Biometric Verification List has been released. Check Details Here
  • April 05, 2021: Punjab Pre-Primary Teacher Recruitment 2021 Application Date has been extended. Check the current dates. 
  • April 05, 2021: Tripura TET 2021 Deadline has been extended till April 7 for Application Fee Payment: Check Details Here
  • April 05, 2021: Punjab 569 Lecturers Vacancies - The Recruitment Process is Active Now. Check the details here
  • February 20, 2021: CTET and TET is made compulsory for teacher recruitment till class 12. Read more
  • February 3, 2021: The notification for UTET 2021 has been released. read more
  • February 2, 2021: PTET application process for 2021 will start from February 3, 2021. Read more
  • February 1, 2021: CTET paper I and II 2021 paper analysis has been released. Read more
  • January 25, 2021: Assam special TET notification is out. Read more
  • January 13, 2021: The CTET Admit card for 2021 has been released. Check how to download here.
  • January 5, 2021: The CTET 2021 exam is likely to be held in January. Read more

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Highlights of CTET 2021

Highlights of CTET 2021

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
Mode of exam Offline
Frequency of exam Twice in a year
Duration of Exam 2 hours 30 minutes (each paper) that is 150 minutes
Mode of Application Online
Negative Marking No
Language Medium English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk Number 011-222235774
Official website

CTET 2020 Admit Card

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CTET 2021 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

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.
  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 2021 Admit Card

CTET 2021 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

Who Can Apply for CTET 2021?

Aspirants are required to check CTET 2021 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.

  • Age Limit: No limitation
  • Nationality: Indian
  • The aspirants have to qualify 10+2 with a minimum 45% score in aggregate so that they can be eligible to apply for the primary stage teacher.
  • To be recruited as an elementary stage teacher, the interested candidates should get minimum 45% marks in graduation and 50% marks in 10+2 standard.
  • All the aspirants should qualify for the prescribed teacher training program/ teacher training education courses. 

To know more about the CTET Eligibility criteria, click here

CTET Exam Centres

CTET 2021 Exam Centers

  • During the filling of the application form, candidates are asked to fill in 4 preferences for exam centres.
  • CTET 2021 provided candidates with centres possible at every major location of India.
  • The Exam centre once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 112 CTET 2021 Exam Cities that candidates were to opt for:

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET 2021 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 a negative marking scheme will not be applicable for the exam. Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights

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CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET 2021 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.
  • The language section will contain comprehension, language development, and unseen passages.

Check Complete CTET 2021 Syllabus

  • 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.

Also check, Best books for CTET Preparation

Eligibility Criteria

CTET Application Form

CTET 2021 Application Form

The online application form includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Fill CTET 2021 Application Form

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature 

Step 3: Pay CTET Application Fee

Step 4: Print the Confirmation Page

CTET Application Fee 2021

The application fee varies with category and number of papers applied for. The table below summarizes the fee required to apply for CTET 2021.

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 2021 Application Process

CTET Result

How to Check CTET 2021 Result?

  1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e.
  2. Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2021
  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.

Previous Question Papers

CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

The previous years’ question papers for CTET 2021 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 the previous year CTET Question Papers.

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

CTET 2021 Qualifying Marks

CTET 2021 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 2021 Cutoff

CTET 2021 Cutoff 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 2021 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 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. 

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. 

Ques: What is the major syllabus for CTET 2021?

Ans: CTET 2021 syllabus comprises important topics from subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, CTET Language-I & Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Sciences. 

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
3 Months Crash Course

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


satender shah
Sir, I have 49 % in UG and 54 % in PG and pursuing B.Ed. Will I am be eligible for UTET and CTET ?
abdul nazir

The minimum required academic qualification is a 12th pass or graduation with at least 50% marks and as you have 49%, you will  not be eligible to apply. There will be 2 papers and for both papers eligibility criteria differs. There are other criterias as well that needs to be fulfilled before applying.

jyoti tiwari
When will the form for July 2021 ctet be available?
abdul nazir

CTET conducted by CBSE is conducted twice in a year. The dates for next session for the year 2021 will be updated soon on the official webiste via an official notification. You need to apply in online mode on condition that you satisfy all the prescribed eligibility norms.

annu rawat
Sir can b ed 1st year year students who got compartment in a paper they can apply for ctet
abdul nazir

At the time of application submission, you must be either in the final year of B.Ed or must have completed the course without backlogs. Also there is minimum required aggregate that must be achieved to be eligible. Eligibility for paper 1 and 2 differs so check for the eligibility details for the paper you are interested in or click CTET eligibility 2021.

khushi parmar
What is the max age limit for ctet? And when will the next ctet be held??
abdul nazir

There is no as such specified upper age limit to appear for the exam but you need to be at least 17 years of age to appear in the exam. There are other eligibility norms as well that needs to be fulfilled.

The dates for the july session is yet to be announced and it will be updated on the CBSE  website at the right time.

rohini sangitrao sapkal
when will the application dates declared of CTET exam 2021-2022
abdul nazir

CTET is conducted twice in a year and the first session for 2021-22 was conducted on January 31, 2021. The next dates for July session will be announced by CBSE via notification on the official website. Before applying ensure that you satisfy all the eligibility criterias.

debasish acharya
Sir can b.ed candidate apply for ctet paper 1?
abdul nazir

Hi Debasish, To be eligible for CTET Paper 1, you must have passed 12th with minimum required aggregate along with degree or diploma in elementary education. There is no age restrictions, however minimum age must be 17 years. To get more details visit CTET eligibility 2021.

samda beshra
Sir, i have completed nios d.el.ed in 70% mark and govt.primary teacher. Can I eligible for apply CTET examination?
abdul nazir

Hi Samda, Yes you are very much eligible to apply on condition that you have scored a minimum of 45% at 12th level. As you have Diploma in education, you are required to undergo a NCTE recognised 6 months special program in elementary education. To get more details visit CTET eligibility.

ghana maddeleti
Hi sir, I got 85 marks in CTET December 2019 so I'm qualified or not plz reply to me sir
abdul nazir

Hi Ghana, To qualify the exam, you need to score a minimum of 90 marks in the respective subject. Also, you must have at least 60% in CTET exam for general category and 55% for reserved category for qualfying the test. For more details visit CTET 2020 exam.

ammar zaheer ahmed
how to make correction in ctet form?
kavita rani

Hi Ammar. Refer to the official website of CBSE CTET and tap on the link to the CTET application form. Candidates are supposed to navigate to the application correction button and click on it. Further details are presented here.

ammar zaheer ahmed
how to apply for ctet eligibility certificate?
kavita rani

Hi Ammar. Candidates who have given CTET December exam can download and check their Marksheet & Certificate on DigiLocker platform. Refer to the official website for more information.

tanishka shah
ctet is valid for how many years?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. Candidates who have obtained more than 60% in CTET exam will be issued a CTET Eligibility certificate by the organizing body. This certificate will be valid for a time period of 7 years.
More details related to the same are mentioned here.

niharika singh
I am persuing integated course of B.Sc B.Ed of 4 years and completed 3 years of it. Can i appear in CTET 2021?

HI Niharika

Visit on our official website of CTET Eligibility to know the whole criteria of the exam. You will find the educational qualification required to apply for the exam.

priyanka chauhan
Ctet july 2019 result pdf
abdul nazir

Hi Priyanka, The result is available on the official website of CTET i.e. You can view the result by entering roll number, to download scorecard and eligibility certificate. If required you can download the copy of result sheet for future reference. To know more details visit CTET 2021.

koyena biswas
Who conducts the CTET?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. The Ministry of Education, Government of India has given the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.

avinash sahu
What is the CTET's Official Website?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. CTET’s official website is

mohammed najamuddin
What is the role of CTET in recruitment of a teacher?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility for central government teaching job, it is like an added bonus to your profile. After CTET certificates candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching job as like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc.

sheetal chib
How many times is CTET conducted in a year?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. CTET exam is taken two times in a year.

anirudha mukherjee
Hi, I have passed 12 with 70%marks and persuing Dimploma in computer science (3rd year), can i apply for CTET and TET exam?
abdul nazir

Hi Anirudha, Unfortunately you are not eligible as for CTET and TET exam, you need to have Diploma in Elementary Education as well along with 12th qualification. Check more details on CTET eligibility 2020 from here.

Dear sir/madam,I have completed by B.Ed 1 st year and I wanted to start my preparation for CTET AND AP TET and I prefer my teaching subject as English Language Assistant and Secondary grade teacher.Could you please give me the suggestions for my preparation.
abdul nazir

Hi Himasree, To prepare for CTET it is essential to know the syllabus and exam pattern clearly.  Also for both papers, regular reading is also important. For more CTET preparation tips and tricks 2020 click here.

lakshay kakkar
Is B.Ed mandatory for the CTET exam, if I have completed my graduation in (Electronics and Communication branch)?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Candidates are supposed to meet different eligibility conditions to be a Primary or Elementary Teacher. The detailed CTET Eligibility is mentioned here.