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CTET Cutoff 2021: Check Expected & Previous Years' Cutoffs

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Jan 21, 2021

The Central Board of Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET exam every year, twice a year. To be recruited as a teacher, all the aspirants should get the minimum cut off score of that year. The CTET Cut off score is released along with the CTET result. Candidates will have to visit the official to check the category-wise cutoff. The aspirants, who score 60 or more than 60 marks in aggregate, will be qualified the CTET exam. 

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  • The qualifying marks for general/ EWS category is 90 and 82.5 for OBC/ SC/ ST categories.
  • Candidates qualifying the exam by scoring the required marks will be issued CTET Eligibility Certificate.
  • The recruiter schools may give some relaxation in the cutoffs to fill the tentative vacancies. 
CTET CutOff: July Session

CTET Cutoff 2020 July session

CTET Cutoff for July session will be updated here once it’s officially released. Given below is the expected cutoff for this session:

Category Cutoff
General 90
OBC 85
SC 85
ST 85

Meanwhile, candidates can check the pass percentage of CTET 2020 and previous years’ cutoffs to know how much they need to score in the exam to be qualified.

CTET CutOff: December 2019

CTET Cutoff December 2019 

Category Cutoff
General 90
OBC 82.5
SC 82.5
ST 82.5

CTET December 2019 Pass Percentage


Candidates Registered in Paper 1 16,46,620
Candidates Appeared in Paper 1 14,13,390
Candidates Qualified in Paper 1 2,47,386
Pass Percentage for Paper 1 17.50%
Candidates Registered in Paper 2 11,85,500
Candidates Appeared in Paper 2 9,91,755
Candidates Qualified in Paper 2 2,94,899
Pass Percentage for Paper 2 29.73%

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CTET CutOff: July 2019

CTET Cutoff July 2019 

Category Cutoff
General 90
OBC 82.5
SC 82.5
ST 82.5

CTET July 2019 Pass Percentage

Category Data
Candidates Registered in paper 1 16,56,091
Candidates Appeared in Paper 1 13,59,478
Candidates Qualified in Paper 1 2,14,658
Pass Percentage for Paper 1 15.78%
Candidates Registered in Paper 2 12,66,136
Candidates Appeared in Paper 2 10,17,553
Candidates Qualified in Paper 2 1,37,172
Pass Percentage for Paper 2 13.48%
CTET CutOff Determinents

Determinants of the CTET Cut Off 2021

  • Number of aspirants who appeared for the CTET exam of that year
  • Number of aspirants who have passed the CTET exam of the year
  • The difficulty level of the test
  • The cut off of the previous year
  • The ratio of vacancy to the aspirants
Steps to check Cut Off

Steps to Check the CTET Cut Off 2021

  • Open the official website of the CTET exam
  • Next click the “CTET Result 2021” link on the home page
  • Now, the aspirants have to enter the roll number and the other required details
  • Then the candidates need to click the submit option
  • The aspirants now can find the result, displaying on the screen
  • The candidates can now download and print the CTET Cut off score for future reference.
Eligibility Certificate

CTET Eligibility Certificate 2021

  • Candidates qualified in CTET exam are awarded an Eligibility Certificate. 
  • CTET qualifying certificate is valid for seven years from the date of result declaration for all categories.
  • This means that candidates can apply for the posts of teachers till 7 years from the date of declaration of the result of CTET.

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Number of Attempts in CTET

  • Candidates can take CTET as many times as they want to obtain a CTET Certificate.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the test.
  • Not only this, candidates who have qualified for the exam may also appear again for improving their score.

CTET Cutoff - Qualifying Marks and Qualifying Certificate

  • Candidates qualifying CTET will be given Marks Statement post the result declaration.
  • Only those candidates will be issued Eligibility Certificate/Qualifying Certificate/Marks Statement who secure at least 60% marks in CTET exam.
  • This statement is also called the CTET qualifying certificate which is the document to prove the validity of any candidate whether they have qualified the exam or not.
  • Qualifying CTET does not mean that a person has qualified to be recruited/ employed.
  • Qualifying CTET means that the candidate has just met one of the eligibility criteria for an appointment.
  • School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may give concessions to SC/ ST/ OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy.

Where Can Qualifiers Apply

Where can CTET Qualifiers apply?

CTET qualified candidates can apply at

  • schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
  • at unaided private schools which may consider teachers on the basis of CTET scores.
  • A State Government can also consider CTET scores for the recruitment of teachers if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
  • According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Law 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. March 6, 2012, to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.

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


ammar zaheer ahmed
how to download ctet marksheet from digilocker?
kavita rani

Hi Ammar. Candidates can easily download certificates and mark sheets by using the Digilocker website or the App. The entire process to download the certificate is the same for APP and Website.

sapna kumari
What will be cut off for Central schedule
abdul nazir

Hi Sapna, you can check details of CTET cut off from here.

sarika bhapkar
Sir I am from Obc category, and I got 82 marks in Paper 2 of Dec 2019, please tell am I qualified. Or not?

Hello Sarika,

You have qualified Paper-II of CTET as the cut off for December 2019 was 82 for OBC. You can use your score for up to 7 years after the declaration of the result. Congratulations!

Sir mere 86 no. H obc cat. Se to m qualify hu ya nhi
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Anju, The qualifying marks of CTET exmaination for OBC category students is 55%. Hence, You have qualified the paper.

rahul kumar
Sir, I got 70 marks in paper-1 in ctet I am qualified or not
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rahul, sorry but you have not qualified this exam as candidates who have scored more than 81 marks will be considered qualified only.
i have secured 83 marks in uttarakhand tet in obc i qualified for certificate or just passed.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sakshi, to qualify this exam, candidate needs to score at least 60% (for general category) of the maximum marks obtainable and 50% for OBC category.
shaik imran
BCE comes under wich category?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Imran, you come under OBC category.
geeta ramchandra bhonde
2019 ctet mai muze. 83 marks hai Mai obc category Se hu kya mai qualified hu kya
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Geeta, the official authorities has not released the cut off yet. However, as soon as there is any official announcement made on the official website, it would get updated here.
dinesh kumar
Mere 91 marks h
kalpana kumari
Sir mujhe july 2019 ctet me 78 marks aaye hi jbki mujhe isse jyada marks aana chahiye tha to kya mujhe ctet dwara diye gye notice follow krna chahiye ar ek bat sir mere admit card me address to thik hi but pin code wrong dala hua hai iska correction kaise ho paega sir plz reply me
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kalpana, as the admit card has been released, there could be no further corrections.
rohit vitthal karwande
sir i my sosre is 75 in 2012 and i am belonging to St student can i apply any school
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Rohit, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria of the exam to find whether you are eligible or not.

sadaf khan
Hi, what is the expected date for the merit list for CTET 2018 ? I hope that will be available at the CTET official website itself ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sadaf, the merit list once released will be notified on the official website.
sadaf khan
Dear Shobhna, I am waiting for your kind reply on my previous comment with regards to the passing eligibility in CTET exam for candidates who have scored less than 90 marks but the merit list covers that marks? In this case would the candidate be eligible for the job vacancies in CTET ?
vikas singh
I am obc condidet ctet 92 marks
sarthak mahajan
Hi Vikas, How can I help you with this information?
birendra xalxo
what is cut off and where it is given . Cut off f is not given in official website so where do we get this from ?
sarthak mahajan

Hi Birendra, You may please check the link to get the information about CTET Cutoff 2018.

preethi panday
I'm Preethi I got 94 in paper1 and I belong to general caste can i apply for kv's
akansha expert
Hi Preethi, You may please check the Exam Eligibility for KVS Exam.
anteema singh
Can i go for recorrection
akansha expert

Hi Anteema, Yes you can make a correction within the correction time-period i.e.

rohitash kanwar verma
SC candidate KO pass line me leye Kayne number
satya gopal debnath
I M OBC category
akansha expert
Hi Satya, How can I help with this Information?
vipseyana yadav
I want to see my 2015 ctet result what can I do.
akansha expert
Hi Vipseyana, To get information regarding to your query please contact to exam authority.
kiran dhadwad
I am from S.T. category. If I secure 75 marks. Am I qualified the CTET Exam as per the cut off.
sarthak mahajan
Hi Kiran, The cut off for ST category is expected in between 75-80 marks.
thomas t joseph
Sir I have appeared C TET exam on 30-10-2015 and scored 89 marks.But now it is shown on the official website of CBSE that the cut off mark for the above mentioned exam is 87.Am I qualified? Should I get an eligibility certificate? If it is so,hoe can I follow up?
akansha expert
Hi Thomas, To get information regarding to your query please contact to exam authority.