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CTET Cutoff 2020: Check Expected & Previous Years' Cutoffs

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Oct 21, 2020

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CTET Cutoff 2020: CBSE will release the cutoff of CTET July 2020 in the month of July 2020. Candidates will have to visit the official to check the category-wise cutoff.

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  • The cutoff is released along with the declaration of CTET Result 2020.  
  • The qualifying marks for general/ EWS category is 90 and 82.5 for OBC/ SC/ ST categories.
  • In the CTET December 2019 session, 5,42,285 lakh candidates have qualified the exam. 
  • 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 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 

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 

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 Eligibility Certificate 2020

  • 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 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 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.


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?