CTET Eligibility 2020: Age, Minimum Qualifications and Other Requirements

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Apr 7, 2020

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CTET Eligibility 2020 is laid down by CBSE for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The basic requirement is to have passed senior secondary or graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks and relevant teacher training program. 

  • Candidates must check and ensure that they fulfill CTET Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam.
  • There are two papers of CTET (Paper 1 and Paper 2) having different eligibility criteria. 
  • Paper 1 is taken for becoming a teacher of classes I to V while Paper II is for becoming a teacher of classes VI to VIII. Check CTET 2020 Exam Pattern
  • A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to VIII) needs to appear in both the papers.
  • Candidates scoring 60% or more marks in the exam is considered as TET pass. Check CTET Cutoff
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CTET Eligibility: Age Limit

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India to be eligible for CTET 2020.
  • There is no age restriction, however, the candidate must be minimum 17 years of age.

CTET Eligibility: Educational Qualification Requirements

Candidates have to fulfill different eligibility conditions to be a Primary or Elementary Teacher. CTET Eligibility 2020 requirements are stated below for Paper 1 and Paper 2:

CTET Eligibility 2020 for Paper I

  • Candidates must have passed senior secondary or equivalent with at least 50% marks.
  • Also, he/she must have passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education

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  • Applicants must have passed senior secondary or equivalent with at least 45% marks.
  • He/she must have passed or appearing in 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 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 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 Eligibility 2020 for Paper II

  • A graduate degree in the relevant discipline must be obtained.
  • Also, the candidate must have passed or appearing 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).

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  • 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 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 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 appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.
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CTET 2020 Eligibility: Other Parameters

The organizing body will look at some other factors too for the purpose of recruitment of teachers. These qualifications will not be essential requirements but will give applicants a better chance to secure a job in a good school. They are listed below:

  • A degree or diploma in teacher education must be recognized by NCTE.
  • For a Diploma or Degree in Special Education, the programs recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) will be considered.
  • Candidates with D.ed (Special Education) will have to undergo an NCTE recognized 6-month special program in elementary education. Check CTET Admit Card

CTET Eligibility for Reserved Category

Seats will not be reserved for individuals belonging to the reserved category (SC/ ST/ OBC and PwD candidates). However, they are granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying exam of the minimum educational requirement.

Other than that, no reservation policy is adapted as far as job placement is concerned as per CBSE’s rules. Read CTET Preparation Tips


CTET Eligibility 2020 FAQs

Ques. What is the maximum number of attempts an individual can avail for CTET 2020?

Ans: CBSE has not laid down any restrictions regarding the number of times an aspirant can appear for CTET.

Ques. What are the minimum qualifying criteria for obtaining a CTET Certificate?

Ans: Candidates who secure more than 60% in CTET 2020 will be issued a CTET Eligibility certificate by the organizing body. This certificate will be valid for a time period of 7 years. CBSE may offer certain concessions to the reserved category participants.

Ques. If a candidate qualifies CTET; will CTET unit or CBSE provide him a job?

Ans: NO, CBSE is responsible for only conducting CTET 2020 and provision of employment does not fall under its jurisdiction.

Ques. What is the applicability of CTET 2020?

Ans: The certificate that will be issued to all qualifying candidates will be applicable to the following:

  • Central Government Schools like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.
  • Schools administered by UT’s of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and NCT of Delhi.
  • Schools owned and managed by the State Government or local bodies as also unaided private schools may exercise the option of considering CTET.

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

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preeti
hello mam i hv scored 49.97%in my pg m i eligible ??
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Preeti, along with PG/UG degree, candidate must have passed either of B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed to be eligible.
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ghanshyam tejabhai lakhani
Hello sir, Is it i am eligible for CTET? My qualifications is Mcom, B.Ed.above 55%
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ghanshyam, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
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rohit kumar
hello sir am i eligible for ctet, i have completed my 12th with 60% above and persue a course of 4 years bachelor in ux design ???????
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rohit, no, you are not eligible for CTET as candidates applying for this exam must have passed any teacher's training course like D.El.Ed/B.Ed/B.El.Ed etc. in order to be eligible.
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rituparna sarkar
hi, am i eligible for ctet after completing BDS or B.Tech degree without B.ed?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rituparna, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidate must have passed any teacher's training course along with graduation.
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abhi kumar
Hi sir , I have completed degree with 50 percentage and b.ed above 60 percentage ..am I eligible for this exam pls reply ..
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Abhi, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

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rajib debbarma
Hi, i have done graduation 57%marks and secondary 45% marks, I'have no B'ED and diploma, so can I eligible ctet exam.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rajib, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam.
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seema
I have completed my 12th with above 50% and graduation with 43% also completed NTT and PTT..m i eligible for ctet..?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Seema, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam.
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pooja kamra
Hi i want to apply for CTET for computer science. To apply for computer science is B.Ed. mandatory?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pooja, yes B.Ed is mandatory to be pursued by the candidates aspiring to appear in CTET exam.
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newton kumar
Hi, i have done engineering in computer science and currently doing BED with math
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi, you are eligible for this exam provided you have scored at least 55% aggregate in graduation.

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newton kumar
I had scored 78% in Btech and currently enrolled for BED 2019-21. Can i take ctet July 2020 as i have not been appeared exam for fist year BED exam, which will tentivily held on MAY Or, June ?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Yes, you can apply for this exam while you are waiting for result of B.Ed first year but ensure that your result is declared by the time of document verification.
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sushil anjali
Sir my senior secondary marks is 63% graduation 44% PGDCA 75% MCA 64%....... Sir can i eligible for CTET exam
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Anjali, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates must have passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education along with graduation/post graduation.