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CTET 2020 (Postponed) Exam Pattern

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Oct 7, 2020

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Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET is conducted twice a year by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). CTET 2020 has been postponed further, the step has been taken as a preventive measure against COVID-19 pandemic. It was previously scheduled for July 05, 2020. New Dates to be announced soonCheck the detailed News. 

 It’s for Primary or Elementary teacher jobs in schools which owned by the government or central government, unaided private schools and schools under the administrative control of union territories. All aspirants seeking to join the education sector as teachers are required to appear for CTET.

Gateway to the Primary and Elementary level Teaching jobs, CTET September 2020 will consist of two papers to be conducted into two sessions for the respective job openings. Morning Session wil be conducted for the Elementary level teaching jobs and Evening Session is conducted for Primary level teaching jobs. Test duration will be 180 minutes for candidates to answer 270 questions divided among several sections. 

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CTET 2020 Exam

The table below gives the important information about CTET Exam Pattern including examination date, time and duration of CTET  Exam

Paper – I: Candidates who intend to be a teacher for classes I to V. 

Paper –II: Candidates who intend to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

CTET 2020 Exam Dates

Events Dates (July Session)
CTET 2020 Registration began on January 24 to March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM) 
CTET last date 2020 March 13, 2020 (3:30 PM) 
Final Verification of payment of the fee by Candidates March 18, 2020 
CTET Application Form Correction March 19 – 26, 2020 
Availability of CTET Admit Card 3rd week of June 2020 (Delayed)
CTET 2020 Exam Date July 5, 2020 (Postponed)
Release of CTET Answer Keys To be announced later
CTET Result Declaration Within 6 weeks from the date of conduct of the examination
CTET 2020 Certificates’ Dispatch Not yet decided

Know the CTET Exam Pattern

There are multiple choice questions (MCQ), with four options among which one is the correct answer. Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking.

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage and Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

Sections Number of questions Marks allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 60
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 60

Nature and standard of questions for CTET 2020

Child Development and Pedagogy section focus on learning and educational psychology of teaching to the relevant age group of 6 – 11 years. It mainly focuses on understanding the needs and characteristics of diverse learners. Moreover, it makes a session for interaction to study the learner’s attributes and qualities.

Language I focus on understanding the level of proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

Language II focus on understanding the elements of language, comprehension and communication skills or abilities.

The language I and language II both are different in nature, so candidate may choose any one language from an above-mentioned language and have to specify the same in the confirmation page.

Mathematics and Environmental Studies focus on understanding the problem-solving concepts, subjects, etc.

All the questions in the test for Paper – I & II will be based on NCERT books, study material for classes I to V and VI to VIII, but just the level of difficulty could be up to the secondary stage.

The question paper will be Bilingual i.e. (English / Hindi) both.

CTET Exam: Code of Conduct

1. The examination room will open 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam. So, candidates make sure that they reach the exam center on time. In case some do not report on time due to any reason, i.e. jam, delay, etc., they are likely to miss some important announcements. 

2. A candidate must carry his / her CTET Admit Card, which you have downloaded from CTET official website. A candidate without Admit Card shall not be permitted in the examination.

3. According to the roll number, the seats will be allotted to each candidate. So, sit according to that only, if any candidate found to have changed room or seat than his / her paper will be get cancelled and no excuses will be accepted for it.

4. A candidate who comes after the commencement of the exam shall not be permitted to sit for an examination.

5. Following items will not be permitted during the test session:

a. Any communication devices such as mobile phones, pager, and health band, earphones, Bluetooth, etc.

b. Any stationery items such as pencil box, plastic pouch, eraser, writing pad, electronic pen, cardboard, etc.

c. Any goggles, wrist watch, camera, handbag, etc.

d. Any item which is used for unfair means will not be allowed.

6. Candidates should not leave the examination hall without submitting the OMR and answer sheet to an invigilator.

7. Each candidate will get the test booklet and answer sheet 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

9. The candidate should bring their own black or blue ball point pen.

10. On receiving the test booklet, the candidate will have to fill up the particulars. He / she will not open the test booklet until any announcement made by the invigilator. 

11. The candidate should check their test booklet that it is printed on both sides and if not immediately report the invigilator and five minutes before the commencement of the exam the candidate will be asked to open the test booklet.

12. The candidate will have to write the correct booklet number or code on the attendance sheet.

13. The test will start on time exactly as mentioned on the Admit Card.

14. The candidate must carry their Voter ID as an identification proof.

CTET 2020 Result & Counselling

The Paper I & II result declaration will be on or before 2nd week of November (tentatively). And, also the candidates can predict their CTET Result by viewing the CTET Answer Key published on the official website. The candidate who scores 60% marks in the CTET is considered eligible to obtain the CTET Certificate. The candidate can dispatch their CTET marks statement/ certificate from December onwards.

CTET Exam over the years

The CBSE has announced the result of CTET 2019 on July 30. As per the result announced, approximately 3.25 lakh candidates have qualified the exam for CTET eligibility certificate. Among all qualified candidates, as many as 2.15 lakh candidates have qualified in CTET paper I while 1.37 lakh candidates have made it in CTET paper II.

As per officials, 29.22 lakh candidates had registered for CTET July 2019 exam while only 23.77 lakh candidate appeared. Considering the number of candidates qualified, the pass percentage remained only 14.80% for this session.

CTET Candidates Appeared Qualified candidates Pass Percentage
December 2018  19,51,970  3,05,241 15%
July 2019 13,59,478 1,37,172 13.48%
December 2019 14,13,390 2,94,899 29.73%

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