Importance and Validity of CTET Certificate

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Jun 4, 2020

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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) has been organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Delhi twice a year. The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued Marks Statement. Candidates can check the cut-off of CTET 2020 while the results of CTET 2020 are declared. Only 60% or above marks obtained candidates will be issued CTET Eligibility Certificate 2020.

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  • CTET 2020 Examination Date - 05 July 2020

CTET Certificate: Details

Candidates who are going to appear for CTET 2020 (July session), will be able to download and Check their Marksheet and Certificates through Digi Locker application. Here are the details you will find in your CTET Certificate:

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father and Mother name
  • Category
  • Subjects
  • Mark Obtained in each subject
  • Overall CTET Score
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The Importance of CTET Certificate

Once you have cleared CTET Exam you are eligible to be a government teacher. After receiving the CTET certificate, you can apply for vacancies released by different schools under the CBSE board and others as well. Here are some main importance of the certificates :

  • As per the CBSC declaration, the CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility for central government teaching.
  • After getting the certificate, you also can apply for other teaching jobs like KVS, NVS, ERDO, etc.
  • Without clearing CTET and gaining the certificate you can not apply for government teaching sectors at all.
  • Many private institutes and teaching sectors give privileges to the CTET qualified candidates in case of recruitments and experience.
  • After clearing CTET, you will have a major opportunity to become a government-employed teacher.
  • Union Territories’ schools only recruit candidates who have already cleared CTET as both regular and part-time contracts.

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Qualifying Criteria and Validity of CTET Certificate

The candidates who participated in CTET and managed to secure 60% or above marks successfully will be issued the Eligibility Certificate for each candidate.

The validity period of this certificate is 7 years from the date of declaration of the result. There is no restriction on the number of attempts and there is no restriction on age. The qualified candidates can appear in this exam again to improve their scores and get better chances for their careers.

CTET Paper-I and Paper-II : Cutoff:

CTET cutoff score for PapeR-I and Paper-II is 60% of the total. Candidates have to secure qualifying marks of the paper he/she has selected for taking the exam. CTET Paper-I is for becoming Teacher for Classes I to V for (Primary Stage) and paper 2 is for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage). Candidates can check CTET cutoff for Paper-I and Paper-II:

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Passing Marks out of total marks 150
General  60% 90
OBC/SC/ST 55% 82

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Previous Years’ Cutoffs:

Here in the following chart, we are giving the data of 5 years where you can get the idea of possible cutoff marks to raise in each year as per the category:

Categories 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
General  87 90 87 80-87 80
OBC 85 85 85 78-85 78
SC 87 80 80 72-80 72
ST 80 80 80 70-80 72

CTET 2019: Registered Vs Appeared:

Here we are giving a ratio of the registrar candidates and the number of candidates showed up in the exam hall and participated successfully.

  • In CTET 2019 a total of 20,84,174 candidates registered for the exam
  • Approx 14+ lakhs appeared in the exam hall
  • In CTET Paper 1, out of 8,17,892 registered candidates, only 5,40,649 candidates appeared in CTET.
  • In CTET Paper 2, out of the 4,27,897 registered candidates, only 2,74,438 appeared.
  • In total, 8,38,381 candidates had registered for both CTET Paper I and Paper II, out of which 5,84,927 appeared for both papers.

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CTET Statistics of Registered, appeared and Passed:

It very much helps an aspiring candidate when they get to know the chronologically passing ratio. The following table shows CTET results of the previous exams:

Exam  Registered Appeared Qualified  Passed (%)
December 2019 2,832,120 2,405,145 543,285 19.18%
July 2019 29.22 lakh 23.77 lakh 3.25 lakh 14.80%
December 2018 23+ Lakhs 19,51,970 3,05,241 15.6
July 2016 Approx 11+ Lakhs 5,79,090 69566 12%

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In CTET Exam, approx 20+ Lakhs candidates registered and only 14+ Lakhs candidates showed up in the exam. On average nearly every exam, 11 % of candidates pass the exam. Staying aware of the CTET Cutoff will help you know the lowest possible score in the exam. When you know the cutoff of a particular exam it aids you in roughly calculating your marks.


Ques. Does CTET marks matter in KVS?

Ans. CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility to get the teaching job. After Getting CTET certificates candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching job as like KVS,NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. without clearing CTET, you cannot apply for any kind of government teaching job.

Ques. What is the salary of CTET teacher?

Ans. The average pay scale of primary teachers (class I - V) is around Rs 1.5 lakh per annum, while the average salary scale of Elementary teachers (class V - VIII) Is around Rs. 2, 30,000 per annum.

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