CTET 2020: Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus, Application Form and Preparation Tips

Published on : 24th February 2020    Author : Satyaranjan Bai
CTET Exam

The last date to fill in the online CTET 2020 application form has now been extended till 2nd March 2020. Earlier, CBSE has scheduled to conclude the application process on 24th February. Interested candidates are advised to visit the official website of Central Teachers Eligibility Test and complete the application process. The application form for CTET 2020 started at www.ctet.nic.in w.e.f. 24th January.

Table of Content -

  1. Introduction
  2. About CTET Exam
  3. CTET Exam and Dates Schedule
  4. Eligibility Criteria for CTET Exam
  5. Exam Pattern for CTET Exam
  6. CTET Exam Latest Syllabus
  7. Application Process for CTET Exam
  8. CTET Exam Preparation Tips
  9. Recommended books for CTET Exam
  10. CTET Exam Admit Card Date
  11. CTET Exam Result Date

1. Introduction

The Government of India introduced Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in the year 2011 to improve the quality of education at school-level and to meet the goals of free education for kids under the Education Act effectively. The CTET exam is now mandatory to be appointed as a teacher in government schools for teaching students from 1st Class to 8th Class.

2. About CTET 2020 Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the CTET 2020 exam. Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a national level examination administered to certify the eligibility of aspirants to be appointed as teachers at both Primary and Upper Primary levels.

3. CTET 2020 Exam and Dates Schedule

CTET 2020 Events

Important Dates

Online application process started

24th January 2020

Last date to submit application form

2nd March 2020 (earlier, 24th February)

Last date to submit fees

March 05, 2020 (earlier, 27th February)

Admit card to be issued

20th June 2020

Exam to be commenced

5th July 2020

Result to be declared

27th July 2020

4. Eligibility Criteria for CTET Exam 2020

To be eligible for appearing in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, you must meet the following minimum requirements.

  1. Primary Stage: Minimum Eligibility for Becoming Teacher for Classes I to V:
  • Candidates must have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2-year)
  • Or, must have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2-year), in accordance with the NCTE Recognition Norms and Procedure, Regulations, 2002.
  • Or, candidates must have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of Bachelor of Elementary Education (4 years)
  • Or, must have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (Special Education)
  • Or, the exam takers should have graduated with a minimum of 50% marks and B. Ed (1 year).
  1. Elementary Stage: Minimum Eligibility for Becoming Teacher for Classes VI to VIII:
  • The candidates should have completed graduation. Anyone studying in the final year of Diploma in Elementary Education is also eligible for appearing in the upcoming CTET exam 2020.
  • Or, candidates should have completed graduation with a minimum of 50% marks. Anyone studying in Bachelor in Education (or passed) is also eligible for appearing in CTET 2020.
  • Or, must have done graduation with 45% marks and passed or appearing in B. Ed (1-year), in accordance with the NCTE Recognition Norms and Procedure, Regulations.
  • Or, candidates must have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of Bachelor of Elementary Education (4 years)
  • Or, should have done Senior Secondary or equivalent with 50% marks (at least) and passed or appearing in the final year of B.Sc.Ed/ B.A.Ed or B.A./B.Sc.Ed.
  • Or, the exam takers should have graduated with a minimum of 50% marks and B. Ed (1 year).
  • Or, candidates, who have qualified B.Ed Programme recognized by the NCTE, can also appear in the CTET/ TET exam. Besides, anyone pursuing a teacher education course (as per the TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11th February 2011) recognized by the RCI or the NCTE, can submit the application form for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.

Age Limit: If you are 18 years or above, you are eligible to apply for CTET 2020.

5. Exam Pattern for CTET Exam 2020

The CTET 2020 exam pattern comprises MCQs. There will be 300 Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries one mark. You have to choose the most appropriate answer. In case, you guess a wrong answer, there will be no deduction in mark (no negative marking).

CTET will have two papers – Paper I and Paper II.

  • Paper I: Aspirants will have to answer all 150 questions to be a teacher for Class I to Class V.
  • Paper II: Candidates will have to answer all 150 questions to be a teacher for Class VI to Class VIII.

Note: The official website states, “A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II)”.

CTET 2020 Paper I Exam Pattern: Primary Stage (Class I to Class V) -

Subjects

Questions (MCQs)

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Total

150 Questions

150 Marks

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The duration of the exam will be 2.30 hours.

Nature and Standard of Questions:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy: It mainly focuses on educational psychology of teaching and learning pertinent to the age group of 6 to 11 years.
  2. Mathematics and Environmental Studies: The test items in these subjects will deal with the concepts, applications and problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  3. Language I: It will concentrate on proficiencies relevant to the medium of instruction.
  4. Language II: The test items in this subject will focus on various ingredients of communication, language and comprehension abilities.

To appear for CTET 2020, you can opt for two languages. Check out the list of languages and codes below:

Language

Code

Language

Code

Language

Code

English

01

Hindi

02

Assamese

03

Bengali

04

Garo

05

Gujarati

06

Kannada

07

Khasi

08

Malayalam

09

Manipuri

10

Marathi

11

Mizo

12

Nepali

13

Oriya

14

Punjabi

15

Sanskrit

16

Tamil

17

Telugu

18

Tibetan

19

Urdu

20

 

 

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CTET 2020 Paper II Exam Pattern: Elementary Stage (Class VI to Class VIII):

Subjects

Questions (MCQs)

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Science and Mathematics (for Science and Mathematics teacher)

Or

Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Science/ Social Studies teacher)

60

60

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Total

150 Questions

150 Marks

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The duration of the exam will be 2.30 hours.

Check out the list of languages and codes below (to appear for CTET):

Language

Code

Language

Code

Language

Code

English

01

Hindi

02

Assamese

03

Bengali

04

Garo

05

Gujarati

06

Kannada

07

Khasi

08

Malayalam

09

Manipuri

10

Marathi

11

Mizo

12

Nepali

13

Oriya

14

Punjabi

15

Sanskrit

16

Tamil

17

Telugu

18

Tibetan

19

Urdu

20

   

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Note: The main question paper will either be in English or Hindi (bilingual).

6. CTET Exam 2020 Latest Syllabus

The CTET 2020 syllabus comprises two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for Primary Stage, i.e. for candidates wishing to become a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II is for Elementary Stage, i.e. for classes VI to VIII. Go through the latest syllabus of the CTET exam underneath –

CTET Paper I Syllabus (for Class I to Class V):

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy –

Child Development (Primary School) (15 MCQs)

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understand Children with Special Needs (5 MCQs)

Learning and Pedagogy (10 MCQs)

Principles of the development of children

Addressing the needs of children with impairment, learning difficulties, etc.

Basic processes of teaching and learning; social context of learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity.

Kohlberg, Piaget and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including deprived and disadvantaged

How and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance; How children think and learn.

Influence of Heredity & Environment

Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially-abled Learners

Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

 

Motivation and learning

Concept of development and its relationship with learning

 

Child as a ‘scientific investigator’ and a problem solver

Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

 

Cognition & Emotions

Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of

language, community, caste, religion, gender, etc.

 

Factors contributing to learning – environmental & personal

Socialization processes: Social world & children (Parents, Teacher, Peers)

   

Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

   

Language & Thought

   

Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for assessing learner achievement and for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom.

   

School-Based

Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

   

Gender as a social construct; gender-bias, gender roles and educational practice

   

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  1. Language I –

Language Comprehension (15 MCQs)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages comprising one drama or prose and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be scientific, literary, narrative or discursive)

Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas both verbally and in written form

 

Learning and acquisition

 

Language Skills

 

Challenges of teaching language in a varied/ diverse classroom; errors, language difficulties and disorders

 

Teaching – learning materials: Multi-media materials, textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom

 

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

 

Evaluating language proficiency and comprehension: listening, speaking, writing and reading

 

Principles of language Teaching

 

Remedial Teaching

  1. Language II –

Comprehension (15 MCQs)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (literary or discursive or scientific or narrative) with question on grammar, comprehension and verbal ability

Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas both verbally and in written form

 

Learning and acquisition

 

Language Skills

 

Challenges of teaching language in a varied/ diverse classroom; errors, language difficulties and disorders

 

Teaching – learning materials: Multi-media materials, textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom

 

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

 

Evaluating language proficiency and comprehension: listening, speaking, writing and reading

 

Principles of language Teaching

 

Remedial Teaching

  • Mathematics –

Content (15 MCQs)

Pedagogical Issues (15 MCQs)

Addition and Subtraction

Language of Mathematics

Shapes & Spatial Understanding

Problems of Teaching

Measurement

Logical thinking/ Nature of Mathematics; patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning, understanding children’s thinking and reasoning

Geometry

Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

Multiplication

Community Mathematics

Volume

Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

Solids around Us

Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

Weight

Evaluation through informal and formal methods

Division

 

Numbers

 

Money

 

Time

 

Patterns

 

Data Handling

 

  • Environmental Studies –

Content (15 MCQs)

Pedagogical Issues (15 MCQs)

Food

Integrated EVS, Significance of EVS

Travel

Concept and scope of EVS

Shelter

Approaches of presenting concepts

Family and Friends: Work and Play, Relationships, Plants and Animals

Learning Principles

Water

Activities

Things We Make and Do

Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

 

Discussion

 

Problems

 

Practical Work/ Experimentation

 

Teaching material/Aids

 

CCE

 

CTET Paper II Syllabus (for Class VI to Class VIII) -

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy –

Child Development (15 MCQs)

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 MCQs)

Learning and Pedagogy (10 MCQs)

Principles of the development of children

Addressing the needs of children with impairment, learning difficulties, etc.

Basic processes of teaching and learning; social context of learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity.

Kohlberg, Piaget and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including deprived and disadvantaged

How and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance; How children think and learn.

Influence of Heredity & Environment

Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially-abled Learners

Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

 

Motivation and learning

Concept of development and its relationship with learning

 

Child as a ‘scientific investigator’ and a problem solver

Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

 

Cognition & Emotions

Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of

language, community, caste, religion, gender, etc.

 

Factors contributing to learning – environmental & personal

Socialization processes: Social world & children (Parents, Teacher, Peers)

   

Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

   

Language & Thought

   

Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for assessing learner achievement and for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom.

   

School-Based

Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

   

Gender as a social construct; gender-bias, gender roles and educational practice

   

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  1. Language I –

Language Comprehension (15 MCQs)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages comprising one drama or prose and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be scientific, literary, narrative or discursive)

Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas both verbally and in written form

 

Learning and acquisition

 

Language Skills

 

Challenges of teaching language in a varied/ diverse classroom; errors, language difficulties and disorders

 

Teaching – learning materials: Multi-media materials, textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom

 

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

 

Evaluating language proficiency and comprehension: listening, speaking, writing and reading

 

Principles of language Teaching

 

Remedial Teaching

  1. Language II –

Comprehension (15 MCQs)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (literary or discursive or scientific or narrative) with question on grammar, comprehension and verbal ability

Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas both verbally and in written form

 

Learning and acquisition

 

Language Skills

 

Challenges of teaching language in a varied/ diverse classroom; errors, language difficulties and disorders

 

Teaching – learning materials: Multi-media materials, textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom

 

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

 

Evaluating language proficiency and comprehension: listening, speaking, writing and reading

 

Principles of language Teaching

 

Remedial Teaching

  • Mathematics and Science –

Mathematics (30 MCQs)

Science (30 MCQs)

  1. Content
  1. Geometry:
  • Symmetry: (reflection) Mensuration
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Construction (protractor, using Straight edge Scale, compasses)
  • Data handling
  1. Algebra: a. Introduction to Algebra and b. Ratio and Proportion
  2. iii. Number System: Negative Numbers and Integers,  Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers and Fractions
  1. Pedagogical issues: Place of Mathematics in Curriculum, Logical thinking/ Nature of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Language of Mathematics, Remedial Teaching,  Evaluation and Problem of Teaching
  1. Content
  1. Materials: Materials of daily use
  2. Food: Components of food, Sources of food and Cleaning food
  3. Natural Phenomena
  4. The World of the Living
  5. Moving Things, Ideas and People
  6. Natural Resources
  7. How things work:
  • Magnets
  • Electric current and circuits
  1. Pedagogical Issues
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Innovation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Aims & objectives/ Natural Science
  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Discovery/ Experiment/Observation (Method of Science)
  • Problems
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Evaluation - cognitive/ affective/ psychomotor
  • Social Sciences/ Social Studies –

Content (40 MCQs)

Pedagogical Issues (20 MCQs)

History

  • When, Where and How
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The Earliest Societies
  • Early States
  • The First Cities
  • The First Empire
  • New Ideas
  • Political Developments
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Culture and Science
  • Architecture
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Social Change
  • Creation of an Empire
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Regional Cultures
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • Rural Life and Society
  • India After Independence
  • Women and reform
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • Social Studies/ Concept & Nature of Social Science
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Projects Work
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Sources - Primary & Secondary
  • Evaluation
  • Developing Critical thinking

Geography

  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Air
  • Water
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  • Agriculture
 

Social and Political Life

  • Government
  • Diversity
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised Making a Living
  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Democracy
  • The Judiciary
  • Understanding Media
  • The Constitution
  • Unpacking Gender
  • Parliamentary Government
 

7. Application Process for CTET 2020

The submission of application form for CTET 2020 started from 24th January. Candidates are advised to visit the official website and fill in the online application form. www.ctet.nic.in is the authorised website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test.

The methods of submission of CTET 2020 online application form include 6 important steps. They are –

#1 Step: Visit the official website

#2 Step: Click “Apply Online”

#3 Step: Provide full particulars, fill in the online form and submit. Note down Application No./ Registration No.

#4 Step: Upload documents including Signature, Photograph, etc. (scanned images)

#5 Step: Remit payment via net banking and credit card/ debit card

#6 Step: Take out the print for future reference

Application Fee:

Category

For Paper I or Paper II

For Both Paper I & II

SC/ ST/ Physically Challenged

₹ 500/-

₹ 600/-

OBC/ General (NCL)

₹ 1,000/-

₹ 1,200/-

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8. CTET Exam Preparation Tips

Like you, thousands of aspirants are getting ready for the upcoming CTET exam. So, you have to push a little to stand out from the rest. Make sure you are well-versed with the CTET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern (as mentioned above). Understand the important topics for subjects like Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and II, Mathematics and Sciences.

  • Practice test series
  • Time management
  • Join test groups
  • Refer to good materials
  • Revise NCERT books
  • Practice sample papers
  • Mock tests
  • Attempt all questions

Download CTET 2020 Previous Year Question Papers - Click Here

9. Recommended books for CTET Exam 2020

To ace the CTET exam 2020 (that with good marks), refer to the best study materials. Books play a significant role in CTET exam preparation. Here are some recommended books for CTET 2020.

Books for Language I and II –

  • CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II by Arihant
  • Study Package for CTET by Mcgraw Hill Education
  • Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – English by Disha Publication

Books for Child Development and Pedagogy –

  • CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) by Arihant Publications
  • Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTET by Shalini Punjabi
  • A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy by Pearson Education
  • Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi) by Disha Publications

Books for Mathematics Paper I and Paper II –

  • Class Notes of Maths by Rakesh Yadav Publication
  • CTET/STETs: Paper-II by Ramesh Publishing House
  • A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy by Pearson Education

Books for Environmental Studies –

  • Environmental Studies (EVS) by WILEY
  • CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy by Arihant
  • Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies by Upkar Prakashan
  • UPTET & CTET Environmental Studies by Youth Competition Times

Books for Science –

  • CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCE by Arihant
  • CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIII by Arihant Publications
  • CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science) by Sura College of Competition
  • CTET Success Master Science by Arihant
  • CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2020 by Arihant
  • A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy by Pearson

10. CTET Exam Admit Card Date

The CTET 2020 admit card will be available at the official website of Central Teacher Eligibility Test on 20th June. Download the admit card using your Application No. or Registration No. Check it for the particular mentioned – the name of the candidate, signature, photograph and other details. In case of any discrepancy, contact CTET unit immediately for necessary corrections.

As per the official website, “The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre 90 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Candidate report at the examination centre after 9:30 AM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper-I and candidate report after 2:00 PM shall not be allowed to sit in Paper-II.”

11. CTET Exam Result Date 2020

CBSE will declare the result of CTET 2020 on 27th July. The CTET will apply to Central Government schools like NVS, KVS and Central Tibetan Schools. It is also applicable to schools under the administrative control of various Union Territories such as Chandigarh, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.

Validity: Your CTET qualifying certificate will be valid for seven (7) years from the date of result declaration.


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