CTET Exam 2020: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

CTET Exam

The CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance exam for the teaching job. The Government of India introduced the CTET exam in 2011 to improve the quality of education in schools and meet the goals of free education for children under the Education Act effectively. Under the NCTE (National Council of Teachers Education) notification sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE, the CTET exam is now mandatory to get the government jobs in the schools for teaching students from class 1st to class 8th. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam.

CTET 2019 Exam Latest Notification: The CBSE has extended the last date to fill in CTET 2020 online application form till 9th March. It has further been extended from 2nd March due to some administrative reasons. Interested and eligible candidates can visit the official website of CTET, provide correct details, remit the application fees and take a printout of the confirmation page. The last date to pay the application fees has also been extended till 13th March 2020.

“Schedule of CTET July 2020 has been revised. Last date of submission of online application is 09 March 2020 up to 23:59. Last date of submission of fee is 13 March 2020 before 15:30hrs”, the official website reads.

CTET Exam Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

Paper Language

Hindi and English

Type of Questions

Objective Type Questions

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Type

National Level

Age Limit

Minimum Age- 18 Years

Maximum Age- No Limit

CTET Previous 5 Years Solved Papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2) Get it Now


CTET Exam 2020 Important Dates

As per the official updates, the CTET 2020 exam will be commenced on 05th July. Here is the comprehensive schedule for other CTET 2020 exam events:

CTET 2020 Events

Important Dates (Announced)

Online application submission starts

24th January 2020

Last date to submit the form

9th March 2020

Last date to remit fee online

13th March 2020

Admit card to be issued

20th June 2020

Exam to be held

5th July 2020

Result to be declared

27th July 2020

CTET 2020 Exam Date - 05th July 2020

Date of Exam

Paper

Timing

Duration

05-07-2020 (Sunday)

Paper I

09.30 am to Noon

2:30 hours

05-07-2020 (Sunday)

Paper II

02.00 pm to 04:30 pm

2:30 hours

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CTET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


CTET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The CTET Exam is conducted both in English as well as in the Hindi languages. The score of the CTET Exam remains valid for 7 years from the date of announcement of the result.

Recommended Books for CTET Paper I and Paper II - click here

A candidate can appear for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both. The exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the CTET Exam is different. The duration of the Paper-1 & Paper-2 is 150 minutes.

Distribution of Marks and questions in Paper-1 (Primary Stage Teacher - For class I-V):

Paper-I Subject

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1 (mandatory)

30

30

Language -2 (mandatory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Total

150

150

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Distribution of Marks and questions in Paper-2 (Elementary Stage Teacher - For class VI-VIII):

Paper-II Subject

Number of questions

Marks

Language -1 (compulsory)

30

30

Language -2 (compulsory)

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Science and Mathematics ( for Science & Maths teacher)

Or

Social Studies/ Social Science (for SST teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

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CBSE CTET 2018 Paper-1 & Paper-2 Official Syllabus –Click here to download



CTET Exam 2020 Eligibility

CTET Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2020 is 18 years, but there is no maximum age limit.

Educational Qualification

Education qualification for primary stage teacher (class 1st to 5th) is different from the education qualification required for the upper primary stage teacher (5th to 8th).

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming a primary teacher for class 1st to 5th

  • A candidate should have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks. A candidate with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • In accordance with the NCTE (Regulation norms and Procedure) Act, the candidate should have passed the Senior Secondary or equivalent with minimum 45%marks in aggregate. A Candidate with 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education either passed, or appearing is also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 years of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 years Diploma in Special Education.
  • A graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

Minimum Educational Qualification required for becoming an elementary teacher for class 6th to 8th

  • A Graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A Graduate candidate with 50 % marks in aggregate and having B.Ed. of 1 year, passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • In accordance with the NCTE (Regulation norms and Procedure) Act, the candidate should be Graduate with 45% marks and have a B.Ed. of 1 year, passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 4 years of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, either passed or appearing is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • A candidate with 50% marks in Senior Secondary or equivalent and having 2 years Diploma in Special Education.
  • A graduate candidate with 2 years Diploma in elementary education is also eligible to apply for the exam.

CTET Exam 2020 Application Process

The CTET 2020 application process is being carried out online. If you have not applied yet, visit the official website of CTET www.ctet.nic.in to complete the process. CBSE has extended the last date to fill in online application form till 9th March 2020.

Pre-requisites Documents/Files

  • Scanned images of your recent photograph and signature in JPG format only.
  • A copy of class 10th certificate.
  • Internet banking, debit/credit card details for fee payment.

Step by Step CTET 2020 Application Process -

  • Visit the official website of CTET.
  • Click on the “Online Registration for CTET July 2020 exam” button located at the bottom of the home-page.
  • You will be re-directed to the registration page.
  • Click on ‘PROCEED TO APPLY ONLINE’ button.
  • Read the instructions and click on ‘PROCEED TO APPLY ONLINE’ button.
  • Complete the authentication form and ‘Submit’ the details. Here you need to enter the details of your identification document.
  • Now enter the details for registration. Once the registration is complete, you will receive a registration ID and password.
  • Use the ID and password to log in through the registration page.
  • Complete the application form, upload the required documents, and make fee payment.
  • Once the fee payment is successful, take a print out of the ‘Confirmation Page’. Candidates are not required to send the confirmation to the CTET unit.

Note:

  1. It is mandatory for candidates to provide their previous CTET roll numbers (for last 3 attempts) if they have appeared for the CTET exam earlier.
  2. Information filled in the application form for CTET exam need to be same as mentioned in the Class 10 Board exam.

CTET 2020 Application Fee -

No application form will be accepted by CBSE (exam conducting authority) without the application fee. Once paid, the application fee will not be refunded. The last date for application fee submission is 27th February 2020.

Category of

Candidate

Application fee for

Both Paper 1 and Paper 2

Application fee for

Paper 1 or Paper 2

General/OBC Candidate

₹ 1200/-

₹ 700/-

SC/ST/Differently abled person

₹ 600/-

₹ 350/-

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Mode of Payment of Application Fee -

  • Application fee can be paid online through Net Banking/ Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • Application fee can also be paid through E-Challan (payable at Syndicate or Canara Bank). Candidates must retain the copy of E-Challan.

Other Details

CTET 2020 Exam Admit Card

Candidates can download the CTET 2020 admit cards before commencement of the exam. The hall tickets can be downloaded from the official website by entering the log-in details such as Exam Roll Number and Password. Aspirants must note that, candidates should carry their hall ticket to the examination centre. Please read all the instructions provided on the admit card carefully. Without admit card, a candidate will not be allowed to take up the exam. Along with the admit card, it is necessary for candidates to keep one identity proof like Aadhaar card, pan card, voter card, passport, etc.

CTET Exam 2020 Result

The CTET July exam 2020 result will be uploaded at the official website within six weeks from the date of examination. Candidates can download the result by using their roll number. The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET Exam is 60%.

CTET Exam Job Opportunities

By qualifying Paper 1 of CTET exam, a candidate becomes eligible for teaching students of class 1st to class 5th and by qualifying Paper 2, a candidate can teach students of class 6th to class 8th. CTET score is applicable to:

  • Schools under the Central Government such as KVs, NVs, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.
  • Schools under the administrative control of Union Territories.
  • Schools under the State Government
  • Schools affiliated to CBSE
  • Unaided private schools have the option of considering CTET score for teacher’s recruitment.

CTET 2020 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

CTET exam is held for determining the eligibility of teachers for government teaching jobs. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the exam:

Q. When the CTET 2020 Exam will be held?

The exam is scheduled to be held on 05th July 2020.

Q. When is the last date to submit the application form for the CTET Exam 2020?

A: You can complete the online registration by visiting the official website. The last date to submit the application form for CTET 2020 is March 09.

Q. When to avail the application form for the CTET Exam?

The application form for CTET 2020 is going to be available from 24th January 2020.

Q. In how many languages the CTET Exam is conducted?

The Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English languages.

Q. What is the question pattern of CTET Exam?

CTET exam has objective type question pattern.

Q. Is there any maximum age limit for the CTET Exam?

No, there is no maximum age limit for the CTET Exam.

Q. When will be the CTET July Result 2020 announced?

As per the official update, the result will be announced within six weeks from the exam date.


6 Comments

Raghav pal - February 4, 2020REPLY

CTET july 2020 admit card kab aayega.

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

The dates are not announced yet. Candidates must keep a check on the official website.

Sk Ali - August 8, 2019REPLY

If you are preparing for CTET and others state TET Exam. Here you practice subject wise CTET and TET MCQ Question.

Cheshta sindhwani - March 2, 2019REPLY

Can a B.ED passed person fill the ctet form for 1st to 5th class? In the information it is given 2 years diploma in elementary education or 4 years elemantary education programme. And if the canfidate is not eligible to fill the form ,but on filing the application whyit is getting accepted. Please rply

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

Please note that it is only one of the eligibility criteria. Read the eligibility section carefully.

Shivani - February 27, 2019REPLY

If i have not completed my BEd exam and appearing in 2 nd year of BEd and if i cleared Ctet ,will it be considered??

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

Yes, the CTET score remains valid for seven years.

Anitha - February 8, 2019REPLY

Any degree with b.ed qualification can apply for the exam

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY

It is only one of the qualifying criteria.

Cheshta sindhwani - March 2, 2019REPLY

Then why in the eligibility for 1st to 5th it is showing 2 years diploma in elementary education or 4 years education elementary programme(B.EL.ED)is needed

Exams Planner - February 12, 2019REPLY

Yes, just check the minimum qualifying marks.

priyanka - February 8, 2019REPLY

only more 50% marks at 12 th exam will make a candidate eligible?

Exams Planner - February 12, 2019REPLY

Minimum qualifying marks are different for different categories. Check the official website for information bulletin.