Exam Conducting Body:Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
CTET 2020: Exam Date Postponed, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern
Updated On - September 08 2020 by Akriti Maurya
CTET 2020 examination has been postponed due to prevailing lockdown situation. The other notifications will be updated here once released. CTET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE), Delhi twice a year at the national level. The candidates who want to make their career in the field of teaching in Government Sector for class I to V (primary stage) and VI to VIII (elementary stage) need to score 60% and hence qualify Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Interested candidates must be senior secondary passed or should hold a graduation degree in B.Ed for primary level; whereas, for elementary level, the candidate must be B.Ed passed to be eligible to appear in the pen-paper based examination. Scroll through the complete article to know more about CTET 2020.
CTET 2020 exam date has been postponed until further notice.
The exam dates will be announced soon by the CBSE.
CTET 2020 will be conducted in 20 (Twenty) languages in 112 cities all over the country.
CTET 2020 Important Dates
Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding CTET 2020 from the below-given table:
Events and dates for CTET 2020
CTET 2020 Events
CTET 2020 Notification Date
22 January 2020
Release date for CTET 2020 Information Bulletin
23 January 2020
CTET 2020 Registration starting date
24 January 2020
CTET 2020 Application Form Last Date
09 March 2020
Last date to pay the application fee
17 March 2020
Approach Deputy Secretary if confirmation page not generated
17 to 24 March 2020
Correction window for CTET 2020 begins from
19-16 March 2020
Issuance of CTET 2020 admit card starts from
Third week of June 2020
CTET 2020 exam date
05 July 2020 Postponed
CTET Result date 2020
within 6 weeks of conducting CTET exam
CTET 2020 Admit Card
CTET 2020 Admit Card will be available soon on the CTET official website. The candidates need to download the admit card from the official website and enter their registration number, date of birth to download their admit card. Please read the below-given points regarding details
Applicants must immediately contact the CTET unit for necessary corrections if any discrepancy is found in admit card regarding particulars of the candidate, photograph, and signature or any other information vary from the confirmation page.
In case the confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Joint Secretary, CTET Unit.
The candidates need to report at the Exam Centre 90 minutes before the start of the examination. Candidate reporting after 9:30 AM will not be allowed to sit in Paper 1 and candidate reporting after 2:00 PM will not be allowed to sit in Paper 2.
Applicants must carry the hall ticket to the exam hall.
Must retain it untill the recruitment process gets over.
CTET 2020 Exam Schedule
CBSE is conducting the CTET 2020 exam as per schedule. Tentative exam date is available at the official website. Candidates must follow strict timing on exam day. CTET 2020 exam schedule is provided below.
CTET Exam Schedule
Entry to exam centre
Admit card checking
09:00 AM to 09:15 AM
01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Question paper distribution
Break the seal of question paper to take out the answer sheet
Last entry in the center
CTET 2020 Syllabus
The whole CTET 2020 syllabus for both papers comprises of almost similar topics. The various broad topics in CTET consists of:
First and foremost candidates must be well thorough with the concepts and logic from NCERT (class 5 to 10) and basic teacher training books. Once the candidate is well versed with these books then they can follow with the books mentioned below for better preparation:
Important Books for CTET 2020
Name of the Book
Author Name / Publisher
Crack CTET Paper 1 Guide & Practice Workbook (Class 1 – 5 teachers)
A Complete Resource for CTET: English and Pedagogy Language 1
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)
English Language Pedagogy
CTET Practice Workbook Paper 1 (10 Solved + 10 Mock papers) 5th Edition
10 year-wise CTET Paper 1 Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English Edition
10 year-wise CTET Paper 2 (Social Science/Studies) Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English Edition
CBSE will open the online correction window for CTET Application Form on 19 March 2020. This facility will last until the third week of May 2020(tentatively). Successfully registered candidates can make some changes in their application form such as they can update, add, or rectify mistakes if done during CTET registration. In correction, candidates cannot increase the number of papers they had applied for. Applicants can make corrections in fields such as their name, Guardian’s Name, Date of Birth and their Category, etc.
CTET 2020 Application Form
CTET 2020 Application Form date has been extended until 09 March 2020. The application form was released on 24 January 2020. Interested candidates are advised to apply before the last date to avoid the last-minute rush. The candidates need to follow the below-given steps to fill the CTET application form:
Firstly, the candidates need to go to the official website.
In the registration part, the candidates need to fill all the details asked in the application form such as personal and educational qualification details.
Uploading the scanned photograph (4 KB -100 KB) and signature (1 KB- 25 KB) in the JPG file format is the next step.
Paying the application fee online is the next step. Application fees can be paid through credit card, debit card, net banking, or e-challan.
The candidate must get a print out of Confirmation Page along with a candidate copy of e-Challan (if fee paid through Syndicate or Canara e-Challan) for record and future reference.
CTET registration date is extended from 02 March 2020 to 09 March 2020.
CTET 2020 Application Fee
CTET 2020 application fee details category-wise is as follows:
CTET 2020 Application Fees
Only Paper I or II
Both Paper I & II
Mode of Payment
Remittance through e-Challan by depositing the prescribed fee in CTET Exam Fee Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank. – Payment by Syndicate Bank e-Challan – Payment by Canara Bank e-Challan
By Online-mode (Payment by Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking).
NOTE: In case, the confirmation page is not generated after depositing the requisite fees, the candidate should approach the Joint Secretary (CTET) of CBSE. Candidates have to come along with proof of payment of fee i.e. candidate copy of EChallan if payment made through e-Challan.
Candidate must score at least 50% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent examination. Should have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
Candidate must score at least 45% marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), by the NCTE.
Candidate must have passed Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks. Must be passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).
Candidate must score 50% marks (at least) in Senior Secondary or its equivalent. Must be passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
Candidates must be graduated with at least 50% marks in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).
The one who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution will be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as a primary teacher.
For Classes VI to VII: Elementary Stage
Candidates who graduated and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
Candidate must score 50% marks (at least) in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
Candidate must score 45% marks (minimum) in graduation. Passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
Candidate must be passed Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).
Candidate must score At least 50% marks in Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
Candidates who graduated with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. The Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses specified in the NCTE Notification is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.
Relaxation in Eligibility
Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum educational qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.
School managements (Government, local bodies, government-aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., by their extant reservation policy.
Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process, however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
Validity Period of CTET Certificate
The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate will be seven (07) years from the date of result announcement. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person can again sit for the CTET exam for improvement in scores, even if he/she is qualified the same before.
Importance of CTET Certificate
Qualifying in CTET means that the candidate is eligible for teaching jobs all over India. States which don't conduct their own Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) consider CTET certification. Check out various recruitment scope after acquiring CTET certificate below.
Central government schools like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools.
Schools that are under the administrative control of UTs of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
Can also apply to unaided private schools that can opt to accept CTET.
State government or local bodies owned and managed schools, aided schools can accept state govt conducted TET. However, if state govt does not conduct TET then the CTET score can be accepted.
CTET 2020 Highlights
Candidates can check the basic information of CTET 2020 entrance exam given below:
Candidates those who want to make their career in the field of teaching in Government Sector must qualify CTET 2020 exam.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India. CBSE is all set to conduct the 14th Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) on 05 June June 2020. CBSE has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum. There are approximately 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE.
Stay connected for more updates regarding CTET 2020.
CTET Important Dates
CTET 2020 Form Date
24 Jan - 09 Mar 2020
19 Mar - 26 Mar 2020
CTET 2020 Exam Date
26 Sep 2020 (Tentative)
Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam Pattern
2 hours 30 minutes
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Instructions:Paper 1 for Primary Stage (Classes I to V). It consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics.
2 hours 30 minutes
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Instructions:Paper 2 for Elementary Stage (Classes VI to VIII). It consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics/science, social studies
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: How many times CTET is held in a year in 2019?
Ques 2: Is B.Ed compulsory for CTET?
Ques 3: What is CTET exam?
Ques 4: CTET is valid for how many years?
Ques 5: How to edit CTET application form?
Ques 6: What is the maximum age of CTET?
Ques 7: Can we take the CTET exam before the completion of graduation?
Ques 8: How can I correct my CTET form 2020?
Ques 9: Can I appear for paper-I and -II in different cycles of the exam?
Ques 10: Will CBSE or CTET unit give me job if I clear the exam?
Ques 11: What is the validity of CTET eligibility certificate?
Ques 12: What are the qualifying marks for CTET?
Form Start Date:
24 Jan 2020
Form End Date:
09 Mar 2020
The last date to submit the form was on 09 Mar 2020