CTET

CTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Exam Date: 26 Sep 2020 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Date: 26 Sep 2020

CTET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • 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.

Latest Updates

  • 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 EventsImportant Dates
CTET 2020 Notification Date22 January 2020
Release date for CTET 2020 Information Bulletin23 January 2020
CTET 2020 Registration starting date24 January 2020
CTET 2020 Application Form Last Date09 March 2020
Last date to pay the application fee17 March 2020
Approach Deputy Secretary if confirmation page not generated17 to 24 March 2020
Correction window for CTET 2020 begins from19-16 March 2020
Issuance of CTET 2020 admit card starts fromThird week of June 2020
CTET 2020 exam date05 July 2020 Postponed
CTET Result date 2020within 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
Exam ActivitiesPaper 1Paper 2
Entry to exam centre08:00 AM12:30 PM
Admit card checking09:00 AM to 09:15 AM01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Question paper distribution09:15 AM01:45 PM
Break the seal of question paper to
take out the answer sheet
09:25 AM01:55 PM
Last entry in the center09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test start09:30 AM02:00 PM
Test end12:00 Noon04:30 PM

 

CTET 2020 Syllabus

The whole CTET 2020 syllabus for both papers comprises of almost similar topics. The various broad topics in CTET consists of:
Paper 1 Broad TopicsPaper 2 Broad topics
Child development and PedagogyChild development and Pedagogy
Language 1Language 1
Language 2Language 2
MathematicsMathematics
Environmental StudiesScience
 Social Studies or Social Science
Candidates can Download the CTET 2020 Syllabus PDF to know the further classification of topics in detail.

Important Books for CTET 2020 Preparation

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 BookAuthor Name / Publisher
Crack CTET Paper 1 Guide & Practice Workbook (Class 1 – 5 teachers)Disha Experts
A Complete Resource for CTET: English and Pedagogy Language 1Geeta Sahni
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Experts
English Language PedagogyDr. N.Devanki
CTET Practice Workbook Paper 1 (10 Solved + 10 Mock papers) 5th EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 1 Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 2 (Social Science/Studies) Solved Papers (2011 – 2018) – English EditionDisha Experts
10 year-wise CTET Paper 2 (Mathematics & Science) Solved Papers (2011 – 2018)Disha Experts

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates should go through the detailed information on CTET 2020 Exam pattern. Paper wise, section-wise questions and marks distribution are mentioned below in tables:

Paper-1: Class I to V Section-wise questions and marks distribution
SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy(Compulsory)3030
Language I(Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150
Paper-2: Class 6 to 8 Section-wise questions and marks distribution:
SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy(Compulsory)3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II(Compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)6060
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)6060
Total150150
Note:
  • For any other exam candidates will have to choose either mathematics and science or social studies/social science.
  • The candidate will have to give both Paper 1 as well as Paper 2 if they wish to become the teacher for both the levels.

Candidate can download the CTET 2020 Notification PDF

CTET Application Form Correction 2020

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.
  • Then the candidates have to click the “CTET July 2020 Application Form” option to register.
  • 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
CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General/OBC Rs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/PwDRs.500/- Rs.600/-
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.

CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for CTET 2020.
Age: There is no age limit set for this exam.
 For Classes I to V: Primary Stage
  • 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).

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • 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).

OR

  • 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).

OR

  • 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).

OR

  • Candidate must score 50% marks (at least) in graduation and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidate must score 45% marks (minimum) in graduation. Passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • 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).

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • Candidates who graduated with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

OR

  • 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.

Candidates can download the CTET 2020 Information Brochure Pdf

CTET 2020 Qualifying Marks

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.
  • CBSE Schools

CTET 2020 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information of CTET 2020 entrance exam given below:

Exam Name

CTET 2020

Conducting Body
Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi
Level

National Level

Course

For Teachers

CTET Official website

https://ctet.nic.in/

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
Candidates those who want to make their career in the field of teaching in Government Sector must qualify CTET 2020 exam.

About CBSE

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.

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CTET Important Dates

TitleDates
CTET 2020 Form Date24 Jan - 09 Mar 2020
Application Correction19 Mar - 26 Mar 2020
CTET 2020 Exam Date26 Sep 2020 (Tentative)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

150

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---1501150

Instructions:Paper 1 for Primary Stage (Classes I to V). It consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

150

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---1501150

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

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Form Start Date:

24 Jan 2020

Form End Date:

09 Mar 2020

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