CTET 2020 Application Form (Extended), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test) is a national level examination conducted to certify the eligibility of candidates to be appointed as teachers at Primary and Upper Primary levels. It is conducted twice a year in July and December. CTET 2020 July Exam will be held on July 5, 2020CTET के बारे में हिंदी में पढ़ें

    Latest: CTET Application Form 2020 last date has been extended until March 2, 2020 (11:59 PM).

    Candidates can fill CTET 2020 Application Form by visiting the official website i.e ctet.nic.in. The application fee is INR 1000 for one paper and INR 1200 for both the papers. The last day to apply for CTET July 2020 has been extended. Now candidates can fill the forms till March 2, 2020. Since CTET 2020 Eligibility criteria is different for both papers, candidates are advised to verify the same before applying for the exam.

    Each paper of CTET 2020 will be an offline test of 150 minutes duration having 150 MCQs of 1 mark each without any provision of negative marking. CTET 2020 Syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

    The exam is divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per CTET 2020 Exam Pattern, candidates aspiring to become a teacher of classes 1–5 need to take Paper 1, whereas Paper 2 is meant for those who want to become a teacher of classes 6–8. To teach students of all classes, i.e. 1-8, one needs to appear for both Paper 1 and 2.

    The qualifying marks for CTET is 60% for General category and 55% for reserved category.  Candidates scoring more than 60% marks (55% for reserved candidates) in Paper 1 or Paper 2 will be awarded Eligibility Certificate. Check CTET 2020 Cutoff

    CTET 2019 December session was held on December 8, 2019 in 110 cities at 2935 exam centers in which 28,32,120 candidates registered, 24,05,145 appeared, out of which 5,42,285 exam takers qualified the exam. 

    Download CTET July 2020 Official Notification


    Highlights of CTET 2020

    The key points about CTET 2020 July session are highlighted below:

    Exam NameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
    Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
    Exam TypeNational Level
    PurposeSelection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
    Duration of Exam2 hours 30 minutes (each paper)
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Negative MarkingNo
    Language MediumEnglish and Hindi

    Download CTET 2020 Question Papers 


    CTET 2020 Exam Dates

    CTET 2020 Exam Dates

    As per the CTET exam date trends, the schedule of exam will be as follows:-

    EventsDates (July Session)
    CTET 2020 Registration began onJanuary 24 – March 2, 2020 (11:59 PM) (Revised)
    CTET Application Fee can be paid up toMarch 5, 2020 (3:30 PM)
    Final Verification of payment of fee by CandidatesMarch 6, 2020
    CTET Application Form CorrectionMarch 17 –  24, 2020
    Availability of CTET Admit Card3rd week of June 2020 (Tentative)
    CTET 2020 Exam DateJuly 5, 2020 (Officially Announced)
    Release of CTET Answer KeysLast week of July 2020
    CTET Result DeclarationWithin 6 weeks from the date of conduct of the examination
    CTET 2020 Certificates’ DispatchAugust 2020

    Read How to Prepare for CTET 2020?

    CTET 2020 Exam Schedule

    The authorities has released the exam schedule for CTET 2020 July 

    EventsPaper IPaper II
    Date of ExaminationJuly 5, 2020July 5, 2020
    Entry in the Examination Center8:00 AM12:30 PM
    Checking of Admit Cards9:00 to 9:15 AM1:30 to 1:45 PM
    Distribution of Test Booklet9:15 AM1:45 PM
    Test Booklet to be on at9:25 AM1:55 PM
    Last Entry in the Exam Center9:30 AM2:00 PM
    Test Commences9:30 AM2:00 PM
    Test Concludes12:00 Noon4:30 PM

    CTET 2020 Eligibility

    Who Can Apply for CTET 2020?

    Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. Detailed eligibility criteria for the Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:

    CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper I

    • Candidate must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
    • Also, he/she must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education

    OR

    • Applicants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks.
    • He/she must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

    OR

    • Aspirants must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
    • They must also pass or appear in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

    OR

    • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
    • Along with it, they must have a pass certificate of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

    OR

    • A graduation degree in the relevant discipline must be acquired.
    • A certificate of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

    CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper II

    • A graduate degree in the relevant discipline must be obtained.
    • Also, the candidate must have passed or appeared in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

    OR

    • A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks must be acquired.
    • Aspirants must have completed 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

    OR

    • Graduation with at least 45% marks must be done in relevant discipline.
    • He/she must also complete a year in Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

    OR

    • Candidates must pass Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks
    • Also, they must have either passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

    OR

    • Candidates must have passed senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
    • Along with it, they must have passed or should be appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

    OR

    • Aspirants must have done graduation with at least 50% marks.
    • Also, they should have passed or appeared in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

    CTET 2020 Registration

    How to Fill CTET 2020 Application Form?

    CTET 2020 Application Form can be filled via online mode only from January 24 – March 2, 2020. The online application process includes filling the form, uploading documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.

    Steps to fill CTET 2020 Application Form are given below:

    Step 1: CTET 2020 Registration 

    • Visit the official website, ctet.nic.in
    • Click on “Apply for CTET 2020”
    • Enter personal details in the form, as mentioned in the class 10 certificate.
    • Choose any 3 exam centers, preferred language and paper option
    • Fill academic, communication and other required details and enter security text.

    Step 2: Uploading Photograph and Signature

    • Once done, upload the photograph in the prescribed format and in jpeg format.
    • Upload the signature in jpeg format.

    Step 3: Pay CTET 2020 Application Fee

    • After the uploading of images, automatically redirected to the fee payment page
    • Choose the payment option; whether online or through e-challan
    • For online payment, select payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking)
    • For offline payment, download the e-challan and deposit the fee in Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank.

    Step 4: Print Confirmation Page

    • A preview of the final page will be displayed on the screen.
    • Print it for record and future processes.
    • Hard copy must not be sent to CTET office.

    CTET 2020 Application Fee

    • Candidates can make the payment by both online and offline modes.
    • Applicants can refer to the below-mentioned fee according to the category they belong to.
    PaperGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD
    Only Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 1000INR 500
    Both PapersINR 1200INR 600

    CTET 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

    CTET 2020 Admit Cards will tentatively be released on June 20, 2020 at the official website. Particulars on the admit card should match the details given on the confirmation page. Candidates are advised to check all details on the admit card for any discrepancies and report to the authority regarding any corrections.

    1. Visit the official website of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
    2. Click on the tab “Admit Card”
    3. Enter Registration Number and Password
    4. Click on submit after verifying the details on it
    5. Download and print CTET 2020 Admit Card

    CTET 2020 Admit Card is a necessary document to be brought to the exam hall along with a photo ID proof. ID proof may be any of the following:

    • PAN Card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Passport
    • Driving Licence
    • Voter ID Card

    CTET 2020 Exam Centers

    • During the filling of the application form, candidates are asked to fill in 4 preferences for exam centers.
    • CTET 2020 provided candidates with centers possible at every major location of India.
    • Exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance. Given below are 112 CTET 2020 Exam Cities that candidates were to opt for:


    CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

    CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

    CTET exam consists of 2 papers – Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)

    • Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5.
    • Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach students from classes 6 to 8.
    • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark while negative marking scheme will not be applicable for the exam. Candidates can refer to the below table for CTET Exam Pattern highlights:
    ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2
    Exam ModeOffline (pen-paper based)Offline (pen-paper based)
    Duration150 Minutes150 Minutes
    Section5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies)4 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies)
    No. of Question150150
    Marks150150
    Negative MarkingNoNo
    Medium of examEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi

    Check Preparation Tips for CTET


    CTET 2020 Syllabus

    CTET 2020 Syllabus

    CTET Paper 1 is for aspirants of Primary Stage Teachers and Paper 2 is for aspirants of Elementary Stage Teachers. Candidates can also appear for both the papers.

    • Paper 1 Syllabus comprises Child Development and Pedagogy.
    • Wherein it focuses on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11.
    • Language section will contain comprehension, language development, and unseen passages.

    Check Complete CTET 2020 Syllabus

    • Paper 2 Syllabus comprises 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years.
    • Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science and Social Science are the other four sections.
    • Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.

    CTET 2020 Important Books

    Books for CTET 2020 Preparation

    CTET 2020 July session is expected to be highly competitive sighting the speculated changes and applicants waiting for CTET 2020 Notification. Here are some of the books listed to assist you in better Preparation for CTET 2020.

    CTET important books

    Books for Child Pedagogy and Development Section

    Book namePublisherISBN
    A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and PedagogyPearson Education9332541302
    Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTETBy Shalini Punjabi (Disha Publications)9385576550
    CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Publications9311130737
    Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi)Disha publications9382961224

    Important Books for CTET Language I and Language II

    Book namePublisherISBN
    Study Package for CTETMcgraw Hill Education9789339218171
    Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – EnglishDisha Publication938584640X
    CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & IIARIHANT9789311121673

    Recommended Books for CTET Mathematics

    Book namePublisherISBN
    CTET Central Teachers Eligibility Test CBSE Syllabus Teachers from Classes VI to VIII Mathematics & ScienceSura College of Competition8172544294
    Class Notes of MathsRakesh Yadav Publication8193209451
    A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and PedagogyPearson Education9332575150
    CTET/STETs: Paper-IIRamesh Publishing House9350121662

    Important Books for CTET Environmental Studies

    Book namePublisherISBN
    CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & PedagogyArihant9311130788
    Environmental Studies (EVS)WILEY9788126561988
    UPTET & CTET ENVIRONMENTAL StudiesYouth Competition TimesB01M613OP9
    Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental StudiesUpkar Prakashan9789350133378

    Best Books for preparation of CTET Science 

    Book namePublisherISBN
    CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIIIArihant Publications931113080X
    CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science)Sura College of Competition
    CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCEArihant Publications9789385873621
    CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017Arihant publications9311121525
    CTET Success Master ScienceArihant Publications9312140221
    A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and PedagogyPearson9332575142

    Best Books for CTET Social Science

    Book namePublisherISBN
    CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper II: Social Science Teacher Selection (For Class VI - VIII)Access Publishing938345461X
    15 Practice Sets CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II Social Studies/Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIIIArihant9311121592
    Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2017: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete SolutionsWiley8126565578
    CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2017Arihant9311121525

    How to Check CTET 2020 Result?

    • CTET Result for July 2020 will tentatively be declared at the official website on July 27, 2020.
    • Answer Keys for both the papers will be released in third week of July 2020.
    • CTET 2020 Eligibility Certificate can be downloaded from the digi-locker.

    Steps to Check CTET Result is as follows:

    1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e. ctet.net.in
    2. Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2020
    3. Click the link and enter the roll number
    4. The result will appear on the screen
    5. Download and print for future use.

    CTET Eligibility Certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration for all category candidates. There is no limitation on the number of times one can apply for CTET. Candidates can re-appear for the exam to improve their scores. In case one loses their Mark Statement or Eligibility Certificate, they can get a duplicate copy by paying an amount of INR 200 in favor of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at Delhi.


    CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

    The previous years’ question papers for CTET 2020 will help candidates to get a fair idea of the type of questions, marking scheme, nature of the exam and difficulty level. CTET is conducted in offline mode, however, it is speculated that from this year onwards, the exam will see some major changes and will go online completely.

    Check CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

    However, the basic aim of the exam will remain intact and candidates will get a hang of the exam as they solve previous year CTET Question Papers.

    Paper I/ IIQuestion Papers
    Paper-IDownload
    Paper-IIDownload

    CTET 2020 Qualifying Marks

    CTET 2020 Qualifying marks is the score that candidates must score in order to clear the exam. Only candidates who qualify the test will be awarded CTET Eligibility Certificate. The qualifying marks varies for different categories. Reserved category candidates are given 5% relaxation in the qualifying marks. 

    CategoryQualifying PercentageQualifying Marks
    General60%90
    SC/ST/OBC55%82.5

    CTET 2020 Cutoff

    CTET 2020 Cutoff for July session will be released after the declaration of results. Meanwhile, candidates can check the cutoff for CTET December 2019 session:

    CategoryCTET Cutoff
    General90
    OBC82.5
    SC82.5
    ST82.5

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CTET 2020 FAQs

    Ques: How many times CTET exam is conducted in a year?

    Ans: The exam is conducted 2 times in a year. It is conducted in the months of July and December. There is no limit on the number of attempts for this exam. Candidates can appear for CTET exam as many times as they want. Moreover, there is no age limit that means candidates can take the test at any age.

    Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for CTET?

    Ans: Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. The eligibility criteria for the Primary stage and Elementary stage are different.

    Ques: What is the validity of CTET eligibility certificate?

    Ans: CTET eligibility certificate is valid for a period of seven years starting from the date of announcement of result. Candidates should score 60 percent or above marks in the exam in order to be considered as CTET pass. Know More CTET Cut Off

    Ques: I have already cleared my CTET exam. Can I apply again for the exam?

    Ans: Yes, you can apply. There is no maximum or minimum limit to appear for the exam. Both qualified or non-qualified candidates can appear for the exam every year without any restrictions. All the eligible candidates can apply for the exam. 

    Ques: How can I get the exam center of my choice for CTET?

    Ans: CTET exam centers are allotted as per the city preferences mentioned by the candidate in his/her application form. The authorities provide the exam center within the cities mentioned by the candidates. Know More CTET 2020 Exam Centers

    Ques: What is the major syllabus for CTET 2020?

    Ans: CTET 2020 syllabus comprises important topics from subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, CTET Language-I & Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Sciences. Check Detailed CTET 2020 Syllabus

    Ques: What is the marking scheme for CTET Paper I & II?

    Ans: No negative marking will be there in the paper. The detailed marking scheme for both paper is provided below:

    Paper I – Marking Scheme

    SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
    Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
    Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
    Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
    Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
    Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
    Total150 Questions150 Marks

    Paper II – Marking Scheme

    SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
    Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
    Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
    Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
    Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies 60 MCQs60 Marks
    Total150 MCQs150 Marks

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    RACHANA NITIN JAIN

    I HAVE PASSED 12 WITH 62%GRADUATION WITH 49.57% MA WITH 48% B.EDwith 60.78% can i apply

    19 Feb, 2020 13:17
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rachana, yes, you are eligible for this exam. You can check other eligibility criteria of the exam in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    19 Feb, 2020 15:40
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    Chandrima Saha

    I have passed 12 with 42% and graduations with 40 % and MA 51.75% but in B.Ed. with 75% can i apply for CTET

    18 Feb, 2020 15:58
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Chandrima, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    18 Feb, 2020 17:25
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    Kavya Kavya

    I have passed master degree can I apple

    18 Feb, 2020 13:11
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kavya, sorry but you cannot apply for this exam as candidate must have pursued either B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed or any other teacher training course along with graduation/post graduation course. You can check other eligibility criteria in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    18 Feb, 2020 14:49
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    Suba Ammu

    Hello sir, As I completed B. Sc computer science., b. Ed. Is it eligible for applying ctet. I have doubt because is computer science major is eligible for paper 2 exam???. Plz reply me sir

    12 Feb, 2020 13:14
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Suba, yes, you are eligible for this course provided you have scored at least 55% in graduation. Also, you can check the eligibility criteria of this exam in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    12 Feb, 2020 13:50
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    Ritika Rawat

    I have passed 12 with 65 percent and BBA with 75 percent can i apply for part 1 test?

    12 Feb, 2020 08:36
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ritika, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidate must be at least in first year of B.Ed or any other teaching course recognized by NCTE. You can check the eligibility criteria in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    12 Feb, 2020 11:15
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    Geethanjali

    Hii.i did masters in botany..nw am doing b ed.1sem completed.can i apply for the exam?

    11 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Geethanjali, yes, you are eligible for this exam provided you have scored at least 55% in graduation. You can check other Eligibility Criteria of the exam from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    11 Feb, 2020 17:06
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    CHHAYA DEHARIYA

    Age limit for paper 1

    07 Feb, 2020 17:41
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Chhaya, candidate must be 17 years old while appearing in the exam. However, there is no upper age limit to appear in CTET exam.

    07 Feb, 2020 17:51
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    P BISWAJIT KUMAR

    I am doing BliSc, can i apply for CTET 2020?

    30 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Biswajit, candidates applying for this exam must have done graduation along with B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed. Thus, at present, you are not eligible for CTET.

    01 Feb, 2020 11:06
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    ankit kumar

    dear,sir maine 2019 mai 12th pass ki hai. or is time mai bcom (hons) 1st year mai hu. kya mai ye exam de sakta hu..

    29 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ankit, no, you are not eligible to appear in CTET as per current qualification. You can check the eligibility criteria in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    29 Jan, 2020 11:25
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    Kanika

    My wife is B ed .. is she eligible for CTET exam...

    28 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kanika, yes, she can apply for CTET exam.

    28 Jan, 2020 12:33

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