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CTET 2019 Registration (Extended), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Cutoff

Updated On - September 18th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test) is a national level examination conducted to certify eligibility of candidates to be appointed as teachers at Primary and Upper Primary level. It is conducted twice a year in July and December. CTET 2019 December Exam will be held on December 8, 2019. CTET के बारे में हिंदी में पढ़ें

Latest: CTET 2019 Registration Deadline for December session extended till September 25, 2019. Apply Now!

  • Candidates must fulfil CTET Eligility Criteria laid down by CBSE.  
  • The exam is conducted in two papers. Paper 1 is to become primary teacher while Paper 2 is to become elementary teacher. Check CTET Exam Pattern
  • The syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 and 2, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Science. Read Complete Syllabus 
  • Owing to the boost in number of registrations in July session, CBSE has decided to conduct the exam in 110 cities across India.  
  • The qualifying marks in CTET is 60% for General category and 55% for reserved category candidates. Check CTET Cutoff 
  • Candidates scoring more than 60% marks in Paper 1 or Paper 2 will be awarded with CTET Eligibility Certificate.

CTET 2019 July session was held on July 7, 2019 in 97 cities across India. A record 23 lakh candidates took the exam, out of 29,22,227 registered applicants.​

Download CTET December 2019 Notification

Highlights of CTET 2019

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 2019 Sample Papers

CTET 2019 Exam Dates

As per the CBSE notification regarding CTET 2019, the schedule of exam will be as follows:-

EventDate (December Session)
CTET 2019 Registration began onAugust 19, 2019
Last day to fill CTET 2019 Application FormSeptember 18 September 25, 2019 (Extended)
CTET Application Fee can be paid uptoSeptember 23 September 30, 2019 (Before 03.30 PM)
Availability of CTET Admit CardNovember 10, 2019 (tentative)
CTET 2019 Exam DateDecember 8, 2019 
CTET Result DeclarationJanuary 15, 2020 (tentative)
CTET 2019 Certificates’ DispatchFebruary, 2020

Read How to Prepare for CTET?

Who Can Apply for CTET 2019?

Aspirants are required to check CTET 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 Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. They are as follows:

CTET 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 appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education


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


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


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


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

CTET Eligibility for Paper II

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


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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 final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.


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

How to Fill CTET 2019 Application Form?

CTET 2019 Application Form can be filled via online mode only. The last date to apply for the exam is September 25, 2019. The online application process includes filling the form, uploading of documents, payment of fees and printing the confirmation page.

Steps to fill CTET 2019 Application Form are given below:

Step 1 – Filling Application Form

  • Visit the official website,
  • Click on “Apply for CTET 2019”
  • 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 – Paying CTET 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 a record and future processes.
  • Hard copy must not be sent to CTET office.

CTET 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.
Only Paper 1 or Paper 2INR 700INR 350
Both PapersINR 1200INR 600

CTET 2019 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

CTET 2019 Admit Card will release on November 10, 2019 on 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 official website of CTET i.e.
  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 2019 Admit Card

CTET 2019 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 2019 Exam Centers

  • During the filling of application form, candidates will be asked to fill in 3 preferences for exam centers.
  • CTET 2019 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 110 CTET Exam Cities that candidates were to opt for:

CTET 2019 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 (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies)4 (Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory), Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher), Social Studies/Social Science)
No. of Question150150
Negative MarkingNoNo
Medium of examEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi

CTET Previous Year Question Papers

The previous years’ question papers for CTET 2019 will help candidates to get a fair idea of the type of questions, marking scheme, nature of the exam and difficulty level. Till 2016, CTET was 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.

CheckCTET Previous Year 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 PapersAnswer Keys

Books for CTET 2019 Preparation

CTET 2019 December session is expected to be highly competitive sighting the speculated changes and applicants waiting for CTET 2019 Notification. Here are some of the books listed to assist you in better Preparation for CTET 2019.

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

CTET 2019 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 TET 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 other four sections.
  • Language 1 and Language 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.

How to Check CTET 2019 Result?

  • CTET Result for December 2019 will declare on the official website in the month of January, 2020.
  • Answer Key for both the papers will be released before the declaration of the result.
  • CTET Certificate is generated and sent by Speed Post to candidates securing more than 60% marks in the test.

Steps to Check CTET Result is as follows:

CTET Exam 2019

  1. Go to the official page of CTET i.e.
  2. Search for the tab ‘CTET Result 2019
  3. Click the link and enter the registration number and password (if required)
  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 Qualifying Marks

CTET 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

CTET Cutoff

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

CategoryCTET Cutoff

*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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Mere B.a B.ed complete h B.a main 49.33%kya main ctet ka from kr sktha hu. Level 2

19 Sep, 2019 18:32
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

20 Sep, 2019 16:30

Thanks sir

20 Sep, 2019 17:42
Shobhna Chaturvedi

All the best!

20 Sep, 2019 17:45
Jyotsna banavali

My running age is 45,i will do exam

19 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jyotsna, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates appearing for CTET must not be more than 30 years of age.

19 Sep, 2019 10:58

Since last few dys I am stuck at the payment level in filling the online form. The payment site is not opening. Please help in getting the payment done. Also if possible please suggest where I can download E Challan fom so that I can depost the examination fees at banks diectly Thanks Koel Basu Das

16 Sep, 2019 23:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Koel, kindly refer the Information Bulletin on CTET 2020 from here to know the desired information.

17 Sep, 2019 13:16
Ribin Gibo

Since back 9 days ago, I tried to Fill the Application Form Dec 2019 but i can't Submit my Application form it shows error, sometime shows Site block. Sir Please Kindly help on this issue otherwise time is ran out for the Fill up. Thanks

16 Sep, 2019 14:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ribin, you can try filling the application form now.

16 Sep, 2019 17:12

hi can i apply for CTET , i completed my gradution and passed B.ED 1st year

15 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Suchitra, you can apply for the exam only if you have scored at least 55% (50% if SC/ST candidate) in graduation.

18 Sep, 2019 15:37
Raushan Roy

I have done electronics and b.ed can I apply ctet exam

12 Sep, 2019 23:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

13 Sep, 2019 11:54
Geeta Rajesh Gupta

Hi, i have done my B.A. with 46.6%, M.A with 64%, am i eligible for B.ed?

12 Sep, 2019 13:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Geeta, this depends on the college/university in which you want to pursue admission in B.Ed as the percentage criteria may vary according to the college. However, as per the qualification, you are eligible to apply for admission in B.Ed.

12 Sep, 2019 14:41
Geeta Rajesh Gupta

Thanks a lot

13 Sep, 2019 09:25
Shobhna Chaturvedi

All the best!

13 Sep, 2019 10:22

if someone had a degree of B.ED, can he apply for the paper I?

12 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sarath, on having B.Ed degree, candidate can apply for Paper 1 as well as Paper 2. You can check other Eligibility Criteria in detail from here.

12 Sep, 2019 12:47
Pradnya Solanke

Sir I Have Completed my Graduation with 46.07 % and i Have Completed my B.ed with 69.06 can i apply for CTET

07 Sep, 2019 13:51
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

07 Sep, 2019 14:28
Pradnya Solanke

thank you Mam @ Shobhna Chaturvedi

07 Sep, 2019 14:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

All the best!

07 Sep, 2019 14:45
Geeta Rajesh Gupta

hi Pradnya, would you please clear me that on which qualification you took admission in B.ed, because same in b.a. i got the marks and trying get admission in b.ed. Please reply.

12 Sep, 2019 13:24
Prity Sureka

How can I apply for this exam?

06 Sep, 2019 14:37
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Prity, you can check the Admission Procedure of the exam from here.

06 Sep, 2019 16:50

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