CTET Cutoff 2020: Check Expected & Previous Years' Cutoffs

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    CTET Cutoff 2020: CBSE will release the cutoff of CTET July 2020 in the month of July 2020. Candidates will have to visit the official portal-ctet.nic.in to check the category-wise cutoff. 

    • The cutoff is released along with the declaration of CTET Result 2020.  
    • The qualifying marks for general/ EWS category is 90 and 82.5 for OBC/ SC/ ST categories.
    • In the CTET December 2019 session, 5,42,285 lakh candidates have qualified the exam. 
    • Candidates qualifying the exam by scoring the required marks will be issued CTET Eligibility Certificate.
    • The recruiter schools may give some relaxation in the cutoffs to fill the tentative vacancies. 

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    CTET Cutoff 2020 July session

    CTET Cutoff for July session will be updated here once it’s officially released. Given below is the expected cutoff for this session:


    Meanwhile, candidates can check the pass percentage of CTET 2020 and previous years’ cutoffs to know how much they need to score in the exam to be qualified.

    CTET Cutoff December 2019 


    CTET December 2019 Pass Percentage


    Candidates Registered in Paper 116,46,620
    Candidates Appeared in Paper 114,13,390
    Candidates Qualified in Paper 12,47,386
    Pass Percentage for Paper 117.50%
    Candidates Registered in Paper 211,85,500
    Candidates Appeared in Paper 29,91,755
    Candidates Qualified in Paper 22,94,899
    Pass Percentage for Paper 229.73%

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    CTET Cutoff July 2019 


    CTET July 2019 Pass Percentage

    Candidates Registered in paper 116,56,091
    Candidates Appeared in Paper 113,59,478
    Candidates Qualified in Paper 12,14,658
    Pass Percentage for Paper 115.78%
    Candidates Registered in Paper 212,66,136
    Candidates Appeared in Paper 210,17,553
    Candidates Qualified in Paper 21,37,172
    Pass Percentage for Paper 213.48%

    CTET Eligibility Certificate 2020

    • Candidates qualified in CTET exam are awarded an Eligibility Certificate. 
    • CTET qualifying certificate is valid for seven years from the date of result declaration for all categories.
    • This means that candidates can apply for the posts of teachers till 7 years from the date of declaration of the result of CTET.

    Number of Attempts in CTET

    • Candidates can take CTET as many times as they want to obtain a CTET Certificate.
    • There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the test.
    • Not only this, candidates who have qualified the exam may also appear again for improving their score.

    CTET Cutoff - Qualifying Marks and Qualifying Certificate

    • Candidates qualifying CTET will be given Marks Statement post the result declaration.
    • Only those candidates will be issued Eligibility Certificate/Qualifying Certificate/Marks Statement who secure at least 60% marks in CTET exam.
    • This statement is also called the CTET qualifying certificate which is the document to prove the validity of any candidate whether they have qualified the exam or not.
    • Qualifying CTET does not mean that a person has qualified to be recruited/ employed.
    • Qualifying CTET means that the candidate has just met one of the eligibility criteria for an appointment.
    • School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may give concessions to SC/ ST/ OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy.

    Where can CTET Qualifiers apply?

    CTET qualified candidates can apply at

    • schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
    • at unaided private schools which may consider teachers on the basis of CTET scores.
    • A State Government can also consider CTET scores for the recruitment of teachers if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
    • According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Law 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. March 6, 2012, to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.

    *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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    Rahul kumar

    Sir, I got 70 marks in paper-1 in ctet I am qualified or not

    28 Dec, 2019 20:23
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rahul, sorry but you have not qualified this exam as candidates who have scored more than 81 marks will be considered qualified only.

    04 Jan, 2020 15:53

    i have secured 83 marks in uttarakhand tet in obc category...am i qualified for certificate or just passed.

    13 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sakshi, to qualify this exam, candidate needs to score at least 60% (for general category) of the maximum marks obtainable and 50% for OBC category.

    13 Dec, 2019 11:16
    Shaik imran

    BCE comes under wich category?

    06 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Imran, you come under OBC category.

    10 Oct, 2019 17:20
    Geeta Ramchandra Bhonde

    2019 ctet mai muze. 83 marks hai Mai obc category Se hu kya mai qualified hu kya

    18 Aug, 2019 22:45
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Geeta, the official authorities has not released the cut off yet. However, as soon as there is any official announcement made on the official website, it would get updated here.

    19 Aug, 2019 12:25
    Dinesh Kumar

    Mere 91 marks h

    23 Aug, 2019 12:02
    Kalpana kumari

    Sir mujhe july 2019 ctet me 78 marks aaye hi jbki mujhe isse jyada marks aana chahiye tha to kya mujhe ctet dwara diye gye notice follow krna chahiye ar ek bat sir mere admit card me address to thik hi but pin code wrong dala hua hai iska correction kaise ho paega sir plz reply me

    09 Aug, 2019 13:40
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kalpana, as the admit card has been released, there could be no further corrections.

    09 Aug, 2019 15:03

    sir i my sosre is 75 in 2012 and i am belonging to St student can i apply any school

    18 Feb, 2019 17:12
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rohit, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria of the exam to find whether you are eligible or not.

    18 Feb, 2019 17:55
    Sadaf Khan

    Hi, what is the expected date for the merit list for CTET 2018 ? I hope that will be available at the CTET official website itself ?

    29 Jan, 2019 12:34
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sadaf, the merit list once released will be notified on the official website.

    30 Jan, 2019 13:02
    Sadaf Khan

    Dear Shobhna, I am waiting for your kind reply on my previous comment with regards to the passing eligibility in CTET exam for candidates who have scored less than 90 marks but the merit list covers that marks? In this case would the candidate be eligible for the job vacancies in CTET ?

    05 Feb, 2019 11:41
    vikas singh

    I am obc condidet ctet 92 marks

    21 Jan, 2019 00:20
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Vikas, How can I help you with this information?

    21 Jan, 2019 11:22
    Birendra Xalxo

    what is cut off and where it is given . Cut off f is not given in official website so where do we get this from ?

    14 Jan, 2019 09:33
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Birendra, You may please check the link to get the information about CTET Cutoff 2018.

    16 Jan, 2019 14:49
    Preethi Panday

    I'm Preethi I got 94 in paper1 and I belong to general caste can i apply for kv's

    07 Jan, 2019 17:05
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Preethi, You may please check the Exam Eligibility for KVS Exam.

    07 Jan, 2019 18:45

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