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    CTET Exam Pattern 2020, Marking Scheme and Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2

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    CTET Exam Pattern 2020: The national level exam is conducted at two levels, Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). Both the papers are conducted on a single day in different shifts. Read CTET Syllabus

    • Paper 1: for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to class 5
    • Paper 2: for candidates who wish to teach class 6 to class 8
    • In case candidates wish to qualify to teach classes 1 – 8, they can appear for both the papers in CTET exam. Download CTET Sample Papers
    • Paper 1 consists of 5 sections while Paper 2 consists of 4 sections. Candidates have to choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Studies in Paper 2.
    • Candidates securing a minimum of 60% in CTET will be issued eligibility certificate. Check CTET Cutoff

    CTET Exam Pattern 2020

    As per the official notification, CTET exam comprises 2 papers for Primary and Elementary Stage. The exam pattern has been given below for both the papers:

    ParticularsPaper IPaper II
    Mode of ExamOffline (OMR Sheet Based)Offline (OMR Sheet Based)
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
    Duration of Exam2.5 hours (150 minutes)2.5 hours (150 minutes)
    SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy
    Language I (compulsory)
    Language II (compulsory)
    Mathematics
    Environmental Studies
    Child Development and Pedagogy
    Language I (compulsory)
    Language II (compulsory)
    Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies
    Total marks150 marks150 marks
    Marking scheme

    1 mark for the correct response

    1 mark for the correct response
    Negative MarkingNo No

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    CTET 2020 Marking Scheme

    Both CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 comprise 150 questions and 150 marks. Details pertaining to subjects covered and number of questions asked have been tabulated below:

    CTET Marking Scheme for Paper 1

    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

    CTET Marking Scheme for Paper 2

    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

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    CTET Syllabus 2020

    CTET Syllabus 2020 is defined by CBSE. There has been no changes in the syllabus over the years. Paper 1 comprises 5 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Paper 2 has four sections namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies.

    • Paper 1 is for primary school teaching, therefore; the level of questions is related to class 1- 5.
    • Similarly, paper 2 is conducted for elementary school teaching, hence, questions are of class 6- 8 level.

    Find below the syllabus for CTET 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2:

    CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

    SectionsTopicsNo. of questions
    Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of a Primary School Child15
    Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5
    Learning and Pedagogy 10
    Language 1Language Comprehension 15
    Pedagogy of Language Development 15
    Language 2Language Comprehension 15
    Pedagogy of Language Development 15
    MathematicsContent (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.)15
    Pedagogical issues 15
    Environmental StudiesContent (environment, food, shelter, water, family and friends, etc.)15
    Pedagogical Issues15

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    CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 2

    SectionsTopicsNo. of Questions
    Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of an Elementary School Child15
    Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5
    Learning and Pedagogy10
    Language 1Language Comprehension 15
    Pedagogy of Language Development 15
    Language 2Language Comprehension 15
    Pedagogy of Language Development 15
    Mathematics and ScienceMathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues20
    Pedagogical issues10
    Science Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources20
    Pedagogical issues10
    Social StudiesHistory, Geography, Social and Political Life40
    Pedagogical issues20

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    Use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Sheet

    There are a certain set of instructions which must be followed while handling the (Optical Mark Recognition) OMR Sheet. Candidates must abide by the given instructions and follow the rules stated regarding OMR Sheet while attempting CTET 2020. Given below are few facts and guidelines related to it:

    • Candidates will find OMR Sheet placed inside a sealed test booklet. The seal must be opened only after the announcement by the invigilator.
    • Code like A, B, C or D printed on OMR sheet will be same as mentioned in the test booklet.
    • OMR Sheet will be scanned on an optical scanner. Candidates should ensure that OMR Sheet is not folded.
    • Do not write your Roll number anywhere except in a specified space in OMR sheet.

    Side 1 of OMR sheet contains following columns which are to be filled clearly and accurately with ball point pen (blue/black). Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

    1. Roll Number
    2. Name of the candidate
    3. Father’s Name
    4. Centre Number
    5. Name of the Examination Centre
    6. Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)

    Side 2 of OMR Sheet contains the following columns:

    1. Roll Number
    2. Main Test Booklet Number
    3. Language Supplement Booklet Number
    4. Language Supplement Booklet Code
    5. Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)
    6. Language in which you have attempted the questions
    7. Signature of the candidate

    CTET 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Guidelines which have to be followed during CTET examination 2020 are listed below. Candidates must carefully go through them before sitting for CTET 2020:

    • The test will start exactly at the time mentioned on CTET 2020 Admit Card.
    • The candidate will be asked to open the seal of the Test Booklet five minutes before the commencement of the paper.
    • Check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side 2 of OMR Sheet is the same as printed on Test Booklet.
    • Immediately report the matter to the invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and OMR Sheet in the case of any discrepancy.
    • During the examination, the invigilator will check the admit card to verify the identity of a candidate.
    • Candidates must use a ballpoint pen (Blue/Black) only. The use of pencil is strictly prohibited and will be rejected.
    • Candidates will mark the answers on the OMR sheet only after the announcement of the invigilator.

    *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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    dinesh choudhary

    as i have done BTech in Elcetronics and communication and PGDCA (1 year course) , can i write CTET . As i want to pursue my career in Computer science teacher.please guide

    24 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Dinesh, sorry, but you are not eligible to take this exam as candidates appearing in this exam must have done an education degree viz B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed etc along with graduation/post graduation to be eligible for CTET exam.

    24 Jan, 2020 12:47
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    sukhveer brar

    for ctet paper 1nd2 neccesary to choose english if we dont choose any affect after qualify

    22 Jan, 2020 05:48
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sukhveer, no, it is not necessary to choose English as a subject in CTET. Choice of the language is totally candidate's choice.

    22 Jan, 2020 11:27
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    Ankita Dey Ghosh

    Is language compulsory for both of the papers

    30 Sep, 2019 17:52
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ankita, yes, language is compulsory for both the papers.

    01 Oct, 2019 12:58
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    Shivani Thakur

    subject offered for paper-II fill nhi ho rha h...

    18 Sep, 2019 08:26
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shivani, for now, website s down. You must keep on trying in regular intervals.

    18 Sep, 2019 10:28
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    ajay kumar

    Subject offered for Paper-II........ mein kya fillup hoga

    13 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ajay, subject choice will depend on the field you have done graduation in.

    13 Sep, 2019 11:47
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    pooja gupta

    MERE CTET DONO PAPER CLEAR HAI BT MAI BCOM STUDENT HU OR MAINE MATHS PLUS SCIENCE LIA THA ,,,,,,MJHE SOCIAL SCIENCE LENA THA ,,??MERA YEH CERTIFICATE CANCEL HO JAYGA KYYA????

    04 Sep, 2019 00:59
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    Suresh Vishnoi

    Hi Pooja, Please contact the exam authorities for suitable guidance. Contact No: 011-22235774, 22247176

    06 Sep, 2019 18:15
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    Prerna Agrawal

    ctet2019 qualified karne ke liye minimum kitne marks chaiye honge

    07 May, 2019 10:34
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prerna, the cut off of the exam is decided on the basis of students' performance. Thus, when result will be out i.e. in August, after that you will get to know the cut off marks for CTET 2019.

    07 May, 2019 11:03
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    Arjina Shaikh

    In which month of every year ctet exam is going to held an when we are going to fill online form

    26 Mar, 2019 17:24
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arjina, exam will be held on July 7, 2019 (tentatively).

    26 Mar, 2019 18:10
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    Rasna Jain

    Hello, CTET k 1 paper Mai child development,hindi english, math, paryavaran ka alava g.s( history geography, polity) to nhi aygi na?

    26 Oct, 2018 20:12
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rasna, As above mentioned the Exam pattern, you will get the information.

    29 Oct, 2018 12:36
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    Uzair Zakir

    I have choose question paper medium english in ctet registration form then ,will i get my question paper in english or both the languages (English and Hindi).

    11 Sep, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Uzair, They Provide Exam as Hindi or English Both the Medium, you can go with your Prefer suitable Language.

    11 Sep, 2018 13:17

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