CTET 2020 Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card

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CTET 2020: The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has given the responsibility to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi to conduct the exam of the 14th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test all over the country. According to the latest notification, the board will declare the next date of the exam when the situation seems to be under control. Earlier, they were planning to conduct the exam on 5th July 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they had to postpone the exam until further notice. They will release the admit card for the same soon on the official website.

There will be two papers of CTET 2020 such as Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Paper 1 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper 2 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for VI to VIII. Paper 1 & 2will be for the applicants who want to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII). Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the recruitment. You can get the complete details about CTET 2020 from this article.

CTET 2020

Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the exam will conduct the 14th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in 20 (Twenty) languages in 112 cities for the people who aspire to be a teacher for the level of classes I to V and classes VI to VIII. Earlier, they were planning to conduct the exam on 5th July 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they had to postpone the exam until further notice.

The selection process of CTET 2020 will consists of two papers of CTET 2020 such as Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Paper 1 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper 2 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for VI to VIII. Paper 1 & 2will be for the applicants who want to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII). After a few weeks of the examination, they will release the provisional Answer Key of the candidate.

 The applicants can also raise an objection against the released provisional answer Key if they find any error in the answers via paying Rs 1000 per question/answer challenged. After the rectification of the objection raised again the provisional Answer Key, CTET result will be declared on the official website. The applicants who will qualify Paper-1/Paper-2 or both with the qualifying marks will receive the CTET Eligibility Certificate. Read this article to know the complete detail about the CTET 2020

CTET 2020 Exam Dates

You can check the dates of the exam from the table given below:

EventsDates
CTET Application Form Release Date24-01-2020
Last date to apply09-03-2020
SSC JE Admit CardTo be notified later
Exam Date05-07-2020 (Sunday) ( Exam Postponed)
ResultTo be notified later

CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the points given below. The section is divided into two parts that AGE Limit and Educational Qualification which are as follow:

AGE Limit

There are no Age Criteria mentioned to apply for the exam as per the official notification of the CTET 2020.

Educational Qualification

The CTET Educational Eligibility Criteria for the primary teachers (Classes I to V) and elementary (Classes VI to VIII) are given below in the points separately:

CTET Primary Stage Teacher (Classes I-V)

The applicants who are willing to be a Primary Stage Teacher must meet any one of the criteria given below:   Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education. OR

Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 45% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary in accordance with the NCTE Rules & Regulations. OR  

Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of four years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.ED) OR

Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks and passed /appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) OR

Graduated with at least 50% marks and holds a Bachelor of Education (B.ED) Degree.  

Note: To be a Primary teacher in classes I to V, the applicant who possess the Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution need to mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within the two years of the appointment.

CTET Elementary Stage Teacher (Classes VI to VIII):

The applicants who are willing to be an Elementary Stage Teacher must meet any one of the criteria given below:  
Graduation and passed/appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education  OR  

Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and passed/ appearing in one year Bachelor in Education (B.ED) Degree.  OR

Graduation with a minimum of 45% marks and passed/appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.ED), in accordance with the NCTE Rules & Regulations. OR  

Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of four years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.ED) OR  

Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of four years of B.A/B.SC.ED or B.A.ED/B.SC.ED.  OR

Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and passed/ appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)

CTET Selection Process

There will be two papers in the selection process of CTET:

  • Paper 1: This paper is for the applicants aspires to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper 2: This paper is for the applicants who aspires to be a teacher for VI to VIII
  • Paper 1 & 2: The applicant who aspires to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII)

CTET Exam Pattern

The applicants can check the exam pattern from the below table:

Name of the examCTET Paper 1CTET Paper 2
TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions150150
Total Marks150150
Duration2.30 hours2.30 hours
Negative MarkingNoNo
SubjectsChild Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II,  Mathematics and Environmental StudiesChild Development & Pedagogy, Language I,  Language II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

CTET Distribution of Marks:

The applicants can check the distribution of marks of both the papers from the below table:

CTET Paper 1:

Subject ( All Compulsory)QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30
Language I30 MCQs30
Language II30 MCQs30
Mathematics30 MCQs30
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

CTET Paper 2:

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30
Language I30 MCQs30
Language II30 MCQs30
Mathematics and Science Or Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs60
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

CTET 2020 Syllabus

The applicants can check the syllabus from the below table:

CTET Paper 1

Child Development and PedagogyChild Development (Primary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, Learning and Pedagogy
Language ILanguage Comprehension: Reading unseen passages, grammar and verbal ability. Pedagogy of Language Development: Learning and acquisition, Role of listening and speaking, Language Skills, Remedial Teaching , and so on
Language IILanguage Comprehension: Reading unseen passages, grammar and verbal ability. Pedagogy of Language Development: Learning and acquisition, Role of listening and speaking, Language Skills, Remedial Teaching , and so on
MathematicsGeometry, Numbers, Time, Weight, Volume, Patterns, Money, Division, Multiplication, Additions and Subtraction, Patterns, Pedagogical issues and so on
Environmental StudiesFamily and Friends, Water, Food, Shelter, Travel, Pedagogical issues and so on

CTET Paper 2

Child Development and PedagogyChild Development (Elementary School Child), Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, Learning and Pedagogy
Language ILanguage Comprehension: Reading unseen passages, grammar and verbal ability. Pedagogy of Language Development: Learning and acquisition, Role of listening and speaking, Language Skills, Remedial Teaching , and so on
Language IILanguage Comprehension: Reading unseen passages, grammar and verbal ability. Pedagogy of Language Development: Learning and acquisition, Role of listening and speaking, Language Skills, Remedial Teaching , and so on
MathematicsNumber System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Pedagogical issues and so on
ScienceFood, Materials, The world of Living, Moving Things People and Idea, Natural Resources, Pedagogical issues and so on
Social Studies/Social ScienceHistory, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical issues and so on

How to prepare for CTET 2020:

Here in this article we have discussed all the relevant and important details related to CTET 2020 for the eligible applicants who are willing to qualify this exam. We have discussed below all the relevant tips and tricks to crack the exam. The tips and tricks discussed below can be a good source of the help to the applicants who will appear in the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read more to know the tips and tricks to crack the exam:

  • Prepare a daily schedule and a study plan for the preparation of the exam
  • Clear the basic concept of all the important topic of all the subjects
  • To make a proper strategy for the preparation of the exam you must analyze and understand the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Select the right choice of the important books and study material both in online and offline mode. For further information refer to the “Important Books” section from this article.
  • Attempt mock test as many as you can and solve previous year question paper to identify your weaker & stronger section

Complete Guide on How To Prepare For CTET

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CTET Admit Card

The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will release the CTET Admit Card soon on the official website. The applicants need to download or take a print out of the admit card a few days before the exam date. The admit card will contain details like Roll No, applicant’s name, and other relevant details. No, admit card will be sent via post at any stage of the exam. The applicants need to download the admit card from the official website via entering their correct credentials such as Registration No, DOB, Captcha, and etc. Candidates need to regularly check the official website for the further updates on exam.

Direct Link: Download CTET Admit Card

CTET Result

The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will release the result on the official website. The candidates can view and download the result via entering their correct login credentials such as Roll No and other relevant details. The applicant who scores 60% or more in the CTET will be considered as qualified and will be awarded the CTET Eligibility Certificate.

The validity period of the CTET certificate will be seven years from the date of issue of the result. The applicant should note that the mere issue of CTET Certificate would not confer a right for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria just for the appointment purpose. Candidates need to regularly check the official website for the further updates on exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the CTET 2020 be conducted?

According to the latest notification, the board will declare the next date of the exam when the situation seems to be under control. Earlier, they were planning to conduct the exam on 5th July 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they had to postpone the exam until further notice. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process of CTET 2020?

There will be two papers of CTET 2020 such as Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper 2 will be for the students who want to be a teacher for VI to VIII. Paper 1 & 2will be for the applicants who want to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII).

When will admit card for the CTET 2020 be released?

The admit card will be released few days before the exam on the official website. All the eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

Is there any negative marking in the exam of CTET 2020?

No, there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

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