Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

About CTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level teacher’s eligibility test organized and managed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), twice a year.

  • Central Government Schools (KVS, NVS, etc.)
  • Aided/unaided private schools
  • State Government Schools
  • All CBSE affiliated schools

Conducted in two phases:

  • Paper-I  (I to V)
  • Paper-II (VI to VIII)

Applicability of CTET

  • Central Government Schools (KVS, NVS, etc.)
  • Aided/unaided private schools
  • State Government Schools
  • All CBSE affiliated schools

CTET- Eligibility Criteria

  • Primary Stage: Classes I-V

Senior Secondary (50% marks) + 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education/ 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

  • Elementary Stage: Classes VI-VIII 

Graduation (50% marks) + 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)/ 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed/ (B.EI.Ed).

CTET- Exam Pattern 2020

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 PedagogyLanguage I (compulsory)Language II (compulsory)MathematicsEnvironmental StudiesChild Development and PedagogyLanguage I (compulsory)Language II (compulsory)Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies
Total marks150 marks150 marks
Marking scheme1 mark for the correct response1 mark for the correct response
Negative MarkingNo No

CTET- Marking Scheme

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 and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies 60 MCQs60 Marks
Total150 Questions150 Marks

CTET- Qualifying Marks

A person who scores 60% (60% of 150 = 90 marks) or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass. Note: Qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

CTET- Syllabus 2020 (Paper I)

CTET- Syllabus 2020 (Paper-II)

CTET- Tips for Preparation

  • Be well-versed with the syllabus 
  • Figure out your Strength & Weak areas
  • Focus on the conceptual clarity
  • Equal attention to all the sections
  • Learn & practice methodology or tricks to solve mathematical questions. (Try to focus on such units as it gives more surety to your answers)
  • Comprehension is scoring in nature.
  • Be syllabus oriented
  • Prepare a schedule
  • Set short term goals
  • Focus on the key concepts
  • Prepare Notes
  • Evaluate your learning
  • Allot some time for revision daily

CTET- UIBS Online Coaching

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