CTET 2020 Form Correction, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Cutoff

CTET 2020 will be conducted by CBSE on July 5, 2020 to certify the eligibility of the registered candidates to be appointed as primary and elementary teachers. Central Teaching Eligibility Test is a national level examination conducted twice a year in July and December. CTET December 2020 Exam will be held on December 6, 2020.

Latest: CTET Application Form Correction Window will Open from March 17 – 24, 2020 at ctet.nic.in.

Candidates fulfilling CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria registered for the exam from January 24 – March 2, 2020 in online mode. Successfully registered applicants will be issued CTET 2020 Admit Card in the month of June 2020.

CTET exam has two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. According to CTET 2020 Exam Pattern, candidates who want to teach classes 1–5 need to take Paper 1, whereas Paper 2 is taken by those who want to teach classes 6–8. To be eligible to teach students of all classes, i.e. 1-8, one has to clear both Paper 1 and 2.

CTET 2020 will be an offline test wherein candidates will be asked to marks the answer in an OMR sheet. Each paper will have 150 MCQs of 1 mark each to be finished in 150 minutes duration. The paper will be bilingual meaning it will be set in both English and Hindi languages. There is no provision of negative marking in the exam. CTET 2020 Syllabus consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies sections.

CTET qualifying marks is 60% for General category and 55% for reserved category.  Candidates obtaining more than 60% marks (55% for reserved candidates) in Paper 1 or Paper 2 will be issued CTET Eligibility Certificate which is valid for 7 years.

CTET 2019 December session was conducted on December 8, 2019 at 2935 exam centers in 110 cities. A total of 28,32,120 candidates had registered, out of which 24,05,145 appeared and only 5,42,285 exam takers qualified the exam. 

Download CTET July 2020 Official Notification


What is CTET 2020? 

All the key information about CTET 2020 July session are highlighted below:

Exam NameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam LevelNational Level
PurposeSelection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
CTET Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Mode of CTET ApplicationOnline
Negative MarkingNo
Medium of CTET ExamEnglish and Hindi

CTET 2020 Exam Dates

The official CTET 2020 exam dates have been mentioned below:

EventsDates (July Session)
CTET 2020 Registration DatesJanuary 24 – March 2, 2020 (11:59 PM) (Extended)
Last day to pay CTET Application Fee March 5, 2020 (upto 3:30 PM)
Final Verification of fee payment tillMarch 6, 2020
CTET 2020 Application Form Correction WindowMarch 17 –  24, 2020
Issue of CTET 2020 Admit CardJune 2020
CTET 2020 Exam DateJuly 5, 2020 (Official)
Release of CTET 2020 Answer KeysThird week of July 2020
CTET 2020 Result DeclarationLast week of July 2020
Dispatch of CTET 2020 Eligibility CertificatesAugust 2020

CTET 2020 Exam Schedule

CBSE has released CTET 2020 exam schedule for July session as tabulated below: 

EventsPaper IPaper II
CTET 2020 Exam DateJuly 5, 2020July 5, 2020
Entry in CTET Exam Center8:00 AM12:30 PM
Checking of CTET Admit Cards9:00 to 9:15 AM1:30 to 1:45 PM
Distribution of CTET 2020 Test Booklet9:15 AM1:45 PM
CTET Booklet to be open at9:25 AM1:55 PM
Last Entry in CTET Exam Center9:30 AM2:00 PM
CTET 2020 Commences on9:30 AM2:00 PM
CTET 2020 Concludes on12:00 Noon4:30 PM

CTET 2020 Eligibility

Aspirants must check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the CTET exam. Candidates belonging to the Reserved categories candidates are given 5% relaxation in the qualifying marks. CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Paper 1 (Primary Teacher) and Paper 2 (Elementary Teacher) are as follows:

CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper I

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

OR

“Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)”

“(a) who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two year of such appointment as primary teacher”.

CTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper II

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

OR

Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated August 23, 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.


CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET exam comprises 2 papers – Paper 1 (for Primary level) and Paper 2 (for Elementary level)

  • Paper 1 is for candidates who desire to become teacher for classes 1 to 5.
  • Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to become teacher for classes 6 to 8.
  • Those who want to teach all the classes from 1 – 8 have to take both Paper 1 and 2 held on same day in different slots.
  • Both the papers will have 150 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. CTET 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is explained below:
CTET PatternCTET Paper 1 PatternCTET Paper 2 Pattern
Exam ModeOffline (OMR Sheet based)Offline (OMR Sheet based)
Duration150 Minutes150 Minutes
Sections5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies)4 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II and Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies)
No. of Questions150150
Maximum Marks150150
Negative MarkingNoNo
Medium of CTET ExamEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi

CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET Paper 1 is for Aspirants who want to become Primary Teachers have to take Paper 1 only and those who want to become Elementary teachers have to take Paper 2 only. However, candidates can also appear in both the papers to be eligible to teach class 1 – 8. CTET Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is tabulated below:

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus

CTET Paper 1 consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies sections. Detailed CTET Paper 1 Syllabus is mentioned below:

CTET SectionsCTET Syllabus for Paper 1
Child Development and Pedagogy
(30 Marks)
a) Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 Questions
• Concept of development and its relationship with learning
• Principles of the development of children
• Influence of Heredity & Environment
• Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
• Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
• Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
• Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
• Language & Thought
• Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
• Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
inking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’etc.
• Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
c) Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
• How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
• Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
• Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
• Cognition & Emotions
• Motivation and learning
• Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
Language 1
(30 Marks)
a) Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
• Learning and acquisition
• Principles of language Teaching
• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
• Language Skills
• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
• Remedial Teaching
Language 2
(30 Marks)
a) Comprehension (15 Questions)
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
• Learning and acquisition
• Principles of language Teaching
• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
• Language Skills
• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
• Remedial Teaching
Mathematics
(30 Marks)
a) Content (15 Questions)
Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume, Data Handling, Patterns and Money
b) Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)
• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
• Language of Mathematics
• Community Mathematics
• Evaluation through formal and informal methods
• Problems of Teaching
• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
Environmental Studies
(30 Marks)
a) Content (15 Questions)
i. Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals and Plants
ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do
b) Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)
• Concept and scope of EVS
• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
• Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
• Learning Principles
• Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
• Approaches of presenting concepts
• Activities
• Experimentation/Practical Work
• Discussion
• CCE
• Teaching material/Aids
• Problems

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus

CTET Paper 2 consists of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II and Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies. Candidates have to choose between Mathematics and Science and Social Studies sections. Detailed CTET Paper 2 Syllabus is mentioned below:

CTET SectionsCTET Paper 2 Syllabus
Child Development and Pedagogy
(30 Marks)
Same as Paper 1
Language 1
(30 Marks)
Same as Paper 1
Language 2
(30 Marks)
Same as Paper 1
Mathematics and Science
(60 Marks)
(i) Mathematics 30 Questions
a) Content (20 Questions)
• Number System – Knowing our Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Whole Numbers, Negative Numbers and Integers, Fractions
• Algebra – Introduction to Algebra, Ratio and Proportion
• Geometry – Basic geometrical ideas (2-D), Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D), Symmetry: (reflection), Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
• Mensuration
• Data handling
b) Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)
• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
• Language of Mathematics
• Community Mathematics
• Evaluation • Remedial Teaching
• Problem of Teaching
(ii) Science (30 Questions)
a) Content (20 Questions)
• Food – Sources of food, Components of food, Cleaning food
• Materials – Materials of daily use
• The World of the Living
• Moving Things, People and Ideas
• How things work, Electric current and circuits, Magnets
• Natural Phenomena
• Natural Resources
b) Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions)
• Nature & Structure of Sciences
• Natural Science/Aims & objectives
• Understanding & Appreciating Science
• Approaches/Integrated Approach
• Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
• Innovation • Text Material/Aids
• Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
• Problems
• Remedial Teaching
Social Science/ Social Studies
(60 Marks)
a) Content (40 Questions)
• History – When, Where and How, The Earliest Societies, The First Farmers and Herders, The First Cities, Early States, New Ideas, The First Empire, Contacts with Distant lands, Political Developments, Culture and Science, New Kings and Kingdoms, Sultans of Delhi, Architecture, Creation of an Empire, Social Change, Regional Cultures, The Establishment of Company Power, Rural Life and Society, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, The Revolt of 1857-58, Women and reform, Challenging the Caste System, The Nationalist Movement, India After Independence
• Geography – Geography as a social study and as a science, Planet: Earth in the solar system, Globe, Environment in its totality: natural and human environment, Air, Water, Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication, Resources: Types-Natural and Human, Agriculture
• Social and Political Life – Diversity, Government, Local Government, Making a Living, Democracy, State Government Geography Understanding Media, Unpacking Gender, The Constitution, Parliamentary Government, The Judiciary, Social Justice and the Marginalised
b) Pedagogical Issues (20 Questions)
• Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
• Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
• Developing Critical thinking
• Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
• Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
• Sources – Primary & Secondary
• Projects Work
• Evaluation

CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers

Candidates can download CTET Question Papers to practice for the exam:

CTET Papers CTET Question Papers
CTET Paper IDownload
CTET Paper IIDownload

CTET 2020 Qualifying Marks

CBSE has specified CTET 2020 Qualifying marks which must be obtained by candidates in order to qualify the exam. Only those who score equal or more than the qualifying marks will be awarded CTET Eligibility Certificate. The qualifying marks is different for various categories as can be seen in the table:

CategoryCTET Qualifying PercentageCTET Qualifying Marks
General/EWS60%90
SC/ST/OBC/PwD55%82.5

CTET 2020 Cutoff

CTET Cutoff for July 2020 session will be released in the month of August 2020.. Meanwhile, you can check CTET Cutoff for previous year from below table:

CategoryCTET Cutoff Marks
General/ EWS90 marks
OBC82.5 marks
SC82.5 marks
ST82.5 marks