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CTET 2020: Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted annually by the CBSE to access the eligibility of the candidates for appointment as a teacher in government schools. However, those who qualify the test can apply for the post of a teacher through the scores obtained in CTET 2020 exam. To apply for the test, candidates need to fill the online application form. The authority will most probably release the form in the 1st week of August 2020.

Before heading to the form, candidates should make sure that fulfill the necessary requirements laid down by the board to appear in the exam.

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Important Dates

The tentative dates for CTET 2020 are provided below-

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application submission1st week of August 2020
Last date to submit the online formLast week of August 2020
Last date to submit the application feeLast week of August 2020
Online correction, if any1st week of September 2020
Admit card releasing4th week of November 2020
Exam date2nd week of December 2020
Result announcementYet to be notified

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

The CTET 2020 exam pattern for both papers is given below:

  • Duration of exam: 2:30 hours
  • Question paper language: 20 different languages
  • Type of questions: MCQ
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Total marks: 150
  • Marking scheme: +1 mark for each right answer and no negative marking.

Paper 1: For class 1 to 5

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Paper 2: For class 6 to 8

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) OR

Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/ Social Science teacher)

6060
Total150150

Syllabus

The syllabus for CTET test is given below-

Paper-I (Primary stage for class I to V): Child development, concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, learning and pedagogy, language comprehension, pedagogy of language development, Mathematics, pedagogical issues and environmental studies.

Paper-II (Elementary stage for class VI-VIII): Child development, concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, learning and pedagogy, science, language comprehension, pedagogy of language development, Mathematics, pedagogical issues and social studies.

Recommended Books

Here are some of the chief reference books for CTET examination that will help the candidates score better marks in the test.

  1. CTET previous 10 years paper by Arihant publication.
  2. Study guide for CTET by Arihant publication.
  3. CTET book by Disha publication.
  4. NCERTs
  5. Child development and pedagogy by Disha publication.
  6. English language by Geeta Sahni.

CTET 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to visit the official website of the CTET to fill the online application form for the exam. Before that they should keep their documents ready along with the scanned photograph and signature in proper format. They first need to register themselves for the exam using their valid email id and phone number. Once completing the registration, candidates need to note down the registration number/application number. They then are required to login into their account to fill the form using the credentials asked in the login window.

The application form will bear the key details of the candidates such as name, father’s name, DOB, category, religion, gender, education details etc. Candidates will also be provided with a correction window to make necessary changes in their application form. The form should be filled on or before the deadline specified by the authority otherwise it will end up getting rejected. Candidates must also pay the required application fee for the test.

Application fee

CategoryPaper-IPaper-II
General/OBCRs. 700/-Rs. 1200/-
SC/ST/Differentially abled personRs. 350/-Rs. 600/-

Mode of payment: Candidates can pay the required fee via online mode (credit card, and debit card) or through E-Challan of Syndicate bank or Canara bank.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CTET 2020 as defined by the authority is as follows-

For primary stage

  • Candidates should have passed class 12th with minimum 50% aggregate marks and have passed or appearing in final year of 2 year diploma in elementary education.

OR

  • Candidates should have passed class 12th with at least 45% marks and have passed or appearing in 2 years diploma in elementary education from NCTE recognized institute.

OR

  • Passed senior secondary exam with at least 50% marks and have completed or appearing in the final year of 4 year B.El.Ed course.

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
  • Candidates should have completed graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

For elementary stage

  • 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.El.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)*.

Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the E-admit card by visiting the official website of the CTET.
  • No physical admit card will be sent to the applicants through post or any mode other than the one specified.
  • Candidates should take multiple printouts of the hall ticket and save it for future reference.
  • The admit card will bear the details such as- name, category, roll number, registration id, exam venue, reporting time, along with certain instructions.
  • Candidates should check these details very carefully and report the inconsistencies to the authority, if any is found.
  • No candidates shall be permitted to take the test if they don’t possess a valid hall ticket on the date of the exam.

CTET Result

  • The result of CTET 2020 will be announced in online mode.
  • Candidates who score more than 60% marks in the entrance test will be considered as qualified.
  • A certificate will be given to the qualified candidates which will be valid for a period of 7 years from the date of result declaration.
  • The candidates with a valid certificate can apply for the post of teachers in primary and elementary classes (as applicable).
  • The certificate will be valid for Central Government schools or State Government/ local bodies and aided schools (if they wish to consider).
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