Central Teacher Eligibility Test - CTET

Overview of CTET 2020
 
 Exam Name
Common Teacher Eligibility Test

Conducting Body
Central Body of Secondary Education

Exam Level
National

Exam Frequency
Twice a Year

Exam Mode
Offline

Exam Purpose
To shortlist candidates for appointment as teacher for class I-VIII

Exam Duration
150 minutes

Exam Languages
Hindi and English

Negative Marking
No

No. of Test Cities
110 Cities across India
Exam helpdesk no.
011-22235774
Official Website

CTET 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year to shortlist candidates for the appointment as teacher in classes I-VIII. It is conducted twice a year in July and December. CTET 2020 July Exam will be held on 5 july, 2020.

There are two CTET Test papers in the exam,that is, Paper-I and paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach classes I-V need to give Paper-I and candidates who plan to teach classes VI-VIII need to give Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach classesI-VIII need to take both the papers.


CTET 2020 Exam Dates 


CTET 2020 Event 

CTET 2020 Dates

Notification

23 January- March 

Application Date

24 January- 2 March 

Application Fee

24 January- 5 March 

Final verification of payment of fee by the candidate

24 January- March 

Application form correction window

17 March- 24 March 

Admit Card

Third week of june 

CTET Exam

5 july

Official provisional answer Key

july

Final answer key 

August

Result 

August 

CTET Mock Test 2020

The preparation for CTET 2020 must be done judiciously if one needs to clear the exam with flying colours. The exam is going to be conducted offline thus a proper practice in pen and paper mode of examination needs to be done. A number of test series are provided by Edurev for the candidates to prepare from. These mock test series are designed so that the candidates can evaluate themselves and improve their performance. 

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

CTET 2020 Exam Will be conducted in two phases:

  • Paper I

  • Paper II

Paper I is conducted for the candidates who aspire to become teacher for the classes I to Vi and Paper II is conducted for the candidates who wish to become teacher for the classes VI to VIII. Candidates also have an option to apply for both the papers. Questions asked in both the papers(I and II) are objective type questions (MCQ). Paper is in two languages i.e. Hindi and english. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 60% to qualify for the CTET 2020 Exam. The major thing to note is that the score of the CTET exam is valid for 7 years after the result is declared by the CBSE.

The CTET 2020patternis as follows:


CTET Paper I Exam Pattern


Subject 

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Child development and Pedagogy

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Total

150

150


CTET Marking Scheme for Paper- I

One mark is awarded for every correct answer in the exam. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in the exam.


Nature and standard of Paper I

Though the Questions in paper I are based on topics prescribed in NCERT syllabus for classes I-V. However, the difficulty level of questions can be upto secondary level.

  • Questions in child development and Pedagogy subject of paper-I focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

  • Questions in language I focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction 

  • Questions in language-II focus on the element of language, communication and comprehensive abilities. It may be noted that the language-II should be different from language- I. Candidates need to choose any one language as language -I and other as language -II.

  • Questions in mathematics and environmental studies focus on the concepts, problem- solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and application of the subject.


CTET 2020 Exam pattern Paper II

Similar to the test paper -I, CTET exam for paper-II contains a total of 150 objective type questions of 150 marks. The exam is conducted in offline mode and candidates need to complete the paper in a duration of 150 minutes. CTET question paper for paper-II is divided into 4 sections as given below: 


CTET Subjects 

NUmbers of questions

 Total marks

Child development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and science (for mathematics and science teacher)

OR

Social studies/ social science (social studies/ social science teacher)

OR

Any one of the above (teacher of any subject) 

60

60

Total

150

150


CTET Marking Scheme for Paper- II

Similar to the marking scheme for paper-I, candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer in the exam. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.


Nature and standard of paper II

 Though the questions in the paper II are based on the topics from NCERT syllabus for classes VI-VIII. However, the difficulty level of the questions could be upto senior secondary level.

  • Questions in child development and pedagogy subject of paper-II focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 11-14 years.

  • Questions in language I focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction 

  • Questions in language-II focus on the element of language, communication and comprehensive abilities. It may be noted that the language-II should be different from language- I. Candidates need to choose any one language as language -I and other as language -II.

  • Questions in mathematics and science, and social studies/science focus on the concept, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and application of the subjects. Questions of Maths and Science are of 30 marks.

CTET 2020 Application fee

Candidates can apply for the CTET 2020 Exam by logging in to the official website of CTET after the notification is released. Candidates belonging to either General or OBC category are required to pay Rs. 1000/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 1200/- (if applying for both the papers). The same amount is reduced to Rs. 600/- ( if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and 600/- (if applying for both the papers) for the candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.


Category

Only Paper I or II

Both Paper I & II

General/OBC

Rs.1000/-

Rs. 1200/-

SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person

Rs.500/-

Rs.600/-

CTET 2020 Admit Card

CTET admit card 2020 will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) tentatively in the third week of june. Once released, the CTET admit card will be available on the official website of the exam. Candidates can download their admit card by using their registration or application number and date of birth or password. It may be noted that CTET admit card 2020 will be issued for only those candidates who successfully submit the CTET application form.

CTET 2020 Results

The declaration of the result will be done by CBSE after the examination of CTET is conducted. The Exam result will be declared within Four weeks from the date of conduct of the examination. So it will be declared by the last week of July 2020.

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