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CTET Notification 2020 Released

CTET is a Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). It is a national-level test held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam takes place twice a year to select individuals to appoint as teachers in classes I to VIII.

There are 2 CTET test papers in the exam-Paper-I and Paper-II. Individuals who wish to teach classes I-V have to sit in Paper-I and those who want to teach classes VI-VIII have to take Paper-II. 

CTET Notification 2020 PDF Download

  • CTET 2020 for Paper 1, the syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Maths, Environmental Studies, check detailed CTET Syllabus 2020
  • The CTET Exam time duration is 2 hours 30 minutes
  • To be appointed as primary stage teacher, individuals must have scored at least 45% in 10th+2
  • Candidates have to score at least 60% in the exam to qualify
  • The exam is scheduled for January 2020, check detailed CTET Exam Dates 2020
  • The exam is held in offline mode (pen-paper mode)
Exam Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Type National Level
Purpose of the exam Selection of Primary and Elementary Teachers in Central Government Schools
Exam time duration 2 hours 30 minutes (both paper 1 & paper 2)
Application Mode Online
Official Website www.ctet.nic.in
Negative Marking No
Language Medium English and Hindi

CTET Exam Dates 2020(tentative)

Know the CTET important dates for the new session of the exam in the table below-

Events Dates (Tentatively)
CTET 2020 Notification January 24, 2020
CTET 2020 Online Application Starts From January 24, 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for 2020 February 2020
CTET 2020 Exam Date (July Session) July 05, 2020
CTET 2020 Result August 2020

CTET 2020 Exam Schedule 

The exam is going to take place on July 05, 2020. Candidates can check the following table for timings:

Paper Exam Time Duration
PAPER-I 09.30 AM-12.00 PM 2.30 Hours
PAPER-II 02.00 PM-04.30 PM 2.30 Hours

CTET Salary Structure 2020

Once the candidates qualify the paper and get appointed, the following will be their basic pay. Also, know the complete detail about the CTET Salary 2020 here-

Pay Scale 9,300-34,800
Grade pay 4200
Basic Salary 13500
Index = Basic *2.62 (According to 7th pay commission) 35400
House Rent Allowance (20% of Basic) 2700
Transport Allowance 1600
Total Approximate Gross Salary 39700
Total Approximate Net Salary 35000 to 37000

CTET Eligibility Criteria 2020

It is compulsory for the students to satisfy the complete CTET Eligibility criteria to apply. Those who have cleared B.Ed qualification and already applied for Paper – II as per eligibility may also apply now under the amendment for both the papers i.e Paper-I and Paper-II.

  • The students shall be Indian citizens
  • The minimum age of the candidate must be 18 years
  • There is no maximum age limit
  • B. Ed is required

How to Fill the CTET Application Form 2020?

CTET does not announce the vacancies as this is not a recruitment drive. Upon clearing CTET Exam the students will be eligible to apply for teaching.

  • Click on the Direct Link to Apply above or follow the below-given steps
  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on apply online
  • Register for CTET, then save this registration number for the further process
  • Instructions will be displayed on the screen. Go through them carefully, CTET 2020 Application Form will appear on the screen. 
  • Fill in the Online Application with all the particulars
  • Click on next, Upload scanned copies of photographs and a signature
  • Now deposit the application fees through Online payment mode like net banking, challan, Debit-card, debit card.
  • Click on the submit button
  • Take out the hard copy of the application form for future reference 

CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Before appearing in the exam, it is important for the candidates to know the Detailed CTET Exam Pattern. The following table has the Paper 1 Exam Pattern:

  • There will be a total of 150 questions
  • The candidates have to complete paper in 150 minutes
  • The exam will take place in offline mode (pen-paper mode)
CTET Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET Syllabus 2020

CTET Detailed Syllabus covers the subjects related to learning, child development, and pedagogy. A candidate must have strong language skills to score well in the CTET exam.

The following table has some important topics that mostly appear in the exam:

Learning and Pedagogy Social Science Pedagogy
Mathematics Pedagogy Science Pedagogy
Individual Differences & Socialization Processes Percentage, Profit & Loss
Development and its Relation to Learning Conceptual & Practical Questions

CTET 2020 Preparation Tips

CTET Question Paper consists of 5 sections in total. The exam is for a duration of 150 minutes and each question will get you 1 mark

  • Students shall start with the topics they have not touched yet
  • Solving more and more CTET Mock Tests will make the students understand where they need improvement
  • Candidates can also solve more and more previous year question papers to understand the exam pattern as well as the difficulty level
  • Take our CTET online coaching to crack the exam in one attempt. It has benefits like free study material, free mocks, question-answer sessions, etc.
  • Students shall revise topics every day without fail

CTET Answer Key 2020

An answer key is a kind of an OMR Sheet that includes all the right responses in the paper. Candidates can check it in order to evaluate their marks in the paper. It is released before the result declaration. With the help of CTET Answer Key candidates can check how to claim on the discrepancies.

How To Check Answer Key

Follow the steps given below to check the answer key:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link that says - View OMR Sheet, Answer Keys and Challenge Answer Keys
  • Enter registration number and DOB (format: DD/MM/YYYY)
  • View CBSE CTET 2019 answer key

CTET 2020 Result

The CTET Result 2019 was released on 27th December 2019 on the official website for the December session. Students’ secured marks in this exam will be valid for the next 7 years from the result declaration date. Follow the steps given below in order to check the result:

  • Click on the result link given above 
  • Fill in the registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth
  • The CTET Scorecard will be displayed on the screen

CTET Expected Cut Off Marks 2020

The CTET 2019 Cut Off is yet to release till take a look at the expected CTET Cut off for this year in the following table:

Category Cutoff
General 87
OBC 85
SC 80
ST 80

CTET Selection Process 2020

As per the CTET Notification 2020, candidates will be selected as per their performance in the CTET Online examination. Candidates must clear the exam with the minimum qualifying marks of 60% or above to qualify the exam. 

  • Paper I: The paper I is for those candidates who intend to be a teacher for classes I to V
  • Paper-II: The Paper II is for those candidates who intend to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII

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