CTET Cut off Marks 2020-21: Check Passing and Qualifying Marks

CTET 2020

The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET Exam are different for different categories GEN/OBC/SC/ST.General category Candidates who score 60% and above in the CTET 2020 examination will be considered as qualified and candidates who belong to OBC/SC/ST categories need to attain a minimum 55 percent marks in CTET 2020 exam. Candidates who are able to score the desired Passing Marks in the CTET Examination are declared as pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).Check the complete article for the CTET 2020 cut-off.

Lakhs Candidates have passed this examination. CBSE has conducted Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) in approx.135 cities across the country. The examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 is meant for the candidates who wish to be teachers for class 1 to 5 and Paper 2 is meant for the candidates who wish to be teachers for class 6 to 8. Both the papers are 150 marks each. Those candidates who will score marks equal to or more than 90 will be considered as qualified. The number of candidates who appeared every year and qualified is as below:

Appeared Candidate Qualified Candidates
Years Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 1 Paper 2
December 2019 14,13,390 9,91,755 2,47,386 2,94,899
July 2019 1359478 1017553 214658 137172
Dec  2018 10,73,545 8,78,425 1,78,273 1,26,968


For the General category, Candidates who score 60% marks in the examination will be considered as qualified. A good thing for all the appearing candidates is that there is no negative marking for a wrong attempted question.

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Passing Marks
General 60% 90 Out Of 150
OBC/SC/ST 55% 82 Out Of  150

What is the validity of the CTET Certificate:

CTET is a national level entrance examination. If any candidates obtain CTET certificate now then eligible to apply for teacher recruitment for the next seven years.

Scope After Qualifying CTET Exam:

CTET Exam is the Key to apply For Govt. Teaching Job. if you have qualified this exam with good percentage marks then you have good chances of getting selection in government as well as private schools.

1. Once you qualify the CTET exam, you are eligible to apply for primary teachers, TGT and PGT posts in Central Government Schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya School, DSSSB & Navodaya Samiti Schools.

2. You can also apply for the State level recruitment exam as well.

3. Apart from this, the candidate who clears the CTET Exam is also applied in the reputed private schools, there is high demand over there.


Q1. What is the minimum Qualifying Percentage for CTET?
Ans. The minimum Qualifying Percentage for CTET is 60 % for general category and 55 % for other category.

Q2.What is the validity of CTET Certificate?
Ans. The validity of CTET Certificate is 7 yrs.

Q3.My marks in CTET paper 1 is 80 and am from OBC category. Am i qualified for CTET Paper 1 exam ?
Ans.No, You are not qualified. The minimum passing marks for OBC Category candidate is 82 or 55%.

Q4.I am SC category candidate and applied for CTET Exam from General category. What is my passing marks criteria for CTET exam?
Ans. The minimum passing marks for the General category is 90 out of 150.

Q5.Is CTET Paper 2 qualified candidate apply for the TGT post?
Ans. Yes, he can apply but it will also depend on recruitment eligibility criteria.

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