CTET 2020 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

CTET 2020 exam has been scheduled on 5th July 2020. Now wait is coming to end and the most-awaited and prestigious Exam’s – CTET admit card will be released in June 2020 by CBSE. Do not wait for the last moment, start and focus on the your preparation. In this COVID-19 pandemic situation, many students are struggling with preparation and has many questions regarding CTET 2020. This post will resolve all your queries related to CTET 2020 like what are exam pattern, eligibility etc.

CBSE has released CTET 2020 Notification on 23rd Jan 2020. The application process for CTET 2020 has been closed. All Candidates can check more details on CTET official website i.e. www.ctet.nic.in. Candidates will get to know about CTET 2020 Exam Dates, CTET 2020 Syllabus, CTET Eligibility Criteria, CTET Exam strategy etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1.When will be the CTET Examination going to held?
Ans. The CTET Examination will be going to held on 5th July 2020. For more details and to fill the application form you can follow the given link below:
Q2.What is the educational qualification required for different posts in CTET 2020 recruitment process?
Ans. 
Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V: (Primary Stage):
Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
OR
Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
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.El.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
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) passed or appearing in final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
OR
Candidates who possessed “Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)” are now eligible for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V: Primary Stage. Such Candidates has to mandatory undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as primary teacher.
Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage):
Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.
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).
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).
Note: Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
Q3.What is the CTET 2020 Exam pattern?
Ans. All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

Q4.What are the CTET 2020 Exam Dates?
Ans. CTET 2020 Exam is scheduled on 5th July, 2020 (Sunday). Here is the important dates for CTET 2020 Exams:

CTET 2020 EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

CTET Paper I Paper-II
Date of Examination 5 July 2020 5 July 2020
Entry in the Examination Centre 8:00 AM 12:30 PM
Last Entry in the Examination Centre 09:30 AM 02:00 PM
Test Concludes 12:00 Noon 04:30 PM

Q5. What is the structure of CTET Exam?
Ans.There will be two papers of CTET:

  • Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
  • Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage: (Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours)
Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

S.No. Subjects
No. of Questions
Marks
1
Child Development and Pedagogy
30
30
2
Language I (compulsory)
30
30
3
Language II (compulsory)
30
30
4
Mathematics
30
30
5
Environmental Studies
30
30
Total
150
150
  • Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: (Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours)
Structure and Content (All Compulsory):
S.No. Subjects
No. of Questions
Marks
1
Child Development and Pedagogy
30
30
2
Language I (compulsory)
30
30
3
Language II (compulsory)
30
30
4
Mathematics & Science
Or Social Studies/Social Science
60
60
Total
150
150
Note: Mathematics & Science- 30 MCQs each -60 Marks Or Social Studies/Social Science -60 MCQs -60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

Q6. What is the syllabus for CTET 2020?
Ans. The syllabus for all CTET Exam subjects can be downloaded given below:

Q7. What is the time duration of each Test?
Ans. The duration of each test is 2:30 Hrs.

Q8. After qualifying the CTET, am I eligible for getting the Job?
Ans. Qualifying CTET would not confer a right on any person for Recruitment/Employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Q9.When will be the exam conducted?
Ans. The examination will be held on 5 July 2020.

Q10.Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Ans.The exam will be conducted in Offline mode.

Q11.What is the application Fee for CTET 2020 Exam?
Ans. A candidate belonging to either the General or OBC category is required to pay Rs. 1000/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 1200/- (if applying for both the papers). The amount of Rs. 500/- (if applying for either Paper I or Paper II) and Rs. 600/- (if applying for both the papers) for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

CATEGORY Only Paper I or II Both Paper I & II
General/OBC Rs.1000/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs.500/- Rs.600/-

Q12.Is the exam Bilingual?
Ans. Yes, the Main questions paper will be bilingual in nature.

Q13. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Ans.No, there is no sectional cut-off in the exam

CTET Cut off Marks 2020: Check Passing and Qualifying Marks

Q14. Is there a criterion for negative marking?
Ans.No, there is no negative marking.

Q15.When will be the CTET admit card released?
Ans.CTET admit card will be released in the month of June 2020. The candidates may download Admit Card from CTET official website.

Q16. What are the number of attempts a candidate can avail for CTET?

Ans. Till now there is no limit on number of attempts for appearing in CTET.

Q17. What is the validity period of CTET certificate?
Ans.. As per existing guidelines framed by NCTE, the validity period is 7 years.

Q18. Can I appear in Paper-I or Paper-II in different cycles.
Ans. Yes, you can apply separately.

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