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  • Last Modified 30-01-2023

CTET Cut-off 2022: Check Category-wise Cut-off Here


CTET Cut-off 2022: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) every year. The CBSE releases the cut-off marks for the CTET test for papers 1 and 2 online at their official website. The cut-off may change every year depending on the performance of the candidates; however, the CTET cut off for the general category is usually 60% and for reserved category candidates is 55%.

The CTET 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted in July 2022. Candidates can expect the CTET cut off marks to be released along with the result which is expected to be released soon after the completion of the exam. Candidates need to read the whole article to know more about CTET cut off 2022.

CTET Cut-off Dates 2022

The important dates related to the CTET cut off score is given in the table below:

Exam DatesJuly 2022
Result DateYet to be announced
Cut-off Release DateYet to be announced

Factors Determining CTET Cut-off 2022

There are various factors on which the cut-off of CTET depends. The factors include the following:

  1. Number of appeared candidates
  2. Minimum qualifying marks
  3. Number of registered candidates
  4. Vacancy to appeared candidates ratio
  5. The number of eligible candidates

CTET Cut-off for Paper 1 and Paper 2

The CTET cut off score for Papers 1 and 2 is 60% of the total marks. Candidates have to secure qualifying marks according to the paper they have selected for taking the exam. CTET Paper 1 is for becoming Teacher for Classes I to V (Primary Stage), and Paper 2 is for Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage). Candidates can check the expected CTET cut off for Papers 1 and 2 from this article.

CTET Expected Cut-off/Passing Marks

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Percentage Passing Marks Out of Total Marks 150
OBC/SC/ST 55%82

Category-wise Previous Year CTET Cut-offs for Papers 1 and 2

Candidates can check previous year cut-offs of CTET Papers 1 and 2 from the table below:


Validity of CTET Certificate

Earlier the validity period of the CTET certificate for a teacher’s appointment was seven years from the date of declaration of the result. But as per the latest notification released on June 21, 2021, the CTET certificate for teachers is now valid for a lifetime. Candidates having a CTET certificate can get a teaching job in any government-authorised school throughout the country at any point in time.

Jobs for CTET-Certified Candidates

The CTET certificate can be used to apply for Central Government Teaching jobs. The CTET certificate is applicable to schools of the Central Government like KVS, NVS, and Central Tibetan Schools and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and NCT of Delhi. CTET certificate may also apply to the unaided private schools, which may exercise the option of considering the CTET. Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.

CTET Exam Statistics

Candidates will get a better idea of the number of applicants who clear the exam by looking at previous years’ statistics. In CTET January 2021 exam, a total of 12,47,217 candidates appeared for Paper I, out of which 4,14,798 candidates have cleared the exam. On the other hand, 11,04,454 candidates appeared for Paper II, of which 2,39,501 candidates cleared the exam.

Previous Years CTET Result Highlights

The table below shows the CTET result highlights of previous years.

Year/SessionCandidates AppearedQualifiedPass Percentage
January 2021 Paper 1 12,47,217 4,14,798 33.25%
January 2021 Paper 2 11,04,454 2,39,501 21.68%
December 2019 Paper 114,13,3902,47,38617.50%
December 2019 Paper 29,91,7552,94,89929.73%
July 2019 Paper 113,59,4782,14,65815.78%
July 2019 Paper 210,17,5531,37,17213.48%
December 2018 Paper 110,73,5451,78,27316.60%
December 2018 Paper 28,78,4251,26,96814.45%
September 2016  Paper 11,93,00526,63813.8%
September 2016 Paper 23,86,08542,92811.12%
September 20156,55,6601,14,58017.48%
February 20156,77,55480,18711.95 %   9.16%
February 20147,50,00013,4251.7%
July 20137,76,00077,0009.96%
November 20127,95,0004,8500.61%
January 20129,00,00055,4226.1%
June 20117,60,00097,9199%

Now that you have a detailed article on CTET Cutoff, we hope you stay up to date with the CTET Cutoff. Staying aware of the CTET Cutoff will help you know the lowest possible score in the exam. When you know the cut-off of a particular exam, it aids you in roughly calculating your marks.

FAQs on CTET Cut-off 2022

Check some of the frequently asked questions related to CTET cut-offs below:

Q.1: When will CBSE release the CTET Cut-off 2022?

Ans. CBSE will release the CTET Cutoff 2022 along with its result. The date is yet to be announced by CBSE.

Q.2: What are the passing marks in CTET 2022?

Ans. The qualifying mark for CTET 2022 is 60% for the General category and 55% for OBC/ SC/ ST categories. Candidates who will score equal to or more than the qualifying marks will be considered qualified.

Q.3: What details are required to check the CTET cut-off 2022?

Ans. You need to enter your roll number on the official website of the exam to check the cutoff.

Q.4: Is the CTET Cut-off the same every year?

Ans. No, CBSE changes the minimum cutoff marks based on the difficulty level of the paper and the number of candidates appearing for the exam.

Q.5: Is there a sectional cut-off in CTET exam?

Ans. No, there is no sectional cutoff required to pass the CTET exam.

Q.6: What happens if I meet the CTET cut-off 2022?

Ans. Meeting the CTET cutoff means that you have qualified in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). After this, you will be issued the CTET eligibility certificate by CBSE.

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CTET NotificationCTET Exam Pattern
CTET SyllabusCTET Eligibility
CTET Admit CardCTET Result
CTET Answer KeyCTET Details

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