CTET 2020-21: Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released the Central Teacher Eligibility Test admit card on the official website. Prior to this, officials had released the CTET exam date. CTET 2020-21 exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 31, 2021. Keeping COVID 19 pandemic situation in mind the officials have increased the CTET exam centres from 112 to 135.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a national level exam conducted twice a year to provide certification to candidates who are aspiring for a career in the teaching profession for classes I to VIII. The recruitment is for the posts of school teachers in Primary and Upper Primary Levels. In this article, we have provided all the details on CTET 2020-21 – exam dates, syllabus, pattern, admit card, exam centres and more. Read on to find out!
January 13, 2021: CBSE has released CTET 2020-21 admit card on the official website. Download CTET Admit Card from the linked article.
November 05, 2020: CBSE has released the new exam dates for CTET 2020 exam. CTET 2020 exam is scheduled on January 31, 2021.
Read the Official Notice on CTET Revised Exam Date
CTET 2020-21 Notification
Before getting into the details of CTET 2020-21 Notification (July session), let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Name of the Examination||Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)|
|Conducting Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Exam Type||National Level|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Medium of Language||English and Hindi|
CTET 2020-21 Important Dates
It is important for you to know the schedule of CTET 2020-21. So, we bring you the important dates for CTET 2020:
|Beginning of Online Application||24th January 2020|
|Last Date of Application||24th February 2020|
|Last Date of Fees Payment||25th February 2020|
|Change in Exam City Preference||November 07 to 16, 2020|
|Release of CTET Admit Card||January 13, 2021|
|CTET 2020 Exam||January 31, 2021|
|Release of CTET Answer Key||February 2021 (Tentative)|
|Declaration of CTET Result||February 2021 (Tentative)|
CTET Exam Date – July Session
CTET 2020 exam was previously scheduled on July 5, 2020 which was postponed due to the Corona Virus outbreak. CBSE had released a notification on November 05 announcing the revised CTET exam date. CTET 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 31, 2021. Check the official notice from below:
CTET Exam Centres
CBSE has increased the number of exam centres for the upcoming CTET exam due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation. The exam cities have been increased from 112 cities to 135 cities. The list of new exam cities added to the existing list of exam centres are given below:
|Hazaribagh||Udham Singh Nagar|
- Candidates had the opportunity to make changes in the exam city preference from November 07 to 16, 2020.
- Every effort will be taken by officials to accommodate candidates in the preferred cities. However, if not possible, the officials have all rights to allocate any other suitable exam centre.
CTET 2020-21 Time Schedule
CTET July 2020 session will be conducted in two shifts. Paper I and Paper II will have separate shifts. Below is the CTET Time Schedule:
|Activity||Paper I Schedule||Paper II Schedule|
|Entry in the Examination Hall||8 AM||12:30 PM|
|Checking of Admit Cards||9 AM to 9:15 AM||1:30 PM to 1:45 PM|
|Distribution of Test Booklet||9:15 AM||1:45 PM|
|Seal of the Test Booklet to be Opened||9:25 AM||1:55 PM|
|Last Entry in the Examination Hall||9:30 AM||2 PM|
|Test Commences||9:30 AM||2 PM|
|Test Concludes||12 PM||4:30 PM|
CTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must know that CTET has two papers – Paper I and Paper II.
Paper I is for candidates aspiring to become teachers for Class 1 to V (Primary Stage). And Paper II is for those aspiring to become teachers for Class VI-VIII (Upper Primary Stage). The CTET Eligibility Criteria is different for Primary and Upper Primary teachers,
Minimum Qualifications Required For Becoming Class I-V Teacher (Paper I):
- – Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks. They should have also passed or should be currently appearing for the final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education (OR)
- – They must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 45% marks. Also, they must have passed or currently appearing for the final year of 2 year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with the NCTE Regulations, 2002 (OR)
- – They must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks along with passing or currently appearing for the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) (OR)
- – They must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or currently appearing for the final year of 2 year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* (OR)
- – They must have done graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)*.
Minimum Qualifications Required For Becoming Class VI-VIII Teacher (Paper II):
- – Applicants applying for this position should be a graduate and must have passed or currently be in the final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education (OR)
- – They should have completed their graduation and obtained at least 50% marks along with passing or currently appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) (OR)
- – They must have completed their graduation and secured at least 45% marks and should have passed or currently appearing for 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in accordance with the NCTE regulations issued from time to time (OR)
- – Candidates must have passed Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and should have passed or currently appearing in the final year of 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) (OR)
- – Aspirants must have passed Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks and should have passed or currently appearing in final year of 4 year BA/BSc. Ed or BA. Ed/B.Sc. Ed (OR)
- – They should have completed their graduation and obtained a minimum of 50% marks and must have passed or currently appearing for 1 year B.Ed (Special Education)*.
Note: * Refers to candidates who have obtained the certificate of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution. Such candidates will be taken into consideration for appointment as a teacher for Class 1 to 5. The person appointed as the teacher is required to go through a six-month bridge course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE within two years of his appointment as the primary teacher.
Any candidate who has qualified B.Ed Programme recognized by the NCTE is entitled to appear in TE/CTET. Also, as per the existing TET guidelines vide NCTE letter dated 11th February 2011, a candidate who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (identified by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.
How To Apply For CTET 2020?
If you are eligible, you can follow the steps as under to fill your CTET application form:
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website of CTET- ctet.nic.in.
- – 2nd Step: Click on the link that says “Apply Online”.
- – 3rd Step: Fill in your “Personal”, “Contact”, and “Residential” details and submit.
- – 4th Step: Note down your Registration Number and Password that will be generated on successful registration.
- – 5th Step: Now, log in using your Registration number and Password.
- – 6th Step: Upload scanned images of your Photograph and Signature in the required format.
- – 7th Step: Proceed to the “Payment” option and pay the CTET application fee.
- – 8th Step: Download the application form and take its print out for future reference.
CTET Application Fees
Candidates can pay the application fee through online or offline mode. Offline fees can be paid through e-Challan by depositing the application fee in CTET exam fee account with Syndicate or Canara Bank. For online payment of fees, applicants can pay it through their Debit card or Credit card.
|Category||Only Paper I or II||Both Paper I & II|
|General||Rs 700/-||Rs 1200/-|
|OBC||Rs 700/-||Rs 1200/-|
|SC/ST||Rs 350/-||Rs 600/-|
|Diff Abled Person||Rs 350/-||Rs 600/-|
CTET 2020 Exam Structure
As mentioned above, CTET has two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be meant for people intending to be a teacher for Class I-V. Paper II will be for people aspiring to be a teacher for Class VI to VIII. Eligible candidates can apply for both the papers.
For both Paper 1 and Paper 2, all questions are of Multiple Choice Type. Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
CTET Exam Pattern For Paper I
Paper I comprises five sections. The total marks for this paper is 150. Each question carries 1 mark. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Candidates must secure at least 60% marks in order to qualify in this paper. The paper has a time duration of 2.5 hours.
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Child Development and Pedagogy||30||30|
CTET Exam Pattern For Paper II
Paper II also comprises five sections. Each question carries 1 mark. The total marks for this paper is 150. There is no negative marking for Paper II and the qualifying marks for Paper II is 60%. The exam comprises a composite time duration of 2.5 hours.
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Child Development and Pedagogy||30||30|
|Mathematics and Science||60||60|
|Social Studies/Social Science||60||60|
Note that both Paper 1 and Paper 2 has two Language sections – Language I and Language II. Applicants can choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the language options and are required to specify the same in the confirmation page. Candidates can opt for two languages from the following options:
CTET 2020 Admit Card
CTET admit card has been released on the CTET official website- ctet.nic.in. Candidates should know that the hard copy of the CTET hall ticket will not be sent to them. CTET 2020 call letter should be downloaded within the stipulated time. In case of any discrepancy or error in the admit card, applicants should immediately contact the CTET authorities. Errors regarding particulars of applicants, photograph and signature, or any other information that varies from the application form shouldn’t be avoided.
General Guidelines For CTET 2020
Here are a few important guidelines for students:
- Candidates should report to the examination center 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
- There are no criteria of educational qualification, age, etc. for the scribe.
- Applicants must bring their own ballpoint pen (black/blue) as the board will not provide these things.
- The use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If candidates fill their OMR sheets with pencils, their sheet will be rejected.
- No rough work is allowed on the OMR sheet. All rough work is to be done in the space provided in the test booklet.
- No change of answer is allowed in the OMR sheet. The use of an eraser or whitener on the OMR sheet is not permissible.
- Applicants must attempt questions in languages opted by them as mentioned in the admit card. In case the candidate attempts in any other languages, his candidature will be canceled.
We have now provided all the relevant details on the CTET exam. As the exam dates have been announced canddiates need to gear up with their CTET Preparation. The exam is extremely competitive and needs your complete attention and diligence all through your preparation. Candidates can take free CTET Mock Tests on Embibe’s OnlineTyari platform to prepare for the upcoming exam. We wish you all the best for your exam!
Frequently Asked Questions On CTET Exam
Check the frequently asked questions on CTET exam from below:
A. CTET 2020 exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021.
A. CTET exam is conducted twice a year.
A. CTET Admit Card has been released on January 13, 2021
A. The validity of CTET eligibility criteria is 7 years starting from the date of announcement of result.
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