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CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Total Marks


CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023: The CTET Paper 2 exam is held across the country annually to give eligibility to candidates who want to teach from Classes 6 to 8. Candidates planning to appear for the CTET Paper 2 exam need to start preparing for the exam, and the best way to do so is by knowing the Exam Pattern.

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Candidates need to secure a total of 60 per cent to pass the eligibility test and get the job they want. The exam pattern will provide a good understanding of what to expect in the exam. Moreover, candidates will have a good idea of the marking scheme by referring to the exam pattern. Read on to learn more about the CTET Paper 2 exam pattern.

CTET 2023 Paper 2 Exam Pattern

The CTET Paper 2 exam will have 4 sections. Each section will test candidates’ prowess in teaching children from Classes 6 to 8. The exam pattern will enable candidates to prepare better for the exam. Along with the exam pattern, it is important that candidates refer to the CTET Paper 2 syllabus for efficient preparation.

Check the CTET Paper 2 exam pattern in the table below:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (Compulsory)3030
Language 2 (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science Teacher)
Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
Any one of the above (iv)/(v) – for teacher of any other subject

Important points to keep in mind while referring to the exam pattern are as follows:

  • There will be a total duration of 2.5 hours to complete the exam.
  • Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology and learning of children aged between 11 to 14.
  • The Language 1 section will focus on proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Language 2 section will focus on Elements of Comprehension Abilities, Language, and Communication.
  • Mathematics & Science and Social Science will test candidates’ knowledge of concepts, problem-solving skills, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • The questions will be asked based on the topics prescribed in the NCERT syllabus for Classes 6 to 8.

How To Practice Questions on CTET Paper 2 Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the CTET Paper 2 exam below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on “Getting a Government Job”. 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Teaching” from the dropdown and click “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “CTET Paper 2” on the search bar and click “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any CTET Paper 2 subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

CTET Paper 2 Marking Scheme 2023

As already mentioned, CTET Paper 2 will consist of 150 marks and the total number of questions is 150. Now, when it comes to marking distribution, every section is allotted 30 marks each (except one section). So, candidates have to put equal emphasis on each section.

Moving on, it is important to note that there is no negative marking for CTET Paper 2, unlike other competitive exams. So this allows candidates to analyse each question and give the most confident answer.

CTET Paper 2 Selection Process 2023

The good thing about the CTET Paper 2 selection process is that there is only one stage. Candidates only have to get the minimum qualifying marks to clear the exam. The minimum qualifying mark that candidates have to get to pass the CTET Paper 2 exam is 60 per cent.

Once candidates clear the exam, it should be remembered that any school will not recruit them; rather, they will be given an Eligibility Certificate. After receiving the certificate successfully, candidates can apply for jobs nationwide.

Other useful resources;

CTET Final Answer Key CTET Question Papers 
CTET Notification CTET Paper 2 Exam Detailed Info

FAQs on CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023

Below are some of the candidates’ most frequently asked questions about the CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern.

Q: How many sections are there in CTET Paper 2?

Ans: The CTET Paper 2 contains four sections, i.e., Child Development & Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Social Studies and others (see above).

Q: What are the maximum marks in CTET Paper 2?

Ans: The maximum mark for CTET Paper 2 is 150.

Q: Is there a negative marking scheme in CTET Paper 2 exam?

Ans: No, there is no negative marking in CTET Paper 2 exam.

Q: What is the total duration for CTET Paper 2 exam?

Ans: Candidates will get a total of 2.5 hours to complete the CTET Paper 2 exam.

Q: What is the CTET Paper 2 marks distribution?

Ans: Every section will have 30 questions and a total of 30 marks each.

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