CTET Paper 2 Mock Test 2023: The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is one of India's most sought-after teaching exams. Why? Because by clearing the...
CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Total MarksAugust 18, 2023
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). It is a national-level eligibility test held twice a year to evaluate a candidate’s eligibility as a teacher for classes 1 to 8 in central government schools like KVS, NVS, and so on. Candidates who want to teach Classes 6 to 8 should take CTET Paper 2. Furthermore, aspirants must take both paper 1 and paper 2 if they want to teach classes 1 to 8.
CBSE released the official CTET July 2023 exam notification on April 27, 2023. The notification is out and even the admit card has been issued. Candidates can download their CTET exam hall tickets using the admit card link provided above. The CTET Paper 2 exam date 2023 was announced along with the release of the notification PDF. Read on to learn more about the CTET Paper 2 exam.
Check all the important details about the CTET Paper 2 2023 from the table below:
|Exam Name||Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Paper 2|
|Conducting Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a Year|
|Mode of Exam||Online – CBT (Computer-based Test)|
|Exam Fees||INR 1,000 for the General/ OBC
INR 500 for SC/ ST/ PwD
|Exam Purpose||To determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 6 to 8|
Check all the latest updates on the CTET Paper 2 exam below:
The Central Board of Secondary Education published the CTET July 2023 notification on the official website. The official notification contains all the details related to the exam, including the schedule, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Candidates can access the latest notification from the below link:
Candidates can check out the CTET Paper 2 important dates 2023 from the table below:
|CTET Notification 2023||April 27, 2023|
|CTET Application Form 2023 Starts From||April 27, 2023|
|Last Date to fill Online Application||May 26, 2023|
|Last Date for submission of fee through E-Challan||May 26, 2023|
|CTET Admit Card 2023||August 18, 2023|
|CTET Exam Dates 2023||August 20, 2023|
|Release of CTET Answer Key||To be Announced|
|CTET Result Declaration||To be Announced|
Before applying for the CTET Paper 2, applicants should be completely aware of the job profile and salary of all the posts. Check the section below for details:
The CTET salary structure depends upon the post applied. The starting salary for CTET-certified teachers ranges from 9,300 to 34,800. Go through the detailed salary structure from the below table:
|Details||Trained Graduate Teacher||Post Graduate Teacher|
|Pay Scale||9300- 34800||9300- 34800|
|Basic Pay after 7th CPC||44900||47600|
A CTET-qualified candidate’s job role differs from school to school. However, a few of the common responsibilities are listed below:
The CTET-qualified teacher is eligible for the following promotional positions:
Only those with permanent Indian citizenship will be eligible to apply for CTET 2023 recruitment. The subjects of Bhutan and Nepal can also register for this exam. Before filling out the application, candidates must meet the CTET 2023 eligibility criteria as mentioned in the below section.
The following are the age criteria to apply for CTET Paper 2:
Candidates must be graduates who have passed or are actively preparing for the final year exam of a 2-year Elementary Education Diploma.
Candidates must have received at least a 50% grade in their graduation. They must also have completed or be enrolled in a one-year Bachelor of Education program (B.Ed).
They must have received at least 45% in their graduation and have passed or are currently enrolled in a one-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program in compliance with NCTE regulations.
They must have received at least 50% in Senior Secondary and have passed or are actively preparing for the final year exam of a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) program.
Aspirants must have completed or been presently enrolled in a 4-year BA/BSc.Ed or BA.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.Ed course and have passed or been currently enrolled in a Senior Secondary or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks.
Candidates must have received at least 50% in their graduation and have passed or been currently enrolled in a 1-year B.Ed (Special Education) program.
Note: This applies to applicants who have earned a Bachelor of Education credential from an NCTE-accredited institution.
To get a CTET Certificate, candidates can take this exam as often as they desire. No limit exists to how many times an applicant can take the test. Furthermore, those who have qualified for the exam can retake it to improve their scores.
The CTET Certificate’s validity has been changed. As per new norms, the validity of the CTET certificate will remain to be a lifetime. Check the latest certificate notification here:
CBSE released the CTET 2023 application form along with the notification on the official website, i.e., ctet.nic.in. The following are the steps to fill out the CTET application:
Candidates planning to fill out the CTET application form will have to pay a specified amount of money as an application fee. The application fee can be paid using an e-challan, debit or credit card, or online banking. Aspirants must pay the application fee as provided in the table below:
|Category||Fees for Paper 2||Fees for Both Paper 1 and Paper 2|
|General/OBC||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,200|
|SC/ST/ Differently Abled||Rs. 500||Rs. 600|
Candidates must select four exam centres while submitting their applications. Take a look at the list of CTET exam centres for the Paper 2 below:
|City Code||Name of City||City Code||Name of City|
|122||Dadar & Nagar Haveli||178||Gangtok|
|223||Hazaribagh||235||Udham Singh Nagar|
Candidates must complete the CTET Selection Process 2023 before heading to the detailed Paper 2 exam pattern.
Candidates will be chosen based on their performance in the online test. The following sections provide information on the CTET 2023 selection procedure:
CTET Paper 2 exam will be conducted offline. It does not have a negative marking structure. Go through the CTET Paper 2 exam pattern from the table below:
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Child Development & Pedagogy||30||30 Marks|
|Language 1 (Compulsory)||30||30 Marks|
|Language 2 (compulsory)||30||30 Marks|
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
The CTET 2023 Paper 2 syllabus tests individual knowledge in order to get hired as a teacher for Grades 6 to 8. The CTET syllabus comprises Child Pedagogy, Language, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Check out the detailed Paper 2 syllabus from the below table:
|CTET Paper 2 Subjects||CTET Syllabus|
|Child Development & Pedagogy||Principles of Children development
Heredity and environment
Language and thought
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds
Motivation and learning
|Language||Reading unseen passages
Learning & acquisition
Language of Mathematics
Problems of teaching
Understanding and appreciating science
|Social Studies/ Social Sciences||History
Social and Political Life
Concept and Nature of social science
CTET is one of the most challenging tests to pass due to the high level of competition. You must complete each section and score higher scores to crack the exam. Here are some CTET preparation strategies to help you pass with flying colours:
Follow the below-mentioned points while attempting the exam:
CBSE issued the CTET Paper 2 admit card on August 18, 2023 at ctet.nic.in. Candidates must first obtain their hall ticket from the official website and then leave for the exam centre. Follow the given steps to download their CTET Paper 2 admit card:
The officials will upload the CTET Paper 2 answer key a few days after the successful completion of the online test. It will allow applicants to evaluate the answers to the questions asked during their shifts. Once the tentative answer key gets released, applicants can check these responses after logging in and raise objections if any corrections are required.
The CBSE then reviews all of the raised objections and makes corrections if they discover a valid error. The board will then release the final CTET answer key.
The Central Board of Secondary Education will release the CTET Paper 2 result 2023 after the release of the answer key. The CTET result will be available on the official website – ctet.nic.in. Candidates who pass the CTET exam will be considered for teaching positions all around the country. Furthermore, CBSE issues pass certificates to all the candidates who clear the exam.
The minimum score needed to pass the exam is known as the cut-off marks. The CTET Paper 2 cut-off can change depending on the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, their performance, exam difficulty, and candidates’ category. The minimum passing scores for the General, OBC, SC and ST categories are listed below:
|Category||Qualifying Percentage||Required Marks
(Out of 150)
Candidates may have several questions about the CTET Paper 2 exam 2023. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.
Q: What is CTET?
A: The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level teacher eligibility test administered by the CBSE to assess candidates’ eligibility. Candidates who pass the CTET test are eligible to apply for teaching jobs nationwide.
Q: Which class can the candidates teach after qualifying the CTET Paper 2?
A: Candidates qualifying the CTET Paper 2 exam can teach Grades 6 to 8.
Q: Is it possible to fill out the CTET application form in an offline mode?
A: No, the CTET application form can only be completed online from the official website – ctet.nic.in.
Q: How much would it cost an OBC candidate to apply for both CTET papers?
A: Candidates from the OBC and general categories must pay Rs.1200/- to apply for both CTET papers.
Q: Who is eligible to take the CTET examination?
A: Candidates who have passed the Class 12 exam with a minimum of 50% (45% for Reserved Categories) and have completed the D.Ed (Diploma in Elementary Education) programme are eligible for Paper 1. Those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and a B.Ed/ D. Ed with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to sit for the CTET test.
Q: How many sections are in the CTET 2023 Paper 2 exam?
A: The CTET Paper 2 exam includes four sections, i.e., Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-1, Language-2, and Mathematics & Science/ Social Studies & Social Sciences.
Q: Which subject carries the most weightage in the CTET Paper 2 exam?
A: In CBSE CTET Paper 2, the section with the most weightage is Mathematics & Science or Social Science/Social Studies.
Q: How long does completing the CTET Paper 2 exam take?
A: The CTET Paper 2 exam duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Q: What are my options for getting a government job after passing the CTET?
A: After passing CTET, candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching positions, such as KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, and others. Candidates who do not have a CTET Certificate cannot apply for teaching positions in Central Government schools.
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