CTET Paper 2 2024

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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 19-02-2024
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 19-02-2024

About CTET Paper 2 2024

About Exam

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 January 2024 exam notification on November 3, 2023. In addition to the notification, the admit card was issued on January 18, 2024. Candidates can download their CTET exam hall tickets using the admit card link provided above. The CTET Paper 2 exam date 2024 was announced along with the release of the notification PDF. Read on to learn more about the CTET Paper 2 exam.

CTET Paper 2 Exam Summary 2024

Check all the important details about the CTET Paper 2 2024 from the table below:

Particulars Details
Exam Name Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Paper 2
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level National-level
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
Official Website ctet.nic.in

CTET Paper 2 Latest Updates 2024


Check all the latest updates on the CTET Paper 2 exam below:

  • CBSE declared CTET Paper 1 result and CTET Paper 2 result at ctet.nic.in. Candidates can enter their ‘Roll Number’ to check out their CTET January results using the direct official link below.

CTET Paper 2 Notification 2024 -- January Session

Exam Pattern

The Central Board of Secondary Education published the CTET January 2024 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:

CTET Paper 2 Important Dates 2024

Exam Syllabus

Candidates can check out the CTET Paper 2 important dates 2024 from the table below:

Events Dates
CTET Notification 2024 November 03, 2023
CTET Application Form 2024 Starts From November 03, 2023
Last Date to fill Online Application November 23, 2023
Last Date for submission of fee through E-Challan November 23, 2023
CTET Admit Card 2024 January 18, 2024
CTET Exam Dates 2024 January 21, 2024
Release of CTET Answer Key February 7, 2024
CTET Result Declaration February 15, 2024

CTET Salary & Job Profile 2024

Study Plan to Maximise Score

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:

Salary Structure

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
Grade Pay 4600 4800
Basic Pay after 7th CPC 44900 47600
HRA 3400 4350
TA 1600 1600
Gross Salary 49900 53550
Net Salary 43000-46000 48000-50000

CTET Qualified Teacher Job Profile

A CTET-qualified candidate’s job role differs from school to school. However, a few of the common responsibilities are listed below:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons in accordance with the class curriculum.
  • Develop students’ abilities and interests and coordinate through creative activities.
  • Test and analyse students for their progress in written and oral work.
  • Keep attendance records up to date.
  • Keep students motivated.
  • Participate students in extracurricular activities.

Career Growth

The CTET-qualified teacher is eligible for the following promotional positions:

  • Senior Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Headmaster
  • Principal

CTET Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria 2024

Previous Year Analysis

Only those with permanent Indian citizenship will be eligible to apply for CTET 2024 recruitment. The subjects of Bhutan and Nepal can also register for this exam. Before filling out the application, candidates must meet the CTET 2024 eligibility criteria as mentioned in the below section.

Age Criteria

The following are the age criteria to apply for CTET Paper 2:

  • The applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • There is no maximum age.

Education Qualification

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.

Number of Attempts

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.

CTET Certificate Validity

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:

Download CTET Certificate Validity

CTET Paper 2 Application Form 2024

CBSE released the CTET 2024 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:

  • Register for CTET 2024.
  • Fill out the CTET application form.
  • Upload the scanned images.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Download the confirmation page

CTET Application Fee 2024

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

CTET Paper 2 Exam Centres 2024

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
101 Port Blair 157 Nagpur
102 Vijayawada 158 Nashik
103 Visakhapatnam 159 Pune
104 Itanagar 160 Imphal
105 Dibrugarh 161 Shillong
106 Guwahati 162 Aizawl
107 Jorhat 163 Kohima
108 Silchar 164 Bhubaneswar
109 Tezpur 165 Sambalpur
110 Bhagalpur 166 Puducherry
111 Bhojpur (ARA) 167 Amritsar
112 Darbhanga 168 Bhatinda
113 Gaya 169 Ferozepur
114 Madhubani 170 Jalandhar
115 Muzaffarpur 171 Ajmer
116 Nalanda 172 Alwar
117 Patna 173 Bikaner
118 Samastipur 174 Jaipur
119 Vaishali (Hajipur) 175 Jodhpur
120 Chandigarh 176 Kota
121 Raipur 177 Udaipur
122 Dadar & Nagar Haveli 178 Gangtok
123 Daman 179 Chennai
124 Delhi Central 180 Coimbatore
125 Delhi East 181 Madurai
126 Delhi North 182 Tiruchirapalli
127 Delhi South 183 Hyderabad
128 Delhi West 184 Agartala
129 Panaji 185 Dehradun
130 Ahmedabad 186 Haldwani
131 Surat 187 Roorkee
132 Vadodara 188 Srinagar Garhwal
133 Ambala 189 Agra
134 Faridabad 190 Aligarh
135 Gurugram 191 Ayodhya (Faizabad)
136 Karnal 192 Bareilly
137 Kurukshetra 193 Etawah
138 Hamirpur 194 Ghaziabad
139 Kangra 195 Ghazipur
140 Shimla 196 Gorakhpur
141 Jammu 197 Jaunpur
142 Srinagar 198 Jhansi
143 Bokaro 199 Kanpur
144 Dhanbad 200 Lucknow
145 Ranchi 201 Mathura
146 Bengaluru 202 Mau
147 Mangalore 203 Meerut
148 Ernakulam 204 Moradabad
149 Kozhikode 205 Noida
150 Thiruvananthapuram 206 Prayagraj (Allahabad)
151 Kavaratti 207 Raebareli
152 Bhopal 208 Saharanpur
153 Indore 209 Sultanpur
154 Jabalpur 210 Varanasi
155 Aurangabad 211 Durgapur
156 Mumbai 212 Kolkata
213 Lakhimpur 225 Ludhiana
214 Nagaon 226 Ambedkar Nagar
215 Begusarai 227 Bijnor
216 Gopalganj 228 Bulandshahar
217 Purnia 229 Deoria
218 Rohtas 230 Gonda
219 Saharsa 231 Manipuri
220 Saran 232 Pratapgarh
221 Bhilai/Durg 233 Shahjahanpur
222 Bilaspur 234 Sitapur
223 Hazaribagh 235 Udham Singh Nagar
224 Jamshedpur

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

Topper List Success Stories

Candidates must complete the CTET Selection Process 2024 before heading to the detailed Paper 2 exam pattern.

CTET Selection Process

Candidates will be chosen based on their performance in the online test. The following sections provide information on the CTET 2024 selection procedure:

  • The candidate is chosen entirely based on their performance in the CTET examination.
  • The candidate must obtain a minimum CTET score of 60% to be shortlisted for employment as a teacher at any of the institutions.
  • Qualification for the examination does not guarantee employment. The candidate must remember that they must apply for jobs at multiple schools.

CTET Paper 2 Exam Scheme 2024

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

60 30 Marks
Total 150 150 Marks

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024

Exam counselling

The CTET 2024 Paper 2 syllabus tests individual knowledge 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
Remedial teaching
Mathematics Geometry
Data Handling
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Problems of teaching
Science Food
Natural resources
Understanding and appreciating science
Social Studies/ Social Sciences History
Social and Political Life
Concept and Nature of Social Science

CTET Paper 2 Preparation Tips 2024

Exam talks

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:

  • The pedagogical study is very difficult and an important section of the CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024. As a result, you must carefully review all of the pedagogic questions. Don’t be alarmed if some of the questions appear to be distorted.
  • Regular practice is the key to mastering those mathematical ideas and equations. Solve mathematical problems daily and devise shortcuts to speed up the process. Keep in mind that repetition is the key to success.
  • NCERT textbooks are useful for studying for CTET. Hence, learn the basic concepts from these NCERT books and take notes on what you have learned in science.
  • Make points for historical events so you can easily recall the events’ sequence.
  • Prepare a 3 to 4-page note for each subject in which you can list all the important points. 

CTET 2024 Exam-taking Strategy

Follow the below-mentioned points while attempting the exam:

  • Divide your time between all of the questions. Spend as little time as possible on a single question.
  • Start with the easier questions and go on to the more difficult ones later.
  • When answering a question, do not be in a rush; provide a real answer.
  • In most circumstances, guessing a solution is incorrect; please disregard this rule.
  • Remain cool and relaxed.
  • Do not lose your patience.
  • If possible, recheck your answers.

CTET Paper 2 Admit Card 2024

About Exam

CBSE issued the CTET Paper 2 admit card on January 18, 2024 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:

  • Visit the official website – ctet.nic.in.
  • The homepage has a link to download the CTET 2024 admit card.
  • Then, using the registration number (provided during the application process) and date of birth, click on the link to download the hall ticket.
  • After logging in, the CTET 2024 hall ticket will appear on the screen. Candidates must review all of the information and download it.
  • Take 2 to 3 printouts of the CTET Admit Card after downloading it.

CTET Paper 2 Answer Key 2024

About Exam

The officials uploaded the CTET Paper 2 answer key on February 7, 2024 — after the successful completion of the online test. It allowed applicants to evaluate the answers to the questions asked during their shifts. After the answer key was released, applicants could check these responses after logging in and raise objections if any corrections were required. 

The CBSE then reviewed all of the raised objections and made corrections if they discovered a valid error. The board then released the final CTET answer key.

CTET Paper 2 Result 2024

Eligibility Criteria

The Central Board of Secondary Education released the CTET Paper 2 result 2024 on February 15, 2024, after the release of the answer key. The CTET result is 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.

CTET Paper 2 Cut-off 2024

Admit Card

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)
General 60% 90
OBC/SC/ST 55% 82

FAQs on CTET Paper 2 Exam 2024

Exam Answer key

Candidates may have several questions about the CTET Paper 2 exam 2024. 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 2024 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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