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CTET Exam 2020-2021 Notifications, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, and Syllabus 2020-2021

CTET Exam Details 2020-2021: Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level examination. It is conducted twice a year (July and December). It is conducted to acknowledge the eligibility of the applicant to be appointed as teachers at Primary and Upper Primary levels and certify them. Due to COVID-19, it’s expected to conduct on 31 January 2021 in pen and paper format.

Are you preparing for CTET Exam? Do you have the current syllabus and enough study materials? Don’t worry! We’ve provided complete guidance on CTET Exam 2020-2021 in this blog. You can simply get every detail regarding the CTET 2021 Exam in this blog.

Overview of CTET 2021

Move through the Overview of CTET 2020-2021, as mentioned in the table below to recognize all the notable events related to the CTET Exam.

EXAM NAME Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)  
CONDUCTING COMMITTEECentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
EXAM TYPENational Level  
PURPOSE OF THE EXAMExamine the applicant for Selection of Primary and upper primary Teachers in Central Government Schools
DURATION2 hours 30 minutes (each paper)  
LANGUAGE (OR) MEDIUMEnglish and Hindi  
HELP DESK NUMBER011-222235774  
CTET Exam Details

CTET 2021 Exam Notification

Central Board of Secondary Education has released a declaration regarding the CTET exam at its official site. It was published on 23 January 2020. The CTET Exam registration process has been started on 24 January 2020. Every year around in the month of January and August, the CTET Notification has been released.

Because of Covid-19, the CBSE has delayed CTET Exam 2020-2021, but will now organize it on January 31, 2021. The CBSE Board has announced the new timetable for the CTET. Before appearing for the test, we advise that every applicant must go through the notification and read all the mandatory details, including the CTET 2020-2021 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, and much more.

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CTET Exam Eligibility Criteria 2021

You should know the CTET Eligibility 2021 before applying for the exam. The reserved class will get a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET.

Applicant can check the complete eligibility criteria for the primary stage and upper primary stage as the latest CTET Exam Notification from below:

Primary Classes (Class 1 to 5)

For primary levels, candidate must fulfil the criteria as given below:

  • Candidate must pass senior secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidate have to pass or appear in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
  • The candidate has to pass senior secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 45% marks.
  • Candidate should complete or appear in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002. OR
  • The candidate should complete senior secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidate should pass or appear in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • The candidate has to pass senior secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidate must have a pass certificate of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education) *. OR
  • Candidate needs to have a graduation degree in the relevant discipline.
  • Candidate should have a certificate of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Elementary Classes (Class 6 to 8)

You must fulfil the criteria as given below:

  • Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline that must be obtained.
  • Also, the Candidate should accomplish or appear in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR
  • Candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks that must be acquired.
  • Candidate needs to complete a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) OR
  • Candidate has to complete Graduation with at least 45% marks that must be done in relevant discipline.
  • Candidate should accomplish a year in Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR
  • Candidate should pass Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks
  • Also, the Candidate need to pass or appear in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Candidate have to pass the senior secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Along with, you should complete or appear in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed. or B.A.Ed./B.Sc.Ed. OR
  • Candidate will have graduation with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidate have to pass or appear in a 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education) * also.

How to Fill CTET Application Form?

Eligible applicants can apply an online CTET form to the official CBSE website. The CBSE will post a notification detailing the complete examination schedule and procedure to fill. Applicant need to keep in mind that the CTET form 2020-2021 was available from January 24 to March 9, 2020.

The online application process covers,

  • Filling the form,
  • Uploading documents,
  • Fees Payment and printing the confirmation page.

We are providing step by step guide to fill the online CTET Exam form.

Check the step-by-step guide to fill the CTET form from below:

Step 1: CTET Exam Registration

  • Candidate should visit the official website,
  • Press on “Apply for CTET Exam.”
  • Enter your personal details in the form, as mentioned in the class 10 certificate.
  • Now, Choose any three exam centers, preferred language, and paper option
  • Here, Fill academic, communication, and other required details and enter security text.

Step 2: Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • After done, upload the photograph in the prescribed format and in jpeg format.
  • Upload the signature in jpeg format.

Step 3: Now, pay CTET Exam Application Fee

  • After the uploading of images, candidate automatically redirected to the fee payment page
  • Here chooses the payment option; whether online or through e-challan
  • For online payment, candidate need to choose a payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking)
  • For offline payment, candidate need to download the e-challan and deposit the fee in Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank.

Step 4: Print Confirmation Page

  • Candidate will find a preview of the final page display on the screen.
  • Now print it for record and future processes.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy to the CTET office.

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CTET Exam Application Fee 2021

There is an option to pay the application fee by both online and offline modes. The fee structure is differs based on the category of the Applicants as per the new CTET Exam Notification.

CategoryOnly for Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General/OBCINR 1000/-INR 1200/-  
SC/ST/PWDINR 500/-INR 600/-  

Note: Banks Service Charges & Service taxes (as applicable) will be charged.

Important Dates CTET 2021

Check upcoming important dates and Latest Updates for CTET 2020-2021 Exam.

CTET Notification: the most recent CTET notification 2020 was released on January 23, 2020.

CTET application form: The CTET application 2020 was started on January 24, 2020, and ended on February 24, 2020. Afterward, the date to apply online was extended again till March 9, 2020.

Admit Card : CTET 2020-21 Admit Card has been published tentatively on January 13, 2021.

CTET Exam: CTET 2020-21 are going to be organized on January 31, 2021. it’ll be in two shifts for paper-I and -II.

CTET Answer key: The official CTET answer key 2020-21 are going to be published tentatively a couple of weeks after the conduct of an assessment. The candidate will easily challenge the key on the official website of the exam.

CTET Result: CTET result of 2020-21 is going to be announced within 6 weeks of the conduct of the exam. Participants can easily check the result online on the official website.

CTET Exam Dates 2021-22

Check out the other important dates related to the Exam. it’ll assist the participants to make their study plan for the remaining period before the exam.

Here candidate will get all CTET 2021 -22 important dates like

  • Registration date,
  • Application date,
  • Admit Card Release date,
  • Exam date,
  • Result date

Note the coming Events CTET Exam date sheet from below.

CTET 2020 Result DeclarationTo be Released  
Release of CTET 2020 Answer KeyTo be Released  
CTET 2020 Certificates’ DispatchTo be DISPATCHED SOON

CTET Exam Time Schedule 2021

Note that the Central Teaching Eligibility Test authorities have published the Exam Schedule for the CTET 2021-22 Exam. Candidate can check the schedule from the below table:

CTET 2021-2022 Exam Day EventsCTET Paper-I Time ScheduleCTET Paper-II Time Schedule  
Date of Examination  announced soonannounced soon
Entry timings of the candidates in the Examination8:00 am for paper 112:30 pm for paper 2  
Checking of the candidates Admit Cards9:00-09:15 am  for paper 11:30-1:45 pm for paper 2  
Distribution of Test Booklet timingsfor paper 1 9:15 am for paper 2 1:45 pm
Test Booklet sealed to be Broken/Opened to take out the answer Sheet9:25 am1:55 pm  
Last Entry in the Examination Centre9:30 am2:00 pm
Test Commences9:30 am2:00 pm
Test Concludes12:00 NOON4:30 pm  

CTET 2021-2022 Exam Pattern

CTET Exam Pattern has 2 papers – Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)

• Paper 1 is for participants who want to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5.

• Paper 2 is for participants who want to become a teacher for classes 6 to 8.

Participants will be awarded a +1 mark for every correct answer. The negative marking scheme won’t be applicable to the exam.

Here some highlights about the CTET Exam Pattern from the below table:

Particulars Paper 1Paper 2
Exam ModeOffline (pen-paper based)Offline (pen-paper based)  
Duration150 Minutes150 Minutes
Section5 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental4 (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies)  
No. of Question-150150
Negative MarkingNONO
Medium of examEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi

CTET Exam Syllabus 2021

You need to have the latest syllabus to prepare for any exams. Here we have provided the latest CTET Syllabus.

  • CTET Paper 1 is for Primary Teachers Applicant, and Paper 2 is for Applicant of Upper Primary Teachers. The applicant can also appear for both papers.
  • Paper 1 Syllabus cover Child Development and Pedagogy. It highlighted on educational psychology and teaching of children aged 6-11.
  • Paper 2 Syllabus includes 5 sections viz., Child Development and Pedagogy for children aged 11-14 years.
  • Language 1 and Lang 2, Mathematics and Science, and Social Science are the other four sections.
  • Language 1 and Lang 2 will contain questions from comprehension and language development.

Note that Paper 1 and 2 both has 2 Language sections – Lang I and Lang II.

You can select any one language as Language I and another as Language II from the language options and are required to specify an equivalent on the confirmation page.

Note- that Paper 1 and 2 both has 2 Language sections – Lang I and Lang II.

You can select any one language as Language I and another as Language II from the language options and are required to specify an equivalent on the confirmation page.

You can select for 2 languages from the following options in which you wish to appear:

Code Language

01 English

02 Hindi

03 Assamese

04 Bengali

05 Garo

06 Gujarati

07 Kannada

08 Khasi

09 Malayalam

10 Manipuri

11 Marathi

12 Mizo

13 Nepali

14 Oriya

15 Punjabi

16 Sanskrit

17 Tamil

18 Telugu

19 Tibetan

20 Urdu

CTET Admit Card 2021

CTET 2020-21 Admit Cards has been tentatively published on January 13, 2021, on the official website of CBSE.

You need to check the particulars on the admit card. It is necessary to match the details given on the confirmation page. You need to check all the details on the Admit Card properly and if you found any discrepancies then report to the authority regarding any corrections.

You need to follow the steps given below to download the, Admit Card:

  • You should visit the official website of CTET, i.e.,
  • Now, click on , “Admit Card.” option
  • Here, enter Registration Number and Password
  • Now, click on submit after verifying the details on it
  • Finally, press on download and take a print out.

CTET Admit Card is a mandatory document to be brought to the examination hall along with a photo ID proof. It may be any of the following document:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter ID Card

How to prepare for CTET Exam

CTET is the only gateway for getting a teaching job in the central government schools at the junior and senior secondary level. To crack the CTET exam, you must have a proper strategic plan based on their abilities and sufficient study materials. A hard preparation plan provides a defined path. Therefore, we have come up with some tips to guide you so that you can follow to crack the CTET exam.

Here we are providing some tips for the CTET Preparation to crack the Exam.

  • Know the latest CTET Syllabus
  • Make a Study Plan
  • Develop Reading Habits
  • Clear Your Basics
  • Get Best Reference Books for CTET
  • Best CTET Study Materials
  • Make Notes
  • Memorize Formulas
  • Go Through Example Problems
  • Practice Previous Year Papers for CTET:
  • Solve Sufficient Practice Questions
  • Take CTET Mock Tests
  • Improve Your Test-Taking Skills

CTET Exam Cut Off Marks

CTET Cut-off for the 2020-21 session will be published after the declaration of results. You can get a rough overview about the CTET Cut-Off from the December 2019 session:

Category CTET Exam Cut-off

  1. General 90
  2. OBC 82.5
  3. SC 82.5
  4. ST 82.5

How to Download CTET Exam Result

CTET Result will tentatively be published on the official website of CBSE, a few weeks after conduct of the exam. You will find the Result for both papers on their website. In Digi-locker, you can download the CTET 2020-2021 Eligibility Certificate also.

Take the steps as follows:

  • visit to the official page of CTET, i.e.,
  • Search for the option ‘CTET Result 2020-2021.’
  • Here, click the link and enter the roll number
  • The result will soon appear on the screen on one click
  • Now download CTET Score Card and print for future use.

Important Notes: CTET Eligibility Certificate is valid for seven years from the date of result declaration for all candidates. You can attempt multiple times for CTET.

Career Scope after CTET Exam passed

You will find that there are many chances for a primary teaching and secondary school job, you can also get the chance to become a headmaster of schools.

You will have promotion chances too. Such as,

  1. Headmaster in school
  2. A senior teacher in school
  3. Assistant Teacher in school

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