CTET Eligibility Criteria & Exam Pattern 2021

CTET Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Application Fee for Central TET Paper I, Paper II. Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released the notification and detailed information bulletin for Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET 2020.

The online application process for CTET 2020 July examination would commence on ctet.nic.in. The registration process would be active from 24-01-2020 to 09-03-2020. Check CTET eligibility, CTET important dates and how to apply for CBSE CTET 2020.

The online application forms have been released and are now available. Basic eligibility, important dates and steps on how to apply along with direct links are provided below. All the candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification before filling the online application form and check their eligibility before they apply.

CTET Eligibility Criteria: CTET is conducted for qualifying candidates for teaching positions. For classes I to V, candidates are required to qualify CTET Paper I and for Classes VI-VIII, candidates need to qualify Paper-II.

CTET Eligibility Criteria & Exam Pattern 2020
CTET Eligibility Criteria & Exam Pattern 2020

For CTET 2020 Paper I, candidates should have passed Class 12 (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education or 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) or Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

For CTET 2020 Paper-II, candidates must have a graduation degree and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) or in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE or 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education). Candidates who have passed Class 12 with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) or 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed can also apply.

CTET July 2020 Application Fee Details
The application fee for General category candidates for one paper is Rs. 1000 and for both papers is Rs. 1200. The application fee for SC, ST, and Differently-Abled Persons for one paper is Rs. 500 and for both papers is Rs. 600.

Only Paper I OR II Both Paper I & II.

General/OBC:
For either Paper 1 or 2: Rs.1000/-
For both paper 1 and 2: Rs.1200/-
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person:
For either Paper 1: Rs.500/-
For both paper 1 and 2: Rs.600/-

CTET 2020 How to Apply

  1. To apply, candidates are required to go to ctet.nic.in.
  2. On the home page, click on the activated link to Fill Online Application Form for CTET 2020. Alternatively, click on the link provided here.
  3. On the new window that opens, for new users, click on Apply. For registered candidates, candidates can simply sign in. Once you register, you would be sent an OTP on the email id provided.
  4. Complete the registration and fill the details in the online application form.
  5. Upload the scanned documents and pay the fees. Fees for only Paper I or Paper II is Rs. 700 for General candidates and Rs. 350 for reserved categories. As for candidates who wish to appear for both Paper I and Paper II, the fees if Rs. 1200 for general category and Rs. 600 for reserved category.
  6. Once the fees are paid to print the confirmation page that would be generated. Candidates are not required to send the confirmation page. Please keep the same for correspondence purposes. The online application is complete only once the confirmation page is generated.

CTET July 2020: Education Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes 1 to 5 Primary Stage (any one of these):
Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR

Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR

Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) OR

Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* OR

“Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)”
“(a) who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as primary teacher”.

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII: Elementary Stage (any one of these):
Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard OR

Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*. OR

Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. The programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized 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.

Steps to apply online for Central TET(CTET July 2020):
Log on to CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in. Go to the link that reads “Apply Online”. Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No. Upload Scanned Images of your latest Photograph and your Signature. Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card. Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

CTET JULY 2020 EXAM PATTERN

The CBSE CTET exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The CTET Paper 1 exam is meant for the candidates who wish to be teachers for class 1 to 5 and CTET Paper 2 is for those who wish to be teachers for class 6 to 8. Those who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes 1 to 5 and classes 6 to 8) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern: Paper I for Classes I to V Primary Stage: Duration of examination- Two-and-a-half hours

SectionNo. of QsMarks
Child Development and
Pedagogy (compulsory)
30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and •the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

CTET Paper-II Exam Pattern: Paper-II for Classes VI to VIII Elementary Stage: Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours

SectionNo. of QsMarks
Child Development &
Pedagogy (compulsory)
30 MCQs
30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics and Science
(for Maths and Science teacher)
OR
Social Studies/Social Science
(for Social Studies/
Social Science teacher)
*For any other teacher
(either (IV) or (V))
60 MCQs60 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-Vlll by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper-II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

CTET JULY 2020 QUALIFYING MARKS AND AWARD OF CTET CERTIFICATE
As per NCTE notification, No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

Online applying Process for CTET 2020?:
CTET exam is conducted for two papers and candidates will have the option to apply for either one or both the papers if they fulfil the required eligibility criteria.

Log on to CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in. Click on the “Apply Online” link. Step three: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No. Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature. Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card. Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

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