CTET 2020 notification: Exam Date, Syllabus, Admit Card, CTET Full form, Result

CTET 2020 notification: Check all details about the CTET exam such as eligibility criteria, the application process, exam dates, etc on this page.

What is the CTET Exam? CTET Full Form?

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test commonly known as the CTET exam is a national-level competitive exam conducted twice a year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to test the candidate’s eligibility for appointment as a teacher in Primary and Upper Primary level.

The full form of CTET is “Central Teacher Eligibility Test“. CTET Exam is generally conducted in July and December. Candidates have to secure a minimum of 60% marks in order to clear the CTET exam.

There are two papers in CTET EXAM, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who want to become a teacher for class I to V needs to clear Paper 1 and candidates who wish to become a teacher for class VI to class VIII needs to clear Paper 2.

A candidate can attempt both Paper if he wants to teach students of class 1  to class 8.

CTET exam was conducted for the first time in 2011.

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Latest Update:

4th November 2020: As per the latest notification released by the CBSE, CTET 2020 exam will be conducted on 31st January 2021 ((Public Notice 04.11.2020, Central Board of Secondary Education, Nov. 04, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 06, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ctet.nic.in/webinfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=757&iii=Y)). CTET 2020 exam was postponed due to the Covid-19 concerns. Now the number of cities for the exam has also extended to maintain social distancing. Candidates can change their examination city preference from 7th November to 16th November 2020.

CTET Exam Summary:

Exam nameCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Exam conducting authorityCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 
Exam PurposeTo test candidates eligibility for the appointment as a teacher
Mode of ExaminationOffline
LocationAll India
Exam FrequencyTwo times a year
Exam Duration150 Minutes
Exam levelNational
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Selection processPaper-1 or Paper-2 or both
Official website https://ctet.nic.in

CTET 2020 notification

CTET 2020 notification was released on 2nd January 2020. The application process was started on 24th January 2020 and ends on 24th February 2020. All important information have been released along with the CTET 2020 notification such as application process, eligibility criteria, etc.

CTET Exam which was scheduled to be conducted on 5th July 2020 has been postponed till any further notice.

Eligibility of CTET 2020 Exam

Candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria carefully before CTET 2020 registration online. Please find below details about the eligibility criteria for CTET 2020 exam.

Education Qualifications for Classes I-V: Paper 1


Education Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII: Paper 2


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CTET Exam pattern 2020

CTET Exam Pattern 2020 will consist of two papers. Candidates can choose any paper according to their choice.

Candidates can attempt both papers also. Both papers will consist of objective type questions with four choices.

Candidates can select one out of four choices as an answer. There is no negative marking in CTET 2020 Exam.

There will be two papers of CTET.


Note: If someone wants to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) then he will have to appear in both the paper rs (Paper I and Paper II).

Exam Schedule of CTET 2020 is given below:

(The Paper-I will be held in the morning session and Paper-II will be held in the evening session)


Please Check all TET Exam in India complete details
BTET 2020 Exam details released. check on the linked page

CTET 2020 Exam structure is given in the below table.


Nature and standard of questions:


Candidates need to select Language 1 and Language 2 while submitting the online application form. Language codes are given in the below table.


CTET registration 2020: CTET apply online 2020 Exam?

For CTET registration 2020, the Candidate needs to apply online and no other mode of application will be accepted. Candidates can register ‘ON-LINE’ through the CTET website www.ctet.nic.in.

CTET 2020 Exam Fee:


The candidate should fill all details while CTET registration 2020 online Form and upload their scanned images of the latest photograph & signature.

After successful submission of data and requisite fees, Candidates are required to take a printout of the Confirmation Page. Candidates can follow the below steps for online application submission.

CTET registration 2020

Total Time: 20 minutes

Log on to CTET official website.

First of all, candidates should visit the official website here (see below image)ctet july 2020 application process step 1

Go to the link “ Application Form for CTET JULY 2020 ” and open the same.

Now scroll down the page and click on “Application Form for CTET JULY 2020“.(See below image)ctet july 2020 application process step 2

Click on “New Registration” link.

Now you will come on user registration page(See image above). Now click on “New Registration” linkctet july 2020 application process step 2

Now Click on “Click here to proceed” button on new page.

Scroll down this page select checkbox “I have downloaded information bulletin, read and understood all the instructions“.(See image above). Now click on “Click here to proceed”ctet july 2020 application process step 4

Fill in the Online Application Form completely

You are now on the candidate information page(See above image). Fill all the information carefully. Fill complete the online Application Form and choose a password.
After submission, a Registration Number/Application Number gets generated.
Note down the Registration No./Application No. For subsequent login, system generated Registration No./Application No. and chosen Password will be used.ctet july 2020 application process step 6

Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature:

  • Upload scanned photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format
  • The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 to 100 KB.
  • Image Dimension of photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
  • The size of the scanned signature should be between 3 to 30 KB.
  • Image Dimension of signature should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height).

Pay Examination Fee:

Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card and net banking

The application fee can be paid in two ways:

  1. Through E-Challan: By depositing the prescribed fee in CTET Exam Fee Account with Syndicate Bank e-Challan or Canara Bank e-Challan.
  2. By Online-mode: Payment by Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking.

Print Confirmation page for record and future reference:

Candidates are required to take a printout of Confirmation Page for record and keep it for their reference. The Confirmation Page is not required to be sent to CTET.

CTET Syllabus 2020 pdf download:

Central Board of Secondary Education has released the CTET Syllabus 2020 along with the detailed advertisement. You can also download the CTET syllabus pdf file from below mentioned link.

CTET exam date 2020:

CTET 2020 exam has been postponed by the exam conducting authority. New CTET Exam Date 2020 will be released soon by CBSE.

All important CTET exam dates 2020 is given below:

EventCTET 2020 Exam Dates
Release of Notification2nd January 2020
Starting date for online registration24th January 2020
Last date for online registration and submission of application fee24th February 2020
Last Date for submission of online fee27th February 2020
Admit Card availability for examination20th June 2020
CTET 2020 Exam date31st January 2021
Availability of Answer KeyWill be updated
CTET 2020 Exam resultWill be updated

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CTET Admit Card:

CTET Admit Card for July 2020 Exam has been delayed due to the postponement of the CTET 2020 July exam. Generally, CTET Admit Card is issued 15 to 20 days before the exam. We will inform you as soon as the official authority releases the admit card for CTET July 2020 exam.

CTET Cut Off:

Please find below CTET Cut Off details.

CTET July 2020 expected Cut Off:

Please find the expected cut-off for CTET July 2020 exam. This is expected cut-off and Exact cut-off will be updated in July 2020.


CTET December 2019 Cut-Off:

Check CTET Cut-Off for December 2019 exam in the below table.


CTET July 2019 Cut-Off: Check CTET Cut-Off for July 2019 exam in the below table.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

How many times a CTET exam conducted in a year?

CTET exam is conducted two times each year, generally in the months of July and December.

What is the age limit to appear for CTET exam?

According to official notification, There is no age limit for CTET Exam.

Is there any negative marking in CTET exam?

There is no negative marking in CTET Exam.

How many times candidates can attempt the CTET exam?

Candidates can attempt CTET Exam as many times as they want. There is no criteria for exam attempt.

Can I apply for CTET again if I had already qualified the exam before?

Yes you can apply again as there is no criteria for attempt to qualified candidates also.

Can I get the teaching job after clearing CTET exam?

Clearing CTET Exam does not mean that you will get a teaching job. This test checks the minimum eligibility criteria to become a teacher. You will have to apply separately for teaching posts.

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