CTET Exam Date 2020 Postponed: CBSE CTET July Exam Date Deferred , Check Details

CTET Exam Date 2020: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), which was scheduled to be conducted on July 5. The new examination dates for CBSE CTET 2020 will be announced after the situation becomes more conducive for the examination to be held. The decision has been taken by the CBSE in view of the increasing coronavirus cases in the country. 

CBSE is the conducting body of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test appoints candidates as teachers by determining the eligibility of a candidate. CTET 2020 Notification PDF was released @ctet.nic.in on 23rd January 2020 This comes as an opportunity to become a teacher in various Central Government Schools such as NVS, KVS, Tibetan Schools, etc.

CTET Exam Date Postponed

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud over various examinations. A no. of exams have been postponed. The same is the situation for the CBSE CTET July Exam 2020.

CBSE has postponed the CTET 2020 exam due to the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the country. The next date for CTET 2020 exam will be announced when the situation is more conducive for conducting the CTET exam. The news has come as a big relief for all CTET 2020 aspirants who were hoping for the exam getting postponed.

Earlier, the board was planning to conduct the exam on July 5 in two shifts for paper-I and -II. The board was planning to conduct the exam by taking the following safety measures at CTET exam centres. But then, due to the rise in cases, the exam dates is canceled till further notice. Check details below.

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Lakhs of candidates have applied for the CTET July Exam.

CTET 2020 July Notification: Overview

Exam Name CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)
Type of Job Teaching Jobs
Session of the Year CTET July 2020
Official Website ctet.nic.in
Mode of exam Pen and Paper
Mode of Application Online Form
Language Medium 20 languages
Average No of Applicants 20-30 lakhs
Exam Duration Two and half hour(per paper)
Negative Marking NA

CTET Exam Date 2020

A press release before the official notification informed the CTET Exam Date 2020 to be 5th of July. The Admit Card for CTET 2020 is delayed as it was supposed to be released in the 3rd week of July 2020.

Given are the important dates for CTET 2020 are mentioned in the table.

Events Dates
CTET July 2020 Notification 23rd January 2020
CTET 2020 Online Registration Starts From 24th January 2020
Last Date to fill Online Application 2nd March 2020
Last Date for submission of fee
through E-Challan or Debit/Credit Card
5th March 2020 before 15.30 hrs
Online Correction Schedule 19 Mar 2020 to 24 Mar 2020
CTET 2020 July Admit Card Delayed
CTET 2020 Exam Date 5thth July, 2020
To be notified
CTET 2020 Result Declaration To be notified
Release of CTET 2020 Answer Key To be notified
CTET 2020 Certificates’ Dispatch To be notified

Click Here to Apply Online for CTET 2020

CTET 2020 Notification PDF Out: As per the official website, the official notification is now out for CTET 2020. Candidates can download the same from the provided link for eligibility, exam dates. CTET 2020 Notification comes as a hope to the teaching aspirants, who have been in need of the job such as Graduates/ Post Graduates with B.Ed./ Diploma/ NCTE etc.

CTET Exam Schedule

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held in two shifts. The timings of both the shifts are given below:

PAPER TIMING DURATION
PAPER-I 9:30 A.M to 12:00 P.M 2.30 Hours
PAPER-II 2:00 P.M to 04:00 P.M 2.30 Hours

CTET Exam Pattern 2020

CTET Exam Pattern consists of the description of two papers, for which the candidates apply based on their eligibility. CBSE conducts two papers in two different sessions. For the candidates, Paper 1 is for the candidates who wish to become teachers of Class 1 to V while Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach Class VI to VIII. A candidate may apply for both the papers too.

The type of questions will be Objective Multiple Choice. The question paper will be bilingual medium, i.e both in English and Hindi.

CTET Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for CTET Exam. If a question is left unattempted or is marked wrong, the total marks of that question will not be taken into consideration.

Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Social Science/Social Studies {For Social Science & Social Studies Teacher Only} 60 60
Mathematics & Science {For Mathematics & Science Teacher Only} 60 60
Total 150 150

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Candidates are required to score a minimum of 60% to qualify CTET Exam. One major thing to note is that the score of CTET is valid for 7 years after the result has been declared for the same by CBSE.

CTET Syllabus

The syllabus of CTET is majorly concentrated on student’s welfare. The main areas are Child development and pedagogy and the concept of education in schools. Language is one section a candidate needs to be master to clear CTET exam. Apart from that Mathematics, Science/Environmental Science are also major sections that a candidate needs to focus on to ace CTET.

Click here to Read CTET Syllabus

Eligibility criteria for CTET 2020

Eligibility criteria include the qualification of the candidate in terms of the education degrees/ achievements. The criteria for Class I to V is different from that of Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage). Applicants are requested to read about the eligibility criteria and then submit the application.

Eligibility criteria for Classes I to V

  • Primary Stage Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 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 its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its 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 year of such appointment as primary teacher”.

Eligibility criteria for Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage)

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education; 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); OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.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).
  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year of bachelor degree in education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc are provisionally admitted and their CTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid examinations.
  • The candidate not having any of the above qualifications shall not be eligible for appearing in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
  • The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria

CTET Age Limit Criteria

There is no age restriction for applying in CTET Exam. The age limit for CTET requires you to possess the education qualification such as B.El.Ed, B.Ed. (passed or final year appearing). There is no age bar for the application.

How to Prepare for CTET 2020?

Now, for a teaching exam or a TET Exam, a candidate must remember that there is no negative marking. Thus, one needs to be careful, and considerate of the scheme.

CTET Exam 2020 preparation requires one to be very much thorough with the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus. Also, keep in mind the type of questions that have come in the previous year exam.

If NO negative marking is taken as an advantage, then be sure with your answers. And to be confident in the guesses, a candidate must be thorough on his or her concepts. Conceptual knowledge is the basis of any entrance exam.

You may be selective in the preparation of important topics, but remember to be complete (all-inclusive) in those topics.

If you are getting bored in between, try moving to the question papers to get an idea of the important questions, consistency in the appearance of certain topics/questions.

Do keep in mind confidence and conceptual knowledge hold the most important place in the exam.

You may be studying less, but study properly, even if it is one topic a day, but be complete in the same covering all aspects.

CTET Online Form 2020

The CTET Online form 2020 requires the registration, submission of application form with complete and correct details, uploading Photograph and Signature, Payment of Application Fee

  1. Registration- The process of registration requires filling personal details and verifying the information through 10th Certificate. Select Exam centres, language & paper.
  2. CTET Application Fee
    For General/OBC =
    Only Paper-I or II: Rs.1000/- and Both Paper-I or II: Rs.1200/-SC/ST/Differently Abled Person = Only Paper-I or II: Rs.500/- and Both Paper-I & II : Rs.600/-
  3. Photograph and Signature
    Check the photo and signature suitable size according to the form. Scan and upload.

CTET Apply Online Link

Click Here to Apply Online for CTET 2020

CTET Answer Key 2020

Answer key is the document that is issued for the candidates to check their answers. In order to verify their answers and to predict their scores, CTET Answer Key is released. One may check the answer key using the given link.

Click here to Check CTET Answer Key 2020

CTET Admit Card 2020

CTET Admit Card is released on a particular date, as mentioned in the notification. Candidates will be able to download CTET admit card at ctet.nic.in by entering the issued registration number and date of birth as credentials, candidates will be able to download CTET admit card by using the link.

Click here to Download CTET Admit Card

CTET Result 2020

CTET Results will be declared by CBSE after the examination is conducted. To check CTET Written Exam Result, use the given link. The final list will be prepared in accordance to the marks obtained by a candidate in Exam as well as the concession granted by Government to candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Click here to Check CTET Result

CTET Cut-Off

The Candidates securing 60% (General) and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate. School Managements (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to the person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extent reservation policy.”

TET 2020 Exam- FAQ

Q 1. How many times is CTET exam conducted in a year?

CBSE conducts CTET exam two times every year all over the country. It is conducted generally in July and December every year.

Q 2. When did the Official Notification of CTET 2020 July Exam release?

CBSE had released the CTET 2020 July Exam notification on 23rd January 2020.

Q 3. What is the exam date of CTET 2020 July Exam?

CTET 2020 July exam is postponed till further notice due to rising case of COVID 19 among the people.

Q 4. Is there any negative marking in CTET exam?

There is no negative marking in CTET exam.

Q 5. How many attempts can be taken at the CTET exam?

There is no limit on the age of the CTET exam. If you clear the exam your certificate is valid for 7 years.

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