CTET – Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts a national-level exam CTET – Central Teacher Eligibility Test twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8. There are two CTET papers in the exam, that is, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach Classes 1-5 need to give Paper-I and candidates who plan to teach Classes 6-8 need to take Paper-II. Candidates who plan to teach Classes 1-8 need to take both the papers. CTET admit card 2021 has been released on January 13. The CTET 2020-21 exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021.

CTET admit card 2021 has been released by CBSE on January 13. Candidates can download the CTET admit card 2020-21 from the official website of the exam – ctet.nic.in. Candidates can download their admit card by using details such as application number and date of birth. 

CTET 2021 admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the allotted test centre. The document contains all the important information such as exam date, exam time, exam centre address, etc. Due to covid situation candidates must follow precautions mentioned on ctet official site.

CBSE has announced the revised CTET 2020-21 exam date. The teacher eligibility test will now be conducted on January 31, 2021 at 135 cities across the country. 

CTET Eligibility 2020-21

  • Candidates should pass 10+2 with minimum 45 per cent aggregate marks in order to be qualified for appointment as a primary stage teacher
  • Candidates should clear graduation with minimum 45 per cent aggregate marks or 10+2 with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks in order to be qualified for appointment as an elementary stage teacher
  • Candidates should complete the prescribed teacher training programmes/teacher education courses


Q: When will CTET 2020 exam be conducted by CBSE?

A: The revised CBSE CTET exam date 2020-21 has been announced. The test will be conducted on January 31, 2021.  

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for CTET exam?

A: No, there is no age limit to take the CTET exam. 

Q: Is there any negative marking in CTET exam?

A: There is no negative marking in CTET. Candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer in the exam.

Q: What are the qualifying marks for CTET?

A: Candidates should score 60 percent or above marks in the exam in order to be considered as CTET pass. 

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

A: There are no minimum or maximum attempts for the exam. This means that candidates can appear for CTET exam as many times as they want. 

Q: What is the validity of CTET eligibility certificate?

A: Uptil now, CTET eligibility certificate was valid for a period of seven years starting from the date of declaration of result. However, now the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has extended the CTET passing certificate validity to a lifetime period.  

Q: Will I get the job after clearing CTET exam?

A: Qualifying CTET exam does not guarantee job to a candidate. It is only one of the eligibility criteria for employment.

Q: Will CBSE or CTET unit give me job if I clear the exam?

A: No, CBSE is an exam conducting body and does not offer employment to any candidate.

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

A: Yes, you can apply for the exam again. There is no restriction on the number of attempts for qualified/ non-qualified candidates.  

Q: Can I appear for paper-I and -II in different cycles of the exam?

A: Yes, you can appear for paper-I and II in different exam cycles.

Q: What is the confirmation page?

A: The CTET confirmation page is a page that gets auto-generated after successful payment of the application fee. The confirmation page acts as a proof that a candidate has successfully filled and submitted the CTET application form. 

Q: How is the CTET exam centre allotted to a candidate?

A: CTET exam centre is allotted as per the city preferences mentioned by the candidate in the application form.  

Q: How many times is CTET conducted in a year?

A: CTET exam is conducted twice a year, typically in the months of July and December.

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