CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a national level professional exam for testing the eligibility of an applicant for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII. It is conducted by CBSE twice in a year, one in the month of July and the other in the month of December. The online registration for the CTET 2020 exam, to be held in the month of July, has started on the 24th of January and will close on the 24th of February. The exam has been scheduled on the 5th of July.
CTET 2020 Paper Pattern
There will be two papers in the CTET exam:
Ø Paper-I(Primary level): meant for Primary class (Class I to V) teachers
Ø Paper-II(Elementary level): meant for Elementary class (Class VI to VIII) teachers
An applicant has to appear for both these papers if he/she intends to be qualified for both the levels, i.e., primary as well as elementary. The questions in both these papers will be in the form of MCQ’s, that is, Multiple Choice Questions. Each MCQ will carry one mark. There will be four alternatives associated with each question out of which the examinee has to choose the most appropriate one. There will be no negative marking, which is no doubt a plus-point for the examinee.
Paper-I comprises five sections, namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Each section will have 30 MCQs, each carrying one mark. So there will be 150 MCQs in Paper-I totalling to 150 marks.
Paper-II comprises 4 sections, namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) or Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher). The sections Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and Language II will have 30 MCQs each while as the fourth section, i.e. Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science will have 60 MCQs. So there will be 150 MCQs in Paper-II also, totaling to 150 marks.