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CTET 2021 Online Test Instructions - Check Guidelines, Process

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: November 16, 2021 | CTET

CTET 2021 exam will be conducted in online mode from December 16 to January 13. Check this page to get the online test guidelines, process, instructions, and more!

CTET 2021 Online Test Instructions

CTET 2021will be conducted from December 16, 2021, to January 13, 2021. The exam will be conducted in online mode this year i.e. it will be a computer-based exam. Due to the pandemic, several exams this year have been conducted in online mode and most of the students are familiar with the computer-based exam process. However, the pandemic is not the only reason for CTET being conducted online this year. One of the main reasons for this year’s online test is to motivate futuristic teachers to become computer literate. 

It is also to be noted that like every other exam, CTET also has a different process for the online test as specified by the examination conducting authority. Hence, before going for the exam, the candidates must be aware of the detailed instructions for CTET 2021 online test so that they do not get confused and waste no extra time during the test.

What is Computer Based Test?

The computer-based test or the online test is the process where the candidates sit in front of a computer. Each candidate will be allocated computers according to their roll number and admit card. The candidates will have to log in to the computer using their registration number. When the exam starts, the questions will appear on the computer screen one by one. The candidates will have to select the correct option on the computer using their mouse. The candidates will also have the option to change/modify/edit answers entered at any time during the examination.

CTET 2021 Online Test Instructions

The candidates must keep in mind the following instructions for CTET 2021 online test:

General Instructions

  • After logging in, the important instructions for the exam will be displayed on the screen which will demonstrate how the candidates have to answer the questions. It is very important to go through the exam instructions carefully before proceeding with the test.

  • The exam will be conducted for a total of 150 minutes. The clock will be set at 0 on the server and the countdown will start when you start the exam. When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. You will not be required to end or submit your examination.

  • There will be a question palette on the right side of the screen which will show the status of each of the questions. The palette will have a color code for different statuses which will look like this:

  • The Marked for Review status means that you will look at the question once again.

Navigating Through the Questions

  • You will have to click on the respective question number in the question palette in order to go to that question.

  • You will have to click on “Save & Next” to save your answer or else the answer will not be saved.

  • If you want to mark the question for later and save your answer, click on “Mark for Review & Next”.

Answering the Questions

  • Click on the option which you think is correct.

  • If you want to deselect the option, you can click on “Clear Response”.

  • Click on “Save & Next” to save your answer or “Mark for Review & Next” to save it for review.

Navigating Through Sections

  • The sections included in the question paper will be displayed on the top of the computer screen. The section which is currently answered will be highlighted. The candidates can click on any section where they want to go.

  • When the candidates click on “Save & Next” in the last question of a section, they will be directly taken to the next section.

  • The candidates will be able to navigate between sections at any point in time during the exam.

  • The summary of the particular section will be displayed on the top of the screen.

Instructions for Numeric Questions

  • To answer the numerical questions, the candidates will have to use the on-screen virtual keyboard displayed just below the question and enter the answer in the provided space with the mouse.

  • Click on “Save & Next” to save your answer or “Mark for Review & Next” to save it for review.

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