CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

Anjani Chaand Updated On: 10 Dec, 2018 12:11 IST

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CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which is exam conducting authority of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) has released the CTET 2018 exam pattern on the official website of CTET for all those aspirants who are planning to take the entrance examination. The exam pattern depicts the mode of examination, type of questions, number of questions, marks allotted to each question, total marks, time duration and negative marking in the exam etc. With the help of the exam pattern and syllabus of CTET 2018, the test-takers will get an overall idea of the examination they are about to face. Additionally, the exam pattern of CTET 2018 clearly defines the structure of the paper that will help candidates in their preparation strategy.

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam should note that CTET comprises of two papers- Paper I (Primary Stage) and Paper II (Elementary Stage). The entrance examination is conducted in offline mode (pen-paper based) for the candidates and the question paper of CTET 2018 will be in both Hindi and English language. In the entrance exam, objective type of questions will be asked and candidates will be required to answer these questions within the time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. Listed below are all details related to the CTET 2018 exam pattern for the candidates.

Detailed Exam Pattern of CTET 2018

  • CTET 2018 is going to be conducted in the offline (Pen & Paper based) mode.

  • There are two papers in the entrance exam (Paper I & Paper II).

  • Paper I is conducted for candidates who wish to become teachers for class I to V.

  • Paper II is organized for candidates who aspire to become teachers for class VI to VIII.

  • Aspirants interested in both are required to appear for both the papers.

  • Each Paper will consist of 150 questions and will carry 150 marks.

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked in the entrance examination.

  • Language mode of the question paper is English and Hindi.

  • The total time duration of CTET 2018 is 2 hours 30 minutes.

  • Paper I (Primary Stage) has five sections, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. It is mandatory to attempt all the sections of this paper.

  • Paper II (Elementary Stage) has five sections (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies) out of which candidates will have to take four. Aspirants willing to teach Mathematics or Science must attempt the Mathematics and Science section, candidates willing to teach Social Studies must attempt the Social Studies section and the other candidates shall take either Mathematics and Science section or Social Studies section.

Feature

Details

Mode of Exam

Offline mode

Duration of Exam

2 hours 30 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Number of Papers

Two Papers

Medium

English and Hindi

Marking Scheme

1 mark given for each correct question. There is no negative marking.

 CTET 2018 Marking Scheme

  • For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark.

  • There is no negative marking in the entrance exam.

CTET Paper I:

S. No.

Sections

Total Number of Questions

Marks

1

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

2

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

3

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4

Mathematics

30

30

5

Environmental Studies

30

30

 

Total

150

150

CTET Paper II:

S. No.

Sections

Total Number of Questions

Marks

1

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

4

Mathematics and Science
(for Mathematics and Science teachers)

60

60

5

Social Studies/Social Science
(for Social Studies/Social Science teachers)

*For any other teacher – Section 4 or 5 (either of the two) will be relevant

60

60

 

Total

150

150

FAQs

1. How many times can I appear for CTET exam?

Till now there is no limit on the number of attempts for appearing for the exam. A CTET qualified candidate can also appear again to improve his/her score.

2. Will CTET be conducted in Online or Offline mode?

The entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode for all the candidates.

3. What is the time duration of each Test?

The time duration of CTET is 2 hours 30 minutes.

4. What is the medium of language in the entrance examination?

The questions in CTET exam are bilingual (English and Hindi) in nature.

5. Child Development and Pedagogy section is of how many marks?

Both papers I and II has Child Development and Pedagogy section. This section has 30 questions of 30 marks.

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