CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Abhik Das Updated On: 22 Jan, 2020 19:21 IST

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CTET (July) 2020 Exam Pattern

As per the official CTET information brochure released by CBSE, there are no major or minor changes in the exam pattern of CTET. The CTET exam pattern for June 2020 is similar to previous editions of the exam. In order to help the candidates, we have simplified all the details about CTET 2020 exam pattern here. Candidates can scroll down to check the CTET exam pattern 2020 for July exam. 

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 2020 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 prescribed time duration. Listed below are all details related to the CTET 2020 exam pattern for the candidates.

Highlights of CTET Exam Pattern

Some of the major highlights of CTET exam pattern 2020 can be checked below -

  • CTET July 2020 is going to be conducted in the offline (Pen & Paper based) mode.

  • CTET 2020 exam is divided into two papers (Paper I & Paper-II).

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

  • CTET Paper-II exam is for candidates who aspire to become teachers for class VI to VIII.

  • B. Ed candidates can appear for both Paper I & II of CTET exam.

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

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked in the CTET exam.

  • The medium of instruction for CTET exam for subjects other than languages is English or Hindi.

  • The total time duration of CTET 2020 is 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper.

  • CTET 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.

  • CTET 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.

  • Candidates have a choice to select two languages in CTET exam 2020.

Feature

Details

CTET Mode of Exam

Offline mode

Duration of CTET Exam

2 hours 30 minutes

Type of Questions asked in the CTET exam

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Number of Papers in CTET exam

Two Papers

Medium of Instruction

English and Hindi

CTET Marking Scheme

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

Languages to Choose in CTET 2020 Examination

The following are the different languages offered in CTET 2020 exam. Candidates can choose any of the below languages as one of the options in CTET exam. 

Language  Code No. Language  Code No.
English 01 Marathi 11
Hindi 02 Mizo 12
Assamese 03 Nepali 13
Bengali 04 Oriya 14
Garo 05 Punjabi 15
Gujarati 06 Sanskrit 16
Kannada 07 Tamil 17
Khasi 08 Telugu 18
Malayalam 09 Tibetan 19
Manipuri 10 Urdu 20

CTET Exam Pattern (Detailed) 2020

CTET exam pattern is different for Paper I & II. Compared to the previous year exam pattern of CTET exam, there are not any major or minor changes in the CTET 2020 exam pattern. CTET June 2020 exam pattern for Paper I & II can be checked below -

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern

The Paper I exam pattern of CTET is as follows -

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 Exam Pattern

The Paper II exam pattern of CTET exam can be checked below -

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

Nature and Standand of Questions in CTET 2020 For Paper I

Some of the major details about nature and standard of questions in the CTET exam 2020 can be checked below -

  • The nature of questions in Language I of Paper I of CTET exam test the proficiencies of candidates pertaining to the medium of instruction.

  • The nature of questions in Language II of Paper I of CTET exam assess the candidates on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

  • The nature of questions in Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET 2020 will be based on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. The questions in this section will test the understanding the characteristics and needs of the diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

  • CTET aspirants must note that both Language I and Language II are mandatory in CTET exam.  A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page of the CTET application form.

  • The nature of questions in Mathematics and Environmental Studies of CTET 2020 will be based on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the questions in the entrance examination will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the NCERT.

  • For Paper I of CTET exam 2020, the questions will be asked on the basis of the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V. However, their difficulty level, as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

  • Candidates will have to opt for two languages in which they wish to appear for CTET: List of languages and code are as follows:

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

English

01

Gujarati

06

Marathi

11

Sanskrit

16

Hindi

02

Kannada

07

Mizo

12

Tamil

17

Assamese

03

Khasi

08

Nepali

13

Telugu

18

Bengali

04

Malayalam

09

Oriya

14

Tibetan

19

Garo

05

Manipuri

10

Punjabi

15

Urdu

20

Nature and Standand of Questions in CTET 2020 For Paper II

Some of the major details about the nature and standard of questions in CTET Paper 2 exam can be checked below -

  • The nature of questions in Language I of Paper II of CTET exam will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

  • The nature of questions in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

  • The nature of questions in Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET exam 2020 will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, specifically the age group of 11-14 years. The questions will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

  • CTET Paper II applicants must note that Language I and Language II are mandatory apart from the other major sections of the exam. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

  • The nature of questions in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science of CTET Paper II exam 2020 will be based on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. The questions of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The questions will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-Vlll by the NCERT.

  • For Paper II, the questions will be asked on the basis of the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

  • Candidates will have to opt for two languages in which they wish to appear for CTET: List of languages and code are as follows:

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

Language

Code No

English

01

Gujarati

06

Marathi

11

Sanskrit

16

Hindi

02

Kannada

07

Mizo

12

Tamil

17

Assamese

03

Khasi

08

Nepali

13

Telugu

18

Bengali

04

Malayalam

09

Oriya

14

Tibetan

19

Garo

05

Manipuri

10

Punjabi

15

Urdu

20

CTET 2020 Marking Scheme

Candidates can go through the following CTET 2020 marking scheme that has been mentioned below: 

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

  • There is no negative marking in the entrance exam.

Type of Answer

Marks

For Correct Answer

+ 1 Mark

For Wrong Answer

No Negative Marking

Use of OMR Sheet in CTET 2020

Handling the OMR sheet initially must be done under some supervision to avoid mistakes while providing the basic details of the applicants. Hence, here are the easy guidelines an applicant must follow in order to be user-friendly with the Optical Mark Recognition in CTET 2020. 

  • The candidates of CTET would find an OMR sheet within the sealed test booklet. The sealed booklet must be opened only when the invigilator announces to do so. 

  • There will be 4 options in the OMR answer script which are A, B, C, and D. In the answer booklet the same options will be provided for the candidates to choose. 

  • The OMR sheet will be scanned through an optical scanner, hence there must not be any crease on the answer script. Any such tinge or crease might give wrong result when the OMR sheet is sent for Optical Scanning.

  • Applicants must not write the roll number anywhere in the sheet except the specified space in the OMR sheet. 

OMR Sheet Side 1 

Candidates will have to use blue or black ballpoint pens to mark in the OMR sheet. Usage of the pencil is strictly prohibited. Candidates will have to mark the following details on sheet side 1:

  • Name of the Candidate 

  • Father’s Name

  • Roll Number 

  • Center Number

  • Name of that particular examination centre

  • Subjects offered

OMR Sheet Side 2

Candidates will have to mark the following details on sheet side 2:

  • Main test booklet number 

  • Roll number of the candidate

  • Language supplement booklet code 

  • Language supplement booklet number

  • The medium of Language to attempt questions

  • Signature of candidate

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