CTET Exam Analysis 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 18 Jan, 2021 09:31

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CTET January 2021 Exam Analysis

CTET January 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 31, and the detailed analysis for Paper 1 & II will be updated here after the exam. Meanwhile, you can check the 2019 & 2018 exam analysis here.

CTET January 2021 Paper 1 Exam Analysis - Available on January 31CTET January 2021 Paper 2 Exam Analysis - Available on January 31

CTET 2019 (December) Paper Analysis

CTET December 2019 has been conducted on December 08, 2019, and the Paper I as well as Paper II exam analysis of CTET has been updated here. The candidates can check CTET exam analysis 2019, question paper review and video exam analysis here. 

CTET 2019 (December) Paper Analysis 2019 (Paper I)

The CTET 2019 live exam analysis for Paper I can be checked below. The below table indicates the section-wise difficulty level. 

Name of the SectionExpected No. of Good AttemptsDifficulty Level
Environmental Studies45Moderate
Mathematics/ Science42Difficult
Language II (English)24Easy
Language I20Easy
Child Development & Pedagogy23Moderate

CTET (Dec 2019) Child Development & Pedagogy Analysis (Paper I)

The Child Development & Pedagogy section of CTET Paper I was moderate. The topic-wise total number of questions can be checked below -

Name of the TopicTotal No. of Questions
NCF & Gender-Based02
Learning & Pedagogy03
Conceptual & Practical Questions04
RTE & Types of Children03
Others 05-08

CTET (Dec 2019) Mathematics Paper I Analysis

The difficulty level of the Mathematics section of CTET Paper I is moderate. The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the TopicTotal No. of Questions
Pedagogy of Mathematics15
Number & Numbers System03
Time 2
Income & Expenditure2

CTET 2019 (December) Paper Analysis 2019 (Paper II)

The CTET 2019 paper-II was conducted from 2:00-4:30 PM on 8th December 2019. In this section, candidates had to answer 150 questions. There are four sections in the paper, which had to be solved within the duration of 150 minutes. The total marks allocated to the exam was 150.

The first three sections in Paper II were compulsory whereas the fourth section gave test takers the choice to attempt questions from either Maths and Science, Social Studies/Social Science or all the questions from Maths, Science and Social Studies/Social Science. 


No. of Questions


Child Development & Pedagogy 



Language I 



Language II 



Maths & Science

OR Social Studies/Social Science

OR Any one of the above






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CTET 2019 (June) Paper Analysis (Paper I & II)

CTET 2019 exam was successfully conducted on July 07, 2019. Paper I of the CTET exam was conducted in the morning session and the Paper-II of CTET exam 2019 was conducted in the afternoon session. After the exam, many candidates who appeared for the exam gave their analysis on Paper I and II of the CTET exam 2019.

CTET Paper I (June) Analysis 2019

CTET Paper I was conducted for candidates aspiring for a teaching job at the primary level. The Paper I exam of CTET was conducted from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. According to the analysis or opinion of students, CTET Paper I exam 2019 can be analyzed as follows -

  • According to some candidates, CTET Paper I 2019 was moderately difficult. Some aspirants felt that the paper was easier than the December 2018 CTET Paper I exam.

  • This year, the number of questions in the Child Development and Pedagogy section was more than the expected number of questions. However, all the questions in this section were easy.
  • The Hindi language paper of CTET Paper I was easy than the December exam.

Difficulty Level of CTET Paper I Question Paper 2019

Based on the candidates' response on CTET Paper I exam 2019, the section wise difficulty level of CTET Paper I exam 2019 can be checked below -

Name of the SectionDifficulty Level
Child Development & PedagogyModerate
Language I (English)Easy
Language II (Hindi)Easy
Environmental SciencesDifficult

CTET Paper II Analysis 2019

CTET Paper II exam 2019 was conducted on July 07, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This year, the overall difficulty level of the CTET Paper II was moderate to difficult. Based on the opinions and responses of students, the CTET Paper II question paper can be analyzed as follows -

  • The overall difficulty level of the CTET paper 2 exam was moderate to difficult.
  • The Child Development section of CTET Paper II exam 2019 was moderate, and many questions were asked from Child Development & Learning Theories.
  • Science & Mathematics section of the CTET Paper 2 exam was almost difficult, as most of the questions were asked from Geometry & Biology.
  • As far as Social Studies concerned, the difficulty level of the questions was moderate, and most of the questions were asked from Geography & History.
  • The Hindi & English section of CTET Paper 2 question paper was moderate.

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CTET 2018 Paper Analysis

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET December 2018) was successfully conducted on Sunday, 9th December 2018 in two slots. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted Paper 1 and Paper 2 for screening candidates to be eligible for taking up teaching posts in the schools across the country. You can find the detailed CTET December 2018 Paper Analysis here. Applicants who wish to take up Primary level teaching posts (classes 1st to 5th) appeared for CTET Paper 1 which was scheduled between 9:30 am to 12:00 pm while those who wish to apply for Elementary level teaching posts (classes 6th to 8th) took the CTET Paper 2 exam that was conducted between 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Let's do a detailed exam analysis of CTET 2018 here below.

As far as the overall difficulty level of CTET Paper 1 is concerned, the question paper was of a moderate level and can be termed as easier than the previous time. CTET 2018 consisted of a total of 150 questions across different sections such as Child Development and Pedagogy, English Language, Hindi Language, Science and Mathematics (for the Science students) and Social Science (for the Arts students). 

In a nutshell, candidates felt that:

  • The volume of questions in the Child Development and Pedagogy sections was high and were also a little more difficult than expected.
  • The Hindi language paper was easier as compared to the previous year.
  • The English language section was longer than usual.
  • The Science and Mathematics section comprised of questions mainly from topics such as Biology and Arithmetic respectively. This section was of moderate difficulty level.
  • The Social Science section was of easy to moderate difficulty level and questions in this section were mainly from Geography and Political Science.

Difficulty Level & Good Attempts for CTET 2018

Section Name

Difficulty LevelNumber of Good Attempts

Child Development & Pedagogy


English Language


Hindi Language

Easy to Moderate23-26

Science and Mathematics


Social Science

Easy to Moderate46-52



More details regarding the CTET 2018 Paper Analysis will be updated soon.

With inputs from Times of India

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