CTET 2021: Know the exam pattern and other details

Know the latest exam pattern of CTET 2021. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 31, 2021.

CTET 2021: Know the exam pattern and other details
Ujjwal Kirti | Jan 20, 2021 - 12:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct CTET 2021 in offline mode on January 31, 2021. Candidates who are appearing in the CTET exam must check the detailed exam pattern of CTET for a better understanding of the CTET question paper. CBSE has also released the CTET admit card 2021 for the registered candidates on the official website - ctet.nic.in. The authority provides a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes separately for both the Paper-I and Paper-II.

Recommended: Download CTET previous year question papers along with answers. Click Here. 

The conducting authority also released the notice regarding COVID-19 guidelines. Applicants need to follow the social distancing guidelines and use of mask and gloves is compulsory at the CTET exam centre.

CTET exam pattern 2021

As we know that the CTET exam is conducted to determine the eligibility for teachers in government schools of national level such as Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalaya. As per the CTET exam pattern, there will be two papers. Paper - I is for primary level (Class 1 to 5) whereas Paper - II is for elementary level (Class 6 to 8). There will be five sections in both the papers consisting of 30 questions from each section.

There will be 150 questions in total and candidates will be awarded with 1 mark for each correct answer. One major benefit that the candidates will get is the option to attempt all the questions as there will be no negative marking for wrong responses. Candidates can check the table below for detailed exam pattern of CTET:

CTET Exam Pattern 2020-21: Paper 1 (Elementary Stage)

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Environmental Studies

30

30

5.

Mathematics

30

30


Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern 2020-21: Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)

60

60

5.

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)

60

60


Total

150

150

In Paper - II, candidates need to solve questions either from mathematics and science or social studies/social science.

More about CTET:

The CTET exam is conducted once every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Last year, the exam was postponed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and now scheduled on January 31, 2021.

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