Central Teacher Eligibility Test
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CTET Exam Pattern 2019, Marking Scheme – Paper 1 and Paper 2

CTET Exam Pattern 2019

CTET Exam Pattern 2019: All questions in CTET Exam will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking for CTET 2019 Exam.

There will be two papers of CTET

  • Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Check out: CTET 2019 Notification

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

  • Duration of Exam-Two-and-a-half hours
  • Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)
  • Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 and Marks
  • Environmental Studies 30 MCQs and 30 Marks

Total – 150 MCQs 150 and Marks

Nature & Standard of Questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and be learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. 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 Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Check out CTET Admit Card 2019

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

  • Duration of Examination – Two-and-a-half hours
  • Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)
  • Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • The language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs and 30 Marks
  • Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs and 60 Marks
  • (for Mathematics and Science teacher)
  • Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)60 MCQs and 60 Marks
  • *For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Total 150 MCQs and 150 Marks

Nature & Standard of Questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and be learning relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. 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 test items of Mathematics and Science will of3 0 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI – VIII by the NCERT.
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

Check out: CTET Online Application

Qualifying Marks and Award of CTET Certificate

As per NCTE notification, No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad Dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy.

Should give weightage to the CTET scores in the recruitment process however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.


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