Get complete details about CTET Passing Marks for 2021 and for previous years. Check the qualifying marks required for General, SC, OBC, and other reserved categories in CTET 2021.
CTET stands for the abbreviation of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is a national level exam that is conducted two times in July and December. The Central Board of Secondary Education organizes CTET for the teachers who are willing to join the Central Government Schools as a teacher to teach in classes I-VIII. Many states and government schools have considered CTET as the primary eligibility criteria for the teacher recruitments process.
CTET exam comprises two papers, Paper I and Paper II. The candidates qualifying the Paper I will be eligible for teaching in classes 1 to 5, whereas the candidates who pass Paper-II will be eligible for teaching in Classes 6 and 7. The candidates will be provided with a total duration of 2 hours 30 minutes for both papers. Paper I & Paper-II will have a total of 150 objective type questions.
Table of Contents
- CTET Qualifying Marks 2021
- CTET Passing Marks
- CTET 2021 Important Dates
- CTET Previous Year Passing Marks for Paper I & Paper II
- CTET Cut-off Marks 2019
- CTET Passing Marks 2018
CTET Qualifying Marks 2021
There are also some qualifying marks that the authority has released for different categories to be eligible for recruitment in various schools. No age limit is there to appear for the CTET exam as per the notification of CBSE.
CTET qualifying marks for 2021 are,
- Qualifying marks describe the marks that should be scored by the candidate to get selected for the exam.
- Candidates who will secure the qualifying marks or more than that will be considered qualified.
- The qualifying marks of CTET vary with categories like general, OBC, and SC/ST.
- The qualifying marks of CTET for different categories are:
- General - 60%
- SC/ST/OBC - 50%
CTET Passing Marks
The passing marks in CTET are the minimum marks required to clear the examination, i.e., cut-off marks are also known as passing marks. The authority declares the passing marks after the result publication. Candidates can analyze CTET results by observing the passing scores in the exam. Further, they can assume whether they are qualified or not. However, the authority can change or alter the passing marks in CTET based on the difficulty level of the paper & the total number of candidates who are appearing for the exam.
Below are the CTET passing marks,
- Candidates who qualified for the CTET exam can appear for the recruitment process in NVS, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Tribal Schools.
- The cut-off score for the CTET for the Paper I & Paper II is 60% out of the total marks.
- The total marks of Paper I & Paper II are 150.
- If the candidates want to be eligible for the recruitment process of teaching from classes 1 to 8, they must clear both the papers of CTET.
- Candidates must score passing marks out of the total marks in both papers to qualify for the recruitment process.
- The authority will award the CTET Scorecard & CTET Certificate to the candidates who score equal to or more than the passing marks in CTET.
- The CTET certificate issued by CBSE will have validation of seven years right from the date of result announcement for all categories.
- Candidates who obtained the CTET Certificate will be eligible for the teacher recruitment process for the next seven years.
- There is no limit on the number of attempts the candidates want to appear in the CTET exam or obtain the CTET Certificate. It depends on the candidate's choice how many times they want to perform for the examination.
- Candidates who have already qualified for the CTET exam can also appear again to improve their scores.
- The School managements provide some concessions to the various categories like OBC, SC/ST under their existing reservation policies.
CTET 2019 Notification states that the School management should give weightage to the marks scored by the candidates in CTET 2019 in recruitment. However, if the candidate qualified for the CTET exam, it does not mean that they have the right to recruitment/employment as the authority considers it as the only eligibility criteria for the appointment.
However, CBSE is an exam conducting body, and it does offer any employment or job offer to the candidates who clear the CTET exam.
- CTET Passing Marks for General: For General Category, the candidates must score 90 marks out of 150 marks.
- CTET Passing Marks for SC/ST: For the SC/ST category, the candidates must score 85 marks out of 150 marks.
- CTET Passing Marks for OBC: For the OBC category, the candidates must score 85 out of 150 marks.
CTET 2021 Important Dates
Candidates are requested to check this page for more details and updates on important dates related to the CTET 2021 exam.
The dates in the table below are updated as per the official notification.
|CTET Exam Date||January 31, 2021 (Paper-I & II)|
|Release of CTET Answer Keys 2021||To be announced|
|Release of CTET 2021 Scorecard||To be announced|
|Issue of CTET Eligibility Certificate||To be announced|
CTET Previous Year Passing Marks for Paper I & Paper II
Central Board of Secondary Education has released the previous years passing marks in CTET.
The cut-off marks for CTET 2018 are:
|Years in descending order||Category|
CTET Cut-off Marks 2019
The cut-off marks for CTET 2019 for both December and July sessions updated as per official notification.
CTET 2019 cutoff marks are tabulated below.
CTET Passing Marks 2018
The authority has not released any passing marks for CTET 2018. However, the candidates can follow the cut-off marks which the coaching experts publish.
The CTET passing marks for different categories are:
- CTET Passing Marks for OBC 2018: The passing marks in CTET for the students belonging to OBC are 85 out of 150.
- CTET Passing Marks for SC/ST 2018: The passing marks in CTET for the students belonging to SC/ST are 80 out of 150.
- CTET Passing Marks for General 2018: The CTET passing marks for the students belonging to General are 90 out of 150.
Knowing the passing marks for the CTET examination conducted in the previous years is helpful as it will help you set a goal. The passing marks of the previous years will also help you understand the difficulty of each paper. The CTET's previous year's passing marks also help formulate the passing marks expected for the current year.