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 which 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 & government schools have considered CTET as the primary eligibility criteria for the teacher recruitments process.
CTET exam comprises two papers- Paper I & Paper-II. The candidates who will qualify the Paper I will be eligible for teaching in Classes 1 to 5, whereas, the candidates who will pass Paper-II will be eligible for teaching in Classes 6 and 7. The candidates will be provided with a total time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes for both the papers. Paper I, & Paper-II will have a total of 150 objective type questions. 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 2021
- Qualifying marks describe the marks that the candidate must score to get selected for the exam.
- Candidates who will secure the qualifying marks or more than that will be considered as qualified.
- The qualifying marks of CTET vary with categories like general, SC/ST, and OBC.
- 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 that are required to clear the examination.
- Cut off marks are also known as passing marks.
- The authority declares the passing marks after the publication of the results. Candidates can analyze their results by observing the passing scores in CTET. 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.
- 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.
- In case the candidates want to be eligible for the recruitment process of teaching from class 1 to 8, then they must clear both the papers of CTET.
- Candidates must score the passing marks out of the total marks in both the papers to be eligible 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 a 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 that the candidates want to take to appear in the CTET exam or for obtaining 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 score.
- 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 the process of recruitment. However, if the candidate qualified for the CTET exam, it does not mean that they have the right in the process of 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 marks out of 150 marks.
CTET 2021 Important Dates
The dates in the table below are updated as per the official notification. Candidates are requested to check back on this page for more details and updates as to important dates related to the CTET 2021 exam.
|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. These are:
|Years in descending order||Category|
CTET Cut-off Marks 2019
The expected cut-off marks for CTET 2019 for both December & July sessions are:
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 are published, by the coaching experts. 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 is 85 out of 150.
- CTET Passing Marks for SC/ST 2018: The passing marks in CTET for the students belonging to SC/ST is 80 out of 150.
- CTET Passing Marks for General 2018: The passing marks in CTET for the students belonging to General is 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 in formulating the passing marks expected for the current year.