CTET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jan 31, 2021

Result Date

Mar 11, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Education

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All questions in CTET 2021 exam will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), carrying one mark each. Marking Scheme: No negative marking if the answer is wrong. 

CTET 2021 Exam Papers

Candidates can check out the CTET 2021 Syllabus to co-relate it with the exam pattern and prepare well.

  • CTET 2021 Paper I: For those who want to become a Primary School Teacher.
  • CTET 2021 Paper-II: For those who want to become Upper Primary School Teacher.
  • Paper I and II: Candidates interested in teaching Upper Primary School ( VI-VIII ) have to appear in both the exam. Some states conduct a Paper III exam for the recruitment of Upper Primary School Teacher.
CTET Exam Pattern
Events CTET Paper-I Highlights CTET Paper-II Highlights
Exam Mode Offline Offline
Number of Subjects/sections 5 4
Names of Subjects Child Development and PedagogyLanguage -ILanguage-IIMathematicsEnvironmental Studies Child Development and PedagogyLanguage -ILanguage-IIMathematics and Science orSocial Studies/Social Science
Duration of Exam 2.5 hours  2.5 hours
Total Questions 150 150
Type of Questions Multiple - Choice Questions (MCQs) MCQs
Total Marks 150 150
Marking Scheme  +1 for the correct answer0 for an incorrect answer +1 for the correct answer0 for an incorrect answer
Language of Paper English and Hindi  English and Hindi

CTET 2021 Exam Pattern Paper I (Classes I to V)

The questions in the CTET 2021 Paper I will be based on the concepts/topics covered in the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for Class I -Class V. 

CTET 2021 Paper 1 exam pattern highlights
Sr.No Topics MCQs Marks
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 30
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 30
(iv) Mathematics 30 30
(v) Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150
  • Questions on Child development and pedagogy will mainly focus on the educational psychology of learning and teaching the relevant age group.
  • Questions on Language I will focus on the proficiency that the candidate has in the medium of instructions. 
  • Questions on Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication, and comprehension.
  • Questions on Mathematics and Environmental Science will mainly focus on problem-solving abilities, understanding of the concepts.

CTET 2021 Exam Pattern Paper II (Classes VI to VIII)

The questions in the CTET 2021 Paper-II will be based on the concepts/topics covered in the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for Class VI - Class VIII. 

CTET 2021 exam pattern paper II highlights
Sr.No Topics MCQs Marks
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 30
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 30
(iv) Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 60
(v) Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *for any other teacher - either (iv) or (v) 60 60
Total 150 150
  • Questions on Child development and pedagogy will mainly focus on the educational psychology of learning and teaching the relevant age group (11-14 years). Understanding the characteristics, interaction with the learners, qualities, and attributes of a good facilitator of learning will also play an important role in securing a good score in this section.
  • Questions on Language I will focus on the proficiency that the candidate has in the medium of instructions. 
  • Questions on Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication, and comprehension.
  • Questions on Mathematics and Environmental Science will mainly focus on problem-solving abilities, understanding of the concepts. The difficulty level and the standard of questions will be up to the senior secondary stage
Language Code Language Code
English 01 Marathi 11
Hindi 02 Mizo 12
Assamese 03 Nepali 13
Bengali 04 Oriya 14
Garo 05 Punjabi 15
Gujarathi 06 Sanskrit 16
Kannada 07 Tamil 17
Khashi 08 Telugu 18
Malayalam 09 Tibetian 19
Manipuri 10 Urdu 20

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