CTET Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Negative Marks

Rajalakshmi BK
Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Dec 4, 2023

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 consists of all questions in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), carrying one mark each. There is no negative marking for CTET exam if the answer is wrong. CTET question paper will consist of 150 questions in both paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to finish the exam, i.e., 150 minutes.

CTET 2024 Exam Papers

Candidates can check out CTET 2024 Syllabus to co-relate it with the exam pattern and prepare well.

  • CTET 2024 Paper I: For those who want to become a Primary School Teacher.
  • CTET 2024 Paper-II: For those who want to become Upper Primary School Teachers.
  • Paper I and II: Candidates interested in teaching Upper Primary School ( VI-VIII ) have to appear in both exams. Some states conduct a Paper III exam for the recruitment of Upper Primary School Teachers.
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 Pedagogy, Language -I, Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies Child Development and PedagogyLanguage -I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science, 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 answer, 0 for an incorrect answer +1 for the correct answer, 0 for an incorrect answer
Language of Paper English and Hindi  English and Hindi

CTET 2024 Exam Pattern Paper I (Classes I to V)

The questions in CTET 2024 Paper I will be based on the concepts/topics covered in the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for Class I -Class V. 

CTET 2024 exam pattern paper I 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 2024 Exam Pattern Paper II (Classes VI to VIII)

The questions in CTET 2024 Paper-II will be based on the concepts/topics covered in the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for Class VI - Class VIII. 

CTET 2024 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   210 210
  • 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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