Admit Card for CBSE CTET 2021 is to be out next week

  • CBSE (the Central Board of Secondary Education) is going to hold the CTET exam (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) on 31st January, 2021. Following this, the admit card will be issued probably in the upcoming week.
  • The candidates need to download their hall tickets/ admit card from the official website of CTET –
  • It may be recalled that the CTET Exam was scheduled in July 2020 but it was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. It is to be noted that the CBSE usually issues the admit cards 10 days before the CTET exam and since the exam will be held on January 31, it is expected that it would be released between January 20 to 26 as per the instructions of the present Union Education Minister of India, Ramesh PokhriyalNishank.
  • In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak and ensuring social distancing post lockdown, the CBSE board as increased the number of exam cities to 135, adding new cities to the list.
  • CTET Exam is conducted twice in a year — July and December. The notification of CTET for December is normally issued in August-September month of the particular year.
  • Adopting the principle of ‘Safety first, exams later’ during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination on January 31, and allot candidates examination centres located near their houses.
  • The CTET examination was earlier scheduled to be held in 112 cities across the country, but now under the new arrangements made by the Union Education Ministry, the examination would be conducted in 135 cities.
  • Conducted by CBSE, CTET 2021 (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a national level examination for all the candidates who aspire to become a school teacher after their graduation. This entrance exam is conducted twice a year, in the months of July and December. Talking of the pattern followed by the test; it has mainly a division of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The qualified aspirants will be able to teach the students of class 1 to 8 of the government schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc.
  • Paper 1- This paper is for those candidates who wish to be a teacher for standard 1st to 5th

Paper 2- This paper is for those candidates who wish to be a teacher for standard 6th to 8th specifically. Candidates who wish to teach all the 8 classes have to appear for both the papers; i.e., paper 1 and 2.

  • Following the pattern of CTET 2020, the final date was July 5, 2020. It can be predicted that the CTET 2021 examination date will be somewhat around the first week of July only.
  • CTET in itself is a deal to crack and is considered quite tough as compared to other teaching examinations. Getting the minimum eligibility will open up ‘n’ number of doors for the candidates about which they aren’t even aware completely.
  • Candidates can apply to all the government schools for teaching. There is also an availability in the state government teaching jobs. A candidate can apply for the both the exams simultaneously. Even they can apply for central government schools such as KVS.
  • Certain Private schools follow CTET as their entrance eligibility criteria. Therefore, even these schools are available option in the CTET vacancy list.

Before applying for CTET, it is necessary to keep in mind that the primary teachers come under the state government. Every state government has its own set percentage of HRA and DA, so it is very normal to find varied pay scales in every other state within India

Rules that need to be followed by the candidates at CTET exam centres strictly:

1. Ensure social distancing.

2. Weak face mask throughout the exam.

3. Take your personal hand sanitiser and disposable hand gloves.

4. keep your own water bottle and ball pen.

5. No distribution of baggage between candidates.

6. Display the ‘AarogyaSety App while entering the examination hall.

New cities added to the CTET exam centre list:

1.            Lakhimpur

2.            Nagaon

3.            Begusarai

4.            Gopalganj

5.            Purnia

6.            Rohtas

7.            Saharsa

8.            Saran

9.            Bhilai/ Durg

10.          Bilaspur

11.          Hazaribagh

12.          Jamshedpur

13.          Ludhiana

14.          Ambedkar Nagar

15.          Bijnor

16.          Bulandshahr

17.          Deoria

18.          Gonda

19.          Mainpuri

20.          Pratapgarh

21.          Shahjahanpur

22.          Sitapur

23.          Udham Singh Nagar.

CTET 2021 Eligibility

  • Eligibility criteria for both the papers are laid down separately by the authorities. A relaxation of 5% is provided to all the candidates from reserved categories.
  • Paper I eligibility requirements- Any of these 5 criteria has to be satisfied:
  • Candidates must have cleared their 12th standard with a minimum of 50% marks overall. Must have a diploma in elementary education.


Candidates must have cleared their 12th standard with a minimum of 45%marks overall. Must have a diploma in elementary education as per the regulations of NCTE, 2000.


A minimum of 50% overall in 12th standard. Must have B.El.Ed. (Bachelors in Elementary Education)


A minimum of 50% overall in 12th standard. Must have a 2-year diploma in Special Diploma.


Graduation diploma in the same field. Diploma in elementary education.

  • Paper-II eligibility requirements- All the requirements are same except one and that is:
  • Along with all the mentioned above, candidates must have passed or appeared in the final year of 4- year BA/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

CTET 2021 Admit card downloading procedure

**Before applying for the admit card make sure you are ready with your registration number and date of birth

STEP 1: Visit the official website of CTET

STEP 2: Find ‘CTET July 2020 Admit Card’ on the homepage

STEP 3: You will need to fill the details requested which include registration number and date of birth/password.

STEP 4: Enter ‘submit’.

STEP 5: The website will direct you to screen where your admit card will be displayed

STEP 6: Download and take a print of the admit card.

CTET 2021 Exam Pattern

Details mentions in Admit card:

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Roll number
  3. Exam Date
  4. Exam centre details and code
  5. Candidate’s Date of Birth
  6. Father’s Name
  7. Gender
  8. Category
  9. Exam Time
  10. Reporting Time
  11. Candidate’s Photograph & Signature
  12. Exam Instruction

CTET 2021 Exam Pattern

•             The pattern of the exam is clear and is divided into two papers: Paper I and Paper II.

•             Paper I (Primary Stage) is for those candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5.

•             Paper-II (Elementary stage) is for those candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8.

•             The duration of the exam will be 2.5 hours.

•             One mark will be carried for each question.

CTET Result and cut-off

•             General category- 60%

•             Reserved category (SC/ST/OBC)- 55%

The cut-off varies with candidates’ category as mentioned below:

•             General/ EWS-90

•             SC/ ST-82.5

•             OBC-82.5

•             PwD-82.5

Important Dates of CTET 2021

Commencement of online registrationFebruary, 2021
Registration closing dateMarch, 2021
Application fee closing dateMarch, 2021
Correction/modificationMarch, 2021
Application form availability statusMarch, 2021
Release of Admit cardApril, 2021
Examination dateMay, 2021
Result announcementJune, 2021
Issue of CTET certificate and marksheetJuly, 2021


Exam name       Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting body             Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Frequency         Twice a year in July and December
Application mode           Online
Exam mode       Offline (Pen and Paper mode)
Duration150 minutes
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy Language I Language II Mathematics Environmental Studies
No. of questions150
Total marks150
Negative markingNo
Medium of examEnglish and Hindi