CTET Exam Pattern 2024 (Paper 1 & 2): Marking Scheme, Total Marks & Questions

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases CTET 2024 exam pattern along with other detailed notification. The CTET exam pattern 2024 contains all the information related to question paper such as number of questions, CTET total marks, etc.  

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 Overview

The CTET exam is divided into 2 levels of papers, i.e, paper I and paper II. Paper I is for the candidates who wish to teach classes 1-5 whereas paper II is for the candidates who wish to teach classes 6-8. 

Both papers I and II contain 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with no negative markings. Paper I consists of 5 sections while paper 2 consists of 4 sections. To know more about the CTET exam pattern 2024, candidates can read the complete article below. 

ParticularsDetails
Name of the exam Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Mode of the exam Online 
CTET Exam Date June 2024To be Notified
Papers Paper I and Paper II
Exam time duration 2 hours 30 minutes each 
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Marking scheme 1 mark per question
No negative marking 
CTET pass marks90 marks for General category

CTET Exam Pattern 2024

As per the CTET syllabus PDF 2024, the exam comprises two papers, i.e., the paper I and II. The CTET exam pattern for both papers is as follows.

CTET Paper I Exam Pattern

The CTET paper 1 exam is divided into five sections. A total of 2.5 hours will be given to the candidates to solve the paper. The exam pattern is as follows.

SubjectsTotal number of questionsTotal number of marks
Child development and pedagogy 3030
Language-I (compulsory)3030
Language-II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics 3030
Environmental studies 3030
Total 150150

CTET Paper II Exam Pattern 

In paper II, candidates are required to choose between Mathematics and Science and Social studies. Candidates will be given a duration of 2.5 hours to solve the paper. The exam pattern is as follows.

Subjects Total number of questions Total number of marks 
Child development and pedagogy 3030
Language-I (compulsory)3030
Language-II (compulsory)3030
A. Mathematics and Science
or
B. Social studies and Social Science
6060
Total 150150

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 – Marking Scheme 

The CTET marking scheme for both papers is given below. The candidates can refer to the table below and know the marking scheme and use CTET answers key 2024 to calculate probable score.

CTET Marking Scheme Paper I

Sections Number of question (MCQ)Marks 
Child development and pedagogy 3030
Langage-I (Compulsory)3030
Language- II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics 3030
Environmental studies 3030
Total 150150

CTET Marking Scheme Paper II

Sections Number of questions (MCQ)Marks 
Child development and pedagogy 3030
Language – I (compulsory)3030
Language – II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science
or
Social Studies 
6060
Total 150150

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 – Syllabus 

The CBSE outlines the CTET Syllabus 2024. The course curriculum has not changed over the years.

  • Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies are the five components that makeup Paper 1.
  • Paper 2 has four sections namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics &Science ORSocial Studies.
  • Paper 1 is for primary school teaching, therefore; the level of questions is related to classes 1- 5.
  • Similarly, paper 2 is conducted for elementary school teaching, hence, questions are of class 6- 8 level.

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FAQs related to CTET Exam Pattern 2024

  1. Is the CTET 2024 exam format similar for Paper I and Paper II?

    Yes, the exam format for the CTET will be the same for both papers. However, topics may vary according to the CTET syllabus 2024.

  2. What number of questions will be on the CTET exam in 2024?

    Each paper will contain 150 questions, as specified by the CTET 2024 test pattern.