The 14th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) which was scheduled
to be held on 05-07-2020 (Sunday) in 112 cities all over the country and postponed due
to administrative reasons, the said examination will now be held on 31.01.2021
(SUNDAY). To maintain social distance and other safety measures, the said
examination will now be conducted in 135 cities. The new examination cities are
Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Purnia, Rohtas, Saharsa, Saran,
Bhilai/Durg, Bilaspur, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ludhiana, Ambedkar Nagar,
Bijnor, Bulanshahar, Deoria, Gonda, Mainpuri, Pratapgarh, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur
and Udham Singh Nagar. A list of such identified cities is available on CTET website
www.ctet.nic.in . A large number of requests have been received from the candidates
for change of option for their examination city as they have shifted their place due to
Keeping in view the difficulty faced by candidates due to COVID-19, the Central
Board of Secondary Education has decided to give one time chance to the candidates
for corrections in their option of city from which they want to appear in the CTET
examination. The candidates who wish to change their examination city can make online
corrections from 07.11.2020 to 16.11.2020 upto 11.59 P.M. Every effort will be
made to accommodate the candidates in the cities opted by them but if the
situation arises, they can be allotted any city other than the four cities opted by
the candidates. All the registered candidates may also visit CTET website
www.ctet.nic.in for further details, if any.
The new CTET 2020 exam date has been announced by CBSE. The exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021 at 135 cities across India. It may be noted that the number of CTET exam cities 2020 have been increased due to COVID-19. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 5 at 112 cities. However, the exam was postponed due to COVID-19.
Udham Singh Nagar
As per media reports, CBSE was earlier trying to make some changes in the list of CTET 2020 exam centres. The board was making a test centre in almost every district of each state in order to ensure that no candidate had to travel to another city or go any far to give the exam. The move was being taken by CBSE to ensure that all necessary precautions were in place against the COVID-19 pandemic. With the board’s move, the number of CTET test centres was expected to be higher than previous years.
The exact details regarding the allotted test centre will be mentioned on the CTET admit card of candidates. Earlier, candidates were given the option of chosing four CTET exam cities in order of preference at the time of filling the application form. The official CTET notification read, “Under no circumstances, the Centre once allotted shall be changed by the Board. In case the number of candidates in any of the notified City is very less for running the Examination Centre, the Board at its discretion may not conduct the Examination in that City and the Candidate who opted that city as 1st Choice may be allotted Examination Centre in other city opted as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice”.
|States/UTs||City Codes||CTET Test Cities 2020|
|Andman & Nicobar||101||Port Blair|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||122||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|Daman & Diu||123||Daman|
|Jammu & Kashmir||141||Jammu|
Q: When will CTET 2020 be conducted?
A: The new CBSE CTET 2020 exam date has not been released yet. However, the revised CTET date is expected to be announced soon. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 5.
Q: When will CTET admit card 2020 be released?
A: CTET 2020 admit card is typically released about three weeks before the exam. The admit card is released in online mode on the official website of the exam – ctet.nic.in.
Q: Will CTET December 2020 exam be conducted this year?
A: While the date for CTET July 2020 exam is still awaited, it is unlikely for CBSE to conduct the December 2020 exam. However, any official confirmation in this regard is awaited.
Q: Will CTET exam be conducted in 2020? Or are there chances of the exam being held in 2021?
A: While the various prestigious entrance and recruitment exams are being conducted these days, there are high chances that CBSE will conduct the exam this year and not postpone it to 2021. However, this will be confirmed once the new CTET exam date is released by the board.
Q: What precautions will be taken at the CTET exam centre on the day of the exam?
A: As precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, CBSE is expected to take the following measures at the CTET 2020 exam centres on the day of the exam:
All exam centres will be sanitized before the conduct of each paper
Candidates will be allowed to carry CTET admit card along with pen, pencil etc. in a transparent bag
Only 12 to 20 candidates (with a distance of about four to five feet) will be seated in one classroom to ensure all social distancing guidelines are followed
Sanitizers will be kept at each test centre
Q: What are the safety measures that candidates should take at the CTET exam centre?
A: With the number of COVID-19 cases in the country spiking unprecedently, there are high chances that CTET exam will be held amid the ongoing pandemic. in such a case, candidates should follow all the social distancing guidelines prescribed by the government to ensure their safety. Some of the measures that candidates must take include:
Wear masks and disposable gloves to the test centre
Maintain distance of at least two feet from the fellow candidates
Avoid touching face, eyes, nose and mouth
Avoid touching any surface or substance unless necessary
Carry extra pen/pencil so that there is no need to borrow it from anybody
Sanitize hands frequently using the sanitizer available at the test centre
Q: What should be the CTET preparation strategy in the last few months of the exam?
A: With the postponement of the CTET exam, candidates have got some extra time to prepare, which they must utilise to the fullest. In these last few months remaining for the exam, candidates should focus on the revision of the studied subjects and topics if they have already completed their syllabus. Also, during this time candidates’ preparation strategy should focus on solving previous years’ CTET question papers and attempting CTET mock tests to boost confidence and improve time management skills.
Q: Will the new National Education Policy (NEP) will have an impact on how teachers are recruited through CTET exam?
A: Yes, the NEP is likely to have a major impact on how teachers are recruited through CTET exam. To understand the NEP impact in detail, read, Impact of National Education Policy 2020 on teacher recruitment and TET & CTET qualified candidates.
Q: When will CTET 2020 application form be released?
A: CTET application form 2020 was released on January 24.
Q: What is the official link for accessing CTET application form?
A: Candidates can access the application form for CTET exam at ctet.nic.in.
Q: Can I fill the CTET application form in offline mode?
A: No, CBSE does not provide the facility for filling the application form in offline modes. Candidates can fill the CTET application form on the official website of the exam only.
Q: How much do I have to pay as CTET application fee?
A: You have to pay Rs 1,000 as CTET 2020 application fee if applying for one paper. Rs 1,200 needs to be paid as application fee if you are applying for two papers.
Q: Can I pay the CTET application fee in offline mode?
A: Yes, you can pay the application fee in both online (credit card/debit card/internet banking) and offline (Syndicate/Canara bank challan) mode.
Q: Does CBSE provides the facility for application form correction?
A: Yes, CBSE provides one-time facility for candidates to edit and re-submit their application form, if required (in case of any error).
Q: I want to withdraw my application for CTET exam. Is the application fee refundable?
A: No, CTET application fee once paid is non-refundable.
Q: What is CTET confirmation page and why it is important to take its printout?
A: CTET confirmation page is a page that appears on the screen after the candidate successfully applies for the exam. It is important to take a printout of the confirmation page as it works as a proof that the candidate has successfully submitted his/her application form and paid the application fee.
Q: What to do if the confirmation page does not generate after submitting the application form?
A: If the confirmation page does not get generated, candidates should contact their concerned bank branch for details on the application fee. Thereafter, candidates should contact the Deputy Secretary of CTET, CBSE along with the proof of payment of application fee, that is, copy of e-challan if payment made through e-challan. Candidates can contact CTET Deputy Secretary at the below-mentioned address:
The Deputy Secretary (CTET),
CTET Unit PS-I & -II,
Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110 092
Contact No: 011-22235774, 22247176 Fax: 22235775
Q: What is the last date to fill CTET online form?
A: Candidates could fill the CTET July 2020 online form latest by March 9.
Q: I have forgot my CTET application number. What should I do?
A: You can re-generate your CTET application number on the official website of the exam.