CTET 2022 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 & 2 - Check Marking Scheme Here

Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 ( CTET )

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CTET exam pattern 2022 is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The CTET exam pattern lays down the entire structure of the question paper including the number of questions asked in the exam, the marking scheme and the name of subjects. The CTET 2022 exam will be conducted online as a computer-based test (CBT). Until now, the exam was conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper test. Here, we have shared the detailed CTET exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 that will make candidates familiar with the scheme of the examination.

The CTET 2022 Paper 1 comprises 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from five subjects, namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. On the other hand, CTET Paper 2 comprises four subjects Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences.

Check out the complete CTET 2022 exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below.

CTET Exam Pattern Highlights 2022

Below are the major CTET exam pattern highlights for Paper 1 and Paper 2:

Particulars

CTET Paper 1 Highlights

CTET Paper 2 Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Online

Number of subjects/sections

5

4

Names of subjects

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics

Environmental Studies

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language-I

Language-II

Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

Duration of exam

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

Total questions

150

150

Type of questions

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs); 4 options with only 1 correct option

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs); 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

150

150

Marking scheme

+1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

+1 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi (candidates can write the paper in either of the languages)

English and Hindi (candidates can write the paper in either of the languages) 

Also Read: TET 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

CTET Exam Pattern 2022

The CTET exam pattern 2022 differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the paper-wise exam pattern and structure below:

CTET Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Standard of Questions for Paper 1

CTET exam pattern for Paper 1 contains a total of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that candidates need to attempt in two and a half hours duration. The paper is conducted in online mode as a pen-and-paper based test. The CTET question paper contains questions from the five sections as mentioned below:

CTET Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

Also Read: 7 Tips to prepare for CTET

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CTET Marking Scheme for Paper 1

One mark is awarded for every correct answer in the exam. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in the exam. 

Nature & Standard of Questions in CTET Paper 1

Questions in Paper 1 are based on topics prescribed in the NCERT syllabus for classes I-V. However, the difficulty level of questions can be up to the secondary level.

  • Questions in Child Development and Pedagogy subject of Paper 1 focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years
  • Questions in Language-I focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction 
  • Questions in Language-II focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. It may be noted that language-II should be different than language-I. Candidates need to choose any one language as language-I and other as language-II from the options available in the table below:
CTET Language Code Number
English 01
Hindi 02
Assamese 03
Bengali 04
Garo 05
Gujarati 06
Kannada 07
Khasi 08
Malayalam 09
Manipuri 10
Marathi 11
Mizo 12
Nepali 13
Oriya 14
Punjabi 15
Sanskrit 16
Tamil 17
Telugu 18
Tibetan 19
Urdu 20

Questions in Mathematics and Environmental Studies focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects

CTET Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Standard of Questions for Paper 2

CTET exam pattern for Paper 2 contains a total of 150 objective-type questions of 150 marks. The exam is conducted in online mode and candidates need to complete the paper in a duration of 150 minutes. CTET Question paper for Paper 2 contains questions from four sections as mentioned below: 

CTET Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

OR

Any one of the above (iv)/(v) - for teacher of any other subject

60

60

Total

150

150

CTET Marking Scheme for Paper 2

Similar to the marking scheme for Paper 1, candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer in the exam. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. 

Nature & Standard of Questions in CTET Paper 2

Questions in Paper 2 are based on topics prescribed in the NCERT syllabus for classes VI-VIII. However, the difficulty level of questions could be up to senior secondary level.

  • Questions in Child Development and Pedagogy subject of Paper 2 focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 11-14 years
  • Questions in Language-I focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction 
  • Questions in Language-II focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. It may be noted that language-II should be different from language-I. Candidates need to choose any one language as language-I and other as language-II from the options available in the table below:
CTET Language Code No.
English 01
Hindi 02
Assamese 03
Bengali 04
Garo 05
Gujarati 06
Kannada 07
Khasi 08
Malayalam 09
Manipuri 10
Marathi 11
Mizo 12
Nepali 13
Oriya 14
Punjabi 15
Sanskrit 16
Tamil 17
Telugu 18
Tibetan 19
Urdu 20

Questions in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. Questions of Maths and Science are of 30 marks each

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CTET Exam Pattern 2022 FAQs

Q: What is the pattern of CTET exam?

A: CTET examination pattern comprises name of subjects, the number of questions asked in the exam and the marking scheme of Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the Paper 1 pattern below.
CTET Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I (compulsory) 30 30
Language-II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

Q: Is CTET exam held offline or online?

A:  CTET exam was conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test so far, however, from now, the exam will be conducted online as a computer-based test.

Q: How many questions are asked in the CTET exam?

A: The CTET exam comprises 150 objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Q: What is the difference between Paper 1 and 2 of CTET?

A: CTET exam is divided into two levels- Paper 1 and Paper 2. CTET Paper 1 is for candidates who want to teach Classes 1 to 5 and Paper 2 is for candidates who want to teach Classes 6 to 8. Candidates who want to teach Classes 1 to 8, they need to appear for both papers in CTET.

Q: Is the CTET question paper for Paper 1 and 2 the same?

A: No, the CTET question paper for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is different.

Q: How many sections are there in CTET Paper 1?

A: CTET Paper 1 contains five sections - Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

Q: How many sections are there in CTET Paper 2?

A: CTET Paper 2 contains four sections with a choice in the fourth section - Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II and Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Science. 

Q: Is there a negative marking in CTET exam?

A: No, there is no negative marking in CTET exam for wrong answers or unattempted questions.

Q: Can I choose the same CTET Language-I and Language-II?

A: No, the choice of language for CTET Language-I and Language -II sections should be different. Candidates can choose from a prescribed set of 20 languages as language-I and -II.

Q: Is it compulsory to attempt questions from both the languages of the CTET paper?

A: Yes, it is compulsory to attempt questions from both languages of the CTET examination.

Q: What is the duration of the CTET exam?

A: CTET exam is of two hours thirty minutes duration for each paper.

Q: I want to teach Classes 1 to 5. Which CTET paper do I need to give?

A: You need to appear for CTET Paper 1 if you want to teach Classes 1 to 5.

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Comments

When can I apply for CTET exam in 2022?

Reply to Guriya kumari

34930941
Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

The online Submission of the application starts in 1st week of February 2022 so you can fill from the official website of CBSE.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 15

2 months ago

Online Submission of application starts from
1st week of February 2022
Online Submission of application ends on
1st week of March 2022.

Will you tell me if I can give CTET after B.Com?

Reply to Am madhu

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 15

2 months ago

To apply for CTET if you apply for primary stage teacher then you must have passed 12th with 45% marks. If you want to apply for Elementary Teacher, then you should have graduation with 45% marks and 12th pass with 50% marks.

I have forgotten my CTET roll no. Please help me? What can I do?

Reply to Isha sharma

40950341
Vinty Tanwar

Guide-Level 13

2 months ago

-To get your forgotten registration or application no. You have to visit the official website.-Here on the homepage you will see a link stating forgot your application number, just click on it. -Now after clicking on it you will be redirected to a new Find Application Number page. -Here you have ...-To get your forgotten registration or application no. You have to visit the official website.
-Here on the homepage you will see a link stating forgot your application number, just click on it. -Now after clicking on it you will be redirected to a new Find Application Number page. -Here you have to enter your details like Candidate name, father name, mother name, date of birth, and security pin. -Now in the end click on the Get Application Number button, and you will have your registration number which you have forgotten.

I would like to know CTET exam dates for year 2022- 23.

Reply to Lalita Chakranarayan

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Last date to apply online for CTET is 19 October 2022
To pay application fee is 20 October 2022
CTET exam date between 16 Dec 2022 to 13 January 2023.

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