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CTET Passing Marks 2021: Check Minimum Qualifying Marks for GEN/OBC/SC/ST & Validity of Certificate

Rupali Pruthi

CTET 2021: The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET are different for different categories GEN/OBC/SC/ST. Candidates who are able to obtain the desired CTET Passing Marks are declared as pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). CTET Pass Marks can be changed or altered by the CBSE based on the difficulty level of the CTET Paper and the total number of candidates appearing for the exam. However, since years the CBSE has been maintaining the same CTET Cut off marks for all the categories. Check here the CTET Passing Marks 2021 along with the validity of CTET Certificate. 

The CTET Cut off here is referred to the passing marks that a candidate needs to obtain in order to qualify the Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Candidates who achieve the CTET passing marks 2021 will be eligible to apply for recruitment in Kendriya Vidhyalaya, NVS and Tribal Schools. Candidates who fail to obtain the minimum qualifying marks will be disqualified in CTET exam and will have to appear for the CTET 2021 exam. For the ease of the candidates, we have listed here the CTET 2021 Passing Marks. Have a look:

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CTET 2021 Passing Marks (Category-wise): General Category candidates who score 60 percent or more in the CTET 2021 exam will be considered as CTET pass. Candidates who belong to OBC/SC/ST categories need to attain a minimum 55 percent marks in CTET 2021 exam. Have a look:

Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentage 

Passing Marks

General 

60%

90 out of 150

OBC/SC/ST

55%

82 out of 150

Note: However, the concessions can be given to different categories such as SC/ST, OBC, etc.

Validity of CTET Certificate 2021

Candidates who manage to score the CTET 2021 passing marks or Cut off marks will be awarded the CTET scorecard 2021 and CTET Certificate 2021. The CTET Certificate is valid up to 7 years. Candidates who will be presented with the certificate this year, will be eligible to apply for teacher recruitment till 2027.

However, it is expected that the validity of CTET Certificate may get extended to lifetime. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has already granted approval to the validity extension of CTET and TET Certificate to lifetime. 

CTET 2021 exam was conducted separately for Paper I & II. The CTET Paper 1 was for applicants who want to teach Class 1 to 5 and CTET Paper 2 was for candidates who want to teach Classes 6th to 8th. Candidates who intended to teach Classes 1 to 8, needed to appear for both Paper 1 & 2. Both the Papers were of 150  marks and were conducted in 2.5 hours duration. The qualification of candidates is decided on the basis of the CTET Answer Key 2019.

 

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