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CTET 2019 Exam begins at 9:30 AM: Know 5 Important Things before appearing for CTET

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CTET 2019 exam begins soon at 9:30 AM for Paper-I of Central teachers Eligibility Test. Check important last-minute tips and important rules before you appear for the CTET December exam today. Over 28 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the CTET exam for Paper-I orPaper-II. Several candidates would be appearing for both Paper-I & II. Know all the important details that are provided here based on the notification released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 

Aspiring candidates who want to fetch a teaching job appear for this exam to get the CTET Eligibility Certificate, which is one of the eligibility criteria to apply for jobs in KVS/NVS/DSSSB Teachers/others. In such an important exam, candidates can’t afford to go wrong or forget anything while heading for the exam centre on 8th December.

The CTET Admit Card 2019 contains important details such as exam date & time, exam centre and instructions. However, for the ease of candidates, we have clarified here all those details here for the ease of the candidates appearing for the CTET exam. We have shared here important exam day instructions and last-minute tips for the CTET December exam. 

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CTET Last Minute Tips & Important Instructions

1. Be familiar with the CTET Exam Schedule

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The CTET December exam will be held in two different shifts on the same day. The Shift 1 will be for CTET Paper-I (Class I-V Teachers) and Shift 2 will be for CTET Paper-II (Class VI-VIII Teachers). Have a look at the exam schedule to be followed by the candidates on the exam day:

Exam Schedule

Paper I


Exam Date

8 December 2019

8 December 2019

Time to reach Exam Centre

8:00 AM

12:30 PM

Distribution of CTET Booklet & OMR Sheet

9:15 AM

1:45 PM

Time to break the seal of CTET Booklet 

9:25 AM

1:55 PM

Closing time of centre gates

9:30 AM

2:00 PM

Time to start marking answers in OMR

9:30 AM

2:00 PM

CTET Exam Concludes

12:00 Noon

4:30 PM

CTET December 2019: Check Exam Schedule & Syllabus for Paper-I & Paper-II

2. Revise Important Topics for CTET Exam 2019

The last 2-3 days before the exam are meant for revision, not for deep studies or practice. Candidates should now focus on revision and last-minute preparations for the CTET December exam. Here we have provided the important topics of each section based on the CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

Child development & Pedagogy section

Child Development and learning, Questions on Education Act, Heredity & Environment, Socialisation process, Individual differences, Assessment and Evaluation, Concept of Inclusive Education, Specially-abled Learners, Questions Related to Theories, Cognition & Emotions, Motivation and learning, Processes of teaching and learning, Pedagogy Issues & Practical Questions

Language – English & Hindi

Reading comprehensions, Reading poem and Pedagogy questions


Numbers, Geometry, Algebra, Measurement & Weight, Time, Volume, Data Handling & Patterns, Mathematics Pedagogy, Mensuration, Data Analysis

Environmental Studies

Family & Friend, Flora & Fauna, Food & Nutrition, Shelters, Water, Travel, Things we Make and Do,

Environmental Studies Pedagogy


Food, Materials, World of Living, People and Ideas, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources, Pedagogical issues relate a question

Social Studies/Social Sciences

Pedagogical issues, History, Geography, Social and Political Life

CTET Important Topics 2019: Check Section-wise Topics based on CTET Previous Years Papers/Syllabus

3. Analyse CTET Mock Tests, Previous Year Papers and Important Questions

By this time, most of the candidates must have attempted several CTET Mock Tests or Practice papers and previous years’ papers.  This is the right time to glance through all those tests and papers and know your weak and strong areas. This will help you in attempting those questions first where your strength lies. By doing so, you can brush up your preparation level as well.

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4. CTET Passing Marks

Candidates should know that it is compulsory to obtain the minimum qualifying marks to fetch the CTET Certificate 2019. General Category candidates need to obtain minimum 60 percent marks to qualify the CTET exam. However, there is relaxation for other categories such as OBC, ST, SC, PwD candidates. Have a look at CTET Passing marks for all candidates:


Qualifying %

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5. Carry your CTET Admit Card and required things to Exam Centre

It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the CTET Admit Card 2019 to the exam centre along with other essentials. Candidates who forget to take Admit Card to the exam centre will not be allowed to appear for the exam. To avoid such circumstances, it is advisable to place your admit card along with other important documents to be carried to the exam centre. Have a look at things to be carried to the exam centre and things which you should not:

Things to carry to CTET Exam Centre

Things should not be carried to Exam Centre

CTET Admit Card

Two ballpoint pens

Original photo ID proof

Photocopy of ID Proof

Mobile Phones






Health Band




Geometry Box


Writing Pad

Other important points to note:

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