CTET Question Paper Pattern January 2024

CTET January 2024 Question paper structure and Pattern notified by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Central Teacher Eligibility Test.

CTET January 2024 Question Pattern: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) published the structure and pattern of questions to be asked in the coming Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). According to latest CTET Notification, there are no major or minor changes in the CTET examination pattern.

There are papers of CTET:

  • First Paper will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Second Paper will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

However, if a person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Here you will find CTET Jan 2024 examination pattern. The question paper pattern comprises name of subjects, the number of questions asked in the exam and the marking scheme of Paper 1 and Paper 2.

CTET Paper-I Question Paper Pattern

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 Paper-I: There is no change in question paper pattern. The CTET exam pattern for Paper-I Jan 2024 is similar to previous editions of the exam.

CTET Subjects Paper-ITotal QuestionsTotal Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
2. Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
3. Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
4. Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
5. Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks
CTET Paper-1 Question Pattern 2024

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the NCERT.

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

CTET Paper-II Question Paper Pattern

CTET Exam Pattern 2024 Paper-II: There is no change in question paper pattern. The CTET exam pattern for Paper-II January 2024 is similar to previous editions of the exam.

CTET Subjects Paper-IITotal QuestionsTotal Marks
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics and Science
(for Mathematics and Science teacher) OR
60 MCQs60 Marks
(v) Social Studies/Social Science
(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)
60 MCQs60 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks
CTET Paper-2 Question Pattern 2024

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects.

The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-Vlll by the NCERT.

The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

CTET Marking Scheme

All questions in CTET January 2024 will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). There will be four alternatives answers for each MCQ and out of which one answer will be most appropriate.

Each MCQ carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking. Following are the CTET marking scheme for 2024-2025:

  • Correct Answer: For each correct MCQ answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark.
  • Wrong Answer: Don’t worry, there is no negative marking and therefore your marks will not be deducted for wrong MCQ answer.
Type of CTET AnswerAward of Marks
For each correct Answer+1 Mark
For wrong answerNo Negative Mark
Award of Marks in CTET 2024

Note that the CTET marking scheme for both the Papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) are same. That means the marking scheme for Paper 1 as well as Paper 2 is that candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer in the CTET exam. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

CTET Question Paper Language

Main question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English). Thus, the questions of CTET January 2024 will be asked in Hindi and English languages.

The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per his/her opted subject/language indicated in the Admit Card. In case, the subject of question paper is other than his/her opted subject/language, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.

For Language Paper, you have to choose two language in which you want to appear in the coming Central Teacher Eligibility Test.

The list of languages and code are as follows:

CTET LanguageCode Number
English01
Hindi02
Assamese03
Bengali04
Garo05
Gujarati06
Kannada07
Khasi08
Malayalam09
Manipuri10
Marathi11
Mizo12
Nepali13
Oriya14
Punjabi15
Sanskrit16
Tamil17
Telugu18
Tibetan19
Urdu20
Languages to Choose in CTET 2024 Examination

Qualifying Marks for CTET

As per the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011, a person who scores at least 60% in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass.

FAQs on CTET Question Pattern 2024

Which type of questions come in CTET exam?

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked in the CTET exam. Each MCQ will carry one mark.

What is the pattern of CTET 2024?

The CTET exam pattern consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 (for Primary Level Classes I-V) and Paper 2 (for Elementary Level Classes VI-VIII).

What is the difference between paper 1 and paper 2 in CTET?

Paper-I is for candidates who wish to become teacher for classes 1 to 5 and Paper-II is for those candidates who wants to teach classes 6 to 8.


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