CTET 2022 Cut Off - Passing Cutoff Marks, Certificate Validity

By Karishma Singh|Updated : March 10th, 2022

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET, Central Teacher Eligibility Test twice every year. As we know that the CBSE has announced the CTET result 2022 on the official website of ctet.nic.in on 9th March 2022.  Candidates who appeared for the CTET exam can also check the CTET cutoff 2022 along with the result. In 2021, CTET exams were conducted in an online mode on multiple days.

In this article, we are sharing the information about the CTET Cut off, Importance & Certificate Validity.  Many students who are preparing for government teaching jobs, don't know how to get the job after the CTET certificate and also want to know the importance, Validity & Cut off of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. The CTET certificate will have lifetime validity now. Earlier the certificate was eligible only for seven years. 

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CTET 2022 Category-wise Cut-Off Marks:

For the General category, Candidates who score 60% marks in the examination will be considered qualified. A good thing for all the appearing candidates is that there is no negative marking for a wrong attempted question.

CategoryMinimum Qualifying PercentagePassing Marks
General60%90 Out Of 150
OBC/SC/ST55%82 Out Of  150

How To Check CTET Cut Off 2022?

The CTET candidates can check their CTET Cut-off marks by following these simple steps given below:

  • Visit the Official website of CTET i.e., www.ctet.nic.in
  • Click on the CTET Result link.
  • Enter your Roll number, Date of Birth and captcha.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • You can check the CTET result and cut-off.

CTET Result Highlights & Previous Year Pass Percentage

Here we are providing you with the CTET Previous Year Cut-Off Data and Passing Percentage of the CTET qualified candidates in tabular below:

CTET YearCandidates AppearedQualifiedPass Percentage
December 2021 Paper 114,95,5114,45,46729.78%
December 2021 Paper 212,78,1652,20,06917.21%
January 2021 Paper 112,47,2174,14,79833.25%
January 2021 Paper 211,04,4542,39,50121.68%
December 2019 Paper 114,13,3902,47,38617.50%
December 2019 Paper 29,91,7552,94,89929.73%
July 2019 Paper 113,59,4782,14,65815.78%
July 2019 Paper 210,17,5531,37,17213.48%
December 2018 Paper 110,73,5451,78,27316.60%
December 2018 Paper 28,78,4251,26,96814.45%
September 2016  Paper 11,93,00526,63813.8%
September 2016 Paper 23,86,08542,92811.12%
September 20156,55,6601,14,58017.48%
February 20156,77,55480,18711.95 %
February 20147,50,00013,4251.7%
July 20137,76,00077,0009.96%
November 20127,95,0004,8500.61%
January 20129,00,00055,4226.1%
June 20117,60,00097,9199%

Factors Responsible for the CTET Cut-Off Marks

The CTET cut off for the exam is calculated only after considering some of the valuable points. So, the CTET 2022 Cut off will be based on various factors. The major factors affecting the cut off for the exam are:

  • The level of the exam
  • The number of candidates who appeared
  • The number of candidates who scored a higher percentile
  • The difficult Level of the Paper
  • Norms of reservation.

Importance of CTET Certificates:

As you all know, a CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility to get a teaching job. So, after you have cleared the CTET exam, you are eligible to become a government teacher. After getting the certificate, you can apply for vacancies released by different schools. Some main importance of the CTET certificate are given below, but before we move further, it is advisable to check the CTET Eligibility first.

  • According to the Central Board of Secondary Education, a CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility for a central government teaching job.
  • After Getting CTET certificates candidates can apply for all Central Government Teaching jobs like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. Without a CTET certificate, candidates cannot apply for central government teaching jobs.
  • After Getting CTET certificates Candidates can also apply for many state government teaching Jobs.
  • Many Privates Institute only prefer or give preference to CTET qualified candidates in recruitment.
  • Many Union territories only preferred CTET qualified Teachers both in regular/contractual teacher recruitment.
  • After clearing CTET there is an excellent chance of getting the government teacher job.

CTET Certificates Qualifying Criteria: 

The candidates who appeared in CTET will be issued a marks statement. The Candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued an eligibility certificate. School management may consider giving concessions to the person belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., under their extant reservation policy. The CTET Exam is considered one of the toughest exams among the other teaching exams.

Details Mentioned in CTET Certificate:

The CTET eligibility certificate will have the following details mentioned on it:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Category of the candidate
  • Mother's Name
  • Father's Name
  • Name of the Subjects
  • Marks secured in each subject
  • Overall Score


CTET Certificate Validity Period:

The validity period of CTET qualifying certificates will be of lifetime which was earlier for only seven years from the date of declaration of result. There is no restriction on the number of attempts and a CTET qualified person also can appear again and again in the exam for improving his/her score.

The candidates whose certificate validity is elapsed will be issued new certificates with lifetime validity. It is great news for all the candidates who were to give CTET again, though you can always give CTET again to improve your score. All the best!


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  • The minimum Qualifying Percentage for CTET is 60 % for the general category and 55 % for other categories.

  • The validity of the CTET Certificate is a lifetime.

  • The minimum passing mark for the General category is 90 out of 150.

  • No, CTET is only an eligibility test. CTET Certificate makes candidates eligible for teacher recruitment but to get a job candidates to have to apply for the recruitment and followed the further recruitment process.

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