CTET Passing Marks 2022: Category Wise Minimum Qualifying Marks

By Komal|Updated : February 4th, 2022

CTET Passing Marks 2022 - CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. CTET is the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII.  A person needs to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any school that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government as per the Guidelines framed by the NCTE. In this article, we will be discussing the CTET 2022 passing marks and CTET qualifying scores for the different categories.

The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.   

CTET Passing Marks 2022:

CTET is a qualifying exam, consists of two papers- Paper 1 & 2.

  1. Paper 1 is for Primary Teachers (Classes Ist to Vth)
  2. Paper 2 is for Secondary Teachers (Classes VIth to VIIIth).
  3. Both papers are of 150 marks and include 150 questions.
  4. Candidates need to score 60% marks to qualify for the CTET. E.g.: Candidates need to score 90 marks out of 150.
  5. The question paper shall be Bilingual (Hindi/English).

CTET is a bit difficult to qualify as the questions asked are based on conceptual knowledge and all the options seem to be the same that is the reason candidates need to adopt an open mind approach to solve questions.

CTET Qualifying marks Category-wise 2022:

  • CTET Passing Marks for General: The candidates will have to score 90 out of 150 to qualify for the exam.
  • CTET Passing Marks for SC/ST: The candidates will have to score 85 out of 150 to qualify for the exam.
  • CTET Passing Marks for OBC: The candidates will have to score 85 marks out of 150 to qualify for CTET.

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CTET Cut-off Marks 2022

The cut-off for CTET has been the same for the past many years. 2022 had the same cut-off which has been listed below:

Cut-off (marks out of 150)9082.582.582.5

Understanding the previous years' cut-offs is very helpful as it will help set a goal and focus on it. It also helps to understand the difficulty of the paper you will be appearing for. It also helps in formulating the strategy to crack the exam with a score higher than the cut-off.

CTET Certificate Validity:

  • The Validity Period of the CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be life (lifetime validity) from the date of declaration of the results.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate.
  • A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

Latest update on CTET certificate Validity and importance

CTET 2022 Important Dates

Here are the important events and the dates for all those events. CTET 2022 notification will have all the details of the timeline for these events. We also share the same with you guys!

Sr.No.Exam DetailImportant Dates
1Publishing Date of NotificationJune 2022
2Starting Date of Online ApplicationIt will be updated soon 
3Last date of Online ApplicationIt will be updated soon 
4Last Date to deposit FeesIt will be updated soon 
5Final verification of payment of Fees by the CandidatesIt will be updated soon 
6Downloading the Admit Card2 weeks before the exam
7The period for Online CorrectionsIt will be updated soon 
8Exam DateIt will be updated soon
9Declaration of ResultWithin 6 weeks from the date of conduct of the examination

Some of the important updated articles on CTET 2022

Serial No.TopicLink
1.Career Prospects after Qualifying CTET 2022Read Here
2.How Can I prepare for CTET?Read Here
3.CTET Paper -2 SyllabusRead Here
4.How to deal with CTET PressureRead Here
5.Eligibility CriteriaRead Here
6.Preparation TipsRead Here
7.How to clear the CTET in the First AttemptRead Here
8.CTET (Complete Details) Read Here


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  • Any score above 90 marks is considered a good score as the CTET exam is a qualifying exam.

  • The candidates had to secure a minimum of 60% marks in CTET 2022 to qualify for the exam.

  • The cut-off for CTET 2022 will be (score out of 150 marks)

    General - 90 marks

    OBC - 85 marks

    SC/ST - 85 marks

  • The candidates who qualify for the CTET exam will have to sit in different recruitment examination such as KVS NVS, DSSSB and many more.

  • Yes, only the CTET qualified candidates are eligible for KVS teacher recruitment. Also, the candidates who will have a higher score may get preference in the exam.

  • The CTET certificate will be valid for lifetime as per the new announcement by the education ministry.

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