CTET Exam Dates – Event Calendar, Exam Timings

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) published the CTET 2020 notification for July session with a detailed information brochure on January 23, 2020. As per the earlier schedule, CTET exam was due on July 5, 2020 while the admit card was supposed to be issued in the third week of June 2020. 

However, CTET 2020 exam date along with the release of admit card has been delayed amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The board is likely to announce the revised schedule shortly.

The CTET 2020 registration process started from January 24, 2020. The deadline to submit the application form was February 24, 2020, which was later extended to March 2, 2020 and then again till March 9, 2020. The CTET registration is closed now. 

CTET exam consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II, both of which are conducted on the same day. The time slot for Paper I is 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon, and for Paper II is 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Read this article to get acquainted with the latest updates on CTET exam dates 2020.

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CTET Exam Dates – Events Calendar 

As discussed, the CTET exam date 2020 along with other major exam-related events has been delayed. Meanwhile, candidates can refer to the below given table to get updated with current schedule of the events:

CTET 2020 – Important Dates 

EventsKey Dates
Release of CTET official notificationJanuary 23, 2020
Beginning of CTET registration processJanuary 24, 2020 
Last date to submit application formMarch 9, 2020
Availability of application correction windowMarch 19, 2020 to March 26, 2020
Release of admit card to be declared
CTET 2020 exam dateto be declared
Release of provisional and final answer keyto be declared
Result announcementto be declared

Note: CTET event schedule for both Paper I and Paper II remains the same. 

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CTET Exam Dates – Timings (Paper I and II)

CBSE declares the time slots for both Paper I and II that are held on the same day. Go through the table below to ascertain the timings of CTET exam:

CTET 2020 Time Slots

Examination Day Events Time Slot (Paper-I )Time Slot (Paper-II )
Entry allowed inside the test centre8:00 AM12:30 PM
Verification of CTET Admit Card9:00 AM to 09:15 AM1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Test Booklet distribution9:15 AM1:45 PM
Test booklet seal to be opened9:25 AM1:55 PM
Deadline to enter the exam hall9:30 AM2:00 PM
CTET Paper I exam 9:30 AM2:00 PM
CTET Paper II exam12:00 noon4:30 PM

CTET Exam Dates – Application Form Submission

CBSE released CTET 2020 application form on January 24, 2020. Earlier, the deadline to submit the application form was February 24, 2020. Later, it was postponed till March 2, 2020, which was further extended to March 9, 2020. The last date to pay the application fee was March 17, 2020 till 3:30 PM. 

The deadline for candidates to check the status of application fee payment was March 18, 2020. Online application correction window was made available for the candidates from March 19, 2020 to March 26, 2020.

Detailed Schedule for CTET Application Process

EventsImportant Dates
Release of CTET official notificationJanuary 23, 2020
Beginning of CTET registration processJanuary 24, 2020 
Last date to submit application formMarch 9, 2020
Deadline to pay application feeJanuary 24, 2020 to March 17, 2020
Verification of fee payment by the candidatesJanuary 24, 2020 to March 18, 2020
Availability of application correction windowMarch 19, 2020 to March 26, 2020

CTET Exam Dates – Admit Card Release

CTET 2020 admit card is a mandatory document and candidates must bring the same at the exam centre. Earlier, the admit card release was slated in the third week of June 2020. However, it got delayed due to the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. 

CBSE will soon update the revised date for the issuance of CTET admit card. Candidates must cross check the details given in the admit card, and initiate the rectification process in case of any discrepancy. 

Detailed Schedule for CTET Admit Card Release

EventsImportant Dates 
Issuance of admit card To be announced
Last date to download admit cardTo be announced 

CTET Exam Dates 2020

CTET 2020 exam has been delayed till further notification. Earlier, it was scheduled to be held on July 5, 2020. The CTET exam process contains Paper I and Paper II, and both are held on the same day in different time slots.

CTET Paper I: Time slot for CTET Paper-I is 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon 

CTET Paper II: Time slot for CTET Paper II is 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

CTET Exam Dates – Answer Key Release

CBSE is yet to declare the schedule for CTET answer key release. By accessing the answer key, candidates can calculate their tentative score much before the result announcement. The board will release both provisional as well as final answer key on its website. Generally, the answer key is published within a few days of the exam. 

The authority also facilitates the applicants to raise objections against the CTET provisional answer key. Afterwards, the final answer key is released online after considering the challenges by candidates and making corrections (if required).

CTET Exam Dates – Result Announcement

The board will announce the CTET 2020 result within six weeks of the exam. However, the actual schedule is yet to be declared. Candidates can check their marks and qualifying status in CTET result. They need to provide their login details (generated during CTET registration) to get the access of the CTET result and scorecard.

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CTET Exam Dates – Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs

✔️ What is the revised schedule of the CTET 2020 exam?

The board is yet to declare the revised CTET exam dates 2020. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 5, 2020, which has been delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

✔️ Will CBSE reopen the registration process for CTET exam?

No. The registration process for the CTET 2020 exam for the July session is closed now. As per the latest update, CBSE will not extend the registration dates any more.

✔️ What was the deadline for the CTET application correction window?

CTET application correction window was available from March 19, 2020 till March 26, 2020. Candidates could make changes in their application form (in case of any error/s) within this time period only.

✔️ Does CBSE release CTET answer key online?

Yes, CBSE releases CTET answer key on its website within a few weeks of the examination. Candidates can download the provisional and final answer key as per the given schedule and calculate their probable score.

✔️ How can I check the schedule for CTET admit card release?

CBSE will soon notify the release date of CTET admit card on its website. Candidates must follow this page to get the latest updates on it.

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