CTET 2019: Passing Marks, Cut-off, Importance & Validity of CTET Certificate

CTET 2019 Cutoff: Candidates who qualify the CTET exam are awarded with the CTET Certificate. Know the importance of the CTET Certificate & its validity, CTET Cut off and passing marks here.

Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:59 IST
CTET Cut-off Marks 2019
CTET Cut-off Marks 2019

CTET 2019 Cutoff: The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level entrance examination conducted to appoint skilled Primary & Elementary teachers. Candidates who qualify the CTET exam are awarded with the CTET Certificates. The CBSE is going to conduct the CTET Exam 2019 on 7 July. This article will enlighten you about the importance of the CTET Certificate & its validity, CTET Cut off and passing marks.

The CTET certificate is the minimum eligibility to get the teaching job. Once the candidate gets the certificate, he or she can apply for teacher vacancies released by different schools like KVS, NVS Army Teacher, ERDO, etc. However, achieving the CTET Certificate 2019 is not that easy. Candidates must fetch the minimum passing marks or cut off to avail of the Certificate.

CTET 2019 Cut-off or Passing Marks

Candidates who score 60 percent or more in the CTET 2019 exam will be considered as CTET pass and will be awarded with the Marks Statement and the CTET qualifying certificate.


Minimum Qualifying Percentage 

Passing Marks



90 out of 150



82 out of 150

However, the concessions can be given to different categories such as SC/ST, OBC, etc.

"School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided) may consider giving concessions to a person belonging to OBC, SC/ST, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy."

Moreover, qualifying CTET does not mean that a candidate can be recruited or employed as teacher. It is just one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

As per CTET 2019 Notification, School managements "Should give weightage to the CTET 2019 scores in the recruitment process, however, qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment."

CTET 2019 Expected Cut-off

Candidates who score 60 percent or more in the CTET 2019 exam will be considered as CTET pass. The CTET Cutoffs have witnessed an upward trend year after year. This year is also expected to witness an increase in the CTET Cutoff. The CBSE will release the CTET 2019 Cut off after the declaration of the result. Till then, have a look at the CTET Cut off of previous years:


2018 Cut-off

2017 Cut-off

2016 Cut-off

















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Can the candidates request for Rechecking or Re-evaluation of the CTET Mark Sheets?

The CTET OMR Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinised. The candidates cannot request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or even scrutiny of the mark sheets.

Validity period of CTET 2019 Certificate:

As per the latest CTET 2019 notification, validity period of CTET 2019 certificate is seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

Number of Attempts in CTET

Candidates qualified in CTET 2019 can again appear for this exam in future if they want, as per notification, 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.

How to get a duplicate copy of Marks Statement or Eligibility Certificate of CTET 2019?

A candidate can get a duplicate copy of Marks Statement or Eligibility Certificate by paying the prescribed fee by way of Demand Draft in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, drawn on any nationalised bank, payable at Delhi. Format and Charges applicable for applying for duplicate marks statement/certificate is available on CTET official website i.e. www.ctet.nic.in.

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Applicability of CTET 2019 Certificate:

As per CTET 2019 notification, the CTET certified candidates can apply to:

Schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.

Unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.

Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.

According to CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools Affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extent and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6th March 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate Central/ State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.

These are the complete details about passing marks of CTET 2019, the validity of CTET 2019 certificate and applicability of this certificate.

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