CBSE conducted the CTET (Central Teacher’s Eligibility Test) on 31st January 2021. The board held the examination in 135 cities across India. The qualifying certificate of the CTET is valid for seven years from the date of publication of the result. They may appoint at any point during this period. Moreover, CBSE published the CTET answer key on their official website.
Where can you find the Answer Key for CTET 2021?
CBSE released the Answer key for CTET 2021 examination on 19th February 2021. It can be found on their official website – ctet.nic.in. The Answer key along with the OMR sheet has been published on the website for the candidates’ reference. CBSE also declared a public notice regarding the same.
The board issued several sets of question papers for the CTET exam. The sets of the CTET 2021 exam were I, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P. Candidates can make use of this answer key to verify their answers. You can view the answer sheets and raise objections to them.
Moreover, candidates may also request a copy of their OMR answer sheet as well as your calculating sheet. However, you need to pay Rs. 500 as a fee for each OMR as a Demand Draft. The payment is done for the Secretary of CBSE, obtained on any of the nationalized banks, and payable at Delhi. Furthermore, you can find the direct link to CTET answer key at BYJU’s Exam Prep.
Steps to download the Answer Key for CTET 2021
Following are the steps you need to take for downloading the CTET 2021 Answer key:
- Visit their official website – nic.in
- You will find a link to the CTET 2021 Answer key
- Click on it to open the Set tab
- Select your set for the answer key – I, J, K, L, M, N, O, or P
- Confirm whether you want the answer key for Paper 1 or Paper 2
- A new tab will open, which contains the correct responses for all the questions
- You can use them to compare them with answers
- The marking scheme for the CTET 2021 is also given on the link
- You can use this scheme to calculate your scores
- Also, you can download or save the Answer Key from the website for future reference
- You can even print the Answer key if needed
How do you use your Answer key to calculate your scores?
There is no negative marking for wrong answers in the CTET 2021 exam. Hence, you can use the answer key to efficiently estimate your scores. Simply mark the number of correct responses you marked in the examination and add up your scores. More often, this evaluation will be very close to your actual scores.
The maximum mark allowed for the CTET exam is 150. Each correct answer in the CTET exam carries one mark. Hence, it is a lot easier to calculate your scores using the answer key. Moreover, there are minimum qualifying marks for the CTET exam, varying according to the candidate’s category.
Following are the minimum qualifying marks for various categories of candidates:
- General category: You need to score 60% in the exam to qualify, which is around 90 marks out of 150.
- Reserved category: You need to score at least 55% to qualify, which means 82 marks out of 150.
They issue a ‘CTET Qualified’ certificate to the candidates who clear this exam. This certificate enables you to teach for Classes I to VIII.
How do you raise objections on CTET 2021 Answer key?
CBSE provides you the provision to raise objections on the Answer key, which the candidates may use if needed. The link for raising objections will be available for only a short period. Using this facility, aspirants may raise their objections to the Examination Committee. However, the candidates need to pay a fee of Rs.1000 per question to avail of this facility. You can pay this fee through a credit card or debit card, on or before the specified date. Moreover, the fee paid for raising objections on the Answer key is non-refundable.
Relevance of the CTET score
The CTET qualifying certificate applies to all Central government schools. It is also relevant in schools under the management of the Union Territories such as Lakshadweep, Delhi, Chandigarh, or Nagar Haveli. Besides, some of the unaided private schools also consider the CTET certificate, where you can apply this qualification.
Some of the State government schools may also consider the CTET certificate if the state decides not to hold the TET examination. Moreover, to teach for Classes I to VIII in schools affiliated with CBSE, teachers need to have a minimum qualification of the CTET or TET certificate. The CTET and the TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) are conducted under the guidelines set by the NCTE.
Validity of the CTET certificate
The CTET qualifying certificate has a validity of seven years from the date of result declaration. You may get appointed at any point during this period. However, a person can attempt the CTET exam any number of times to clear it and obtain the certificate. Moreover, a candidate who cleared the CTET exam may also attempt it again to enhance their scores.