CTET 2018 Question Paper, Response Key, Paper Analysis and Cut off

Last Updated - March 27 2018

Central Teachers Eligibility Test is organized by CBSE to appoint teachers in different institutes around the country. CTET 2018 consist of two papers. Aspirants who qualify the test are applicable for appointment in KVS/ NVS/ Tribal Schools. Paper 2 is for aspirants who wish to teach standards 6th to 8th. From 2018, CTET is declared to organize online. Paper 1 is for participants who wish to teach standard 1 to 5.

  • Aspirants will have to apply for vacancies separately as per the institutional requirements.
  • School managements are liable to give exemptions to aspirants as per different vertical and horizontal categories.
  • Qualifying CTET will not guarantee any appointment for the aspirants.
  • Only the aspirants securing above 60% will be allowed eligibility certificate.
  • Aspirants who appeared for the test will be allowed marks statement.

CTET 2018 Paper 1 Format & Analysis

Aspirants must check the earlier year exam analysis so as to get an idea of the test:


  • Most of the questions in this were easy but calculative. Approximately 24 questions were counted as good attempts.


  • For the aspirants who had opted English as language 1 had established the section difficult. In the test paper for English as language 2, the level of difficulty was comparatively lower.


  • The most difficult part of the paper was the passage. Rests of the questions were of moderate level.

Environmental Science:

  • This was the most scoring section. Most of the questions were based on NCERTs.

Child Development & Pedagogy:

  • Questions were usually based on elimination mode and were of moderate to difficult level.

Paper 1 will be organized for the period of 2.5 hours (150 Minutes). Following is the format of CTET Paper 1:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (Hindi/ English)3030
Language 2 (Hindi/ English)3030
Environmental Sciences3030

CTET 2018 Paper 2 Format & Analysis

Given below is the format for CTET Paper 2 which must be attempted within the period of 2.5 hours:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (Hindi/ English)3030
Language 2 (Hindi/ English)3030
Social Studies/ Science6060
For any teacher6060

Discussed below is the Paper 2 Analysis for CTET 2017:

  • Most of the questions were based on earlier year paper trends.
  • Aspirants could attempt 110-115 as good attempts.
SectionTopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Child Development & PedagogyChild Development (Primary School)15Moderate
The concept of Inclusive Education5
Learning & Pedagogy10
English & Hindi LanguageReading Comprehension9Moderate to Difficult
Reading Poem6
Pedagogy Questions15
Number System4
Pedagogy Questions15-20
Social StudiesHistory14-16Moderate to tough
Pedagogical Questions12-15
Social & Political Issues12-15
World of Living & Moving things4-5
Natural Resources & Phenomena8-10
Pedagogical Issues8-10

CTET 2018 How to Check Response key?

Aspirants can follow the process said below to download CTET 2018 Response Key:

  1. Visit the official portal of CTET i.e. ctet.nic.in
  2. Click on the link for CTET 2018 Response Key.
  3. Select the paper code and click on next tab.
  4. CTET 2018 response key will be available on the screen.
  5. Aspirants can also take the print of the response key.

CTET Result 2018

  • Additionally, aspirants scoring at least 90 marks will be given eligibility certificate.
  • Aspirants will be allowed the statement of marks which they can get by logging into their account with the registration details.
  • CTET 2018 result will be published on the official website of CBSE.

CTET Cut Off 2018

  • As per the guidelines of National Council of Teacher Education, aspirants who secure 60% or above marks in CTET will be given an eligibility certificate.
  • The certificate will be valid for next 7 years.
  • There is no limit to the number of attempts.
  • Aspirants can appear for the test again in order to improve scores.

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