CTET Exam Analysis For Paper 1 & Paper 2 | 16 December 2021

The CBSE is conducting CTET Paper 1 & 2 across India today for the recruitment of teachers in various private and government schools. The exam is going to be conducted in two-phase Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 for candidates aspiring to teach class I-V and Paper 2 for candidates aiming to teach Classes VI-VIII. Candidates who wish to teach both Primary and Upper Primary, i:e (Classes I-VIII). In this blog, we are bringing you CTET 2021 Exam Analysis for today’s i:e 16 December 2021 exam to help you better understand the paper pattern and the types of questions that were asked in the exam. Let’s read along to know all about the paper pattern, difficulty level, and types of questions asked in both the shifts of paper.

CTET Exam Analysis 2021 – Paper 1 Exam Pattern

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

All the sections are compulsory and candidates get 150 minutes to solve 150 questions. Interesting thing is that there is no negative marking in the CTET exam. Candidates need to score 60% of the total marks to clear the CTET exam.

SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

CTET 2021 Exam Analysis & Paper 1 Review (Section-wise) For 16 December 2021

Overall, Exam Analysis for Paper 1 for 16 December 2021 is easy.

CTET Exam Analysis Paper 1 – Overall Difficulty & Good Attempts

SectionsOverall Good AttemptsDifficulty Level
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)25-26Easy
(ii) Language I (compulsory)27-28Easy
(iii) Language II (compulsory)27-28Moderate
(iv) Mathematics24-25Easy
(v) Environmental Studies25-26Easy

CTET Paper 1 Review – Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

The child development and pedagogy section were a bit easy compared to the last year’s CTET exam.10+ questions were asked from the learning theories topic. Child development is considered the most scoring subject of this exam because the maximum no of questions was easy in both the Paper.

TopicQuestions Asked
NCF 20053
Piaget Stages2-3
Intelligence Test3-4
Kohlberg Theory2-4
Growth and Development2-3
Vygotsky ZPD1-2
Achievement Test1-2
Assessment and Evaluation1-2
Gardner Theory1-2
Inclusive Education1-2
Behaviourism (Classical and Operant Conditioning)1-2
Heredity & Environment1
New Education Policy1
Good Attempts25-26

CTET Paper 1 Review – English Section

The English language was almost the same as the previous year’s exam. Most of the questions were asked from basic grammar and vocabulary topics. There were no questions from the Language pedagogy section.

TopicQuestions Asked
Reading Comprehension (on use of electronic gadgets)5-6
English Pedagogy15
Synonym (Demonstrate)1
Figure of Speech2
Good Attempts27-28

CTET Paper 1 Review – Hindi Section

The Hindi section was moderate when compared to the previous year’s exam. One passage was asked in the exam. There were very few questions from the Language pedagogy section. No poetry was asked in the exam.

TopicQuestions Asked
Reading Comprehension Two passage15
Good Attempts27-28

CTET Paper 1 Review – Mathematics

TopicQuestions Asked
Mathematical Defects1-2
Number System1-2
HCF & LCM3-4
Maths Pedagogy2-3
Good Attempts24-25

 CTET Paper 1 Review – EVS

The EVS section was also similar to the previous year’s CTET exam. In this section, most questions were asked from the Basic environment and Civics question. EVS section was overall easy in nature.

TopicQuestions Asked
Animal (Sloth)3-4
Map (Direction)1
Houses (Bamboo & Mud)1
Union Territory (J & K)1
6 Themes EVS1-2
Diseases (Malaria)2
Gregor Mandel (Nobel)1
Madhubani Painting1
Nature and Nutrition1
Onion Root1
Good Attempts25-26

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics & Science (For Maths & Science Teacher)OR60 MCQs60 Marks
(v) Social Studies/Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)60 MCQs60 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

CTET 2021 Exam Analysis – Paper 2 (Section-wise)

The detailed analysis for paper 2 will be updated here.

CTET 2021 Qualifying Marks 

The qualifying marks are 60% for the general category(90 marks), 55% for OBC/SC/ST category (82 marks). Candidates can check the passing marks for the CTET 2021 exam Below:

Category% of MarksPassing Marks (Out of 150)

CTET 2021 Exam Timings

16-12-2021PAPER-I09.30 AM TO 12.00 NOON2.30 HOURS
16-12-2021PAPER-II02.00 PM TO 04.30 PM2.30 HOURS


Who sets the CTET question paper?

The CTET question paper is set by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)

Can I give only CTET Paper 2?

Yes. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5 and Paper II is for candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. In case candidates wish to qualify to teach classes 1 – 8, they can appear for both papers in CTET.

Is there any negative marking in CTET?

All questions in the CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

Is CTET valid for a lifetime?

The validity of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) certificate has now been extended for lifetime by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The CBSE in its notification on Wednesday informed that the TET certificate is now valid for a lifetime which was seven years earlier

Is Ctet is online or offline?

The CTET 2021 exam will be conducted online.


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