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 CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 

The CTET  application is closed now. The candidates who have applied must work hard to get it through.Revised Dates of Examination  are 17-1-2022 to 21-01-2022 on CBT Mode.
The revised admit cards have been uploaded on the website https://ctet.nic.in . The candidates are advised to download their revised Admit Cards and appear in the
examination at the respective centers as per revised schedule accordingly.

 

CTET Syllabus for Paper-I and Paper-II
CTET Exam is conducted in two phases as Paper-1 and Paper 2. The Paper 1 is meant for the candidates who tries to becomes teacher for class I-V. The paper 2 is for the candidates who want to apply to become teacher for class VI-VIII.
The candidate have choice to apply for both the paper 1 and 2. The questions are objective type with Multiple Choice Questions. The language of the papers is both English and Hindi.
Percentage required
You have to score minimum 60 percent to qualify CTET Exam.
Validity of CTET
The validity of CTET is for 7 years after the result has been declared .
  • The previous years papers and their answer keys  link has been given at the bottom
CTET Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper-I for Class (I-V)
Child Development and Pedagogy 
A) Child Development(Primary School Child)
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of Development of Children 
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment
  • Socialization process,Social World and Children(Teacher,Parents,Peers)
  • Piget,Kohlberg and Vyotsky,constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a Social Construct,gender roles,gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement

 

B.Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs: 
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
C. Learning and Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
Language-I Syllabus
Language Comprehension
  • A.Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
B.Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders Language Skills
  • Evaluating Language comprehension and proficiency,speaking,listening,reading and writing
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial Teaching

 

Language-II Syllabus
A.Comprehension: 
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
B.Pedagogy of Language Development: 
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form. Challenges of teaching languages in a diverse classroom,language difficulties,errors and disorders.
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial Teaching
Mathematics Topics
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Numbers
  • Division
  • Multiplication
  • Measurement
  • Time
  • Weight
  • Volume
  • Patterns
  • Data Handling
  • Money
Pedagogical issues: 
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Language of Mathematics
  • valuation through formal and informal methods
  • Community Mathematics
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

 

Environmental Studies Syllabus: 30 Questions from following topics
  • Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Work and Play
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do
  • Pedagogical Issues: 15 Questions
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Learning Principles
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Discussion
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
CTET Paper-II Offline Exam-Topics will be as follows-:
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Mathematics
  • Science/Social Studies and Social Science
Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus: 30 Questions from following topics
Child Development (Elementary School Child): 15 Questions
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Language & Thought
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

 

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs,5 questions from these topics
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions to asked from following topics
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
  • Motivation and learning
Language I Syllabus: 30 Questions from following topics-:
Language Comprehension: 15 Questions from this topics
  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability.
Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions from this topics
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form; Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Remedial Teaching
Language II Syllabus: 30 Questions from following topics
Comprehension: 15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Language Skills
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form; Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Mathematics and Science Syllabus: Total-60 Questions
Mathematics: 30 Questions
  • Number System
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Algebra
  • Fractions
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Data handling
  • Mensuration

 

Pedagogical issues: 10 Questions
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Community Mathematics
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Evaluation
  • Problem of Teaching
Science: 30 Questions
Topics as follows-:
i)Food
  • Sources of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Components of food
II) Materials
Materials of daily use
iii) The World of the Living
iv) Moving Things People and Ideas
v) How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
vi) Natural Phenomena
vii) Natural Resources
B) Pedagogical issues: 10 Questions
Topics are as follows-:
Nature & Structure of Sciences
Natural Science/Aims & objectives
Approaches/Integrated Approach
Understanding & Appreciating Science
Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
Innovation
Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
Text Material/Aids
Problems
Remedial Teaching
Social Studies/Social Sciences Syllabus: Total- 60 Questions
History
  • When, Where and How
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • The First Empire
  • New Ideas
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Culture and Science
  • Political Developments
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and Reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence
Geography
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Globe
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Agriculture
Social and Political Life
  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Constitution
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

 

Pedagogical issues: 20 Questions
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation
PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER YEAR – JULY 2019 with Answer Keys
Paper-1
paper-2
Answer keys
PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER YEAR – DECEMBER 2019
Answer Keys