CTET Syllabus

CTET Syllabus: Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is an examination for Teaching sector conducted twice in a year. Every year the teaching aspirants around the country appear for the exam. F

  • The Paper I is for those who intends to be a teacher in Classes I-V.
  • Paper-II is for those who intend to be a teacher for Classes VI-VIII.

Aspirants will be considered as TET pass who scores 60 % or more in the CTET 2018 exam. Qualifying candidates will be issued a certificate which will be valid for seven years from the date of declaration of Result.

CTET Syllabus for Paper I

CTET Exam Pattern  (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

CTET Syllabus

1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

 a) Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 Questions

  • Principles of the development of children
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • Language & Thought
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.

 b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

c) Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning
  • Learning as a social activity
  • The social context of learning.
  • Children’s strategies of learning
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • 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.
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
  • Motivation and learning

2. The language I 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive), inference, grammar.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Learning and acquisition
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Language Skills
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom, multi-media materials.
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency, listening, reading and writing, speaking.
  • Remedial Teaching

3. Language – II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with the question on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Learning and acquisition
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Language Skills
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; errors and disorders, language difficulties
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Remedial Teaching

4. Mathematics 30 Questions

a) Content 15 Questions

  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Geometry
  • Numbers
  • Solids around Us
  • Multiplication
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Division
  • Time
  • Weight
  • Data Handling
  • Volume
  • Money
  • Patterns

b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Community Mathematics
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

5. Environmental Studies 30 Questions

a) Content 15 Questions

  1. Shelter
  2. Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Animals
  • Work and Play
  • Plants
  • Food
  1. Things We Make and Do
  2. Water
  3. Travel

b) Pedagogical Issues 15 Questions

  • Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Learning Principles
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Teaching material/Aids Problems
  • Approaches to presenting concepts
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Activities
  • CCE
  • Discussion

CTET Syllabus for Paper II

CTET Exam Pattern (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks
(v) Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks
*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

CTET Syllabus

1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions

  • Principles of the development of children
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, community, religion, caste, gender, etc.
  • Language & Thought
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice, School-Based Assessment.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5 Questions

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Motivation and learning
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

2. The language I 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

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, narrative or discursive, scientific)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Learning and acquisition
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Language Skills
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multilingual resource of the classroom, multi-media materials.
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency, reading and writing speaking, listening.
  • Remedial Teaching

3. Language – II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with a question on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Learning and acquisition
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Language Skills
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Remedial Teaching

4. Mathematics and Science 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Number System
  • Whole Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Data handling
  • Mensuration

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Community Mathematics
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Evaluation
  • Problem of Teaching

(ii) Science 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

  • Sources of food
  • Cleaning foodFood
  • Materials of daily use
  • Components of food
  • Materials
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • The World of the Living
  • Electric current and circuits
  • How things work
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Magnets
  • Natural Resources

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Innovation
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problems

5. Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

a) Content 40 Questions

  • When, Where and How
  • History
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Cities
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • New Ideas
  • Early States
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • The First Empire
  • Culture and Science
  • Political Developments
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Architecture
  • Regional Cultures
  • Social Change
  • Rural Life and Society
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • Women and reform
  • India After Independence
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Geography
  • Globe
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Air
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport, and communication
  • Water
  • Agriculture
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Diversity
  • Social and Political Life
  • Local Government
  • Government
  • Democracy
  • Making a Living
  • Understanding Media
  • State Government
  • The Constitution
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Judiciary
  • Parliamentary Government
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

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b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

  • Class Room Processes, activities, and discourse
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Evaluation
  • Projects Work


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