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CTET Exam Syllabus

The paper for SSC Central Teacher Eligibility Test ( CTET ) Syllabus and Pattern

These sections are General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English and General awareness.

Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours

CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST paper will consist of objective type question

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS
S no Subject Question marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language I (compulsory 30 30
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
6 total 150 150

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

S no Subject Question marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language I (compulsory 30 30
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4 Mathematics and Science 30 30
5 Social Studies/Social Science 30 30
6 total 150 150

*For any other teacher ? either (4) or (5) 4. for Mathematics and Science teacher 5. for Social Studies/Social Science teacher

Preparation Tips for Central Teacher Eligibility Test ( CTET)

Focus on Speed In CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST, there are [150] questions to solve in [150] minutes. So candidates must work on speed to solve questions in allotted time.
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Calculation CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST aptitude questions need more time in calculation, so candidates have to manage time for answering question and shortlist aptitude questions according to their merit.

Negative Marking

In CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST there will not be negative marking

Syllabus for CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST ( CTET)

Nature and standard of questions

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI - VIII by the NCERT.
The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 Questions

Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: 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.

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

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

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

II. Language I 30 Questions

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, scientific, narrative or discursive) 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
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 30 Questions

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
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

Mathematics 30 Questions

Content 15 Questions

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

Pedagogical issues 15 Questions

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

Environmental Studies 30 Questions

Content 15 Questions

Family and Friends
Relationships
Work and Play
Animals
Plants
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
Learning Principles
Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Activities
Experimentation/Practical Work
Discussion
CCE

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions

Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: 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.

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

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

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 ? II 30 Questions

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
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

Mathematics and Science 60 Questions

Mathematics 30 Questions

Content 20 Questions

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

Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

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

Science 30 Questions

Content 20 Questions

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

Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

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

Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

Content 40 Questions

History

When, Where and How
The Earliest Societies
The First Farmers and Herders
The First Cities
Early States
New Ideas
The First Empire
Contacts with Distant lands
Political Developments
Culture and Science
New Kings and Kingdoms
Sultans of Delhi
Architecture
Creation of an Empire
Social Change
Regional Cultures
The Establishment of Company Power
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
Globe
Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
Air
Water
Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
Resources: Types-Natural and Human
Agriculture

Social and Political Life

Diversity
Government
Local Government
Making a Living
Democracy
State Government
Understanding Media
Unpacking Gender
The Constitution
Parliamentary Government
The Judiciary
Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

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

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