CTET Syllabus and Paper Pattern

CTET Syllabus and Paper Pattern

NCERT will start conducting a dedicated exam for teacher recruitment from 2011. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held for the first time on June 26, 2011. The test will have two papers to selected teachers for Primary Classes and Elementary Classes.

You may already know that all CBSE schools used to recruit teacher via KVS Teacher Recruitment Exams. CTET has been planned to replace KVS PGT / TGT / PRT Test. You can expect the same pattern and level of difficulty from the exam. We hope that this syllabus will help you guide your preparation.

Paper I - Classes I to V (Primary)

 

I. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

a) 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.

 

b) 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

 

c) 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

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, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) 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

III. Language II

a) Comprehension - 15 Questions

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

b) 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

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

 

b) 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

 

IV. Mathematics

a) Content

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods

• Problems of Teaching

• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

 

V. Environmental Studies

a) Content

1. Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships;

1.2 Work and Play;

1.3 Animals;

1.4 Plants

2. Food

3. Shelter

4. Water

5. Travel

6. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues

• 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

• Teaching material/Aids

• Problems

 

Paper II - Classes VI to VIII (Elementary)

I. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

a) 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.

b) 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.

c) 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

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, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) 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

III. Language II - 30 Questions

a) Comprehension - 15 Questions

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

b) 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

IV. Mathematics and Science - 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics - 30 Questions

a) 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), Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)]

• Mensuration

• Data handling

b) Pedagogical Issues - 10 Questions

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation

• Remedial Teaching

• Problems of Teaching

(ii) Science - 30 Questions

a) Content - 20 Questions

I. Food

• Sources of food

• Components of food

• Cleaning 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

• 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

 

V. Social Studies/ Social Sciences - 60 Questions

a) Content - 40 Questions

(i) 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

(ii) 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

(iii) 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

b) 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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16 Comments

  1. sir if possile please send some model test papers of paper 1 n paper2 with answers

    .i will be very thank full....

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  2. send me a solved question paper of ctet

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  3. pi. send CTET study meterials

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  4. Plz send me some sample paper of paper-1 and paper-2 of ctet

    Reply
  5. respect,
    sir, madam
    pls send some sample papers of paper-1 of CTET i m very thnk full

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  6. pis send me previous sample question paper 2 for ctet exam.

    Reply
  7. sir pls recommend any book 4 prepring ctet exam

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  8. respected sir,
    can u send me the question papers of last five years of haryana state teacher eligibility test as soon as possible

    Reply
  9. Sir, plse send me some papers of paper 1 and 2 of CTET . thanking you

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  10. sir if possile please send some model test papers of paper 1 n paper2 .i will be very thank full....

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  11. hello sir,in cbse urdu teachers have a place or not?

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  12. Sir, plse send me some papers of paper 1 and 2 of CTET . thanking you

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    • Sir,
      pls send some sample papers of paper 1 and paper 2 of ctet .thanking you

      Reply
      • sir please sent model papers for 1&2

  13. i want to appear CTET exam and i want to know which publicisher can cover this syllabus so pl give me the address and book name for this exam

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  14. pls send some sample papers of paper-2 of CTET

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