CTET Syllabus

CTET Syllabus: The Central board of secondary education (CBSE) is going to conduct the CTET Exam of this year. There will be two phases of exam Paper I and Paper II.

  • CTET Paper I (Primary Stage) will be for the candidates who intend to teach Class I to V
  • CTET Paper II (Elementary Stage) will be for the candidates who intend to teach Class VI to VIII

In Both papers will be multiple choice question. In a year, CBSE conducts this exam two times. Candidates need to prepare well the CTET Syllabus. First we will see the exam pattern of CTET then the syllabus.

CTET Syllabus

CTET Exam Pattern

CTET Syllabus Paper I or II comprises of five sections. In exam there will be total 30 question from every section. There is maximum 150 minutes to solve 150 questions from all these parts. The exam will be OMR based multiple choice question. There will be no negative marking in the CTET exam. To qualify the exam student need to get 60% mark overall i.e. 90 marks out of 150.

The paper pattern of Primary Stage & Elementary Stage:

PaperTimingDurationMarks
CTET Paper-I9.30 AM to 12.00 PM2.30 hours150
CTET Paper -II2.00 PM to 04.30 PM2.30 hours150

CTET Syllabus

CTET Exam syllabus for two papers is as follows:

CTET Paper I Syllabus

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I–V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

CTET SubjectNumber of Questions (MCQs)Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150
CTET Syllabus
Child Development and Pedagogy – CTET Syllabus
Child Development – 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.
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
  • 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

In Child Development and Pedagogy, CTET Exam Syllabus focused on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

Laguage I – CTET Syllabus

Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

Language Comprehension – 15 Questions

Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions

Laguage II- CTET Syllabus
Comprehension – 15 Questions

Two unseen passages with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.

Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions

Same as for language I

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.

Second Language option would be English, Hindi and Sanskrit only. Candidate may choose only two languages from English, Hindi and Sanskrit only.

Mathematics – CTET Syllabus

CTET Mathematics Syllabus is as follows:

Mathematics Content – 15 Questions
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money
Mathematics Pedagogical issues – 15 Questions
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinkingand 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 – CTET Syllabus
EVS 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
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems

CTET Paper II Syllabus

The CTET Syllabus 2021 for Paper II (for classes VI to VIII – Elementary Stage) is:

SubjectNumber of Questions (MCQs)Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)
or
Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/ Social Science teacher)
6060
Total150150
Child Development and Pedagogy – CTET Syllabus
Child Development – 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.
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

In Child Development and Pedagogy, CTET Exam Syllabus focused on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

Laguage I – CTET Syllabus

Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

Language Comprehension – 15 Questions

Two unseen passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, 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
Laguage II- CTET Syllabus
Comprehension – 15 Questions

Two unseen passage

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 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.

Second Language option would be English, Hindi and Sanskrit only. Candidate may choose only two languages from English, Hindi and Sanskrit only.

Mathematics – CTET Syllabus
Mathematics Contents – 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
Mathematics 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 – CTET Syllabus
Science 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

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