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CTET Exam Pattern & Syllabus

 CTET Exam Pattern

The Examination for the CTET 2015 will be distributed in two papers and the candidates can either opt for one of those papers or for both papers. The paper-1 is for the candidates who want to be recruited as the teacher for the Primary Classes (1st to 5th) whereas the paper 2 is for the Candidates who want to teach the Elementary Classes (6th to 8th). Both the Papers will contain Objective Type Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. There will be NO Negative Marking. So, it is advised that the candidates should answer all the Questions whether they know the answers or not. There will be a total of 150 Questions in each Paper which the candidates need to answer in 150 Minutes.

The Marks Distribution for both the Papers with Topics of Questions is given Below:

1) For Paper-1:

·         Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Marks)

·         Language I (30 Marks)

·         Language II (30 Marks)

·         Mathematics (30 Marks)

·         Environmental Studies (30 Marks)

 

2) For Paper-2:

·         Child Development & Pedagogy (30 Marks)

·         Language I (30 marks)

·         Language II (30 Marks)

·         Mathematics and Science/Social Science (60 Marks)

 CTET Exam Syllabus

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage:

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  -  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 question 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 - 30 Questions

a) Content - 15 Questions

? 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

? 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  -  30 Questions

a) Content - 15 Questions

I. Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships

1.2 Work and Play

1.3 Animals

1.4Plants

II. Food

III. Shelter

IV. Water

V. Travel

VI. Things We Make and Do

b) 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/AidsProblems

 

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

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 Vygot sky: 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 andone 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 howchildren 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 question 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. (A) 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)

? Construction (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

? Problem 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 andcommunication

? 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

CTET Preparation Tips

Smart work with proper strategy can show you the path of success. We have poured our own experience to prepare some tips that may help you to taste success in the upcoming exam.

·         Study the CTET Syllabus and Pattern Properly :

Sometime the candidates start preparation without consulting the syllabus and pattern. In that way they keep reading what they get in the form of books. In most cases the hard work produces nothing. So if you want to clear this exam, you are advised to go through this CTET 2015 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

·         Consult the Last Years’ Question Papers :

It is a good thing to consult the last years’ question papers which may  give you the fair idea of the nature of questions which are expected in the exam. If you solve those papers, they will also help you to correct your exam timing. So it is suggested to read the CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers.

·         Focus on all Subjects Equally :

There is the need of focus on all the subjects equally. The subjects are – Teaching of English, Teaching of Hindi, Pedagogy and Child Psychology. Read these subjects properly from the various books available in the market.

·         Consult Good Books :

The market is flooded with myriad of books of various publications and authors. But you are suggested to read only those books which are published by the known and authentic publications. Good books contain authentic material strictly based on syllabus and pattern prescribed by CBSE.

·         Practice more and more :

It is rightly said Practice makes a man perfect. Yeah, it’s true. Get some practice set papers from the market and solve at least one paper at the regular basis. It will help you time your exam and also instill enough confidence in you to clear the exam. The most important thing about success is that you must learn to believe in yourself.

 

 


 

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