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CTET Syllabus is almost the same for some subjects in Paper 1 and Paper 2 but the difficulty level varies

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CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The first step towards commencing your preparation for the competitive exams is to get acquainted with the CTET syllabus. The understanding of the complete syllabus helps you in knowing the topics for the exam. Thus, eliminating your wasteful efforts in reading unnecessary topics and loss of your time.

CTET exam includes two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. CTET Paper 1 is for the candidates who want to become a teacher for classes I to V, whereas CTET Paper 2 is for classes VI to VIII. The syllabus is almost the same for some subjects in Paper 1 and Paper 2, but the difficulty level varies from each other.

Now, let’s start with understanding the CTET exam pattern and the CTET syllabus, which are briefly described below.

CTET Exam Pattern & Syllabus

CTET exam is a national level recruitment exam to provide skillful candidates with great opportunities for working as a primary level teacher and upper primary level teacher. The official exam conducting body of CTET will soon be going to release the recruitment notification for the upcoming year.

So, to appear in the CTET examination and score high marks in the same, it is essential to have an idea about the CTET syllabus. Below, you can check the CTET exam pattern for both the papers.

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Child development & Pedagogy

30

30

150 Minutes

Mathematics

30

30

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Child development & Pedagogy

30

30

 

150 Minutes

 

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Science & Mathematics OR Social Science

60

60

Total

150

150

Note:

● CTET exam will be held in the following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Manipuri, Tamil, Bangla, Marathi, Kanada, Nepali, Oriya, Khasi, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese, Tibetan, Mizo, Garo, Gujarati.
● The CTET exam will be objective.
● For every right answer, you will get one marks
● No negative marking is applicable.
● You are required to attempt all the sections.
● In CTET Paper 2, the fourth section is optional. You will get an option to choose as per the subject you want to.

CTET Syllabus

After knowing the exam pattern for the CTET exam, let’s move towards the CTET syllabus for both the papers. Check here, the detailed topic-wise sections of the CTET.

CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

1. CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

(a) Child Development (Primary School)

● The concept of development and its relationship with learning
● Influence of Heredity & Environment
● Principles of the development of children
● Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
● Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
● Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
● Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
● Socialization processes: Social world & children.
● 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, religion, caste, gender, community, etc.
● The 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; assessing learner achievement and enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and

(b) The concept of Inclusive education & understanding children with special skills

● Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds comprising disadvantaged and deprived
● Discussing the creative, talented, specially-abled students and their needs with learning difficulties.

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

● How children think & learn and why they ‘fail’ to achieve success.
● Basic principles of teaching & learning.
● Alternative concepts of learning, understanding children’s ``errors’.
● The social context of learning.
● Cognition & Emotions and Motivation & learning
● Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
● Child as a problem solver and a ``scientific investigator’’.

2. CTET Language I & Language II Syllabus

(a) Language Comprehension

● Reading unseen passages – two passages, one prose and the poem.
● Inference, verbal ability, and grammar.

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

● Learning & acquisition.
● Role of listening, speaking, the function of language.
● Principles of Language Teaching.
● Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency- speaking, listening and reading and writing.
● A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
● Language Skills.
● Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom- language difficulties, errors, and disorders.
● Remedial Teaching.
● Teaching-learning materials- Textbook, multimedia materials, and multilingual resources of the classroom.

3. CTET Syllabus for Maths

(a) Math Content

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

(b) Pedagogical issues

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

4. Environmental Studies

(a) EVS Content

i. Family and Friends:

● Relationships
● Plants
● Animals
● Work and Play

ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do

(b) Pedagogical Issues

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

Important Things to Know

● The visually impaired candidates will have a separate question paper.
● PWD candidates (40% disability) can keep ascribing.
● All sections are mandatory to attempt for the candidates.
● Use blue or black ballpoint pen, and pencil is not allowed.

So, it is advised to keep the exam pattern and syllabus of CTET in your mind before starting with your preparation for the same. For more information or any kind of query, you can drop your comment in the comment section below.

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