CTET Syllabus

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CTET Syllabus

Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in order to recruit teachers from classes I-VIII. The exam is divided into two parts – Paper I and Paper-II. Candidates are majorly evaluated on topics such as Language-I (compulsory), Science, Social Studies/Social Sciences, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Environmental Studies and Language-II (compulsory). Through this blog, we are going to take you through the CTET syllabus for the upcoming 2020 exam!

Highlights

Name of the Exam Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Number of Papers Two
Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Language Hindi and English
Number of Sections Five
Total Number of Questions 150
Maximum Marks 150
Time Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes

Important Dates for CTET Exam 2021

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released dates for CTET Exam 2021. Given below is the entire exam schedule as per the official notification:

Last Date to fill Online Application 2nd March 2020
Last Date for submission of fee through E-Challan or Debit/Credit Card 5th March 2020 before 15.30 hrs
Online Correction Schedule 19 Mar 2020 to 24 Mar 2020
Change Exam Centre November 7 to 16, 2020
Admit Card Download January 13, 2021
CTET Exam Date January 31, 2021
Release of CTET Answer Key 19th February 2021
CTET Result Declaration 26th February 2021

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CTET Exam Pattern 

There are two papers in the CTET Exam, Paper 1- for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V and Paper 2- for applicants who want to be a mentor classes VI to VIII. Given below is a detailed Syllabus and Weightage of both the papers along with the number of question each section contains:

CTET Paper 1

Sections Name No. of Questions No. of Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET Paper 2

Sections Name No. of Questions No. of Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics and Science 30 30
Social Studies/Social Sciences 30 30
Total 150 150

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CTET Syllabus

Elucidated below is the detailed syllabus of CTET Exam 2021-

Child Development and Pedagogy Section

This section focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning lessons relevant to students belonging to the age group of 6-11 years. Topics from which questions are framed in the CTET exam are Child Development, Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, and Learning and Pedagogy. Here is a breakdown of questions and marks for the same: 

Section under Child Development and Pedagogy Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 15
Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs 5 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10 10
Total (CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2) 30 30

Topics under Child Development and Pedagogy are-

Paper 1: Child Development and Pedagogy Paper 2: Child Development and Pedagogy
-Principles of the development of children
-Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
-Concept of development and its relationship with learning
-How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
-Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially-abled Learners
-Concept of development and its relationship with learning
-Principles of the development of children
-Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
-Language & Thought
-Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
-Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
-Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Mathematics Section

This section analyses a student’s thinking and logical ability through mathematical concepts, problem-solving questions and pedagogical issues. The topics covered under this section in the CTET syllabus for Paper 1 contains Numbers, Solving simple equations, Algebra, Geometry patterns, Time, Measurement, Data handling, Solids, Data handling, etc. and Pedagogical issues. The marking scheme for this section in CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 is explained below:

Sections under Mathematics   Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Content (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.) 15 15
Pedagogical issues 15 15
Total (CTET Paper 1) 30 30
Sections  under Mathematics Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Content (Algebra, Number System and Geometry) 20 20
Pedagogical issues 10 10
Total (CTET Paper 2) 30 30

Topics under Child Development and Pedagogy are-

Paper 1:  Mathematics Paper 2:  Mathematics
-Shapes & Spatial Understanding
-Geometry
-Addition and Subtraction
-Division
-Measurement
-Data Handling
-Money
-Volume
-Playing with Numbers
-Whole Numbers
-Negative Numbers and Integers
-Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
-Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
-Language of Mathematics
-Weight
-Time
-Volume

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Language I & II

This section tests the efficiency of candidates in the language they plan to use as a medium of instruction. Here is a breakdown of the Language I and Language II section in the CTET Exam 2021.

Sections under Language Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Language Comprehension 15 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15 15
Total (CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2) 30 30
Sections under Language Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Language Comprehension 15 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15 15
Total (CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2) 30 30

Topics under Language I are-

Paper 1: Language I Paper 2:  Language I
-Grammar and verbal ability
-Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
-Reading unseen passages
-Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
-Principles of language Teaching
-Inference
-Language Comprehension
-Pedagogy of Language Development
-Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading, and writing
-Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
-Learning and acquisition
-Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

Environmental Studies

This section of the exam evaluated the knowledge of candidates in topics related to general sciences. The following table shows a breakup of marks, questions and chapters that fall under the CTET syllabus for this part of the examination.

Topics under Environmental Studies section  Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Food, Shelter, Water, Environment, Friends and Family, etc. 15 15
Pedagogical issues 15 15
Total (CTET Paper 1) 30 30

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Social Studies/Social Sciences: This part of the CTET exam analysis the general awareness of the applicants by evaluating them on questions based on social studies. The table given below gives a brief of the syllabus for this section:

Topics under Social Studies/Social Sciences section  Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
History, Geography and Social & Political Life 40 40
Pedagogical Issues 20 20
Total (CTET Paper 2) 60 60

Science: This section of CTET exam tests the knowledge of candidates of general science. Given below is the syllabus and marking scheme for the same:

Topics under Science section  Number of Questions Total No. of Marks
Food, The World of the Living, How Things Work, Natural Resources, Materials, Moving Things People and Ideas and Natural Phenomena 20 20
Pedagogical Issues 10 10
Total (CTET Paper 1) 30 30

Hope the blog has provided all the required information about  CTET Syllabus. If you are preparing for any such competition and need assistance then reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu, who would provide you with tips and tricks to ace this paper! Book your 30-minute free career counselling session and get your career sorted!

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