Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2011 Pattern

Structure and Content of CTET
All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.
There will be two papers of CTET.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
Paper I (for classes I to V): Duration of examination – one-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).

The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II
will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes’ I–V, by the NCERT/CBSE.
The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes’ I–V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.
Paper II (for classes VI to VIII): Duration of examination – one-and-a-half hours Structure and Content:

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 3MCQs 30Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 3 30Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 330Marks

(iv)(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science – 60 MCQs 60 marks
(b) For Social studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science – 60 MCQs 60 marks
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.

The Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and
comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each.
The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.
The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VIVIII
but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.
LANGUAGE OF THE QUESTION PAPER:
The question paper shall be either in English or in Hindi.

Qualifying marks and Award of CTET Certificate
The candidates appearing in CTET will be issued marks statement by CBSE. The candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued CTET Certificate.
Qualifying the CTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
Applicability
The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the
administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
Frequency of conduct of CTET and validity period of CTET certificate:
The CTET is presently being conducted annually. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years for all categories.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

CTET Syllabus and Papers

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9 thoughts on “Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2011 Pattern

  1. pawan

    my accadmic qualification is…12th(49.4%),Bsc(48.5%),Bed(72.9% in year 2009). what i can apply C.T.E.T and T.E.T entrence exam 2011.plese help me.

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  2. shabana

    if i have writen the CTET IN 2011 DO I ELIGIBLE TO WRITE D.sC IN 2014 OR 2015 MAY I KNOW THE VALIDITY OF CTET

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  3. Ratika

    One of my friend is teaching in private school.but she scored less than 50% in her gratuation.Pls advice wether she is eligible for CTET or not.Thanks in Advance.

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  4. Khushboo A. Verma

    I am a Teacher of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya, Aided by Central and State Govt. May I apply CTET

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