Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Paper II Pattern and Syllabus

Central Teacher Eligibility Test(CTET) 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 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 questions on
comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15Questions
• 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)
Constructions (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
• Problems 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 and communication.
• 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
c) 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 Paper 1 Syllabus and Papers

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10 Comments

  1. k.mohan reddy says:

    can language pandits can also write ctet and can B.COM students write ctet.

  2. Harsh says:

    is this paper is theortical of mcq

  3. surjeet says:

    R/sir
    plese send me syllbus of CTET paper-II in teaching subject maths. my e mail ID is ss62withyou@gmail.com

  4. renu says:

    sample paper of questions releted to language-1&language-2 for CTET-2011

  5. indrapal singh says:

    My dauther passed 3 yrs.polytechnic diploma in INFORMATION TECH. Br. after 10 th (SSC) not after 12 th (HSC) and she score 79.99 % in final year polytechnic 2010.
    kindly known whether she is entitle for CTET -2011

  6. neha maheshwari says:

    can computer teachers apply for CTET.
    QUALIFICATION (BCA)

  7. navdeep singh says:

    last 10 year paper send me ctet papers

  8. mamta says:

    please send sanskrit syllabus ctet

  9. Dhirendra kumar says:

    it is very tuff.

  10. Shilpi Verma says:

    Iam a maths student & has done B.Com with maths.Pursuing
    B.Ed.I want to apply for the Maths teacher upto class 8th,send syllabus

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