Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Syllabus

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS
(Paper I and Paper II)
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 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. 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 30Questions
a) Content 15 Questions
1. Family and Friends:
1.1 Relationships;
1.2 Work and Play;
1.3 Animals;
1.4 Plants
2. Food
3. Shelter
4. Water
5. Travel
6. 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/Aids
Problems

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5 Comments

  1. ranjeeta says:

    I am working in Delhi Public School.Is it necessary to give CTET,if a canditate is attemting for RTET.

  2. freda truesdell says:

    i am interested in finding a job as high school teacher with the “teacher way” program, international

  3. anamika gaur says:

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  4. ruchi says:

    Is B.COM students is eligible for C.T.E.T test?

  5. HARISH CHANDRA says:

    please tell me sir how can i down load syllabus of CTET from your site
    thanks

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