CTET SYLLABUS

CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper I (For Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

I. CTET Syllabus OF Child Development and Pedagogy ->30 Questions:

Child development and pedagogy is one of the most crucial subjects for CTET exam. It comprises of 30 question. Each correct response carries 1 mark.It will focus on Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to age group 6 to 11 years. The students can score well in this section if they will study each topic extensively.

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. CTET Syllabus OF Language I -> 30 Questions

Language 1 will focus on proficiencies related to the medium of instructions. This section is also scoring but it demands proper preparation. It consists of 30 questions and each question carries 1 mark.

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. CTET Syllabus OF Language – II -> 30 Questions

Language 2 is also based on basic concepts as Language 1. Language 2 will focus on the elements of language and comprehension abilities. It consists of 30 questions  & each question carry 1 mark.

(A candidate may choose any one language as Language 1 and other as Language 2 from the avalibale language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page. Language 2 will be a language other than Language 1)

a) Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.
 
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.

IV CTET Syllabus OF Mathematics

 

-> 30 Questions

Mathematics syllabus is lengthy in nature but the level of questions asked in the exam is moderate. Mostly questions are asked from the basic airthematic from 1st to 5th std.. It consists of 30 questions. Each correct reponse carries 1 mark.

Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in CTET 2020 syllabus.Mostly questions in the CTET exam are framed from the NCERT books of Class 1st to 5th.

 

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. CTET Syllabus OF Environmental Studies -> 30 Questions

The Environment studies  is a very scoring section.This section consists of 30 questions. Each correct response carries 1 mark.It will tests the problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the students. 

 

 

a) Content – 15 Questions
 
i. Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. 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/Aid
  • Problems

CTET Syllabus 2020 For Paper 2 :

CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 2 (For Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

 
 
I. CTET Syllabus OF Child Development and Pedagogy-30 Questions
Child development and pedagogy is one of the most crucial subjects for CTET exam. This is a very conceptual & theoretical subject. It analyzes the candidate’s conceptual understanding. The students can score well in this section if they will study each topic extensively. This section consists of 30 questions. Each correct response carroies 1 mark.
 
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. CTET Syllabus OF Language – I-> 30 Questions

Language 1 will mainly focus on proficiencies related to the medium of instructions. This section is also scoring but it demands proper preparation. Language I is basically depend upon the level of understanding of the Language. This section consists of 30 questions with 1 mark each. 

 

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
Language 2 is also based on basic concepts as Language 1. Language 2 will focus on the elements of language and comprehension abilities.  Here we are listed the all the important topics of Language II.
a) Comprehension-15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.
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

IV. (A) CTET Syllabus OF Mathematics and Science->60 Questions

 
(i) Mathematics-30 Questions
 
Mathematics syllabus is lengthy and tough but the level of questions asked in the exam is easy to moderate. Mostly questions asked from the NCERT  Class 6th to 8th.
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)
  • Construction (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
  • Problem of Teaching
 
(ii) CTET Syllabus OF Science-30 Questions
 
Science syllabus is lengthy and tough but the level of questions asked in the exam is moderate. Questions are related to basic understanding of the concepts. It consists of 30 questions. Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus i.e NCERT Class 6th to 8th but difficulty standard could be upto senior secondary stage.
 
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. CTET Syllabus OF Social Studies/Social Sciences->60 Questions
 
This subject includes History, Geography, Polity, Economics and Pedagogy. This is lengthy subject. So it demands proper preparation.
Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus i.e NCERT Class 6th to 8th but difficulty standard could be upto senior secondary stage. It consistes of 30 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
b) Pedagogical issues-20 Questions
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation
CTET Exam Pattern 2020
 
Exam Pattern –CTET 2020
PaperName of SubjectNo.Of      QuestionsPaperName of SubjectNumber   of         Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V)Child Development and Pedagogy30PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII)Child Development and Pedagogy30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy30Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy30Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy30Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
OR
Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy30
Total Marks150Total Marks150
Negative markingNoNegative markingNo