CTET Syllabus 2020 (Paper 1 & 2), Exam Pattern and Books

CBSE has released the CTET syllabus 2019, which includes subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Studies/ Social Sciences. There are two papers in CTET Exam Pattern 2019:

  • CTET Paper I is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.(Primary Level)
  • CTET Paper II is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.(junior Level)

CTET Exam - Pattern,Structure And Content Of Syllabus

CTET Exam Pattern

The Selection Procedure of Teachers in CTET is based on Online Written Exam which take place in 2 parts i.e Paper I & Paper II. Paper I is conducted to recruit Primary Teachers of Class I to V whereas Paper II for the recruitment of Elementary Teachers or Junior level Teachers of Class VI to VIII. The exam pattern differs for both the papers as mentioned below:

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage -

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage -

 

CTET Syllabus

(Paper I & Paper II)

CTET Syllabus Paper I (For Classes I To V) Primary level

Subject Sections Topics Questions Total Question Marks Total Marks
1. Child Development And Pedagogy a. Child Development.
  • Concept of development and Its relationship with learning.
  • principal of the development of children.
  • influence of Heredity & Environment.
  • Socialization Processes: Social World & childeren (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 differnces among learners,Understanding differences Based on diversity of language, Cast , gender, community,religion etc.
  • Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning, school based assessement, 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.
15 30 15 30
b.Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • 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.
5 5
c.Learning And Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn : how and why children'fail' to achive success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learing, 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 And Emotions.
  • Motivation And learning.
  • Factors Contributing to learnig- Personal & Environmental.
10 10
2 . Mathematics a.Content
  • Geometry
  • shapes & Spatial Understanding.
  • Solds around us 
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Time
  •  Weight
  • Volume
  • Data Handling 
  • Patterns
  • Money 
15 30 15 30
b. Pedagogical Issues
  • Nature of Mathematics / Logical thinking:Understanding children's thinking and reasoning pattems and strategies of making meaning an learning.
  • Place and Mathematics in Curriculum 
  • Language of Mathematics 
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • problems of Teaching
  • Errors analysis and realated a spects of learning and teaching.
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.
15 15
3.Environmental Studies a.Content
  • Family and Friends
  1.  Relationships
  2.  Work and play
  3.  Animals
  4.  Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make And Do.
15 30 15 30
b.Pedagogical Issues
  • Concept and Scope of EVS 
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education.
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & Relations to Scince & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting Concepts
  • Activities 
  •  Experimentation/ Practical Work
  •  Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching Material/ Aids
  • Problems
15 15
4. Language I/ Language II a.Language Comprehension;
  • 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)
15 30 15 30
b.Pedagogy of Language Development
  • 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
15 15

CTET Paper II Syllabus 2020 for Class VI to VIII Elimentary Stage (Junior level)

CTET Paper II exam is conducted for Elementary Stage i.e. for Class VI to Class VIII. Paper II is divided into 4 sections which are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. A total of 150  questions with a time duration of 2 hr 30 mins  will be asked in this Paper. Read further to know the detailed CTET Paper II syllabus.

 

Subject Sections Topics Questions Total Question Marks Total Marks
1. Child Development And Pedagogy a. Child Development.( Elementary School Child)
  • Concept of development and Its relationship with learning.
  • principal of the development of children.
  • influence of Heredity & Environment.
  • Socialization Processes: Social World & childeren (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 differnces among learners,Understanding differences Based on diversity of language, Cast , gender, community,religion etc.
  • Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning, school based assessement, 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.
15 30    
b.Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • 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.
5    
c.Learning And Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn : how and why children'fail' to achive success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learing, 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 And Emotions.
  • Motivation And learning.
  • Factors Contributing to learnig- Personal & Environmental.
15      

2 . Mathematics & Science(for Mathematics and Science teacher)(optonal)

a.Mathematics
  • 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
20 60 20 60
b.Pedagogical Issues(Mathematics)
  • Nature of Mathematics / Logical thinking:Understanding children's thinking and reasoning pattems and strategies of making meaning an learning.
  • Place and Mathematics in Curriculum 
  • Language of Mathematics 
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • problems of Teaching
10 10
c.Science
  • Food
    • Sources of food
    • Components of food
    • Cleaning food
  • Materials
    • Materials of daily use
  • The World of the Living
  • Moving Things People and Idea
  • How things work
    • Electric current and circuits
    • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources
 
20 20
d.Pedagogical Issues (Science) 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 10 10
3.Social Studies/ Social Science(Social Studies/ Social Science)(optional) a.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)
40 60 40 60
b.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)

c.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)
d.Pedagogical Issues
  • 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
20  
4. Language I/ Language II a.Language Comprehension
  • 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)
15 30 15 30
b.Pedagogy of Language Development
  • 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
15 15

CTET Exam Date : 08 December 2019CTET is a Offline Exam and we have more Sufficent Time to given CTET Exam.

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