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CTET Syllabus - Complete Details

Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) qualification is a criterion for a person to be eligible for the appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government like Navodaya Vidyalaya. The validity of the CTET qualifying certificate is seven years and the exam is conducted twice a year. The detailed CTET Syllabus is discussed below.

CTET Syllabus 2022

The CTET syllabus for the first 3 sections (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, and Language II) for Paper I and Paper II remains the same except for the fact that the questions in the test for Paper I will focus on primary school child whereas the questions in the test for Paper II will focus on elementary school child.

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Child Development and Pedagogy

Focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years for paper I(/age group of 11-14 years for paper II). 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.

Child Development

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-centred 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.

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

Learning and Pedagogy

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

Language I

Focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.

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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)

Pedagogy of Language Development

Principles of language Teaching
Learning and acquisition
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

Language II

Focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I.

Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

Principles of language Teaching
Learning and acquisition
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

CTET Syllabus Paper I

Mathematics

Focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subject.

Content

Geometry   
Shapes   & Spatial Understanding
Solids   around Us
Numbers
Addition   and Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Measurement
Weight   
Time
Volume   
Data   Handling
Patterns   
Money   

Pedagogical issues

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

Environmental Studies

Focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subject.

Content

Family and Friends – Relationships, Work and Play, Animals and Plants
Food   
Shelter   
Water   
Travel   
Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical issues

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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CTET Syllabus Paper II

Mathematics and Science

 Mathematics and Science section has equal weightage

(i) Mathematics         

Focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subject.

Content

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

Pedagogical issues

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Evaluation
Remedial Teaching
Problem of Teaching

 (ii) Science       

Focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subject.

Content

Food –  Sources of food, Components of food, Cleaning food
Materials  – Materials of daily use
The World of the Living
Moving Things People and Ideas
How things work – Electric current and circuits, Magnets
Natural Phenomena
Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues

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

Social Studies/Social Sciences          

Focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subject.

Content

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 Culture, 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
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
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

Pedagogical issues

Concept  & Nature of Social Science
Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
Developing Critical thinking
Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
Problems of teaching Social Science
Sources – Primary & Secondary
Projects Work
Evaluation   

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FAQs

When did CTET Notification released?

CTET Notification was released on 20th September 2021.

When is the CTET Exam Date? +

16th December 2021 to 13th January 2022

What is the application fees for CTET? +

The application fees is as follows:
For Either Paper 1 or Paper 2
General Category – ₹1000 and SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹500
For Both Paper 1&2
General Category – ₹1200 and SC/ST/differently-abled person – ₹600

What is the exam pattern of CTET? +

The candidates applying for CTET are required to appear for 2 exams - Paper 1 & Paper 2

When will the CTET exam admit card will be out? +

The e-Admit Cards of candidates (who have paid the fees) and allotted examination dates during 16th – 31st December 2021 have been uploaded on the CTET website https://ctet.nic.in/. The admit cards for the candidates who have been allotted dates of examination during 01st – 13th January 2022 will be uploaded in due course of time.

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