CTET 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

CTET 2018 Syllabus & Exam Pattern: CBSE is conducting CTET 2018 exam date on 16 Sept. For better preparation and good marks candidates are looking for CTET exam Syllabus before going to appear in the examination. So resultwa decided to publish CTET 2018 exam patter and syllabus for both primary stage paper I and elementary stage i.e. paper II.

CBSE CTET exam has been divided in two parts. Part 1 or primary stage paper is for becoming teacher in class 1 to class 5 school. While Part-2 exam or elementary stage paper is for teaching in class 6th to class 12th schools.

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Have a good look at it and download CTET syllabus in PDF format from the link given at the end of this page. For the success of yours, below we prescribed the important topic which has some circumstances to appear in the examination. So, let us have a glance at CTET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

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CTET 2018 Syllabus and CTET previous year question papers will be very helpful for aspiring BTC, B.Ed., B.El.Ed, D.El.Ed, D.Ed degree holders.

Here we have given the full exam pattern and syllabus for the CTET Sept 2018 application form and final exam.

CTET Paper 1 (Primary Stage) Syllabus: Class I-V

Paper Name
Total Questions
Total Marks
Child development & Pedagogy
30 Questions
30 Marks
Mathematics
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 1
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 2
30 Questions
30 Marks
Environmental Studies
30 Questions
30 Marks
Total
150 Questions
150 Marks

ctet syllabus and exam pattern

Section 1: Child Development and Pedagogy  —  30 Questions

  1. Child Development (Primary School Child) — 15 Questions
    1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
    2. Principles of the development of children
    3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
    4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
    5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
    6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
    7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
    8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
    9. Language & Thought
    10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
    11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
    12. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
    13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  2. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs — 5 Questions
    1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
    2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
    3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  3. Learning and Pedagogy — 10 Questions
    1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
    2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
    3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
    4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
    5. Cognition & Emotions
    6. Motivation and learning
    7. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Section 2: Language I —  30 Questions

  1. 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)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development — 15 Questions
    1. Learning and acquisition
    2. Principles of language Teaching
    3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
    4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
    5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    6. Language Skills
    7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
    8. Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
    9. Remedial Teaching

Section 3: Language – II — 30 Questions

  1. Comprehension — 15 Questions
    Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development — 15 Questions
    1. Learning and acquisition
    2. Principles of language Teaching
    3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
    4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    6. Language Skills
    7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
    8. Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
    9. Remedial Teaching

Section 4: Mathematics — 30 Questions

  1. Content — 15 Questions
    1. Numbers
    2. Time
    3. Volume
    4. Geometry
    5. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
    6. Solids around Us
    7. Multiplication
    8. Division
    9. Measurement
    10. Addition and Subtraction
    11. Weight
    12. Data Handling
    13. Patterns
    14. Money
  2. Pedagogical issues15 Questions
    1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
    2. Language of Mathematics
    3. Community Mathematics
    4. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
    5. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
    6. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
    7. Evaluation through formal and informal methods
    8. Problems of Teaching

Section 5: Environmental Studies — 30 Questions

  1. Content — 15 Questions
    1. Family and Friends:
      1. Relationships
      2. Work and Play
      3. Animals
      4. Plants
    2. Food
    3. Shelter
    4. Water
    5. Travel
    6. Things We Make and Do
  2. Pedagogical Issues15 Questions
    1. Teaching material/Aids
    2. Concept and scope of EVS
    3. Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
    4. Approaches of presenting concepts
    5. Activities
    6. Experimentation/Practical Work
    7. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
    8. Learning Principles
    9. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
    10. Discussion
    11. CCE
    12. Problems

Above is the Syllabus of CTET Primary stage exam. Candidates are requested to prepare as per above mentioned syllabus to get maximum marks in this ability test.

CTET Paper 2 (Elementary) Syllabus: classes VI to VIII

Paper Name
Total Questions
Total Marks
Child development & Pedagogy
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 1
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 2
30 Questions
30 Marks
Science & Mathematics/ Social Science
60 Questions
60 Marks
Total
150 Questions
150 Marks

There are 5 sections in this paper. These sections belongs to child development and pedagogy, language 1, language 2, maths, science/social science. Below is the detailed CTET Paper 2 syllabus for elementary stage exam conducted for becoming class 6th to class 8 teacher.

Section 1: Child Development and Pedagogy — 30 Questions

  1. Child Development (Elementary School Child)15 Questions
    1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
    2. Principles of the development of children
    3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
    4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
    5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
    6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
    7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
    8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
    9. Language & Thought
    10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
    11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
    12. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
    13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  2. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5 Questions
    1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
    2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
    3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  3. Learning and Pedagogy10 Questions
    1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
    2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
    3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
    4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
    5. Cognition & Emotions
    6. Motivation and learning
    7. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Section 2. Language I — 30 Questions

  1. Language Comprehension15 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)
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions
    1. Learning and acquisition
    2. Principles of language Teaching
    3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
    4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    6. Language Skills
    7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
    8. Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
    9. Remedial Teaching

Section 3. Language – II — 30 Questions

  1. Comprehension15 Questions
    Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
  2. Pedagogy of Language Development15 Questions
    1. Learning and acquisition
    2. Principles of language Teaching
    3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
    4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    6. Language Skills
    7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
    8. Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
    9. Remedial Teaching

Section 4. Mathematics and Science — 60 Questions

  1. Mathematics – 30 Questions
    1. Content – 20 Questions
      1. Number System
        1. Knowing our Numbers
        2. Playing with Numbers
        3. Whole Numbers
        4. Negative Numbers and Integers
        5. Fractions
      2. Algebra
        1. Introduction to Algebra
        2. Ratio and Proportion
      3. Geometry
        1. Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
        2. Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
        3. Symmetry: (reflection)
        4. Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
      4. Mensuration
      5. Data handling
    2. Pedagogical issues10 Questions
      1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
      2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
      3. Language of Mathematics
      4. Community Mathematics
      5. Evaluation
      6. Remedial Teaching
      7. Problem of Teaching
  2. Science — 30 Questions
    1. Content – 20 Questions
      1. Food
        1. Sources of food
        2. Components of food
        3. Cleaning food
      2. Materials of daily use
      3. The World of the Living
      4. Moving Things People and Ideas
      5. How things work
        1. Electric current and circuits
        2. Magnets
      6. Natural Phenomena
      7. Natural Resources
    2. Pedagogical issues — 10 Questions
      1. Nature & Structure of Sciences
      2. Natural Science/Aims & objectives
      3. Understanding & Appreciating Science
      4. Approaches/Integrated Approach
      5. Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
      6. Innovation
      7. Text Material/Aids
      8. Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
      9. Problems
      10. Remedial Teaching

Section 5. Social Studies/Social Sciences — 60 Questions

  1. Content – 40 Questions
    History
    1. When, Where and How
    2. The Earliest Societies
    3. The First Farmers and Herders
    4. The First Cities
    5. Early States
    6. New Ideas
    7. The First Empire
    8. Contacts with Distant lands
    9. Political Developments
    10. Culture and Science
    11. New Kings and Kingdoms
    12. Sultans of Delhi
    13. Architecture
    14. Creation of an Empire
    15. Social Change
    16. Regional Cultures
    17. The Establishment of Company Power
    18. Rural Life and Society
    19. Colonialism and Tribal Societies
    20. The Revolt of 1857-58
    21. Women and reform
    22. Challenging the Caste System
    23. The Nationalist Movement
    24. India After Independence
  2. Geography
    1. Geography as a social study and as a science
    2. Planet: Earth in the solar system
    3. Globe
    4. Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
    5. Air
    6. Water
    7. Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
    8. Resources: Types-Natural and Human
    9. Agriculture
  3. Social and Political Life
    1. Diversity
    2. Government
    3. Local Government
    4. Making a Living
    5. Democracy
    6. State Government
    7. Understanding Media
    8. Unpacking Gender
    9. The Constitution
    10. Parliamentary Government
    11. The Judiciary
    12. Social Justice and the Marginalised

2. Pedagogical issues – 20 Questions

  1. Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  2. Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  3. Developing Critical thinking
  4. Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  5. Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  6. Sources – Primary & Secondary
  7. Projects Work
  8. Evaluation

CTET Books: CTET exam question paper is designed while taking NCERT syllabus and textbooks from classes I-VIII. Candidates are advised to read all NCERT books carefully to get maximum possible marks. Candidates can search CTET books online or search in the market. There are many reputed publishers like Arihant and others books will give broader perspective for preperation.

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