CTET 2020 Exam Pattern : CTET Syllabus For Paper 1 and 2

CTET Syllabus 2020: Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) notification 2020 has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education on 23rd January 2020. Candidates willing to apply can register themselves to appear for the exam by 24th February 2020. Many candidates must be wondering about the syllabus of CTETexam and the marking scheme.
Before proceeding for the exam, you must be aware of the CTET Syllabus 2020 including all the topics to be asked in the exam. The exact syllabus for exam along with all the subjects for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is provided in this post. Read below to know what you need to prepare and how you can strategize your preparations for theCTET 2020 exam.

CTET Syllabus 2020:

The CTET Syllabus comprises of two papers where candidates will be required to appear for the paper as per the eligibility. The common subjects included in both papers include Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Subject concerned Pedagogy, Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy, Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy etc. Take a look at the important points:
  • Paper 1 will be conducted for the aspirants eligible to be teachers for Class I- Class V 
  • Paper 2 will be conducted for the aspirants eligible to be teachers for Class VI – Class VIII
  • A total of 150 questions for 150 marks will be asked in each paper. 
Note: No negative marking in the exam will be there.

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CTET 2020 Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern –CTET 2019
Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 [ Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
OR
Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150
Negative marking No Negative marking No
CTET Exam is conducted in two phases – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for candidates who aspire to become a teacher for Class I to V and Paper II is conducted for candidates who aspire to become a teacher for Class VI to VIII.

CTET Paper I Topic Wise Weightage:


Subject Name Content Weightage Pedagogy Weightage
Child Development and Pedagogy

30

Mathematics

15

15
EVS

15

15

Language I

15

15

Language II 15

15

CTET Paper II Topic Wise Weightage:

Subject Name Content Weightage Pedagogy Weightage

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

Mathematics

20

10

Science

20

10

Social Studies

40

20

Language I

15

15

Language II 15

15

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CTET Syllabus 2020 For Paper 1

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 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 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

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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 – 30 Questions

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

I. Child Development and Pedagogy-30 Questions
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. 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 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

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IV. (A) Mathematics and Science-60 Questions

(i) Mathematics-30 Questions
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) Science-30 Questions
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. Social Studies/Social Sciences-60 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
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All inquiries in CTET Exam will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Out of the four choices, one answer will be generally proper. Each right answer conveys one mark and there will be no negative marking. Term of each stage is 2.5 hours. The given Syllabus will enable you to cover every one of the points on which test questions are based.

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