Strategy to Prepare For Social Studies in CTET 2020 : Read Here for More

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Exam is conducted at the central level by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). As CTET 2020 is going to conduct on 31st January 2021, the candidate has to get ready and start taking steps towards the preparation to clear the CTET exam. So in this article, we are discussing about the plan of action and the strategy for social studies in the CTET Exam 2020.

Social studies is the main subject in the CTET exam Paper II. Humanities/Arts students may opt Social studies as a main subject in CTET Paper II. The Social Studies section plays a vital role in achieving the score required to cross the cut off marks in CTET Exam.

As per the CTET Social Studies Syllabus 2020, a total of 60 questions are asked in this section in multiple choice objective format. Each question is of 1 mark and there is no negative marking. The questions from the Social Studies are asked to test the candidate’s knowledge of the subject.

Firstly, we should know about the syllabus of the Social Studies:

Social Studies Study Notes For All Teaching Exams!

Social Studies/Social Sciences-60 Questions

Subjects Topics
  • 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
  • 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 & 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/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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Topicwise Break up of Questions In Social Studies:

Subjects Number of Questions Asked
History 1-15 Questions
Geography 1-10 Questions
Social & Political Life 1-15 Questions
Pedagogical Issues 20 Questions


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

Distribution Of Questions In CTET Exam:






















15 17 15 15 15 16 16 15 13


16 11 17 14 15 14 13 14




8 12 10 13 10 12 12 13 14



21 20 18 18 20 18 19 18


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How To Prepare For the Social Studies:

  • Refers NCERT text Books: Mainly refer to the NCERT subject text book for CTET Exam. This is because most of the questions asked in the CTET Exam are coverd from the NCERT textbook only.And you can also consult teachers comprehensive guide for further practice for the CTET Exam.
  • Consult Previous Year Question papers: Previous year papers give you an idea of the type of questions that can be asked in the paper. Download previous year papers and solve the questions to check where you stand. It will also help you to understand the difficulty level of this exam so that you can strategize your preparations accordingly.
  • Practice Daily with full-length mock tests: Full-length mock tests not only help you to practice but also overcome your fear of exam. It gives you an idea on the actual exam pattern and helps you maintain speed & accuracy.
  • Work on your weaker areas; Many aspirants tend to leave their weaker topics with the fear of never getting it right. Candidates must solve quizzes daily from the weaker topics. Your weaker areas must be focused and need more attention.

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