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CTET Syllabus 2016 with Exam Pattern and PDF

CTET Syllabus 2016 with Exam pattern - CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education.
CBSE conducts this test twice in a year to determine the eligibility of the candidates for teaching jobs in Govt. schools under central govt (kvs, nvs etc.), schools under Union Territories. Private unaided schools and state govt. may consider it as eligibility if they consider. Here is detailed CTET Exam Syllabus with test pattern and pdf. In the objective written test, 150 questions are asked carrying 150 marks.

CTET Syllabus 2016 for Paper 1 & 2 with Exam Pattern

Here is the syllabus of CTET 2016 Paper 1 and 2 in Detail.
CTET Exam Syllabus

CTET Paper I Syllabus (for classes I to V):


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
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:
1.1 Relationships
1.2 Work and Play
1.3 Animals
1.4 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/Aids
Problems

CTET Syllabus 2016

CTET Paper II Syllabus 2016 (for classes VI to VIII):

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
CTET Syllabus 2016

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
CTET Syllabus 2016

(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
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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
Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
Sources – Primary & Secondary
Projects Work
Evaluation
Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks
Check syllabus of CTET from official website as pdf here.


CTET Exam Pattern:


Paper 1:
Child Development and Pedagogy- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks
Language I- 30 Questions carrying - 30 marks
Language II- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks

Mathematics- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks
Environmental Studies- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks


Paper 2


CTET Exam Pattern For Class VI to VIII Paper 2

Child Development and pedagogy- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks
Language I- 30 Questions carrying 30 marks
Language II - 30 Questions carrying 30 marks
For Science- 60 Questions carrying 60 marks
Mathematics- 60 questions and 60 marks
For Social Studies/Social Science teacher - 60 questions and 60 marks