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Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Exam Date: 26 Sep 2020 (Tentative)

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Exam Date: 26 Sep 2020

CTET 2020 Syllabus: Syllabus Pdf, Subject wise Syllabus

Updated On - May 28 2020 by Akriti Maurya

CTET 2020 Syllabus is issued by National Test Agency (NTA) which is an important source to prepare for the examination is an important resource for candidates preparing for CTET. There are two papers Paper 1 (primary stage) and Paper 2 (elementary stage). Paper 1 has 5 subjects out of which there are 2 language sections. In paper 2, there are 4 sections out of which subject 4 is subject specified. The applicants are advised to check and start the preparation for CTET 2020. To get detailed CTET 2020 Syllabus for both paper 1 and paper 2, read the entire article also you can download the CTET 2020 Syllabus pdf below. 

CTET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can check the Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2020 Syllabus from the table below:

CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

I. Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)

a) Child Development  (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-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.
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 the 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

  1. Family and Friends:
    • Relationships
    • Work and Play
    • Animals
    • Plants
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Water
  5. Travel
  6. 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 to presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems

CTET Syllabus 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-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.
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
  • A 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 a 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 disorder
  • 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 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
  • 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

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)
  • 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
  • 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
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

CTET 2020 Preparation Books

Given below are some CTET 2020 important books that a candidate must have to score well in the entrance exam.

CTET Important Books
Book NameAuthor / Publisher
CTET & STETs Paper 1 and Paper 2 both: Child Development and Pedagogy with Previous Year Papers 2011-19Himanshi Singh
12 Year-Wise CTET Paper 1 Solved Papers (2011 – 2019)Disha Experts
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) with Past QuestionsDisha Experts
CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class VI-VIIIArihant Experts
CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class 6 to 8Arihant Experts
Success Master CTET Paper-I Class 1 to 5Arihant Experts

CTET 2020 Preparation Tips

Following are CTET 2020 Preparation Tips for the candidates that will help them during their preparation:
  • Candidates need to have complete information about the exam pattern and syllabus, marking scheme.
  • Follow CTET previous paper for understanding the type of question ask.
  • The aspirants must have a good set of books that contains all the relevant and syllabus-wise topics.
  • The candidates need to practice from the suitable content and CTET test series.
  • The candidates need to solve all the sample papers and previous year question papers in a good number.
  • The aspirants should work according to time-table and give equal time to each subject.
  • The aspirants need to focus on the subject in which they find more difficult.
  • Candidates can follow the CTET preparation books for improving their speed of answering

1. NCERT Books are Important

One of the candidates who appeared for the CTET exam said that she solved the NCERT books as sometimes questions are directly asked from there. If you are preparing for Paper 1, you must solve questions and study from NCERT books of class 4th and 5th especially for Environmental Studies, and Mathematics

2. Solve Previous Year Question Papers

This is one of the most important preparation tips which every candidate should follow. This has been suggested by experts and toppers as well. By solving the previous year question papers for CTET, the candidates get an idea of the difficulty level of the test and this also helps them to crystal clear up their basic.

Candidates can download the CTET 2020 Syllabus Pdf for July Session.

CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

Given below is the details examination pattern for CTET 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Exam Pattern for Paper-1
Paper I
  • Exam mode: Offline examination (OMR based)
  • Medimum of Question Paper: Bilingual (Hindi and English)
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions (objective questions)
  • Exam duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes(150 Minutes)
  • Maximum marks: 150 marks
  • Number of questions: 150 questions
  • Marking scheme: For each correct response +1 & no negative marking is done
  • Subjects: Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory), Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics & Environmental Studies
Exam Pattern for Paper-2
  • Mode of examination: Offline examination (OMR based)
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions (objective type)
  • Duration of examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes(150 Minutes)
  • Language of examination: Bilingual (Hindi and English)
  • Maximum marks: 150 marks
  • Number of questions: 150 questions
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response +1 & no negative marking is done
  • Subjects: Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory), Language I & II, Mathematics and Science
    (for Mathematics and Science teacher) OR Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

 

 

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