CTET Syllabus 2020 Paper 1 & 2: CTET 2020 Exam Pattern, Books Pdf

CTET Syllabus 2020 Subject Wise Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 Download CTET 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern Pdf. There are two Papers in CTET 2020 with different Syllabus, Exam Pattern & difficulty level.

Candidates aspiring to serve as teachers for Classes 1st to 5th (Primary Stage) need to appear for CTET Paper 1 and candidates aspiring to serve as teachers for Classes 6th to 8th need to appear for CTET Paper 2.Candidates scoring a minimum of 60% marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate by the board.

Complete details about Exam Pattern and CTET Syllabus 2020 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) are given below:

Paper-I is for classes I to V.
Paper-II is for classes VI to VIII.

Primary Stage: (Exam Duration – 2.30 hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (Compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (Compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

Detailed CTET Syllabus Subject Wise Paper I (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 needs5 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 Pedagogy5 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
III. Language – II – 30 Questions
(a) Comprehension15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development15 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
II. Language I – 30 Questions
(a) 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).
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development15 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) Content15 Questions
• Geometry
• Shapes & Spatial Understanding
• Solids around Us
• Numbers
• Addition and Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
• Measurement
• Weight
• Time
• Volume
• Data Handling
• Patterns
• Money
(b) Pedagogical issues15 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) Content15 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 Issues15 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 2020 Paper II: Exam Pattern (for Classes VI to VIII)

Elementary Stage: (Exam Duration – Two and half hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

SubjectQuestionMarks
1. Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
2. Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
3. Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
4. Mathematics and Science
(for Mathematics and Science teacher)
or
5. Social Studies/Social Science
(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
60 MCQs60 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

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Detailed CTET Syllabus Subject Wise Paper II (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;
• 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 needs5 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 Pedagogy10 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 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)
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development15 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) Comprehension15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development15 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 and Science – 60 Questions
(i) Mathematics30 Questions
(a) Content20 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 issues10 Questions
• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
• Language of Mathematics
• Community Mathematics
• Evaluation
• Remedial Teaching
• Problem of Teaching
(ii) Science30 Questions
(a) Content20 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 issues10 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) Content40 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 issues20 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

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