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CTET Examination Pattern & Syllabus 2019:

The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the authority who conducts the CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test) exam. The CBSE has released the CTET 2019 exam patternon the official website www.ctet.nic.in. The applicants who are planning to give the entrance examination are happy to know that examination pattern is released.

CTET 2019 Examination Pattern:

The pattern of CTET exam contains the information about mode of examination, number of questions, type of questions, marks allotted to each and every question, total number of marks, negative marking of incorrect answer, time duration, etc. Applicants who were applied for CTET 2019 exam can see the examination pattern online. The examination pattern gives idea of what should there in examination. What type of questions comes in the paper? This exam pattern gives the idea about the examination. It will clearly define the structure of the paper that helps the candidates in the preparation for the CTET exam.

Before appearing the CTET exam, candidates must note that CTET contains two papers.  Paper I which is for the Primary stage and Paper II for the Elementary stage. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer. The mode of examination is offline. Candidates must carry their ball (BLUE/ BLACK) color pen. CTET 2019 exam will be in either in HINDI or in ENGLISH.  There will be objective types of questions will there.

Important points related to CTET Exam Pattern 2019:

Here you will know about the necessary and important points related to CTET 2019 exam. The points are given below:

  • The mode of CTET 2019 exam is offline, i.e. candidates have to give the CTET examination with the help of Pen and Paper.
  • There will be two papers in the CTET exam, i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
  • Paper I is the paper for the applicants who want to teach the student from the class I to V.
  • Paper II is the paper for the applicants who want to teach the student from class VI to VIII.
  • Interested candidates who want to teach the class from I to VIII, will have to give both papers.
  • Questions of CTET 2019 exam are objective type (MCQs – Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Each paper of CTET contains 150 questions.
  • Every question carry 1 (one) mark each. The total number of marks are 150.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes is the time duration for each paper.
  • Primary stage paper (Paper I) has the five sections.
  • Elementary stage paper (Paper II) has also five sections.
  • Candidates have a choice to select any two types of language for the CTET exam.
  • This year, CTET exam 2019 will be held in different following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Bangla, Manipuri, Nepali, Mizo, Oriya, Marathi, Malayalam, Khasi, Tibetan, Telugu, Gujarati, Kanada, Assamese, and Garo.

Exam Pattern of CTET 2019:

CTET 2019 Exam Paper I:

SERIAL NO. SECTIONS TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TOTAL NUMBER OF MARKS
1 Language I (Compulsory) 30 30
2 Language II (Compulsory) 30 30
3 Child development and Pedagogy 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Science 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET 2019 Exam Paper II:

SERIAL NO. SECTIONS TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TOTAL NUMBER OF MARKS
1 Language I (Compulsory) 30 30
2 Language II (Compulsory) 30 30
3 Child development and Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 30
4 Mathematics and Science (for mathematics and science teachers) 60 60
5 Social Studies/ Social Science (for social studies/ social science teachers) 60 60
Total 150 150

There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer for any paper.

Syllabus for CTET 2019 Exam:

Candidates who want to know about CTET exam syllabus can visit its official website www.ctet.nic.in. The syllabus for CTET 2019 exam is given below:

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 Questions
  2. Child Development – 15 Questions
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization process: Social world & children (Teachers, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky
  • Concepts of child – centered and progressive education.
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multidimensional Intelligence
  • Language & thought
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice.
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Distinction between assessment for learning ; school-based assessment, continuous & comprehensive evaluation
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness level of learners; for enhance learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  1. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs. 5 Questions
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantage and deprived.
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, impairment, etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, specially abled learners
  1. Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions
  • Basic process of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Motivation and learning
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding steps in the learning process.
  • How children think and learn; how and why children fail to achieve success in school performance.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Factors contributing to learning- personal and environmental.
  1. Language I 30 Questions
  2. 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

  1. Pedagogy Language Development 15 Questions
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verballty and in written form
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders language skills
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Teaching- learning materials: textbook, multi-media, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial teaching.
  1. Language II 30 Questions
  2. Comprehension 15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
  1. Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial teaching
  • communicating ideas verbally and in written form; Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language skills:
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for
  1. Mathematics 30 Questions
  2. Content                            15 Questions
  • Shapes and spatial understanding
  • Numbers
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Division
  • Patterns
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Solids around us
  • Time
  • Multiplication
  • Volume
  • Data handling
  • Money
  1. Pedagogical issues      15 Questions
  • Community mathematics
  • and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of mathematics in curriculum
  • Diagnostic and remedial teaching
  • Problems of teaching
  • Language of mathematics
  • Valuation through formal and informal methods
  • Nature of mathematics/ logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  1. Environmental studies 30 Questions
  2. Content        15 Questions
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Things we make and do
  • Family and Friends:

. Relationships

. Work and Play

. Animals

. Plants

  • Water
  • Travel
  1. Pedagogical Issues 15 Questions
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental studies and environmental education
  • Learning principles
  • CCE
  • Activities
  • Problems
  • Scope and relation to science & social science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Experimentation/ practical work
  • Discussion
  • Teaching material/ Aids

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

  1. Child Development and pedagogy 30 Questions
  2. Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of heredity & environment
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness level of learners; for enhance learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement
  • Socialization process: Social world & children (Teachers, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky
  • Concepts of child – centered and progressive education.
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Language & thought
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Multidimensional Intelligence
  • Distinction between assessment for learning ; school-based assessment, continuous & comprehensive evaluation
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice.
  • Individual differences among learners, caste, gender, religion, community, understanding differences based on diversity of language, etc.
  1. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs. 5 Questions
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantage and deprived.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, specially abled learners
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, impairment, etc.
  1. Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions
  • How children think and learn; how and why children fail to achieve success in school

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  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Basic process of teaching and learning; social context of learning , learning as a social activity; children’s strategies of learning;
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning- personal and environmental.
  1. Language I   30 Questions
  2. Language Comprehension                             15 Questions

Reading unseen passages

  1. Pedagogy Language Development                     15 Questions
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders language skills
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verballty and in written form
  • Teaching- learning materials: textbook, multi-media, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial teaching.
  1. Language II 30 Questions
  2. Comprehension 15 Questions
  • Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
  1. Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions
  • 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; errors and disorders
  • Language skills: language difficulties, Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom;
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, writing, listening and reading
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial teaching
  • Principles of language teaching
  1. Mathematics and Science 60 Questions
  2. Mathematics 30 Questions
  • Content 20 Questions

. Number system

. Fractions

. Knowing our numbers

. Introduction to Algebra

. Playing with numbers

. Whole numbers

. Construction

. Algebra

. Ratio and Proportion

. Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

. Symmetry: (reflection)

. Negative Numbers and Integers

. Mensuration

. Data handling

  • 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

  1. Science                30 Questions
  • Content 20 Questions
  1. Food

. Sources of food

. Components of food

. Cleaning food

  1. Materials

. Materials of daily use

  • The world of the living
  1. Moving Things people and ideas
  2. How things work

. Electric current and circuits

. Magnets

  1. Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources
  • Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

. Nature & structure of Sciences

. Approaches/ integrated approach

. Natural Science/ Aims & objectives

. Remedial Teaching

.Understanding & appreciating science

. Innovation

. Text Materials/ Aids

. Evaluations

. Observation/ Experiment/ discovery

. Problems

  1. Social Studies/ Social Sciences 60 questions
  • Content                                                         40 Questions
  1. History

.  When, where and how

. Architecture

. The earliest societies

. The First cities

. Early states

. New ideas

. The first empire

. Culture and science

. New kings and Kingdoms

. Sultans of Delhi

. Creation of an Empire

. Social Change

. Regional Cultures

. Contacts with Distant lands

. The establishment of company power

. India after Independence

. Rural Life and society

. Colonialism and Tribal Societies

. The Revolt of 1857-58

. Women and reform

. The first farmers and herders

. Challenging the caste system

. The nationalist movement

  1. Geography

  . Geography as a social study and as a science

. Human Environment

. Resources

. Globe

. Environment in its totality: natural and human environment

. Air

. Water

. Planet: Earth in the solar system

. Agriculture

  • Social and Political Life

. Diversity

. Parliamentary Government

. Government

. Making a living

. The constitution

. Unpacking gender

. Democracy

. State Government

. Local Government

. Understanding Media

. The Judiciary

. Social Justices and the Marginalized

  • Pedagogical issues: 20 Questions

. Concept & Nature of social science/ social studies

. Problems of teaching of social science/ social studies

. Developing Critical thinking

. Enquiry/ Empirical evidence

. Sources- Primary & Secondary

. Class room activities, processes and discourse

. Projects work

. Evaluation

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