CTET Syllabus, Eligibilty, Paper Pattern

CTET Syllabus

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What is CTET exam pattern?

 

CTET Syllabus is set by CBSE , which has different sections along with two languages. Both languages 1 and 2 are mandatory. There are  two Papers (Paper 1 is for class 1st to 5th and Paper 2 is for 5th to 8th) which have different Exam Patterns, difficulty level, and different syllabus.

Candidates must score minimum of 60% to get the certified.

  • Language I will focus on proficiencies which relates to the medium of instruction.
  • Language II section will be focusing on the elements of language like the communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be different than Language I. It is up to the candidate where he can choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II.

Candidates must score minimum of 60% to get the certified.


List of Languages and Code are as follows:

Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code
English 01 Gujarati 06 Marathi 11 Sanskrit 16
Hindi 02 Kannada 07 Mizo 12 Tamil 17
Assamese 03 Khasi 08 Nepali 13 Telugu 18
Bengali 04 Malayalam 09 Oriya 14 Tibetan 19
Garo 05 Manipuri 10 Punjabi 15 Urdu 20

 

  • Paper-I is for the applicants who want to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper-II is for the applicants who want to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

 


What is the Syllabus for CTET?

CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

CTET Paper 1 is for candidates who want to become teachers of primary classes.

The syllabus for Paper 1 shown in below table:

Sections Name CTET Important Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development 30 30
Language-II Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development 30 30
Mathematics Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division 30 30
Environmental Studies Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel 30 30

 


CTET Syllabus for Paper 2:-

Paper 2 of CTET 2021 is for the candidates who want to become teachers for class 5 to class 8. This exam will be of four mandatory parts. The fourth section will be based on the candidate’s choice which he can choose as per his subject or the subject which he wants to teach.

CTET Syllabus for Paper 2

The syllabus for Paper 2 shown in below table:

Sections Name CTET Important Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development 30 30
Language II Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development 30 30
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

OR

Mathematics, Science and Social Studies/Social Science (for teacher of any other subject)

Maths: Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration

Science: Food, Materials, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources

Social Science: History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical Issues

60 60

CTET section Wise Marks Distribution

Below table shows the important topics for each section:

Sections Topics No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy Development of an Elementary School Child 15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 questions each) Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics and Science Mathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues 20
Pedagogical issues 10
Science Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources 20
Pedagogical issues 10
Social Studies History, Geography, Social and Political Life 40
Pedagogical issues 20

What is the eligibility criteria to qualify CTET?

 

The applicant of CTET exam must possess with minimum he eligibility criteria is as below:

  1. Senior secondary or its equivalent with at least 50% marks.
  2. Senior Secondary or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) or
  3. Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor or Education (B.Ed).

Note:

Relaxation is given up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum educational qualification for eligibility to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, like SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.


What is the salary of a CTET teacher?

 

The candidate who passes the CTET exam will be eligible for government job. Once they clear the exam they will have to go through the written and interview process according to the different schools. The candidate also can apply for the private schools where he can get the decent salary.

In government schools, the teacher for primary section gets the salary of RS. 35,000 to RS. 37,000. The teacher for the upper primary gets the salary of RS. 43,000 to RS. 46,000. Whereas in private schools the salary will be different which depends on the city and the standard of the school.


How do you prepare for CTET?

 

CTET or Teacher Eligibility Test is an entrance test which is conducted twice in a year to hire the teachers in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8 in pan India. While thinking of clearing this exam the first question that strikes the mind of candidates is how to start the preparation for CTET?

 

First thing to prepare for CTET Child development is to know the syllabus and the weightage of the topics for both papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II.

You can prepare for this exam on online platform where you can get the best CTET Preparation Material who can guide you not only for preparations but also they will update you with all the new announcements.

Refer the Previous year  CTET question papers which will help you to get the idea of exam pattern, difficulty levels. Once you prepare the old exam papers you will also build the confidence level.

Next and very important thing is being dedicated and disciplined which is very much important to crack any exam.