CTET 2017 Syllabus

CTET Syllabus 2017- The Central Board of Secondary Education is going to conduct CTET 2017 in the month of July. CTET Syllabus will cover questions from a wide range of topics. Candidates can check CTET Practice Papers to get an idea of the marking scheme, level of questions and pattern of the CTET question paper.

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test twice a year. CTET 2017 is scheduled for July 23, 2017 for which it is very important to know about the complete CTET Syllabus. It is a national level exam.

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  • CTET Exam is an objective type test, held in offline mode.
  • CTET can be given in 2 languages- Hindi and English. 
  • There are 2 papers- Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage)- with 150 questions each.
  • Candidates have to choose the most appropriate answer from among the four choices.
  • Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking.
  • The duration of CTET is 150 minutes for both Primary and Elementary Stage.

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This article covers the list of topics that comes in CTET.

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CTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 1

A candidate who aspires to become a teacher for Primary Stage will have to appear for CTET Paper 1. Those who seek to become a teacher for Elementary Stage will have to appear for Paper 2 of CTET . However, if a candidate aspires to teach both Primary as well as Elementary Stage, they must sit for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

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Paper 1 is conducted for the candidates seeking employment at the Primary Stage teaching. It consists of five main topics:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Language 1 (compulsory) 
  • Language 2 (compulsory)
  • Mathematics  
  • Environmental Studies 

Given below is the detailed CTET Syllabus for the various sections to study for CTET Paper 1 (Primary Stage):

Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)
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.
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions) Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions) Motivation and learning
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
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Around 30 questions from each Language 1 and Language 2 are asked in the exam. The detailed CTET Syllabus for Language 1 and Language 2 Section of Paper 1 is provided in the following table:

Language 1 & Language 2 (30 Questions each)
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)
Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions) Principles of language Teaching
Learning and acquisition
Remedial Teaching
Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

Candidates are required to study few basic topics to score marks in the Mathematics section of the Paper 1. The detailed CTET Syllabus including the various topics asked in the Mathematics section are given in the table below:

Mathematics (30 Questions)
Content (15 Questions) Geometry Patterns
Patterns
Money
Shapes & Spatial Understanding
Solids around Us
Numbers
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Measurement
Weight
Time
Volume
Data Handling
Pedagogical issues (15 Questions) Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
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

The Environmental Studies section includes 30 questions divided among the following subsections and topics are given below:

Environmental Studies (30 Questions)
Content (15 Questions) Family and Friends: 1. Relationships 2. Work and Play 3. Animals 4. Plants
Food
Shelter
Water
Travel
Things We Make and Do
Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions) Concept and scope of EVS
Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Teaching material/Aids Problems
Approaches of presenting concepts
Learning Principles and CCE
Activities and Discussion
Experimentation/Practical Work

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CTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 2

CTET Paper 2 is for the candidates who wish to be recruited at the Elementary Stage i.e. for Class 6-8. Paper 2 consists of the following topics:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language 1
  • Language 2
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Studies/ Social Sciences

Candidates should understand the structure of the exam along with the topics to study for CTET Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). The topics covered in the child development and pedagogy section are given in the table below:

Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)
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.
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions) Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions) Motivation and learning
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
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

30 questions are asked from each Language 1 and Language 2. Candidates have to prepare for the Language section of the Paper 2 according to the topics mentioned in the table below to get a great score. The detailed CTET Syllabus for Paper 2 Language 1 and Language 2 is mentioned in the following table:

Language 1 & Language 2 (30 Questions each)
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)
Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions) Principles of language Teaching
Learning and acquisition
Remedial Teaching
Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

The Mathematics section in the paper 2 includes the topics covered in basic Mathematics. CTET syllabus for Paper 2 Mathematics is mentioned in the following table:

Mathematics (30 Questions)
Content (15 Questions) Number System
Algebra
Geometry and Constructions
Mensuration
Data handling
Pedagogical issues (15 Questions) Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Evaluation
Remedial Teaching
Problem of Teaching

The Science section is a mandatory section for the candidates desiring to apply as a Science Teacher. The important topics for this section in Paper 2 are mentioned in the table below:

Science (30 Questions)
Content (20 Questions) Food
The World of the Living
Moving Things People and Ideas
Natural Resources
Natural Phenomena
Materials
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

The Social Studies or Social Sciences section enables the candidates to apply as a Social Studies Teacher. It is a mandatory section for candidates who wish to apply as Social Science Teacher. The topics included in the Social Studies section of CTET Paper 2 are given in the table below:

Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)
Content (40 Questions) History, Geography, Social and Political Life
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 Preparation Books

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” It is very important to prepare well for any examination.

There are some books recommended for further knowledge of the examination. The following books also provide sample papers for CTET preparation:

  • Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTET - By Shalini Punjabi
  • CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Success Master Paper - 2 with Solved Papers Maths & Science - By Arihant Experts
  • CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Workbook Mathematics and Science by Disha Experts