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CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

By: Archana on March 05, 2019

CTET Exam pattern is well-defined by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for teachers vacancy in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodya Vidyalaya, and others. The candidates can have a look at the CTET exam pattern 2019 before start preparing for the exam.

CTET 2019 Exam Pattern:

  • All the questions are multiple choice based. 
  • Every question carries 1 mark. 
  • There is no negative marking in the question paper.

Paper 1 is for teachers from Grade 1 to 5.

Paper 2 would be for a person who wants to be a teacher for grades 6 to 8.

A person who intends to become a teacher for both the levels has to appear in both the papers.

Paper 1: Primary stage Duration of exam: 2.5 hours 

Paper MCQ Marks
Child development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30

CTET Paper 1 Questions Pattern-

  • The test items in Language 1 would be focusing on proficiencies relating to the medium of instruction.
  • The Language 2 would be focusing on the various elements of a language, communication and comprehension capabilities.
  • Language 1 and 2 are separate papers.
  • The choice is available to a candidate to select Language 1 and 2 among a list of options available as per his proficiency in the same.
  • The test items in Maths and Environmental studies would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.
  • The questions in stage 1 would be based on topics from NCERT Syllabus for Grades 1 to 5, but their difficulty stage would be up to the secondary stage.

Paper 2: Grades six to eight elementary stage- Duration: 2.5 hours

Sr. No Paper MCQ Marks
1 Child development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language 1 30 30
3 Language 2 30 30
4 (a) Mathematics and Science teacher 60 60
  (b) For Social Studies/Social Science 60 60
  (c) For any teacher (a) or (b) 60 60

CTET Paper 2 Questions Pattern-

  • The test items in Language 1 would be focusing on proficiencies relating to the medium of instruction. The Language 2 would be focusing on the various elements of a language, communication and comprehension capabilities. Language 1 and 2 are separate papers.
  • The choice is available to a candidate to select Language 1 and 2 among a list of options available as per his proficiency in the same.
  • The test items in Maths and Science and Social studies/science would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.
  • The questions in stage 2 would be based on topics from NCERT Syllabus for Grades 6 to 8, but their difficulty stage would be up to the secondary stage.

The test items in Maths and Environmental studies would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.

 

The test items in Maths and Environmental studies would focus on problem-solving capabilities and understanding of various subjects.

 

CTET 2020 Syllabus

CTET Syllabus with all the topics of papers:

CTET Paper 1 Topics-

1) Child Development and Pedagogy

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of child development
  • Influence of heredity and environment
  • Socialization processes
  • Child-centered and progressive education
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language and thought
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Addressing needs of children with learning difficulties
  • Addressing talented, creative and specially-abled learners

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • How and why children think and learn
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning
  • Child as a problem solver and scientific investigator
  • Factors contributing to learning
  • Cognition and emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Alternative conceptions of learning

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