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CTET 2018: Know about the exam pattern to prepare right for it.

By: Mokshika on September 13, 2018

Recently CBSE announced dates for conducting its one of the most popular exam CTET. As per the schedule released the CTET 2018 will be conducted on December 9, 2018. All the aspirants must have registered by now for the same as the last date for registration is over and no application will be entertained now. Registration for CTET is the 1st step to achieve the dream of pursuing a teaching, but just registration is not enough preparing in a right direction is also very important and for the same knowing the exam pattern of CTET should be of utmost priority.

Structure of CTET question paper:

  • All the questions that are asked in the exam are multiple choice questions which are to be solved in 180 minutes and the correct answer is needed to be ticked by the candidate. Each question carries one mark from the 4 alternatives one answer is given. CTET exams have no negative marking so selecting incorrect answer will not result in a reduction in marks when total will be done.
  • A separate question paper will be provided for visually impaired candidates and 50 extra minutes to solve the answers.
  • A person with more than 40% disability will be allowed to keep a scribe with them to solve the paper.

 Two paper set of CTET:

There are 2 papers that take place-

Paper 1 is for teachers who aim to teach students of class 1st to 5th.

Paper 2 is for teachers who aim to teach students of class 6th to 8th.

Any person who intends to become a teacher for both the levels need to clear both exams. Questions asked in both the stages are compulsory to attempt by the candidate. The candidate will get 180 minutes to complete the exam.

CTET exam pattern- Primary stage

S. No. 

Subject name

Number of questions

Total marks

1

Child development and pedagogy

30

30

2

Language 1 (compulsory)

30

30

3

Language 2 (compulsory)

30

30

4

Mathematics

30

30

5

Environmental studies

30

30

Total

 

150

 

CTET exam pattern- elementary stage

S.No.

Subject name

Number of questions

Total marks

1

Child development and pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

2

Language 1 (compulsory)

30

30

3

Language 2 (compulsory)

30

30

4

Mathematics and science (for maths and science teacher)

30

60

5

Social studies (for social science teacher)

30

60

Total

 

150

 

CTET Syllabus:

Paper 1-

Section

Topic

Number of questions

Child Development and Pedagogy

Development of a primary school teacher

15

The concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

5

Learning and Pedagogy

10

Language 1 and language 2

Language comprehension

15

Pedagogy and language development

15

Mathematics

Content (numbers, solving simple questions, algebra, geometry, patterns, time, measurement, data handling, etc)

15

Pedagogical issues

 

Environmental Studies

Content (environment, food, shelter, family and friends)

15

Pedagogical issues

15

Paper 2-

Section

Topic

Number of questions

Child development and pedagogy

Development of an elementary school child

15

The concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

5

Learning and Pedagogy

10

Language 1 and language 2

Language comprehension
Pedagogy and language development

10

Mathematics and science

Mathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues

20

Pedagogical issues

10

Science food, materials, the worlds 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 science

40

Pedagogical issues

20

 

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