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Understanding CTET Exam Pattern 2017

By: Shreyansh Shrivastava on September 06, 2017
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is a competitive examination conducted by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for the recruitment of Teachers in the Central Government Schools or the Schools administered by the Central Government. 
 
There are lakhs of aspirants who compete for the CTET exam every year. With some changes introduced in the CTET exam, it became important for the CTET aspirants to understand the CTET Exam pattern clearly. The first step of the CTET preparation lies in knowing about the exam in a properly.
 
Consider the CTET exam pattern 2017 below to know better insights of the exam-
 
CTET exam comprises of two papers-
 
Paper- 1 
Paper- 2
 
1) Paper- 1:
 
Paper 1 is given by the candidates who aspire to become a teacher in the Central government schools for Grade 1 to 5. Paper 1 comprises of 5 sections of equal marks.
 
The sections of Paper 1 are-
 
Child Development and Pedagogy- In this section the questions are asked from the areas of Child Development, Education and Understanding Children with Special needs, Socialization Process, Motivation and Learning, etc.
 
Language 1- In this section, the questions are asked on the basis of language comprehension.
 
Language 2- In this section also the language skills are checked and grammar & verbal ability are tested.
 
Mathematics- In this section, the numerical ability of the candidate is judged. 
 
Environmental Science- In this section, basic environmental science related questions are asked. The candidate must possess the basic knowledge of environmental stuff.
 
Paper 1 is of 2.5 hours duration and consist of total 150 marks. 
 
2) Paper- 2:
 
Paper 2 in addition to Paper 1 is given by the candidates who aspire to become a teacher for Grade 6 to 8. Paper 2 comprises of 4 sections.
 
Child Development and Pedagogy 
Language 1
Language 2
Mathematics & Science/ Social Studies (Both subjects for those who want to become a teacher for both subjects)- This is pure subject based paper and the questions are asked from the core topics of the subject.
 
Paper 2 is of 2.5 hours duration and consist of total 150 marks.

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