How to Prepare CTET Complete Syllabus And Guide

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Complete Explanation Of CTET Syllabus Both Papers I & II

How to Prepare CTET Complete Syllabus And Guide

Prepare CTET Complete Syllabus And Guide

CTET Syllabus 2019 December: CBSE has released CTET 2019 December notification along with CTET exam pattern & syllabus details. With few months left for the CTET exam, you must be searching for the important subjects and topics with maximum question & marks in CTET 2019 Syllabus.

Note that the CTET exam syllabus is almost the same for some subjects in Paper 1 & 2 but the difficulty level of asked questions is a little different. Let’s start with the CTET exam pattern first and then move on to CTET 2019 syllabus.

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CTET Exam Pattern 2019 December

CTET Paper 1 will take place for those who want to become a teacher for classes I to V. CTET Paper 2 will be for those who want to become a teacher for classes VI to VIII. Also, there is no restriction to choose any one Paper, you can even appear for both the papers.

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2019

S.N. Section Number of question Marks Total Time
1 Child development & Pedagogy 30 30 150 Minutes
2 Mathematics 30 30
3 Language – 1 30 30
4 Language – 2 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2019

S.N. Section Number of Question Marks Total Time
1 Child development & Pedagogy 30 30 150 Minutes
2 Language – 1 30 30
3 Language – 2 30 30
4 Science & Mathematics OR Social Science 60 60
Total 150 150

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Note: Mathematics and Science for Maths and Science teachers (Science Background students). Social Science is for Social Science teachers (Art Background students).

  • This year, the CTET exam will be held in the following languages:
    English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Bangla, Manipuri, Tamil, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Khasi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tibetan, Garo, Assamese, Gujarati, Kanada
  • The CTET exam will be objective in nature
  • For every correct answer, you will get one marks
  • There are no negative marks applicable for wrong answers
  • It is compulsory to attempt all the sections, there comes the importance of CTET syllabus
  • In Paper 2, the fourth section has to be decided by you. You will get an option to opt as per the subject you wish to teach

CTET Syllabus 2019 December

CTET Syllabus December 2019 for Paper 1

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1. CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

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

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

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(c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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
  • The 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
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

2. CTET Language I Syllabus

(a) Language Comprehension

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one the poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition.
  • Principles of Language Teaching.
  • Role of listening and speaking; the function of language and how children use it as a tool.
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom
    • language difficulties, errors, and disorders.
  • Language Skills.
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency
    • speaking
    • listening
    • reading and writing.
  • Teaching-learning materials
    • Textbook
    • multi-media materials
    • multilingual resources of the classroom.
  • Remedial Teaching.

3. CTET Language II Syllabus

(a) Language Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with the question of comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition.
  • Principles of Language Teaching.
  • Role of listening and speaking; the function of language and how children use it as a tool.
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom
    • language difficulties
    • errors
    • disorders.
  • Language Skills.
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency
    • speaking
    • listening
    • reading and writing.
  • Teaching-learning materials
    • Textbook
    • multi-media materials
    • multilingual resources of the classroom.
  • Remedial Teaching.

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4. CTET Syllabus for Maths

(a) Math Content

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

(b) Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • 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
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

5. Environmental Studies

(a) EVS Content

i. Family and Friends:

  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants

ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do

(b) Pedagogical Issues

  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • The significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches to presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems

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Important Points to Remember

  • The visually impaired candidates will be given a separate question paper
  • PWD candidates with more than 40% disability can keep ascribing with them
  • All sections are compulsory to attempt
  • Negative marking is not applicable to both the Papers; Paper 1 & 2
  • You are allowed to use blue or black ball pen only
  • Use of pencil is not allowed, and your answer sheet will get rejected in case you use a pencil anywhere on your sheet

CTET Paper-II Complete Syllabus: 

I. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus(30 Questions)

(a) Child Development (Elementary 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.
  • The 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.

You can also read The Hindu editorial in English – click here

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

(c) Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

  • 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
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Language – I Syllabus (30 Questions)

(a) 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)

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use
  • it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

III. Language-II Syllabus (30 Questions)

(a) Comprehension (15 Questions)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with the questions on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability.

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(b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the
    classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

IV. Mathematics Syllabus (30 Questions)

(a) Content (20 Questions)

Number System

  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions

Algebra

  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion

Geometry

  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling

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(b) Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching

(V) Science Syllabus  (30 Questions)

(a) Content (20 Questions)

Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

Materials

  • Materials of daily use

The World of the Living

Moving Things People and Ideas

How things work

  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets

Natural Phenomena

Natural Resources

(b) 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

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)

(a) Content (40 Questions)

History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence

Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport, and communication
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

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Social and Political Life

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

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(b) 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

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How to Prepare for CTET Dec 2019

1. Follow CTET Dec Syllabus:

  • CTET Syllabus is different for the paper – I & Paper – II, During your preparation, try to cover the Complete CTET exam syllabus.
  • CTET Paper-I includes Child Development & Pedagogy, Language-1,language-2, Environmental Studies, Mathematics.
  • CTET Paper-II includes Child Development & Pedagogy, Language-1,language-2, Social Studies or Mathematics & Science.
  • The question paper will be Bilingual (Hindi/English).
  • 20 Language options are available on the CTET notification, Candidate can choose only two languages from given 20 languages.
  • There are various subjects included in the syllabus, it is very important that you make a particular study plan to prepare every topic of the syllabus perfectly.

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3. Focus on your weak Area of Study:

  • Identify the area in which you are weak and have a scope for improvement.
  • Try to read & learn all the basic concepts and start practicing on your weak areas.
  • For the strong areas, you don’t need to focus on the basic concepts rather practice more and more questions from those topics.
  • Practice CTET previous year question paper to understand your weak points.

4. Read Important Books for CTET: 

  • Prepare at least one Important textbook for each subject as described in the CTET Exam syllabus.
  • You can practice with the help of NCERT Books from Class 3rd to 8th.
  • You can also prefer any of the books from Arihant, Disha or Upkar Publication for CTET Dec 2019 preparation.  
  • You can refer to the best books from the given link. Best Book for CTET Exam

5. Learn the Basic Concept and Practice quizzes: 

  • Initially, focus on the basic concepts of each topic especially in child development & pedagogy.
  • Try to solve the quizzes of each subject on a regular basis and improve accuracy as well as the performance in each test.
  • Must attempt  CTET test series on a regular basis & analyze your score of each subject.

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6. Make Habit to prepare short notes: 

  • Once you start your preparation, try to prepare short notes of the topics.
  • These short notes will help you to revise the entire syllabus in the last moment before the exam.
  • Highlight the important points in your short notes which will be beneficial during the revision period.

7. Revise all concepts and Theories Before the Exam: 

  • After the preparation of the complete syllabus, try to revise all the important topics on a weekly basis.
  • Try to memorize the concept, important theories, and formulas during the revision.
  • Don’t just cram, learn the question try and understand the basic concept of the question. 

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8. Make Habit to Practice Regular Mock Test:

  • Regular practice with the help of the mock test is crucial to score good marks in the real exam.
  • You can analyze the section-wise score and improve your preparation rate.
  • On the basis of the mock test, you can manage time effectively. 

9. CTET Exam Qualifying Marks:

  • Try to attempt all 150 questions because there is no negative marking in CTET exam.
  • For the general category, you need to score 90 out of 150 marks in order to qualify the CTET exam.
  • There is no sectional cutoff so don’t be afraid of any subject.

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