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CTET Syllabus: CTET 2020 is a national level entrance examination for getting a job in teaching in government schools (Like Kendriya  Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas etc.)  from class 1 to 8th. The CTET exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The many States and Central government release recruitment notification for the primary teacher’s job every year.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2020 will consist of two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for those aspirants who wish to become a teacher of Classes I to V and Paper II is for those who wish to teach Classes VI to VIII. Throughout the article, we will discuss the CTET Syllabus (July) 2020 and Complete Exam Pattern of CTET 2020.

Central teacher eligibility test 2019 Syllabus

In this article, you will get to know about the detailed CTET 2020 Syllabus (July). Aspirants are advised to read the article very carefully to even more about paper pattern and counselling procedure before making any preparation strategy for the very prestigious examination.

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CTET Syllabus 2020


Getting a job as a Government primary teacher is a dream of every graduate. Government Primary teacher is the most reputed job in the Education Sector. Primary Teachers are responsible for the perfect teaching and delivery of all subject, with the particular emphasis on the core subjects Like Literacy, numeracy, and science. before we talk about the CTET 2020 Syllabus, Let’s have a brief look at the Exam Pattern and Types of Question of CTET 2020 Examination.

Exam Pattern

Paper-I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage :
Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours

SyllabusQuestion TypeMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

Paper-II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :
Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours

SyllabusQuestion Type(MCQs)Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)3030
Language I (compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)6060
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)6060
Total150150

CTET Syllabus (Topic Wise)

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I (compulsory)
  3. Language II (compulsory)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

Let’s have a brief look at the syllabus of (Paper I and Paper II) Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage of CTET 2020

1. Child Development and Pedagogy(30 Questions)

Topics Descriptions
(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)(15 Question)
  • The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • The 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-centred 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 the 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.
(b) The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 questions)
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Understanding the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Identifying 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

2. Language-I (30 Questions)

Topics Descriptions
(a) Language Comprehension (10 Question) Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one a 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; 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 resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

3. Language – II (30 Questions)

Topics Descriptions
(a) Comprehension (15 Questions) Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with a question on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability.
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development( 15 Question)
  • 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 resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

4. Mathematics and Science (60 Questions)

Topics Descriptions
(i) Mathematics (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
(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
(ii) Science (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)
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/effective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

5. Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)

Topics Descriptions
(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
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
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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