CTET PAPER 1 COACHING

CTET Paper 1 Coaching

CTET Exam Pattern 2019, Eligibility, Marking Scheme and Syllabus for Paper 1

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) The national level exam is conducted at two levels, Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). Both the papers are conducted on a single day in different shifts. Here i am going to explain CTET Paper 1 Exam.

Paper 1: This Paper is for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to class 5.

Paper 1 consists of 5 sections:-

Sections No. of Questions Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
2. Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
3. Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
4. Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
5. Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

As per the official notification, The exam pattern has been given below for Paper 1:

Particulars                                                                Paper I
1. Mode of Exam                                            Offline (OMR Sheet Based)
2. Type of Questions                                     Multiple Choice Questions
3. Duration of Exam                                      2.5 hours (150 minutes)
4. Sections                                                     A. Child Development and Pedagogy
                                                                        B. Language I (compulsory)
                                                                        C. Language II (compulsory)
                                                                        D. Mathematics
                                                                        E. Environmental Studies
5. Total marks                                               150 marks
6. Marking scheme                                        1 mark for the correct response
7. Negative Marking                                       No

CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

CTET Syllabus is defined by CBSE. There has been no changes in the syllabus over the years. Paper 1 comprises 5 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

The Detailed CTET Syllabus for Paper I (for classes I to V - Primary Stage) is:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

(A) Child Development (Primary 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.
  • 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) 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 – 5 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
  1. Language I - 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
  • 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 - 30 Questions

(A) Comprehension - 15 Questions

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

(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
  • 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
  1. Mathematics - 30 Questions

(A) Content - 15 Questions

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

(B) Pedagogical issues - 15 Questions

  • 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
  1. Environmental Studies - 30 Questions

(A) Content - 15 Questions

  1. Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants
  2. Food

iii. Shelter

  1. Water
  2. Travel
  3. Things We Make and Do

(B) Pedagogical Issues - 15 Questions

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

Eligibility Criterion for CTET Paper I

Here are the minimum qualifications for becoming appearing in Paper I :

For Primary Stage – Any One Of These

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Sheet

There are a certain set of instructions which must be followed while handling the (Optical Mark Recognition) OMR Sheet. Candidates must abide by the given instructions and follow the rules stated regarding OMR Sheet while attempting CTET . Given below are few facts and guidelines related to it:

Candidates will find OMR Sheet placed inside a sealed test booklet. The seal must be opened only after the announcement by the invigilator.

Code like A, B, C or D printed on OMR sheet will be same as mentioned in the test booklet.

OMR Sheet will be scanned on an optical scanner. Candidates should ensure that OMR Sheet is not folded.

Do not write your Roll number anywhere except in a specified space in OMR sheet.

Side 1 of OMR sheet contains following columns which are to be filled clearly and accurately with ball point pen (blue/black). Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

  1. Roll Number
  2. Name of the candidate
  3. Father’s Name
  4. Centre Number
  5. Name of the Examination Centre
  6. Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)

Side 2 of OMR Sheet contains the following columns:

  1. Roll Number
  2. Main Test Booklet Number
  3. Language Supplement Booklet Number
  4. Language Supplement Booklet Code
  5. Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)
  6. Language in which you have attempted the questions
  7. Signature of the candidate

Tips And Strategies For CTET Exam

Try to gauge your level: Sit back and reflect that where are you in the exam preparations. What are your needs? Where you are lacking behind? How much will you be able to cover etc. This reflection will help you in planning for further.

Watch out syllabus and pattern: Look for the pattern of the paper and the whole syllabus in detail. This will help you identify what topics you already know what you need to study deeply. This will also work as a checklist one you start preparing.

Planning: Once you have reflected upon your needs and identified the syllabus and areas to work upon you must lay out the plan. Plan your daily routine and fix the time to study for subjects. Find time for each and every subject simultaneously so that you do not get bored after studying one subject again and again.

Focus on Child Development & Pedagogy: Child Development and Pedagogy is the most important subject of CTET exam and pedagogy area of all the subject is somewhat guided by this only so try to work on this subject and make it strong. Also try to understand the concept thoroughly and understand the basic premises of Child Development and Pedagogy, this way you will be able to answer the questions more accurately.

Study NCF 2005 and NCERT textbooks: Studying NCF 2005 will give clarity about the ideas of learning and also it will guide you for the pedagogies of different subjects. NCERT textbook will be helpful for paper II as the content area is entirely from NCERT only.

Solve practice papers and previous year papers: Practicing previous year papers will get you the feel and also you will be able to check your performance. While practice keep a check on time and that ensure that your time is managed accordingly.

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CTET Paper 1 Exam Day Instructions

Guidelines which have to be followed during CTET examination are listed below. Candidates must carefully go through them before sitting for CTET :

  1. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned on CTET Admit Card.
  2. Candidate will be asked to open the seal of the Test Booklet five minutes before the commencement of paper.
  3. Check carefully that Test Booklet Code printed on Side 2 of OMR Sheet is same as printed on Test Booklet.
  4. Immediately report the matter to invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and OMR Sheet in the case of any discrepancy.
  5. During the examination, invigilator will check the admit card to verify the identity of a candidate.
  6. Candidates must use ballpoint pen (Blue/Black) only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited and will be rejected.
  7. Candidates will mark the answers on the OMR sheet only after the announcement of the invigilator.

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