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:
CTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1
As per the official notification, The exam pattern has been given below for Paper 1:
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:
I. 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)t
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
Concepts of child-centered and progressive educationt
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Language & Thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practicet
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;t
School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspectives and practicet
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