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CTET Syllabus 2020

CTET syllabus 2020 has been released by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with the release of the notification on January 23. The CTET exam comprises questions from subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I (compulsory), Language-II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Studies/Social Sciences. 

Candidates need to appear for CTET 2020 in order to be recruited as teachers from classes I-VIII. CTET exam comprises two papers – Paper-I and Paper-II. Aspirants need to appear for CTET Paper-I if they want to be appointed as teachers for Classes I to V. Paper-II of the exam needs to be given by candidates who plan to teach Classes VI to VIII.

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CTET syllabus for Paper-I

Syllabus Overview for Paper-I : 2020

CTET SubjectsCTET Important Topics
Child Development and PedagogyChild Development, Learning and Pedagogy
Language-IComprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development
Language-IIComprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development
MathematicsGeometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
Environmental Studies Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel

Section-Wise CTET 2020 Syllabus & Weightage for Paper-I

Child Development and Pedagogy Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development (Primary School Child)1515
Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs55
Learning and Pedagogy1010
Total questions in Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET paper-I3030

Language-I Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Language Comprehension1515
Pedagogy of Language Development1515
Total questions in Language-I of CTET paper-I3030

Language-II Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Language Comprehension1515
Pedagogy of Language Development1515
Total questions in Language-II of CTET paper-I3030

Mathematics Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Content1515
Pedagogical Issues1515
Total questions in Mathematics section of CTET paper-I3030

Environmental Studies Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Content1515
Pedagogical Issues1515
Total questions in Environmental Studies section of CTET paper-I3030

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CTET syllabus for Paper-II

Syllabus Overview for Paper-II : 2020

CTET SubjectsCTET Important Topics
Child Development and PedagogyChild Development, Learning and Pedagogy
Language-IComprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development
Language-IIComprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development
MathematicsNumber System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration
Science Food, Materials, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources
Social Studies/Social SciencesHistory, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical Issue

Section Wise CTET 2020 Syllabus & Weightage for Paper-II

[I] Child Development and Pedagogy Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)1515
b) Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs515
c)Learning and Pedagogy1030
Total questions in Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET paper-II30 

[II] Language-I Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Language Comprehension1515
Pedagogy of Language Development1515
Total questions in Language-I of CTET paper-II3030

[II] Language-II Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Language Comprehension1515
Pedagogy of Language Development1515
Total questions in Language-I of CTET paper-II3030

IV. Mathematics and Science – 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics Section – 30 Questions

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
(a) Content – Number System2020
Content – Algebra
Content – Geometry
(b) Pedagogical Issues1010
Total questions in Mathematics section of CTET paper-II3030

(ii) Science Section – 30 Questions

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
(a) Content – Food2020
Content – The World of the Living
Content – How Things Work
Content – Natural Resources
Content – Materials
Content – Moving Things People and Ideas
Content – Natural Phenomena
(b) Pedagogical Issues1010
Total questions in Science section of CTET paper-II3030

Social Studies/Social Sciences Section

CTET Subjects/UnitsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Content – History4040
Content – Geography
Content – Social and Political Life
Pedagogical Issues2020
Total questions in Social Studies/Social Sciences section of CTET paper-II6060

CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper II

The CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper II (for classes VI to VIII – Elementary Stage) is:

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 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.
• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;
• School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation;
• 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 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 – 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 , Role of grammar in learning a language
• 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 and Science – 60 Questions (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
• 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
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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