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CTET Question Paper: If you are preparing for the examination of CTET, then you must make sure to practice from the previous year question paper as it is one of the most important aspects in preparing for the examination. Preparing from the CTET Previous Year Question Paper will help one in knowing about the exam pattern, types of the questions in the examination and much more about the examination. The CTET Previous Year Paper will be mentioned in a PDF Format. In order to get the complete details about CTET Question Paper, read the whole article below.

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CTET Previous Year PDF Download

The previous year papers of CTET can be downloaded from the links mentioned below:

YearPart-IPart-II
CTET Question Paper 2018Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2016 (Feb)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2016 (May)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2016 (September)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2015 (Feb)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2015 (September)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2014 (Feb)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download
CTET Question Paper 2014 (September)Click Here to DownloadClick Here to Download

How to Download CTET Question Paper?

While downloading the question paper, the candidate must follow a certain procedure. The same has been explained below:

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  • Click the link mentioned in this article.
  • The screen will reflect the question paper.
  • Click on the download icon mentioned on the top-right icon of the question paper.
  • Download and start practising from the question paper.

CTET Exam Pattern

The candidate, while doing the preparation must know about the exam pattern. The exam pattern of CTET has been tabulated below:

Paper-1:

ParticularsOverview
Duration of the examination2 1/2 hours
Marking Scheme
  • 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking.
Subject Wise Marks Allotment
  • The subject will be Child Development and Pedagogy with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • The language I (mandatory), with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • Language II (mandatory), with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • Mathematics with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • Environmental Studies30 MCQs for 30 marks each


Paper-2:

ParticularsOverview
Duration of the examination2 1/2 hours
Marking Scheme
  • 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking.
Subject Wise Marks Allotment
  • The subject will be Child Development and Pedagogy (mandatory), with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • The language I (mandatory), with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • Language II (mandatory), with 30 MCQs for 30 marks each
  • Mathematics and Science with 60 MCQs for 60 Marks each
  • Social Studies/Social Science with 60 MCQs for 60 Marks each
  • Note: If a candidate is intended to become the teacher for both levels need to appear in both the papers


Check Complete Exam Pattern of CTET Here.

Recommended Books for CTET 2020

The candidate must prepare from the recommended books in order to score well. All the recommended books for CTET have been mentioned below:

Name of the SubjectName of the Recommended BookName of the Author/ Publisher
HindiHindi LanguageArihant Publications
Child Development & PedagogyChild Development & PedagogyArihant Publications
Environmental StudiesEnvironmental StudiesWiley Publications
EnglishEnglish Language
  • Name of the Author-Geeta Sahni
  • Name of the Publisher-Pearson Publications
Social StudiesSocial StudiesDisha Publications

Syllabus for CTET 2020

The preparation must be done from the prescribed syllabus. Doing the same will help the candidate in preparing well and scoring with good marks. The complete syllabus for CTET is mentioned below:

Paper-1:

Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 Questions

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
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
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

The language I – 30 Questions

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).

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 – II – 30 Questions

Comprehension – 15 Questions

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

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

Mathematics – 30 Questions

Content – 15 Questions
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication

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

Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

Content – 15 Questions
  • Family and Friends
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals

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 to presenting concepts

Paper-2:

Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

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-centred and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
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
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’

The language I – 30 Questions

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)

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;

Mathematics and Science – 60 Questions

Mathematics – 30 Questions
Content 20 Questions
  • Number System
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions
  • Algebra
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

Science – 30 Questions

Content – 20 Questions
  • Food
  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Materials
  • Materials of daily use
  • The World of the Living
Pedagogical issues – 10 Questions
  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science

Science – 30 Questions

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

Social Studies/Social Sciences – 60 Questions

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
Pedagogical issues – 20 Questions
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking

Check Complete Syllabus of CTET Here.

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