CTET Syllabus 2020: Candidates, who are aspiring to pursue the course of CTET 2020 must make sure to prepare for it as per the prescribed syllabus. By preparing from the same, the candidate will be able to score a good mark. The syllabus of CTET will be made available on the official website of the examination conducting authority. Along with the CTET exam syllabus 2020, the candidates must also know about its exam pattern and the recommended books so that nothing is left while doing preparation for the examination. The complete information of CTET 2020 Syllabus is mentioned in the article below.

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Subject-Wise Syllabus of CTET 2020

The subject-wise syllabus of CTET has been 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • The 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 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

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
  • 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

Mathematics – 30 Questions

Content – 15 Questions
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

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

Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

Content – 15 Questions
  • Family and Friends
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do

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
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems

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-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.
  • 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.
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 Questions
  • The addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • The 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’
  • 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 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

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
  • 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
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
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources
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/ effective
  • Problems
  • Remedial 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
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources

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
  • 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
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

CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Paper-1:

ParticularsOverview
Duration of the examination2 and 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 Studies 30 MCQs for 30 marks each


Paper-2:

ParticularsOverview
Duration of the examination2 and 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

Recommended Books for Preparation of CTET 2020

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

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