CTET

Preparation

Syllabus

Syllabus for CTET Paper 1 (for classes I to V - Primary Stage)

Paper 1 Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • 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  

  • Multidimensional 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

  • 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

  • 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

Paper 1 Mathematics Pedagogy Syllabus                                                  

Pedagogical issues

  • 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

Paper 1 Mathematics Content Syllabus

Content

  • Geometry  

  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding  

  • Solids around Us  

  • Numbers  

  • Addition and Subtraction  

  • Multiplication  

  • Division  

  • Measurement  

  • Weight  

  • Time  

  • Volume  

  • Data Handling  

  • Patterns  

  • Money

Paper 1 English Pedagogy Syllabus                                                                                 

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

Paper 1 English Content Syllabus

Language Comprehension

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)

Paper 1 EVS Pedagogy Syllabus

Pedagogical Issues

  • 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

Paper 1 EVS Content Syllabus

Content

i. Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships

1.2 Work and Play

1.3 Animals

1.4 Plants

ii. Food

iii. Shelter

iv. Water

v. Travel

vi. Things We Make and Do

Paper 1 Language 2 Pedagogy Syllabus

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

Paper 1 Language 2 Content Syllabus

a) Comprehension

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

Syllabus for CTET Paper 2

Paper 2 Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • 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  

  • Multidimensional 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

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived  

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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

 

Paper 2 Mathematics Content Syllabus

a) Content

  • 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

 

Paper 2 English Pedagogy Syllabus

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

Paper 2 English Content Syllabus

a) Language Comprehension

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)

Paper 2 Science Pedagogy Syllabus

Pedagogical issues

  • 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

Paper 2 Science Content Syllabus

Content

  • 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

Paper 2 Social Studies Pedagogy Syllabus

Pedagogical issues

  • 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

Paper 2 Social Studies Content Syllabus
Content
  • 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

Paper 2 Language 2 Pedagogy Syllabus

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

Paper 2 Language 2 Content Syllabus

Comprehension

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

Note: For detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks