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CTET Syllabus 2024, Paper 1 and Paper 2 Syllabus PDF

CTET Syllabus 2024: CTET exam is an eligibility test for teacher posts conducted in two stages – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be conducted for candidates who aspire to become teachers for classes I to V, and Paper II will be conducted for candidates who aspire to become teachers for classes VI to VIII. No changes are observed in the CTET 2024 exam pattern and syllabus and will be detailed in the detailed CTET syllabus article as mentioned in the official notification.

CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted twice every year, providing opportunity to lakhs of candidates who want to start their career in the teaching field. Proper preparation strategy is mandatory to score good marks in CTET exam. Updated knowledge of the syllabus is the first step to start preparation. This article talks about the complete exam pattern and syllabus for CTET 2024 exam.

A detailed assessment framework with revised competencies, sample blueprint and sample question papers will soon be released by CBSE for the candidates who are going to prepare for the CTET 2024 exam. CBSE will conduct CTET 2024 exam now in offline mode i.e. pen-paper (OMR) based.

CTET Syllabus 2024, Paper 1 and Paper 2 Syllabus PDF
CTET Syllabus 2024, Paper 1 and Paper 2 Syllabus PDF

CTET Syllabus 2024

Before starting the preparation, the candidate must know everything about CTET Syllabus 2024 and we have provided the details in the table below at a glance.

CTET Syllabus 2024- Highlights
OrganisationCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Name of ExaminationCTET 2024 January Exam
CTET Exam Date 202421st January 2024
Duration of CTET Exam2.5 hours (for each paper)
Language of Exam20 languages
Maximum Marks150 marks (for each paper)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Mode of ExamOffline (OMR Based)
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking for wrong answers

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CTET 2024 Exam Pattern

Check the CTET exam pattern as it helps in planning the studies and candidates can have a clear vision on which subject they should focus more on.

• CTET will be conducted in two phases; Paper-I for Class I-V and Paper-II for Class VI-VIII.

• Each paper will have 150 MCQs.

• There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer.

• For Paper-I, the difficulty level will be of Second Stage and for Paper-II, the difficulty level will be of Senior Secondary Stage.

• CTET Paper-1 is divided into 5 sections: Child Development and Pedagogy, Languages I and II, Mathematics and Environmental Science.

• CTET Paper-2 is divided into 4 sections: Child Development and Pedagogy, Languages I and II, Mathematics/Science or Social Studies. The option will be available between Mathematics/Science and Social Studies.

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CTET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

In this section, we have covered the subject-wise detailed syllabus released by CBSE for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. For the candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming CTET exam, it is important for them to stay updated with the latest syllabus to save both time and hard work. Bookmark this page for CTET Syllabus and cover the syllabus topic-wise.

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024 (Classes I to V)

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024
Subjects/ TopicsQuestionsMarks
I. Child Development and Pedagogy3030
II. Language – I3030
III. Language – II3030
IV. Mathematics3030
V. Environmental Studies3030

CTET Paper I exam is an exam testing a candidate on the basis of Language I and II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Let's take a look at the CTET syllabus 2024 for the primary stage (Class I-V):

I. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Primary School Child): 15 Questions

  • Concept of development and its relation with learning
  • principles of child development
  • influence of heredity and environment
  • Socialization Processes: The Social World and the Child (Teachers, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: Constructive and Critical Perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical Perspective on the Creation of Intelligence
  • multidimensional intelligence
  • language and thought
  • Gender as a social construct; Gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Understanding differences among learners based on individual differences, diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Difference between assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous and Comprehensive Assessment: Perspectives and Practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions to assess the level of preparation of learners; To enhance learning and critical thinking in the classroom and to assess learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs: 5 Questions

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds, including the disadvantaged and underprivileged
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, 'impairments' etc.
  • Addressing talented, creative, specially able learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

  • How children think and learn; How and why children 'fail' to achieve school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; Children's learning strategies; Learning as a social activity; Social context of learning.
  • The child as problem solver and 'scientific explorer'
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children's 'errors' as important steps in the learning process.
  • feeling and emotions
  • inspiration and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal and environmental

II. Language I Syllabus- 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 (the prose passage can be literary, scientific, narrative or critical)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  • learning and acquisition
  • principles of language teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; Functions of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language to communicate ideas orally and in writing
  • Challenges of language teaching in a diverse classroom; Language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • language skills
  • Assessment of language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: textbooks, multi-media materials, multilingual classroom resources
  • remedial teaching

III. Language II Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Comprehension: 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (deductive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

IV. Mathematics Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Content: 15 Questions

  1. Geometry
  2. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  3. Solids around Us
  4. Numbers
  5. Addition and Subtraction
  6. Multiplication
  7. Division
  8. Measurement
  9. Weight
  10. Time
  11. Volume
  12. Data Handling
  13. Patterns
  14. Money

b) Pedagogical issues: 15 Questions

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

  1. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  2. Language of Mathematics
  3. Community Mathematics
  4. Valuation through formal and informal methods
  5. Problems of Teaching
  6. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  7. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

V. Environmental Studies Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Content: 15 Questions

I. Family and Friends:

• Relationships

• Work and Play

• Animals

• Plants

II. Food

III. Shelter

IV. Water

V. Travel

VI. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues: 15 Questions

  1. Concept and scope of EVS
  2. Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  3. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  4. Learning Principles
  5. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  6. Approaches of presenting concepts
  7. Activities
  8. Experimentation/Practical Work
  9. Discussion
  10. CCE
  11. Teaching material/Aids
  12. Problems

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CTET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

The candidates preparing to appear for Paper 2 in CTET 2024 must go through the detailed CTET paper 2 syllabus from the below section.

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024 (For Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024
Subjects/ TopicsQuestionsMarks
I. Child Development and Pedagogy3030
II. Language I (compulsory) 3030
III. Language II (compulsory) 3030

IV. A. Mathematics & Science or

 B. Social Studies & Social Science

30 + 3060
6060

The Paper 2 exam of CTET is an exam testing a candidate based on their Language I & II, Child Development and Pedagogy and Mathematics & Science / Social Studies & Social Science. Let's have a look at CTET Syllabus for Elementary Stage (Classes VI-VIII):

I. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus- 30 Questions

This topic is common in Paper-1 and Paper-2 which is compulsory to be attempted. Through this section, the candidate's knowledge about Child development and Concept of Inclusive education will be covered. Go through the topics below to understand the syllabus clearly.

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child): 15 Questions

  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the development of children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  12. The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. 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

  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

  1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  5. Cognition & Emotions
  6. Motivation and learning
  7. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Language I Syllabus- 30 Questions

To test the candidate's knowledge in the language they have opted there will be 30 questions in the CTET Paper-I and Paper-II.

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.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. 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
  5. Language Skills
  6. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  7. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  8. Remedial Teaching

III. Language II Syllabus- 30 Questions

The second language test will be for accessing the candidate's knowledge of the English language. There will be 30 questions in the CTET Paper-I and Paper-II.

a) Comprehension: 15 Questions

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

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. 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
  5. Language Skills
  6. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  7. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  8. Remedial Teaching

IV. (A) Mathematics and Science Syllabus- 60 Questions

The candidates can check the topics to be covered in Mathematics and Science section. The questions of Maths should be attempted with tricks and accuracy. There will be 30 questions from Maths and 30 from Science subject.

(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

I. Food

• Sources of food

• Components of food

• Cleaning food

II. Materials

• Materials of daily use

III. The World of the Living

IV. Moving Things People and Ideas

V. How things work

• Electric current and circuits

• Magnets

VI. Natural Phenomena

VII. 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 Syllabus- 60 Questions

In this subject, the topics are divided into two parts: One includes History, Geography, Social & Political Life and the Second one includes Pedagogical issues. The ratio of questions will be 40:20 respectively.

I. History

A strong catch on historical events, days, and dates to score good marks in this section. The questions will be asked from the below topics

• 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

II. Geography

Though it is difficult for anyone to understand the complete geography of India unless they go deep into it. However, CBSE has included a Geography subject for CTET Paper-II but no worries, you have to prepare only for a few topics that have been provided below.

• 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

III. Social and Political Life

This section will test the candidate's knowledge about its surroundings and the topics that a candidate must be knowledgeable about has been listed below.

• 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

There will be 20 questions from this section and the motive of this section will be to understand the candidate's intelligence and presence of mind for Pedagogical issues. The topics that will be covered in this section are mentioned below:

• 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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