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CTET Syllabus 2021 PDF For Paper 1 & 2 Check New Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CTET New Syllabus 2021: Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) official detailed syllabus has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE). According to the latest update, the CBSE will be making some changes in the syllabus and the structure of the upcoming session of CTET 2021. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET 2021) will be conducted in online mode for the first time, therefore the candidates are advised to prepare accordingly for CTET 2021. The CTET exam comprises two papers i.e Paper I & II. The detailed CTET new Syllabus 2021 For both Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage) examination has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE).

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CTET New Syllabus 2021

According to CBSE, CTET Paper 1 will be based on the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for classes 1 to 5 but the difficulty level and Standard of the questions could be up to the secondary stage. For CTET Paper 2 will be based on the prescribed syllabus of NCERT for classes 6 to 8 but the difficulty level and Standard of the questions could be up to the Senior secondary stage. Many candidates must be wondering about the CTET Syllabus and the marking scheme. Before proceeding with the exam, you must be aware of the CTET  Syllabus 2021 including all the important topics to be asked in the exam. Here we are sharing the CTET syllabus in Hindi and English for Paper 1 & Paper 2. Candidates can also download the CTET New Syllabus 2021 PDF at the end of this post.

CTET Syllabus 2021 For Paper 1

It is Vital to know Topic wise weightage before we look into CTET Syllabus 2021, Read below to know what you need to prepare and how you can strategize your preparations for the CTET 2021 exam

Sections Topics Number of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy Development of a Primary School Child 15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 Questions each) Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics Content (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.) 15
Pedagogical issues 15
Environmental Studies Content (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.) 15
Pedagogical Issues 15

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CTET Syllabus 2021 For Paper 2

Subject Important topics Number of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Child Development (Elementary School Child)
  • Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Theories
30 30
Language-I
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Poem
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
30 30
Language-II
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
30 30
Mathematics
  • Numbers system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration
  • Pedagogical issues
30 30
Science
  • Food, Material, The World of the Living, The World of the Living, Moving Things People and Ideas, How things work, Natural Phenomenon, Natural Resources
  • Science Pedagogical Issues
30 30
Social Studies
  • History, Geography, Social and Political Life
  • Social Studies Pedagogical Issues
60 60

CTET Syllabus 2021

The CTET Exam will be held in the following Languages before we discuss CTET Syllabus 2021:

English Hindi Sanskrit Punjabi Urdu
Bangla Manipuri Tamil Marathi Mizo
Nepali Oriya Khasi Malayalam Telugu
Tibetan Garo Assamese Gujarati Kanada

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CTET Paper l & II Syllabus 2021

CTET Paper I and Paper II have Multiple Choice Questions. The CTET Paper I syllabus includes topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies, and Paper II syllabus comprises topics from  Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Here we are providing the complete CTET Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 for a better understanding of the CTET 2021 exam. Candidates find below the detailed subject-wise & topic-wise CTET Syllabus 2021.

CTET Syllabus 2021 For Paper I (For Classes I to V)

I. CTET Syllabus of Child Development and Pedagogy ->30 Questions:

Child development and pedagogy are some of the most crucial subjects for the CTET exam. It comprises 30 questions. Each correct response carries 1 mark. It will focus on the Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to age groups 6 to 11 years. The students can score well in this section if they will study each topic extensively.

a) 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.

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.

CTET Syllabus 2021 For Language-I

Language 1 will focus on proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. This section is also scoring but it demands proper preparation. It consists of 30 questions and each question carries 1 mark.
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
  • 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

III. CTET Syllabus 2021 For Language-II

Language 2 is also based on basic concepts as Language 1. Language 2 will focus on the elements of language and comprehension abilities. It consists of 30 questions  & each question carries 1 mark.

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

  • 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.

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IV CTET Syllabus 2021 Of Mathematics

The mathematics syllabus is lengthy in nature but the level of questions asked in the exam is moderate. Most questions are asked from the basic arithmetic from 1st to 5th std. It consists of 30 questions. Each correct response carries 1 mark.

Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in CTET 2021 syllabus. Most questions in the CTET exam are framed from the NCERT books of Class 1st to 5th.

a) Content – 15 Questions

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

V. CTET Syllabus 2021 For Environmental Studies

The Environment studies is a very scoring section. This section consists of 30 questions. Each correct response carries 1 mark. It will test the problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the students.
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

  • 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/Aid
  • Problems

CTET Syllabus 2021 For Paper ll

Candidates can also download the CTET Syllabus PDF from the given below table.

CTET Syllabus 2021 For Paper ll (For Classes VI to VIII)

I. CTET Syllabus OF Child Development and Pedagogy-30 Questions
Child development and pedagogy are some of the most crucial subjects for the CTET exam. This is a very conceptual & theoretical subject. It analyzes the candidate’s conceptual understanding. The students can score well in this section if they will study each topic extensively. This section consists of 30 questions. Each correct response carries 1 mark.
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.
  • 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.

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. CTET Syllabus 2021 For Language  l – 30 Questions

Language 1 will mainly focus on proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. This section is also scoring but it demands proper preparation. The language basically depends upon the level of understanding of the Language. This section consists of 30 questions with 1 mark each.

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
  • 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

III. CTET Syllabus 2021 For Language II-30 Questions

Language 2 is also based on basic concepts as Language 1. Language 2 will focus on the elements of language and comprehension abilities.  Here we have listed all the important topics of Language 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

  • 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

IV. CTET Syllabus 2021 For Maths and Science

(i) Mathematics-30 Questions
The mathematics syllabus is lengthy and tough but the level of questions asked in the exam is easy to moderate. Most questions were asked from the NCERT  Class 6th to 8th.

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) CTET Syllabus 2021 OF Science-30 Questions

The science syllabus is lengthy and tough but the level of questions asked in the exam is moderate. Questions are related to the basic understanding of the concepts. It consists of 30 questions. Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus i.e NCERT Class 6th to 8th but the difficulty standard could be up to the senior secondary stage.

a) Content-20 Questions

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • 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

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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

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V. CTET Syllabus OF Social Studies/Social Sciences->60 Questions

This subject includes History, Geography, Polity, Economics, and Pedagogy. This is a lengthy subject. So it demands proper preparation.
Questions will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus i.e NCERT Class 6th to 8th but the difficulty standard could be up to the senior secondary stage. It consists of 30 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

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II. 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

III. 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
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

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CTET Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Pattern –CTET 2021
Paper Name of Subject No.Of      Questions Paper Name of Subject Number   of         Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language I (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Language II (compulsory) and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Mathematics and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30 Mathematics & Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
OR
Social Studies/Social Science and Subject concerned Pedagogy
60
Environmental Studies and Subject concerned Pedagogy 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150
Negative marking No Negative marking No

Note:

  • Maths & Science: For Science Stream Candidates
  • Social Studies: For Humanities Stream Candidates

CTET 2021 Exam Preparation Tips

  • Time-Management: Know your weaker section and focus more on that section. Set the time limit for any topic which you study. Give time to other subjects as well. Manage your time according to the time taking and less time-consuming questions to balance the time in the mains exam.
  •  Practice Mock-Tests/ Daily Quizzes: Mock tests will help you in various ways. It helps you develop the right strategy. Solve some mock tests and revise the previous year’s questions as it can help in maintaining accuracy and speed.

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  • Analyze and learn from the past: Whatever you scored, and however, you performed in the last exam is going to help you a lot. Aspirants think that failure is a setback when it is just one more test drive through the rough roads. You already got the hang of the type of question asked and the time taken by each type of question. So that you can manage your time better this time.
  • Be wise and revise: You must be getting new information from all around you. People trying to help you by pitching new ideas and topics to ease your preparation are actually making it more challenging. Any new data you try to feed your brain as a booster is going to jam it. So, whatever you have learned till now, trust it and revise it thoroughly. Revise daily whatever you learn the previous day.
  • Health should be the priority: Under the COVID-19 breakdown situation, You should take care of your health first and try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every day to make the best use of your knowledge. Avoid pulling an all-nighter a day right before the examination for it affects your ability to concentrate during the examination. You can also try exercising for 15 minutes every day because it gets the blood flowing. It resets your brain, increases blood flow to the brain, and prepares you for critical thinking and retention.
  • Speed and Accuracy: Keep these two words in mind. For any Competitive exam, Speed and Accuracy play a very important role. You have to maintain both if any of it is not followed you might get caught in a mess. You can’t afford to do a blunder of such magnitude. If you feel that a particular question is taking more time than required, better leave it and move to the next question.
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FAQ: CTET Syllabus 2021

Q. Is there any negative marking in CTET?
Ans. There will be no negative marking in the CTET exam.

Q. What is the marking scheme for CTET?
Ans: In the CTET exam, one mark is allotted for each correct answer.

Q. What is the exam date of CTET?
Ans. The exam date of CTET 2021 will be scheduled on1 6th December 2021 or 13th January 2022

Q. How many subjects are there in the CTET exam?
Ans. In CTET Paper 1, comprises five subjects – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. In CTET Paper 2, comprises four subjects – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, and Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences (optional).

 

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