Central Teacher Eligibility Test ( CTET ) Entrance Examination

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd Aug, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

  1. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;
  2. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
  3. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

CTET Entrance Examination 2019 Exam Syllabus

CTET 2018 Syllabus:
CTET 2018 Syllabus is defined by the CBSE. There are two papers in CTET exam. Paper 1 will be based on the subjects taught in classes 1 to 5, while Paper 2 will include questions from the class 6 to 8. CTET 2018 will be held on December 09, 2018 for providing teaching jobs to meritorious candidates in various central and state government schools.

  • Syllabus for CTET will be of Secondary School level.
  • Questions on topics studied from Class 1 to Class 8 of CBSE affiliated schools will be asked.
  • The total obtainable marks in both papers of CTET are 150.
  • It will be conducted in both Hindi and English language.
  • Negative marking will not be applicable to this exam.

CTET 2018 Paper 1 Syllabus:

CTET 2018 Paper 1 is conducted for aspirants seeking employment in the Primary classes of schools. It will consist of 5 compulsory sections.

  • The syllabus for the exam is as decided by CBSE every year.
  • This year, it is speculated that CTET Exam Pattern and Syllabus may undergo some significant changes this year.
  • As of now, the question paper will be divided into 5 sections- Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.
  • Each section will consist of 30 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Questions will be asked in the form of MCQs. No penalty will be charged for marking wrong answers in CTET 2018.
  • The questions on topics covered throughout classes 1 to 5 will be asked in this paper.
  • However, participants should note that the difficulty level of questions may be up to secondary school level.
  • The examiners will also frame questions to test the teaching aptitude of candidates.

The important topics for each section are mentioned below:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
    • Development of a Primary School Child
    • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
    • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Language 1 and Language 2
    • Language Comprehension
    • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
    • Solids around Us
    • Numbers
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Measurement
    • Weight
    • Time
    • Volume
    • Data Handling
    • Patterns
    • Money
    • Pedagogical issues
  • Environmental Studies
    • Family and Friends
    • Relationships
    • Work and Play
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Food
    • Shelter
    • Water
    • Travel
    • Things We Make and Do
    • Pedagogical issues

CTET 2018 Paper 2 Syllabus:

CTET 2018 Paper 2 is conducted for individuals seeking employment in the Elementary classes of schools. It will consist of 4 compulsory sections. They will have an option in the fourth section which aspirants should opt as per the subject they wish to teach.

  • The 4 sections covered in Paper 2 are- Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/ Science.
  • The first 3 sections will consist of 30 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Fourth section will have 60 questions of 1 mark each.
  • The questions asked will be in the form of MCQs.
  • Questions on topics studied throughout classes 6 to 8 will be asked in this paper.
  • The difficulty level of questions will be of the senior secondary level.

The important topics for each section are mentioned below:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy:
    • Development of an Elementary School Child
    • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs?
    • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Language 1 and Language 2
    • Language Comprehension?
    • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Mathematics and Science
    • Mathematics Number system,
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Mensuration
    • Data Handling Pedagogical issues?
    • Science Food
    • Materials
    • The world of the living
    • Moving things, people and ideas
    • How things work
    • Natural phenomena and resources
    • Pedagogical issues
  • Social Studies
    • History
    • Geography
    • Social
    • Political Life
    • Pedagogical issues

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