CTET Social Science Syllabus for Paper 2 Exam 2021: Download PDF

By Karishma Singh|Updated : November 9th, 2021

CTET 2021 notification out now. The candidates who have decided to appear for the CTET 2021 Paper-2 Social Studies exam should prepare themselves following the syllabus. BYJU'S Exam Prep is here with the complete syllabus for Paper-II Social Studies which includes History, Civics, Geography and Pedagogical issues. Candidates can check CTET Paper - 2 Social Studies complete detail from here.

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2021

S.No.SectionNumber of QuestionMarksTotal Time
1Child development & Pedagogy3030

150 Minutes


2Language - 13030
3Language - 23030
4Science & Mathematics OR Social Science6060
Total150150

CTET Paper-II Complete Syllabus (Social Studies) (60 Questions)

Content Part (30 Questions)

I. History Section

  • 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 Section

  • 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

II. Social and Political Section

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalized

II. Pedagogical Issues (30 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

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