Child Development And Pedagogy: Study Material, Notes for Teaching Exams

By : Banaani Vishwas

Child Development & Pedagogy is one of the most important subjects for CTET & State TET Exams. Most of the candidates are afraid of this section because it has a vast syllabus and theory. This is a very conceptual & theoretical subject and students can score well in this section by clarifying all the concepts of the subject.Please note that it is just a myth that you cannot score well in the Child Development & Pedagogy section. If you clarify all the concepts and theories, you will surely be able to achieve well in this section. Understanding concepts can be challenging without appropriate information and study material.

Weightage of Child Development & Pedagogy in TET Exams

CDP has a great weightage from an exam point of view. It is included in all exams including CTET, UPTET, HTET, REET and other STET Exams. Check the given below table to know the examination-wise weightage of the Child Development & Pedagogy Subject:


Total Marks

Total Questions

CTET Paper 1

30 Marks


CTET Paper 2

30 marks


UPTET Paper 1

30 Marks


UPTET Paper 2

30 marks


UTET Paper 1

30 marks


UTET Paper 2

30 marks


REET Paper 1

30 marks


REET Paper 2

30 marks


MP TET Paper 1

30 marks



30 marks



30 marks



30 marks


Topic-wise Distribution of Child Development & Pedagogy in TET Exam

Child Development and Pedagogy is the common subject for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in all TET exams. In the TET exam, 30 questions are included from the Child development and pedagogy section. Below is the table of topic-wise CDP distribution in TET exams. Candidates must check the topic wise distribution mentioned in the below table to prepare for the exam.


Marks Distributions

Child Development (Theories of Child Development, Learning theories, Intelligence theories, Assessment & Evaluation, Concept of Psychology)

15 Questions

In this section, you need to study more about thinkers and their ideologies. The questions which were asked were mainly based on the Ideology & Principles of Thinkers.

The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

5 Questions

In this section, you need to put more focus on the special attributes made for special children. Most of the questions are based on the behavior of the teacher in the case of the special child.

Learning and Pedagogy

10 Questions

Here, mainly the questions are derived from the pedagogy of child behavior.

Study Materials for CDP Subject

Here is the list of all-important Child Development & Pedagogy study materials which are very useful for all kinds of TET exams.

CDP Topic Name

Child development Notes on Intelligence theories

Concept of Development

Basic Concept of CDP

Aspect of CDP

Socialization processes

Important Theories of Child development

Notes on Gender as a social construct

Assessment and Evaluation Study Notes

Principles of Child Development

Development and its relation to learning

Influence of Heredity & Environment

Constructs and Critical perspectives Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky

Child-Centered and Progressive Education

Child development Notes on Special Needs

Cognition and Emotion

Child Development Notes on Learning Disabilities

Short Notes on Learning Development Theories

Notes on Motivational Learning

Notes on Children Thinking

Method of Teaching

Thinking and Learning

Children Strategies of Learning

Suggested Booklist of CDP Subject for TET Exams

Here are some of the best books for the preparation of CTET, UPTET, REET, HTET, HPTET and other STET Examinations. Check the list given below:

  • Child Development & Pedagogy for Paper-1 and Paper-2 by Disha Publication
  • Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) Hindi Edition by Tyagi Renu
  • Success Master for Paper-1 and Paper-2 by Arihant Publication.
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