CTET Syllabus 2021

CTET Syllabus 2021

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CTET Syllabus 2021

CTET Syllabus 2021 will be soon released by CBSE at the official site. Candidates can now go through the latest CTET exam pattern and the syllabus for Paper-I and Paper-II. Get the details of the pattern, syllabus and all the important topics which are necessary from the CTET notification. The CTET 2021 exam date and admit card will be issued after the release of the CTET 2021 Notification. You must hold accurate knowledge of all the topics of CTET 2021 syllabus. Below we have shared with you the complete CTET syllabus in Hindi and English for Paper 1 & Paper 2. Candidates can also download the CTET Syllabus PDF at the end of this page.

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Check CTET syllabus in Hindi (सी.टी.ई.टी/सीटेट सिलेबस व परीक्षा पैटर्न हिंदी में). It will be beneficial for the candidates who find the English language a little more challenging then Hindi. Candidates can also download the CTET 2021 syllabus PDF in Hindi through the link given at the end of the article.

Important Details of CTET 2021

  • The CTET exam will be held in the following languages:
    English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Bangla, Manipuri, Tamil, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Khasi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tibetan, Garo, Assamese, Gujarati, Kanada
  • The CTET will be objective in nature
  • For each correct answer, candidates will get one mark
  • There is no negative marking for the incorrect answers
  • It is necessary to attempt all the sections, as there is no negative marking
  • In Paper-2, the fourth section is chosen by candidates. Candidates can opt for the subject that they later want to teach.

Please note that the CTET exam syllabus is almost the same for the subjects that are common in Paper 1 & 2. Variation is in the difficulty level of the questions that will be asked in both Paper-1 & 2. We will start with the important details of CTET 2021 and then proceed to the syllabus detail. You can read the CTET preparation strategy to help with CTET.

CTET Paper-I: Overview of CTET Paper 1 Syllabus

Here is the overview of the CTET 2021 syllabus for paper-1, which will give you an idea about the sub-division and the marking scheme of each subject.

Subject

Important topics

Number of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development
  • Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

30

30

Language-II

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

30

30

Mathematics

  • Numbers system, Mathematical Operations(Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division), Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, 
  • Pedagogical issues

30

30

Environment Studies

  • Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel
  • Pedagogical Issues

30

30


You can get a better understanding of the syllabus and types of questions asked in the exam from CTET previous year question papers. You can also keep reading from the suggested list of best books for the exam and cover the syllabus in detail.

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CTET 2021 Syllabus for Paper-I

CTET Paper-I syllabus includes five subjects which are- Child development and pedagogy, Hindi language, English language, environment studies and mathematics. Each section will have 30 questions of 1 mark each There is no negative parking hence try to attempt all the questions. We have provided the syllabus in detail with all the topics that need to be prepared for CTET. All the subjects include two major sections one is basic content or language part and the other is the pedagogy of the respective subject.

Note: The Syllabus is same as the last year.

1. CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  • 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.
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

(b) The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • 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

  • 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
  • The 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

2. CTET Language-I Syllabus

(a) Language Comprehension

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one the poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition.
  • Principles of Language Teaching.
  • Role of listening and speaking; the 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 resources of the classroom.
  • Remedial Teaching.

3. CTET Language-II Syllabus

(a) Language Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with the question of comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition.
  • Principles of Language Teaching.
  • Role of listening and speaking; the 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
    • disorders.
  • Language Skills.
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency
    • speaking
    • listening
    • reading and writing.
  • Teaching-learning materials
    • Textbook
    • multi-media materials
    • multilingual resources of the classroom.
  • Remedial Teaching.

4. CTET Syllabus for Maths

(a) Math Content

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

(b) Pedagogical issues

  • 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

5. CTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies

(a) EVS Content

  1. Family and Friends:
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  1. Food

iii. Shelter

  1. Water
  2. Travel
  3. Things We Make and Do

(b) Pedagogical Issues

  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • The significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches to presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems

CTET Paper-II: Overview of CTET Paper 2 Syllabus

Here is the overview of paper-2, this will brief you about the marking scheme and sub-division of topics in CTET 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

30

30

Language-I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

30

30

Language-II

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

30

30

Mathematics

  • Numbers system, Algebra, Geometry
  • 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
  • Pedagogical Issues

30

30

Social Studies

  • History, Geography, Social and Political Life
  • Pedagogical Issues

60

60

CTET 2021 Paper-II Complete Syllabus

I. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus(30 Questions)

(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-centred 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. 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 (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. Language-II Syllabus (30 Questions)

(a) Comprehension (15 Questions)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with the 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. Mathematics Syllabus (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

(V) Science Syllabus  (30 Questions)

(a) Content (20 Questions)

Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

Materials

  • Materials of daily use

The World of the Living

Moving Things People and Ideas

How things work

  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets

Natural Phenomena

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

VI. Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 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

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

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
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources - Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

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  • Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is responsible for prescribing the syllabus for CTET.

  • No. it is not necessary that the syllabus changes every year. This year's syllabus is the same as the last year's.

  • As mentioned in the official notification the passing marks are 90 (60%) for general category and 82 (55%) for reserved categories.

  • Yes, the syllabus for both paper-1 and paper-2 is largely the same. The nature of the questions, however, differs in both the papers. 

  • As per the expert analysis, Child development and pedagogy us considered being the most scoring. But again, the result depends on the candidate's hard work and dedication. Once you have command over the basics each subject can feel easy to score.

  • CTET Paper-1 has five subjects: child development and pedagogy, language-1, language-2, mathematics, environmental studies. Whereas CTET Paper-2 has four: child development and pedagogy, language-1, language-2, social studies/science & mathematics.

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