CTET Mathematics Syllabus for Paper 1 & Paper 2

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

CTET Mathematics Syllabus: Central Board of Secondary Education administers the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). It is now very essential to secure a teaching job in central public and private schools. Thus, it’s important to start smart preparation with the help of the best study material and awareness of the complete syllabus. 

CTET Maths syllabus plays an important role in the exam. Candidates should know each module clearly to maximum marks in the exam. Check out the complete information concerned with the CTET Maths Syllabus for both Paper 1 & Paper 2 below.

CTET Maths Syllabus for Paper 1

Paper 1 in CTET is conducted to check the teaching eligibility of the candidates for the Primary Level. Maths is a scoring subject and candidates should be well acquainted with the syllabus to hold a good command of this subject. Apart from the syllabus, they should have an understanding of the CTET exam pattern as well. 

CTET Paper 1 Mathematics Syllabus 

a) 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 the 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

Download: CTET Syllabus Paper 1 PDF

CTET Mathematics Syllabus for Paper 2

Candidates who want to apply for Upper Primary Level (Class 6 to 8) Teaching Exam must have a CTET certificate which is issued after passing Paper 2. The level of Mathematics questions in Paper 2 is good as compared to the questions in Paper 1. So, candidates must first check CTET Syllabus for Paper 2 and then prepare a preparation strategy. The Paper 2 Mathematics syllabus is divided into two parts i.e. Content and Pedagogical Issues. 

1. Content

  • Number System: Knowing our Numbers, HCF & LCM, Whole Numbers, Negative Numbers and Integers, and Fractions.
  • Algebra: Basic Concept of Algebra, Question-Related to Algebraic Equation, and Ratio & Proportion.
  • Geometry: Basic geometrical ideas (2-D), Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D), Symmetry: (reflection), and Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses).
  • Mensuration: Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, Triangle, Circle, and Rectangle/Square. 
  • Arithematics: Time & Work, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, and Ratio & Proportion

2. Pedagogical Issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching

Download: CTET Syllabus Paper 2 PDF

Resources to Prepare CTET Mathematics Syllabus

Mathematics is a common subject in both CTET Paper-1 and Paper-2. It includes subject pedagogy, arithmetic questions, advanced math questions, Nambethe system, and application-based questions, etc.

In each paper, 15 questions are asked from the content part and 15 questions are asked from pedagogy. Students should answer the question from the topic in 30 minutes so that they get enough time to answer the questions from other sections.

  • NCERT books for Classes 6 to 8 are the most important resource to prepare for Mathematics.
  • Candidates can start solving questions from NCERT books from now onwards. Make short notes of important concepts and formulas and practice quizzes based on Mathematics.
  • They can refer to the best CTET books to take their level of preparation to second to none. 
  • They can check CTET Maths Preparation Tips & Strategy to draw up a nice study plan. 
  • The final thing that candidates should consider is to practice more and more questions. They must solve the questions from the CTET previous year question paper. More practice will assist in developing a better understanding of the questions.
  • They can solve CTET mock test as well as sample papers, which are the best sources of preparation.
  • Since there is no negative marking for wrong answers candidates should attempt as many questions as possible. It will boost the overall score in CTET result.
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