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CBSE CTET Exam Syllabus 2015 Exam Pattern

CBSE CTET Exam Syllabus 2015 Exam Pattern CTET exam syllabus 2015 for paper 1 and paper 2 is out now. Students who are interested to attempt the upcoming exam should check this CTET syllabus 2015 by going through the official website. Central board of secondary education (CBSE) is the first educational board that was set up in India. Many schools and colleges were affiliated to this board all over India. Along with exams at the end of academic year for the students they also conduct various other examinations for eligibility top various job role. Central teacher eligibility test (CTET) is the competitive examination that was held to the candidates who want to appoint as a teacher for class 1 to class 8. Students by having a look at CTET exam pattern 2015 will come to know the type of questions and sections in which they are required to answer the question. Many more details about the CTET exam paper 2 syllabus 2015 are  given in the article below.

CBSE CTET Exam Syllabus 2015 Exam Pattern

CTET Syllabus 2015 Paper-I exam pattern:

Subjects No. of Questions Positive Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 questions 150 Marks

CTET Syllabus 2015 Paper-II exam pattern:

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
For Mathematics and Science teacher 60 MCQs 60 Marks
For Social Science teacher: 60 MCQs 60 Marks
For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)
Total 150 questions 150 Marks

PAPER I :
Paper I will be for a person who intends to be
a teacher for classes I to V.

PAPER II :
Paper II will be for a person who intends to be
a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note:
A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels
(classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear
in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

CTET exam pattern 2015

  • Questions will be objective type multiple choice.
  • There will be no negative marking
  • Exam duration: 2 hours 30 min (Paper 1 and paper 2 separately)
  • Paper 1 number of questions asked: 150
  • Paper 2 number of questions asked: 150

CTET Feb 2015 Syllabus

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage:

1) Child Development and Pedagogy : 30 Questions
a)Child Development (Primary School Child) : 15 Questions
b)Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with
special needs : 5 Questions
c)Learning and Pedagogy : 10 Questions

2) Language I : 30 Questions
a)Language Comprehension : 15 Questions
b)Pedagogy of Language Development : 15 Questions

3)Language – II : 30 Questions
a)Comprehension : 15 Questions
b)Pedagogy of Language Development : 15 Questions

4)Mathematics : 30 Questions
a)Content :15 Quests
b)Pedagogical issues : 15 Questions

5)Environmental Studies : 30 Questions
a)Content : 15 Questions
b)Pedagogical Issues : 15 Questions

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

1)Child Development and Pedagogy : 30 Questions
a)Child Development (Elementary School Child) : 15 Q
b)Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with
special needs : 5 Quest
c)Learning and Pedagogy : 10 Questions

2)Language I : 30 Q
a)Language Comprehension : 15 Q
b)Pedagogy of Language Development : 15 Questions

3)Language – II : 30 Questions
a)Comprehension : 15 Questions
b)Pedagogy of Language Development : 15 Questions

4) A) Mathematics and Science:60 Questions
Mathematics : 30 Questions
a)Content : 20 Questions
b)Pedagogical issues : 10 Questions

Science : 30 Questions
a)Content : 20 Questions
b)Pedagogical issues : 10 Questions

5)Social Studies/Social Sciences : 60 Questions
a)Content : 40 Questions
b)Pedagogical issues : 20 Questions

CTET Structure And Content of Syllabus 2015

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage :
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Mathematics
  • Language – I
  • Environmental Studies
  • Language – II
Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Language – I
  • Social Studies/Social Sciences
  • Language – II

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage :

Child Development and Pedagogy [30 Questions]

a) Child Development (Primary 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-centered 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.
  • 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 Questions
[5 Questions]

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

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

Mathematics [30 Questions]

a) Content
[15 Questions]

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

b) Pedagogical issues
[15 Questions]

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoningpatterns 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

Language I [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
  • 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

Language II [30 Questions]

a) Comprehension
[15 Questions]

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question 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
  • 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

Environmental Studies [30 Questions]

a) Content
[15 Questions]

  1. Family and Friends:
    1.1 Relationships
    1.2 Work and Play
    1.3 Animals
    1.4 Plants
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Water
  5. Travel
  6. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues
[15 Questions]

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

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :

Child Development and Pedagogy  [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-centered 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.
  • 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, understandingchildren’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Mathematics and Science [60 Questions]

1. Mathematics [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

2. Science [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

Language I [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
  • 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

Language I[30 Questions]

a) Comprehension
[15 Questions]

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question 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
  • 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

Social Studies/Social Sciences [60 Questions]

a) Content
[40 Questions]

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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