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CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, DELHI

CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST

CTET- FEBRUARY 2015
SYLLABUS

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CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, DELHI
CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST UNIT
PS 1-2, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, I P EXTN., PATPARGANJ, DELHI-110092

for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement. x Addressing the Talented. social context of learning.STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS (Paper I and Paper II) Total time for each paper(I or II) : 2hrs 30 minutes Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage: I. understanding differences based on diversity of language. children’s strategies of learning. how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance. religion etc. gender-bias and educational practice x Individual differences among learners. Specially abled Learners c) Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions x How children think and learn. Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice x Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners. Creative. Parents. x Basic processes of teaching and learning. caste. gender. Peers) x Piaget. gender roles. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions 15 a) Child Development (Primary School Child) Questions x Concept of development and its relationship with learning x Principles of the development of children x Influence of Heredity & Environment x Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher. School-Based Assessment. b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with 5 special needs Questions x Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived x Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties. Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives x Concepts of child-centered and progressive education x Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence x Multi Dimensional Intelligence x Language & Thought x Gender as a social construct. x Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning. ‘impairment’ etc. community. . learning as a social activity.

grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary. scientific. 30 Questions a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension. multilingual resource of the classroom x Remedial Teaching 30 III. function of language and how children use it as a tool x Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form x Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom.learning materials: Textbook. narrative or discursive) 15 b) Pedagogy of Language Development Questions x Learning and acquisition x Principles of language Teaching x Role of listening and speaking. Language I. errors and disorders x Language Skills x Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking. understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process. grammar and verbal ability b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions x Learning and acquisition x Principles of language Teaching x Role of listening and speaking. Language – II Questions a) Comprehension 15 Questions Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension. x Cognition & Emotions x Motivation and learning x Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental II. reading and writing x Teaching. function of language and how children use it as a tool . language difficulties. inference.x x Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ Alternative conceptions of learning in children. multi-media materials. listening.

multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial Teaching Mathematics a) Content Questions x Geometry x Shapes & Spatial Understanding x Solids around Us x Numbers x Addition and Subtraction x Multiplication x Division x Measurement x Weight x Time x Volume x Data Handling x Patterns x Money 30 Questions 15 b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions x Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking.x x x x x x IV Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form. listening. reading and writing Teaching – learning materials: Textbook. understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning x Place of Mathematics in Curriculum x Language of Mathematics x Community Mathematics x Evaluation through formal and informal methods x Problems of Teaching x Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching x Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching . errors and disorders Language Skills Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom. multi-media materials. language difficulties.

IV.1 Relationships 1. integrated EVS x Environmental Studies & Environmental Education x Learning Principles x Scope & relation to Science & Social Science x Approaches of presenting concepts x Activities x Experimentation/Practical Work x Discussion x CCE x Teaching material/Aids Problems 30 15 15 Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: I.3 Animals 1.4 Plants II. Water V. Family and Friends: 1.2 Work and Play 1. Food III. Peers) x Piaget. Things We Make and Do b) Pedagogical Issues Questions x Concept and scope of EVS x Significance of EVS. Environmental Studies Questions a) Content Questions I. Parents. Travel VI. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions x Concept of development and its relationship with learning x Principles of the development of children x Influence of Heredity & Environment x Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher. Shelter IV. Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives x Concepts of child-centered and progressive education x Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence x Multi Dimensional Intelligence x Language & Thought .

understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process. b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5 Questions x Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived x Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties. understanding differences based on diversity of language. inference. gender roles. children’s strategies of learning.x x x x Gender as a social construct. social context of learning. gender. x Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ x Alternative conceptions of learning in children. learning as a social activity. religion etc. narrative or discursive) b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions x Learning and acquisition x Principles of language Teaching x Role of listening and speaking. function of language and how children use it as a tool . Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning. scientific. for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement. grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary. x Addressing the Talented. community. Questions a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension. x Basic processes of teaching and learning. Language I. x Cognition & Emotions x Motivation and learning x Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental 30 II. ‘impairment’ etc. School-Based Assessment. caste. gender-bias and educational practice Individual differences among learners. Creative. how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance. Specially abled Learners 10 Questions c) Learning and Pedagogy x How children think and learn.

reading and writing Teaching. errors and disorders x Language Skills x Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom. listening. errors and disorders Language Skills Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking. multi-media materials. language difficulties. (A) Mathematics and Science:60 Questions (i) Mathematics Questions a) Content Questions x Number System x Knowing our Numbers x Playing with Numbers x Whole Numbers x Negative Numbers and Integers x Fractions 30 20 . multilingual resource of the classroom x Remedial Teaching IV.learning materials: Textbook. multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial Teaching III. function of language and how children use it as a tool x Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form. Language – II 30 Questions 15 a) Comprehension Questions Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension. language difficulties. grammar and verbal ability 15 b) Pedagogy of Language Development Questions x Learning and acquisition x Principles of language Teaching x Role of listening and speaking. multi-media materials. listening. reading and writing x Teaching – learning materials: Textbook.x x x x x x Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form. x Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom.

protractor.x x x x Algebra x Introduction to Algebra x Ratio and Proportion Geometry x Basic geometrical ideas (2-D) x Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D) x Symmetry: (reflection) x Construction (using Straight edge Scale. How things work x Electric current and circuits x Magnets VI. Moving Things People and Ideas V. Food x Sources of food x Components of food x Cleaning food II. Materials x Materials of daily use III. Natural Phenomena VII. Natural Resources 10 30 20 b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions x Nature & Structure of Sciences x Natural Science/Aims & objectives x Understanding & Appreciating Science x Approaches/Integrated Approach x Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science) . The World of the Living IV. compasses) Mensuration Data handling b) Pedagogical issues Questions x Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking x Place of Mathematics in Curriculum x Language of Mathematics x Community Mathematics x Evaluation x Remedial Teaching x Problem of Teaching (ii) Science Questions a) Content Questions I.

Where and How x The Earliest Societies x The First Farmers and Herders x The First Cities x Early States x New Ideas x The First Empire x Contacts with Distant lands x Political Developments x Culture and Science x New Kings and Kingdoms x Sultans of Delhi x Architecture x Creation of an Empire x Social Change x Regional Cultures x The Establishment of Company Power x Rural Life and Society x Colonialism and Tribal Societies x The Revolt of 1857-58 x Women and reform x Challenging the Caste System x The Nationalist Movement x India After Independence 60 40 II.x x x x x V. Innovation Text Material/Aids Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective Problems Remedial Teaching Social Studies/Social Sciences Questions a) Content Questions I. History x When. transport and communication x Resources: Types-Natural and Human x Agriculture . Geography x Geography as a social study and as a science x Planet: Earth in the solar system x Globe x Environment in its totality: natural and human environment x Air x Water x Human Environment: settlement.

Social and Political Life x Diversity x Government x Local Government x Making a Living x Democracy x State Government x Understanding Media x Unpacking Gender x The Constitution x Parliamentary Government x The Judiciary x Social Justice and the Marginalised b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions x Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies x Class Room Processes.III. activities and discourse x Developing Critical thinking x Enquiry/Empirical Evidence x Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies x Sources – Primary & Secondary x Projects Work x Evaluation Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII. please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks .