CTET Syllabus 2023 PDF

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CTET Syllabus

CTET Exam is the eligibility test conducted in two phases – Paper I and Paper II for teacher’s posts. Paper, I will be conducted for the candidates who aspire to become teachers for Classes I to V, and Paper II is conducted for candidates who aspire to become teachers for Class VI to VIII.  

There is no change observed in CTET 2023 Exam Pattern & Syllabus and the detailed CTET syllabus has been detailed in the article as mentioned in the official notification. 

CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted twice every year providing opportunities to lakhs of candidates who are looking forward to beginning their career in the teaching sector.

To score good marks in the CTET Exam, the proper strategy for preparation is mandatory. The updated knowledge of the syllabus is the prior step for beginning the preparation.

This article talks about the complete exam pattern and syllabus for CTET 2023 exam.

A detailed assessment framework with revised competencies, sample blueprints, and sample question papers will be soon released by the CBSE for the candidates who are going to prepare for the CTET 2023 examination. 

CBSE also release a mock test along with practice test centers to make the candidates familiar with the new pattern of examination.

CTET Syllabus 2023

Before beginning with the preparation, the candidate must be aware of everything about CTET Syllabus 2023 and we have provided the details in the below table at a glance.

CTET Syllabus 2023- Highlights
OrganisationCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Name of ExaminationCTET 2023 Exam
Duration of CTET Exam2.5 hours (for each paper)
Language of Exam20 languages
Maximum Marks150 marks (for each paper)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Mode of ExamOnline
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking for wrong answers

CTET 2023 Exam Pattern

Check the CTET exam pattern as this helps to make plans for studying and candidates can get a clear vision of which topic they should focus on more.

• CTET will be conducted in two phases; Paper-I for Class I-V and Paper II for Class VI-VIII.

• There will be 150 MCQs in each paper.

• There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answers.

• For Paper-I, the difficulty level will be of the second stage, and for Paper II, the difficulty level will be of the senior secondary stage.

• CTET Paper-1 is divided into 5 sections: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics, and Environmental Science.

• CTET Paper-2 is divided into 4 sections: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics/Science, or Social Studies. The choice will be available between Maths/Science and Social Studies.

CTET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1

In this section, we have covered the subject-wise detailed syllabus as released by CBSE for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is important for the candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming CTET Exam to be updated with the latest syllabus to save both time and hard work. Bookmark this page for CTET Syllabus and cover the syllabus topic-wise.

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023 (Classes I to V)

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023
Subjects/ TopicsQuestionsMarks
I. Child Development and Pedagogy3030
II. Language – I3030
III. Language – II3030
IV. Mathematics3030
V. Environmental Studies3030

The Paper I exam of CTET is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their Language I & II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. Let’s have a look at CTET Syllabus 2023 for the Primary Stage (Classes I-V ):

I. Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Primary School Child): 15 Questions

  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the Development of Children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  7. Critical Perspective of the Construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  12. The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. 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

  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

  1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  5. Cognition & Emotions
  6. Motivation and learning
  7. 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

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resources of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

III. Language II Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Comprehension: 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of Language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors, and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  8. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resources of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

IV. Mathematics Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Content: 15 Questions

  1. Geometry
  2. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  3. Solids around Us
  4. Numbers
  5. Addition and Subtraction
  6. Multiplication
  7. Division
  8. Measurement
  9. Weight
  10. Time
  11. Volume
  12. Data Handling
  13. Patterns
  14. Money

b) Pedagogical issues: 15 Questions

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies for making meaning and learning

  1. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  2. Language of Mathematics
  3. Community Mathematics
  4. Valuation through formal and informal methods
  5. Problems of Teaching
  6. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  7. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

V. Environmental Studies Syllabus- 30 Questions

a) Content: 15 Questions

I. Family and Friends:

• Relationships

• Work and Play

• Animals

• Plants

II. Food

III. Shelter

IV. Water

V. Travel

VI. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues: 15 Questions

  1. Concept and scope of EVS
  2. Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  3. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  4. Learning Principles
  5. Scope & Relation to Science & Social Science
  6. Approaches of presenting concepts
  7. Activities
  8. Experimentation/Practical Work
  9. Discussion
  10. CCE
  11. Teaching material/Aids
  12. Problems
Language English
No. of Pages8
PDF Size1 MB
CategoryEducation
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