CTET - Central Teacher Eligibility Test


CTET 2014 – Central Teacher Eligibility Test acronym as CTET is conducted by CBSE Delhi for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes 1 to VIII.

Central Teaching Eligibility Test is compulsory for becoming eligible to apply for Job of a teacher in the Government as well as private schools. Candidates desirous to take teaching as a profession in schools after completing their B.Ed are supposed to clear CTET or Teacher Eligibility Test.

CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government including:

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
  • NVS,
  • Tibetan Schools, etc to name a few and

schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET. Besides schools owned and managed by the State Government and local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET in case it is not conducting the STET.

 

CTET Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications for Classes I-V

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2 – year Diploma in Elementary Education  or equivalent OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final 2 – year Diploma in Elementary Education or equivalent), in accordance with the NCTE Recognition Norms and Procedure. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2 – year Diploma in Education (Special Education)

Important:

  1. Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior Secondary level is admissible for SC/ST/Differently abled Candidates.
  2. For this year only, a candidate with BA/B.Sc/B.Com. with at least 50% marks and B.Ed qualification shall also be eligible for test for classes I to V, provided he/she undergoes, after appointment, an NCTE recognized 6-month special program in Elementary Education.

Minimum Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII

  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com and passed or appearing in final 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education  or its equivalent OR
  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1  year Bachelor in Education(B.Ed OR
  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education B.Ed, in accordance with the NCTE Recognition Norms and Procedure. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education B.El.Ed OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 4-year BA/B.Sc. (Ed) or B.A. (Ed.)/B.Sc. (Ed.) OR
  • B.A./B.Sc/B.Com with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. A diploma/degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

Important:  There will be a relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior secondary level is admissible for SC/ST and Differently abled Candidates.

 

CTET Syllabus

CTET will consist of question from the following given syllabus

Syllabus of Paper I -for classes I to V- Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy    - 15 Questions in All -
 
a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • 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 in All -

  • 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 in All -

  • 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    - 30 Questions in All -

a) Language Comprehension - 5 Questions in All -

  • 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 in All -

  • 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

III. Language -II - 30 Questions in All -

a) Comprehension - 15 Questions in All -

  • 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 in All -

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

c) Pedagogical issues - 15 Questions in All -

  • 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

IV. Mathematics

 a) Content

  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

V.Environmental Studies

a) Content

1. Family and Friends:

  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants

2. Food
3. Shelter
4. Water
5. Travel
6. Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues

  • 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

I. Child Development and Pedagogy   - 30 Questions in All -

a) Child Development for Elementary School Child - 15 Questions in All -

  • 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 in All -

  • 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 in All -

  • 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.  - 30 Questions in All -

a) Language Comprehension - 15 Questions in All-

  • 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 - 5 Questions in All -

  • 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

III. Language- II  - 30 Questions in All -

a) Comprehension  -15 Questions in All -

  • 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 in All -

  • 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

IV. (A) Mathematics and Science: - 60 Questions in All -

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)
  • Constructions (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
  • Problems of Teaching

2. Science  - 30 Questions in All -

a) Content  -20 Questions in All -

I Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

II. Materials

  •  Materials of daily use

III. The World of the Living

IV. Moving Things People and Ideas

V. How things work

  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets

VI. Natural Phenomena

VII. Natural Resources

b) Pedagogical issues - 10 Questions in All -

  • 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

V. Social Studies/ Social Sciences  - 60 Questions in All -

a) Content  - 40 Questions in All -

(i) 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

(ii) 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

(iii) 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

c) Pedagogical issues - 20 Questions in All -

  • 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

 

CTET Pattern

All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions- MCQs- carrying one mark each with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct.

Note: There will be no negative marking.

CTET consists of two papers:

Paper I for teacher interested for classes I to V.
Paper II for teacher intended  for classes VI to VIII.

Note: However a person interested for both levels will have to appear in both the papers Paper I and Paper II

Paper I  (Compulsory)  2-1/2 hour duration

Topic No of Question Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

 

Nature and Level of Questions:

  1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  2. The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  3. The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  4. The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes’ I-V, by the NCERT/CBSE.
  5. The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes’ I-V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII)  2-1/2 hour duration

Topic No of Question Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30

a.For Mathematics and Science teacher only
Mathematics and Science

60 60
b.For Social studies/Social Science Teacher only
Social Science
60 60
For any other teacher Either a or b
   

Nature and Level of Questions:

  1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  2. The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.
  3. The Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  4. The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.
  5. The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI- VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.

Important:The question paper shall be either in English or in Hindi.

 

CTET Exam Dates

CTET is normally held twice in a year usually in the month of September and January.



How to apply for CTET?

Interest candidate can apply Only Online by visiting the official website of  CBSE/CTET. After registration the confirmation form should be sent to CBSE/CTET unit after affixing a passport size photograph and sugnature in the space provided, in an envelope of size 12" x  9" superscribed in bold letter "Application for CTET July 2015 by registerd/speed post so as to reach before the closing date to:

The Assistant Secretary(CTET)
CBSE
PS 1-2, Institutional Area, 1P Extension
Patparganj, Delhi-110092 

 

CTET Exam Fee

CTET Exam Fee will be as follows:

Category Paper 1 or Paper 2 Paper 1 and 2
General/OBC Rs.600 Rs.1000
SC/ST/Diff. Abled Rs.300 Rs.500
CTET 2014

CTET 2014 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • 1st Jul, 2014

Last Date for Online Submission of Application Form

  • 4th Aug, 2014

Last Date for Submisison of Fee

  • 6th Aug, 2014

Availability of Admit Card

  • 12th to 19th Aug, 2014

Date of Exam

  • 21st Sep, 2014

CTET 2014 (I)was held on:

  • 16th Feb, 2014 
CTET Notifications 2014
Only 2% qualified in CTET 2014
Posted on: 26-Mar-2014
CTET result to be declared on Friday
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