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CTET 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2, Question Papers

Updated On - April 7th 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

CTET 2018 will be conducted at two levels, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to class 5 will appear for Paper 1 while for class 6 to class 8 they must appear for Paper 2. In case candidates wish to qualify for recruitment at both levels, they can appear for both the papers in CTET.

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Both papers will have Multiple Choice Questions to be solved within 180 minutes. Differently abled candidates will be given a compensatory time of 50 minutes. All sections are compulsory in Paper 1 whereas candidates can choose between 2 sections in Paper 2.

Given below are quick highlights of CTET Exam Pattern:

  • Candidates can choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Science in Paper 2.
  • A correct response will gain 1 mark whereas there is no negative marking for an incorrect response.
  • A separate question paper will be provided for visually impaired candidates.
  • A person with more than 40% disability will be allowed to keep a scribe.

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

CTET Exam Highlights
Paper 1 is conducted forClass 1 to Class 5
Paper 2 is conducted forClass 6 to Class 8
Time duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2150 minutes
MediumHindi and English
Type of questionsObjective type questions
Syllabus

As recommended by CBSE

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CTET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

CTET comprises 2 papers for Primary and Elementary Stage teacher eligibility test. The exam pattern has been given below for both the papers:

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper 1

All questions in paper 1 are compulsory. Marks are equally distributed among each section.

Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Duration of Exam2.5 hours (180 minutes)
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 marks)
Language I (30 marks)
Language II (30 marks)
Mathematics (30 marks)
Environmental Studies (30 marks)
Total marks150 marks
Marking scheme1 mark for correct response
Negative MarkingNo deduction

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper 2

All questions in Paper 2 is also compulsory but candidates get to choose between section iv and v as per the subject one chooses to teach.

Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Duration of Exam2.5 hours (180 minutes)
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy (30 marks)
Language I (30 marks)
Language II (30 marks)
Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 marks
Total marks150 marks
Marking scheme1 mark
Negative MarkingNo deduction

CTET 2018 Marking Scheme

CTET Paper 1 comprises 150 questions to be asked from five sections. Paper 2 covers five sections from which, 150 questions are asked. Details pertaining to subjects covered and number of questions asked have been tabulated below:

Paper 1: Teacher for Class I to Class V

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 Questions150 Marks

Paper 2: Teachers for Class V to VIII

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language I (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Language II (compulsory)30 MCQs30 Marks
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)60 MCQs60 Marks
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)60 MCQs60 Marks

CTET Syllabus 2018

The CTET Syllabus 2018 is as defined by CBSE. Paper 1 comprises 5 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

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Paper 2 has four sections viz. Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies.

  • Questions asked in both the papers are compulsory.
  • Paper 1 is for primary school teaching therefore; the level of questions will be related to class 1- 5.
  • Similarly, paper 2 is conducted for elementary school teaching, hence, questions will be of class 6- 8 level.

Find below the syllabus for CTET 2018 Paper 1 and Paper 2:

CTET Syllabus Paper 1

SectionTopicNumber of questions
Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of a Primary School Child15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 questions each)Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
MathematicsContent (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.)15
Pedagogical issues 15
Environmental StudiesContent (environment, food, shelter, water, family and friends, etc.)15
Pedagogical Issues15

Check  Complete CTET Syllabus 2018

CTET Syllabus Paper 2

SectionTopicNumber of Questions
Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of an Elementary School Child15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5
Learning and Pedagogy10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 questions each)Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics and ScienceMathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues20
Pedagogical issues10
Science Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources20
Pedagogical issues10
Social StudiesHistory, Geography, Social and Political Life40
Pedagogical issues20

Use of Optical Response Sheet

There are certain set of instructions which must be followed while handling the Optical Response Sheet. Candidates must abide by the instructions given and follow the rules stated regarding Optical Response Sheet at while attempting CTET 2018. Given below are few facts and guidelines related to it.

  • Candidates will find OMR Sheet placed inside the sealed test booklet. Seal must be opened only after the announcement by the invigilator.
  • Code like A, B, C or D printed on OMR sheet will be same as mentioned in the test booklet.
  • OMR Sheet will be scanned on an optical scanner. Candidates should ensure that OMR Sheet is not folded.
  • Do not write your Roll number anywhere except in specified space in OMR sheet.

Side 1 of OMR sheet contains following columns which are to be filled clearly and accurately with ball point pen (blue/black). Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

  1. Roll Number
  2. Name of the candidate
  3. Father’s Name
  4. Centre Number
  5. Name of the Examination Centre
  6. Subject offered for Paper-II (Only in case of Paper-II)

Side 2 of OMR Sheet contains the following columns:

  1. Roll Number
  2. Main Test Booklet Number
  3. Language Supplement Booklet Number
  4. Language Supplement Booklet Code
  5. Subject offered for Paper-II(Only in case of Paper-II)
  6. Language in which you have attempted the questions
  7. Signature of the candidate

CTET 2018 Exam Day Instructions

Instructions for candidates prior to examination are listed below. Candidates must carefully go through them before sitting for CTET 2018:

  • The test will start exactly at the time mentioned on CTET Admit Card.
  • Candidate will be asked to open the seal of the Test Booklet five minutes before the commencement of paper.
  • Check carefully that Test Booklet Code printed on Side 2 of OMR Sheet is same as printed on Test Booklet.
  • Immediately report the matter to invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and OMR Sheet in the case of any discrepancy.
  • During the examination, invigilator will check admit card to verify the identity of a candidate.
  • Candidates must use ball point pen (Blue/Black) only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited and will be rejected.
  • Candidates will mark the answers on OMR sheet only after the announcement of the invigilator.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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