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CTET 2019 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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

Updated On - February 12th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

CTET Exam Pattern: The national level exam is conducted at two levels, Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). Both the papers are conducted on a single day in different shifts. Read CTET Syllabus

  • Paper 1: for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to class 5
  • Paper 2: for candidates who wish to teach class 6 to class 8
  • In case candidates wish to qualify for recruitment at both levels, they can appear for both the papers in CTET exam. Download Free CTET Sample Papers
  • Paper 1 consists of 5 section while Paper 2 consists of 4 sections. Candidates have to choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Studies.
  • Candidates securing a minimum 60% and above marks in CTET will be issued eligibility certificate. Check CTET Cut Off

Must Read CTET Preparation Tips

CTET Exam Pattern in Detail

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

CTET 2019 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2

All questions in paper 1 are compulsory. Marks are equally distributed among each section and all questions in Paper 2 is also compulsory but candidates get to choose between section 4 and 5 as per the subject one chooses to teach

Paper IPaper II
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Duration of Exam2.5 hours (150 minutes)2.5 hours (150 minutes)
SectionsChild Development and Pedagogy
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Mathematics
Environmental Studies
Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Mathematics & Science
Social Studies/Social Sciences
Total marks150 marks150 marks
Marking scheme

1 mark for the correct response

1 mark for the correct response
Negative MarkingNo deductionNo deduction

Read CTET Syllabus in Hindi


CTET 2019 Marking Scheme

Both CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 comprise 150 questions and 150 marks. 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 2019

CTET Syllabus 2019 is defined by CBSE. There has been no changes in the syllabus over the years. Paper 1 comprises 5 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Paper 2 has four sections namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies.

  • 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 2019 Paper 1 and Paper 2:

CTET Syllabus Paper 1

SectionTopicNo. 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 2019

CTET Syllabus Paper 2

SectionTopicNo. 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 Mark Recognition Sheet

There are a certain set of instructions which must be followed while handling the Optical Mark Recognition Sheet. Candidates must abide by the instructions given and follow the rules stated regarding Optical Mark Response Sheet at while attempting CTET 2019. Given below are few facts and guidelines related to it.

  • Candidates will find OMR Sheet placed inside the sealed test booklet. The 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 a 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 2019 Exam Day Instructions

Instructions for candidates prior to examination are listed below. Candidates must carefully go through them before sitting for CTET 2019:

  • 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 the admit card to verify the identity of a candidate.
  • Candidates must use ballpoint pen (Blue/Black) only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited and will be rejected.
  • Candidates will mark the answers on the 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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13 Comments
Prerna Agrawal

ctet2019 qualified karne ke liye minimum kitne marks chaiye honge

07 May, 2019 10:34
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Prerna, the cut off of the exam is decided on the basis of students' performance. Thus, when result will be out i.e. in August, after that you will get to know the cut off marks for CTET 2019.

07 May, 2019 11:03
Arjina Shaikh

In which month of every year ctet exam is going to held an when we are going to fill online form

26 Mar, 2019 17:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Arjina, exam will be held on July 7, 2019 (tentatively).

26 Mar, 2019 18:10
Rasna Jain

Hello, CTET k 1 paper Mai child development,hindi english, math, paryavaran ka alava g.s( history geography, polity) to nhi aygi na?

26 Oct, 2018 20:12
Akansha Expert

Hi Rasna, As above mentioned the Exam pattern, you will get the information.

29 Oct, 2018 12:36
Uzair Zakir

I have choose question paper medium english in ctet registration form then ,will i get my question paper in english or both the languages (English and Hindi).

11 Sep, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Uzair, They Provide Exam as Hindi or English Both the Medium, you can go with your Prefer suitable Language.

11 Sep, 2018 13:17
vijayaramaiah obbu

Ctet examination conducted in English and Hindi medium only? Tell me please

28 Aug, 2018 10:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Vijaya, They Provide Exam as Hindi or English Both the Medium, you can go with the suitable Language.

28 Aug, 2018 16:25
Tax India

at the time of online aplly, I have choosen for History and Social Science, Now I want to take Math and Science how can it be done ?

25 Aug, 2018 20:49
Garima Bansal

Hi Sir/Mam, You can wait for the correction date to change the courses.

27 Aug, 2018 17:30
Saurabh Kumar

Hello, Now Graduate with B. Ed. (1 Year Degree course) also eligible for both paper, so which option choose for paper 1 for eligibility criteria

21 Aug, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Saurabh, Please check this link for getting the Eligibility for CTET Paper 1 OR 2.

21 Aug, 2018 11:01
Saurabh Kumar

Now Graduate With B. Ed. (1 Year degree course) also eligible for paper 1????? If yes then which option choose for paper 1 in eligibility criteria

20 Aug, 2018 20:18
Garima Bansal

Hi Saurabh, To get eligibility details for the CTET exam you may check this link:- CTET Exam Eligibility.

21 Aug, 2018 11:36
vaidehi paithankar

I took addimission in b. Ed this year. Can I apply for the ctet primary stage exam? Please reply

19 Aug, 2018 22:54
Garima Bansal

Hi Vaidehi,

Individuals should have any one of the following qualifications in order to fulfill CTET Eligibility 2018. They are given below:

  • Applicants must have passed senior secondary exam or its equivalent with at least 50% marks.
  • They must secure at least 45% marks in higher secondary exam and should have passed the final exam of 2- year diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with NCTE regulations, 2002.
  • An aggregate of at least 50% in higher secondary exam must be obtained.
  • They must be appearing for or have passed the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Minimum score of at least 50% marks in senior secondary must be obtained.
  • Individuals who have done their graduation and have passed or are appearing in the final year of 2 year Diploma in education will also be eligible.

20 Aug, 2018 17:03
Jawed wahab

Sir nios se deeled krra ho tu kya mai ctet apply krskta ho

19 Aug, 2018 16:06
Garima Bansal

Hi Jawed,The candidate must secure at least 45% marks in higher secondary exam and should have passed the final exam of 2- year diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with NCTE regulations, 2002.

20 Aug, 2018 15:00

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