CTET 2020 SYLLABUS

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    CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 and 2, Exam Pattern, Books and Preparation Tips

    Lokesh Gupta Lokesh Gupta
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    CTET Syllabus is determined by CBSE comprising of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 and Language 2, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. There are two Papers in CTET 2020 with different Exam Patterns, difficulty level, and syllabus.

    • Paper-I is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
    • Paper-II is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. 
    • CTET Syllabus for Paper I is based on the topics prescribed for classes 1 – 5. For Paper II, the syllabus is of the Elementary stage. Download CTET Previous Years’ Question Papers
    • A person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to VIII have to appear in both the papers. 
    • Candidates scoring 60% marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate by the board. Check CTET Cutoff

    Read the complete article to learn about exam pattern, important topics, recommended books and preparation tips for Paper 1 and Paper 2. 


    CTET Syllabus for Paper 1

    CTET 2020 Paper 1 is conducted for aspirants willing to become teachers of primary classes. The syllabus for Paper 1 is as decided by CBSE every year. Section-wise distribution is tabulated below: 

    Sections NameNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Child Development & Pedagogy3030
    Language I3030
    Language II3030
    Mathematics3030
    Environmental Studies3030
    Total150 MCQs150 Marks

    Read How to Prepare Child Development and Pedagogy Section?

    Nature and Standard of Questions

    • The 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.
    • Language I section will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
    • Language II section will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

    List of Languages and Code are as follows:

    LanguageCodeLanguageCodeLanguageCodeLanguageCode
    English01Gujarati06Marathi11Sanskrit16
    Hindi02Kannada07Mizo12Tamil17
    Assamese03Khasi08Nepali13Telugu18
    Bengali04Malayalam09Oriya14Tibetan19
    Garo05Manipuri10Punjabi15Urdu20
    • 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. Read How to Prepare Mathematics for CTET 2020?
    • The questions on topics covered throughout classes 1 to 5 will be asked in this paper. However, participants should note that the difficulty level of questions may be up to the secondary school level.

    The important topics for each section are mentioned below:

    SectionsTopicsNumber of Questions
    Child Development and PedagogyDevelopment of a Primary School Child15
    Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5
    Learning and Pedagogy10
    Language 1 and Language 2 (30 Questions each)Language Comprehension15
    Pedagogy of Language Development15
    MathematicsContent (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.)15
    Pedagogical issues15
    Environmental StudiesContent (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.)15
    Pedagogical Issues15

    CTET Books 2020 for Paper 1

    CTET Paper 1 preparation books
    Book namePublisher/ Author’s name
    CTET Success Master Paper 1Arihant Publications
    CTET and TETs English LanguageArihant Publications
    Study Guide for CTET Paper 1Disha Publications

    Read Best Books to Prepare for CTET 2020

    CTET Preparation Tips for Paper 1

    • Aspirants must refer NCERT Books of class 1 to 5 to know the exact syllabus. They must read the ‘Note for Teachers’ given at the beginning of each textbook. This can help them in the child pedagogy section.
    • Candidates should be quick in solving questions related to comprehension and prose. For this, they must understand the content and draw inferences from it.
    • Solve mock papers to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam.
    • Solve mathematical problems regularly. Though the syllabus is up to class 5, the difficulty level may go up to class 10. Hence, remember formulae and work on your speed and accuracy.
    CTET Sample Papers, CTET Practice Papers

    CTET Syllabus for Paper 2

    Paper 2 of CTET 2020 is conducted for individuals willing to become teachers for Elementary classes. It will consist of 4 compulsory sections. They will have an option in the fourth section which aspirants should opt as per the subject they wish to teach. Section-wise distribution is tabulated below:

    Sections NameNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Child Development & Pedagogy3030
    Language I3030
    Language II3030

    Mathematics and Science
    OR

    Social Studies/ Social Science

    6060
    Total150 MCQs150 Marks

    Nature and Standard of Questions

    • Child Development and Pedagogy section will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners, the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
    • Language I section will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
    • Language II section will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page

    List of Languages and Code are as follows:

    LanguageCodeLanguageCodeLanguageCodeLanguageCode
    English01Gujarati06Marathi11Sanskrit16
    Hindi02Kannada07Mizo12Tamil17
    Assamese03Khasi08Nepali13Telugu18
    Bengali04Malayalam09Oriya14Tibetan19
    Garo05Manipuri10Punjabi15Urdu20
    • Mathematics and Science OR Social Studies/Social Science section will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each while Social Science solely will carry 60 marks weightage. 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.
    • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as aptitude level could be up to the Senior Secondary stage. Check CTET 2020 Exam Pattern

    The important topics for each section are mentioned below:

    SectionsTopicsNo. 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 Comprehension15
    Pedagogy of Language Development15
    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

    CTET Books 2020 for Paper 2

    CTET Paper 2 Preparation books
    Books NamePublisher/ Author’s name
    CTET and TETs Solved PapersArihant Publications
    CTET Success Master for Paper 2Arihant Publications
    Child development and PedagogyShalini Punjabi
    CTET Practice WorkbookDisha Publications

    CTET Preparation Tips for Paper 2

    • Candidates are advised to read the pedagogy questions carefully. Sometimes, the questions are twisted to confuse them.
    • Revise mathematical concepts and formulae regularly. Devise short tricks to solve the problems in the least time possible. This will only be possible if aspirants practice a lot.
    • Stick to NCERT textbooks. Make pointers of concepts learnt in science. Sometimes mere logic can also help us arrive at answers.
    • For historic events, remember the events that take place in a series.

    Read CTET 2020 Preparation Tips


    *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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    MD ASAD PERWEZ

    I am a student of final year B. Tech Computer Science and I want to apply for CTET. I want to be a computer science teacher. Please tell me the process.

    13 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Asad, as per now, you are not eligible for this exam as candidate must have pursued either of B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed to be eligible for CTET exam. You can check the eligibility criteria of the exam in detail from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

    13 Feb, 2020 12:30
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    Vijaya GIRISH Bajaj

    Hi.. I have completed PGDFM

    24 Jan, 2020 12:55
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vijaya, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates appearing in this exam must have passed either of B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed from a recognized university along with graduation or post graduation.

    01 Feb, 2020 10:46
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    Umesh dabas

    ctet exam prepation paper 2 subject mathe n science.how I prepare ctet paper 2

    24 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Umesh, you can check some of the preparation tips from here: CTET Preparation Tips

    24 Dec, 2019 11:32
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    Virender Kumar Thakur

    Hi I have completed my graduation in 2014 with 65% in B.sc botany honers and now I have applied for b.ed as well so next year can I apply for ctet exam and after clearing the exam how much time it will take for getting a posting in school.

    25 Sep, 2019 16:49
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Virender, yes, you may apply for CTET next year. CTET makes you eligible to apply for teaching posts but does not guarantees you a job.

    26 Sep, 2019 16:27
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    Renuka

    Am I Eligible for CTET exam if i have enrolled and got college allotment ??

    10 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Renuka, no, allotment to college would not satisfy the eligibility criteria for CTET exam. You can check the Eligibility Criteria in detail for the exam from here.

    10 Sep, 2019 11:27
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    Nazneen Shaikh

    l have passed my graduation by 40% $ BEd by 57% Can l apply for CTET

    30 Jul, 2019 18:46
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    Akhil Pasanth

    Hi Nazneen, Please refer to this Eligibility Criteria link related to your query.

    31 Jul, 2019 12:50
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    SHYMA R

    I have Done MSc /( regular course) but have BEd (distance education} Can I apply for CTET

    05 Mar, 2019 20:21
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shyma, yes, you are eligible to apply for the exam.

    05 Mar, 2019 21:13
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    Vikas bhamu

    Sir ,i am from rajasthan...i have passed graduation 48% with B.ed...can i apply CTET ...plz sir..reply

    28 Feb, 2019 19:49
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vikas, yes, you are eligible for CTET.

    28 Feb, 2019 20:53
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    Uzma Rana

    Sir Maine paper 1 k liye apply kiya hai.. Isme minimum qualification me 5 option diya hua hai.. Konsa choose Krna hai..plz guide.. Main B.Sc ki hun aur B.ed 2 nd year me hun.. Plz help me

    01 Sep, 2018 10:17
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    Garima Bansal

    Hi Uzma, To get information regarding to query you may check this link:- Ctet Eligibility.

    03 Sep, 2018 10:38
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    ATHIRA RAMADAS

    SIR I AM AN MCA GRADUATE,ACCORDING TO MY INFO AS PER RULES WE DOESN'T NEED A ADDITIONAL B.Ed QUALIFICATION.SO WHETHER IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND C-TET FOR COMPUTER TEACHER PGT ,IF SO WHAT WILL BE THE SYLLABUS?WHAT ARE PAPERS SHOULD I APPROACH BOTH 1&2?

    23 Aug, 2018 00:20
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    Garima Bansal

    Hi Athira,The basic eligibility for CTET 2018 is a graduation or a 2-year diploma in elementary education with minimum 45-50% marks.for other information please check the official website.

    23 Aug, 2018 11:05

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