Central Teacher Eligibility Test
Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET Syllabus 2024 - Download CTET Paper 1 and 2 Syllabus PDF

The CTET syllabus for paper 1 and 2 are different from one another. Candidates can download the syllabus by visiting the CTET login page. Further, syllabus plays an important role in CTET preparation.
CTET Syllabus 2024

CTET Syllabus 2024

CTET Syllabus 2024: CBSE CTET syllabus is available to download online at ctet.nic.in. Candidates who are appearing for the CTET examination can visit the official website to check the syllabus. The syllabus is usually mentioned inside the CTET information bulletin. The CTET exam is divided into two parts. Syllabus for paper 1 and paper 2 differs from one another.

CTET paper 1 syllabus includes topics such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. CTET paper 2 syllabus includes Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Candidates who wish to teach students from classes 1 to 5 appear for paper 1, whereas candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 6 to 8 appear for the CTET paper 2. 

CTET Syllabus 2024

CTET syllabus is released by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates who are appearing for CTET exam are advised o first check the syllabus on the CTET official website. In order to score desired marks in the CTET exam 2024, students are advised to go through the CBSE CTET syllabus thoroughly. Before appearing for the exam, candidates must have the CTET syllabus pdf downloaded. There are two papers in the examination - paper 1 and paper 2. Hence, the CTET paper 1 syllabus is different from paper 2.

The CTET exam determines the eligibility of candidates and whether they can become teachers for classes 1 to 8 in government schools such as  KVS, NVS, private schools, schools run by state governments, and others. 

Also Read: CTET Preparation Tips

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 

In this specific section of CTET paper 1, we give you the detailed syllabus released by CBSE for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Candidates should note that the CTET paper 1 is an online exam and tests candidates on the basis of their Language I & II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. 

Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

A) Child Development (Primary School Child) 

  • 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.
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of Children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • The 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.
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

B) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

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

C)Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

 

Language I 

A) Language Comprehension

  • 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

  • A 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
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

 

Language II 

A) Comprehension

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

B) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Remedial Teaching

 

Mathematics 

A) Content 

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

B) Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies for making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Valuation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

 

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

  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & Relation to Science & Social Science

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus

Candidates must know the CTET paper 2 syllabi to prepare well for the exam. Paper 2 is for those candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. Here in this article, we share with you the detailed CTET syllabus for paper 2. 

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • This topic is common in Paper-1 and Paper-2 which is compulsory to be attempted. Through this section, the candidate's knowledge about Child development and the Concept of Inclusive education will be covered. Go through the topics below to understand the syllabus in a clear manner.

A) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • Concepts of child-centred 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.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • 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)

B) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

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

C) Learning and Pedagogy

  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
  • II. Language I Syllabus- 30 Questions
  • To test the candidate's knowledge in the language they have opted for there will be 30 questions in the CTET Paper-I and Paper-II.
  • 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

 

Language I 

A) Language Comprehension

  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability.

B) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A 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
  • Remedial Teaching

 

Language II 

The second language test will be for accessing the candidate's knowledge of the English language. There will be 30 questions in the CTET Paper-I and Paper II.

A) Comprehension

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

B) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resources of the classroom
  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of Language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A 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
  • Remedial Teaching

 

Mathematics and Science 

  • The candidates can check the topics to be covered in the Mathematics and Science section. The questions of Maths should be attempted with tricks and accuracy. There will be 30 questions from Maths and 30 from Science subjects.

Mathematics 

A) Content 

Number System

Knowing our Numbers

Playing with Numbers

Whole Numbers

Algebra

Introduction to Algebra

Ratio and Proportion

Geometry

Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)

Symmetry: (reflection)

Mensuration

Data handling

Negative Numbers and Integers

Fractions

B) Pedagogical issues

Evaluation

Remedial Teaching

Problem of Teaching

Nature of Mathematics/Logical Thinking

Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

Language of Mathematics

Community Mathematics

2. Science 

A) Content 

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 

  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & Objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)

 

Social Studies/Social Sciences

In this subject, the topics are divided into two parts: One includes History, Geography, Social & Political Life and the Second one includes Pedagogical issues. The ratio of questions will be 40:20 respectively.

1. History

A strong catch on historical events, days, and dates to score good marks in this section. The questions will be asked from the below topics

History 

  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence
  • 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
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Rural Life and Society

2. Geography


Though it is difficult for anyone to understand the complete geography of India unless they go deep into it. However, CBSE has included a Geography subject for CTET Paper-II but no worries, you have to prepare only for a few topics that have been provided below.

Geography

  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Agriculture

Social and Political Life

This section will test the candidate's knowledge about its surroundings and the topics that a candidate must be knowledgeable about have been listed below.

Social and Political Life

  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised
  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender

B) Pedagogical issues

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Classroom Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

NOTE:  Apart from checking the CTET syllabus, candidates are advised to check the CTET exam pattern. The exam pattern is released on the official website and it will help the candidate to understand the duration of the exam, whether the exam has negative marking or not and other such topics. 

CTET Previous Year Question Paper 

Apart from syllabus, another important factor for candidates is to check CTET previous year's question paper. This will help students to know the structure of the CTET exam and how much time will they take to complete an examination. Further, candidates can check the CTET previous year's question paper pdf download down below.

CTET Previous Year Question Paper  Paper I and Paper II
January 2024 Download link
August 2023 Download link
December 2022 Download link
January 2021 CTET Paper I
CTET Paper II

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the CTET syllabus change every year?

The CTET syllabus has not witnessed any changes over the years. 

Which section has the highest weightage for the CTET exam?

 In CTET paper 1, Child Development & Pedagogy have the highest weightage, whereas in CTET paper 2, subjects including Mathematics & Science and Social Science/ Social Studies section have the highest weightage.

Who releases the CTET syllabus?

CTET syllabus 2024 is released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 

Where can candidates check the CTET 2024 syllabus?

Candidates can check the CTET 2024 syllabus on its official website. The official portal consists of the official notification which has CTET syllabus for both paper 1 and 2.

When will CBSE CTET exam 2024 be conducted?

The CBSE CTET exam 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on July 7, 2024.

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