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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) December 2021

Updated On : 10 Mar, 2022

CTET OVERVIEW

Central Board of Secondary Education has released the official notification of CTET December 2021, Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The application for the form filling process will be has been active from September 20th on its website i.e @www.ctet.nic.in. All the candidates can fill online application form for the CTET notification 2021 Exam till 19th October 2021.

Exam Highlights

Exam Name

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

SessionDecember 2021
Department

Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.

Exam LevelCentral
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Date

16th December 2021 to 13th January 2022

Application ModeOnline
Exam Shifts2
Exam Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Language20
Exam CentreAll Over India
ValidityLife Time

CTET HOW TO APPLY

  • STEP 1: Log on to CTET official website Click Here.
  • STEP 2: Go to the link “Apply Online” and open the same.
  • STEP 3: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No.
  • STEP 4: Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature
  • STEP 5: Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card and net banking.
  • STEP 6: Print Confirmation page for record and future reference. 

Fee-

CATEGORY

Only Paper - I or II

Both Paper - I & II

General/OBC (NCL)

Rs.1000/- 

Rs.1200/-

SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person

Rs.500/-

Rs.600/-

GST as applicable will be charged extra by the Bank.

Mode of Payment:

  • Remittance through E-Challan by depositing the prescribed fee in CTET Exam Fee Account with Canara Bank. – Payment by Canara Bank e-Challan.
  • By Online mode (Payment by Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking).

CTET ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

CTET Eligibility 2021 For Paper-I

12th (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education(D.El.ED)/4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/Diploma in Education (Special Education).

OR

12th (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education(D.El.ED)

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

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CTET Eligibility 2021 For Paper-II

Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education.

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1- year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)/B.Ed. (Special Education).

OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)

OR

12th (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR

Any candidate having a qualified B.Ed Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET.

CTET EXAM SCHEDULE & PATTERN

THE SCHEDULE OF CTET- DECEMBER, 2021 IS GIVEN BELOW:

Dates of Examination

Shift

Timing

Exam Duration

16-12-2021

TO

13-01-2022

SHIFT- I

09.30 AM TO 12.00 NOON – Computer Basted Test (CBT) Mode only

2.30 HOURS

SHIFT- II

02.30 PM TO 05.00 PM - Computer Basted Test (CBT) Mode only

2.30 HOURS

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks 

(v) Environmental Studies 

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :

Duration of examination - Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

(v) Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher - either (IV) or (V)

60 MCQs




60 MCQs

60 Marks 




60 Marks 

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

CTET SYLLABUS

Paper I (for classes 1 to V) Primary Stage

Subjects

Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) 15 Questions:

• 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

• 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

• 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

Language I

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions 

• 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

• 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

Language - II

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

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

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions 

• 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

Mathematics

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions

• 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

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods

• Problems of Teaching

• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

Environmental Studies

• Family and Friends: Relationships Work and Play Animals Plants ii. Food iii. Shelter iv. Water v. Travel vi. Things We Make and Do b) Pedagogical Issues 15 Questions

• 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

Subjects

Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy 

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions

• 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

• 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

• 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

Language I 

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

• 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 

• 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

Language-II 

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

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

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

• 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

Mathematics and Science

(i) Mathematics 30 Questions

& bull; Number System • Knowing our Numbers • Playing with Numbers • Whole Numbers • Negative Numbers and Integers • Fractions v Algebra • Introduction to Algebra • Ratio and Proportion v Geometry • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D) • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D) • Symmetry: (reflection) • Construction (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 • Problem of Teaching 

i) Science 30 Questions

 a) Content 20 Questions  Food • Sources of food • Components of food • Cleaning food  Materials • Materials of daily use  The World of the Living  Moving Things People and Ideas  How things work • Electric current and circuits • Magnets  Natural Phenomena  Natural Resources b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions • 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 

Social Studies/Social Sciences

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 

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  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

b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

• 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 PREPARATION TIPS

Be thorough with the syllabus:  Go through the CTET syllabus and see what all topics are included under each section of the Exam. Categorize your strength and weakness, to find out which topics are easy and which are difficult.

Make a timetable:  The next step is to create a proper and realistic timetable. Separate time slots should be allotted for each of the sections. More time should be spent on the section that you find difficult and less time on your strong sections.

Understand Child Development Pedagogy (CDP):  One of the most important and most scoring sections of CTET is Child Development Pedagogy (CDP). There will be 15 questions in each section from CDP. 

Important topics of CDP for CTET are:

(i) Theories of Intelligence

(ii) Theories of Child Development

(iii) Learning Theories

(iv) Intelligence Theories

(v) Assessment & Evaluation

(vi) Concept of Psychology

CDP Weightage:

Paper-I: 60%

Paper-II: 53% 

Practice diligently:  Previous year papers are important to excel in the CTET exam.

Time management is the key:  This is the most important aspect and to hone this skill, CTET aspirants are advised to use timer while solving Previous Year Questions.

Work on your weakness:  While practicing you will be able to know about your weakness and stronger sections. So that there are no chances of mistakes in the exam.

Improve your writing skills:  You need to improve your reading skills, as some questions in CTET exams are very long. You need to learn how to scan questions fast and understand them well. 

Revise NCERT books:  Aspirants are advised to must revise the NCERT Books up to grade VIII (elementary level), to understand the concept better.

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