Analysis of CTET papers, conducted on February 2016

Feb 22, 2016 10:44 IST

    Ultimately, CTET exam 2016 is over. Both papers were conducted successfully by CBSE on Feb. 21, 2016. The papers conducted were as follows:
    (a)Paper I (Primary Stage): Passing this paper is the essential qualification to be teachers of Classes I to V.
    (b)Paper II (Elementary Stage): Passing this paper is the essential qualification to be teachers of Classes VI to VIII
    (Note: Candidates who intent to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both papers (Primary and elementary Stage).
    I hope all hardworking candidates must be happy as the overall level of both papers was good. Both the papers were analyzed after the end of the exam which was based on the feedback of readers. The main conclusions drawn are as follows:
    (a)Analysis of Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:  It was conducted during 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The overall level of this paper was moderate. There were 150 multiple choice questions and the maximum marks were 150 which was as expected. The English language was slightly tough. On the other hand, a lot of questions from environmental studies were quite easy. Overall, this paper was an average one. The complete analysis is as follows:

    S. No.


    No of MCQs*

    Maximum Marks

    Level of difficultly


    Child Development and Pedagogy





    Language I (English)



    Slightly tough


    Language II (Hindi)










    Environmental Studies







    (b) Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: It was conducted during 9:30 am to 12 pm on Feb. 21, 2016. The overall level of this paper was moderate too. There were 150 multiple choice questions and the maximum marks were 150, which was as expected. The paper II can be summarized as follow:

    S. No.


    Difficulty level/ analysis


    Child Development & Pedagogy


    No of questions : 30

    The level of difficulty was moderate. Broadly, we can divide the paper as follows:

    Chromosome and Heredity: 3 questions

    Learning: 2 questions

    Psychology: 2 questions

    Intelligence and Personality: 3 questions

    Development: 2 questions

    Pedagogy: 18



    Language I

    No of questions : 30

    Language I (English): The difficulty Level was above moderate.

    The questions were asked from Antonyms, Synonyms,

    Correction of sentences, Phrases and related to Grammar

    Few questions were from Pedagogy too.

    Language I (Hindi): If, candidates have Hindi as language I, the level was moderate. There were questions based on a paragraph as well as from a poem. Few question were from pedagogy and a good number was from grammar.



    Language II

    No of questions: 30

    Language II (Hindi): It was little easier as compared to English (language I). Two paragraphs were there. A good number of questions were from grammar section.

    If a candidate has Language II as English, there were around 15 questions from two paragraphs and few were from grammar related and a good number from pedagogy too.



    Mathematics and Science

    (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

    No of questions: 60

    The difficulty level of science part was above average (towards tougher side). Science section can be divided into following parts:

    Biology: 10 questions

    Physics: 7 questions

    Chemistry: 9 questions

    Pedagogy: 4 questions

    The level of Mathematics questions was also good.

    Advanced Mathematics: 10 questions

    Geometry and Mensuration: 6 questions

    HCF & LCM: 2 questions

    Pie Chart and Probability: 1 question from each

    Compound Interest: 2 question

    Number system: 2 questions

    Pedagogy: 6 questions


    Social Studies/Social Science

    (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

    No of questions : 60

    The level of difficulty was average/ Moderate. We can divide the question papers into following parts:

    History: 11 questions

    Geography: 10 questions

    Polity: 10 questions

    General awareness based questions: 8 questions

    Pedagogy: 22 questions


    Total Number of question: 150

    Overall, it was a moderate paper with a good mix of easy, moderate and slightly tough (science and mathematics) multiple choice questions.  Hardworking candidates having good preparations will score well. We wish you all the best.

    CTET February 2016: Quiz

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