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CTET 2018: Online Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Papers & More

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CBSE CTET 2018 - Central Teacher Eligibility Test
CBSE CTET 2018 - Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET 2018 exam date is declared at ctet.nic.in. The exam date for CTET 2018 is 09 December 2018 (Sunday). The last date for submitting the online application of CTET 2018 is over and now candidates have enough time for preparation. Complete detail about CTET 2018 is available in this article.

Table of contents:

CTET 2018 Exam Dates and Schedule

CTET 2018: Exam Pattern  

• CTET 2018 Exam Pattern Paper I

• CTET 2018 Exam Pattern Paper II

CTET Syllabus 2018

• CTET Syllabus 2018 Paper I

• CTET Syllabus 2018 Paper II

CTET Previous Year Papers

CTET 2018 Online Application Form: How to apply

CTET 2018: Eligibility Criteria (age limit)

CTET 2018: Fees Details

Complete details about CTET 2018 are given below

CTET 2018 Important Dates and Exam Schedule

Events

Dates

CTET 2018 Exam Date December 9, 2018

Submission of On-line application through CTET website www.ctet.nic.in

1st August 2018 (Wednesday) to 27 August 2018 (Monday)

Last Date for submission of online application

form

27th August 2018 (Monday) upto 17:00 hrs

Last Date for submission of fee through E-challan or Debit/Credit Card

30th August 2018 (Thursday) before 3:30 PM

Final verification of payment of fee by the candidates

4th September 2018 (Tuesday)

On-line Corrections if any, in the Particulars

uploaded by the candidate

06-09-2018 (Thursday) to 10-09-2018 (Monday)

( No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after this date)

Identity proof to be brought by the candidates to the examination centre

Downloaded Admit Card and valid ID Proof (any of the following) documents such as “PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License etc.

Exam Schedule

Paper II (Expected in mid of September 2018)

09.30 AM to 12.00 PM

2:30 HOURS (Duration)

Paper I (Expected in mid of September 2018)

02.00 PM to 04.30 PM

2:30 HOURS (Duration)

Detailed Schedule for Paper II and Paper I

Events

Paper II

Paper I

Date of Examination

Mid of September (Expected)

Mid of September (Expected)

Entry in the Examination Centre

8:00 AM

12:30 PM

Checking of Admit Cards

09: 00 AM to 09:15 AM

01:30 PM to 01:45PM

Distribution of Test Booklet

09:15 AM

01:45 PM

Seal of the Test Booklet To be

Broken/Opened to take out the Answer Sheet

09:25 AM

01:55 PM

Last Entry in the Examination Centre

09:30 AM

02:00 PM

Test Commences

09:30 AM

02:00 PM

Test Concludes

12:00 PM

04:30 PM

CTET 2018: Exam Pattern

There will be 2 paper of CTET 2018. All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with 4 alternatives out of which one answer will be correct.

Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking

Paper I

For a person who intents to be a teacher for classes 1st to 5th

Paper II

For a person who intents to be a teacher for classes 6th to 8th

A candidate who intents to be a teacher for both levels (Classes 1st to 5th and Classes 6th to 8th) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

• CTET 2018 Exam Pattern Paper I

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage: (Exam Duration – 2½ hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

Child Development and Pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Environmental Studies

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

Nature and Standard of Questions (Paper I)

The test items on 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.

The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

The Test items in Language II 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.

Language options would be English, Hindi and Sanskrit only. Candidate may choose only two languages from English, Hindi and Sanskrit only.             

The Test items in 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

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

 

• CTET 2018 Exam Pattern Paper II

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: (Exam Duration – 2½ hours)

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

1. Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

2. Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

3. Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

4. Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

or

5. Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Nature and Standard of Questions (Paper II)

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy 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 and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction

The Test items in Language II 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. Language options would be English, Hindi and Sanskrit only.

The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science 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. 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 linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

CTET 2018: Syllabus – Paper I and Paper II

Detailed CTET Syllabus (2018) for Paper I and Paper II is given below:

CTET Syllabus 2018 Paper I

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

(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 – 5 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

II. Language I - 30 Questions

(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

III. Language – II - 30 Questions

(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

IV. Mathematics - 30 Questions

(a) Content - 15 Questions

• 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

V. Environmental Studies - 30 Questions

(a) Content - 15 Questions

i. Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships

1.2 Work and Play

1.3 Animals

1.4 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

CTET Syllabus 2018 Paper II

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) - Elementary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

(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

II. Language I - 30 Questions

(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

III. Language  II - 30 Questions

(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

IV. Mathematics and Science - 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics - 30 Questions

(a) Content 20 Questions

Number System

• Knowing our Numbers

• Playing with Numbers

• Whole Numbers

• Negative Numbers and Integers

• Fractions

Algebra

• Introduction to Algebra

• Ratio and Proportion

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

(ii) 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

(ii) 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

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences - 60 Questions

(a) Content 40 Questions

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 Previous Year Papers

Previous years’ papers are one of the best recourses for the preparation of CTET 2018. Jagranjosh.com has provided a number of CTET previous years’ papers. You can access these previous years’ papers from the links given below:

CTET Question Papers: Solved

CTET Question Papers of Paper I

CTET Question Papers of Paper I & Paper II

CTET 2018 Online Application Form: How to apply

STEP 1: Log on to CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in.

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

STEP 6: Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

CTET 2018: Eligibility Criteria (age limit)

The following persons are eligible for appearing in the CTET

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V:

Primary Stage

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

OR

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII: Elementary Stage

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

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

OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed.

(Special Education)*.

OR

Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.

Note: There are relaxation criteria for candidates belonging to reserved category

CTET 2018: Fees Details

Complete Details about Examination fee for CTET 2018 is given below:

Category

Only Paper – I or II

Both Paper – I & II

General/OBC

Rs. 700

Rs. 1200

SC/ST/Differently Abled Person

Rs. 350

Rs. 600

GST as applicable will be charged extra by the Banks

Fee once remitted shall not be refunded or adjusted for future test under any circumstances.  

Jagranjosh.com will soon provided latest sample papers for the preparation of CTET 2018. You can also refer important articles from the links given below

Teacher Eligibility Test: Complete Study Material

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