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CTET 2019 Study Tips: Check Nature & Standard of Questions asked in Teachers Eligibility Test

CTET 2019 Preparation Tips: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting 12th Edition of CTET Exam on 8 December 2019. Check here the nature and standard of questions asked in the Central Teachers Eligibility Test. 

Sep 5, 2019 09:40 IST
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CTET December 2019
CTET December 2019

CTET 2019 Preparation Tips: Check here the nature & standard of questions asked in the Central Teachers Eligibility Test and get familiar with the type of questions asked in the exam and their difficulty level. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the 12th Edition of CTET on 8th December 2019 for making the candidates eligible for appointment as a teacher for Classes I to VIII. CTET qualified candidates are eligible for seven years to apply for teaching jobs across India. Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) December 2019 application process is active on the official website ctet.nic.in. Eligible candidates can apply for the CTET December 2019 exam till 18th September. 

CTET December 2019 Details: Know Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cutoff & Result

CBSE will conduct the CTET exam in two shifts for Paper-I & Paper-II. Candidates, who intend to teach Classes I-V, need to appear for CTET Paper-I (Primary Teachers) and those who intend to teach Classes VI-VIII need to appear for Paper-II (Elementary Teachers). In both the papers, a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked. Each question carries one mark. There will be no negative marking. The total duration of the CTET examination will be Two-and-a-half hours. 

CTET Exam Schedule 2019

Have a look at the exam schedule of both Paper 1 and Paper 2:

Date Of Examination

PAPER

TIMING

DURATION

8 December 2019

PAPER-I

9.30 AM to 12.00 PM

2.30 Hours

8 December 2019

PAPER-II

2.00 PM to 4.30 PM

2.30 Hours

Nature & Standard of Questions asked in the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET)

The Central Teachers Eligibility Test is conducted in Pen & Paper Mode (Written). All the questions are Objective type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question has four alternatives, out of which one answer will be correct or appropriate. In order to make candidates familiar with the type of questions asked in the CTET exam, we have provided here the nature and standard of questions asked in each section of Paper 1 & Paper 2.

CTET Paper-I (Classes I to V)

The CTET Paper 1 is conducted for candidates who wish to teach classes 1st to 5th. A total of 150 MCQs are asked from five different sections - Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics and Environmental Science. Before scrolling down for the type of questions asked in the CTET Paper-I, have a look at the Exam Pattern:

Subject

Number of MCQs

Marks

Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30

30

2.5 Hours

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

2.5 Hours

Nature & Standard of Questions asked in Paper-I

- In Child Development and Pedagogy section, questions will be focused on the educational psychology of teaching and learning application for 6-11 years age group. The questions will test the understanding of the candidates about the needs of diverse learners, interaction with children and the qualities of a good teacher.

- Language I will test the candidate’s proficiency in the language chosen as a medium for providing instructions.

- Language II questions will be based on elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

- In Mathematics and Environmental Studies sections, questions will be asked to test candidates’ knowledge of concepts, their problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. Their subject knowledge will be tested on the Syllabus of Classes I-V as prescribed by the NCERT.

CTET Paper-II (Classes VI to VIII)

In Paper 2 of the Central Teachers Eligibility Test, a total of 150 questions will be asked from Child Development & Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science (For Maths & Science Teacher) and Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher). Before having a look at the nature and standard of questions asked in the CTET Paper-II, first have a glance through the Paper 2 Exam Pattern:

Subject

Number of MCQs

Marks

Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30

30

2.5 Hours

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60

60

Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

2.5 Hours

Note: For any other subject teacher, it is compulsory to attempt either of the last two sections.

Nature & Standard of Questions asked in Paper-II

- In Child Development and Pedagogy section, questions will be focused on the educational psychology of teaching and learning application for 11-14 years age group. The questions will check the understanding of the candidates about the needs & psychology of diverse learners, interaction with children and the qualities of a good teacher.

- In Language I, questions will be asked to test the candidate’s proficiency in the language chosen as a medium for providing instructions.

- Language II questions will be based on elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

- In Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science sections, questions will test candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts, their problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. A total of 60 questions will be asked in this section. Candidates’ subject knowledge will be tested on Syllabus of Classes VI-Vlll as prescribed by the NCERT.

Difficulty Level of Questions asked in CTET Paper I & II

The questions asked in the CTET are based on the topics and syllabus as notified by the CBSE in the CTET Notification. The candidates are tested on their understanding of syllabus prescribed by the NCERT for Classes I – VIII. The difficulty level or standard of the questions could be up to the Senior Secondary stage. As per the past trends, the questions asked in the CTET examinations are generally ‘Easy to Moderate’ or ‘Moderate’ level. To know more about the CTET exam difficulty level, check the exam analysis of CTET July exam:

CTET 2019 Paper 1 & 2 Exam Analysis (Section-wise): Easy to Moderate

Note: Candidates need to select two different languages for Language I & Language II sections of both Paper 1 and Paper 2. You can choose from the list of 20 languages:

Language

Code

Language

Code

Language

Code

Language

Code

English

1

Gujarati

6

Marathi

11

Sanskrit

16

Hindi

2

Kannada

7

Mizo

12

Tamil

17

Assamese

3

Khasi

8

Nepali

13

Telugu

18

Bengali

4

Malayalam

9

Oriya

14

Tibetan

19

Garo

5

Manipuri

10

Punjabi

15

Urdu

20

 

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