CTET FAQs 2019: CTET Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Salary - Frequently Asked Questions

CBSE is likely to release the CTET Admit Card 2019 this week. Applicants can download their admit cards from the official website - ctet.nic.in. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in context of CTET 2019 admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, CTET teacher salary, Question and Answers and much more.

Jun 17, 2019 15:01 IST
    CTET FAQs 2019
    CTET FAQs 2019

    CTET 2019: The CBSE is likely to release the CTET Admit Card 2019 this week. Applicants can download their admit cards from the official website - ctet.nic.in. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019 exam will be conducted on July 7, 2019 for the recruitment of eligible teachers in the Government schools. Candidates, who intend to teach in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya or any other Central School, should start preparing for the CTET 2019 exam. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in context of CTET 2019 Admit Card, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, CTET 2019 result date, CTET teacher salary, and much more.

    1. What is Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

    Answer: The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the CBSE to appoint skilled teachers for Primary level and Upper Primary level. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the CTET exam to the CBSE.  

    2. How many times the CTET Exam is conducted in a year?

    Answer: The CBSE conducts the CTET examination twice in a year in July and December.

    3. How Can I apply for CTET 2019?

    Answer: Candidates need to fill the Online Application Form to apply for the CTET 2019 examination. Here is the procedure to fill the CTET 2019 application form:

    STEP 1: Visit official website www.ctet.nic.in

    STEP 2: Click “Apply Online”

    STEP 3: Fill in the Online Application Form by entering personal details and get the Registration Number.

    STEP 4: Upload Photograph and Signature in the prescribed format

    STEP 5: Pay examination Fee by e-challan or debit card/credit card/net banking

    STEP 6: Print Confirmation page

    4. What is the Application Fee for CTET 2019 exam?

    Answer: The CTET 2019 application fee Details are:

    Paper

    General/OBC

    SC/ST/PwD

    Only Paper I or II

    Rs 700

    Rs 350

    Both Paper I & II

    Rs 1200

    Rs 600

    5. What are the Important Dates of CTET 2019 exam?

    Answer: The Important Dates of CTET July 2019 exam are:

    Event

    Date

    Start date of filling Online Application Form

    5 February

    Last Date to fill application form

    3 March

    Release of CTET Admit Card

    Will be released soon

    CTET 2019 Exam Date

    7 July

    Result declaration

    July 2019

    Dispatch of Certificates

    July 2019

    6. When will be the CTET 2019 Admit Card released?

    Answer: CTET 2019 Admit Card will be released soon this week by the CBSE on the official website ctet.nic.in.

    7. How many papers are conducted in CTET?

    Answer: There are two Papers in each CTET examination:

    • Paper I: For Primary Stage (Class I to V)
    • Paper II: For Elementary Stage (Class VI to VIII)

    If a candidate intends to teach all the classes from I-VIII, he/she has to appear in both the Papers.

    8. Is there a negative marking in CTET 2019 exam?

    Answer: There will be no negative marking in the CTET 2019 exam.

    9. What is the salary of CTET teachers?

    Answer: The average pay scale of primary teachers (class I to class V) is around Rs 1,50, 000 per year and secondary teachers (class V to class VIII) is around Rs 2, 30,000 per year.

    10. When will be the CTET 2019 Result declared?

    Answer: The CTET 2019 Result will be declared on the official website www.ctet.nic.in within 6 weeks of the date of examination.

    11. What is the age limit of CTET exam 2019?

    Answer: The minimum age limit to apply for CTET 2019 Exam is 18 years. However, there is no upper age limit.

    12. What is difference between CTET & TET?

    Answer: TET stands for ‘Teacher Eligibility Test’. It is conducted by the States and the TET qualified candidate can teach primary and secondary school students of only that particular state. On the other hand, the CTET is the ‘Central Teacher Eligibility Test’ conducted by the Central Government. The CTET qualified candidates are eligible to teach primary and secondary class students of any central government school across the country.

    13. What is the CTET 2019 exam schedule?

    Answer:

    Paper

    Timing

    Duration

    Marks

    Paper-I

    9.30 AM to 12.00 PM

    2.30 hours

    150

    Paper -Ii

    2.00 PM to 04.30 PM

    2.30 hours

    150

    14. What is the CTET 2019 exam pattern for Paper-I?

    Answer: Candidates who intend to teach Classes I to V need to appear for Paper I. The CTET 2019 exam pattern for Paper-I is:

    Subject

    Number of Questions (MCQs)

    Marks

    Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

    30

    30

    Language I (Compulsory)

    30

    30

    Language II (Compulsory)

    30

    30

    Mathematics

    30

    30

    Environmental Studies

    30

    30

    Total

    150

    150

    15. What is the CTET 2019 exam pattern for Paper-II?

    Answer: Paper II will be for candidates who intend to teach Classes VI to VIII. The CTET 2019 exam pattern for Paper-II is:

    Subject

    Number of Questions (MCQs)

    Marks

    Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

    30

    30

    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

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

    16. What will be the language of CTET 2019 Question Paper?

    Answer: The CTET 2019 Question Paper will be bilingual – Hindi or English

    17. What are the Qualifying Marks for CTET Exam 2019?

    Answer: Candidates who score 60 percent or more in the CTET 2019 exam will be considered as CTET pass and will be awarded with the CTET qualifying certificate.

    18. What is the Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate?

    Answer: The Validity Period of CTET Certificate is of 7 years from the date of declaration of result.

    19. Can the candidates request for Rechecking or Re-evaluation of the OMR Answer sheet?

    Answer: No, the candidates cannot request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets which are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinised.

    20. How many attempts can a candidate make for CTET?

    Answer: There is no limit on number of attempts for appearing in the CTET exam. Even the candidate, who has qualified the CTET once, can re-appear for the exam.

    21. Can candidates appear for Paper I & II separately?

    Answer: Yes, candidates can appear in Paper-I or Paper-II in different cycles.

    22. What is the eligibility criterion for CTET 2019?

    Answer: Here are the minimum qualifications for becoming appearing in Paper I & Paper II:

    Primary Stage – Any One Of These

    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)

    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.

    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).

    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)*.

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

    Elementary Stage - Any One Of These

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

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

    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.

    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).

    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.

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

    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.

    23. What is the CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper I?

    Answer: The CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper II (for classes VI to VIII - Elementary Stage) is:

    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: 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

    24. What is the CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper II?

    Answer: The CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper II (for classes VI to VIII - Elementary Stage) is:

    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;

    • 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

    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

    Hope these FAQs were useful & informative for you!

    Source: ctet.nic.in

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