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CTET Exam Paper 2 Syllabus

May 10, 2017 16:05 IST

    CTET Syllabus 2017The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced that from now on CTET exam would be held only once in a year. This decision enhances the importance of the exam as there would be only chance in a year instead of two chances. So it is important to be familiar with the syllabus of the exam.
    By keeping this in view, we have given the entire syllabus for Paper II of CTET:

    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. (A) 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

    I. Food  Sources of food•  Components of food•  Cleaning food• II. Materials  Materials of daily use• III. The World of the Living IV. Moving Things People and Ideas V. How things work  Electric current and circuits•  Magnets• VI. Natural Phenomena VII. 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

    I. 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• II. 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• III. 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•

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