CTET Exam Tips and Strategies for Paper I - Primary Stage (for Classes I to V)

Oct 30, 2015 16:15 IST

    CTET Exam Tips and Strategies for Paper I - Primary Stage (for Classes I to V) could crucial for the candidates aspiring for it. Each time more than lacs of candidates from all India appear the teacher certification test, named Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) which is being organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Delhi twice a year. CBSE has been organising CTET Exam usually in the months of February and September since the year of 2011.

    The candidates qualify the test apply to various schools of central as well as state government schools across the country.

    With CTET exam two different levels have been decided, one, determining eligibility for primary school teacher, i.e. for classes I to V, and second for teacher for classes VI to VIII. Accordingly, there are two papers, Paper –I and Paper-II in CTET exam respectively. Candidates interested in pursuing their career in primary school teacher (i.e. for classes I to V) should attempt Paper – I, while those who want to teach in classes VI to VIII, should attempt Paper –II.

    Jagranjosh is providing CTET Exam Tjps and Strategies for Paper I - Primary Stage (for Classes I to V) for the candidates preparing for this exam, as below-

    Exam Scheme of CTET Paper I

    Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage: Duration of examination-2.30 hours

    (i) Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 MCQs/30 Marks
    (ii) Language I (compulsory) - 30 MCQs /30 Marks
    (iii) Language II (compulsory) - 30 MCQs/ 30 Marks
    (iv)Mathematics - 30 MCQs/30 Marks
    (v) Environmental Studies - 30 MCQs/30 Marks

    Total - 150 MCQs/150 Marks

    Tips and Strategies for CTET Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage

    •    The unit on Child Development and Pedagogy will have the question related to educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. The candidates while preparing for this unit focus on their basic books on education course.

    •    This unit will also emphasis on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning. So the understanding of best practices for learners and facilitators are mandatory. The candidates should try to develop the deeper understanding about that.

    •    While the Language I will have the question to determine the candidates command over the language of medium of instruction opted. Candidates while preparation for this unit must focus on the proficiencies along with the Grammar for this unit.

    •    Whereas Language II will examine the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. So candidates must try to improve their communication in the language opted by them.

    •    Since Language II will be a language other than Language I. Candidates may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options. Though they must elect the Language II which they are comfortable in speaking with. And for preparation they focus on the standards of the words they are choosing for communication.

    •    In Mathematics and Environmental Studies questions will be on concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. These questions will be based on the syllabus of NCERT for classes I– V. Candidates while preparing for this unit should also look out the NCERT books.

    •    Candidates should note though 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. So it is required to choose best guide books available in the market which has detailed explanations of the topics with good practice sets. So that deeper and higher level of understanding may develop.

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