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How to Prepare CTET in Two Months | CTET Preparation Tips 2016| CTET Syllabus

Jun 22, 2016 15:28 IST

    CTET 2016 Exam Notification is released by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The aspirants who are interested in teaching the classes from I-VIII will be required to appear in Either Paper I or Paper II or both. To appear in CTET exam and to qualify the exam requires aspirants to understand the fundamentals of CTET, Planning, prepare strategy etc. It is old saying that “If you fail to Plan, you plan to fail”.

    The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) September 2016 will be 10th Edition of CTET Exam conducted by CBSE on 18-09-2016 (Sunday) for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII. The CBSE- CTET Exam is the qualifying examination which enables the successful candidate to teach at government schools, Central Schools or any other school that opt for using CTET scores.

    In the light of this CTET September 2016 Exam notification, the best possible way to prepare yourself for any examination is to be thorough with the given prescribed detailed syllabus (Paper I and Paper II), Pattern, Content etc. And once you are fully thorough with the CTET Syllabus, the next stage of preparation comes into the picture. Hence, this article will take you to the detailed syllabus first and= then the basic rituals will follow.

     

    CTET Preparation Tips | How to Prepare CTET in Two Months:

     

    (I) Syllabus of CTET Exam: The Very first step to prepare for any exam is to understand the syllabus and structure of exam. It plays big role in your preparation strategy. CTET Exam is Pen and Paper based exam. Paper I includes five Section. All the sections Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies are compulsory.

    Here is the detail official CTET 2016 Paper I syllabus as released by CBSE:

    1. 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 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

    4. 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
    5.  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 September- 2016 Paper II includes four sections. Here in Paper II, first three sections (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and Language II) are compulsory, but the last section gives candidate a choice to either attempt Mathematics and Sciences or Social Studies and Social Sciences, depending on candidate’s strength and interest in teaching.

    Here is the detail official CTET 2016 Paper II syllabus as released by CBSE:

    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 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

    4. (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: 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 and Structure of Sciences | Natural Science/Aims and objectives | Understanding and Appreciating Science | Approaches/Integrated Approach Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science) | Innovation | Text Material/Aids | Evaluation - cognitive/psychomotor/affective | Problems | Remedial Teaching
    OR
    5. (B) Social Studies/ Social Sciences: 60 Questions

    a) Content 40 Questions

    1. 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
    2. 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

    3. 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 and 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 and Secondary, Projects Work, Evaluation.

     

    (II) Planning: Once you are done with syllabus of CTET exam, it is time to make a roadmap of your preparation for next Two Months with planning and strategy. Planning requires you to identify your strong areas, and distribute the time the time to each of the section in order to complete your preparation in stipulated time period.

    (III) Micro Management of each Section: In this step divide the topic wise time to each section. You also need to jolt down all the topics from each section which require special attention from you. Also check previous year question paper. It gives the idea which topic is very important and which you could be least bothered.

    (IV) Special Focus on Pedagogy: The child pedagogy is one complete subject. It consists of 30 questions of 30 marks. Other than this each section consist 50% questions from pedagogy. Therefore this topic play vital role in your success in CTET.

    (V) Time Management: If you are able to manage your time means you are half way through. It helps one to solve questions in time or even before time, so that you save some time for revision of solved answer ot to try new questions which you already left in time pressure.

    (VI) Practice Sample Questions:   Time management can only be achieved if you have practiced well. That is why it is said ‘Practice makes you perfect’. Regular practice will not only raise the level of speed but also raises the accuracy level.

    (VII) CTET Crash Course: To enhance your preparation and practice and to clear your doubt take admission into any reputed CTET coaching institute for short duration.

    At the end, always be confident and remain in positive mind frame. Do not let the negativity effect you. Try hard, and try to attempt all the questions.
    Good Luck and Best Wishes.

     

    CTET September 2016- Notification:

    The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the 10th Edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 18-09-2016 (Sunday) for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII. Candidates can apply only On-Line for CTET-SEPT 2016 on CTET website www.ctet.nic.in

    Candidates can apply for CTET - SEPT 2016 ‘ON-LINE’ through CTET website www.ctet.nic.in w.e.f. 22.06.2016 to 18.07.2016. While filling the online form the applicants for CTET - SEPT 2016 have to upload the latest photograph and signature. Therefore, the candidates are advised to keep the scanned images of latest photograph and signature of the candidates ready in JPG format before applying online.

    The candidates also need to check his/her eligibility criteria before applying for CTET exam.

    CTET September 2016- Important Dates:

    Submission of On-line application

    22.06.2016 to 18.07.2016

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

    19.07.2016 (Before 3:30 PM)

    Final status of Candidates-Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received

    20.07.2016

    Period for On-line Corrections in Particulars (No correction will be allowed in any particulars after this date)

    20.07.2016 to 25.07.2016

    Download Admit Card from CTET website

    17.08.2016

     

    CTET 2016- SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION

    DATE OF EXAMINATION

    PAPER

    Timing

    Duration

    18.09.2016

    PAPER-II

    09:30 to 12:00 Hours

    2:30 Hours

    18.09.2016

    PAPER-I

    14:00 to 16:30 Hours

    2:30 Hours

    CTET 2016- How to Apply Online

    The applicants need to log in to www.ctet.nic.in. Go to the link “Apply Online ” and open the same. Fill in the Online Application Form. Upload Scanned Images of latest Photograph and Signature

    CTET 2016- Fee Details

    CATEGORY

    Only Paper – I or II

    Both Paper – I and II

    General/OBC

    Rs.600/-

    Rs.1000/-

    SC/ST/Diff. Abled Person

    Rs.300/-

    Rs.500/-

    Mode of Payment:

    Remittance through E-Challan by depositing the prescribed fee in CTET Exam Fee Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank or By Debit/Credit Card.

    CTET 2016- ELIGIBILITY Criteria:

    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)*

    CTET 2016- Pattern

    All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Each carrying one mark and there will be no negative marking.

    There will be two papers of CTET.

    (i)  Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.

    (ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

    Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

    Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage :

    Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half 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                         150Marks

    CTET 2016- ADMIT CARD

    The candidates may download admit card from CTET official website only w.e.f. 17.08.2016 onwards and appear for the examination at the given Centre. In case of any discrepancy noticed in admit card regarding particulars of candidate, photograph and signature or any other information vary from confirmation page, he/she may immediately contact CTET unit for necessary corrections.

     

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