Admit Cards

Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has released the admit card for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The STET Exam is Schedule to be Conducted on 9th December 2018. You can use the below mention link to download the CTET admit card 2018.

Direct link to download the CTET Admit Card:- Click here

Introduction

CTET stands for Central Teachers Eligibility Test. It is a common recruitment exam which is conducted every year for the recruitment of teachers (Primary & Elementary Stage). Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the exam conducting body for this examination. CTET is organized on a vast scale covering around 92 cities to recruit teachers in Central & Government Schools.

Dates to Remember

CTET Information bulletin available from 12th June 2018
Starting date of CTET Application Form 01st August 2018
Deadline for CTET 2018 Application form 27th August 2018
Deadline for Fee Payment 30th August 2018, Before 03:30 PM.
Online Corrections done between 06th to 10th September 2018.
Final status of Candidates – Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received 04th September 2018.

 

CTET Exam Time Table

 

Events Paper II Paper I
Date of Examination 9th December 2018 9th December 2018
Entry in the Examination Centre 8:00 AM 12:30 PM
Checking of Admit Cards 09: 00 AM to 09:15 AM 01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Distribution of Test Booklet 9:15 AM 1:45 PM
Seal of the Test Booklet To be Broken/Opened to take out the Answer Sheet 9:25 AM 1:55 PM
Last Entry in the Examination Centre 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
Test Commences 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
Test Concludes 12:00 PM 4:30 PM

 

Vacancy

Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has not released the vacancy for CTET 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

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 years 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)*.
 
OR
 
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.
 
 
 
Note:
  1. Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled.
  2. Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in the case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered. 
  3. Training to be undergone: A person with D.Ed (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment, an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education. 
  4. The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November 2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers. 
  5. 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 29th July 2011 shall be eligible for appearing in the CTET.
  6. The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria. It is to be noted that if a candidate has been allowed to appear in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test it does not imply that the candidate’s eligibility has been verified. It does not vest any right with the candidate for appointment. The eligibility shall be finally verified, by the concerned recruiting agency / appointing authority.

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

 
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 intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
 
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
 
Note: A person who intends 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): (Appendix I)
 
S No. Topics Questions Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
2 Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
4 Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
5 Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks
 
Nature and standard of questions:
 
  1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  2. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  3. The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  4. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  5. The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the NCERT.
  6. The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes I-V but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.
  7. Opt two languages in which you wish to appear for CTET :
List of languages and code are as follows:
 
Language Code No Language Code No Language Code No Language Code No
English 01 Gujrathi 06 Marathi 11 Sanskrit 16
Hindi 02 Kannada 07 Mizo 12 Tamil 17
Assamese 03 Khasi 08 Nepali 13 Telugu 18
Bengali 04 Malayalam 09 Oriya 14 Tibetan 19
Garo 05 Manipuri 10 Punjabi 15 Urdu 20
 

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage :

 
Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)
 
S No. Topics Questions Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
2 Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
4 Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher 60 MCQs 60 Marks
5
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)
60 MCQs 60 Marks
  Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks
 
Nature and standard of questions:
 
  1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs, and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  2. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. 
  3. The Test items in Language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  4. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  5. The Test items in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT. 
  6. The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.
  7. Opt two languages in which you wish to appear for CTET :
 
List of languages and code are as follows:
 
Language Code No Language Code No Language Code No Language Code No
English 01 Gujrathi 06 Marathi 11 Sanskrit 16
Hindi 02 Kannada 07 Mizo 12 Tamil 17
Assamese 03 Khasi 08 Nepali 13 Telugu 18
Bengali 04 Malayalam 09 Oriya 14 Tibetan 19
Garo 05 Manipuri 10 Punjabi 15 Urdu 20

 

Official Notification

As you have to go through the detailed Information for CTET 2018. you can find all the Details regarding CTET recrutiment 2018 including vacancies, Exam Pattern & Selection Process, Syllabus & Preparation Tips.

CTET Recruitment Official Notice 2018:- Click here

Preparation Tips

  • Analyzing the Previous Years’ & Expected CTET Cut Offs

The Cut-off is a benchmark that you set for yourself before starting your preparation for any exam. The cut-offs set for the previous years’ CTET are what you have to aim for in every mock test that you attempt. This Practice will help you to check your level of preparation. This will also help you to manage your time effectively.
  • Knowledge of CTET Exam Pattern & Syllabus!

You should be well aware of the latest CTET Exam Pattern and syllabus as this will help you to prepare accordingly. It will help you to be ahead of your competitors. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be familiar with the expected topics, sub-topics and their weightage for the exam. You should also solve CTET previous years’ question papers & CTET Answer Key.
  • Refer Quality Study Material

You should refer quality books & study material with relevant content. Along with that go through the ample amount of valuable information available on the internet such as CTET e-magazine, CTET preparation videos, CTET discussion forums. Doing so will ensure you definitely get success!

Syllabus

 

PAPER I

(I)Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

Child Development (Primary School Child) (15 Questions)

 
  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the development of children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  12. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

 
  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

 
  1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  5. Cognition & Emotions
  6. Motivation and learning
  7. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Language-I 30 Questions

Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

  1. Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one
  2. poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal
  3. ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

 
  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

Language – II (30 Questions)

Comprehension (15 Questions)

  1. Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)
  2. with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

Mathematics (30 Questions)

Content (15 Questions)

  1. Geometry
  2. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  3. Solids around Us
  4. Numbers
  5. Addition and Subtraction
  6. Multiplication
  7. Division
  8. Measurement
  9. Weight
  10. Time
  11. Volume
  12. Data Handling
  13. Patterns
  14. Money

Pedagogical issues (15 Questions)

  1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  3. Language of Mathematics
  4. Community Mathematics
  5. Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  6. Problems of Teaching
  7. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  8. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

Environmental Studies (30 Questions)

Content (15 Questions)

  1. Family and Friends:( Relationships; Work and Play; Animals;  Plants)
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Water
  5. Travel
  6. Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)

  1. Concept and scope of EVS
  2. Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  3. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  4. Learning Principles
  5. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  6. Approaches of presenting concepts
  7. Activities
  8. Experimentation/Practical Work
  9. Discussion
  10. CCE
  11. Teaching material/AidsProblems

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)

Child Development (Elementary School Child) (15 Questions)

  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the development of children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  12. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children withspecial needs (5 Questions)

  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

  1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  5. Cognition & Emotions
  6. Motivation and learning
  7. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Language I (30 Questions)

Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

 
  1. 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)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

Language – II (30 Questions)

Comprehension (15 Questions)

 
  1. Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of Language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; the function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching

Mathematics and Science (60 Questions)

Mathematics (30 Questions)

 

Content (20 Questions)

Number System
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions
Algebra
 
  1. Introduction to Algebra
  2. Ratio and Proportion
Geometry
  1. Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  2. Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  3. Symmetry: (reflection)
  4. Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
Mensuration
Data handling

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)

  1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  3. Language of MathematicsCommunity Mathematics
  4. Evaluation
  5. Remedial Teaching
  6. Problem of Teaching

Science 30 Questions

Content (20 Questions)

 
Food
  1. Sources of food
  2. Components of food
  3. Cleaning food
Materials
  1. Materials of daily use
The World of the Living
Moving Things People and Ideas
How things work
  1. Electric current and circuits
  2. Magnets
Natural Phenomena
Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)

  1. Nature & Structure of Sciences
  2. Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  3. Understanding & Appreciating Science
  4. Approaches/Integrated Approach
  5. Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  6. Innovation
  7. Text Material/AidsEvaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  8. Problems
  9. Remedial Teaching

Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)

Content (40 Questions)

 
 History
  1. When, Where and How
  2. The Earliest Societies
  3. The First Farmers and Herders
  4. The First Cities
  5. Early States
  6. New Ideas
  7. The First Empire
  8. Contacts with Distant lands
  9. Political Developments
  10. Culture and Science
  11. New Kings and Kingdoms
  12. Sultans of Delhi
  13. Architecture
  14. Creation of an Empire
  15. Social Change
  16. Regional Cultures
  17. The Establishment of Company Power
  18. Rural Life and Society
  19. Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  20. The Revolt of 1857-58
  21. Women and reform
  22. Challenging the Caste System
  23. The Nationalist Movement
  24. India After Independence
Geography
  1. Geography as a social study and as a science
  2. Planet: Earth in the solar system
  3. Globe
  4. Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  5. Air
  6. Water
  7. Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  8. Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  9. Agriculture
Social and Political Life
  1. Diversity
  2. Government
  3. Local Government
  4. Making a Living
  5. Democracy
  6. State Government
  7. Understanding Media
  8. Unpacking Gender
  9. The Constitution
  10. Parliamentary Government
  11. The Judiciary
  12. Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues (20 Questions)

  1. Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  2. Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  3. Developing Critical thinking
  4. Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  5. Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  6. Sources – Primary & Secondary
  7. Projects Work
  8. Evaluation
( Note:- For detailed Syllabus for classes (I-VII) follow NCERT Syllabus and Textbook.)

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