How to Crack CTET September 2018, CTET Exam Pattern and Syllabus Sep 2018 for Primary Stage and Elementary Stage to Crack the CTET exam in first Attempt

How to Crack CTET September 2018 in first attempt, CTET Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Sep 2018 for Primary Stage and Elementary Stage

Central Teacher Eligibility Test commonly known as CTET, is conducted by the central board of secondary education (CBSE). It is a  national level entrance exam. CBSE conducts this entrance exam for the candidates who want to enroll in government teaching departments.

Every year, a huge number of candidates appear in this entrance test in order to take a government job in teaching departments. The exam organizes for filling up various vacant seats of government and private school teachers for class 1st to 8th.

Applicants, who are going to apply for CTET 2018 should need to get all the preparation material such as CTET Syllabus, exam pattern etc.

The very first thing that you should need for preparing any entrance exam is its syllabus. It gives complete information about the subjects and exam contents. With having right information of CTET syllabus, candidate can prepare well for the exam.

Therefore, here I am providing CTET 2018 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, preparing tips and ideas for Central Teachers Ability Test.

How to Download the CTET Syllabus for Sep 2018

Candidate can download the CTET syllabus through official website. In order to download, you can follow below steps

  • First visit on the official website link i.e. ctet.nic.in.
  • On page candidate may click the Syllabus section.
  • Now download the syllabus for future use.

The CTET will be conducted for 2 parts like as first part will be organized for 1 to V class teacher and second will be organized for VI to VIII class. From below in this article, you will get a clear idea of CTET Syllabus of Paper 1 and 2 in brief.

CTET Sep 2018 Exam Pattern – Paper 1

Paper Name
Total Questions
Total Marks
Duration
Child development & Pedagogy
30 Questions
30 Marks
2 Hours 30 Min
Mathematics
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 1
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 2
30 Questions
30 Marks
Environmental Studies
30 Questions
30 Marks
Total
150 Questions
150 Marks

CTET Sep 2018 Exam Syllabus – Paper 1 (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

1. Child Development and Pedagogy – Total 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

  1. Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships

1.2 Work and Play

1.3 Animals

1.4Plants

II. Food

III. Shelter

  1. Water
  2. Travel
  3. 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 Sep 2018 Exam Pattern: Paper 2
Paper Name
Total Questions
Total Marks
Duration
Child development & Pedagogy
30 Questions
30 Marks
2 Hours 30 Min
Language – 1
30 Questions
30 Marks
Language – 2
30 Questions
30 Marks
Science & Mathematics/ Social Science
60 Questions
60 Marks
Total
150 Questions
150 Marks
CTET Exam Syllabus Sep 2018

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

1. 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

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, Science & Social Sciences: 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics-

(a) Content

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

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching

(ii) Science

Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

Materials

  • Materials of daily use

The World of the Living

  1. Moving Things People and Ideas
  2. How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
  1. Natural Phenomena

Natural Resources

  • 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

Social Studies/Social Sciences

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
  • 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

Best Books to prepare for CTET Exam Sep 2018

Preparation for CTET SEP 2018 will require the aspirants to be familiar with the required subjects mentioned above. Following three are required to crack the CTET 2018.

1- NCERT Books

2- Previous Years Papers

3- Teachers Training Books

As you know the CBSE conducts the CTET examination, it guides the students to prepare their basics from the NCERT Books. NCERT’s books are must to prepare for CTET and TET.

NCERT books are best for clearing the basic concepts of the syllabus, there are other good books available for CTET preparation. NCERT books are available online for free at many platforms including the NCERT site.

But I shall advise you to spend a little to buy the printed versions OF NCERT books once, these books will be your best friends ever for clearing the basics for any competitive exams in the future.

Here are some recommended books for the exam. Candidates are advised to prepare from following books in addition to NCERT.

1- Baal Vikas Avum Shiksha Shastra by Disha (for paper 1&2, in Hindi), https://amzn.to/2l4CRNK

2- Child Development and Pedagogy by Disha (for paper 1&2, in English) https://amzn.to/2JEh0HS

3- Previous years papers by R Gupta https://amzn.to/2LMFfnJ

4- Arihant’s CTET success master for Maths and Science for paper II  https://amzn.to/2l7ZAJ2

5- Complete Study guide for CTET paper 1 by Disha Pub.       https://amzn.to/2HLideq

6- Arihant’s CTET & TET previous year papers Paper 1 https://amzn.to/2sUGgTH

7- Arihant’s CTET & TET previous year papers Maths & Science paper 2 https://amzn.to/2JRFmRJ

8- English Pedagogy for CTET & TET for paper 1 and 2.             https://amzn.to/2l4EUBz

Adherence to preparation timing, good selection of books and a good Preparation strategy will add to your chances to crack the CTET SEP 2018.

Remember 3 things while Preparation :

1- Read

2- Re-Read

3- Revise

All the best guys. Go crack CTET and become the next gen Dronacharya.

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