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CTET Exam Pattern 2023: Check Sections, Number of Questions, Marks

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CTET Exam Pattern 2023: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases the exam pattern along with the CTET official notification. Candidates who wish to appear for the CTET exam must check the exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Knowing the exam pattern will help them make an effective study plan.

SubjectsPractice Free & Unlimited CTET Paper 1 Questions
HindiCTET Paper 1 Hindi Practice Questions
MathematicsCTET Paper 1 Mathematics Practice Questions
Environmental Studies & PedagogyCTET Paper 1 Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Practice Questions
EnglishCTET Paper 1 English Practice Questions
Child Development & PedagogyCTET Paper 1 Child Development & Pedagogy Practice Questions

*Steps to practice free unlimited questions are mentioned below in this article.

Candidates who want to teach classes 1 to 5 must attempt paper 1, and candidates who want to teach classes 6 to 8 have to attempt paper 2. Both papers contain 150 objective-type multiple-choice questions. Paper 1 consists of five sections, whereas paper 2 comprises four sections. To get all the details about the CTET paper pattern, continue reading this article until the end.

Latest Updates:
– CTET 2023 Application Form for July Session was released on April 27, 2023.
– CTET 2023 Notification has been released.

CTET Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Through the CTET paper pattern, aspirants can understand the type of questions asked. They can find out about various sections, the number of questions, marks, and the duration of the exam. CTET has two papers:

  • Paper 1 is for the candidates who aspire to be a teacher for Class 1-5
  • Paper 2 is for the candidates who aspire to be a teacher for Class 6-8

The CTET Paper 1 exam consists of sections like Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. On the other hand, paper 2 comprises sections such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, and Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Candidates can further check the table below to know the exam pattern:

ParticularsDetails
Mode of the ExamOnline
Type of QuestionsMultiple-choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions150
CTET Total Marks150 Marks
Number of SectionsPaper 1: Five
Paper 2: Four
Medium of the ExamBilingual (English and Hindi)
CTET Exam Time Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes (2.5 Hours)
Marking SchemeOne Mark for Each Correct Answer
CTET Negative MarkingNo Negative Markings

CTET Paper 1 Pattern

Candidates appearing for the CTET Paper 1 can check the exam pattern given below:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I30 30
Language II30 30
Mathematics30 30
Environmental Studies30 30
Total150150

Important Points:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology and learning relevant to ages 6 to 11 and on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners, and qualities of a good facilitator.
  • The language I will focus on proficiency is related to the medium of instruction.
  • Language II will focus on elements of language, communication, and comprehension abilities.
  • Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on concepts, problem-solving, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • The questions will be based on the topics prescribed in the NCERT syllabus for classes 1 to 5.

How To Practice Questions on CTET Paper 1 Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the CTET Paper 1 exam below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job”. 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Teaching” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “CTET Paper 1” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any CTET Paper 1 subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

CTET Paper 2 Pattern

Candidates appearing for the CTET Paper 2 exam can check the following exam pattern for Paper 2 mentioned below:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy 3030
Language-I 3030
Language-II 3030
Mathematics and Science 6060
Social Studies/Social Science 6060
Total150150

Important Points:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology and learning relevant to ages 11 to 14. And focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners, and attributes of qualities of a good facilitator.
  • Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
  • Language II will focus on elements of language, communication, and comprehension abilities.
  • Mathematics or Science and Social Studies or Social Science will focus on concepts, problem-solving, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • The questions will be based on the topics prescribed in the NCERT syllabus for classes 6 to 8.

CTET Language Sections

Candidates must select two languages from the below-mentioned language options:

CodeLanguage
01English
02Hindi
03Assamese
04Bengali
05Garo
06Gujarati
07Kannada
08Khasi
09Malayalam
10Manipuri
11Marathi
12Mizo
13Nepali
14Oriya
15Punjabi
16Sanskrit
17Tamil
18Telugu
19Tibetan
20Urdu

Also, Check:

CTET NotificationCTET Application Form
CTET EligibilityCTET Syllabus
CTET Result CTET Books
CTET Cut-offCTET Answer key

FAQs on CTET Exam Pattern 2023

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about the CTET exam pattern 2023:

Q: How many papers does CTET 2023 comprise?

Ans: The CTET exam has two papers. Candidates willing to teach from classes 1 to 5 must appear for the Paper 1 exam, and candidates willing to teach from classes 6 to 8 must appear for the Paper 2 exam.

Q: How many subjects are there for CTET Paper 1?

Ans: There are five subjects for paper 1, i.e., Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies.

Q: Which subjects are asked in CTET Paper 2?

Ans: CTET Paper 2 includes four sections, i.e., Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, and Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences.

Q: What is the total duration of the CTET exam?

Ans: The total duration for the CTET exam is 2.5 hours.

Q: What are the total marks allotted for the CTET exam?

Ans: The total mark allotted for the exam is 150 marks.

We hope this detailed article helps you. If you have any queries regarding CTET Exam Pattern 2023, let us know in the comment section below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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