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CTET Syllabus 2021 Paper 1 & 2: Check CTET Subject wise Syllabus here

CTET Syllabus 2021: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET exam twice a year and provides the detailed syllabus PDF long with the official recruitment notification. CTET 2021 exam is conducted for Paper 1 (primary stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage). CTET Paper 1 exam is for applicants who want to teach students of Class 1 to 5 and Paper 2 exam is for teaching in Class 6 to 8. All the candidates appearing for CTET exam must go through the Paper-wise & subject-wise syllabus before they start CTET Preparation. Many candidates ignore this basics and start reading random topics and when exam dates arrive they are unable to complete the syllabus and fails to qualify the exam. So, it is necessary to refer CTET syllabus before the start of Preparation.

Central Teacher Eligibility Tests syllabus consist of subjects like Child Development & Pedagogy, Language I & II, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Environmental Studies. Understanding the syllabus is the basic and most important step. In this article, we have provided you with all the details on CTET Syllabus 2021. Read on to find out!

CTET Syllabus 2021

Before getting into the subject-wise CTET syllabus 2020, let us have an overview of the exam mentioned below:

Name of the ExamCentral Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
Exam Conducting AuthorityCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
Number of StagesOne
Number of SectionsFive
Marking Scheme+1 For Every Correct Answer
No Negative Marking

Also Check,

CTET 2020-21 NotificationCTET 2020-21
CTET EligibilityCTET Application Form
CTET Exam PatternCTET Books
CTET Admit CardCTET Answer key
CTET Result CTET Cutoff

CTET 2021 Syllabus Paper 1, 2

CTET Syllabus consists of two papers and each paper consist of 5 sections.

  • – Paper I – is for the recruitment of teachers for Classes I to V.
  • – Paper II – is for the recruitment of teachers for Classes VI to VIII.

CTET Paper I Syllabus Subjects

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

CTET Paper II Syllabus – Subjects

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics and Science
  5. Social Studies/ Social Science

Candidates must also be aware of the detailed CTET exam pattern for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. For now, let’s go through the detailed CTET Syllabus for each of the sections:

CTET Syllabus For Paper 1

The Paper 1 CTET 2020 syllabus consists of 5 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Check the important topics for each section from the table below:

Sections Topics No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy
Development of a Primary School Child 15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1
Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Language 2
Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics
Content (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.) 15
Pedagogical issues 15
Environmental Studies
Content (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.) 15
Pedagogical Issues 15

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus – Child Development & Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • 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
  • 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

  • Learners from Diverse Backgrounds Including Disadvantaged and Deprived
  • Needs of Children with Learning Difficulties, Impairment, etc.
  • Talented, Creative, Specially Abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus – Language I

a) Language Comprehension

Reading Unseen Passages – Two passages one prose or drama and one poem consisting of questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus – Language II

a) Comprehension

Two Unseen Prose Passage (Discursive or Literary or Narrative or Scientific) with Questions on Comprehension, Grammar, and Verbal Ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus – Mathematics

a) Content

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids Around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

b) Pedagogical Issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical Thinking; Understanding Children’s Thinking and Reasoning Patterns and Strategies of Making Meaning and Learning
  • Place of Mathematics in the 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

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus – Environmental Studies

a) Content

  • Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do

b) Pedagogical Issues

  • 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 Syllabus For Paper 2

The CTET Paper 2 syllabus consists of 4 sections namely, Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science (or) Social Studies/ Social Science. Check the important topics for each section from the table given:

Sections Topics No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy
Development of an Elementary School Child 15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1
Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Language 2
Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics and Science
Mathematics Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Data Handling Pedagogical issues 20
Pedagogical issues 10
Science Food, Materials, The world of the living, Moving things, people and ideas, How things work, Natural phenomena and resources 20
Pedagogical issues 10
Social Studies
History, Geography, Social and Political Life 40
Pedagogical issues 20

Note that, candidates need to appear for either Mathematics & Science or Social Studies paper.

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – Child Development and Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • 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-centred 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

  • – learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • – needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • – Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – Language I

a) Language Comprehension

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

  • – 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

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – Language II

a) Comprehension

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

b) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • – 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

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – 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 Idea (2-D)
    • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2D and 3D)
    • 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

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – Science

a) Content

  • 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

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & Objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experimental/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – Cognitive/Psychomotor/Effective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus – Social Science/ Studies

a) Content

  • 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
    • Plant: 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

b) Pedagogical Issues

  • 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

FAQs On CTET Syllabus 2021

The frequently asked questions on CTET Syllabus 2021 are mentioned below:

Q. What is the syllabus for CTET exam?
A. CTET exam is conducted for Paper 1 & Paper 2. The detailed syllabus is provided in this article.
Q. What is the syllabus for Paper 1 CTET 2020 exam?
A. The CTET Paper 1 syllabus comprises of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies.
Q. What is the syllabus for Paper 2 CTET 2020 exam?
A. The CTET Paper 2 syllabus comprises of Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics & Science (or) Social Studie & Social Sciences.
Q. Which section has the highest weightage for CTET exam?
A. The section which has the highest weightage is Child Development and Pedagogy in paper 1 and Mathematics & Science or Social Science/Social Studies in Paper 2.
Q. What are the subjects in CTET?
A. CTET Paper 1 exam subjects are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Whereas, the CTET Paper 1 exam subjects are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

So, now you have a detailed knowledge of CTET syllabus 2021. As you need to have a comprehensive study plan to achieve your target, go through the syllabus thoroughly. Also, referring to previous year papers will help you understand the question trends. For Mathematics and Science, candidates can practice CBSE Maths and Science Questions on Embibe which will help them in CTET as well. You can also take free CTET Mock Tests on Embibe’s Online Tyari Platform to move ahead in the right direction. Make the best use of these resources and crack the exam with flying colors.

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