Teacher Eligibility Test

Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET July 2020: Paper structure and pattern

PUBLISH DATE 18th March 2020

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on July 5, 2020.

The online application process for CTET 2020 commenced on January 24 and closed on March 9, 2020. The last date to submit the application fee for CTET 2020 was March 17, 2020.

CTET has two papers, Paper I for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V and Paper II for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Paper I:

Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

  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
  6. 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 and applications 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.

Paper II

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

  1. Child Development & 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 - 60 MCQs - 60 Marks
  5. (for Mathematics and Science teacher)
  6. OR
  7. Social Studies/Social Science - 60 MCQs - 60 Marks
  8. (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
  9. *For any other teacher - either (IV) or (V)
  10. 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 and applications 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-Vlll by the NCERT.
  6. The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI - VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

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