Teacher Eligibility Test

Teacher Eligibility Test

Preparation tips for CTET July 2020

PUBLISH DATE 24th April 2020

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

The Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown is still going on in the country and the same will continue till May 3, 2020, there are no chances of CBSE deferring the CTET July exams.

The All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be most appropriate. 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 intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

If a candidate wants to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) he/she 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):

S. No. Subject Question Type 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

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage; Duration of examination - Two-and-a-half hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

S. No. Subject Question Type Marks
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 (for Mathematics
and Science teacher) OR
60 MCQs 60 Marks
5 Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/
Social Science teacher)
60 MCQs 60 Marks
  Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

How to prepare for CTET July 2020

Child Development and Pedagogy: The questions in this section will be asked on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years (for Paper I) and 11-14 (for Paper-II). The focus will be on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

Important topics on Child Development and Pedagogy: CD and its relation to learning, Pedagogy Issues, Cognition & Emotions, Motivation and learning, Questions Related to Education Act, Socialisation processes, Influence of Heredity & Environment, Concept of Inclusive Education, Individual differences, Specially-abled Learners, Assessment and Evaluation, Questions Related to Theories, Processes of teaching and learning, Practical Questions and etc.

Language I: The questions in language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

Language II: A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options. Language II will be a language other than Language I. The questions in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

Mathematics and Environmental Studies (Paper-I): The questions 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.

Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science (Paper-II): The questions will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding and applications of the subjects.