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CTET 1 Environmental Studies and Pedagogy Previous Papers

About Exam

Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) as per the guidelines laid down by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. CTET exam was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice in a year. However, as per media reports, the teacher eligibility test will now be conducted only once a year. This year, the test will be conducted in twenty languages in 97 cities all over the country.

There are two CTET test papers in the exam, that is, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who want to teach Classes I-V need to give Paper-I whereas Paper-II needs to be given by aspirants who want to be eligible to teach Classes VI to VIII. The CTET 2019 exam pattern is such that aspirants need to attempt multiple choice questions.

Candidates are informed that in order to be eligible to be appointed as a teacher for Class I to VIII, aspirants need to pass Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) that is conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with Guidelines as framed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). “As per NCTE notification No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad Dated 11.02.2011: A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass”, informs the official website.

Exam Pattern

CTET exam pattern is such that aspirants need to attempt 150 multiple choice questions in two and a half hours duration.

Informing about CTET Paper-I pattern, the official website informs: “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”

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I

Subject

Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Paper-II pattern is such that, “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”, informs the official website.

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II for Mathematics and Science Teacher

Subject Questions Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II for Social Studies/Social Science Teacher

Subject

Questions

Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II (Apart from Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics and Science  Teacher

Subject

Questions

Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

Or

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

 Total

150

150

Eligibility

CTET eligibility criteria depends on the class/standard for which aspirants are applying for.

Minimum CTET Qualifications for Primary Stage Teacher

Candidates need to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for CTET exam if they want to become a teacher for Class I-V.

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 45% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (BElEd).

OR

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

OR

  • Graduated with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree.


Candidates who have acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognised institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person who is appointed as a teacher mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognised by the NCTE, within two year of such appointment as primary teacher.

Minimum CTET Qualifications for Elementary Stage Teacher

Candidates need to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for CTET exam if they want to become a teacher for Class VI-VIII.


  • Completed Graduation and passed/appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

  • Completed Graduation with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (BEd) programme.

OR

  • Completed Graduation with minimum 45% marks and passed/appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (BEd), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
OR

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (BElEd).

OR

  • Completed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in final year of 4- year BA/BSc.Ed or BA.Ed/BSc.Ed.

OR

  • Completed Graduation with minimum 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

Note:

  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled) will be given relaxation of up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for CTET eligibility.

  • Diploma/Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purpose of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will only be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and BED (Special Education), a course recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

  • Training to be undergone: A person with DEd (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment, an NCTE recognised 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.

  • The minimum CTET qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies/Social Science, Science etc. The minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated November 3, 2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.
CTET syllabus is such that the test paper comprises of questions from subjects such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (compulsory), Language II (compulsory), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Studies/ Social Sciences. Every year, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases CTET syllabus on the official website of the exam.

Candidates need to appear for CTET in order to be appointed as teachers from Class I to Class VIII. CTET exam comprises of two papers, which are, Paper I and Paper II. Aspirants need to appear for CTET Paper I if they want to be hired as teachers for Classes I to V and Paper II of the exam needs to be given by candidates who want to teach Classes VI to VIII.

Overview of CTET Syllabus


Section

Important Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language I

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Language II

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics (for Paper I)

Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

Environmental Studies

Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel

Mathematics (for Paper II)

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration

Science

Food, Materials, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources

Social Studies/ Social Sciences

History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical issues

CTET 2019 Exam Pattern for Paper-I

Subject

Questions

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

Mathematics

30

Environmental Studies

30

Total

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II for Mathematics and Science Teacher

Subject

Questions

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60

Total

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II for Social Studies/Social Science Teacher

Subject

Questions

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

Total

150

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II (Apart from Social Studies/Social Science, Mathematics and Science  Teacher)

Subject

Questions

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

Language I (compulsory)

30

Language II (compulsory)

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

Or

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

Total

150

Section-wise CTET 2019 Syllabus for Paper I

CTET exam comprises of two papers, that is, Paper I and Paper II. Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise syllabus for CTET Paper I below.

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Primary School Child)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy

Language I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Language II

  • Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

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

Environmental Studies

  • Family and Friends
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things We Make and Do
  • Pedagogical Issues

Section-wise CTET 2019 Syllabus for Paper II

Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise syllabus for CTET Paper II below

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Elementary School Child)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy

Language I

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Language II

  • Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling
  • Pedagogical issues

Science

  • Food
  • Materials
  • The World of the Living
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • How things work
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources
  • Pedagogical issues

Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life
  • Pedagogical issues