CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2020 – Check Here

CBSE released the notification for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2020 on 24th Jan 2020. CBSE conducts the CTET exam twice a year. The exam is conducted at two levels – Paper 1 (for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V) and Paper 2 (for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII). This year the exam is scheduled to take place on 5th July 2020. Many aspirants would already be into the neck-deep preparations for the exam. In this blog, we will be discussing the CTET paper 2 syllabus for a better understanding.

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CTET Paper 2 Syllabus

Before moving on to the syllabus, let’s first have a look at the exam pattern that will be followed in the CTET paper.

CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions (MCQs) Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 30
Language I (Compulsory) 30 30
Language II (Compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

(OR)

60 60
Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60 60
Total 150 150

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CTET Syllabus Paper 2 (for classes VI to VIII) Upper Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

(a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) – 15 Questions

  • 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, etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;
  • School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation;
  • 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 – 5 Questions

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  • (c) Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions
    • 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

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II. Language I – 30 Questions

(a) Language Comprehension – 15 Questions

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 – 15 Questions

  • 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

III. Language  II – 30 Questions

(a) Comprehension – 15 Questions

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

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(b) Pedagogy of Language Development – 15 Questions

  • 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

IV. Mathematics and Science – 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics – 30 Questions

(a) Content 20 Questions

  • 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 ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling

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(b) Pedagogical issues – 10 Questions

(ii) Science – 30 Questions

(a) Content – 20 Questions

  • 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

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(b) Pedagogical issues – 10 Questions

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems

• Remedial Teaching

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences – 60 Questions

(a) Content 40 Questions

History

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Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: 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 – 20 Questions

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work

• Evaluation

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That’s all from us. Hope we have helped you in clarifying the topics for the CTET Paper 2 Syllabus. Keep practicing to get the best out of you. Join Oliveboard to give your preparations the edge. Our Course Features are as mentioned below.


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