Download CTET New Syllabus 2024 PDF: Paper-1 and Paper-2 in Detail

Download CTET Text Book 2024-2025 New Syllabus in PDF as per CBSE for topic wise complete details of Paper-1 and Paper-2 to become teacher for Classes I to VIII.

CTET Syllabus Jan 2024: The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) suggests the syllabus of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). It is one and only the authentic source of syllabus for preparation of CTET January 2024 examinations.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has uploaded the detail CTET syllabus Jan 2024 PDF. You may download complete syllabus of CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2.

CTET Syllabus 2024

Structure and Contents of CTET Syllabus 2024: There are two Papers in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test to be held in 2024. First paper for Classes 1-5 and second paper for Classes 6-8.

The CBSE releases CTET 2024 syllabus along with the official notification for the coming CTET exams to be held in Jan 2024 on the official website – ctet.nic.in. The CTET syllabus 2024 pdf includes topic wise detail contents of both papers. Subject-wise topics covered in the syllabus of CTET 2024 pdf helps candidates in the CTET exam preparation.

CTET Paper I Syllabus

A candidate intends to be a teacher for Classes 1 to 5, he/she has to appear and pass Paper-I of CTET 2024 exams. While purchasing text book for CTET Paper-I, please make sure that the CTET book is accordance with the latest syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by CBSE.

The complete topic-wise detail contents of Paper-1 CTET syllabus 2024-2025 are here under:

1) Paper-I Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)

a) Child Development (Primary 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: 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 (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

2) Paper-I Syllabus for 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

3) Paper-I Syllabus for 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.

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

4) Paper-I Syllabus for Mathematics (30 Questions)

a) Content (15 Questions):

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

b) Pedagogical issues (15 Questions):

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in 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

5) Paper-I Syllabus for Environmental Studies (30 Questions)

a) Content (15 Questions):

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

b) Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions):

  • 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 Paper II Syllabus

A person who planned to become a teacher for Classes 6 to 8 will have to appear and pass Paper-II of CTET 2024 examination. Remind one thing that if you are buying book for CTET Paper-2, please make sure that the CTET text book is as per the current syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by CBSE.

The complete topic-wise detail contents of Paper-II CTET syllabus 2024 are here under:

1) Paper-II Syllabus for 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: 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 (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

2) Paper-II Syllabus for 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

3) Paper-II Syllabus for 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

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

4) Paper-II Syllabus for 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

b) Pedagogical issues (10 Questions):

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching
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

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

5) Paper-II Syllabus for Social Studies/ Social Sciences (60 Questions)

a) Content (40 Questions):

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
  • 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
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

If you want to become a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) then you have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes l-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks.


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