CTET 2016 Syllabus of Elementry Paper (Class VI to VIII) Exam

CTET Syllabus 2016: Central board of secondary education (CBSE) is the first educational board that was set up in India. Many schools and colleges were affiliated to this board all over India. Along with exams at the end of academic year for the students they also conduct various other examinations for eligibility top various job role. Central teacher eligibility test (CTET) is the competitive examination that was held to the candidates who want to appoint as a teacher for class I to class VIII. CBSE CTET exam was conducted twice a year. Students who qualify in this examination will receive a CTET certificate which was valid for seven (7) years. Candidates without qualifying in this exam can’t be appointed as a teacher in Govt. CBSE schools.

We are providing you a full information about CTET and CTET Syllabus for Elementary Stage. In CTET Exam, there are two papers provided in this examination. Primary Stage (Class I to V) is called paper-I and Elementary Stage (Class VI to VIII) is known as paper-II. The paper-I was held in morning shift and paper-II was conducted in evening shift.

Central board of secondary education conducts written examination to the candidates to test their ability. We are also providing you a CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern direct download link, you can download CTET Syllabus in pdf file by clicking on the link which is given below

There will be two paper of CTET 2016. Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V and Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. The question paper will be objective type and have no negative marking. Applicants are advised to detailed syllabus of class I to VIII , please refer to the NCERT textbooks. The latest syllabus are given below according to the CBSE :

CTET Exam Pattern 2016

CTET 2016 Paper-II (Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage Syllabus:

1. Child Development and Pedagogy [ 30 Questions ]

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.

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.

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. Language I. [ 30 Questions ]

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).

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. Language – II [ 30 Questions ]

Comprehension [ 15 Questions ]

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

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. (A) Mathematics and Science: [ 60 Questions ]

Mathematics [ 30 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

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

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

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. Social Studies/Social Sciences [ 60 Questions ]

History [ 40 Question ]

  • 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

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

Applicants are advised to not bring any valuable/costly items or Mobile/Cell phones, calculator and other electronic appliances in the examination hall. The CTET qualifying candidates would not confer a right on any person for the recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment. Only a valid certificated given to the candidates that means candidates are eligible to become as teacher post in any schools of CBSE. The Candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate.

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