CTET Syllabus 2016 Maths/Social Science/English (Paper 1, 2) | Exam Pattern

By | July 8, 2015

CTET Syllabus

CTET SyllabusDear candidates if you are preparing for the upcoming Central Teachers Eligibility Test then you should know about the correct CTET Syllabus 2016 for better preparation of the examination. All the topics of the CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Paper 1, 2 are well mentioned below on this page of bharatrecruitment.com

CBSE conducts CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) that is compulsory for being eligible for government teacher and private school teacher. Here on this page we are giving you CTET Syllabus of Paper (1/2) and Exam Pattern in detail and you can also download syllabus and in PDF Format through this page.

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CTET Exam Pattern 2016:

CTET exam is conducted by CBSE in two parts that are Paper I and Paper II

  • Paper I is conducted to hire the teachers for class 1 to 5th
  • Paper II is conducted to hire the teachers for class 6 to 8th.

CTET Paper 1 Pattern 2016:

This test consists of 30 Questions based on the Multiple Choice Type and the total marks of this paper are 150.

Questions are asked from the different subjects, these subjects are given below. Candidates have to complete this exam within 2.30 hrs which is the duration of the test.

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30
Language I 30 MCQs 30
Language II 30 MCQs 30
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30
Total 150 150

CTET Paper 2 Pattern 2016:

Questions are given from CDP or Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science. The time for this test is also: 2.30 hrs

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30
Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60
Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 MCQs 60
Total 150 150

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CTET Syllabus

For Upper Teachers 1st to 5th

1. Child Development and Pedagogy:

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

2. Language I:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

3. Language II:

  • Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

4. Mathematics:


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

Pedagogical issues

  • 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. Environmental Studies:


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

Pedagogical Issues

  • 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

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CTET Syllabus 2016 for Upper Teachers 6th to 8th

Syllabus for Upper Teachers 6th to 8th of Child Development and Pedagogy and Languages are same as the paper 1st Syllabus. Topics and number of questions are same as provided above in the 1st paper section syllabus.

 Mathematics and Science:

(i) Mathematics


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

Pedagogical issues

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

(ii) Science


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

Pedagogical issues

  • 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

Science & Social Studies:


  • History
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life

Pedagogical issues

  • 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

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You can download the complete CTET Syllabus 2016 through this official link in PDF Format.

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