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Analyzing the CTET Exam Pattern 2017 in Detail!!

To clear a competitive exam like CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test), it is imperative to know the exam pattern in detail so that the preparation of the exam can be channelized in a right direction. Find here the details of CTET exam pattern.

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) conducts CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) exam for the recruitment of Central Government School Teachers for Grade 1 to 5 and Grade 6 to 8. The participating schools are Central Government schools like KV, NV, Central Tibetan Schools and other Central Government administered Schools.

Lakhs of CTET aspirants compete for getting selected in the exam every year. It is important for the candidates to understand the CTET Exam pattern amid the high level of competition. The very step of success lies in understanding the exam pattern well so that the direction of preparation is correctly organized.

Find the detailed CTET exam pattern below:

CTET exam consists of 2 papers-

Paper- 1

Paper- 2

1) Paper- 1:

Duration of Paper- 2.5 hours

Total Marks- 150

The candidates who want to become a teacher for Grade 1 to 5 appear for Paper 1 only. This paper consists of 5 sections. All the sections are of equal marks. 

Paper 1 Sections- 

Child Development and Pedagogy- The questions asked in this section are from the areas of Child Development, Socialization Process, Education and Understanding Children with Special needs, Motivation and Learning, etc.

Language 1- In Language 1 section, the candidate has to select a language of choice. The student has to solve the comprehension passages, grammar questions and the questions on verbal ability.

Language 2- In language 2 section also, the questions will be asked on the comprehension, grammar and verbal ability from the language selected by the candidate. 

In both the Language papers, apart from the test of core language skills, the questions are asked from Language Development, Role of Speaking and Learning, Principles of Language Teaching and more.

Mathematics- This section is the most scoring section. The questions asked in this section are from the topics like Number System, Addition and Subtraction, Measurement, Division, Money, Volume, Time, etc.

2) Paper- 2:

Duration of Paper- 2.5 hours

Total Marks- 150

The candidates who want to become a teacher in Central Government Schools for Grade 6 to 8 have to appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 2 consist of 4 sections.

Three sections in this paper are same as that of Paper 1-

1) Child Development and Pedagogy

2) Language 1

3) Language 2

The syllabus of these common subjects are almost same, but there is a difference in the difficulty level of the questions asked.

4) Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies- This section is purely core subject based. For the aspirants who want to become a teacher in Mathematics and Science can opt the same, for the candidates who want to become a teacher in Social studies have to opt that subject and the candidate who wants to become a teacher in both the subjects can opt both the subjects for the assessment.

The questions asked in this section are from the topics like Food, Materials, Natural Resources, How things work, The word of living, etc. in the science subject while the questions asked in Social Science subject are from History, Geography, Political Science, Social LifeBusiness Management Articles, etc.








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