Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
CTET Exam Syllabus
Structure & Content of Syllabus
(Paper I & Paper II)
Paper I (For Classes I to V) Primary Stage:
I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions
A) Child Development (Primary School Child) 15
- 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,
- 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
- 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;
SchoolBased Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective
- 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
- Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties,
- 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