CTET Syllabus 2022: Download Paper 1 & 2 PDF

Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 ( CTET )

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CTET Syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as per the NCTE guidelines. The CTET 2022 exam will be held soon to determine the eligibility of candidates as Classes 1 to 8 teachers in government schools such as  KVS, NVS, private schools, schools run by the state governments and others. The CTET syllabus carries important topics from Paper 1 (Classes 1 to 5) and Paper 2 (Class 6 to 8). There has been no change in the CTET 2022 syllabus and exam pattern in past few years. 

The CTET syllabus for Paper 1 includes topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies and Paper 2 syllabus comprises topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Aspirants need to appear for CTET 2022 Paper 1 if they want to become Classes 1 to 5 teachers and for Paper 2 if they want to teach Classes 6 to 8.

The detailed CTET syllabus for both papers is mentioned below. Have a look at the detailed section-wise syllabus below and begin with the exam preparations accordingly. 

CTET Syllabus 2022: Overview of Exam Pattern

Have a look at the overview of the CTET syllabus and exam pattern below for Paper 1 and Paper 2:

Particulars

CTET Paper 1 Highlights

CTET Paper 2 Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Number of subjects/sections

5

4

Names of subjects

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science

Duration of exam

2 hours 30 minutes

Total questions

150

Type of questions

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs); 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

150

Marking scheme

+1 for a correct answer, 0 for incorrect answer

Language of CTET question paper

English and Hindi (candidates can write the paper in either of the languages)

CTET Exam Pattern 2022

Here is an overview of the CTET exam pattern 2022 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 for the reference of candidates:

CTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 1

Here's the Paper 1 exam pattern including the total number of questions and marking scheme:

CTET Subjects Number of Questions in CTET Paper 1 Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 2

Have a look at the CTET Paper 2 exam pattern including the total number of questions and marking scheme:

CTET Subjects

Number of Questions in CTET Paper 2

Total Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

OR

Mathematics, Science and Social Studies/Social Science (for teacher of any other subject)

60

60

Total

150

150

CTET Syllabus 2022: Overview for Paper 1 & Paper 2

Have a look at the important topics of CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 syllabus below:

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus Overview

Given below are the main topics of each section of CTET Paper 1 syllabus from which questions are asked in the exam:

CTET Subjects

CTET Important Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language-I

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Language-II

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

Environmental Studies 

Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel

Also Read: TET 2022 Notification & Eligibility

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus Overview

Given below are the main topics of each section of CTET Paper 2 syllabus from which questions are asked in the exam:

CTET Subjects

CTET Important Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language-I

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Language-II

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration

Science 

Food, Materials, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources

Social Studies/Social Sciences

History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical Issues

Also Read: CTET Mock Test

CTET Syllabus 2022

The CTET 2022 exam will be held in different sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper is of 150 marks and carries 150 MCQs. Have a look at the detailed section-wise syllabus below.

CTET Syllabus 2022 of Paper 1: Section-Wise

Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise CTET Paper 1 syllabus below:

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

In Child Development and Pedagogy section, a total of 30 MCQs are asked from the given topics:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Primary School Child)

(15 MCQs)

• 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-centred 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; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

(5 MCQs)

• 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 MCQs)

• 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

Also Read: CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Preparation Tips: Know How to Prepare

CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

The Language-II will be different from Language-I. The syllabus is as follows:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

Also Read: Preparation Tips for English

CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

In the Mathematics section, candidates' concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding will be tested. Have a look at the syllabus:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(15 MCQs)

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

Pedagogical Issues

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies Section

Check below the detailed syllabus for the Environmental Studies (EVS):

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(15 MCQs)

• Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants

• Food

• Shelter

• Water

• Travel

• Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical Issues

(15 MCQs)

• 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 2022 of Paper 2: Section-Wise

Candidates can go through the detailed subject-wise CTET Paper 2 syllabus below:

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy Section

In Child Development and Pedagogy section, questions will test candidates' educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the 11-14 years of age group. Have a look at the syllabus:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Elementary School Child)

(15 MCQs)

• 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-centred 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;

• Assessing readiness levels of learners; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

(5 MCQs)

• 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 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

The topics of Language-II section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

The topics of Mathematics section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(20 MCQs)

• 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

Pedagogical Issues

(10 MCQs)

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation

• Remedial Teaching

• Problem of Teaching


CTET mock test will help you get an idea about the type and difficulty of questions asked in Paper 1. After taking the test you can also check your score and correct answers for all questions in the test. Attempt CTET Paper 1 mock test for free below.

CTET Paper 1 Mock Test

 

CTET mock test will help you get an idea about the type and difficulty of questions asked in Paper 2. After taking the test you can also check your score and correct answers for all questions in the test. Attempt CTET Paper 2 mock test for free below.

CTET Paper 2 Mock Test

CTET Syllabus for Science Section

The topics of Science section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(20 MCQs)

• 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 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Social Studies/ Social Sciences Section

The topics of the Social Studies section from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(40 MCQs)

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

Pedagogical issues

(20 MCQs)

• 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

Get the complete section-wise CTET syllabus 2022 in PDF format for effective preparation.

Download CTET Syllabus 2022

Also Read: CTET syllabus 2022 in Hindi 

CTET Preparation Tips 2022

To perform well in the CTET exam, candidates are advised to go through all the above-mentioned topics. However, mock test series and CTET sample papers play an important role in the thorough CTET exam preparation. Candidates are recommended to solve as many CTET question papers as possible in order to prepare well and score high in the CTET exam.

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CTET Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q: What is the syllabus for the CTET exam?

A: The CTET exam syllabus comprises important topics from subjects of Paper 1 and Paper 2 including Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Studies/Social Sciences.

Q: Who prescribes the CTET syllabus?

A: The Central Board of Secondary Education prescribes the CTET syllabus.

Q: Does the CTET syllabus change every year?

A: No, the CTET syllabus remains the same every year, unless the CBSE officially announced any change.

Q: What is the duration of the CTET exam?

A: The duration of the CTET exam is 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper.

Q: Is the CTET syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 the same?

A: No, the CTET syllabus is not the same for Paper 1 and Paper 2 as the subjects of both papers are different. The nature and difficulty level of the questions asked in both papers is also different.

Q: Which section of the CTET exam carries maximum weightage?

A: In CTET Paper 1, all the sections carry equal weightage. In Paper 2, the last section (Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Science) carries a maximum weightage of 60 marks.

Q: Which is the most scoring section in the CTET exam?

A: The most scoring section in the CTET exam is Child Development & Pedagogy, as per experts. 

Q: Is there a negative marking in the CTET exam?

A: No, there is no negative marking CTET exam.

Q: What is the marking scheme for CTET?

A: In the CTET exam, one mark is allotted for each correct answer.

Q: How many subjects are there in the CTET exam?

A: In CTET Paper 1, questions are asked from five subjects - Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. In CTET Paper 2, questions are asked from four subjects - Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, and Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences.

Q: Is the CTET syllabus available in offline mode?

A: No, you can access the CTET syllabus in online mode only on the official website of the exam. 

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When can I apply for CTET exam in 2022?

Reply to Guriya kumari

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

The online Submission of the application starts in 1st week of February 2022 so you can fill from the official website of CBSE.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 15

2 months ago

Online Submission of application starts from
1st week of February 2022
Online Submission of application ends on
1st week of March 2022.

Will you tell me if I can give CTET after B.Com?

Reply to Am madhu

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 15

2 months ago

To apply for CTET if you apply for primary stage teacher then you must have passed 12th with 45% marks. If you want to apply for Elementary Teacher, then you should have graduation with 45% marks and 12th pass with 50% marks.

I have forgotten my CTET roll no. Please help me? What can I do?

Reply to Isha sharma

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Vinty Tanwar

Guide-Level 13

2 months ago

-To get your forgotten registration or application no. You have to visit the official website.-Here on the homepage you will see a link stating forgot your application number, just click on it. -Now after clicking on it you will be redirected to a new Find Application Number page. -Here you have ...-To get your forgotten registration or application no. You have to visit the official website.
-Here on the homepage you will see a link stating forgot your application number, just click on it. -Now after clicking on it you will be redirected to a new Find Application Number page. -Here you have to enter your details like Candidate name, father name, mother name, date of birth, and security pin. -Now in the end click on the Get Application Number button, and you will have your registration number which you have forgotten.

I would like to know CTET exam dates for year 2022- 23.

Reply to Lalita Chakranarayan

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Last date to apply online for CTET is 19 October 2022
To pay application fee is 20 October 2022
CTET exam date between 16 Dec 2022 to 13 January 2023.

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