CTET September 2016 Test Pattern and Exam Structure

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CTET 2016 Exam pattern with Details Marks Distribution

The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII on 21st December 2015 

Let’s have a look at the CTET 2016 Test Pattern and Exam Structure

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET 2016 September) will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which will be of one mark each. There will be four alternatives out of which only one answer will be correct. There is no negative marking.          

 

The CTET paper is conducted in two categories:

Paper I: This paper is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II: This paper is for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: If a candidate intends to teach both the levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) then they will be required to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Test Structure and Content for Paper I

The duration for Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage is two-and-a-half hours. The test consists of:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

 

All five of these sections consists of 30 MCQs each, which are of one mark each making the section worth 150 Marks

Exam pattern for Paper I (for Class I to V) Primary Stage with marks distribution: All sections Compulsory

Part

Subject

Max. Marks

Max. Questions

Time Allotted

I

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

 

2.5 hours

II

Language I

30

30

III

Language II

30

30

IV

Mathematics

30

30

V

Environmental Studies

30

30

Nature and standard of questions for Paper I:

The questions related to Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

The questions in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

The questions in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The questions in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Test Structure and Content for Paper II

The duration of Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage is two-and-a-half hours. The test consists of:

  1. Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)
  2. Language I (compulsory)
  3. Language II (compulsory)
  4. For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science
  5. For Social Studies/Social Science teacher: Social Science
  6. For any other teacher–either Mathematics and Science or Social Science

 

The first three sections consist of 30 MCQs each and the fourth section 60 MCQs making Paper II to be of 150 Marks as well.  

Exam pattern for Paper II Pattern (for Class VI to VIII) Elementary Stage with marks distribution: All sections Compulsory

 

Part

Subject

Max. Marks

Max. Questions

Time Allotted

I

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

 

2.5 hours

II

Language I

30

30

III

Language II

30

30

IV

(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :
Mathematics and Science
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher :
Social Science
(c) For any other teacher–either (a) or (b)

60

60

Nature and standard of questions for Paper II:

The questions related to Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.

The questions in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

The questions in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The questions in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

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