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CTET 2018 Syllabus for Class VI-VIII Teacher

Syllabus of CTET 2018 for Class VI-VIII Teacher

CTET 2018 Syllabus for Class VI – VIII – CTET 2018 Exam syllabus is out. To prepare for the examination, the first thing you will require is the complete information of CTET 2018 Exam Syllabus. Read this article to know every important details of CTET 2018 syllabus for class VI – VIII with detail of topic covered in paper 1 and paper 2 of CTET 2018 respectively.

CTET is conducted for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools of the Central Government and schools under the Administrative Control of UT of Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT of Delhi. CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET

All about CTET 2018 Syllabus

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 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.

Both paper I and paper II has three basic subjects that are common to all these subjects are Child Development & Pedagogy, language I and Language II and few specific subjects which depends upon the subject opted by the teacher like Mathematics, Science, Social and environmental studies

Basic subjects

  • Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)
  • Language I (compulsory)
  • Language II (compulsory)

Specific subjects

  • For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science
  • For Social Studies/Social Science teacher: Social Science
  • For any other teacher–either Mathematics and Science or Social Science
  • Environmental studies

SYLLABUS of CTET 2018

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions
  2. a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) 15 Questions
  • 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-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 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; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  1. b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5 Questions
  • 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
  1. 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 

Language I 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

    • 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

 

III. Language – II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions

  • 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

Mathematics and Science 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

  • 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

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

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

(ii) Science 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

  • 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

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

  • 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

Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

a) Content 40 Questions

  • 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

b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

  • 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

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes VI-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks

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7 Responses to “CTET 2018 Syllabus for Class VI-VIII Teacher”

  1. Flora says:

    sir i hav jst passed my 12th .i m getitng history honours in DU i want to prepare for civil services when is the right time to start for it nd when can i join coaching .??? .and will it will be helpfull to take history .??? .will there be any change in pattern .???? .wch subjects combination is best for preparing ??? i havent got good % in 12th due to some reasons plz guide me sir

  2. Harikrishna says:

    Hi sir,i passed b.ed with 69 % and MCA with 76%. May I eligible for applying PGT and TGT teacher
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  3. Isha says:

    I am mca.Can I apply for this exam if yes than which subjects I should study plz rply.

  4. Mrs.Seema goswami says:

    i need to clear this ctet exam as soon as possible.

  5. Mrs.Seema goswami says:

    actually my motive is to teach children in a systematic ,

  6. K.Raj Kumari Mama says:

    Please show me all the details

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