CTET Syllabus 2020: Paper 2

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In order to secure qualifying marks in CTET 2020, candidates appearing in CTET Exam 2020 (December Session), must thoroughly go through the CTET syllabus 2020.

So far, there haven’t been any major changes in the CTET syllabus 2020.  The syllabus of CTET exam majorly remains unchanged every year. The detailed syllabus is also available on CTET’s official website www.ctet.nic.in in the Information Bulletin December 2020.

visit this web-site CTET syllabus 2020 Paper 2:

The syllabus for the CTET 2020 exam comprises:

  • Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • (A) Mathematics/Science or (B) Social Studies/Science.

Candidates who want to teach Classes VI to VIII are required to take Paper-II exam of CTET 2020 whereas Paper 1 of CTET 2020 will make the aspirants eligible for teaching Class I to V.

The Syllabus of CTET 2020 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are slightly different as they are designed to assess the capabilities of candidates to teach primary and upper primary level students. The detailed syllabus for CTET 2020 is designed in such a way that it thoroughly check candidates understanding for different levels respectively.

As per the CTET exam pattern, mode of the exam would be online and both Paper I and II will be of objective type/ MCQs.

The basic syllabus of CTET 2020 remains the same in both the papers. However, there is a noticeable difference in the difficulty level of Paper1 and Paper 2. Also, in Paper 2, there would be additional papers of  Maths/Science and Social Science.

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Child Development & Pedagogy: 30 questions


 a) Child Development (Primary 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

 Distinction between Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning: School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: Perspective and Practice


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


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

 Factors Contributing to Learning-Personal & Environmental

 Motivation and Learning


Language I: 30 questions


a) Language Comprehension: (15 questions)

Reading Unseen Passages – Two passages one prose or drama and one poem consisting of 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

 Remedial Teaching

 Evaluating Language Comprehension and Proficiency; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing

 Teaching-Learning Materials: Textbook, Multi-Media Materials, Multilingual Resource of the Classroom


Language II: 30 questions

a) Comprehension: (15 questions)

Two Unseen Prose Passage (Discursive or Literary or Narrative or Scientific) with Questions 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: 30 questions

a) Content: (20 questions)

 Number System

 1. Knowing our Numbers

 2. Playing with Numbers

 3. Whole Numbers

 4. Negative Numbers and Integers

 5. Fractions


 1. Introduction to Algebra

 2. Ratio and Proportion


 1. Basic Geometrical Idea (2-D)

 2. Understanding Elementary Shapes (2D and 3D)

 3. Symmetry (Reflection)

 4. Construction (Using Straight Edge Scale, Protractor, Compasses)

 5. Mensuration

 6. Data Handling


b) Pedagogical Issues: (10 questions)

Nature of Mathematics/Logical Thinking; Understanding Children’s Thinking and Reasoning Patterns and Strategies of Making Meaning and Learning

 Place of Mathematics in the 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


Science: 30 questions

a) Content: (20 questions)


 1. Sources of Food

 2. Components of Food

 3. Cleaning Food


 1. Materials of Daily Use

 The World of the Living

 Moving Things, People, and Ideas

 How Things Work

 1. Electric Current and Circuits

 2. 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/Experimental/Discovery (Method of Science)


 Text Material/Aids

 Evaluation – Cognitive/Psychomotor/Effective


 Remedial Teaching

Social Science: 60 questions

a) Content: (40 questions)


 1. When, Where and How

 2. The Earliest Societies

 3. The First Farmers and Herders

 4. The First Cities

 6. New Ideas

 7. The First Empire

 8. Contacts with Distant Lands

 9. Political Developments

 10. Culture and Science

 11. New Kings and Kingdoms

 12. Sultans of Delhi

 13. Architecture

 14. Creation of an Empire

 15. Social Change

 16. Regional Cultures

 17. The Establishment of Company Power

 18. Rural Life and Society

 19. Colonialism and Tribal Societies

 20. The Revolt of 1857-58

 21. Women and Reform

 22. Challenging the Caste System

 23. The Nationalist Movement

 24. India after Independence


 1. Geography as a Social Study and as a Science

 2. Plant: Earth in the Solar System

 3. Globe

 4. Environment in its Totality: Natural and Human Environment

 5. Air

 6. Water

 7. Human Environment: Settlement, Transport, and Communication

 8. Resources: Types – Natural and Human

 9. Agriculture

 Social and Political Life

 1. Diversity

 2. Government

 3. Local Government

 4. Making a Living

 5. Democracy

 6. State Government

 7. Understanding Media

 8. Unpacking Gender

 9. The Constitution

 10. Parliamentary Government

 11. The Judiciary


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



Note: For the detailed syllabus of classes l-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks.

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