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CTET 2021 Important Questions, Topics, Preparation Plan

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaPublished On: April 03, 2021 | CTET

With the dates of CTET July 2021 expected soon, the students must be wondering through which topics and questions among the CTET 2021 syllabus are important and how to prepare for the exam.

CTET Important Questions, Topics, Preparation Plan

The official notification for CTET 2021 (for July Session) is expected soon. The national level exam is crucial for the students who wish to pursue a degree in Bachelors of Education. With the dates coming closer for the exam, the students must be wondering through which topics and questions among the CTET 2021 syllabus are important and how to prepare for the exam. This article will cover various exam-related articles for students going for CTET 2021 exam including paper pattern, important topics, questions, and preparation tips.

CTET Important Questions 2021

Some of the important questions for CTET 2021 are listed below:

Ques: A teacher in the classroom will be considered as which one of the following?

Ans: A Leader

Ques: What should parents do for the harmonious development of their child’s personality development?

Ans: The parents should provide a conducive environment for the child at home

Ques: What attitude should a teacher possess for students who are weak in studies?

Ans: Sympathetic

Ques: What is the main objective of teaching?

Ans: To develop the thinking abilities of the students

Ques: What are the crucial characteristics of a teacher?

Ans: Having sympathy for students

Ques: How can you reduce the amount of absenteeism in class?

Ans: By teaching regularly and effectively

Ques: What does the achievement of a student depend on?

Ans: The learning and teaching process of the classroom.

Ques: How do you address a new Millenium teacher?

Ans: As a learning facilitator

Ques: What personality should a good teacher possess?

Ans: Knowing the problems faced by the students and having the power to help them.

Ques: How should a teacher treat an aggressive student in the class?

Ans: Give him/her proper advise and guide him/her.

CTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2021

The CTET 2020 exam will be conducted in the pen and paper mode. The exam will be for a total duration of 150 minutes. There will be 5 sections in each paper consisting of 30 questions each. There will be no negative marking in CTET 2020 exam.

The candidates who want to become a teacher for class 1 to 5 will have to appear for CTET paper 1. The paper pattern for CTET paper 1 is given in the table below:



Number of Questions


Section A: Child Development and pedagogy

150 Minutes



Section B: Mathematics



Section C: Language 1



Section D: Language 2



Section E: Environmental Studies






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CTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2021

The candidates who want to become a teacher for class 5 to 8 will have to appear for CTET paper 2. The paper pattern for CTET paper 2 is given in the table below:



Number of Questions


Section A: Child Development and pedagogy

150 minutes



Section B: Language 1



Section C: Language 2



Section D: Science & Mathematics (for mathematics and science teachers) or Social Science (for social science teachers)






CTET Important Topics 2021 (Section Wise)

The section-wise important topics for CTET 2021 is given in the table below:

Section: Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development and its relation to learning
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Questions Related to Education Act
  • Socialisation processes
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Individual differences
  • Specially-abled Learners
  • Concept of Inclusive Education
  • Questions Related to Theories
  • Motivation and learning
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Processes of teaching and learning
  • Pedagogy Issues
  • Practical Questions

Section: Language (Hindi and English)

  • Reading comprehension and Poems
  • Pedagogy questions

Section: Science

  • The World of the Living
  • Pedagogical issues related question
  • Food
  • Materials
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • Natural Resources

Section: Mathematics


  • Mathematics Pedagogy
  • Geometry
  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Time
  • Measurement & Weight
  • Volume
  • Data Handling & Patterns


  • Mathematics Pedagogy
  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data Analysis
  • Mensuration
  • Arithmetic

Section: Environmental Studies

  • Pedagogy of Environmental Studies
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Family & Friend
  • Water
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Travel
  • Shelters
  • Things we Make and Do 

Section: Social Science and Social Studies

  • Pedagogical issues related to Social Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Social and Political Life

How to Prepare for CTET 2021

In order to prepare for CTET 2021, the students need to keep a few important points in mind. Although, hard work and study is the key to successful results, keeping into consideration some of the important points will help you strengthen your grip over the syllabus. Some important tips to study for CTET 2021 are given as below:

1. Understand CTET 2021 syllabus and Paper Pattern

The initial phase of CTET 2020 preparation is to understand the paper pattern and the syllabus to cover. This will help the student understand which topics must be covered and how to answer the questions in the exam.

2. Prepare a Study Timetable

It is also important for the students to prepare a study timetable and stick to it. First, calculate how much overall time do you get to study. Then based on the time, distribute your time for each topic. Remember to allot more time to the topics in which you are weaker and less time to the topics which you know already. Also, plan your study timetable in such a way that the last 2-3 weeks is dedicated to practising and solving mock tests.

3. Practice Previous Year’s Papers

Practice as many previous year’s papers as you can. It is important as most of the time, some of the questions get repeated every year. This will help you solve those questions in the exam easily and will also help you understand what type of questions are asked in the CTET exam.

4. Practice Mock Tests and Practice Papers

Along with the previous year’s papers, it is also important to practice mock tests and practice papers. This will help you learn basic formulas and will also boost your speed in terms of solving mathematical problems.

5..Study NCERT Textbooks

A lot of the syllabus for CTET is covered from the NCERT textbooks. Hence, make sure that the primary source of your preparation for the CTET 2021 exam is from the NCERT books. You can easily find the NCERT textbooks online free of cost.

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