CTET Syllabus 2020

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CTET (July) 2020 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) that is scheduled to be held on 05th July 2020 should have complete knowledge and understanding of the CTET 2020 syllabus and CTET 2020 exam pattern. Candidates should note that CTET consists of two papers - Paper I and Paper II and the questions in the entrance exam are based on the important subjects and topics prescribed in the syllabus of CTET. The syllabus of CTET 2020 for Paper I and Paper II includes subjects like Child Development & Pedagogy, Language- I and Language – II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Studies/Social Sciences. With the help of CTET syllabus 2020, candidates preparing for the entrance exam will exactly know what should be prepared to ace the entrance examination. 

CTET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in offline mode and through this exam, meritorious candidates can get teaching jobs in various central and state government schools. Paper-I is conducted for the aspirants who wish to teach students of Class 1 to 5, whereas Paper II can be taken by the candidates willing to teach Class 6 to 8. Questions in the CTET 2020 will be asked in both Hindi and English language and negative marking is not applicable in the entrance exam. It is also advisable to the candidates preparing for the entrance exam to also refer to the NCERT textbooks apart from the syllabus of CTET 2020. 

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Detailed CTET 2020 (July) Syllabus

CTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper I (For Classes I to V) Primary Stage:

I. Child Development and Pedagogy

IV. Mathematics

II. Language – I

V. Environmental Studies

III. Language – II


CTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper-II (For Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

I.Child Development and Pedagogy

IV. Mathematics and Science

II. Language – I

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences

III. Language – II


Complete Syllabus of CTET 2020 (Paper I & II) - Download

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FAQs about CTET Syllabus

How many subjects are included in CTET syllabus?

There will be 5 major subjects for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics & Science or Social Science/Social Studies, and Environmental studies.

Does the syllabus for CTET changes every year?

No, the CTET syllabus for every year remains the same. Although, the questions are different.

What are some of the important topics to prepare for CTET 2020?

Some of the Important topics for CTET are Child Development and its relation to learning, Influence of Heredity & Environment, Reading comprehension and Poems, Moving Things People and Ideas, Natural Resources, Social and Political Life, Measurement, Algebra, Etc.

Which section has the highest weightage for CTET exam?

The Child Development and Pedagogy section in Paper-I has the highest weightage. However, the mathematics & Science or Social Science/Social Studies section in Paper-II contains the highest weightage.

Will there be a different syllabus for Paper I and Paper II?

No, the syllabus for both the papers is almost the same. However, the level of complexity for Paper-II is higher than that of Paper-I.

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