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Updated By Shipra Sharma on 04 Aug, 2022 16:29

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CTET 2022 Syllabus (Available)

CTET Syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as per the NCTE guidelines. Candidates appearing for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) that is scheduled to be held soon should have complete knowledge and understanding of the CTET 2022 syllabus. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates as Classes 1 to 8 teachers in government schools such as  KVS, NVS, private schools, schools run by the state governments and others. The CTET syllabus carries important topics from Paper 1 (Classes 1 to 5) and Paper 2 (Class 6 to 8). There has been no change in the CTET 2022 syllabus and exam pattern in past few years.

The CTET syllabus for Paper 1 includes topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies and Paper 2 syllabus comprises topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. Aspirants need to appear for CTET 2022 Paper 1 if they want to become Classes 1 to 5 teachers and for Paper 2 if they want to teach Classes 6 to 8.

The detailed CTET syllabus for both papers is mentioned below. Have a look at the detailed section-wise syllabus below.

Also Read: CTET Exam Pattern 2022

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CTET Paper 1 Syllabus

Given below are the main topics of each section of CTET Paper 1 syllabus from which questions are asked in the exam:

CTET Subjects

CTET Important Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language-I

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Language-II

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Solids around Us, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

Environmental Studies 

Family and Friends, Food, Shelter, Water, Travel

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

In Child Development and Pedagogy section, a total of 30 MCQs are asked from the given topics:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Primary School Child)

(15 MCQs)

• 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-centred 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; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

(5 MCQs)

• 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

Learning and Pedagogy

(10 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

Language-II syllabus is a bit different from Language-I. The syllabus is as follows:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

In the Mathematics section, candidates' concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding will be tested. Given below is the complete syllabus for Maths:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(15 MCQs)

• Geometry

• Shapes & Spatial Understanding

• Solids around Us

• Numbers

• Addition and Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Measurement

• Weight

• Time

• Volume

• Data Handling

• Patterns

• Money

Pedagogical Issues

(15 MCQs)

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

• Place of Mathematics in 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

CTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies Section

Check below the detailed syllabus for the Environmental Studies (EVS):

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Miscellaneous 

(15 MCQs)

• Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants

• Food

• Shelter

• Water

• Travel

• Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical Issues

(15 MCQs)

• Concept and scope of EVS

• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

• Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

• Learning Principles

• Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

• Approaches of presenting concepts

• Activities

• Experimentation/Practical Work

• Discussion

• CCE

• Teaching material/Aids

• Problems

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CTET Paper 2 Syllabus

Given below are the main topics of each section of CTET Paper 2 syllabus from which questions are asked in the exam:

CTET Subjects

CTET Important Topics

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language-I

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Language-II

Comprehension, Pedagogy of Language Development

Mathematics

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration

Science 

Food, Materials, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources

Social Studies/Social Sciences

History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Pedagogical Issues

CTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy Section

In Child Development and Pedagogy section, questions will test candidates' educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the 11-14 years of age group. Have a look at the syllabus in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Child Development (Elementary School Child)

(15 MCQs)

• 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-centred 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;

• Assessing readiness levels of learners; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

(5 MCQs)

• 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

Learning and Pedagogy

(10 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-I Section

The Language-I section tests candidates' knowledge related to the medium of instructions. The topics from which questions are asked are mentioned in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem 

Questions will be from comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability 

(Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Language-II Section

The topics of Language-II section from which questions are asked are mentioned in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Language Comprehension

(15 MCQs)

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

Questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

(15 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Mathematics Section

The topics of the Mathematics section from which questions are asked are mentioned in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(20 MCQs)

• 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

Pedagogical Issues

(10 MCQs)

• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

• Language of Mathematics

• Community Mathematics

• Evaluation

• Remedial Teaching

• Problem of Teaching

CTET Syllabus for Science Section

The topics of the Science section from which questions are asked are mentioned in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(20 MCQs)

• 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

Pedagogical issues

(10 MCQs)

• 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

CTET Syllabus for Social Studies/ Social Sciences Section

The topics of the Social Studies section from which questions are asked are mentioned in the table below:

CTET Subjects/Units

Topics

Content

(40 MCQs)

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

Pedagogical issues

(20 MCQs)

• 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

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CTET Subject Wise Weightage of Important Topics

CTET Exam 2022 will comprise of Paper-1 and Paper-2. In order to clear CTET exam, it is required that the candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the topics that are asked in CTET exam. In the following section, information related to CTET Subject Wise Weightage of Important Topics have been provided for both Paper-1 and Paper-2.

CTET Exam 2022- Paper 1

CTET Paper 1 is conducted for recruting primary school teachers ie. teachers for class 1st to class 5th. Subject wise weightage for important topics for Paper 1 is as follows:

Name of the Important SubjectsTotal Number of Marks AllottedTotal Number of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Mathematics Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Language I Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Language II Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Environmental Studies Subject30 Marks30 Questions
TOTAL150 Marks150 Questions

CTET Exam 2022-Paper 2

CTET Paper 2 is conducted for recruiting teachers for elementary school ie. class 6th to class 8th. CTET subject wise weigthage for Paper 2 is as follows:

Name of the Important SubjectsTotal Number of Marks AllottedTotal Number of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Mathematics Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Language I Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Language II Subject30 Marks30 Questions
Social Studies Subject30 Marks30 Questions
TOTAL150 Marks150 Questions

CTET 2022 Syllabus PDF Download

The detailed syllabus of CTET 2022 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below -

Complete Syllabus of CTET 2022 (Paper I & II) - Download
CTET Important Questions, Topics and Preparation Strategy 2022

CTET 2022 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

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CTET 2022 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

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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, you are not eligible for CTET 2021 Exam with an M.Com degree, in order to be eligible, you must have a degree in teacher education. For more details, we advised you to visit our CTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria page.

Please fill out our Common application form for more information about the CTET 2021 Exam. Our admissions counsellor will then contact you and provide you with all of the relevant information regarding the CTET exam. You can also call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 for FREE counselling if you have any other questions.

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FAQs about CTET Syllabus

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.

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.

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.

Does the syllabus for CTET changes every year?

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

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.

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