Tuesday 5 December 2023

CTET Paper-II Syllabus 2024


CTET Paper-II Syllabus 2024

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024

Subjects/ Topics



I. Child Development and Pedagogy



II. Language I (compulsory) 



III. Language II (compulsory) 



IV. A. Mathematics & Science or

 B. Social Studies & Social Science

30 + 30





I. Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions):

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child - 15 Questions):

  • Concept of Development and its Relationship with Learning:
    • Understanding the interconnectedness of developmental stages and the learning process.
  • Principles of Child Development:
    • Exploring fundamental principles that govern the growth and maturation of children.
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment:
    • Examining the impact of genetic factors and environmental influences on a child's development.
  • Socialization Processes:
    • Analyzing the role of the social world, including teachers, parents, and peers, in shaping a child's behavior.
  • Theories of Development:
    • Delving into the perspectives of Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky, and critically evaluating their constructs.
  • Child-Centered and Progressive Education:
    • Understanding the concepts of child-centric and progressive educational approaches.
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence:
    • Exploring the various facets of intelligence beyond traditional measures.
  • Gender as a Social Construct:
    • Examining gender roles, biases, and their implications for educational practices.
  • Assessment and Evaluation:
    • Distinguishing between assessment for learning and assessment of learning, including school-based assessment and continuous comprehensive evaluation.

b) Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs (5 Questions):

  • Addressing Diverse Learners:
    • Strategies for catering to learners from varied backgrounds, including the disadvantaged and deprived.
  • Inclusive Education:
    • Ensuring accessibility and support for learners with learning difficulties and special needs.
  • Talented, Creative, Specially Abled Learners:
    • Recognizing and addressing the unique needs of students with exceptional abilities.

c) Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions):

  • Processes of Teaching and Learning:
    • Understanding how children think, learn, and the reasons behind academic challenges.
  • Social Context of Learning:
    • Recognizing learning as a social activity and considering the societal influences.
  • Child as a Problem Solver:
    • Emphasizing the role of the child as a critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Cognition, Emotions, and Motivation:
    • Exploring the psychological aspects of learning, including cognition, emotions, and motivation.
  • Factors Contributing to Learning:
    • Identifying personal and environmental factors that contribute to the learning process.



II. Language I (30 Questions):

a) Language Comprehension (15 Questions):

  • Reading Unseen Passages:
    • Analyzing prose, drama, and poetry with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar, and verbal ability.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions):

  • Principles of Language Teaching:
    • Understanding foundational principles of language instruction.
  • Role of Grammar in Communication:
    • Critically assessing the role of grammar in verbal and written communication.
  • Language Skills Evaluation:
    • Assessing comprehension and proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Teaching-Learning Materials:
    • Exploring the use of textbooks, multimedia resources, and multilingual tools in the classroom.
  • Remedial Teaching:
    • Strategies for addressing language difficulties, errors, and disorders.


III. Language II (30 Questions):

a) Comprehension (15 Questions):

  • Unseen Prose Passages:
    • Comprehending discursive, literary, narrative, or scientific passages with questions on grammar and verbal ability.

b) Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions):

  • Principles of Language Teaching:
    • Reiterating foundational principles of language instruction.
  • Role of Grammar in Communication:
    • Further exploring the significance of grammar in effective communication.
  • Language Skills Evaluation:
    • Assessing comprehension and proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Teaching-Learning Materials:
    • Leveraging textbooks, multimedia resources, and multilingual tools for effective language instruction.
  • Remedial Teaching:
    • Addressing language difficulties, errors, and disorders through targeted teaching strategies.


IV. (A) Mathematics and Science (60 Questions):

(i) Mathematics (30 Questions):

a) Content (20 Questions):

  • Number System:
    • Comprehensive coverage of number theory and operations.
  • Algebra:
    • Introduction to algebraic concepts and applications.
  • Geometry:
    • Understanding basic geometric ideas in two and three dimensions.
  • Mensuration:
    • Exploring measurement concepts and calculations.
  • Data Handling:
    • Analyzing and interpreting data.

b) Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions):

  • Nature of Mathematics:
    • Understanding the essence and logic of mathematical thinking.
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum:
    • Considering the role of mathematics in the overall curriculum.
  • Community Mathematics:
    • Relating mathematical concepts to real-world applications.
  • Evaluation and Remedial Teaching:
    • Strategies for assessing learning outcomes and addressing challenges in mathematical understanding.


(ii) Science (30 Questions):

a) Content (20 Questions):

  • Food:
    • Understanding sources and components of food, and principles of nutrition.
  • Materials:
    • Exploring materials of daily use and their properties.
  • The World of the Living:
    • Concepts related to living organisms and ecosystems.
  • Moving Things, People, and Ideas:
    • Understanding transportation, human movement, and communication.
  • How Things Work:
    • Basics of electricity, circuits, magnets, and natural phenomena.
  • Natural Resources:
    • Exploration of Earth's resources and conservation principles.


b) Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions):

  • Nature and Structure of Sciences:
    • Understanding the characteristics and structure of scientific knowledge.
  • Approaches to Teaching Science:
    • Integrating approaches for effective science instruction.
  • Observation, Experimentation, and Discovery:
    • Promoting scientific inquiry and discovery-based learning.
  • Evaluation in Science Education:
    • Assessing cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains in science education.
  • Problems and Remedial Teaching:
    • Addressing challenges in science education and strategies for remediation.


V. Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions):

I. History (20 Questions):

  • A comprehensive examination of historical events, societies, and civilizations.
  • Coverage of key topics such as the earliest societies, political developments, cultural changes, and post-independence India.


II. Geography (10 Questions):

  • Understanding geography as both a social study and a science.
  • Exploring topics such as the planet Earth, the environment, resources, and human settlement.


III. Social and Political Life (10 Questions):

  • Analysis of social and political aspects, including diversity, government structures, and social justice.
  • Emphasis on concepts like democracy, local government, media, and constitutional principles.


b) Pedagogical Issues (20 Questions):

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies:
    • Understanding the interdisciplinary nature and objectives of social science.
  • Classroom Processes and Activities:
    • Strategies for engaging students and facilitating discourse in the classroom.
  • Critical Thinking Development:
    • Encouraging the development of critical thinking skills among students.
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence:
    • Emphasizing the importance of evidence-based learning and inquiry.
  • Problem-Solving Approaches:
    • Addressing challenges in teaching social sciences and problem-solving strategies.
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary:
    • Recognizing and utilizing primary and secondary sources for effective teaching.
  • Project Work and Evaluation:
    • Incorporating project-based learning and assessing student performance.

This detailed breakdown aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the CTET Paper-II syllabus, covering essential topics in child development, language proficiency, mathematics, science, and social studies. Candidates are advised to use this as a guide and refer to official CTET resources for the most up-to-date information. Best of luck in your preparation!