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CTET 2021 Paper 2 : Exam Date, Notification, Applicability, Exam Pattern, Minimum Qualifying Marks, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Preparation

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CTET 2021  Paper 2 Applicability 
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Exam Date 
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Notification
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Exam Pattern 
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Minimum Qualifying Marks
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Syllabus
CTET 2021 Paper 2 Eligibility criteria

 

CTET 2021 Paper 2 Important Information


CBSE has released the official notification for CTET 2021 Exam on 20th September 2021. CTET Exam will be held from 16th December 2021 to 13th January 2022. to  CTET is an opportunity for the aspirants of the teaching sector to become a teacher in various Central Government Schools such as NVS, KVS, Tibetan Schools, etc.
 

CTET 2021  Paper 2 Applicability

The CTET is needed to apply in the Central Government  (Kendriya Vidyalaya,  Navodya Vidyalaya,  Central Tibetan Schools, etc.)  and schools under the administrative control of UT's of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi. There are also unaided private schools who consider the CTET certificates for recruitment of teachers.
Schools which are owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. But there are times when the State Government also considers the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
According to CBSE Affiliation By-Law 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in the schools affiliated to CBSE stands amended to that extend and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter i.e. 6th March 2012 to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the CBSE shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.
 

CTET 2021  Paper 2 Exam Date 

CBSE has released the new CTET 2020 exam date.  CBSE is planning to conduct the exam between 16th December, 2021 to 13th Januaury 2022. The CTET exam will be conducted at the CTET exam centre with all the precautions needed for Covid.

CTET will be held in two shifts. The timings of  Paper 2 is given below. 

Paper

Timing

Duration

Paper-II

2:30 P.M to 05:00 P.M

2.30 Hours

 

CTET 2021 Paper 2 Notification

Exam Name

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)

Type of Job

Teaching Jobs

Session of the Year

CTET December 2021

Official Website

ctet.nic.in

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper

Mode of Application

Online Form

Language Medium

20 languages

Average No of Applicants

25-30 lakhs

Exam Duration

Two and a half hour(per paper)

Negative Marking

NA

 

CTET 2021 Paper-2  Exam Pattern

CBSE conducts two papers for CTET in two different sessions. CTET Paper 1 is for the aspirants who wish to become teachers of Class 1 to V while Paper 2 is for the aspirants who wish to become teachers of Class VI to VIII. A candidate may apply for both the papers too depending on the eligibility. 

The questions are Multiple Choice questions which will be in bilingual medium, i.e both in English and Hindi.

There is no negative marking for the CTET Exam. 

CTET Paper 2 (Class 6 to 8) (Mathematics and Science Teachers)-

Subject

No. of Question

    Max. Marks

Duration

Child Development & Pedagogy     

30

30

 

 

 

  2 hrs. 30 mins.  

    (150 mins.)

Language (I)* - Hindi

30

30

Language (II)* - English

30

30

Maths & Science

60

60

Total

150

150

 

 

CTET 2021 Paper-2  Minimum Qualifying Marks

The aspirants who appear in CTET will be issued a Marks Statement. Those who secure 60% and above marks will be issued an Eligibility Certificate.
The School Authorities (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) might consider giving concessions to aspirants who belong to SC/ST, OBC, differently-abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy and on providing original certificate by the candidates.
Qualifying the CTET doesn't mean that would confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment. 
 

CTET 2021 Paper-2 Syllabus 

CTET Syllabus Paper 2 covers a higher level of topics, where candidates will be tested on the basis of their learning ability, their evaluation ability and the specialised subject. Given are the topics for the second paper of CTET.

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus Topics

I. Child Development and Pedagogy- 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Elementary 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-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.

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

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

  • Motivation and learning

  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Language I 30 Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions

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

  • A 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

III. Language-II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with a question 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 too

  • A 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching 

IV. Mathematics and Science 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

  • 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

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

  • Language of Mathematics

  • Community Mathematics

  • Evaluation

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Problem of Teaching

ii) Science 30 Questions

a) Content 20 Questions

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

b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

  • 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

Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

a)Content 40 Questions

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

b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

  • Classroom Processes, activities and discourse

  • Developing Critical thinking

  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

  • Sources – Primary & Secondary

  • Projects Work

  • Evaluation
     

CTET 2021  Paper 2 Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria include the qualification of the candidate in terms of the education degrees/ achievements. The criteria for Class I to V is different from that of Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage). Applicants are requested to read about the eligibility criteria and then submit the application.

Eligibility criteria for Classes VI to VIII (Elementary Stage)

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education; OR

  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed); OR

  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed); OR

  • Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed); OR

  • Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passing or appearing in the final year of 4-year B.A./B.Sc. Ed or B.A.-Ed/B.Sc.Ed; or Graduation with at least 50% marks and passing or appearing in 1-year B.Ed (Special Education).

  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year of bachelor degree in education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc are provisionally admitted and their CTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid examinations.

  • The candidate not having any of the above qualifications shall not be eligible for appearing in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.

  • The candidate should satisfy his/her eligibility before applying and shall be personally responsible in case he/she is not eligible to apply as per the given eligibility criteria

CTET 2020 Paper-2  Age Limit Criteria
There is no age restriction for applying for the CTET Exam. The age limit for CTET requires you to possess the education qualification such as B.El.Ed, B.Ed. (passed or final year appearing). There is no age bar for the application.
 

 

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