Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2011

Central Teacher Eligibility Test or CTET 2011 will be conducted on 26 June 2011, the admit cards are already dispatched. A control room will  be functional from 20th June 2011 to 25th June 2011 from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM and on 26th June 2011 from 06.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Candidates who don’t receive admit cards can also contact regarding duplicate admit cards.

Contact the control room on the following telephone numbers:-
08447981586, 08447981587, 08447981588, 08447981589 and 08447981590

Important Events & Dates for CTET 2011

1 Date of Examination 26th June, 2011 Paper-I 0930-1100 hrs*
Paper-II 1230-1400 hrs*
2 Centre of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card
3 Declaration of Results By 26th July, 2011
4 Dispatch of CTET Certificates/Mark Sheet By 26th August, 2011
5 Materials to be brought on the day of
examination
Admit Card and Blue/ Black Ball Point Pen of good
quality.
6 Rough work All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet
only. The candidate should NOT do any rough work or put stray mark on the Answer Sheet.

TIME SCHEDULE

Paper I Paper II
DATE OF EXAMINATION 26.06.2011 26.06.2011
a) Entry in the Examination Hall 09.00 hrs. 12.00 hrs.
b) Distribution of Test Booklet 09.20 hrs. 12.20 hrs.
c) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to
take out the Answer Sheet
09.25 hrs. 12.25 hrs.
d) Last entry in the Examination Hall 09.30 hrs. 12.30 hrs.
e) Test commences 09.30 hrs. 12.30 hrs.
f) Test concludes 11.00 hrs. 14.00 hrs.

DATE OF EXAMINATION

DATE OF EXAMINATION PAPER TIMING DURATION
26.06.2011 I 09.30 TO 11.00 HOURS 1.30 HOURS
26.06.2011 II 12.30 TO 14.00 HOURS 1.30 HOURS

CTET Pattern/ Structure

All questions in CTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of CTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V. (ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for classes I to V):

Duration of examination – one-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content (All Compulsory):
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).
  • The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes’ I-V, by the NCERT/CBSE.
  • The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes’ I-V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII):

Duration of examination – one-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content:
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science – 60 MCQs 60 marks
(b) For Social studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science – 60 MCQs 60 marks
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)

Nature and standard of questions:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.
  • The Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the NCERT/CBSE.
  • The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI- VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.

LANGUAGE OF THE QUESTION PAPER: The question paper shall be either in English, Hindi or Sanskrit.

CTET Syllabus

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS (Paper I and Paper II)

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

a) Child Development (Primary 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-centered 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; 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 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
• 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
III. Language- II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15Questions
• 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
• Geometry
• Shapes & Spatial Understanding
• Solids around Us
• Numbers
• Addition and Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
• Measurement
• Weight
• Time
• Volume
• Data Handling
• Patterns
• Money
b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions
• 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

IV. Mathematics
a) Content

• Evaluation through formal and informal methods
• Problems of Teaching
• Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
• Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
V.Environmental Studies
a) Content
1. Family and Friends:
1.1 Relationships;
1.2 Work and Play;
1.3 Animals;
1.4 Plants
2. Food
3. Shelter
4. Water
5. Travel
6. Things We Make and Do
b) Pedagogical Issues
• 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
30 Questions
15 Questions
15 Questions

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

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-centered 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; 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
• 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

III. Language- II 30 Questions

a) Comprehension 15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on
comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15Questions
• 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

IV. (A) 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)
■ Constructions (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
• Problems of Teaching
(ii) Science 30 Questions
a) Content 20 Questions
I Food
• Sources of food

• Components of food
• Cleaning food
II. Materials
• Materials of daily use
III. The World of the Living
IV. Moving Things People and Ideas
V. How things work
• Electric current and circuits
• Magnets
VI. Natural Phenomena
VII. 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

V. Social Studies/ Social Sciences 60 Questions
a) Content 40 Questions
(i) 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
(ii) 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
(iii) 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

c) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions
• 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

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks

13 thoughts on “Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2011”

  1. dear sir,
    i have not recived admit card. plz tel me.my application-no-5470004-46557 my date of birth is 04/03/1988
    plz sand me my roll.no

  2. good evening sir/madam,
    i am manorama dwivedi d/o Mr Rajendra dutt Dwivedi from (mardan naka behind of awasthi bhawan) Banda,UP pin code-210001. plz send my application number.My DD number is 016180 from Punjab National Bank banda. plz send me info or mail me.

    1. my application no. 1620454 & date of birth 17/06/1984 plese send my admit card, contact no. 09905539871

  3. I HAVE NOT GOT MY ADMIT CARD MY EXAM.AND MY EXAM WILL BE ON 26TH JUNE SO PLZ CONTECT ME 9811408478 &SEND MY ADMIT CARD

  4. i have submited online form of my sister named sandhya dhalendra .but her admit caard have not met till .it also not found by net. her appl.no. is 5111676. dob _10/08/1983 please send her adm card .

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