CTET Exam Pattern 2018

 

CTET Exam pattern 2018 – CBSE has released the exam pattern of CTET 2018 in the official notification. The exam pattern of CTET gives information about the mode of the exam, time duration, sectional division, marking scheme, etc. The exam pattern of CTET 2018 is essential for candidates to understand the various aspects of the exam. Before making a preparation plan, candidates must go through the exam pattern of CTET 2018, along with the syllabus. They can accordingly have a clear preparation plan for CTET 2018. Read the article below to find out more about CTET 2018 Exam Pattern.

 

There are two papers of  CTET that candidates can take are – Paper I is for candidates who intend to teach classes I to V and Paper II is for candidates who want to teach classes VI to VIII. Aspiring candidates who wish to teach classes I to VIII need to take both Papers I and II. CTET 2018 will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on December 9, 2018. Candidates aspiring to take CTET could apply from August 1 to 27.

 

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  • CTET 2018 will be held in offline mode.
  • The question papers will be bilingual (Hindi & English) which will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Both papers – I and II will carry 150 marks each.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Time duration to attempt both papers – I and II will be 2 hours 30 minutes each.

CTET Exam Pattern 2018 – Paper I (Primary Stage)

S. No. Sections No. of Questions No. of Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2. Language I (compulsory) 30 30
3. Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4. Mathematics 30 30
5. Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks
  • Paper I or primary stage will have candidates recruited as teachers of class I to V.
  • There will be five sections in CTET Paper I – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.
  • All the sections of this paper will be mandatory.
  • Each section will carry 30 marks (1 mark for each question).
  • Total number of questions will be 150 that will carry a total of 150 marks.

Nature and standard of questions – Paper I:

  • Questions of the Child Development and Pedagogy section will be based on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to students of age 6 to 11 years. The focus will be on the understanding the characteristics of individual students, the interaction of the students and qualities of a good teacher.
  • Language I section will test candidates on their proficiency in the medium of instruction (for Hindi and English medium schools).
  • Language II sections will have questions that focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language I and II must be in two different languages. The candidates can choose a language as Language I and another language as Language II from the available language options. He/she will be required to specify the same on the Confirmation Page while applying.
  • In the sections of Mathematics and Environmental Studies, questions will be based on concepts, problem-solving abilities, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • Questions of Paper I will be based on the prescribed NCERT syllabus of classes I to V. Difficulty level of questions (of this syllabus) and their linkages could be up to the secondary stage.

CTET Exam Pattern 2018 – Paper II (Elementary Stage) 

S. No. Sections No. of Questions No. of Marks
1. Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 30
2. Language I (compulsory) 30 30
3. Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4. Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher only) 60 60
5. Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs, 60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only) 60 60
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Note: Apart from the above-mentioned teacher categories in point 4 and 5 in the table above, for any other teacher, either section 4 or 5 (either of the two) will be relevant.

  • Candidates will be recruited as teachers of classes VI to VIII after attempting and qualifying Paper II of CTET.
  • Total number of questions will be 150 for 150 marks.
  • There will be five sections (Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II, Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies) in CTET Paper II out of which candidates will have to take four.
  • Candidates who aspire to be mathematics or science teachers must attempt the Mathematics and Science section.
  • Candidates who want to be social studies teachers must attempt the Social Studies section.
  • Other applicants shall take either Mathematics and Science section or Social Studies section.

Nature and standard of questions – Paper II:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy section will have questions based on the educational psychology of teaching and learning, related to students of age 11 to 14 years. The candidates will be tested on their understanding of different types of students, their needs, and psychology, teachers’ interaction with these students and the qualities of a good teacher.
  • Language I section will test candidates on their proficiency in the medium of instruction (for Hindi and English medium schools).
  • Language II sections will have questions that focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language I and II must be two different languages. The candidates can choose a language as Language I and another language as Language II from the available language options. He/she will be required to specify the same on the Confirmation Page while applying.
  • The questions in the sections of Mathematics and Science and Social Studies/Social Science will be based on the concepts, problem-solving ability and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • Paper II will have questions that are based on prescribed NCERT syllabus of classes VI to VIII but their difficulty level and linkages can be up to the level of senior secondary stage.

CTET Syllabus 2018

 

The syllabus of CTET 2018 for papers I and II will have topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT for classes I to VIII. The difficulty level and linkages can be up to the level of the senior secondary stage. Candidates will be tested for two languages, one as a medium of instruction and another language that he/she can choose. For language II, aspirants will be tested on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. CTET syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy section will include topics related to teaching ability and students that they will be teaching after qualifying CTET and recruitment as teachers in primary and elementary schools in India.

FAQs related to CTET Exam Pattern 2018

Ques. What is the difference between Paper I and Paper II of CTET?

Ans. CTET Paper I is conducted for the recruitment of the teachers for classes I to V (primary school) and CTET Paper II is conducted for recruitment of candidates as teachers of classes VI to VIII (elementary school).

Ques. What is the weightage of language in CTET Paper I?

Ans. Language I will have 30 questions of one mark each and Language II will have 30 questions of one mark each. The total marks for both the sections will be 60.

Ques. Do I have to take Mathematics, Science and Social Studies if I intend to be an English teacher?

Ans. All sections in Paper I are mandatory. Candidates willing to be a teacher of a subject other than Math, Science and Social Studies can attempt either Mathematics and Science section or Social Studies section in Paper II.

Ques. How many questions are there in the Child Development and Pedagogy section?

Ans. There are 30 questions in the Child Development and Pedagogy section of both papers I and II.

Ques. What is the time duration of Paper II of CTET?

Ans. Two and a half hours will be given to attempt both CTET Paper I and Paper II.