Central Board Of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) Released Syllabus for  Central Teacher Eligibility Test ( CTET 2019).  CTET  2019 Syllabus is available in English .

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS
(Paper I and Paper II)
Paper I (for classes 1 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
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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
IV Mathematics 30 Questions
a) Content 15 Questions
• 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
• 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 30 Questions
a) Content 15 Questions
i. Family and Friends:
1.1 Relationships
1.2 Work and Play
1.3 Animals
1.4 Plants
ii. Food
iii. Shelter
iv. Water
v. Travel
vi. Things We Make and Do
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b) Pedagogical Issues 15 Questions
• 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
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 assessi
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 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 tool
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• 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. Mathematics and Science 60 Questions
(i) Mathematics 30 Questions
v
a) Content 20 Questions
Number System
• Knowing our Numbers
• Playing with Numbers
• Whole Numbers
• Negative Numbers and Integers
v• Fractions
Algebra
• Introduction to Algebra
v• 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
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i) Science 30 Questions
v
a) Content 20 Questions
Food
• Sources of food
• Components of food
v• Cleaning food
Materials
v• Materials of daily use
v
The World of the Living
v
Moving Things People and Ideas
How things work
• Electric current and circuits
v• Magnets
v
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
V. Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions
a)
v
Content 40 Questions
History
• When, Where and How
• The Earliest Societies
• The First Farmers and Herders
• The First Cities
• Early States
• New Ideas
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• 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
v• 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
v Social and Political Life
• Diversity
• Government
• Local Government
• Making a Living
• Democracy
• State Government
Geography
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• Understanding Media
• Unpacking Gender
• The Constitution
• Parliamentary Government
• The Judiciary
• Social Justice and the Marginalised
b) Pedagogical issues
• 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 l-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks
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