UGC NET CTET  Paper 1 Syllabus 2017

Units Topics Wise Details
Child Development &Pedagogy
Child Development (Primary School Child)
  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the development of children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  12. Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
Concept of Inclusive education & understanding children with special needs
  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  3. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially able Learners
Learning & Pedagogy
  1. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  2. Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  3. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  4. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  5. Cognition & Emotions
  6. Motivation and learning
  7. Factors contributing to learning– personal & environmental
Language I
Language Comprehension’s
  • 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)
Pedagogy of Languages Development
  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching
Language – II
Comprehension’s
  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Pedagogy of Languages Development
  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Principles of language Teaching
  3. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  4. Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
  5. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  6. Language Skills
  7. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking,listening, reading and writing
  8. Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  9. Remedial Teaching
Mathematics
Content Question
  1. Geometry
  2. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  3. Solids around Us
  4. Numbers
  5. Addition and Subtraction
  6. Multiplication
  7. Division
  8. Measurement
  9. Weight
  10. Time
  11. Volume
  12. Data Handling
  13. Patterns
  14. Money
Pedagogical Issusses
  1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  3. Language of Mathematics
  4. Community Mathematics
  5. Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  6. Problems of Teaching
  7. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  8. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
Environmental Study
Content Question Family and Friends 1.Relationships 2Work and Play 3Animals 4Plants

  1. Food
  2. Shelter
  3. Water
  4. Travel
  5. Things We Make and Do
Pedagogical Issues
  1. Concept and scope of EVS
  2. Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  3. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  4. Learning Principles
  5. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  6. Approaches of presenting concepts
  7. Activities
  8. Experimentation/Practical Work
  9. Discussion
  10. CCE
  11. Teaching material/Aids
  12. Problems

CTET  Paper 2 Syllabus 2017

Units Topics
Mathematics & Science
Mathematics
Content Questions 1.Number System

  1. Knowing our Numbers
  2. Playing with Numbers
  3. Whole Numbers
  4. Negative Numbers and Integers
  5. Fractions

2. Algebra

  1. Introduction to Algebra
  2. Ratio and Proportion

3. Geometry

  1. Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  2. Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  3. Symmetry: (reflection)
  4. Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor,compasses)

4.Mensuration

5.Data handling

Pedagogical issues
  1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  3. Language of Mathematics
  4. Community Mathematics
  5. Evaluation
  6. Remedial Teaching
  7. Problem of Teaching
Science
Content Question 1. Food

  1. Sources of food
  2. Components of food
  3. Cleaning food

2. Materials

  • Materials of daily use

3.The World of the Living

4.Moving Things People and Ideas

5.How things work

  1. Electric current and circuits
  2. Magnets

6. Natural Phenomena

7. Natural Resources

Pedagogical issue
  1. Nature & Structure of Sciences
  2. Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  3. Understanding & Appreciating Science
  4. Approaches/Integrated Approach
  5. Observation/ Experiment/ Discovery (Method of Science)
  6. Innovation
  7. Text Material/Aids
  8. Evaluation– cognitive/ psychometric/ effective
  9. Problems
  10. Remedial Teaching
Social Studies/Social Sciences
Content Question 1.History

  1. When, Where and How
  2. The Earliest Societies
  3. The First Farmers and Herders
  4. The First Cities
  5. Early States
  6. New Ideas
  7. The First Empire
  8. Contacts with Distant lands
  9. Political Developments
  10. Culture and Science
  11. New Kings and Kingdoms
  12. Sultans of Delhi
  13. Architecture
  14. Creation of an Empire
  15. Social Change
  16. Regional Cultures
  17. The Establishment of Company Power
  18. Rural Life and Society
  19. Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  20. The Revolt of 1857-58
  21. Women and reform
  22. Challenging the Caste System
  23. The Nationalist Movement
  24. India After Independence

2. Geography

Geography as a social study and as a science

Planet: Earth in the solar system

  1. Globe
  2. Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  3. Air
  4. Water
  5. Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  6. Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  7. Agriculture

3. Social and Political Life

  1. Diversity
  2. Government
  3. Local Government
  4. Making a Living
  5. Democracy
  6. State Government
  7. Understanding Media
  8. Unpacking Gender
  9. The Constitution
  10. Parliamentary Government
  11. The Judiciary
  12. Social Justice and the Marginalized
Pedagogical issue
  1. Concept & Nature of Social Science/ Social Studies
  2. Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  3. Developing Critical thinking
  4. Inquiry/ Empirical Evidence
  5. Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  6. Sources – Primary & Secondary
  7. Projects Work
  8. Evaluation