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CTET July 2013 entrance test structure & pattern

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CTET July 2013 test structure & pattern
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the session July 2013 to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi for appointment of teacher's for the classes 1 to 8.

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had wide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII.

CTET July 2013 application form

Pattern:
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:

  • Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes 1 to 5.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes 6 to 8.

Note:
A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes 1 to 5 and classes 6 to 8) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper-I: Duration of examination is one and a half hours, Structure and Content:

1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
2 Language - I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
3 Language - II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
4 Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
5 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 in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • 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 1 - 5 by the NCERT/CBSE.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes 1 - 5 but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Paper-II: Duration of examination is one and a half hours, Structure and Content:

1 Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 MCQs
30 Marks
2 Language - I (Compulsory)
30 MCQs
30 Marks
3 Language - II (Compulsory)
30 MCQs
30 Marks
4 (A) For Mathematics and Science Teacher:
Mathematics & 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)   
  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 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 in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose anyone language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts,problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will 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 test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT/CBSE for classes VI -VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

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