CTET September 2014: Pattern of Test Paper I

CTET September 2014: Pattern of Test Paper I


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, is set to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the September 2014 session and it will be held on September 21, 2014.

Click here to apply for CTET September 2014.

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.

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).

Read: Pattern of Test Paper II

Duration of examination is one and a half hours.

Structure and Content:

Topic NameNo of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs
Language I30 MCQs
Language II 30 MCQs
Mathematics 30 MCQs
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs30

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.

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