What Is The Exam Pattern Of CTET?

CTET is the abbreviation used for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test. It is the eligibility test that allows aspirants from various streams to go into teaching as a profession. It is a national level entrance exam conducted every year to recruit prospective aspirants to teach children studying in Class 1 to Class 8 in renowned schools and institutions like Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS).

The CTET 2022 Exam is scheduled in two sessions, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Aspirants who want to become teachers for Classes 1 to 5 have to take CTET Paper 1, and aspirants who want to become teachers for Classes 6 to 8 have to take Paper 2. Aspirants who want to mentor Classes 1 to 8 have to take both papers, i.e., Paper 1 and 2.

Application fees for different categories:

  • General/ OBC candidate: Rs. 600 for one Paper and Rs. 1000 for both
  • SC/ ST candidate: Rs. 300 for one Paper and Rs. 500 for both Papers

CTET Exam Dates 2022:

CTET Important EventsCTET Important Dates
CTET Official Notification Release DateJanuary 2022 (tentative)
Commencement of Application Form FillingTo be notified
Last Date to Fill Application Forms To be Notified
Release date of Admit Cards January 2022 (tentative)
CTET Exam DateTo be notified
CTET Results dateTo be notified

CTET Exam Pattern 2022

The CTET exam pattern for this year will comprise objective-type questions (MCQs), and the time allotted for the exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes. The details of the CTET exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are mentioned below:

CTET ParametersCTET Details
Type of questionsMCQs or Objective type
Number of questions150
Time limit2 hours 30 minutes
LanguageHindi and English
Total Marks150
Marking Scheme1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo

CTET Exam Pattern: Paper 1

The exam pattern for Paper 1 is discussed below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Mathematics3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (Compulsory)3030
Environmental studies3030
Total150150

CTET Exam Pattern: Paper 2

The exam pattern of Paper 2 is mentioned in the table given below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
Language I (Compulsory)3030
Language II (compulsory)3030
Mathematics or Science Or, Social Studies/ Social Sciences3030
Total150150

CTET Syllabus 2022

The CTET syllabus for this year for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are mentioned below:

CTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2022

In Paper 1, the questions will be asked from 4 subjects: Child Development & Pedagogy, Mathematics, Language, and Environmental Studies. Here are some of the important topics from the subjects as mentioned above:

Child Development & Pedagogy

  • Principles of Children Development
  • Heredity & Environment
  • Language & Thought
  • Addressing Learners from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Motivation & Learning

Language

  • Reading unseen passage
  • Inference
  • Grammar
  • Learning & acquisition
  • Remedial teaching

Mathematics

  • Geometry
  • Division
  • Data Handling
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Problems of teaching

Environmental Studies

  • Food
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Family and friends
  • Concept, scope, and significance of EVS
  • Learning Principles

CTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2022

In Paper 2, questions will be asked from 5 subjects: Child Development & Pedagogy, Mathematics, Science, Language, and Social Studies/Social Sciences. Here are some of the important topics from the subjects as mentioned above:

Child Development & pedagogy

  • Principles of Children development
  • Heredity and environment
  • Language and thought
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Motivation and learning

Language

  • Reading unseen passage
  • Inference
  • Grammar
  • Learning & acquisition
  • Remedial teaching

Mathematics

  • Geometry
  • Division
  • Data Handling
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Problems of teaching

Environmental Studies

  • Food
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Family and friends
  • Concept, scope, and significance of EVS
  • Learning Principles

Social Studies/ Social sciences

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life
  • Concept and Nature of social science

All the appearing candidates must go through the CTET Exam Pattern and Syllabus to help them form a good preparation strategy. Also, having a good understanding of the exam pattern will significantly impact your performance.

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