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CTET Syllabus 2018

Dear Readers,

CTET Recruitment Notification is going to release on 12th June 2018 and aspirants are looking for CTET Syllabus 2018. The exam is being conducted by CBSE to recruit Teachers for various Central & State Government Schools. Make sure you apply for the CTET Recruitment to ramp up your career. But till then prepare yourself by going through the detailed Official CTET Syllabus and Study Material. Learn about the topics involved in various sections of the CTET 2018 Exam Pattern to direct your focus and efforts in the right direction.

⇒Download Official CTET Syllabus-2018

CTET 2018 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Date of Notification release 12th June 2018
Start of Online Application (Tentative) 22th June 2018
End of Online Application (Tentative) 21st July 2018
CTET 2018 Exam Date (Tentative) 16th September 2018

CTET 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CTET Recruitment for different posts as follows:

  • CTET will be Objetive in nature.
  • The Exam Duration will be 150 minutes.
  • There will be different papers conducted for Teacher applying for Classes I-V & V-VIII.

Detailed CTET Syllabus 2018

Let us look at the structure and content of CTET Syllabus (Paper I and Paper II) in detail to understand the CTET exam & selection process well.

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development

  • Concept of development &  learning.
  • Principles & development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents,Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg & Vygotsky
  • Concepts of child-centered education
  • Construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct, roles, gender-bias & educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners based on language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners
  • Concept of inclusive education & understanding children with special needs

Learning & Pedagogy

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Language I & II

Language Comprehension

  • Two passages one prose/drama and one poem
  • Questions asked will be related to comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency
  • Remedial Teaching



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

Numbers System

  • Knowing & Playing with numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions


  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion


  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume

Data Handling

Environmental Studies & Science Family and Friends

  • Relationships
  • Work and Play


  • Sources & Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Materials of daily use

Electric current and circuits

  • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena

Social Studies/Social Sciences


  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities & States
  • The First Empire
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Social Change & Women Reform
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence


  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air & Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  • Natural Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

Social and Political Life

  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Democracy
  • Understanding Media
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

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