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C-TET Paper 2 (Class VI to VIII)

Central Teacher Eligibility Test  Class VI to VIII –

(C-TET Paper 2)

          In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide 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 for class I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

1. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;

2. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;

3. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

          The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi.

Eligibility Criteria:

n  Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

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n  Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

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n  Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

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n  Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).

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n  Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

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n  Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

CTET – Paper 2 Exam Pattern Details

n  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. CTET Exam Pattern details are given below…

n  Structure and Content of CTET: 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.

n  Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.

n  Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

n  Duration of Examination- Two and a half hours.


Name of the Subject

No of Questions

Max Marks

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory)

30 MCQs

 30 Marks

(ii) Language I (compulsory)

 30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iii) Language II (compulsory)

 30 MCQs

30 Marks

(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :  Mathematics and 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:

 

1. 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.

 

2. 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.

 

3. 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.

 

4. 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.

 

5. 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 Senior Secondary stage

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