Paper-I Syllabus for CTET (Primary Teacher)


Central Teacher Eligibility Test will contain questions from the topics such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Language Skills, Science, Environmental Studies and Social Studies/Social Sciences. Questions will be asked in objective type format. Detailed syllabus is listed below.

Detailed Syllabus for CTET (Primary Teacher)

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Language & Thought
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Gender as a social construct
  • Individual differences among learners
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning
  • School-Based Assessment
  • Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator
  • Cognition & Emotions

Language Comprehension

  • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Language Skills
  • Teaching- learning materials
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Comprehension
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency


  • Solids
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Numbers
  • Multiplication
  • Geometry
  • Division
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Weight
  • Volume
  • Time
  • Measurement
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money
  • Community Mathematics
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

Environmental Studies

  • Concept and scope of Environmental Studies
  • Integrated Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Concept of Inclusive education
  • Motivation and learning
  • Role of listening and speaking

Number System

  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Fractions
  • Mensuration and Data handling


  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Sources of food
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Natural Resources
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science

Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • The Earliest Societies
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • India After Independence
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

Medium of instruction will be in English as well as in Hindi language. Most of the questions will be from Teaching Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology part.



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