CTET Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Paper-I and Paper-II

CTET Syllabus & Exam Pattern – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be going to conduct the national level CTET examination on 8th December 2019 for the applied candidates. Central Teacher Eligibility Test will be conducted for the Primary Stage and Elementary Stage teachers to recruit the candidates. Candidates who all intend to teach (I to V) class will be going to write the Primary Stage CTET exam and candidates who are all intend to teach (VI to VIII) is going to write the Elementary Stage CTET exam. The examination will be objective type questions, and candidates have to answer the questions by offline mode using the OMR sheet. Central board of secondary education has released the CTET syllabus and exam pattern, candidates can start the preparation for the test with the help of syllabus to crack the examination on 8th December 2019. Here we discussed the detailed syllabus, exam pattern and  all other details below, for more details and job updates candidates can view the fresher’s voice page

CTET Syllabus 2019

CTET Syllabus 2019:

CBSE is going to conduct the CTET exams for the Primary Stage and Elementary Stage teacher on 8th December 2019. The CTET exam will be consists of two papers, Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Primary Stage (I to V) classes, Paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Elementary Stage (VI to VIII) classes. For both papers, they provide different syllabus, and the exam date is the same for both Paper-I & Paper-II but in a different shift. The detailed syllabus and exam pattern for Paper-I and Paper-II is given below

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I: (Primary Stage)

The candidate who all intend to teach Primary Stage (I to V) Std. The exam pattern is given below

Paper-I Exam Pattern: (2.30 Hours)

         Subject No.Ques Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
             Total 150 150

CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper-I: (Primary Stage)

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

II. Language-I 30 Questions

(a) Language Comprehension



(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

III. Language – II 30 Questions

(a) Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

IV Mathematics 30 Questions

(a) Content 15 Questions

  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Patterns
  • Money

(b) Pedagogical issues 15 Questions

V. Environmental Studies 30 Questions

(a) Content

(b) Pedagogical Issues

CTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II: (Elementary Stage)

The candidate who all intend to teach Elementary Stage (VI to VIII) Std. The exam pattern is given below

Paper-II Exam Pattern: (2.30 Hours)

         Subject No.Que Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 30
Language I (compulsory) 30 30
Language II (compulsory) 30 30
Mathematics and Science OR 60 60
Social Studies/Social Science 60 60
Total 150  150

CTET Syllabus 2019 for Paper-II: (Elementary Stage)

I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

II. Language-I 30 Questions

(a) Language Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

III. Language – II 30 Questions

(a) Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

IV Mathematics and Science  60 Questions

(i) Mathematics 30 Questions

(a) Content 20 Questions



  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry

(b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

i) Science 30 Questions

(a) Content 20 Questions

  • Food
  • Materials

(b) Pedagogical issues 10 Questions

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

a)Content 40 Questions

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life

(b) Pedagogical issues 

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