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How to prepare for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section?

How to prepare for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section?

Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on Dec 14, 2023 09:23 AM IST | #CTET

The Central Board of Secondary education holds the CTET exam, an eligibility test conducted with the aim of checking the eligibility of those looking to become teachers. The CBSE conducts the CTET exam twice yearly, in July and December. There are 2 papers in the CTET exam, Paper 1 and Paper 2.

A subject appearing in both of these papers is Child Development and Pedagogy. This subject focuses on the educational psychology of learning and teaching. On this page, we discuss the preparation strategy for the CTET Child Development and Pedagogy in detail.

CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Section Syllabus 2024

Students preparing for the exam must be aware of the CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section syllabus in detail to know what kind of questions are asked in the exam. The detailed syllabus of this section has been given below:

CTET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 and Paper 2

The Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET will comprise a total of 30 questions in the exam. The syllabus of this section has been given below

Child Development: Primary School Child (15 Questions)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

  • Principles of the Development of Children

  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

  • Socialisation processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education

  • Language & Thought

  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.

  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

  • Critical Perspective of the Construct of Intelligence

  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender bias and educational practice

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

  • Concept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing the readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, impairment, etc.

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Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

  • Cognition & Emotions

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning

  • Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process

  • Motivation and learning

CTET Preparation Tips for Child Development and Pedagogy Section

After candidates are done with their preparations, they can focus on other aspects of the exam such as time management, accuracy, etc. Below given are some preparation tips for the CTET study material for Child Development and Pedagogy section.

Get A Thorough Understanding of the Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Candidates preparing for the exam must first go through the CTET 2024 exam syllabus to know what topics the exam will cover. Along with the syllabus, candidates must also familiarise themselves with the CTET exam pattern 2024 to know how the exam will be conducted, what kind of questions will be asked in the exam, and more such details.

Practise Previous Year CTET Question Papers: A very good way to build speed and accuracy is by practising previous year CTET question papers. This will also help candidates with time management. More importantly, candidates in this way can also test their preparations and find out what areas they are lacking at.

Make A Strategy On How to Attempt the Exam: Another important piece of advice to students appearing for the CTET exam is to have a clear strategy on how to attempt the exam. Candidates must figure out beforehand which topics and questions they need to attempt first, time allocation to different sections, and other important aspects of the exam. This will improve the time management of the candidate.

Attempt All the Questions In the Exam: It has been prescribed in the CTET exam pattern that there is no provision of negative marking in the exam. This means that students will have the liberty to answer the questions without the fear of any negative marking. Make sure you attempt all the questions to get maximum scores.

Best Books for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Section

Along with the online study material and offline books, there are some recommended books for CTET Child Development and CTET Pedagogy section that will help candidates understand topics and concepts in a better manner. The list of recommended books for this section has been given below:

CTET Books for Child Development & Pedagogy

Authors/ Publishers

Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) 2nd Edition

Shalini Punjabi

Wiley's Child Development and Pedagogy Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper I-II, Class I-VIII

DT Editorial Services

A Complete Resource for CTET Pedagogy: Child Development and Pedagogy

Sandeep Kumar

CTET and TETs Child Development and Pedagogy Paper 1 and 2

Arihant Experts

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. In what mode will be the CTET examination held?

CTET exam is conducted in pen & paper (offline) mode.

2. What is the total time for completing the CTET exam?

As per the CTET exam pattern, Candidates will be given a composite time of 2 hours 30 minutes to solve 150 questions.

3. Is there any provision of negative marking for incorrect answers?

No, there is no provision of negative marking in the exam.

4. In what languages will the CTET exam be held?

Candidates can appear for the CTET exam in English and Hindi languages.

5. How many questions are there in pedagogy in CTET?

There are 30 questions in each in both Papers 1 and 2 pertaining to Child Development and Pedagogy in the  CTET 2024.

6. How do I prepare for Child Development and pedagogy?

You can prepare for Child Development and pedagogy By being thorough with the syllabus and studying from the Recommended books for CTET preparation. For in depth tips, please refer to the above material.


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Questions related to CTET

Have a question related to CTET ?

No, completing a Hindi Pandit course alone wouldn't make you eligible for the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) 2024. To be eligible for CTET, you typically need to have a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.) or be in the final year of a B.Ed. program.

  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree with Hindi as one of the school subjects in the B.Ed. program.
  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree and a graduation degree (like B.A. or B.Sc.) with Hindi as a major subject.

Yes, clearing CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) would be beneficial for you, even though you have a B.Sc. (IT) and a B.Ed. in Chemistry and Biology with a method qualification from your college for Chemistry.

CTET is a mandatory requirement for applying to most government teaching jobs at the central and state levels .Many private schools also prefer candidates with CTET certification.Clearing CTET opens doors to a wider range of teaching opportunities in schools across India, not just for Chemistry and Biology but potentially for IT subjects at the higher secondary level .

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Yes, you are eligible for the TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) post for the Social Science subject with your qualifications. The minimum qualification for TGT posts typically requires a graduation degree with at least 50% marks in the relevant subject and a B.Ed. degree. You have an M.Com which fulfills the graduation requirement. While your B.Ed. is in Accounts and Commerce methods, having cleared the CTET Paper II in Social Science demonstrates your eligibility to teach the subject.

CTET acts as a national eligibility test for teachers. Clearing CTET with Social Science in Paper II specifically qualifies you to teach that subject at the TGT level.

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No, it might not be possible to choose a different exam center for your CTET exam and have Assamese as your Language 1 if your exam center is in Delhi. CTET exam centers typically offer specific language options based on their location.
Since your exam center is likely to be in Delhi, the available languages might not include Assamese.

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Dear aspirant !!

Hope you are doing good !

Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the final year examination of the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply provisionally . Contact your teachers at your college they will make you all clear about the same . If you are in final year only then you are eligible for the ctet .

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