Detailed Syllabus of Social Science for CTET Exam

Detailed Syllabus of Social Science for CTET exam : Syllabus for History, Geography, Social and political life, pedagogical issues

Detailed Syllabus of Social Science for CTET Exam

Check the Detailed Syllabus of Social Science for CTET exam – Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the exam conducted by CBSE to get teaching job in government schools. Leading Private schools today prefer CTET qualified teachers for recruitment. The article provides detailed syllabus on social science and helps you plan your strategy.

  1. Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  1. Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

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Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage : Structure and Content (All Compulsory): (Appendix I)

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
Child development & Pedagogy 30 30 2 and half hours
Mathematics 30 30
Language – 1 30 30
Language – 2 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
Child development & Pedagogy 30 30 2 and half hours
Language – 1 30 30
Language – 2 30 30
Science & Mathematics / Social Science 60 60
Total 150 150

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences 60 Questions

a) Content 40 Questions

History
  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence
Geography
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
  • Agriculture
Social and Political Life
  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalized
b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions
  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

Level of Difficulty of the CTET Paper

Paper 1:

The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes I–V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Paper 2:

The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

Books for Reference:

You can refer NCERT Text books in Social Science for writing NCERT Exam

CTET Success Master Paper-II: Social Studies/Social Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VII by Arihant Publications

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