Expected Pattern for CTET 2016 Exams

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2016 will be conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) on February 21st, 2016. Teaching is a noble profession and many aspirants are preparing for this exam so that they can get a job in the teaching field. An insight into the exam pattern and the syllabus will be able to guide you so that you can prepare well for the examination. Exam preparation website like toprankers.com has information on the details of the exam. It will be held in two parts. The first one for those who will be teaching classes 1 to 5 and the second part will be held for teachers from classes 6 to 10.

CTET is a standard of eligibility for teachers who wish to work in government schools. Many private schools are also considering this to be important when hiring teachers. People from all over India will be appearing for the exam. This means that you should prepare well in order to succeed in the exam. You should know the pattern of the exam so that you will be able to appear for the exam confidently.

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Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern will be conducted in two parts which is paper 1 and 2. The total number of questions in each paper will be 150. Every question carries equal marks. You will have two hours and thirty minutes to complete the entire paper. The first paper consists questions from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 and 2, Environmental Studies and Mathematics.

The second paper consists similar subjects which are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 and 2, Science and Mathematics. In paper 2, there is a choice between Social Studies and Science as well as Mathematics. Aspirants who are planning to become a Science teacher will be choosing Science and Mathematics. On the other hand if you choose Social Studies then you will become a Social Studies teacher. Your choice will decide which subjects you specialize in.

Many aspirants find that it is difficult to prepare for Science for Paper 2. The overall level of Science for Paper 2 is moderate. The Science section has 30 questions with 30 marks. There will be no negative marking.

Overall you will find the difficulty level of paper 1 is less and paper 2 is more difficult. It is advisable to complete the questions that you find easy and come back to those that you find difficult.

Things to remember

• Go through online exam preparation sites to check for previous CTET’s and mock tests. This will help you understand the format and type of questions asked.
• Online test series are very helpful in preparing effectively for the CTET.
• Stay focused and do not confuse yourself while preparing for the exam.
• Make sure that you manage your time effectively. Time management is the key to preparation. Additionally check how you will be able to allot time for the paper.

Make use of the information about the pattern of the CTET exam to prepare well for your exam.


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