The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday, September 18 at various exam centres in the country.
The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the post of teachers in government schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Central Tibetan Schools and other government schools, including those falling under the Union Territory areas.
The CBSE is expected to release the answer keys and the result of the exam in due course of time on its official website. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of the Board for the same.
CTET exam pattern:
The exam had two papers which were both in the multiple choice answer questions format. Both the papers had about 150 questions each.
Paper I was for candidates who want to teach Class one to Class five and Paper II was for candidates who wish to teach Class six to Class eight. If a candidates wished to teach both the categories, they had the option of attempting both the papers.
Given below the the analysis of the CTET 2016 exam. Candidates can refer to this analysis in order to better understand their performance in the exam and score expectation.
CTET – Paper (I) Section-Wise Analysis:
EVS – This section was the most scoring one. The questions were based on NCERT EVS textbooks of classes four and five. A score of around 24 to 26 out of 30 was manageable.
Mathematics – The overall difficulty level was moderate. Questions based on Mathematics pedagogy were somewhat difficult and application oriented. The calculation and problem solving part of the section was easy. A score of around 22 to 24 was achievable.
English – The difficulty level of the English language section was moderate for candidates who had opted for English as language I (first option). However, it was easy for candidates who had opted for English as language II (second option). A score in the range of 20 to 25 could have been achieved depending on whether the English language section was the first or second option of the candidate.
Hindi – In the Hindi language sections, the first and second options were fairly easy for Hindi speaking candidates. However, some words were difficult and puritan. Since reading comprehension was a major part of the sections, a score of 22 + was surely manageable.
Child Development & Pedagogy (CDP) – The section on CDP was such that some questions seemed a little tricky. In many questions, incorrect options had to be eliminated to arrive at the correct answers. However, a score of around 22 to 25 was manageable.
Overall difficulty level of Paper-I was easy to moderate. A candidate could score somewhere in the range of 110 to 115 out of a total of 150 marks without a great deal of difficulty.
Mathematics – The overall difficulty level was medium to high. The part dealing with the teaching of Mathematics was especially tricky. However, a candidate should have focused on the problem solving part to get a score of around 18 to 22.
English – English language sections (first option & second option) were of moderate difficulty. However, the pedagogy part minutely tested a candidate’s ability to teach English language. A score of around 22 to 24 was achievable.
Hindi – Hindi language sections (first option & second option) were moderate in difficulty level. The pedagogy questions could be confidently attempted only if one had a sound understanding of Hindi language teaching methodology. However, one could manage a score of around 21 to 25.
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Child Development & Pedagogy (CDP) – The section on CDP was moderate to slightly difficult. The questions on child development part deeply tested the understanding of the relevant concepts. A score of around 20 to 23 would be considered decent.
Science – This section had questions based on NCERT Science textbooks of classes six, seven and eight. A candidate who had gone through these books stood a chance of scoring around 20 to 22 marks.
Social Studies – This section had questions based on Social Studies textbooks of classes six, seven and eight. Without having gone through these books a candidate did not stand a chance of scoring the required marks in this section. A score of around 42 to 44 out of 60 marks would be considered decent here.
The overall difficulty level of Paper-II was moderate to slightly difficult. A Mathematics & Science candidate could score somewhere in the range of 105 to 110 out of a total of 150 marks. An SST candidate had a fair chance of scoring in the range of 100 to 105 out of a total of 150 marks.