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CTET 2022 and 2023 Paper I CDP Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

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In this post, we will cover the essential details about the CTET 2022 and 2023 Paper I – CDP : Child Development and Pedagogy syllabus – and provide links to the detailed explanation videos published on our YouTube channel.
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CDP – Child Development and Pedagogy – Paper I (for classes 1 to 5) Primary Stage – Structure & Contents of the Syllabus

Introduction – About CTET Paper I

The CTET Paper I is the qualification exam for candidates who intend to be a teacher for classes I to V.

Any candidate, who wishes to be eligible to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II). Both of these papers can be attempted in the same exam in 2022 or 2023 OR candidates may choose to attempt each paper in different exam years.

  • Candidates may choose to take up Paper II before Paper I or vice-versa. (No specific order has been prescribed by the authorities.)
  • Candidates may have a gap of any number of years between attempting Papers I and II
  • There is no upper age limit for taking up the CTET exam
  • The qualification certificate for Papers 1 and 2 are independent of each other – and will be valid for lifetime

Structure & Type of Questions in the CTET Paper I – CDP

All the questions in the CTET Paper I – 2022 and 2023 examination will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four answer options – with one correct / best / appropriate answer.

Each question will carry one mark for the correct answer; and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers or un-attempted questions.

The complete paper 1 will be for 150 marks (150 MCQs) – of which, Child Development and Pedagogy will have 30 MCQs (30 marks). CDP is a mandatory subject in the CTET Paper 1.

The time allotted for paper I will be Two-and-a-half hours (180 minutes) – which means that candidates will have an average of 72 seconds for each question. Realistically speaking, candidates should practice solving Paper 1 at a speed of 1 question per minute.

CTET Paper I – CDP – Nature and standard of questions

The questions (MCQs) on Child Development and Pedagogy in the CTET paper 1 will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6 to 11 years (Primary Stage).

They will assess the candidate’s understanding of the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

Refer to the detailed syllabus below for a better understanding of the various topics covered in the examination.

CDP – Child Development and Pedagogy – Paper I (for classes 1 to 5) Primary Stage – Structure & Contents of the Syllabus

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) – 15 MCQs – 15 Marks

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

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  • Principles of the development of children

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  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

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

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  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

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  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

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  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

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  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

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  • Language & Thought

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

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

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

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

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b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 5 MCQs – 5 Marks

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

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

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  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

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c) Learning and Pedagogy – 10 MCQs – 10 Marks

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

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

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

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

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  • Cognition & Emotions

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  • Motivation and learning

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  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

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Official website for the CTET 2022 and 2023 exam

The CTET 2022 and 2023 exam will be conducted in an online mode by the CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education.

Candidates should regularly visit the official website at https://ctet.nic.in for the latest notifications and updates about the examination.


Click on the YouTube video link in the article above, to watch the entire video on YouTube. You can also click on the 'Chapter' link time-stamps to go directly to the specific question or part of the video.

Subscribe to MagicExam YouTube channel for free videos on CTET 2022 and 2023, KVS, TET, REET, DSSSB, UPTET, MPTET, MahaTET, APTET, TSTET, RTET, HTET, PSTET and other exam preparation, solved question papers, syllabus analysis, result related news and other information videos.

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