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CTET  Part I

Child Development and Pedagogy /

Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.

1.  ‘‘Development is a never ending process.’’ This idea is associated with

(1) Principle of integration

(2) Principle of interaction

(3) Principle of interrelation

(4) Principle of continuity


2. Four distinct stages of children’s intellectual development are identified by

(1) Skinner

(2) Piaget

(3) Kohlberg

(4) Erikson


3. Parents should play a ___________ role in the learning process of young children.

(1) sympathetic

(2) neutral

(3) negative

(4) proactive


4. The ‘insight theory of learning’ is promoted by

(1) Jean Piaget

(2) Vygotsky

(3) ‘Gestalt’ theorists

(4) Pavlov


5. Motivation, in the process of learning,

(1) makes learners think unidirectionally

(2) creates interest for learning among young learners

(3) sharpens the memory of learners

(4) differentiates new learning from old learning


6. Which of the following is not a sign of an intelligent young child ?

(1) One who carries on thinking in an abstract manner

(2) One who can adjust oneself in a new environment

(3) One who has the ability to cram long essays very quickly

(4) One who has the ability to communicate fluently and appropriately


7. Which is the place where the child’s ‘cognitive’ development is defined in the best way ?

(1) Auditorium

(2) Home

(3) Playground

(4) School and classroom environment


8. The stage in which a child begins to think logically about objects and events is known as

(1) Pre-operational stage

(2) Concrete operational stage

(3) Sensori-motor stage

(4) Formal operational stage


9. Which of the following is not related to the socio-psychological needs of the child ?

(1) Regular elimination of waste products from the body

(2) Need for company

(3) Need for appreciation or social approval

(4) Need for emotional security



10. Which of the following will foster creativity among learners ?

(1) Emphasizing achievement goals from the beginning of school life

(2) Coaching students for good marks in examination

(3) Teaching the students the practical value of good education

(4) Providing opportunities to question and to nurture the innate talents of every learner


11. ‘Mind mapping’ refers to

(1) drawing the picture of a mind

(2) researching the functioning of the mind

(3) a technique to enhance comprehension

(4) a plan of action for an adventure


12. ‘‘A yung child responds to a new situation on the basis of the response made by him/her in a similar situation as in the past.’’ This is related to

(1) ‘Law of Attitude’ of learning process

(2) ‘Law of Readiness’ of learning

(3) ‘Law of Analogy’ of learning

(4) ‘Law of Effect’ of learning


13. The best way, specially at primary level, to address the learning difficulties of students is to use

(1) easy and interesting textbooks

(2) story-telling method

(3) a variety of teaching methods suited to the disability

(4) expensive and glossy support material


14. Education of children with special needs should be provided

(1) in special schools

(2) by special teachers in special schools

(3) along with other normal children

(4) by methods developed for special children in special schools


15. ‘Dyslexia’ is associated with

(1) Reading disorder

(2) Behavioural disorder

(3) Mental disorder

(4) Mathematical disorder


16. ___________ is not considered a sign of ‘being gifted’.

(1) Novelty in expression

(2) Curiosity

(3) Creative ideas

(4) Fighting with others


17. A student of V-grade with ‘visual deficiency’ should be

(1) treated normally in the classroom and provided support through Audio CDs

(2) given special treatment in the classroom

(3) excused to do a lower level of work

(4) helped with his/her routine-work by parents and friends


18. Which of the following statements cannot be considered as a feature of the process of learning ?

(1) Learning is goal-oriented

(2) Unlearning is also a learning process

(3) Educational institutions are the only place where learning takes place

(4) Learning is a comprehensive process


19. Learning can be enriched if

(1) teachers use different types of lectures and explanation

(2) due attention is paid to periodic tests in the class

(3) situations from the real world are brought into the class in which students interact with each other and the teacher facilitates

(4) more and more teaching aids are used in the class


20. To make assessment a ‘useful and interesting’ process, one should be careful about

(1) using a variety of ways to collect information about the student’s learning across the scholastic and coscholastic boundaries

(2) using technical language to give feedback

(3) making comparisons between different students

(4) labelling students as intelligent or average learners


21. A teacher, because of his/her democratic nature, allows students to sit all over the class. Some sit together and discuss or do group reading. Some sit quietly and read themselves. A parent does not like it.  Which of the following may be the best way to handle the situation ?

(1) Parents should show trust in the teacher and discuss the problem with the teacher

(2) Parents should take away the child from that school

(3) Parents should complain against the teacher to the principal

(4) Parents should request the principal to change the section of their ward


22. Which of the following should be considered the most important quality of a teacher at primary level ?

(1) Competence in methods of teaching and knowledge of subjects

(2) Competence to teach in highly standardised language

(3) Eagerness to teach

(4) Patience and perseverance


23. ___________ is considered a sign of motivated teaching.

(1) Questioning by students

(2) Pin drop silence in the class

(3) Maximum attendance in the class

(4) Remedial work given by the teacher


24. At lower classes, play-way method of teaching is based on

(1) psychological principles of development and growth

(2) sociological principles of teaching

(3) theory of physical education programmes

(4) principles of methods of teaching


25. The term ‘curriculum’ in the field of education refers to

(1) evaluation process

(2) text-material to be used in the class

(3) methods of teaching and the content to be taught

(4) overall programme of the school which students experience on a day-to-day basis


26. According to Piaget, at which of the following stages does a child begin to think logically about abstract propositions ?

(1) Sensori-motor stage (Birth – 02 years)

(2) Pre-operational stage (02 – 07 years)

(3) Concrete operational stage (07 – 11years)

(4) Formal operational stage (11 years and up)


27. A teacher should make an attempt to understand the potentialities of her/his students. Which of the following fields is related to this objective ?

(1) Media – Psychology

(2) Educational Psychology

(3) Educational Sociology

(4) Social Philosophy


28. Kritika who does not talk much at home, talks a lot at school. It shows that

(1) she does not like her home at all

(2) her thoughts get acknowledged at school

(3) the school provides opportunities to children to talk a lot

(4) teachers demand that children should talk a lot at school


29. ‘‘Children actively construct their understanding of the world’’ is a statement attributed to

(1) Kohlberg

(2) Skinner

(3) Piaget

(4) Pavlov


30. In which of the following stages do children become active members of their peer group ?

(1) Early childhood

(2) Childhood

(3) Adolescence

(4) Adulthood



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Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.

31. Which is true for a hexagonal pyramid ?

(1) It has six faces and each face is a hexagon

(2) It has a hexagonal base with six triangular faces meeting at a point

(3) It has two hexagonal faces and six rectangular faces

(4) It has six hexagonal faces joined by six rectangular faces


32. The length of a rectangle is ‘l’ and its width is half of its length. What will be the perimeter of the rectangle if the length is doubled keeping the width same ?

(1) 4l

(2) 5l

(3) 6l

(4) 3l


33. In the following, which is the greatest number ?

(1) (4)2

(2) (2 * 2 * 2)2

(3) [(2 + 2)2]2

(4) (2 + 2 + 2)2


34. A teacher asked in a class to represent 1/8


of  . Which amongst the following is an incorrect representation ?



35. 407928 is read as

(1) Four lakh seventy nine thousand twenty eight

(2) Forty seven thousand nine hundred twenty eight

(3) Forty thousand nine hundred twenty eight

(4) Four lakh seven thousand nine hundred twenty eight


36. If an operator ⊕ is defined as

4 ⊕ 3 = 4 + 5 + 6

5 ⊕ 4 = 5 + 6 + 7 + 8

6 ⊕ 4 = 6 + 7 + 8 + 9

what will n ⊕ 8 be equal to ?

(1) n + 28

(2) 8n + 28

(3) 8n + 36

(4) n + 36


‘‘These days prices have started rising.’’ Which amongst the following graphs represents this situation ?


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38. The weight of some mangoes is 2 kg 600 g and that of some apples is 1 kg 450 g. The weight of the mangoes is greater than that of the apples by

(1) 4 kg 50 g

(2) 1 kg 150 g

(3) 1 kg 200 g

(4) 150 g


39. Examine the following matchstick patterns :



If the pattern continues, how many matchsticks are needed in the 15th stage ?

(1) 105

(2) 65

(3) 61

(4) 62


40. Look at the following table :

Station                            Bus 1     Bus 2     Bus 3

New Delhi Departure          19:15    12:30     16:45

Faridabad Arrival               20:22    13:25     19:10

Departure                        20:37     13:35     19:22

Mathura Arrival                 00:40     18:10     21:55


Which bus takes the least time to reach Mathura from New Delhi ?

(1) Bus 1

(2) Bus 2

(3) Bus 3

(4) Both Bus 2 and Bus 3 take equal time


In a dice, the numbers on the opposite faces add up to 7. Which amongst the following will fold into a dice ?


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42. The number 49532 rounded off to the nearest thousand is

(1) 49000

(2) 49500

(3) 41000

(4) 50000


43. How many 4-digit numbers are there in the Hindu-Arabic Numeration System ?

(1) 99

(2) 8999

(3) 9999

(4) 9000


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45. A rhombus has diagonals of length 8 cm and 6 cm. Find its perimeter.

(1) 18 cm

(2) 20 cm

(3) 24 cm

(4) 28 cm


46. When faced with word problems, Rajan usually asks ‘‘Should I add or subtract ?’’ ‘‘Should I multiply or divide ?’’. Such questions suggest

(1) Rajan seeks opportunities to disturb the class

(2) Rajan has problems in comprehending language

(3) Rajan lacks understanding of number operations

(4) Rajan cannot add and multiply


47. When teaching ‘shapes’, a teacher can plan a trip of historical places as

(1) she has completed most of the syllabus well in time and needs to provide leisure

(2) it would be a good break from the routine mathematics class and an opportunity to improve communicative skills

(3) field trips have been recommended by CBSE, so they are a must

(4) shapes are an integral part of any architecture and such trips encourage connections across disciplines


48. The NCF (2005) considers that Mathematics involves ‘a certain way of thinking and reasoning’. From the statements given below, pick out one which does not reflect the above principle :

(1) The way the material presented in the textbooks is written

(2) The activities and exercises chosen for the class

(3) The method by which it is taught

(4) Giving students set formulae to solve the numerical questions


49. Sequence the following tasks as they are taken up while developing the concept of measurement :

a. Learners use standard units to measure length.

b. Learners use non-standard units to measure length.

c. Learners verify objects using simple observation.

d. Learners understand the relationship between metric units.

(1) a, b, d, c

(2) b, a, c, d

(3) c, b, a, d

(4) d, a, c, b


50. Sequence the following tasks as they would be taken up while developing the understanding of shapes and space across primary classes :

a. Matches the properties of 2-D shapes by observing their sides and corners

b. Describes intuitively the properties of 2- D shapes

c. Sorts 2-D shapes

d. Describes the various 2-D shapes by counting their sides, corners and diagonals

(1) d, b, a, c

(2) c, b, d, a

(3) a, d, b, c

(4) c, a, d, b


51. ‘‘Problem solving’’ as a strategy of doing mathematics involves

(1) extensive practice

(2) using clues to arrive at a solution

(3) activity based approach

(4) estimation


52. The purpose of a diagnostic test in mathematics is

(1) to know the gaps in children’s understanding

(2) to give feedback to the parents

(3) to fill the progress report

(4) to plan the question paper for the endterm examination


53. Vikas teaches mathematics to a class of 56 students. He believes that conducting a test is effective if the feedback is given immediately. He conducted a short class test of 10 marks. What is the best possible way of giving the feedback effectively ?

(1) He can let the students check each other’s answer

(2) He can explain the solution of each problem on the board and ask the students to check their answer on their own

(3) He can have a whole class discussion on ways in which they have got their solutions and which is the effective strategy to arrive at the correct answer

(4) Pick out any copy at random and discuss the method followed in the copy on the board


54. To introduce the concept of area, a teacher can start with

(1) comparing area of any figure with the help of different objects like palm, leaf, pencil, notebook, etc.

(2) calculating area of a rectangle by finding length and breadth of a rectangle and using the formula for area of a rectangle (i.e. length ´breadth)

(3) calculating area of figures with the help of counting unit square

(4) explaining of formulae for finding area of figures of different shapes


To introduce the concept of fractions, a teacher can begin with

(1) identifying numerators and denominators of different fractions

(2) finding fractions on a number line

(3) writing fractions in the form a/b of where b ≠ 0

(4) identifying fractional parts of things around them


56. While teaching comparison of fractions in which the numerators are same

e.g.    3/5  and   3/7

Rohit’s response was ‘‘since the numerators are same and since 7 is larger than 5, therefore  3/7  is bigger than  3/5".  This suggests that

(1) Rohit does not understand the magnitude of fractions

(2) Rohit does not know the concept of numerator and denominator

(3) Rohit does not know the concept of equivalent fractions

(4) Rohit has not practised well


57. When teaching addition of fractions, a teacher came across the following error :

1/2 + 1/3 = 2/5

What remedial action can the teacher take in such a situation ?

(1) Ask the child to practise as much as she can

(2) No intervention is needed because she will understand as she grows

(3) Help the child to understand the magnitude of each fraction

(4) Help the child to understand the concept of LCM


58. The chapters in the NCERT textbook of mathematics of Class-IV have titles like ‘‘The Junk Seller’’, ‘‘Trip to Bhopal’’, ‘‘The Way the World Looks’’.

 This shift has been done to

(1) challenge the students to guess the mathematical content in the chapters

(2) make them understand differently

(3) make it interesting by relating it to everyday life

(4) know about selling junk and travelling


59. To be a ‘‘good’’ mathematician one must be able to

(1) memorise most of the formulae

(2) solve the problem in no time

(3) understand, apply and make connections across the concepts

(4) master the techniques of answering questions


60.   ‘‘Start a discussion in the class on things in the child’s environment which roll and slide. Help children to look at their  shapes and see how some things roll and others slide.

            ’’Source : Math Magic II, NCERT

Suggestions like this have been given in the NCERT textbook of Class-II to help a teacher understand that

(1) discussion is the best strategy for the mathematics classroom

(2) it is imperative for the teachers to draw the children’s attention to the things around them

(3) discussions supplemented with demonstration help students to understand concepts better

(4) discussions bring multiple perspectives into the classroom ( 2?1?)?





Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.

 61. It has been observed that the process of digestion is faster inside the stomach than outside because

(1) the digestive juices inside the stomach are acidic, while outside they are alkaline

(2) the amount of digestive juices produced in the stomach in the presence of food is much more

(3) the digestive juices when kept outside the stomach become inactive

(4) the food is churned in the stomach thereby increasing the surface area for quicker enzyme action


62. Cooked rice can be preserved for a longer time in a refrigerator because

(1) microbes become inactive at low temperature

(2) microbes are destroyed and killed at low temperature

(3) moisture content in the food is reduced at low temperature

(4) refrigerators contain certain chemicals which kill the microbes


63. A lemon sinks in normal water but floats in salty water because the density of

(1) salt water is more than normal water

(2) normal water is more than salt water

(3) lemon increases in salt water

(4) lemon decreases in salt water


64. Malaria can be detected by testing the blood for the presence of

(1) ruptured liver cells in blood

(2) larvae of mosquito in blood

(3) eggs of mosquito in red blood cells

(4) Plasmodium in red blood cells


65. A Shooting Star is a

(1) shining object which moves with a constant speed in the atmosphere

(2) star with a tail at the end

(3) meteoroid which catches fire as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere

(4) star which moves with a constant speed


66. Durga lives in a village and cooks food on a chulha (earthen stove) using wood or cow dung cakes as fuel. She has been suffering from severe cough for the last three months. This may be due to the

(1) carbon monoxide produced by burning fuel which may have been deposited in her respiratory tract

(2) soot produced by burning the fuels which may have been deposited in her respiratory tract

(3) smoke produced by burning fuels which may have caused her allergy

(4) old age and pollution inside and outside her hut


67. A man with blood group ‘O’ marries a woman with blood group ‘A’. The chance of their first child having blood group ‘O’ is

(1) 50%

(2) 100%

(3) 25%

(4) 75%


68. The difference between boiling and evaporation is that

(1) boiling causes a change of state of water while evaporation does not

(2) evaporation can take place at any temperature while boiling cannot

(3) boiling causes reduction in volume of liquid while evaporation does not

(4) changing of boiling liquid into vapour can be seen but evaporation cannot be seen


69. A farmer wanted to separate the grains from the chaff. This can be achieved by the process called

(1) Threshing

(2) Winnowing

(3) Harvesting

(4) Handpicking


70. In rural areas, cow dung is used to coat the floor and walls of huts to

(1) make them smooth and clean

(2) make them rough to increase friction

(3) give a natural colour to the floor

(4) keep the insects away


71. Mira and Divya are young girls. Mira likes to eat samosas, cutlets and bread. Divya, on the other hand, takes an iron deficient diet. Which of the following disorders are Mira and Divya likely to suffer from, respectively ?

(1) Anaemia and night blindness

(2) Obesity and anaemia

(3) Obesity and scurvy

(4) Scurvy and anaemia


72. Vitamins are substances

(1) required as medicines to make us healthy

(2) that build muscles to keep us strong

(3) required in small quantities to prevent deficiency diseases

(4) that increase our metabolic rate leading to loss of weight


73. Chipko Movement was strengthened under the leadership of

(1) Amrita Devi Bishnoi

(2) Medha Patkar

(3) A.K. Banerjee

(4) Sunder Lal Bahuguna


74. Rina separated the garbage from the house into two piles as shown below :




Rina has separated the garbage waste into two piles depending on the criteria

(1) can be decomposed/cannot be decomposed

(2) can be recycled/cannot be recycled

(3) are household/industrial waste

(4) have odour/are odourless


75. An egret bird is often seen on a buffalo’s back. This is because the egret