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(Download) CTET: English Language -2: (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: English Language -2: (Paper - II) - 2011

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 1 to 9) by selecting the most appropriate option.

1 If you are living in a house with a child on the cusp of becoming a teenager, congratulations. I’m not being sarcastic; you are about to embark on an amazing voyage. It may be a bumpy ride, but on the journey your child will grow, change and blossom into the adult she will one day become. If you are living with an older teenager, I won’t try to sugar coat it : you will meet challenges. The raging hormones; the pressures of exams; the angst of relationships with friends and eventually
lovers — modern teenagers are under so much pressure, it’s no wonder they get moody !

2 Living with teens can be difficult because your child is in the process of great change. Gone is the baby who adored you without question; only shadows remain of the child who hung on your every word of wisdom. Your teenager is becoming a young adult, trying to find his way in the world. He is now programmed to reject your values and kick against your authority. Some days, when arguments are raging, music is blaring, dishes pile up in the sink and your daughter misses her curfew again, you may feel that you just can’t bear it any longer.

3 But if you take a step backwards, breathing deeply for a moment, you will be able to see that most of the problems and irritations we have parenting teens are small ones. It’s only because we are so close to them that they look so big. It’s all about perspective. Your baby is metamorphosing into the adult he or she will be, and it’s hard to watch. You want to save them from making your mistakes, and make their lives easier. News flash : you can’t. What you can—and must— do is always be there to listen. There will be times when you are the last person she wants to talk to, but you must make sure the opportunity is always there. Be available.

(Download) CTET: English Language -1: (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: English Language -1: (Paper - II) - 2011

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 1 to 9) by selecting the most appropriate option.

Surviving a Snakebite

1 Annually, there are a million cases of snakebite in India and of these, close to 50,000 succumb to the bites.

2 When you look around the countryside, where most bites occur, and notice people’s habits and lifestyles, these figures aren’t surprising. People walk barefoot without a torch at night when they are most likely to step on a foraging venomous snake.

3 We encourage rodents by disposing waste food out in the open, or by storing foodgrains in the house. Attracted by the smell of rats, snakes enter houses and when one crawls over someone asleep on the floor and the person twitches or rolls over, it may bite in defence.

4 Once bitten, we don’t rush to the hospital. Instead, we seek out the nearest conman, tie tourniquets, eat vile tasting herbal chutneys, apply poultices or spurious stones, cut/slice/suck the bitten spot, and other ghastly time-consuming deadly ‘‘remedies’’.

5 As Rom cattily remarks : ‘‘If the snake hasn’t injected enough venom, even popping an aspirin can save your life.’’ That’s the key — snakes inject venom
voluntarily and we have no way of knowing if it has injected venom, and if it is a lethal dose. The only first aid is to immobilise the bitten limb like you would a fracture, and get to a hospital for anti-venom serum without wasting time.

1. Of the people who are bitten by snakes in India, the fatality rate is
(1) 5%
(2) 25%
(3) 50%
(4) 100%

2. According to the author, people living in which parts are more prone to snake bites ?
(1) Crowded cities
(2) The open
(3) Villages
(4) Forests

3. Storing foodgrains in the house is one of the causes for snake bites because
(1) foodgrains attract rats which in turn attract snakes
(2) snakes enter houses in search of stored foodgrains
(3) the smell of foodgrains brings both snakes and other animals into the house
(4) stored foodgrains create convenient hiding places for snakes within houses

4. ‘... it may bite in defence’ (para-3). This observation implies that
(1) a snake is very good at defending itself
(2) a snake may bite a human being in order to defend its prey
(3) human beings are defenceless against snakes
(4) a snake bites a human only when it is threatened

5. What, according to the author, is the reason for the high fatality rate due to snakebites in India ?
(1) Shortage of medical facilities
(2) Lack of scientific knowledge about snakebites
(3) Shortage of anti-venom serum
(4) Shortage of doctors

6. In the instance of a snakebite, what should we do immediately ?
(1) Tie torniquets
(2) Eat herbal chutneys
(3) Immobilise the bitten part and get antivenom serum
(4) Cut-slice-suck the bitten spot

7. Pick out a word from the passage which means ‘to go around in search of food’. (Para 2)
(1) foraging
(2) countryside
(3) venomous
(4) barefoot

8. ‘‘If the snake hasn’t injected enough venom, even popping an aspirin can save your life.’’ This sentence can be rewritten without changing the meaning as
(1) When a snake has not injected enough venom, life can be saved even by swallowing an aspirin.
(2) Life can be saved even by swallowing an aspirin, even though the snake hasn’t injected enough venom.
(3) Even popping an aspirin can save your life, in spite of a snake not having injected enough venom.
(4) As long as you are popping an aspirin to save your life, the snake will not inject enough venom.

9. Pick out a word from the passage, that means ‘having the power to cause death’. (Para 5)
(1) immobilise
(2) voluntarily
(3) lethal
(4) serum

(Download) CTET: Social Studies: (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Social Studies: (Paper - II) - 2011

A Letter For You

‘‘‘Civics is boring.’ You may have heard this from your students. You may have felt that they had a point. Syllabi of Civics in our country tends to focus on formal political institutions of government.The textbooks are full of constitutional, legal and procedural details presented in a dry and abstract manner. No wonder children experience a disconnect between the theory they read in the textbook and what they see in real life around them. This is perhaps what makes Civics ‘boring’ for young adults in a country otherwise full of passion for politics.’’ Source : Democratic Politics-I IX Social Science

1. What is the context in which the word ‘disconnect’ is used in the passage ?
(1) Civics teaching is dull in schools
(2) Children find themselves unable to relate what happens in the real world with what they read in the textbooks
(3) It is related to how Civics textbooks are written and transacted Downloaded From:
(4) It is related to the attitude of students towards schooling in general and Civics in particular

2. Around 3900 years ago, the earliest cities, Harappa and Mohanjodaro, began to come to an end because of various reasons. Which one of the following is not one of those reasons ?
(1) There was internal rivalry and warfare between cities
(2) Deforestation and floods brought in destruction
(3) Grazing of green cover by herds of cattle destroyed the soil cover
(4) Rivers dried up leading to the end of the cities

3. Most of the ‘Mahajanapadas’ were fortified because
(1) of availability of wood, brick and stones, in the area
(2) they reflected their wealth and power
(3) the rulers were scared of attack and wanted to ensure they were protected
(4) they were symbols of their ‘rich’ warrior tradition

4. When it is 10:00 a.m. in London in June, the Indian Standard Time will be
(1) 2:30 p.m.
(2) 3:00 p.m.
(3) 3:30 p.m.
(4) 2:00 p.m.

5. A map uses a scale in which 1 cm on the map covers 20 meters on the ground. If two places are 5 cm apart on the map, the actual distance between them is
(1) 20 meters
(2) 150 meters
(3) 200 meters
(4) 100 meters

6. For creating an effective administration practice in India, which one of the following was adopted by the British Government ?
(1) Military expedition
(2) Practice of surveying
(3) Practice of land revenue collection
(4) Practice of exploiting native population

(Download) CTET: Social Science: (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Social Science: (Paper - II) - 2011

1. ‘‘Throughout the 19th century, most educated women were taught at home by liberal fathers and husbands instead of sending them to schools.’’
Which of the following statements is not a correct reason for the above trend ?
(1) People feared that schools would take girls away from home
(2) Men derived great pleasure by teaching girls at home
(3) Girls had to travel through public places in order to reach school and their safety remained a concern
(4) There was a fear that schooling would prevent girls from doing their domestic duties

2. Why is mining called a primary activity ?
(1) It involves production from the natural resources of the earth
(2) It is one of the earliest forms of human activities
(3) It brings a lot of money to the government
(4) It is the biggest employer of workers

3. Which of the following is not a mineral ?
(1) Graphite in pencil
(2) Salt used for cooking
(3) Gold and silver in jewellery
(4) Mica used for insulation

4. Which of the following was not a problem faced by India soon after Independence ?
(1) Wealth and debts to be equally distributed among India, Pakistan and Great Britain
(2) Persuading the Princely States to join the Indian Union
(3) Economic development
(4) Refugees from Pakistan

5. Though India chose universal adult franchise after becoming independent, this was withheld in many other sovereign countries on the basis of certain criteria. Which of the following was not one of the criteria ?
(1) Education
(2) Religion
(3) Gender
(4) Property

(Download) CTET: Science Optional Part : (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Science Optional Part : (Paper - II) - 2011

1. Bakelite is used in making electrical appliances because it is a
(1) thermoplastic
(2) good conductor of heat
(3) good conductor of electricity
(4) good insulator of electricity

2. In which of the following cases of motion, are the distance moved and the magnitude of displacement equal ?
(1) A car moving on a straight road
(2) A car moving in a circular path
(3) A pendulum oscillating to and fro
(4) The Earth revolving around the Sun

3. LED and CFL are very commonly used as sources of light in homes. Which of the following statements is true ?
(1) CFL is better because LED contains toxic materials
(2) LED is better because CFL contains toxic materials
(3) Both are equally good
(4) Neither of them is good because both contain toxic materials

4. An air bubble inside water behaves like a
(1) concave lens
(2) convex lens
(3) plano-convex lens
(4) concave mirror

5. A feather weighing 5 gm and a nail weighing 10 gm have the same kinetic energy. Which of the following statements is true about the momentum of the two bodies ?
(1) The lighter body will have higher momentum
(2) The heavier body will have higher momentum
(3) Both will have equal momentum
(4) It is not possible to compare the momentum of two objects

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy "Part-1": (Paper - II) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy "Part-1": (Paper - II) - 2011

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

1. A creative learner refers to one who is
(1) very talented in drawing and painting
(2) highly intelligent
(3) capable of scoring consistently good marks in tests
(4) good at lateral thinking and problem solving

2. Individual learners differ from each other in
(1) principles of growth and development
(2) rate of development
(3) sequence of development
(4) general capacity for development

3. Every learner is unique means that
(1) No two learners are alike in their abilities, interests and talents
(2) Learners do not have any common qualities, nor do they share common goals
(3) A common curriculum for all learners is not possible
(4) It is impossible to develop the potential of learners in a heterogeneous class

4. Constructivism as a theory
(1) focuses on the role of imitation
(2) emphasises the role of the learner in constructing his own view of the world
(3) emphasises on memorising information and testing through recall
(4) emphasises on the dominant role of the teacher

5. Development of concepts is primarily a part of
(1) emotional development
(2) intellectual development
(3) physical development
(4) social development

6. Heredity is considered as a _________ social structure.
(1) primary
(2) secondary
(3) dynamic
(4) static

7. The most intense and crucial socialization takes place
(1) throughout the life of a person
(2) during adolescence
(3) during early childhood
(4) during adulthood

(Download) CTET: English Language - "Part - 5": (Paper - I) - 2011

(Download) CTET: English Language - "Part - 5": (Paper - I) - 2011

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 1 to 9) by selecting the most appropriate option.

1 Karuna Verma is bewildered. ‘‘I don’t know how she did it,’’ she says about her mother, Renu Chopra. Karuna’s childhood memories are of her father
leaving late for office so that, by then, her mother would be back from work. Of her parents working in sync to make sure the kids were well taken care of. Of
her mother handling kitchen and classroom with ease.

2 When her own daughter was born, Karuna too wanted to do the balancing act. But it did not turn out to be as easy as it seemed. For starters, her parents’ era was different from hers. As she was living with her husband in Andheri, Mumbai, away from their families,  resuming work would have meant leaving her daughter with a maid while she was away. Her daughter’s formative  years would be spent with an outsider,a thought that did not appeal to Karuna. She quit her teaching job in a school.

3 For a woman who was encouraged to be independent throughout her life, the decision to quit and stay at home was a difficult one. Ironically it was her mother who urged her to quit the job and become a full-time mother. For Karuna, being a housewife is one of the tougher jobs she has had. ‘‘I have no time for myself,’’ says Karuna. ‘‘I make sure all my personal work is done when Avni is asleep. Earlier I had a set routine. My husband and I used to wake up at 6 a.m. I would re-heat the food the maid had cooked the day before and pack it for lunch. Then we used to head off to work, and at night, we would go out. I had a lot of time to myself and for my husband then,’’ says Karuna.

4 The routine is quite different now. Karuna has taken to cooking. She wakes up quite early and makes sure all her work is done before the baby is up. The rest of the day flies by, pandering to two-year-old Avni’s needs.

1. Karuna Verma is bewildered at
(1) the amount of work that she has to do after becoming a mother
(2) the late hours of work that her father followed
(3) the responsibility of bringing up a daughter in a big city
(4) her mother’s ability to combine her career with household work

2. ‘... parents working in sync’ means
(1) parents pooling their resources together to take care of expenses
(2) husband and wife sinking their differences to preserve domestic harmony
(3) father earning and mother taking care of children
(4) parents having staggered office hours and sharing household work

3. ‘... Karuna too wanted to do the balancing act.’ In this sentence, the term ‘balancing act’ implies
(1) sharing of responsibilities by both husband and wife
(2) a mother’s ability to look after her child without quitting her job
(3) managing the time efficiently so that parents can spend quality time with their children
(4) making adjustments in order to balance work and leisure properly

4. ‘As she was living with her husband in Andheri, Mumbai, away from their families ............ . In this sentence ‘their families’ refers to
(1) Karuna’s mother and father’s families
(2) Karuna’s husband’s family
(3) Families of friends in Andheri, Mumbai
(4) Karuna’s parents and in-laws

5. Karuna’s parents and her husband’s parents probably lived
(1) in Andheri, Mumbai
(2) in some other city
(3) in Mumbai but not in Andheri
(4) with Karuna and her husband

(Download) CTET: English Language - "Part-4": (Paper - I) - 2011

(Download) CTET: English Language - "Part-4": (Paper - I) - 2011

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 1 to 9) by selecting the most appropriate option.

1 Max Weber laid the foundation for my belief that decent and hard-working people with high aspirations make great nations, no matter what the odds are. This was the first piece of the development puzzle for me. Mahatma Gandhi opened my eyes to the importance of good leadership in raising the aspirations of people, making them accept sacrifices to achieve a grand vision, and most importantly, in converting that vision into reality. He unleashed the most powerful instrument for gaining trust – leadership by example. He ate, dressed, travelled and lived like the poor. Walking the talk was extremely important to the Mahatma who understood the pulse of our people like no other Indian leader. The biggest lesson for me from Gandhi’s book and life is the importance of leading by example. I realized fairly early that this was the second piece of the development puzzle.

2 Frantz Fanon’s book on the colonizer mindset of elites in a post-colonial society opened my eyes to the role of the bureaucracy and the elite in decelerating the progress of the poor and the disenfranchised. The colonial mindset of the ‘dark elite in white masks’ in a post-colonial society – the mindset that the ruled and the rulers have different sets of rights and responsibilities with a huge asymmetry in favour of the rulers — was indeed the third piece of the development puzzle. I see this attitude of the Indian elite every day in how they send their children to English medium schools while forcing the children of the poor into vernacular schools, extol the virtues of poverty while living in luxury, and glorify the rural life while they sit comfortably in cities.

Source : ‘A Better India, A Better World’ – N.R. Narayana Murthy (Adapted)

1. The main purpose of the author in the above passage is to
(1) discuss the different writers he has read
(2) argue why India should not be considered a developed country
(3) delineate the lessons he has learnt for the development of a nation
(4) prioritise goals for only economic development of India

2. The first piece of the development puzzle, according to the author, is
(1) creating a team of industrious people for a national cause
(2) the importance of decent, inspired and industrious people for a nation’s development
(3) imbuing the citizens of the country with decency and aspirations
(4) the need for making people understand the importance of leading an idealistic and simple life

3. Mahatma Gandhi proved that only leadership by example can

(1) mobilise the people of a country against colonial rule
(2) fully and properly understand the pulse of the people of a country
(3) gain the trust of the people so that they are willing to make sacrifices for a larger cause
(4) inspire people to eat, dress, travel and live like the poor

4. The expression ‘walking the talk’ means
(1) addressing public gatherings in an election campaign
(2) talking to the common people by mingling with them
(3) being diplomatic in one’s behaviour and words
(4) practising what one preaches

5. The colonial mindset of ‘dark elite in white masks’ with reference to the passage is
(1) discriminating people on the basis of the colour of their skin
(2) an assumption that the administrators and politicians have more rights and privileges than the common people
(3) looking down upon the poor and the disenfranchised
(4) the bureaucratic practice of according topmost priority to confidentiality in official dealings

6. Extolling ‘the virtues of poverty while living in luxury’ is an instance of
(1) the hypocrisy of the people of our country
(2) practising what you preach
(3) the ideal of a good government
(4) the need to make people adopt a simple life

7. ‘I realized fairly early that this was the second piece of the development puzzle.’ The underlined part of this sentence is a/an
(1) Adjective clause
(2) Adverbial phrase
(3) Noun clause
(4) Verb clause

8. Pick out a word or phrase from the second paragraph of the passage that means the same as ‘to make (something) go slower’.
(1) disenfranchised
(2) dark elite
(3) decelerating
(4) vernacular

9. ‘Development’ is a noun with ‘-ment’ as a suffix. Which of the following will become a noun if we add the suffix ‘-ment’ to it ?
(1) Extort
(2) Enter
(3) Enchant
(4) Endure

Directions : Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 10 to 15) by selecting the most appropriate option.

On A Tired Housewife Here lies a poor woman who was always tired, She lived in a house where help wasn’t hired: Her last words on earth were: ‘Dear friends,
I am going To where there’s no cooking, or washing, or sewing, For everything there is exact to my wishes, For where they don’t eat there’s no washing
of dishes. I’ll be where loud anthems will always be ringing, But having no voice I’ll be quit of the singing. Don’t mourn for me now, don’t mourn for me never,
I am going to do nothing for ever and ever.’ Anonymous

10. The woman described in the poem
(1) was very busy doing chores
(2) was no more
(3) lived in her own house
(4) worked in the house of a rich man

(Download) CTET: Environmental Studies -Part- 3: (Paper - I) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Environmental Studies -Part- 3: (Paper - I) - 2011

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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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%

8. 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 vapor can be seen but evaporation cannot be seen

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. Chipko Movement was strengthened under the leadership of
(1) Amrita Devi Bishnoi
(2) Medha Patkar
(3) A.K. Banerjee
(4) Sunder Lal Bahuguna

14. 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

15. An egret bird is often seen on a buffalo’s back. This is because the egret
(1) loves to sing while sitting on the buffalo’s back
(2) rests after flying for a while
(3) feeds on parasites on the buffalo’s back
(4) feeds on insects present in the grass

16. Which of the following statements is not an objective of teaching EVS at the primary level ?
(1) Arouse curiosity about the natural and social environment
(2) Engage in exploratory and hands-on activities that lead to the development of cognitive and psychomotor skills
(3) To load learners with terms and definitions for assessment
(4) To internalise the values of concern for life and environment

17. The idea of showing a sample of a railway ticket in the EVS textbook is to
(1) give the students an idea of the rail fare
(2) provide them the knowledge of various abbreviations used in the ticket
(3) enhance the skills of students to arrive at conclusions
(4) give them an opportunity to interact with real information and develop the skill of observation

18. The concept of ‘seed germination’ can be taught best by
(1) howing germinated seeds to the class and explaining the process of germination
(2) presenting the germination stages through drawings on the board
(3) asking the students to perform an activity to sow seeds, observe different stages and draw them
(4) showing photographs of seed germination

19. Which one of the following is not an objective of including riddles and puzzles in the EVS textbook ?
(1) To develop critical thinking ability in students
(2) To develop reasoning ability in students
(3) To confuse the mind of the students and let them enjoy the confusion
(4) To develop curiosity and ability to think creatively

20. As an EVS teacher, you plan to take the students to the zoo. Which of the following activities would you not allow the students to undertake ?
(1) Collect photographs of the animals they expect to see at the zoo
(2) Take their drawing books along with them to draw what they see at the zoo
(3) Take along lots of eatables for the animals at the zoo
(4) Try to find out the food taken up by different animals at the zoo

21. At the primary stage, assessments should consist of
(1) continuous and unstructured teacher observations to be shared with learners and parents
(2) formal tests and games done every week and recorded in the Report Card
(3) half-yearly and annual examinations at the end of the year
(4) home assignments and class assignments every week to rate young learners under the categories of pass or fail

22. Simple experiments and demonstrations can be performed in the EVS class
(1) to enable children to learn on their own and sharpen their observation skills
(2) to follow what is being done in the senior classes
(3) to discuss ideas, record and analyse observations on the basis of questions raised by students
(4) to control the students to ensure discipline in the class

23. Which of the following statements about assignments is correct ?
(1) Assignments need to be given as classwork followed by homework every day to provide variety and practice
(2) Assignments should be the only method of assessment
(3) Assignments provide learners an opportunity to search for information, construct their own ideas and articulate them
(4) Assignments can be done by parents, brothers or sisters depending on the talent that they possess

24. The skills required to read a map include
(1) excellent drawing and painting skills
(2) ability to use calculations and sketch positions on a globe
(3) excellent communication skills to draw out the expressive ability
(4) ability to understand relative position of places, distances and directions

25. The use of poems and story telling to explain concepts in an EVS class helps to
(1) make the lesson enjoyable and interesting
(2) promote the ability to imagine and explore the nature of the world at the local and global level
(3) take care of the language and cultural diversity among learners
(4) channelize the energies of the students in the right direction

26. To make children aware of different kinds of fuel, a teacher can
(1) show pictures of fuels on a chart
(2) ask children to list different fuels
(3) show some samples of fuels in the class
(4) discuss with children about possible kinds of fuel that can be used for cooking, along with a short film

27. Giving importance to individual experiences of children in an EVS class will benefit the teacher
(1) to know the unique experiences of children
(2) to help and improve the language and communication skills of the children
(3) to connect the subject to the learners’ experiential world and promote reflection and learning
(4) to save her energy as children enjoy talking

28. Which of the following represents one of the objectives of teaching EVS at Primary School ?
(1) To make learners aware of technical terms and definitions
(2) To assess technical terms related to EVS
(3) To inform the learners about the books they should read to expand their knowledge
(4) To connect the experiences of the learners in school with the outside world

29. A school planned an educational trip for Class-V students to Rajasthan. What would be your expectation from the children during the visit ?
(1) They should enjoy themselves
(2) They should observe keenly, make notes and share their observations with other students and the teacher
(3) They should note down their questions, if any, and ask the parents after reaching home
(4) They should observe everything without asking questions about it

30. After the lunch break, while teaching EVS, you find that students are not taking interest in the lesson. What would you do ?
(1) Use audio-visual aids based on multiple intelligences to make the lesson interesting
(2) Change the topic immediately
(3) Take the children out to play in the ground
(4) Ask them to put their heads down on the desk and relax

(Download) CTET: Mathematics: (Paper - I) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Mathematics: (Paper - I) - 2011

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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy: (Paper - I) - 2011

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy: (Paper - I) - 2011

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 unidirectional
(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

(Download) CTET: English Language - II : (Paper-2) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: English Language - II : (Paper-2) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  2

Subject : English Language II

File Size: 175 KB

File Type : PDF

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(Download) CTET: English Language - I : (Paper-2) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: English Language - I : (Paper-2) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  2

Subject : English Language I

File Size: 105 KB

File Type : PDF

(Download) CTET: Environmental Studies : (Paper-2) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: Environmental Studies : (Paper-2) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  II

Subject : Environmental Studies

File Size: 390 KB

File Type : PDF

(Download) CTET: Mathematics : (Paper-2) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: Mathematics : (Paper-2) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  II

Subject : Mathematics

File Size: 430 KB

File Type : PDF

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy : (Paper-2) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy : (Paper-2) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  II

Subject : Child Development & Pedagogy

File Size: 190 KB

File Type : PDF

(Download) CTET: English Language - II : (Paper-1) - May 2012

(Download) CTET: English Language - II : (Paper-1) - May 2012

Examination Name: Central Teacher Eligibility Test

Paper :  1

Subject : English Language II

File Size: 150 KB

File Type : PDF

(Model Question Papers) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) - Category IV

(Model Question Papers) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) - Category IV

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1. The first Modern Olympic Games were held in the year...........

A. 1869
B. 1896
C. 1969
D. 776 BC

2. Which of the following body types is characterized by delicate body structure and poor digestive system.

A. Endomorph
B. Mesomorph
C. Ectomorph
D. Athletic

3. The highest award given to Sports Coaches in India.

A. Arjuna Award
B. KhelRatna Award
C. Dronacharya Award
D. Dhyanchand Award

4. The outer most layer of the Heart is calleD....

A. Mayo cardium
B. Endo cardium
C. Pericardium
D. Epicardium

5. Newton's first law of motion is called-------?

A. Law of Inertia
B. Law of action and reaction
C. Law of gravitation
D. Law of acceleration

(Model Question Papers) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) - Category III - Paper III (For classes VIII to X)

(Model Question Papers) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) - Category III - Paper III (For classes VIII to X)

I. CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY

1. An effective teacher should be able to handle the classroom situation by providing activities:

A. suitable to the intellectual level of the learners.
B. intended for the talented students only
C. to students to learn at their own will
D. considering the special abilities of students only.

2. Which of the following is a true statement about Mental Retardation?

A. Most Mentally retarded people are unable to live normal lives due to their mental deficiencies.
B. With special tutoring, a mentally retarded person can attain average intelligence.
C. The majority of mentally retarded people are mildly retarded.
D. Diagnosis of mental retardation is based exclusively on IQ scores

3. According to the theory of Bruner, which of the following statement is correct?

A. Learning takes place gradually.
B. Each leaner should pass through different stages of intellectual development
C. The type of representation used by the learner depends on the type of thinking required.
D. Intellectual development takes place in the same pattern in all individuals.

4. After repeated pairing of a tone with meat powder, Pavlov found that a dog will salivate when the tone is presented. Salivation to the tone is a/an:

A. Unconditioned Stimulus
B. Unconditioned Response
C. Conditioned Stimulus
D. Conditioned Response

5. An adolescent who is striving for better performance to achieve his goal is said to be:

A. Intrinsically motivated learner.
B. Extrinsically motivated learner
C. Reward oriented learner
D. Self directed learner

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