CTET Preparation

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

CBSE CTET 2015 results expected on or before 01 April 2015

CBSE has released the answer keys for CTET Feb 2015 :
How to check the answer keys
  • Log on to the official website of CTET at www.ctet.nic.in.
  • Click on the tab ‘Answer Keys CTET FEB 2015′.
  • Answer keys for Paper I and Paper II would flash on screen.
  • Candidates may download and save the same.
 
 
The final results will be declared on or before 01 April 2015 on the official website.
 
CTET Feb 2015 was conducted at 988 centers in 100 cities where 7.4 lakh candidates were registered.
 

Friday, 20 February 2015

CTET Exam Schedule




 

Paper II
Paper I
DATE OF EXAMINATION
22.02.2015
22.02.2015
a) Entry in the Examination Hall
8:45
13:15
b) Checking of Admit Cards
09:00 to 09:15
13:30 to 13:45
c) Distribution of Test Booklet
9:15
13:45
d) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet
9:25
13:55
e) Last Entry in the Examination Hall
9:30
14:00
f) Test Commences
9:30
14:00
g) Test Concludes
12:00
16:30

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development


Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development


Stage 
Characterised by 
Sensori-motor  
(Birth-2 yrs) 
Differentiates self from objects 
Recognises self as agent of action and begins to act intentionally: e.g. pulls a string to set mobile in motion or shakes a rattle to make a noise 
Achieves object permanence: realises that things continue to exist even when no longer present to the sense (pace Bishop Berkeley) 
Pre-operational  
(2-7 years) 
Learns to use language and to represent objects by images and words 
Thinking is still egocentric: has difficulty taking the viewpoint of others 
Classifies objects by a single feature: e.g. groups together all the red blocks regardless of shape or all the square blocks regardless of colour 
Concrete operational  
(7-11 years) 
Can think logically about objects and events 
Achieves conservation of number (age 6), mass (age 7), and weight (age 9) 
Classifies objects according to several features and can order them in series along a single dimension such as size. 
Formal operational  
(11 years and up) 
Can think logically about abstract propositions and test hypotheses systemtically 
Becomes concerned with the hypothetical, the future, and ideological problems 


http://www.learningandteaching.info/

Piaget's Key Ideas


Piaget's Key Ideas

Adaptation 
What it says: adapting to the world through assimilation and accommodation 
The process by which a person takes material into their mind from the environment, which may mean changing the evidence of their senses to make it fit. 
The difference made to one's mind or concepts by the process of assimilation. 
Note that assimilation and accommodation go together: you can't have one without the other. 
Classification 
The ability to group objects together on the basis of common features. 
Class Inclusion 
The understanding, more advanced than simple classification, that some classes or sets of objects are also sub-sets of a larger class. (E.g. there is a class of objects called dogs. There is also a class called animals. But all dogs are also animals, so the class of animals includes that of dogs) 
Conservation 
The realisation that objects or sets of objects stay the same even when they are changed about or made to look different. 
Decentration
The ability to move away from one system of classification to another one as appropriate.
Egocentrism 
The belief that you are the centre of the universe and everything revolves around you: the corresponding inability to see the world as someone else does and adapt to it. Not moral "selfishness", just an early stage of psychological development. 
Operation 
The process of working something out in your head. Young children (in the sensorimotor and pre-operational stages) have to act, and try things out in the real world, to work things out (like count on fingers): older children and adults can do more in their heads. 
Schema (or scheme) 
The representation in the mind of a set of perceptions, ideas, and/or actions, which go together. 
Stage 
A period in a child's development in which he or she is capable of understanding some things but not others 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Child Development and pedagogy Question of the day February 6 2015

Answer the following by selecting most appropriate option:


Q. Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of intrinsically motivated children?
     
     1. They enjoy doing work
     2. They display a high level of energy while working
     3. They like challenging tasks

     4. They always succeed

Q. Centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Education for disabled children aims at providing educational opportunities to children with disabilities in

     1. special schools
     2. open schools
     3. regular schools
     4. residential schools

Tips for quick Calculations


 Adding large numbers

Adding large numbers in one’s head can be difficult. This method shows how to simplify this process by making all the numbers a multiple of 10. Here is an example:
644 + 238
While these numbers are hard to contend with, rounding them up will make them more manageable. So, 644 becomes 650 and 238 becomes 240.
Now, add 650 and 240 together. The total is 890. To find the answer to the original equation, it must be determined how much we added to the numbers to round them up.
650 – 644 = 6 and 240 – 238 = 2
Now, add 6 and 2 together for a total of 8
To find the answer to the original equation, 8 must be subtracted from the 890.
890 – 8 = 882
So the answer to 644 +238 is 882.
http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/educator-tips/10-tricks-for-doing-fast-math/

Download your admit card


Please download your CTET admit card from the link below:


http://ctet.nic.in/ctetapp/online/admitcardlogin.aspx



Monday, 2 February 2015

Science Pedagogy Question of the day February 2 2015



Answer the following by selecting most appropriate option:


Q.1  Study of science gives birth of which aspect?

a)      Universal

b)      Social

c)       Limited

d)      National

Q.2 The first step in scientific temperament is

a)      Data collection

b)      Defining problem

c)       Experiencing problem

d)      Analyzing problem

Friday, 30 January 2015

CTET-FEB 2015-Practice Questions-23 Jan-Answers


1. Term PSRN in development implies
     A. problem solving, relationship and numeracy
     B. problem solving, reasoning  and numeracy
     C. perceptual skills, reasoning and numeracy
     D. perceptual skills, relationship and numeracy
Answer: Option B

2.Three persons are walking from a place A to another place B. Their speed are in the ratio of 4:3:5. The time ratio to reach B by these person will be
    A. 5:3:4
    B. 15:9:12
    C. 4:3:5
    D. 15:20:12
Answer: Option D

3. "A project is a problematic act carried to completion in its natural setting"- Who said it?
    A. Harrow
    B. Frobel
    C. Stevenson
    D.Kilpatrik
Answer: Option C

CTET-FEB2015-Practice Questions-22 Jan_Answers

1. Which one of the following pair is least likely to be correct match?
     A. Children enter in the world with certain knowledge about language- Chomsky
     B. Language and thought are initially two different activities- Vygotsky
     C. Language is contingent on thought- Piaget
     D. Language is a stimuli in environment- Bruner
Answer: Option D

2. A Class VII teacher wants to discuss the following problem in the class: "A square is divided into four congruent rectangles. The perimeter of each rectangle is 40 units. What is the perimeter of the given square?" Key mathematical concepts required to solve this problem is:
     A. area of square and rectangle, perimeter of square and rectangle definition of square and rectangle
    B. meaning of the term square, rectangle, congruent, perimeter etc.
    C. area of rectangle, perimeter of square
    D. formation of algebraic equation to solve the problem
Answer: Option A
3. You are provided with a concave mirror, a convex lens, a convex mirror and a convex lens. To obtain an enlarged image of an object you can use either
    A. concave lens or convex lens
    B. concave mirror or convex mirror
    C. concave mirror or concave lens
    D. concave mirror or convex lens
Answer: Option D

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

CTET FEB 2015_Practice Questions_21 January_Answers

1. What do we call the "acquisition of information and knowledge"
     A. Ability to learn
     B. Ability to memorize
     C. Ability to adjust
     D. Ability to think
Answer: Option A
Learning is measurable and relatively permanent change in behavior through experience, instruction, or study. Through the process of learning, learners will be acquiring information and knowledge. The processing of information into knowledge also will be taking place.

 2. The number of revolutions made by a bi-cycle wheel 56cm in diameter in covering a distance of 1.1km is
    A. 31.25
    B. 312.5
    C. 62.5
    D. 625
Answer: Option D
Total distance covered= 1.1km=1100m
Distance covered in one revolution= circumference of the bi-cycle wheel
                                                        = 2*22/7*0.28
Therefore, number of revolutions made by the wheel in covering 1100m= (1110*7)/(2*22*0.28)
                                                                                                                    =625

 3. Masses of 3 wires of same metal are in the ratio 1:2:3 and their lengths are in the ratio 3:2:1. Their resistance are in the ratio
    A. 1:4:9
    B. 9:4:1
    C. 1:2:3
    D. 27:6:1
Answer: Option D
Resistance of a wire= (resistivity * length)/area; since the metal is same, resistivity is same.
  Also density same, Density= Mass/Volume= Mass/Area * Length; Area= mass/density* length
Thus, Resistance= (resistivity*length)/(mass/density*length)= (resistivity*square of length)/mass
Thus the ratio= (3^2/1):(2^2/2):(1^2/3)
                      = 9/1:2/1:1/3= 27:6:1
                               

Science Question of the day January 27 2015

Answer the following by selecting most appropriate answer:

Q.1  Impression of an image persists on the retina of human eye for about

  1.    1 second
  2.   1/2 second
  3.    1/15 second
  4.    1/25 second

Q.2. The ultrasound equipments used for investigating medical problems work at frequency

  1. below 20 Hz
  2. between 20 Hz and 200000 Hz
  3. between 2000 Hz and 20000 Hz
  4. above 20000 Hz
 

Friday, 23 January 2015

CTET FEB 2015-Practice Questions_23 Jan

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option. Also discuss the concepts related to the same:

1. Term PSRN in development implies
     A. problem solving, relationship and numeracy
     B. problem solving, reasoning  and numeracy
     C. perceptual skills, reasoning and numeracy
     D. perceptual skills, relationship and numeracy

2.Three persons are walking from a place A to another place B. Their speed are in the ratio of 4:3:5. The time ratio to reach B by these person will be
    A. 5:3:4
    B. 15:9:12
    C. 4:3:5
    D. 15:20:12

3. "A project is a problematic act carried to completion in its natural setting"- Who said it?
    A. Harrow
    B. Frobel
    C. Stevenson
    D.Kilpatrik
 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

CTET-FEB 2015_Practice Questions_22 Jan

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options. Also discuss the concepts related to them:

1. Which one of the following pair is least likely to be correct match?
     A. Children enter in the world with certain knowledge about language- Chomsky
     B. Language and thought are initially two different activities- Vygotsky
     C. Language is contingent on thought- Piaget
     D. Language is a stimuli in environment- Bruner

2. A Class VII teacher wants to discuss the following problem in the class: "A square is divided into four congruent rectangles. The perimeter of each rectangle is 40 units. What is the perimeter of the given square?" Key mathematical concepts required to solve this problem is:
     A. area of square and rectangle, perimeter of square and rectangle definition of square and rectangle
    B. meaning of the term square, rectangle, congruent, perimeter etc.
    C. area of rectangle, perimeter of square
    D. formation of algebraic equation to solve the problem

3. You are provided with a concave mirror, a convex lens, a convex mirror and a convex lens. To obtain an enlarged image of an object you can use either
    A. concave lens or convex lens
    B. concave mirror or convex mirror
    C. concave mirror or concave lens
    D. concave mirror or convex lens


 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

CTET FEB 2015-Practice Questions 21 Jan

Answer the following questions by selecting appropriate option. Also discuss the concepts related to each questions

1. What do we call the "acquisition of information and knowledge"
     A. Ability to learn
     B. Ability to memorize
     C. Ability to adjust
     D. Ability to think
2. The number of revolutions made by a bi-cycle wheel 56cm in diameter in covering a distance of 1.1km is
    A. 31.25
    B. 312.5
    C. 62.5
    D. 625
3. Masses of 3 wires of same metal are in the ratio 1:2:3 and their lengths are in the ratio 3:2:1. Their resistance are in the ratio
    A. 1:4:9
    B. 9:4:1
    C. 1:2:3
    D. 27:6:1


 
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