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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Only 2.8% qualify CTET-SEP 2014 for Higher Classes, 11.95% qualify for Primary Classes


Here are the overall results for CTET examination held on September 21, 2014
  • A total of 2.6 lakh teachers appeared for Paper 1 out of which 24,629 have qualified.
  • For Paper 2, 4.59 lakh teachers appeared out of which only 12,843 have qualified.

For Paper 1, just 11.9% of test takers qualified while for Paper 2, the qualification rate was a mere 2.8%

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CTET SEPT 2014 Results Out - Check Results Now!

The results for the CTET exam held on September 21, 2014 are out. While the examination itself was delayed this time (CTET exam was conducted in September instead of July), perhaps due to elections and the new government providing directions later than expected, CBSE has declared the results in a very short period of time, displaying the new found efficiency of various government departments. It was widely believe that results would be out by October 31. 

Anyways, the CTET exam continues to befuddle many aspirants. For Paper-1, a total of 2.06 lakh teachers appeared and only 24,629 qualified. For paper-2 a total of 4.59 lakh teachers appeared but only 12,843 qualified. While better than CTET FEB 2014, the qualification rates at 11.9% (Paper I) and 2.8%  (Paper II) continue to remain very low. Awaiting more data for further analysis.



To check your results

1. Visit http://cbseresults.nic.in/ctet/ctet14_oct.htm
2. Enter Roll Number and Submit.

Heartiest congratulations to our students, many of who are seeing rewards of their hard work and our guidance. 

Nishi Ahuja: Cleared  (98)
Seema Gupta: Cleared (92)
Rimjhim Banerjee: Cleared (92)
Tiji Kurien: Cleared (99)
Kusum Dhayani: Cleared both Papers  (109, 102)
and many more.....

visit www.niit.com/ctet for details


Click here to download the CTET answer sheets for CTET SEP 2014 

Best Wishes
NIIT Litmus Team


Monday, 29 September 2014

CTET-SEP 2014 Answer Sheets - Download Now!

Check your scores for the CTET-SEPT 2014 and analyse your answers. CBSE has released the answer sheets for the examination. Click on your respective set to download the answer key.


Answer Keys for CTET-SEPT 2014 Examination
Paper-I
Paper-I Main
Visually Impaired
Common Keys for 14 Languages
(Telegu,Bengali,Sanskrit,
Malayalam,Manipuri,Odia,
Gujarati,,Assamese,
Tibetan,Marathi,Khasi,
Garo,Nepali,Kannada)
Punjabi Language
Tamil Language
Urdu Language
Mizo Language
Paper-II
Paper-II Main
Visually Impaired
Common Keys for 14 Languages
(Telegu,Bengali,Sanskrit,
Malayalam,Manipuri,Odia,
Gujarati,Assamese,
Tibetan,Marathi,Khasi,
Garo,Nepali,Kannada)
Punjabi Language
Tamil Language
Urdu Language
Mizo Language


You can also visit here to download the answer sheets for the examination  

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Let us Explore 7-Answers


Q1. A teacher gives students that following mathematics problem. Reading on a school bus are 20 students in first grade, 10 in second grade, 9 in third grade, and 7 in fourth grade. Approximately what percent of the students on the bus are in first grade?

Which of the following student responses best answers the question?

                1. Student A: 26%

                2. Student B: 43%

                3. Student C: 46%

                4. Student D: 73%

Option 2 is the correct answer. Percent refers to how many out of one hundred or, in decimal form, how many hundredths. To find a percent, divide the group 20 by the total 46, and round the decimal to the hundredths place 0.43. This is 43 hundredths, 0r 43/100 or 43%. Students B answered the question correctly. Student A subtracted the number of students 46 on the bus. Student C added together all of the students on the bus. Student D subtracted the total number of students on the bus 46 from 100.

Q2. A fifth grade teacher has provided each student with centimeter grid paper and scissors to explore how some two dimensional shapes can be folded in to three dimensional figures. Which of the following concepts are the students exploring?

                1. Rotations       

                2. Reflections

                3. Nets

                4. Tessellations

Option 3 is the correct answer. A net is a closed plane figure that can be folded into a closed three dimensional figure. A rotation refers to figure turning around a point. A reflection refers to a transformation in which a figure is flipped over a line. In a tessellation a figure or pattern of figure is repeated to cover a flat surface.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Let us Explore 7...


Q1. A teacher gives students that following mathematics problem. Reading on a school bus are 20 students in first grade, 10 in second grade, 9 in third grade, and 7 in fourth grade. Approximately what percent of the students on the bus are in first grade?

Which of the following student responses best answers the question?

                1. Student A: 26%

                2. Student B: 43%

                3. Student C: 46%

                4. Student D: 73%
Q2. A fifth grade teacher has provided each student with centimeter grid paper and scissors to explore how some two dimensional shapes can be folded in to three dimensional figures. Which of the following concepts are the students exploring?
                1. Rotations       
                2. Reflections
                3. Nets
                4. Tessellations

Monday, 1 September 2014

Let us Explore 6...Answers


Q1. Ms.Aditi, a fourth grade social studies teacher, recognizes that students are experiencing difficulty comprehending a chapter in the text book. She decides to use a strategy in which he and his students share responsibility for discussion as they predict, clarify and summarize while reading the text. Ms.Aditi is most likely using which of the following instructional strategies?
                1. Modeling
                2. Reciprocal teaching
                3. Coaching
                4. Guided reading
Option 1 is not the correct answer because modeling refers to a description that is intended to show the flow of an overall process
Option 2 is the correct answer because reciprocal teaching is an instructional approach that features interactive dialogue between the teacher and the students. Initially the teacher models strategies such as clarifying, predicting, questioning and summarizing, and then gradually turns over the responsibility to the students. The students take turns being the teacher and leading small-group discussion of the text.
Option 3 is not the correct answer because coaching is the process of using direct instruction to support an individual to achieve a specific goal.
Option 4 is not the correct answer because guided reading describes reading instruction in which the teacher provides the structure and purpose for reading and for responding to the material read.
Q2. While planning units for science instruction, a teacher includes weekly quizzes, a project and end-of-chapter test. Which of the following best describes the primary purpose for including such activities while planning instruction?
                1. To determine students’ prior knowledge
                2. To monitor students’ progress
                3. To forecast students’’ success rates in state tests
                4. To compare student achievement with that of previous class
This questions asks you to apply your understanding of analyzing students’ progress to guide science instruction. Formative assessment are embedded into the learning process and provide information that helps monitor students’ progress and evaluate instructional effectiveness. The assessments also help teachers to differentiate learning, thereby improving student achievement. Option 1,3,4 are not examples of purpose of formative assessment. The correct answer is option 2.
Q3. Students in a social studies class are studying the three branches of government and how power is shared among them through the systems of checks and balances. The teacher asks the students to come up with examples of when their choices have been limited as a result of their being a member of a family or group. The activity will require the students to use which of the following levels of cognition?
                1. Analysis
                2. Synthesis
                3. Application
                4. Knowledge
This questions asks you to apply your understanding of using appropriate strategies to enrich and extend students’ learning. The activity requires students to use newly acquired information to connect with their personal experiences.
Option 1 is not the correct answer, because analysis describes the process of examining and breaking down information into parts
Option 2 is not the correct answer because synthesis refers to compiling information in a different ways by combining elements in a new pattern.
Option 3 is the correct answer because application describes solving problems by applying acquired knowledge, facts, and techniques in different situations
Option 4 is not the correct answer because knowledge is remembering previously learned material, ie., recalling facts, terms, or basic concepts from stated text.

Let us Explore 5...Answers


1. Which of the following instructional strategies is most commonly observed in middle-grade classes in which core subjects are integrated into the curriculum?

 

  1. The teacher focuses on individualized instruction, although small groups are used more for reading than for mathematics.
  2. The teacher is careful to prepare students for seatwork so they have opportunities to complete tasks successfully.
  3. The teacher focuses on whole group discussions and uses various questioning, explaining, and probing techniques.
  4. The teacher stops and reteaches material whenever necessary for students who do not understand the material.
     

The best answer is Option 3. The most common instructional strategy is one in which the teacher is facilitating whole-class discussions, asking questions, listening carefully to answers, explaining, probing, correcting, and asking more questions. Many of the questions focus on short stories or articles that the whole class has read that address more than one content area, such as science and technology, art and history. The other options are more common in elementary-grade classes.

 

2. In a successful discovery learning session, the teacher should most likely serve in which of the following roles?

 
  1. The teacher will serve primarily as an audience for the students’ finished products.
  2. The teacher will serve primarily as stage director, assigning to each student a role that is critical to achieving the class goal.
  3. The teacher will serve primarily as referee, resolving disagreements and keeping students on task.
  4. The teacher will serve primarily as a resource, available if needed but otherwise unobtrusive.

The best answer is Option 4. Discovery is best facilitated by teachers allowing the students to interact in a problem-solving situation using their own experiences and prior knowledge to discover the new information or skills.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

CTET: Let us Explore 6...



Q1. Ms.Aditi, a fourth grade social studies teacher, recognizes that students are experiencing difficulty comprehending a chapter in the text book. She decides to use a strategy in which he and his students share responsibility for discussion as they predict, clarify and summarize while reading the text. Ms.Aditi is most likely using which of the following instructional strategies?
                1. Modeling
                2. Reciprocal teaching
                3. Coaching
                4. Guided reading


Q2. While planning units for science instruction, a teacher includes weekly quizzes, a project and end-of-chapter test. Which of the following best describes the primary purpose for including such activities while planning instruction?
                1. To determine students’ prior knowledge
                2. To monitor students’ progress
                3. To forecast students’’ success rates in state tests
                4. To compare student achievement with that of previous class
Q3. Students in a social studies class are studying the three branches of government and how power is shared among them through the systems of checks and balances. The teacher asks the students to come up with examples of when their choices have been limited as a result of their being a member of a family or group. The activity will require the students to use which of the following levels of cognition?
                1. Analysis
                2. Synthesis
                3. Application
                4. Knowledge

Find out the correct alternatives for the above questions with your reasons.

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