CTET Exam Analysis 2016


CTET Exam Analysis 2016: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) successfully conducted 9th Edition of CTET on 21 February 2016. CTET 2016 was conducted across the country and approximately 8 lakh students appeared for the written examination. A lot of candidates must be wondering whether they’ve performed well enough to crack CTET. To provide a better understanding, we are providing CTET Exam Analysis for Level II. Candidates who’ve attempted the written examination can draw insights from this article.

Note: CTET Examination was rescheduled in Haryana amidst the ongoing Section 144 Imposition.  


Understanding CTET Exam Pattern 2016

The exam pattern and structure were exactly the same as previous year, but the difficulty level was a little easier. The written exam was conducted in two shifts starting from 9:30 a.m. Paper 1 is for Primary Stage while Paper 2 is for Elementary Stage.

  • Paper 1 is meant for the one who intend to teach Classes I to V
  • Paper 2 is meant for the one who intend to teach Classes VI to VIII

For those who have absolutely no idea regarding CTET Exam Pattern, here are a few important points you need to know.

  • Objective MCQs
  • A total number of 150 Questions
  • Total Marks awarded are 150
  • Total Time Duration is 2.5 Hours i.e. 150 Minutes

To get a better understanding, please read our article on CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2016.


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We hope you are well acquainted with CTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern by now. We now proceed to the main agenda here, which is, detailed exam analysis of CTET 2016 Examination.

CTET Exam Analysis 2016 (Level 2)

As per the exam pattern of CTET Level 2, there were 4 sections. Let us now talk about each section and analyze the difficulty level step by step.

 Name of the Section Number of Questions   Level of Difficulty
 Child Development and Pedagogy  30  Easy

 Science and Mathematics or

 Social Sciences




 Language 1  30  Easy
 Language 2  30  Easy

Note: In Section II, depending on the core subject, some candidates attempt Science and Mathematics and some go for Social Science.


CTET Section-Wise Exam Analysis 

The overall level of difficulty of CTET 2016 was easy and a number of questions were quite straightforward.


Child Development and Pedagogy

We begin our CTET Exam Analysis with Child Development and Pedagogy. This section was easier as compared to previous years paper. There were a few direct questions on Child Development and Pedagogy. Surprisingly, this year there were a lot of questions on Piaget’s and Vygotsky theories of Cognitive development. However, again, the questions were direct and easy.

For example: Question: The concept of “Private speech” of children as proposed by Vygotsky.

  1. Illustrates the children us speech to guide their own actions
  2. Shows that children are stupid and thus needs guidance of adults
  3. Illustrates the children are egocentric
  4. Shows the children love themselves

Clearly, anyone with basic knowledge of Child Pedagogy could have answered this.

As per our prediction, an accurate attempt of 20-25 questions can be expected from Child Development and Pedagogy for cracking CTET Written Exam.


Science & Mathematics 

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. But, if compared with the exam conducted in September 2015, it was relatively easy. Mathematics and Physics covered more than 50 percent of the total section. There were only 3 questions on Chemistry. However, pedagogical aspects of chemistry covered a good number of questions.


Number of Questions









Pedagogy of Mathematics and Science


Clearly, Mathematics and Physics covered most of the questions but they were not too difficult. Classes VI, VII and VIII NCERT books would have served as the perfect study materials for Science and Mathematics.

Hence, we predict an average attempt of 35-40 questions in Mathematics and Science Section.


Social Science/ Social Studies

Unlike Science and Mathematics, this section was relatively easy. There were a good amount of basic questions from History, Geography, Polity, Social and Political life and Pedagogical aspects of Social Science.

Surprisingly, this year there were some good questions from Polity. For Example:-

Question: Article 22 of the constitution ensures

  1. Right to Education
  2. Right not to be ill-treated during arrest or while in custody
  3. Right to constitutional Remedies
  4. Right against Exploitation

Question: According to National Focus Group (2006), the teaching of social science is losing popularity as?

Question: What is the nomenclature change suggested by National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 for Polity:

A person who regularly paid attention to Current Affairs definitely enjoyed answering questions in this section.

An average attempt of 40-45 question with good accuracy can be expected in Social Science Section for scoring good in CTET 2016.


Language 1 (English)

Again, Language 1 was easy. Questions on Antonym-Synonyms and Error detection were very basic but Reading Comprehension posed a bit of threat for a few candidates. Some felt it was a bit challenging.

We predict that solving 17-22 questions with great accuracy should be good enough in this section of CTET Level II Examination. 


Language 2 (English)

Language 2 was a little difficult as compared to Language 1. Most of the questions were on the Pedagogical aspects of Language Learning. Yet, overall we rate this section to be moderate.

An average correct attempt of 12-17 questions can be expected in Language 2

We hope our analysis will help you understand your performance in CTET 2016 in a better way. We will be updating answer keys as soon there is an official confirmation on the website ctet.nic.in

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