Central Teacher Eligibility Test (**CTET**) had successfully conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on **20 September 2015**. Before Official **CTET Answer Sheet 2015**, Unofficial **CTET Answer Key September 2015** is available on this web portal. Official Answer Key will be released after some time on Official website http://ctet.nic.in/. Eager aspirants to check their performance in the **CTET Exam** **20 September 2015.**

Central Teacher Eligibility Test is to determine the competence of claimant for teaching. **CTET Paper** is base on the basis of qualification. CTET paper conducted in two shift morning and evening shift. Both Shift paper have consists 150 questions in all Set A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I.

## Pattern of CTET Exam Paper

The first paper of CTET pattern follows

- Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 Questions
- Language l – 30 Questions
- Language ll – 30 Questions
- Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

Second paper of CTET is as follow

- Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) – 30 Question
- Langauge l (compulsory) – 30 Questions
- Language ll (compulsory) – 30 Questions
- Mathematics and Science – 60 Questions (for mathematics and science teacher)
- Social Science – 60 Questions (for Social Science teacher)
- Either (Mathematics and Science) or (Social Science) – 60 Question (for other teachers)

### CTET Answer Key 20 September 2015 with Question paper

**Part-I
Child Development and Pedagogy**

*Directions:** Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options.*

- A teacher’s most important role in inclusive classroom is:

(a) to ensure that the teacher gives standard instructions to the class.

(b) to find out the occupations of parents of children so that the teacher knows what each child’s future occupation would be.

(c)**to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to realize her potential.**

(d) to plant for the class so that every child progresses at the same pace. - How would you help children in your class to make changes in their concepts?

(a) By dictating the information to the children and then asking them to memorize it.

(b) By punishing children if their concepts are wrong.

(c) By giving factual information.

(d)**By giving children an opportunity to express their own understanding of the concepts** - A certificate is given to children when they read a specific number of books. In the long run this strategy might not work since:

(a)**this might lead to children reading only for getting the certificates.**

(b) the library would need to but a lot of books

(c) a large number of certificates would have to be given when more children start reading.

(d) reading books would distract children from completing their homework. - Role of a teacher in a class is to:

(a) follow the time table strictly and stick to the course.

(b)**provide authentic learning situations and facilitate independent thinking in students.**

(c) fill the students with her own knowledge and prepare them for examination

(d) transmit knowledge in a straight fashion and prepare students for right answers. - Which of the following statements is most appropriate about children making errors?

(a) To avoid making errors, children need to imitate the teacher

(b) Children’s error need to be taken seriously and they should be punished severely so that they do not repeat the mistakes.

(c) Children commit errors since they do not have the capacity to think.

(d)**Children’s errors are a window into how they think.** - Assessment is an integral part of teaching-learning process because:

(a)**assessment helps the teacher to understand children’s learning and serves as a feedback for her own teaching.**

(b) assessment is the only way to ensure that teachers have taught and students have learnt.

(c) in today’s time marks are the only important thing in educations.

(d) children need to be marked so that they know where they stand in comparison to their peers. - “The curriculum must enable children to find their voices, nurture their curiosity – to do things, to ask questions and to pursue investigations, sharing and integrating their experiences with school knowledge- rather than their ability to reproduce textual knowledge.” National Curriculum Framework 2005, p-13.

Against this backdrop, what should be the primary role of the teacher?

(a)**to give plenty of opportunities to children to share their own understanding and knowledge**.

(b) to discard the experiences of the children and focus on the textbook.

(c) to do the chapters of the textbooks sequentially.

(d) to ensure that the teacher asks good question and the children write the answer in their notebooks. - To encourage children to put in efforts in their studies teachers need to:

(a) control the child

(b) compare the child with others

(c)**motivate the child**

(d) scold the child - Which one of these statement in the context of emotions, learning and motivation is most appropriate?

(a) Emotions need to be pushed aside to allow for learning to take places.

(b)**Emotions are inextricably intertwined with motivation and learing**.

(c) Emotions do not play any role in motivating us to learn.

(d) Learning something new is dependent on how hood we are at that. - Multiple Choice Questions assess the child’s ability to:

(a) construct the correct answer.

(b) explain the correct answer.

(c)**recognize the correct answer.**

(d) recall the correct answer. - Process of socialization does NOT include:

(a) Acquiring values and beliefs

(b)**Genetic transmission**

(c) Learning the customs and norms of a culture

(d) Acquisition of skills - What term/phrase does Piaget use for ‘mental structures which are the building blocks of thinking’?

(a) Gene

(b) Maturation blocks

(c)**Schemas**

(d) Zones of development - According to Vygotsky why do children speak to themselves?

(a) Children use their speech to attract the attention of adults to them.

(b) Children are very talkative by nature.

(c) Children are egocentric.

(d)**Children use speech to guide their actions.** - Children with learning disabilities:

(a)**have confusion between letters and alphabets that look alike**.

(b) easily recognise and comprehend sight words.

(c) have retarded mental development

(d) have low IQ - What is Creativity?

(a) A form of intelligence that refers to skills that depend on accumulated knowledge and experience.

(b) A form of intelligence that depends heavily on information-processing skills including the speed of processing.

(c)**Ability to identify or prepare original and divergent solutions to problems.**

(d) Creativity is best defined as an IQ of above 200. - A lot of children in India, especially girls do household chores before coming to school and after going back from school. What do you think a teacher should do regarding homewordk in this context?

(a)**The teacher should give homework that connects the learning at school to the children’s lives at home**.

(b) The teacher should ensure that the children wake up early in the morning and stay till late to complete their homework

(c) Ask the parents of the children to get tuition for completing the homework for their children

(d) She should give harsh punishment to the children who do not complete their homework - In an effective classroom:

(a)**the children look up to the teacher for guidance and support to facilitate their learning.**

(b) the children are always anxious and kept on their toes since the teacher keeps on giving regular tests to assess their ability for recall

(c) the children fear the teacher since the teacher uses verbal and physical punishment

(d) the children don’t have any regard for the teacher and do as they please - Presenting disconnected chunks of knowledge would:

(a) help learners organize information on their own

(b) make the task of the teacher difficult and that of the learners easy.

(c)**make it difficult for the learners to gain conceptual understanding.**

(d) make recall easier for the learners. - Do children acquire language because they are genetically predisposed to do so or because parents intensively teach them from an early age? This question essentially highlights:

(a) whether development is a continuous process or discontinuous one?

(b) the influence of cognition on development of language

(c)**the nature-nurture debate**.

(d) the discussion on development as a multi-factor ability - Development of the capacity for abstract scientific thinking is a characteristic of:

(a) Concrete operations stage

(b)**Formal operations stage**

(c) Sensorimotor stage

(d) Pre-operations stage - A child reasons – ‘You do this for me and I’ll do that for you.’ In which stage of Kohlberg’s moral reasoning would this child fall?

(a)**The ‘good boy-good girl’ orientation**

(b) The social -contract orientation

(c) The instrumental purpose orientation

(d) The punishment and obedience orientation - Progressive education;

(a) is based on the principles of conditioning and reinforcement.

(b) is centered around textbooks since they are the only valid source fo knowledge.

(c) reaffirms the belief that the teacher has to be firm in her approach and in today’s world children cannot be taught without using punishment.

(d)**lays strong emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking** - Questions encouraging students to voice their individual opinions on issues reflections while giving reasons for the same, promote:

(a) Standardized assessment of children

(b)**Analytical and critical thinking**

(c) Convergent thinking

(d) Recall of information - Which one fo the following statements best sums up the relationship between development and learning?

(a) Development is independent of learning.

(b) Learning trails behind development

(c) Learning and development are synonymous terms

(d)**Learning and development are interrelated in a complex manner.** - Which one of these is NOT a principal of development?

(a) Development is modifiable

(b)**Development is governed and determined by culture alone.**

(c) Development is life-long.

(d) Development is influenced by both heredity and environment. - A key feature of a child-centered classroom is that in which

(a) the teacher’s role is to present the knowledge to be learned and to assess the students on standard parameters.

(b)**the students with the teacher’s guidance are made responsible for constructing their own understanding.**

(c) there’s coercive and psychological control of the teacher who determines the learning trajectory and the behavior of the children

(d) the teacher lays down uniform ways of behaviour for children and gives them appropriate rewards when they do the same - Which one of the following statements is most appropriate about intelligence?

(a) Intelligence can be reliably determined only by administering standardised IQ tests.

(b) Intelligence is fundamentally neurological functioning, for example, speed fo processing, sensory discrimination etc.

(c) Intelligence is the ability to do will in school

(d)**Intelligence is multi-dimensional having several aspects to it.** - Gender bias refers to:

(a) genetic differences that exist between boys and girls.

(b) perception of self as relatively feminine and masculine in characteristics.

(c) acknowledgement of differences between boys and girls due to their physiology.

(d)**differential treatment of boys and girls based on expectations due to cultural attitudes.** - As an upper primary school teacher, you have quite a few children who are ‘first generation school goers’ in your classroom.Which one fo the following are you most likely to do?

(a)**Provide scaffolding and other kinds of support during classroom activities and for homework.**

(b) Give them homework of memorizing and copying the memorizing and copying the answers in their notebooks five times.

(c) Tell the children that they do not have the capability to study further and they should now help their parents at work.

(d) Call the parents and gently ask them to enrol their children for tuition. - Even children of the same age vary greatly in appearance, abilities, temperament, interests, aptitude amongst other things. What is the role of the schools in this regard?

(a) Lay down normative standards of assessment for children.

(b) Ensure that the teacher uses standardized instruction and textbooks.

(c) Ensure that all children develop in the same manner.

(d)**Ensure that each child gets opportunities to develop as per her potential.**

**PART-II
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE**

**Directions:** Answer the following question by selecting the most appropriate options.

- The internal base of a rectangular box is 15 cm long and 12.5 cm wide and its height is 7.5 cm. The box is filled with cubes each of side 2.5 cm. The number of cubes will be

(a)**90**

(b) 120

(c) 45

(d) 60 - The perimeter of a trapezium is 58 cm and sum of its non-parallel sides is 20 cm. If its area is 152 cm
^{2}, then the distance between the parallel sides, in cms, is:

(a) 9.8

(b) 2

(c) 6

(d)**8** - The measure of each interior angle of a regular convex polygon is 156
^{o}. The number of sides of the polygon is:

(a) 10

(b) 8

(c)**15**

(d) 12 - If the number of sides of a regular polygon is ‘n’, then the number of lines of symmetry is equal to:

(a) 2n

(b)**n**

(c) n/2

(d) n^{2} - The sides of a triangle are 6.5 cm, 10 cm and x cm, where x is a positive number. What is the smallest possible value of x among the following?

(a) 3.5

(b)**4**

(c) 4.5

(d) 2.8 - Chhaya simplified the given rational number -20/-30 =-(5/6)

This error can be considered as:

(a) procedural error

(b)**error due to wrong interpretation of**problem

(c) careless error

(d) conceptual error - ‘Data Handling’ at upper primary stage focuses on:

(a) data organization only

(b) techniques of data collection

(c)**data collection, organization and interpretation**

(d) data interpretation only - Which one of the following is
__not__a Problem Solving Strategy in Mathematics?

(a) Solving backwards

(b)**Rote Learning**

(c) Trial and Error

(d) Drawing - According to Piaget, when the child is at formal operational stage, it is appropriate to introduce:

(a) Numbers

(b) Geometry

(c)**Ratio and Proportion**

(d) Data handling - Read the following problem given in a textbook for class VII:

“A map is given with a scale of 2 cm=1000 km. What is the actual distance between two places, in kms, if the distance on the map is 2.5 cm?

This problem is:

(a) based on higher order thinking skills

(b) to enhance problem-solving skills

(c)**Interdisciplinary in nature**

(d) Investigators in nature - Which one of the following is
__not__a Mathematical process?

(a)**Memorization**

(b) Measurement

(c) Visualization

(d) Estimation - According to NCF 2005, school Mathematics takes place in a situation where:

(a) Children are listeners and the teachers is an active narrator

(b) Children are involved in chorus drill of formulae and pressure of performance in examination.

(c)**Mathematics is part of children’s life experience**.

(d) Children are forced to learn all concepts by daily practice. - In class VI, teacher gave a topic for debate as Formative Assessment (FA) task.

“Hindu-Arabic numerals are more powerful than Roman Numerals.”

Objective of this FA activity is to assess:

(a) Creativity

(b) Understanding

(c) Knowledge

(d)**Analysis** - In a Mathematics classroom, emphasis is placed on:

(a) problem solving strategies

(b) mathematical algorithms and processes

(c) Mathematical content

(d)**mathematical content, process and reasoning** - A teacher given the following problem related to ‘discount’ to the students for solving.

“The Market Prices (M.P.) of a shirt and sweater are ₹ 200 and ₹ 300 respectively, and the discounts on the marked prices of shirt and sweater are 20% and 12% respectively. While preparing the bill, the shopkeeper interchanged the discounts on these items by mistake. On getting the bill, Hamida noticed the mistake and paid the actual amount to the Shopkeeper. How much money did Hamida pay to the Shopkeeper?”

What value does the teacher try to promote through this problem?

(a) Co-operation

(b) Sympathy

(c) Compassion

(d)**Honesty** - The difference between the greatest and smallest fraction amongst

6/7, 8/9, 9/10, 7/8 is

(a) 1/72

(b) 2/63

(c)**3/70**

(d) 1/56 - The additive inverse of S, where S=1-2+3-4+5-6+7-8+ ……….+49-50, is

(a) -25

(b) 1

(c) 0

(d)**25** - If a = 3
^{129}x 5^{128 }x 7^{22}

b = 3^{128}x 5^{129 }x 7^{21}

c = 3^{127}x 5^{129 }x 7^{23}and

d = 3^{127}x 5^{128 }x 7^{24}, then

C.F. of a, b, c and d is:

(a) 3^{128}x 5^{129 }x 7^{21}

(b)**3**^{127}x 5^{128 }x 7^{21}

(c) 3^{127}x 5^{128 }x 7^{22}

(d) 3^{128}x 5^{128 }x 7^{21} - The value of ³√-2300 x ³√5290 is:

(a) -270

(b) 230

(c)**-230**

(d) -529 - The value of [(2
^{a})^{bc}/ (5^{b})^{ac}] where a=2, b=3, and c=0, is

(a) -1

(b) 2/5

(c)**1**

(d) 0 - The value of

((4+44/100)+(404/100)+(444/1000)+(4/10000)) is:

(a)**12.8844**

(b) 12.8804

(c) 12.8224

(d) 12.8944 - The smallest value of ‘y’ I the number 9y8071 so that it is divisible by 11 is

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c)**1**

(d) 0 - (14.96 x 10
^{10}) – (3.84 x 10^{8}) is expressed in standard form as:

(a) 1492.16 x 10^{8}

(b)**1.49216 x 10**^{11 }(c) 14921.6 x 10^{9}

(d) 14.9216 x 10^{10} - The sum of mean, mode and median of the data

6, 3, 9, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 5, 1, 3 is

(a) 12

(b) 13

(c)**10**

(d) 11 - Natural numbers 4 to 15 are written on different slips (one numbers on one slip), kept in a box and mixed well. Renu picks up one slip from the box without looking into it. What is the probability that this slip bears a prime number?

(a)**1/3**

(b) 5/12

(c) 2/5

(d) 3/11 - A sum of money amounts to ₹ 4,818 after 3 years and ₹ 7,227 after 6 years on compound interest. The sum is:

(a) ₹ 3,122

(b)**₹ 3,212**

(c) ₹ 2,409

(d) ₹ 2,409 - If the weight of 18 sheets of paper is 50 grams, how many sheets of the same paper will weight 15/4 kg?

(a) 1386

(b) 1836

(c)**1350**

(d) 1314 - If ((3x-2)/3) +((2x+3)/2) = x + 7/6, then the value of ((5x-2)/4) is:

(a) 1/4

(b)**-1/12**

(c) 1/12

(d) -1/3 - If 4x
^{2}+12xy-8x+9y^{2}-12y = (ax+by)(ax+by-4). Then the value of a^{2}+b^{2}is:

(a)**13**

(b) 25

(c) 5

(d) 10 - In the product of (5x+2) and (2x
^{2}-3x+5), the sum of the coefficients of x^{2}and x is:

(a) 9

(b) -8

(c) -9

(d)**8**