CTET Child Development & Pedagogy Question Papers 2017

CTET Child Development & Pedagogy Question Papers 2017 - You can find here Question Papers of Child Development & Pedagogy for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Examination to be held in February 2017 online.

Q1: It is said that a teacher in the classroom is a
(1) Speaker
(2) Leader
(3) Friend
(4) Thinker

Q2: Some students are backward in studies. What will be your attitude towards them?
(1) Harsh
(2) Sympathetic
(3) Liberal
(4) Lovable

Q3: For harmonious development of the personality of the child, parent should
(1) overprotect the child.
(2) regularly compare the child with other children.
(3) provide conducive environment at home.
(4) engage qualified teachers.

Q4: Which of the following characteristics is most essential to make you a good teacher?
(1) Sympathy for students.
(2) Proficiency of language.
(3) Thoroughness of knowledge.
(4) Effective communication.

Q5: Identify the main objective of teaching
(1) To give notes to students.
(2) To prepare students to pass the examinations.
(3) To prepare students for jobs.
(4) To develop the thinking power of students.

Q6: Students achievement mainly depends on
(1) The use of good textbooks.
(2) The care taken by the parents.
(3) The teaching-learning process in the classroom.
(4) The discipline imposed in the school.

Q7: I praise the teacher who ....
(1) has pleasing personality.
(2) is friendly with students.
(3) has strict control over the students.
(4) knows the problems of students and helps them.

Q8: Absenteeism in the class can be minimised by ...
(1) Teaching effectively and regularly.
(2) Ignoring the fact of absenteeism.
(3) Punishing the students.
(4) Informing the parents.

Q9: The new millennium teacher is addressed as
(1) Guide
(2) Learning facilitator
(3) Friend
(4) Philosopher

Q10: If a student is aggressive in the class, the teacher should ...
(1) Inform police.
(2) Inform the headmaster.
(3) Advise him properly.
(4) Punish him.

1:  (2) Leader
2:  (2) Sympathetic
3:  (3) provide conducive environment at home.
4:  (1) Sympathy for students.
5:  (4) To develop the thinking power of students.
6:  (3) The teaching-learning process in the classroom.
7:  (4) knows the problems of students and helps them.
8:  (1) Teaching effectively and regularly.
9:  (2) Learning facilitator
10: (3) Advise him properly.


Q1: When a child 'fails', it means
(a) the child has not memorized the answers properly
(b) the child should have taken private tuition
(c) the system has failed
(d) the child is not fit for studies
Q2: Navodaya Schools have been established to
(a) increase number of school in rural areas
(b) provide good education in rural areas
(c) complete ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’
(d) check wastage of education in rural areas
Q3: The emphasis from teaching to learning can be shifted by
(a) adopting child-centred pedagogy
(b) encouraging rote learning
(c) adopting frontal teaching
(d) focusing on examination results
Q4: Inclusive Education
(a) celebrates diversity in the classroom
(b) encourages strict admission procedures
(c) includes indoctrination of facts
(d) includes teachers from marginalized groups
Q5:  Which of the following is an objective question ?
(a) Short answer question
(b) Open ended question
(c) True or False
(d) Essay type question
Q6: Which of the following is a feature of progressive education ?
(a) Instruction based solely on prescribed text-books
(b) Emphasis on scoring good marks in examinations
(c) Frequent tests and examinations
(d) Flexible time-table and  seating arrangement
Q7: A child has been admitted to your school who belongs to a back ward family/background from the cultural viewpoint. You will
(a) Keep him in a class in which, there are many more students of backward background from the cultural viewpoint
(b) Send a teacher to know more about the backward cultural background of the child
(c) Keep him in a normal class but will make special arrangements for teaching him, keeping his
special needs in view
(d) Advise him to take up vocational education
Q8: Critical pedagogy firmly believes that
(a) the learners need not reason independently
(b) what children learn out of school is irrelevant
(c) the experiences and perceptions of learners are important
(d) the teacher should always lead the classroom instruction
Q9: A teacher, after preparing a question paper, checks whether the questions test specific testing objectives. He is concerned primarily about the question paper's
(a) content coverage
(b) typology of questions
(c ) reliability
(d) validity
Q10: School-based assessment is primarily based on the principle that
(a) teachers know their learners' capabilities better than external examiners
(b) students should at all costs get high grades
(c) schools are more efficient than external bodies of examination
(d) assessment should be very economical
Q11: Learners display individual differences. So a teacher should
(a) provide a variety of learning experiences
(b) enforce strict discipline
(c) increase number of tests
(d) insist on uniform pace of learning
Q12: Which of the following is a principle of development?
(a) It does not proceed at the same pace for all
(b) Development is always linear
(c) It is a discontinuous process
(d) All processes of development are not inter-connected
Q13: Human development is divided into domains such as
(a) physical, cognitive, emotional and social
(b) emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social-psychological
(c) psychological, cognitive, emotional and physical
(d) physical, spiritual, cognitive and social
Q14: A teacher uses a text and some pictures of fruits and vegetables and holds a discussion
with her students. The students link the details with their previous knowledge and learn the concept of nutrition. This approach is based on

(a) Classical conditioning of learning
(b) Theory of reinforcement
(c) Operant conditioning of learning
(d) Construction of knowledge
Q15: A child starts to cry when his grandmother takes him from his mother's lap. The child
cries due to

(a) Social anxiety
(b) Emotional anxiety
(c) Stranger anxiety
(d) Separation anxiety
1: (c) the system has failed
2: (b) provide good education in rural areas
3: (a) adopting child-centred pedagogy
4: (a) celebrates diversity in the classroom
[Note: Inclusive education brings all students together in one classroom, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses in any area. Its objective is to maximize the potential of all students.]
5:  (c) True or False
[Note: Objective questions are to the point questions with clarity]
6: (c) Frequent tests and examinations
[Note: Progressive Learning put emphasis on learning by doing, problem solving and critical thinking]
7: (c) Keep him in a normal class but will make special arrangements for teaching him, keeping his
special needs in view
8: (c) the experiences and perceptions of learners are important
[Note: Critical pedagogy is a teaching approach which attempts to help students question and challenge domination, and the beliefs and practices that dominate them. Loosely based on Marxist theory.]
9: (a) content coverage
10: (a) teachers know their learners' capabilities better than external examiners
11: (a) provide a variety of learning experiences
12: (a) It does not proceed at the same pace for all
13: (c) psychological, cognitive, emotional and physical
14: (d) Construction of knowledge
15: (d) Separation anxiety

Q1: In the context of education, socialization means
(a) creating one's own social norms
(b) respecting elders in society
(c) adapting and adjusting to social environment
(d) always following social norms

Q2: A school gives preference to girls while preparing students for a State level solo-song competition. This reflects

(a) Global trends
(b) Pragmatic approach
(c) Progressive thinking
(d) Gender bias

Q3: Vygotsky emphasized the significance of the role played by which of the following factors 
in the learning of children ?
(a) Hereditary
(b) Moral
(c) Physical
(d) Social

Q4: A teacher makes use of a variety of tasks to cater to the different learning styles of her learners. She is influenced by

(a) Kohlberg's moral development theory
(b) Gardner's multiple intelligence theory
(c) Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory
(d) Piaget's cognitive development theory

Q5: A teacher never gives answers to questions herself. She encourages her students to suggest answers, have group discussions and adopt collaborative learning. This approach is based on the principle of

(a) proper organization of instructional material
(b) setting a good example and being a role-model
(c) readiness to learn
(d) active participation

Q6: Which of the following is a teacher-related factor affecting learning?

(a) Proper seating arrangement
(b) Availability of teaching -learning resources
(c) Nature of the content or learning experiences
(d) Mastery over the subject-matter

Q7: According to Kohlberg, a teacher can instill moral values in children by

(a) giving importance to religious teachings
(b) laying clear rules of' behaviour
(c) involving them in discussions on moral issues
(d) giving strict instructions on 'how to behave'

Q8: Young learners should be encouraged to interact with peers in the classroom so that

(a) they can learn answers to questions from each other
(b) the syllabus can be covered quickly
(c) they learn social skills in the course of study
(d) the teacher can control the classroom better

Q9: When a child with a disability first comes to school, the teacher should

(a) refer the child to a special school according to the disability
(b) seclude him from other students
(c) discuss with the child's parents to evolve collaborative plans
(d) conduct an admission test

Q10: According to Piaget's stages of Cognitive Development, the sensori-motor stage is associated with

(a) imitation, memory and mental representation
(b) ability to solve problems in logical fashion
(c) ability to interpret and analyse options
(d) concerns about social issues

Q11: Human personality is the result of

(a) upbringing and education
(b) interaction between heredity and environment
(c) only environment
(d) only heredity

Q12: Individual attention is important in the teaching - learning process because

(a) learners always learn better in groups
(b) teacher training programmes prescribe it
(c) it offers better opportunities to teachers to discipline each learner
(d) children develop at different rates and learn 'differently

Q13: Which of the following is the first step in the scientific method of problem-solving?

(a) Verification of hypothesis
(b) Problem awareness
(c) Collection of relevant information
(d) Formation of hypothesis

Q14: Which of the following is a domain of learning?

(a) Experiential
(b) Affective
(c) Spiritual
(d) Professional

Q15: When a child gets bored while doing a task, it is a sign that

(a) the task may have become mechanically repetitive
(b) the child is not intelligent
(c) the child is not capable of learning
(d) the child needs to be disciplined

Q16: Errors of learners often indicate

(a) how they learn
(b) the need for mechanical drill
(c) absence of learning
(d) socio-economic status of the learners


Q1: The process whereby the genetic factors limit an individual's responsiveness to the environment is known as
(a) Discontinuity
(b) Differentiation
(c) Range of reaction
(d) Canalization
Q2: The term 'Mnemonics' is associated with
(a) Memory
(b) Amnesia
(c) cognitive behaviour
(d) Anaemia
Q3: Frobel’s most important contribution to education was his development of the
(a) Public high school
(b) Latin School
(c) Vocational school
(d) Kindergarten
Q4: 'Gang age' period refers to
(a) Infancy 
(b) Preadolescent
(c) Teen age
(d) Adult
Q5: If you find a child in your class who always isolates from the rest of the class, you would ...
(a) ask the child to be normal by taking example of his classmates
(b) try to understand the underlying clause
(c) leave the child alone so that the child comes out of his own
(d) inform the management that his presence may effect other students of the class.
Q6: All of the following can be signs that a child is gifted, except
(a) Interest in encyclopaedia and dictionaries(b) Uneasy relationships with peers.
(c) Early development of a sense of time
(d) Easy retention of facts

Q7: With the frequent use of brain storming method the teacher develops 
(a) Creativity 
(b) Intelligence 
(c) Perception 
(d) Memory

Q8: In which stage is the Physical growth is rapid 
(a) Early childhood 
(b) Infancy 
(c) Adolescence 
(d) School age

Q9: The two factor theory of intelligence was proposed by 
(a) Spearman 
(b) Wechsler 
(c) Piaget 
(d) Binet

Q10: Who said this, "Child should be treated as child."

(a) Roussoue 
(b) Wechsler 
(c) Binet 
(d) Gagne

1: (c) Range of reaction
[ Range of reaction helps us understand the complex relationship between heredity and the environment.]
2:(a) Memory
3: (d) Kindergarten
[ Frobel coined the term "Kindergarten". He designed education play tools like building blocks, called Frobel gifts. He introduced play-way methods like singing, dancing, gardening etc. in kindergarten schools.]
4: (b) Preadolescent
5: (b) try to understand the underlying clause
6: (b) Uneasy relationships with peers.
7: (b) Intelligence 
8: (b) Infancy 
9: (a) Spearman 
10: (b)Wechsler

Q1: Theory of multiple intelligence implies the following except

(a) intelligence is a distinct set of processing operations used by an individual to solve problems.
(b) disciplines should be presented in a number of ways
(c) learning could be assessed through a variety of means
(d) emotional intelligence is not related to IQ
Q2: Smallest unit of meaning in a language is
(a) syntax
(b) morpheme
(c) pragmatics
(d) phoneme
Q3: A child cannot distinguish between 'saw' and 'was', nuclear' and 'unclear'. S/He is suffering from
(a) dyslexia
(b) word jumbling disorder
(c) dyslexemia
(d) dysmorphemia
Q4: A child of 16 years scores 75 in an IQ test; his mental age will be ________ years.
(a) 12
(b) 8
(c) 14
(d) 15
Q5: Adolescents may experience
(a) feeling of self-actualization
(b) feeling of satiation about life
(c) anxiety and concern about themselves
(d) feeling of fear about sins committed in childhood.
Q6: Vygotsky theory implies
(a) child will learn best in the company of children having IQ lesser than his/her own.
(b) collaborative problem solving
(c) individual assignments to each student
(d) after initial explanation, do not support a child in solving difficult questions
Q7: Gifted students are
(a) non-assertive of their needs
(b) independent in their judgements
(c) independent of teachers
(d) introvert in nature
Q8: Assessment for learning takes into account the following except
(a) mistake of students
(b) learning styles of students
(c) strengths of students
(d) needs of students
Q9: Which one of the following is an example of a fine motor skill?
(a) climbing
(b) hopping
(c) running
(d) writing
Q10: Which would be the best theme to start with in a nursery class?
(a) My best friend
(b) My neighbourhood
(c) My school
(d) My family
Q11: In order to instil a positive environment in a primary class a teacher should
(a) wish each child in the morning
(b) narrate stories with positive endings
(c) allow them to make groups on their own on the basis of sociometry during group activities.
(d) not discriminate and set the same goal for every child.
Q12: Successful inclusion requires the following except
(a) involvement of parents
(b) capacity building
(c) sensitization
(d) segregation
Q13: IQ scores are generally ________ correlated with academic performance.
(a) least
(b) perfectly
(c) highly
(d) moderately
Q14: An empowering school will promote which of the following qualities the most in its teachers?
(a) tendency to experiment
(b) memory
(c) disciplined nature
(d) competitive aptitude
Q15: A teacher can make problem-solving fun for students by doing all the following except
(a) providing open ended material
(b) giving time for free play
(c) providing endless opportunities for creative thinking
(d) expecting perfection from the students while they are trying to do things by themselves.
1: (d) emotional intelligence is not related to IQ
(Note: Gardener does not talk about emotional intelligence. MI theory says IQ tests measures particular ability only. In general, MI talks bout the following intelligences:
  1. Linguistic Intelligence
  2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
  3. Musical Rhythmic Intelligence
  4. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
  5. Spatial Intelligence
  6. Naturalist Intelligence
  7. Intrapersonal Intelligence
  8. Interpersonal Intelligence
  9. Existential Intelligence)
2: (b) morpheme
3: (b) word jumbling disorder
(Note: Dyslexia is more complicated than differentiating 'b' and 'd'. )
4: ans: (a) 12
IQ =  mental age divided by chronological age and multiplied by 100
5: (a) feeling of self-actualization
During adolescence teens develop a stronger recognition of their own personal identity, including recognition of a set of personal moral and ethical values, and greater perception of feelings of self-esteem or self worth.
6: (b) collaborative problem solving
7: (b) independent in their judgements
8: (a) mistake of students
9: (d) writing
10: (d) My family
11: (d) not discriminate and set the same goal for every child.
12: (d) segregation
(Note: Successful inclusion means the full acceptance of all students and leads to a sense of
belonging within the classroom community.)
13: (c) highly
14: (d) competitive aptitude

15: (d) expecting perfection from the students while they are trying to do things by themselves.

Q1: In which stage is the Physical growth is rapid
(a) Early childhood
(b) Infancy
(c) Adolescence
(d) School age
Q2: The Stage in which the “Self Initiative Skill” of a child develops when it is let free
(a) 2-3 years
(b) First year
(c) 6th year onwards
(d) 4-6 years
Q3: An apparatus to find the span of visual attention is:

(a) Tachitoscope
(b) Telescope
(c) Learning Cards
(d) Ink Blot Test

Q4: The two factor theory of intelligence was proposed by
(a) Spearman
(b) Wechsler
(c) Piaget
(d) Binet
Q5: The term that does not coincide with the styles of learning
(a) Oral learning
(b) Continuous learning
(c) Comparative learning
(d) Rote learning
Q6: “Child should be treated as child” - was said by
(a) Roussoue
(b) Wechsler
(c) Binet
(d) Gagne
Q7: Piaget’s principle is related to child’s _____________
(a) Psychological Development
(b) Emotional feelings
(c) Cognitive Development
(d) Physical Development
Q8: A Person believes that nurture strongly influences the development of his child. He
would not agree with the importance of:

(a) Genetic factors
(b) Exposure to peers
(c) The types of toys at home
(d) The warmth displayed by the parents
Q9: Long term memory is through

(a) Learning by Reading
(b) Learning by Listening
(c) Learning by multi sensory organs
(d) Learning by visualizing
Q10: Child development is defined as a field of study that
(a) Examines change in human abilities.
(b) Seeks to explain behaviour across the life span.
(c) Compares children to adults to senior citizens.
(d) Accounts for the gradual evolution of the child's cognitive, social, and other capacities.
1: (b) Infancy
2: (a) 2-3 years
3: (a) Tachitoscope
4: (a) Spearman
5: (d) Rote learning
6: (b) Wechsler
7: (c) Cognitive Development
8: (a) Genetic factors.
9: (c) Learning by multi sensory organs
10:  (d) Accounts for the gradual evolution of the child's cognitive, social, and other capacities.


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