CTET Social Studies/Social Sciences Syllabus

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences (60 Questions)

a) Content (40 Questions)

I. History 

• When, Where and How 

• The Earliest Societies 

• The First Farmers and Herders 

• The First Cities 

• Early States 

• New Ideas 

• The First Empire 

• Contacts with Distant lands 

• Political Developments 

• Culture and Science 

• New Kings and Kingdoms 

• Sultans of Delhi 

• Architecture 

• Creation of an Empire 

• Social Change 

• Regional Cultures 

• The Establishment of Company Power 

• Rural Life and Society 

• Colonialism and Tribal Societies 

• The Revolt of 1857-58 

• Women and reform 

• Challenging the Caste System 

• The Nationalist Movement 

• India After Independence 


II. Geography 

• Geography as a social study and as a science 

• Planet: Earth in the solar system 

• Globe 

• Environment in its totality: natural and human environment 

• Air 

• Wate

• Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication 

• Resources: Types-Natural and Human 

• Agriculture 

III. Social and Political Life 

• Diversity 

• Government 

• Local Government 

• Making a Living 

• Democracy 

• State Government 

• Understanding Media 

• Unpacking Gender 

• The Constitution 

• Parliamentary Government 

• The Judiciary 

• Social Justice and the Marginalised 


b) Pedagogical issues (20 Questions) 

• Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies 

• Class Room Processes, activities and discourse 

• Developing Critical thinking 

• Enquiry/Empirical Evidence 

• Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies 

• Sources – Primary & Secondary 

• Projects Work 

• Evaluation



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