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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2012
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. A creative learner refers to one who is
(a) very talented in drawing and painting
(b) highly intelligent
(c) capable of scoring consistently good marks in tests
(d) good at lateral thinking and problem solving
Ans: (d)
Q2. Individual learners differ from each other in
(a) principles of growth and development
(b) rate of development
(c) sequence of development
(d) general capacity for development
Ans: (b)
Q3. Every learner is unique means that
(a) no two learners are alike in their abilities, interests and talents
(b) learners ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2011
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions (Q. 1–30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. In lower classes, the play way method of teaching is based on the
(a) psychological principles of development and growth
(b) psychological principles of teaching
(c) theory of physical educational programmes
(d) principle of methods of teaching
Ans: (a)
Q2. Of the following, the greatest advantage of interdisciplinary instruction is that
(a) students are less likely to develop a dislike for particular topics or different subject areas
(b) teachers are permitted greater flexibility in planning lessons and activities
(c) students ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2018
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Q3. An effective teacher in a classroom, where students come from diverse backgrounds, would:
(a) ignore cultural knowledge and treat all his students in a uniform manner.
(b) create groups of students with those from the same economic background put together.
(c) push students from deprived backgrounds to work hard so that they can match up with their peers.
(d) A and B
Ans: (d)
Q4. Match the following principles of development with their correct descriptions:
Principle Description
(a) Proximodistal trend
(i) Different children develop at different rates
(b) Cephalocaudal trend
(ii) Head to toe ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2017
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Q3. Which one of the following is a correctly matched pair?
(a) Punishment and obedience orientation—Laws are not fixed, but can be changed for the good of society
(b) Social contract orientation—Physical consequences of an action determine whether it is good or bad
(c) Good boy and good girl orientation—One earns approval by being nice
(d) Imitation
Ans: (c)
Q4. The concept of ‘private speech’ of children as proposed by Vygotsky
(a) illustrates that children are ego-centric
(b) shows that children are stupid and thus need guidance from adults
(c) shows that children ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2016
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which one of the following statements best summarises the relationship between development and learning as proposed by Vygotsky?
(a) Development is independent of learning.
(b) The development process lags behind the learning process.
(c) Development is synonymous to learning.
(d) Learning and development are parallel processes.
Ans: (b)
Q2. What is a major criticism of Kohlberg’s theory?
(a) Kohlberg proposed a theory without any empirical basis.
(b) Kohlberg proposed that moral reasoning is developmental.
(c) Kohlberg did not account for cultural differences ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2016
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. “The curriculum must enable children to find their voices, nurture their curiosity hypher 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 discard the experiences of children and focus on the textbook
(b) To do the chapters of the ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2015
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which of the following figures correctly represents the development according to Piaget’s development theory?

Ans: (a)
Q2. A teacher found that a student is facing difficulty in drawing a square. He/she assumes that this student would also find difficult to draw a diamond. He/she applies which of the following principles to arrive at his/her assumption?
(a) Development tends to follow an orderly sequence.
(b) Development is salutatory.
(c) Development is gradual.
(d) Development is different for different people.
Ans: (a)
Q3. ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2015
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. The developmental perspective of teaching demands teachers to
(a) be strict disciplinarians as children experiment quite frequently
(b) adapt instructional strategies based on the knowledge of developmental factors
(c) treat children in different developmental stages in an equitable manner
(d) provide learning that results in the development of only the cognitive domain
Ans: (b)
Q2. Learners cannot learn unless
(a) they are taught according to the needs of social aims of education
(b) they know that the material being taught will ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2014
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which one of the following is a critique of the theory of multiple intelligences?
(a) Multiple intelligences are only the ‘talents’ present in intelligence as a whole.
(b) Multiple intelligences enable students to discover their propensities.
(c) It overemphasises practical intelligence.
(d) It cannot be supported by empirical evidence at all.
Ans: (a)
Q2. Which one of the following pairs is least likely to be a correct match?
(a) Children enter in the world with certain knowledge about language - ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2014
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. “Socialisation” means
(a) following social norms strictly
(b) adjusting in society
(c) revolting against social norms
(d) understanding social diversity
Ans: (b)
Q2. “Thought not only determines language, but also precedes it” was an idea put forward by
(a) Jean Piaget
(b) Kohlberg
(c) Vygotsky
(d) Pavlov
Ans: (a)
Q3. Which of the following statements is correct in relation to ‘concept formation’ by a child?
(a) Concepts are emotionally ordered.
(b) There is a set pattern of concept development.
(c) Concepts are not hierarchical in nature.
(d) Concepts are ...
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