CTET November 2012 Child Development and Pedagogy Question Paper (Class I to V)

CTET November 2012 Child Development and Pedagogy Question Paper (Class I to V)Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET November 2012 Child Development and Pedagogy Question Paper (Class I to V) Paper I CET Nov 2012 CDP Question Paper Answers.

Directions : Answer the following questions by ~ :selecting the most appropriate option.

Learning disabilities are generally found
(1) in specially those children whose paternal relatives have such problems
(2) in children with average to superior IQ
(3) more often in boys as compared to girls
(4) more often in children belonging to rural areas as compared to urban areas

 A child cannot distinguish between ‘saw’ and  was’, ‘nuclear’ and ‘unclear’.  He/She IS suffering from
(1) dysmorphemia
(2) dyslexia
(3) word jumbling disorder
( 4) dyslexemia

In the Information Processing Model of thinking, the following steps are said to take place:
A. Response execution
B. Response selection
C. Pre-Processing
D. Categorisation

The corre~t sequence of these steps is
(1) D,C,B,A
(2) C, D, B, A
(3) B, D, C, A
(4) C, A, D, B

4. Gifted students are
(1) independent in their judgements
(2) independent of teachers
(3) introvert in nature
(4) non-assertive of their needs

5.Partial reinforcement 
(1) is more effective than continuous reinforcement
(2) is less effective than continuous reinforcement
(3) cannot be applied in actual classrooms
( 4) works best in training animals

6. Orthopedically impaired children arc likely to  have
(1) dysgraphia
(2) dysthymia
(3) dyscalculia
· ( 4) dyslexia

7. Adolescents may experience

(1) feeling of satiation about life
(2) anxiety and concern about themselves
(3) feeling of fear about sins committed in childhood
( 4) feeling of self~actualization

8. Which one of the following is an example of a fine motor skill ?
(1) Hopping
(2) Running
(3) Writing
(4) Climbing

9.Vygotsky theory implies
(1) collaborative problem solving
(2) individual assignments to each student
(3) after initial explanation, do not support a child in solving difficult questions
( 4) child will learn best in the company of children having IQ lesser than his/her own

10. Smallest unit of meaning in a language is

(1) syntax
(2) morpheme
(3) phoneme
( 4) pragmatics

11. A child of 16 years scores 75 in an IQ test; his mental age will be____________ years.
(1) 8
(2) 14
(3) 15
(4) 12

11. IQ scores are generally __ _ correlated  with academic performance.

(1) perfectly
(2) highly
(3) moderately
(4) least

13. Which one of the following optimizes  motivation to learn ?
(1) Extrinsic factor
(2) Motivation to avoid failure
(3) Tendency to choose very easy or difficult goals
( 4) Personal satisfaction in meeting targets

14. Theory of multiple intelligences implies the following except
(1) disciplines should be presented in a numbers of ways
(2) learning could be assessed through a variety of means
(3) emotional intelligence is not related to IQ
( 4) intelligence is a distinct set of processing operations used by an individual to solve problems

15. One of the identical twin· brothers is adopted  by a socio-economically rich family and the
other by a poor family. After one year, which one of the following may be most likely observed about their IQ scores ?
(1) The boy with rich socio-economic family will score greater than the boy with poor family
(2) Both of them will score equally
(3) The boy with poor family will score greater than the boy with rich socio-economic family
(4) Socio-economic level does not affect the IQ score

16.Assessment for learning takes into account the following except
(1) learning styles of students
(2) strengths of students
(3) needs of students
( 4) mistakes of students

17 An empowering school will promote which of the following qualities the most in its teachers?
(1) Memory
(2) Disciplined nature
(3) Competitive aptitude
( 4) Tendency to experiment

18 On not getting any answer from Radhika, she quickly moves on and asks Mohan another question. She rewords her question after realizing that Mohan is struggling to find the answer. This tendency of Monika reflects that she is
(1) trying not to put Radhika in an embarrassing situation
(2) well aware of the fact that Radhika is not capable of answering questions
(3) slightly nervous about her question
(4) supporting gender stereotyping of roles by favouring Mohan

19. The best way to avoid gender discrimination  in a school may be

(1) selection of more boys than girls for a music competition
(2) metacognition of their gender-biased behaviours by teachers
(3) recruitment of equal number of male and female teachers
( 4) formation of a rule to shun gender discrimination in the school and enforce it strictly

 20. Which of the following would be the most appropriate way to encourage disadvantaged children to attend school regularly ?
(1) Paying \!” 5 per day to attract children
(2) Opening residential schools
(3) Not allowing children to attend school may be made a legally punishable offence
( 4) A child collector employed by the school, must bring · children from homes everyday

21. Successful inclusion requires the following  except ~
(1) Capacity building
(2) Sensitization
(3) Segregation
( 4) Involvement of parents

22. The up-scaling of performance in the scholastic areas on the basis of performance in co-scho~astic areas can be justified as
(1) it ensures universal retention
(2) it develops respect for manual labour
(3) it caters to individual differences
( 4) it follows the policy of compensatory
discrimination for the marginalized

23. While selecting material for the portfolio of students of should be there.
(1) exclusion; students
(2) inclusion; other teachers
(3) inclusion; students
(4) inclusion; parents

24. Of the following, the greatest advantage of interdisciplinary instruction is that (1) students are less likely· to (1)develop a dislike for particular topics of different subject areas
(2) teachers are permitted greater flexibility .in planning lessons and activities
(3) students are given opportunities to generalize · and apply newly learned knowledge in multiple contexts
(4) teachers are less likely to feel overwhelmed by the multiplicity of topics needed to be addressed in a traditional curriculum

25. A teacher can make problem-solving fun fot  students by doing all the following except
(1) giving time for free play
(2) providing endless opportunities for creative thinking
(3) expecting perfection from the students while they are trying to do things by themselves
(4) providing open ended material

26. Learners who demonstrate an earnest desire for increased knowledge and academic  competence are said to.have a
(1) Mastery orientation
(2) Performance-approach orientation
(3) Performance-avoidance orientation
(4) Work-avoidance orientation

27. In order to instil a positive environment in a  primary class, a teacher should
(1) wish each child in the morning
(2) riot discriminate and set the same goal for every child
(3) allow them to make groups on their own on the basis of sociometry during group activities
(4) narrate stories with positive endings

28 .Which .would be the best first theme to start with in a nursery class ?
(1) My neighbourhood
(2) My school
(3) My family
( 4) My best friend

29. Which of the following is true in relation to errors made by children ?
(1) Errors can be corrected by children themselves, therefore a teacher should not immediately correct them
(2) If a teacher is not able to correct all errors in the classroom it indicates that the system of teacher education has failed (3) A teacher should not notice every error otherwise syllabus will not be covered
( 4) Correcting every error would take too much time and be tiresome for a teacher

30. Which of the following characteristics is the 
hallmark of the problem-solving approach ?

(1) There is an implicit hint given in the problem statement
(2) The problem is original
(3) There is usually one approach for getting the right answer
( 4) The problem is based on only one principle/topic


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