CTET Child Development Practice Paper Answers


1. When a child ‘fails’, it means
(1) the child has not memorized the answers properly
(2) the child should have taken private tuition
(3) the system has failed (answer)
(4) the child is not fit for studies


2. Most important work of teacher is-
(1) to organize teaching work (answer)
(2) to deliver lecture in class
(3) to take care of children
(4) to evaluate the students

3. Intelligence is largely heredity –
(1) True
(2) False
(3) To an extent (answer)
(4) Not valid

4. When male students in an experiment were told that a woman to whom they would be speaking had been instructed to act in a friendly or unfriendly way, most of them subsequently attributed her behavior to:
(1) The situation
(2) The situation and her personal disposition
(3) Her personal disposition (answer)
(4) Their own skill or lack of skill in a social situation

5. The emphasis from teaching to learning can be shifted by
(1) adopting child-centered pedagogy (answer)
(2) encouraging rote learning
(3) adopting frontal teaching
(4) focusing on examination results

6. The 'doing' aspect of behaviour falls in the
(1) Cognitive domain of learning (answer)
(2) Affective domain if learning
(3) Conative domain of learning
(4) Psychological domain of learning

7. The most effective method to teach the concept of germination of seeds is
(1) to make the students plant seeds and observe stages of germination (answer)
(2) to draw pictures on the black-board and give descriptions
(3) to show pictures of seed growth
(4) to give detailed explanations

8. All of the following advanced principles of child development that are closely allied to the stimulus response learning theory, except
(1) Pavilov
(2) J B Waston
(3) Hull
(4) Gesell (answer)

9. Inclusive Education
(1) celebrates diversity in the classroom (answer)
(2) encourages strict admission procedures
(3) includes indoctrination of facts
(4) includes teachers from marginalized groups

10. Which of the following is true?
(1) Attitudes and behaviors rarely correspond
(2) Attitudes predict behavior about half the time.
(3) Attitudes are excellent predictors of behavior
(4) Attitudes predict behavior under certain conditions. (answer)

11. Which of the following is an objective question?
(1) Short answer question
(2) Open ended question
(3) True or False (answer)
(4) Essay type question

12. Creativity is usually associated with
(1) Convergent thinking
(2) Divergent thinking (answer)
(3) Modelling
(4) Imitation

13. A high school teacher’s students did very poorly on the last exam. The tendency to make the fundamental attribution error might lead the professor to conclude that the class did poorly because:
(1) The test was unfair
(2) Not enough time was given for students to complete the test
(3) Students were distracted by some social function on campus
(4) Students were unmotivated (answer)

14. Which of the following is a feature of progressive education?
(1) Instruction based solely on prescribed text – books
(2) Emphasis on scoring good marks in examinations
(3) Frequent tests and examinations
(4) Flexible time-table and seating (answer)

15. A teacher, after preparing a question paper, checks whether the questions test specific testing objectives. He is concerned primarily about the question paper’s
(1) content coverage (answer)
(2) typology of questions
(3) reliability
(4) validity

16. Heredity is determined by –
(1) Genes (answer)
(2) Cells
(3) Neurons
(4) Nature

17. A good teacher should have
I. Good personality II. Speaking power III. Good knowledge IV. Good behavior
(1) Only I and II
(2) Only III and IV
(3) Only I, II, IV
(4) All the four (answer)

18. A teacher always helps her learners link the knowledge they have derived in one subject area with the knowledge from other subject areas. This helps to promote
(1) individual differences
(2) learner autonomy
(3) reinforcement
(4) correlation and transfer of knowledge (answer)

19. The process whereby the genetic factors limit an individual's responsiveness to the environment is known as
(1) Canalization.
(2) Discontinuity.
(3) Differentiation.
(4) Range of reaction. (answer)

20. Critical pedagogy firmly believes that
(1) the learners need not reason independently
(2) what children learn out of school is irrelevant
(3) the experiences and perceptions of learners are important (answer)
(4) the teacher should always lead the classroom instruction

21. In order to develop the spirit of labour in students
(1) The teacher himself should indulge in labour
(2) The teacher should deliver lectures on the importance of labour
(3) Students should be given opportunities to do labour from time to time (answer)
(4) Students should be given examples of laboring people

22. School-based assessment is primarily based on the principle that
(1) teachers know their learners’ capabilities better than external examiners (answer)
(2) Students should at all costs get high grades
(3) schools are more efficient than external bodies of examination
(4) assessment should be very economical

23. A child has been admitted to your school who belongs to a back ward family/ background from the cultural viewpoint. You will
(1) Keep him in a class in which, there are many more students of backward background from the cultural viewpoint
(2) Send a teacher to know more about the backward cultural background of the child
(3) Keep him in a normal class but will make special arrangements for teaching him, keeping his special needs in view (answer)
(4) Advise him to take up vocational education

24. Learners display individual differences. So a teacher should
(1) provide a variety of learning experiences (answer)
(2) enforce strict discipline
(3) increase number of tests
(4) insist on uniform pace of learning

25. According to cognitive dissonance theory, dissonance is most likely to occur when:
(1) A person’s behavior is not based on strongly held attitudes
(2) Two people have conflicting attitudes and find themselves in disagreement
(3) An individual chooses to do something that is personally disagreeable (answer)
(4) An individual is coerced into doing something that he or she does not want to do

26. A student works hard to clear an entrance test for admission into a medical college, the students is said to be motivated
(1) intrinsically (answer)
(2) extrinsically
(3) individually
(4) experientially

27. Which of the following do you think essential for the development of a child?
(1) Participation in extra-curricular activities (answer)
(2) Hobbies to be pursued
(3) Good education
(4) Intelligence of the child

28. Which of the following is a principle of development?
(1) It does not proceed at the same pace for all (answer)
(2) Development is always linear
(3) It is a discontinuous process
(4) All processes of development are not inter-connected

29. All of the following can be signs that a child is gifted, except
(1) Early development of a sense of time
(2) Interest in encyclopedias and dictionaries
(3) Uneasy relationships with peers. (answer)
(4) Easy retention of facts

30. Human development is divided into domains such as
(1) physical, cognitive, emotional and social
(2) emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social-psychological
(3) psychological, cognitive, emotional and physical (answer)
(4) physical, spiritual, cognitive and social

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