The National Curriculum Framework is one of four National Curriculum Frameworks published in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT in India. The document provides the framework for making syllabi, textbooks and teaching practices within the school education programmes in India.
The Five Basic Tenets of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 are:
 Connecting knowledge to life outside the school
 Ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods
 Enriching the curriculum so that it goes beyond textbooks
 Making examinations more flexible and integrating them with classroom life, and
 Nurturing an overriding identity informed by caring concerns within the democratic polity of the country.
NCF focused on
 Learning without burden to make learning a joyful experience and move away from textbooks to be a basis for examination and to remove stress from children. It recommended major changes in the design of syllabus.
 To develop a sense of selfreliance and dignity of the individual which would for the basis of social relationship and would develop a sense of nonviolence and oneness across the society.
 To develop a child centered approach and to promote universal enrollment and retention up to the age of 14.
 To inculcate the feeling of oneness, democracy and unity in the students the curriculum is enabled to strengthen our national identity and to enable the new generation reevaluate.
 J. P. Naik has described equality, quality and quantity as the exclusive triangle for Indian education.
 With respect to social context NCF 2005 has ensured that irrespective of caste, creed, religion and sex all are provided with a standard curriculum.
Candidates preparing for CTET and other teaching exams should go though the complete PDF of the National Curriculum Framework 2005. Below are the download links for NCF 2005 PDF.
Questions based on NCF 2005 are frequently asked in CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) and State TET Exams.
Following questions were asked in previous years related to NCF 2005. Sign up here for previous years papers and mock papers.
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Question #1  According to NCF, 2005, the role of a teacher has to be:
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Question #2  Which of the following is not an objective of teaching mathematics at primary level according to NCF, 2005?
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Question #3  According to the NCF, 2005, which one of the following is not a major aim of Mathematics education in primary schools?
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Question #4  As per the NCF. 2005, which one among the following is the theme of EVS?
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Question #5  Which one of the following the National Curriculum Framework (NCF, 2005) does not propose in the context of EVS teaching
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Question #6  As per the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 205 multilinguatism in learning a language should be seen as a
[Language I – English] [CTET201602]

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Question #7  The NCF (2005) considers that Mathematics involves ‘a certain way of thinking and reasoning’. From the statements given below, pick out one which does not reflect the above principle: [Mathematics] [CTET201106]

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Question #8  As per NCF 2005, teaching of numbers and operations on them, measurement of quantities, etc. at primary level caters to the
[Mathematics] [CTET201409]

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Question #9  The NCF (2005) considers that Mathematics involves ‘a certain way of thinking and reasoning. The vision can be realized by
[Mathematics] [CTET201201]

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Question #10  As per the NCF 2005, the narrow aim of teaching mathematics at school is
[Mathematics] [CTET201502]

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Question #11  According to NCF 2005 “Developing children’s abilities for Mathematization is the main goal of Mathematics education. The narrow aim of school Mathematics is to develop ‘useful’ capabilities.” Here mathematization refers develop child’s abilities
[Mathematics] [CTET201307]

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Question #12  NCF 2005 emphasizes that
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Question #13  NCF 2005 emphasizes on constructivist approach of learning as it focuses
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Question #14  According to NCF 2005, errors are important because they
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Question #15  NCF 2005 has not recommended any prescribed curriculum and textbooks for EVS for classes I and II. The most appropriate reason for this.
[Environmental Studies] [CTET201502]

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Question #16  NCF, 2005 states that Mathematics teaching should be ambitious, coherent and important. Here, ‘ambitious’ refers to achievement of
[Mathematics] [CTET201402]

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Question #17  ‘Tall shape of Mathematics’ mentioned in NCF, 2005 refers to
[Mathematics] [CTET201402]

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Question #18  As per NCF 2005, one main goal of Mathematics education in schools is to
[Mathematics] [CTET201409]

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Question #19  As per NCF 2005, one main goal of Mathematics curriculum is ambitious, coherent and teaches important Mathematics. Here ‘ambitious’ refers to
[Mathematics] [CTET201409]

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Question #20  As per the vision statement of NCF 2005, School Mathematics does not takes place in a situation, where children
[Mathematics] [CTET201409]

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Question #21  In Social Science, the recent NCF position paper on examination reforms emphasises
[Social Studies/Social Sciences] [CTET201409]

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Question #22  As per the NCF, 2005
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Question #23  The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 recommends that teaching of Science at upper primary stage should emphasize maximum on
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Question #24  On the basis of recommendations of National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005, NCERT textbooks in Science lay greater emphasis on
(A) discouraging rote learning Which one of the following pairs represents the combination of correct statements given above? [Science] [CTET201402]

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Question #25  At the upper primary stage, according to NCF2005, the content of Social Studies will draw its content from which of the following subjects ?
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Question #26  According to NCF 2005, the aim of education in Social Science should be enable student to
[Social Studies/Social Sciences] [CTET201307]

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Question #27  National Curriculum Framework (NCF) strongly recommends that Science education at upper primary stage should
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Question #28  What is the nomenclature change suggested by the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 for Civics?
[Social Studies/Social Sciences] [CTET201602]

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Question #29  The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 recommends that children’s school education must be linked with
[Social Studies/Social Sciences] [CTET201602]

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Question #30  According to NCF 2005, school Mathematics takes place in a situation where:
[Mathematics] [CTET201509]

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Question #31  As per NCF 2005, the goal of mathematics teaching in school curriculum is that children learn important mathematics” . Important mathematics implies
[Mathematics] [CTET201502]

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