Best books to Prepare for CTET 1 2021 Exam

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The Central Teacher Eligibility Test or CTET 2021 exam date is yet to be announced. The notification will be disclosed around June 2021. Conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE], it paves the way for selected candidates to be hired as Primary and Upper Primary Teachers at schools across the country.

 

It consists of two papers, Paper 1 Primary Level [Class 1-5] and Upper Primary Level [Class 6-8]. It is one of the highly sought-after teacher recruitment examinations. This article will present you with some of the CTET books along with complimentary NCERT books for CTET and general tips for the exam.

 

CTET Paper 1: Exam Pattern

There are five sections in the CTET Paper I [Class I-V] exam as mentioned below. There are a total of 150 questions totalling 150 marks. Further, negative marking is not applicable. You have 150 minutes to attempt the exam.

Sections

Questions

Marks

Time

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

 

 

150 minutes

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Language-1

30

30

Language-2

30

30

Total

150

150

 

CTET Paper 2: Exam Pattern

In CTET Paper 2 [Class VI-VIII], you will find four sections listed below. The only change is that in place of Mathematics and EVS, there is a 60-mark section of Science & Mathematics/Social Science. Time limit is the same for both exams and negative marking does not apply here as well.

 

Sections

Questions

Marks

Time

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

 

 

150 minutes

Science & Mathematics/Social Science

60

60

Language-1

30

30

Language-2

30

30

Total

150

150

 

CTET Books: Paper 1

Here are some of the best CTET books for the Paper 1 exam that you must stick to.

 

Best Book for CTET preparation

Publisher

Child Development and Pedagogy

Disha Publications;

A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy

Pearson Education.

CTET & TETs Bhasha Hindi Paper I-II

Arihant Publication

A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics & Pedagogy

Pearson Education

Study Package for CTET

McGraw Hill Education

Study Guide for CTET Paper 1

Disha Publication.

CTET and TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy

Arihant Publications

Environmental Studies [EVS]

Wiley Publication

Success Master CTET Paper 1 [Class I-V]

Arihant Publication

Mathematics Exam Goalpost [Class I-V]

Wiley Publication

CTET Paper 1 Solved Papers

Disha Publication

 

CTET Books: Paper 2

Given table lists down some of the best books for CTET preparation that you must refer to for Paper 2.

 

Best Book for CTET preparation

Publisher

Child Development and Pedagogy

Disha Publications;

Success Master Social Science Paper 2

Arihant Publication

A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development & Pedagogy

Pearson Education.

Study guide for CTET Paper 2 [Class 6-8] Social Studies/Social Science with Past Questions

Disha Publication

CTET & TETs Bhasha Hindi Paper I-II

Arihant Publication

CTET & TETs Solved Papers [Upto 2016] Paper II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Science/Science

Arihant Publication

A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics & Pedagogy

Pearson Education

Study Package for CTET

McGraw Hill Education

CTET and TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy

Arihant Publications

Environmental Studies [EVS]

Wiley Publication

 

NCERT Books for CTET

The NCERT books for CTET serve as a great source of exam preparation material for a lot of exams. Given below is a list of NCERT books for CTET from Class IV-VIII that you can refer to for both Papers.

 

Class

The Best Book for CTET

Class IV

Rimjhim IV; Marigold IV; Math- Magic IV/ Ganit Ka Jadu IV; Looking Around/ Aaspass - EVS (Hindi)

Class V

Rimjhim V; Marigold V; Mathematics/ Ganit; Looking Around/ Aaspass - EVS (Hindi)

Class VI

Vasant Bhag I; Bal Ramkatha; Durva (Second Lng.); Honey Suckle; A Pact with the Sun; Ruchira - Prathamo Bhag; Mathematics/ Ganit; Science/ Vigyan; The Earth Our Habitat – Geography/ Prithvi Hamara Abhas – Bhugol; Social and Political Life/ Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan; Our Past-History/ Hamara Atit – Itihas

Class VII

Vasant II; Bal Mahabharat Katha; Durva (Second Lng. II); Honey Comb-English; An Alien hand-Supp.Eng; Ruchira II - Sanskrit; Mathematics/ Ganit; Science/ Vigyan; Our Past II-History/ Hamara Atit – Itihas; Social and Political Life II/ Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan II; Our Environment– Geography/ Hamara Paryavaran – Bhugol;

Class VIII

Vasant Hindi; Bharat ki Khoj- Supp.Hindi; Durva (Second Lng. Hindi); Honey Dew-English; It So Happened - Suppl. English; Ruchira III - Sanskrit; Mathematics/ Ganit; Science/ Vigyan; Our Past III-Part I-History/ Hamara Atit III Bhag I – Itihas; Resource & Development - Geography/Bhugol; Social and Political Life / Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan

 

CTET Preparation Tips: Key Takeaways

  • CTET cut offs typically hover around 60%, which comes out to 90 out of 150 to qualify for the exam. Furthermore, the difficulty level of the paper stands about easy to moderate level.
  • Time Management: With 150 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes, managing time efficiently becomes a major factor in your preparation. You have 1 minute to tackle each question. A crucial tip is to mark difficult questions for revision and come back to it later.
  • To make the most out of the best book for CTET above, you must divide your preparation into two phases. In the first phase, cover the material from NCERT books and then move onto reference books. Complement it with short topic-based tests and timed mock tests.
  • The Child Development and Pedagogy section is the most important in the exam as it details the processes in learning procedures, factors affecting learning, remedial teaching, etc. This becomes all the more important in other sections as well.
  • Incorporate as many creative methods as you can. This includes flow charts, puzzles, diagrams, quizzes which go a long way in boosting your memory, retention and recall skills.
  • Solved test papers can be said to be the best book for CTET as they help in making you familiar with the pattern and pressures of the exam.

To make the most out of the above best book for CTET preparation is to maintain confidence in yourself, be optimistic and give your best.


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