How should one prepare for the CTET and state TET exams?

Clearing CTET is now mandatory to get a teaching job in government schools. Now-a-days even leading private schools also prefer CTET qualified teachers for recruitment.

You can prepare well for CTET exam in 3-4 months time. Practice and patience are key, the more you practice with good books as well as previous papers and model papers, the better chances you will have to qualify the exam.

The level of competition of CTET exam is quite tough as lacs of students appear in this exam; with qualification rates of 1% to 14% only.

If you want to clear the CTET exam or other State TET exams with flying colors then these tips will be useful;

  • Prepare from NCERT textbooks for your main subject in CTET Exam syllabus. NCERT – 1st to 5th class books for CTET Paper – 1 and 6th to 8th class books for CTET Paper-2. Download link for NCERT books. http://ncert.nic.in/textbook/textbook.htm
  • Analyzing previous years question papers, If you go through the previous years papers, you can easily learn the topics where the questions are frequently coming.
  • You can prefer Arihant, Disha or Upkar Publication for CTET Exam preparation.
  • CBSE NCF 2005 – you can download it from here, you can prepare for all subject pedagogy from this booklet. You must read NCF 2005 at least a couple of times to fully understand the ideology and approach towards education. A total of around 4-6 questions are always there from it.
  • Give special focus on Pedagogy: The child pedagogy is one complete subject. It consists of 30 questions of 30 marks. Other than this each section consist 50% questions from pedagogy. Therefore this topic play vital role in your success in CTET.
  • Prepare quick notes for each subject where you can put all important points related to that particular subject.  It will help you revise the syllabus in quick time.
  • You must practice previous year & mock paper regularly. Sign up for for previous years papers and mock papers. The more you solve, the more confident you will be of your preparations. The mock tests also help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses.