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How to prepare for CTET - Central Teacher Eligibility Test

CTET Test Overview:

CTET Test is conducted all across the country. This test helps candidates get into Central Schools as teachers. It is a mandatory exam which has to be cleared to become a teacher. It is a crucial exam which helps a candidate with their teaching job. All candidates applying for this exam must concentrate on how to prepare for CTET test. This is because the competition is quite high for this test.

Details given below will help the candidates on how to prepare for CTET Test.

 

CTET Post Name –

  • Primary Level Teachers – for class 1st to 5th
  • Junior level teachers – for class 6th to 8th

 

CTET Frequency of CTET Exam –

Annually – Once a year

 

Validity of CTET Certificate –

Seven years

 

Schools applicable under CTET –

  • All Central Government Schools are applicable under CTET Test.
  • All Schools in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands as well as Chandigarh fall under CTET.
  • Unaided private schools also follow the CTET Test.
  • Schools owned and run by State Government may opt for CTET.

 

CTET Examination Pattern –

  • There will be two papers in total.
  • Both papers will be objective in nature. This means that answers will be with multiple choices.
  • Paper 1 is applicable to Primary level teachers only.
  • Paper 2 is applicable to Junior Level teachers only.
  • Subjects and marks distribution for Paper 1 is as follows –
    • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 marks
    • Language 1 – 30 marks
    • Language 2 – 30 marks
    • Mathematics – 30 marks
    • Environment Studies – 30 marks
    • Total – 150 marks.
  • Subjects and mark distribution for Paper 2is as follows –
    • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 marks
    • Language 1 – 30 marks
    • Language 2 – 30 marks
    • Mathematics & science - 60 marks
    • Social Studies & Social Science  – 60 marks
    • Total – 150 marks.
  • For paper 2, a choice is available between Mathematics and Social studies. The choice of subject depends upon the core subjects of the teacher, although Science remains common to both of them.

 

CTET Eligibility Criteria –

  • For Paper 1, candidates have to fulfill any one of the following –
    • Graduation in any field andmust have passed (or be appearing) for two year diploma in Elementary education.
    • Senior Secondary Graduate or its equivalent with at least 45% marks.Also, should have passed (or be appearing) for two year diploma in Elementary education.
    • Senior Secondary Graduate or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing for two year diploma in education. (Special education)
    • Senior Secondary Graduate or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing for two year diploma in Elementary education.
    • Senior Secondary or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing for four year bachelor of Elementary education (B.El.Ed).

 

  • For Paper – 2 candidates have to fulfill any one of the following –
    • Graduation and passed/appearing for 2 year Diploma in Elementary education.
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing for 1 year in B.Ed.
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing for 1 year B.Ed. (Special education).
    • Graduation with at least 45% marks or passed 1 year B.Ed., as per NCTE Regulations.
    • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed / appearing in final year of 4 year B.El.Ed.
    • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed / appearing for B.A/BSc.Ed or B.A.Ed./Bsc.Ed.

 

How to prepare for CTET Test –

The CTET Test judges you on your strengths and weaknesses. Since a teacher holds the future of a child in their hands, it is important to ensure their understanding and knowledge on the subjects. This makes CTET test important. However, there are some basics which need to be kept in mind while preparations. These basics will help you keep your cool while preparing. Also, these would help you be more organised with your preparations. Read through the points toplan your preparations better:

  • Understand the syllabus completely.
  • Prepare topic wise topic to cover the entire syllabus.
  • Pick up the subjects which are your strengths first and prepare to best of your ability.
  • At the end pick up subjects that you don’t know about and prepare them thoroughly.
  • Refer to past question papers. Especially in the case of subjects that you don’t know, these past question papers will help a lot. Practice these sincerely.
  • Attempt mock tests online. There are a number of free tests that are available online as well. These help you prepare by giving you insights to the exam scenario. Nevertheless, don’t depend only on the mock tests. Prepare thoroughly.
  • Solve as many papers as possible.
  • Time Management will play a very vital role.Make sure that you time yourself during mock tests. Also, time yourself while giving online CTET tests. This helps you prepare for the exam.
  • Remember that there is no negative marking, thus encouraging candidates to explore their potential.

In the end, we will like to say that Prepare, Practice and Repeat because there are no shortcuts to success. There is no surer way to excel than to be prepared.

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