Best Books for CTET Preparation

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Mar 11, 2020

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CTET or Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by CBSE. It is a national level examination conducted annually to recruit teachers at the primary and elementary level in Central Government Schools across India. This year, CTET 2020 is scheduled for July 05, 2020 in pen-paper mode. 

Books are the best resources to prepare for an examination. There is a lot of study material available in the market for CTET examination. In this article, we will talk about the top most preferred resource for preparation namely Books and e-books. Check CTET Syllabus

Listed below are some suggestions from CTET Toppers and Experts:

  • NCERT books are the best source for preparation of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Check CTET Exam Pattern
  • Apart from that authors like Arihant, Disha Publication, G K Publication have several books which help in preparing for the exam.
  • Practice from previous year papers and take mock tests on regular basis. Download CTET Sample Paper

The following article provides the list of some important books to prepare for the national level teaching or teacher examination.

Must Read CTET Preparation Tips

CTET Books for Mathematics

Name of the Book: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations, Edition: 7

Name of the Author: R.S. Aggarwal

CTET Math Books, CTET Best Books, CTET Recommended Book

Highlights: This book covers every aspect of numerical ability section of many exams and gives the apt idea about the sort of questions that will be asked in the exam. There are plentiful examples used throughout the book to demonstrate various concepts and problem-solving techniques.

Note: Candidates can prefer Arihant publication for Mathematics pedagogy

Check How to prepare for Mathematics in CTET.


Book for CTET Hindi

Name of the Book: Hindi Language

Name of the Publication: Arihant Publication

Highlights: This book includes principles of language teaching, learning and acquisition, four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), vocabulary and grammar, challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom, Remedial Teaching etc. Also, it focuses on unseen passages and poetry, questions on the basis of comprehension, verbal ability and grammar in Hindi Language.


CTET Book for Child Development & Pedagogy

Name of the book: Child Development & Pedagogy

Name of the Publication - Arihant Publication

Highlights: This book puts light on Inclusive Education, Child Development, Learning and the Pedagogical Issues. The book is divided into 2 sets, one set contains the MCQs from the PREVIOUS YEAR Question Papers and various other exams and the second set contains "TEST YOURSELF" that provides carefully selected MCQs for practice.

Check How to prepare for Child Development and Pedagogy.


CTET Book for Environmental Studies

Name of the Book: Environmental Studies,

Name of the Publication - Wiley Publication

Highlights: This book contains practice questions that will help candidates in their preparation. Also, there are mock tests as per the exam format and subject-specific solved questions to help candidates revise the concepts.


Book for CTET English

Name of the Book: English Language

Name of the Publication: Pearson Publication

Name of the Author: Geeta Sahni

Highlights: This book includes principles of language teaching, learning and acquisition, four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), vocabulary and grammar, challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom, Remedial Teaching etc. Also, it focuses on unseen passages and poetry, questions on the basis of comprehension, verbal ability and grammar in English language.


CTET Book for Social Studies

Name of the Book: Social Studies

Name of the Publication: Disha Publication

Highlights: This book has detailed concept of all the topics covered under the section of social science. Also, it has a lot of previous years’ solved papers which will assist candidates in getting an insight into the examination pattern and types of questions asked in recent years.

Also, there are some more books that can be referred by candidates like:

  1. CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 
  2. CTET Success Master – Paper I Teacher Selection for Class I to V
  3. CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II
  4. CTET & TETs Solved Papers – Paper I Teacher Selection for Class I to V
  5. CTET & TETs Solved Papers – Paper II Teacher Selection for Class VI to VIII Social Studies/Science

Highlights of CTET Exam Pattern

Paper 1 is conducted for Class 1 to Class 5
Paper 2 is conducted for Class 6 to Class 8
Time duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2 150 minutes
Medium Hindi and English
Type of questions Objective type questions
Syllabus

As recommended by CBSE

Check Detailed CTET Paper Pattern


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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