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5 Tips to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam

5 Tips to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam

Edited By Devnath Tiwari | Updated on Oct 12, 2023 01:54 PM IST | #CTET

5 Tips to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam - The CTET exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of December 2023, and candidates need to pull up their socks and get going with their CTET preparation tips 2023. CTET exam is known to be a difficult exam to crack and therefore it is the preparation of the candidates that will take them to the top of the success ladder. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test will be conducted in pen and paper-based (PPT) mode. Read this article to know about preparation tips for CTET 2023 exam, recommended books, and more.

Check 5 Tips to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam

Candidates preparing for CTET 2023 exam will be able to take the help of the below-given preparation tips:

Know your Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Candidates before starting their preparations for the exam must first thoroughly go through the CTET 2023 syllabus. The syllabus of CTET comprises all the topics and concepts that will be covered in the exam. Along with the syllabus, candidates must know the CTET 2023 exam pattern to know how the exam will be conducted, what types of questions will be asked in the exam, the marking scheme, and more details relating to the exam.

Understand Child Development and Pedagogy section: The Child Development and Pedagogy section comprises fundamentals to become a good teacher. Candidates preparing for the exam must ace this section to get good marks on the paper. Candidates are advised to prepare separately for the Child Development and Pedagogy section.

Know where are you lacking; While preparing for the CTET exam, candidates must consistently test their preparations. This way candidates will be able to figure out the subjects and concepts where they are weak at. Once candidates find out their weak areas, they must prepare for such topics separately and excel at them.

Read the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 and its Position Papers: The Indian education system favors a child-centric approach to teaching. The NCF 2005 comprises the best practices for education in India with detailed elaboration on how each subject should be taught. Going through the National Curriculum Framework will help candidates to prepare for the exam in a better manner.

Practice as many previous year papers and mock tests: Practicing CTET 2023 previous year question papers and mock tests will help candidates familiarize themselves with the way how the exam will be conducted. Regularly practicing mock tests and question papers will help candidates develop speed and accuracy. Additionally, this will help candidates to identify their weak areas and prepare accordingly.

Recommended Books for CTET 2023 exam

Below given are the subject wise best books for CTET 2023 examination:

Best Books for CTET 2023 - Child Development and Pedagogy

Name of the book


Child Development & Pedagogy

Disha Publication

Child Development and Pedagogy (Arihant CTET Book)

Arihant Publication

Child Development & Pedagogy


Best Books for CTET - Language Paper (Hindi and English)

Name of the book


English Language


Hindi Language

Arihant Publication

CTET Best Books For Environmental Studies

Name of the book


Environmental Studies

Wiley Publication

Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies

Upkar Prakashan

Environmental Studies & Pedagogy

Arihant Publication

NCERT Books for CTET (Environment Studies Class 9-12)


Mathematics Books for CTET Preparation

Name of the book


A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy

Pearson Education

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

Mathematics Exam Goalpost

Wiley Publication

Mathematics & Pedagogy

Arihant Publication

Best Books for CTET - Science

Name of the book


CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII Maths & Science

Arihant Publication

A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy


Best Books for CTET - Social Studies/Social Science

Name of the book


  • Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II

  • Social Studies / Social Science

  • Class VI-VIII,

  • 2023: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete Solutions


Social Studies

Disha Publication

CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science

Arihant Publication

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will be the CTET 2023 notification be released?

The CTET 2023 notification for December session will be released in online mode soon on the official website.

2. Is the CTET exam held in offline mode or online mode?

As per the CTET 2023 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted in offline mode.

3. Will I be guaranteed a teaching job after clearing CTET cutoff?

No, CTET is just a eligibility criteria that students need to qualify to be considered for teaching jobs in government schools.

4. How many times can I appear for CTET exam?

Candidates can appear for CTET exam as many times as possible. Candidates who have already qualified CTET previously can also appear for the exam again.


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Questions related to CTET

Have a question related to CTET ?

No, completing a Hindi Pandit course alone wouldn't make you eligible for the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) 2024. To be eligible for CTET, you typically need to have a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.) or be in the final year of a B.Ed. program.

  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree with Hindi as one of the school subjects in the B.Ed. program.
  • Candidates must have a B.Ed. degree and a graduation degree (like B.A. or B.Sc.) with Hindi as a major subject.

Yes, clearing CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) would be beneficial for you, even though you have a B.Sc. (IT) and a B.Ed. in Chemistry and Biology with a method qualification from your college for Chemistry.

CTET is a mandatory requirement for applying to most government teaching jobs at the central and state levels .Many private schools also prefer candidates with CTET certification.Clearing CTET opens doors to a wider range of teaching opportunities in schools across India, not just for Chemistry and Biology but potentially for IT subjects at the higher secondary level .

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Yes, you are eligible for the TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) post for the Social Science subject with your qualifications. The minimum qualification for TGT posts typically requires a graduation degree with at least 50% marks in the relevant subject and a B.Ed. degree. You have an M.Com which fulfills the graduation requirement. While your B.Ed. is in Accounts and Commerce methods, having cleared the CTET Paper II in Social Science demonstrates your eligibility to teach the subject.

CTET acts as a national eligibility test for teachers. Clearing CTET with Social Science in Paper II specifically qualifies you to teach that subject at the TGT level.

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No, it might not be possible to choose a different exam center for your CTET exam and have Assamese as your Language 1 if your exam center is in Delhi. CTET exam centers typically offer specific language options based on their location.
Since your exam center is likely to be in Delhi, the available languages might not include Assamese.

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Dear aspirant !!

Hope you are doing good !

Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the final year examination of the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply provisionally . Contact your teachers at your college they will make you all clear about the same . If you are in final year only then you are eligible for the ctet .

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