How to Prepare for CTET Exam 2019
Shristi Kirti, 22 Feb 2019, #CTET

How to Prepare for CTET Exam 2019 - Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. And to become the best one, you must leave no stone unturned. To determine the eligibility of candidates as teachers, CTET exam is conducted. As the CTET 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on July 7, 2019, aspiring candidates have sufficient time to gear up with their preparation. Some candidates might have started preparing for CTET exam but few might be still looking for tips and tricks as to how to prepare for CTET exam 2019. 

Hence, Careers360 presents some preparation tips of CTET for the aspiring candidates to not only help them prepare for the examination but also infuse in them confidence and dedication to crack the exam. 

CTET Preparation Tips 2019

CTET exam is conducted to determine the eligibility of the candidates as teachers from classes 1 to 8. The exam is conducted for two papers - paper I and II wherein paper I is conducted for those who wish to become teachers from classes 1 to 5. Paper II is conducted for those who wish to become teachers from classes 6 to 8. To know how to prepare for CTET exam 2019, read the article below.

How to Prepare for CTET Exam 2019 - Pre-Examination Tips

There are various ways in which candidates can strategize their preparation for a better result. Candidates can follow various steps mentioned below:

1) Get thoroughly acquainted with Syllabus/Exam Pattern of CTET

2) Arrange best books for CTET

3) Maintain a study schedule

4) Divide chapters for each day 

5) Start with the subjects which you are good at

6) Solve previous years question papers

7) Take mock tests


1) Get thoroughly acquainted with Syllabus/Exam Pattern of CTET

It is very important for the candidates to know the exam pattern and CTET Syllabus 2019 before they start preparing for the exam. By going through the syllabus of CTET, candidates will know which topics need to be covered for the examination. The syllabus of CTET will  help the candidate to systematically cover each and every subject and topic so that no important topic is left uncovered.

Apat from know the syllabus, candidates must also know CTET exam pattern. By going through the exam pattern of CTET, candidates will come to know the marking scheme of the test, different sections from where the questions are asked, total number of questions, duration of the test, sectional weightage etc.

How to prepare for CTET Exam 2019 - Sections

CTET exam is conducted for the following two papers:

  • Paper I (Preliminary stage)

  • Paper II (Elementary stage)

Paper I will contain questions from five sections - Language I, Language II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Environmental Studies and Mathematics.

CTET Exam Pattern 2019 - Paper I (Preliminary Stage)

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Environmental Studies

30

30

5.

Mathematics

30

30


Total

150

150

Paper II of CTET will contain questions from the Language I, Language II, Child Development and Pedagogy, Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only) and Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only).

CTET Exam Pattern 2019 - Paper II (Elementary Stage)

S.No

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)  

60

60

5.

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)  

60

60


Total

150

150

2) How to Prepare for CTET Exam 2019 - Arrange best books for CTET

After knowing all the topics and chapters that need to be studied, candidates must look for the books where they can find all the required chapters. Candidates can pick some of the best books for CTET 2019 exam from the market or shop online. 

These books contains contents written by experts and can help the candidates with their preparations. It is very important for the candidates to choose the best books for their preparation as it contains contents written by experts. These books are also referred by candidates who have already appeared in the CTET exam and have cracked it with excellent ranks.

How to prepare for CTET Exam 2019 – Important Books

The table below contains some of the best books which candidates can refer:

Name of the book

Publication

Child Development and Pedagogy

Arihant Publication

Mathematics Exam Goalpost

Wiley Publication

Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies

Upkar Prakashan

A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy    

Pearson

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

Arihant Publication

3) How to prepare for CTET exam 2019 - Maintain a study schedule

Candidates must make a schedule to study. By making a schedule, candidates cfan start preparing for CTET exam in organised manner. In most cases, candidates prepare a timetable where they divide time for their daily works and study hours. It is important that candidates follow the schedule prepared by them. In order to stay regular with the study schedule, candidates must have a strong determination to keep up with the daily study hours.


4) How to prepare for CTET exam 2019 -  Divide chapters for each day 

On the basis of the time left in hand for examination, candidates must divide topics that must be covered. Suppose, there are 6 months left for the examination, then, candidates must study for at least 8 to 10 hours a day. Only then the candidates will be able to complete their syllabus on time. Completing the syllabus of CTET 2019 on time will give the candidates enough time to revise the topics they have covered. 


5) How to prepare for CTET exam 2019 - Start with the subjects which you are good at

Start the preparation with the subject you are good at. This will help to polish the subject you already have command on. In case, any candidate starts with the subject in which he/she is weak at, then they might take more time preparing for it, wasting more time on one topic/subject. This would leave them with very less time to prepare for rest of the topics that will be asked in the CTET 2019 exam. Candidates might land up to the state of confusion if they are left with less time. Last minute preparation might also lead the candidates to forget important theories and formulas that they have learned.

6) How to prepare for CTET exam 2019 - Solve previous years question papers

Solving previous years question paper of CTET is the most accepted practice for preparing for the CTET exam. By practicing from CTET question papers, candidates can be benefited in following ways:

  • Knowledge - While solving the CTET question paper, candidates might come across questions, the answer of which they might not know. So the candidates in such situation try to look for all such questions and prepares for the exam accordingly. 

  • Improves the speed and accuracy – By practicing regularly from the previous years question papers, candidates can improve their speed of answering the question which will help them while answering the actual question papers of CTET. 

  • Develops confidence - Candidates who are appearing for the CTET 2019 for the first time might feel stressed. This state of stress may lead the candidates to forget the important theories and methods of solving a particular question. Practising from the previous years question paper will make them familiar with the actual question papers. A candidate who is well prepared after solving a lot of question papers feels confident about the CTET exam.

7) How to Prepare for CTET exam 2019 - Take mock tests

Mock tests are the free online examinations that candidates must take before they appear for the actual exam. Online mock tests are very beneficial for the candidates during the CTET exam preparation. Candidates can take as many mock tests of CTET to test their potential of answering the actual question paper within the allotted time frame. By taking various mock tests, candidates experience the actual exam environment, and improves their speed and accuracy and overcome the tendency to feel nervous. 

How to prepare for CTET Exam 2019 - Do’s & Don'ts

Apart from studying thoroughly, there are few points which the candidates must remember before they appear for CTET exam. 

  • Must be patient

  • Drink water properly

  • Exercise

  • Eat healthy food

  • Take proper sleep

  • Discuss with friends, the topics which are prepared

  • Do not panic if any topic is unprepared

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