How to Prepare for CTET 2020 - Among all the tough jobs around, one of the toughest jobs is becoming a good teacher. Along with having all the knowledge of the subject, one must also know how to decipher it. To become a best teacher, one must have passion, intention and preparation. Thus, to pick candidates who have the eligibility to become a teacher, CTET exam is conducted. The test is held to determine the eligibility of the candidates as Teachers in classes 1 to 8. It is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year - July and December, oh which the authority has already released the CTET 2020 notification for July on January 23. To know more about how to prepare for CTET 2020, go through the article below.Latest: CTET Application Form 2020 last date extended from February 24 to March 02.Since CTET 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on July 5, 2020, aspirants have sufficient time to gear up with their preparation. Some candidates might have already started off with preparing for the exam but few might be still looking for tips and tricks to crack CTET 2020. 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.
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.
There are ways in which candidates can strategize 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 2020 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.
Apart from knowing the syllabus, candidates must also know the 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.
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.
No. of Questions
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Child Development and Pedagogy
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).
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher only)
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher only)
2) How to Prepare for CTET 2020 - 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 the CTET 2020 exam from the market or shop online. These books contain 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.
Best Books for CTET 2020
Name of the book
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations
Mathematics Exam Goalpost
Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy
3) How to prepare for CTET - Maintain a study schedule
Candidates must make a schedule to study. By making a schedule, candidates cfan start preparing for the CTET exam in an organised manner. In most cases, candidates prepare a timetable where they divide time for their daily work 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 2020 - 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 2020 on time will give the candidates enough time to revise the topics they have covered.
5) Preparation Tips for CTET exam 2020 - 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 the rest of the topics that will be asked in the CTET 2020 exam. Candidates might land up in a 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 2020 - 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 a situation try to look for all such questions and prepare 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 2020 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.
Candidates can download CTET question papers (July 2019) from the table below.
CTET Paper 1
CTET Paper 2
7) How to Prepare for CTET 2020 - 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.
Apart from studying thoroughly, there are few points which the candidates must remember before they appear for the CTET exam.
Must be patient
Drink water properly
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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You're eligible for CTET exam paper-2 but not eligible fro paper-1 exam. (If you've 50% marks in bachelors)
The eligibility criteria fro paper-2 is given below:
from the information of the official website of national post graduate college barhalganj , it is not showing b.ed course on its curriculum section. as for the website, there is no b.ed course right now, you have passed the course almost 8 years back. however you can mention about your affiliated university name, since the college does not offer b.ed course any more.
It might be that the college in which you have studied in not recognised by NCTE.Once check the recognition of your college by using the link below
Select the state and after a new page will appear select your course and check.
Or you may contact the CTET helpline.They may help you.The details are given below
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 011-22240112
The last date to apply for CTET in February 24, 2020.you need to be quick.
The option to contact the CTET Exam Authority is available on its official website itself.
You can visit the official website where you will find an option called "contact us" in the top left corner. On clicking it, you will get all the required contact details including the mobile numbers, telephone numbers and the E-mail ID.
Or you can directly use this link:
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