CTET Book Overview

About the Exam

 

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Qualifying CTET makes individuals eligible to apply for the post of a teacher in any Indian government schools. The main objectives of conducting CTET are to:  

 

  • bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process.
  • encourage teaching institutions to improve their performance standards.
  • send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.

  

Structure of the Exam

 

All questions in CTET are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Each question carries one mark and there will be no negative marking.

 

There will be two papers of CTET.

  • Paper I is given by individuals who aspire to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II is given by individuals who aspire to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

 

The time duration is of 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper.

 

Paper I

 

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks Allotted

Child Development and Pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Environmental Studies

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

 

Paper II

 

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks Allotted

Child Development and Pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

Total

150 MCQs

150 Marks

 

About the Book

 

The CTET EXAM GOALPOST has been designed to help you maximise your chances of clearing the exam. The book follows lucid language that will enable beginners to understand concepts, theories and approaches with little effort. Simple and direct presentation of content will guide readers through CTET exam preparation. The book is not just a collection of concepts but it is virtual tutoring in itself.

 

Features of the Book

  • Complete coverage of concepts and topics
  • Updated preparation of questions by a team of experts
  • Up to the mark, accurate and detailed solutions
  • Effective preparation strategy through an array of practise tests
  • Quick recapitulation of topics through video lectures

 
Tips to Score Better

  • Try to attempt all the questions even if you are not sure about the answer as there is no negative marking
  • Answer questions quickly but not in panic
  • Manage your time in a way so as to answer 150 questions in 150 minutes
  • Attempt those questions first whose answers you know
  • Spare out some time to recheck the answers chosen by you


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