Recommended Books for CTET Preparation Paper-I and Paper-II

Published on : 29th June 2020    Author : Tanvi Mittal
CTET Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed the CTET 2020 exam until further notice, due to COVID-19 crises. Earlier the teacher eligibility test was scheduled to be held on 5th July 2020 (Sunday). The test will be conducted in 20 languages in 112 cities across the country. The correction window is open at the official portal. The last date for application correction facility is 26th March 2020. Here are the recommended books for the CTET 2020 exam.

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to determine the eligibility requirement for teaching classes I to VIII in CBSE affiliated schools. The exam consists of separate papers for primary and elementary classes.

  • Paper I is for candidates who are interested in teaching classes I to V (Primary Level)
  • Paper II is for candidates who are interested in teaching classes from VI to VIII (Elementary Level)

Candidates can also apply for both the papers. While the exam has been postponed by the officials, however, it’s a golden chance for students to complete CTET preparation make their preparations even stronger.

CTET Preparation 2020: Good Books to Look For

Applicants often look for reliable answers for "how to prepare for CTET exam" but confuse about the study material for the preparation guide. While NCERT books are the best for clearing the basic concepts of the syllabus, there are other good books available for CTET preparation too. Here are some recommended books for the exam. Candidates are advised to prepare from one or two books only (considering the time in hand). Referring too many books will only create confusion.

CTET Previous 5 Years Solved Papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2) Get it Now 

Before moving ahead with the list of recommended books, here is the detailed CTET exam pattern for both the papers:

CTET 2020: Paper I Pattern

Candidates are required to attempt the following sections of the paper in two-and-a-half-hour duration.

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Language-I

30

30

Language-II

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

TOTAL

150

150

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CTET 2020: Paper II Pattern

The duration of the paper is two-and-a-half hours. The paper has the following sections:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Language-I (compulsory)

30

30

Language-II (compulsory)

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

30

30

Science and Mathematics (for Science/Mathematics teachers)

60

60

Social Studies/Social Science (for social science teachers)

60

60

TOTAL

150

150

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Teachers for subjects other than Mathematics, Science, and Social Science can opt for any of the last two options.

Recommended Books for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

The books for English language subjects are common for both paper I and paper II. So here are some of the recommended ones:

Subjects

Books Name and Author’s Name

Purchase Link

Language-I

A Complete Resource for CTET: English and Pedagogy Language 1 by Geeta Sahni

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Language-II

CTET & TETs English Language & Pedagogy Paper I & II by Arihant Experts

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CTET Paper I Books

Subjects

Books Name and Author’s Name

Purchase Link

Mathematics

CTET & TETs for Class I-V Mathematics & Pedagogy by Arihant Experts

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Environmental Studies

CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Class I-V by Arihant Experts

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Child Development and Pedagogy

(for both Paper I and Paper II)

CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) by Arihant Experts

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CTET Paper II Books

Subjects

Books Name and Author’s Name

Purchase Link

Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

(for both Paper I and II)

A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy by Sandeep Kumar

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Science and Mathematics (for Science/Mathematics teachers)

CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Maths & Science by Arihant Experts

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Social Studies/Social Science (for social science/social studies teachers)

CTET Success Master Science Social/Studies Paper-II for Class VI-VIII by Arihant Experts

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Previous years solved papers are also available online for different subjects, you can purchase them for practice. Once you qualify the CTET, the certificate remains valid for 7 years from the date of result declaration. However, you can appear in the exam before that to improve your score.


CTET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers



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