Best books for Central Teacher Eligibility Test

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted on a national level to recruit teachers at the primary and elementary level in central government schools across India. Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi conducts CTET as per the guidelines laid down by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The people who have the professional qualifications of Teacher Training such as B.T.C (D.El.Ed), B.Ed, and B.El.Ed is eligible to take the test for the appointment as a teacher for class I to VIII.

A. Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V:
Primary Stage Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.

OR “Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)” “(a) who has acquired the qualification or Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two year of such appointment as primary teacher”.

B. Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII:
Elementary Stage Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).

OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

OR Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET. Moreover, as per the existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11-02-2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET/CTET.

There will be two papers of CTET. Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage:
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy– 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks

Language I section will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.

Language II section will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.

English, Gujarati, Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada, Mizo, Tamil, Assamese, Khasi, Nepali, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Oriya, Tibetan, Garo, Manipuri, Punjabi, Urdu.

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) — 30 MCQs, 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics and Science — 60 MCQs, 60 Marks (for Mathematics and Science teacher)
(v) Social Studies/Social Science — 60 MCQs 60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)
*For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Here again, two languages are to be opted to appear for CTET exam.

For appearing the exam, following papers are collected as a part of suggestion for appearing in the exam.

1. Success Master CTET Paper-I Class I-V by Arihant Experts
2. CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class VI-VIII by Arihant Experts
3. CTET Success Master Science Social / Studies Paper-II for Class VI-VIII by Arihant Experts
4. CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II for Class VI-VIII by Arihant Experts
5. A Complete Resource for CTET: English and Pedagogy Language 1 by Geeta Sahni
6. Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) with Past Questions by Shalini Punjabi
7. Study Guide for CTET Paper 2 (Class 6 – 8 Social Studies / Social Science Teachers) by Disha Experts
8. A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy by Yukti Sharma
9. Environmental Studies by Wiley Publication
10. Hindi Language by Arihant Publication

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