Important Tips and Strategy to Crack CTET September 2016

Preparation Strategy for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) - 2016
The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2016 is slated to be conducted on 18th September 2016. The responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) has been handed over to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

The test is conducted twice in a year. CTET is just one of the eligibility criterions for appointment/ recruitment as a teacher.
This exam is conducted for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for Class 1 to 8. The validity period of this CTET qualifying certificate for appointment to a teaching position in a school is seven years from the date of declaration of the CTET result.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET certificate. The candidates can attempt the CTET even after qualifying it, in order to improve score. Only candidates who secure 60 percent marks or above will be considered qualified.

Educational qualification:

The candidates must have acquired a degree or diploma in elementary education with at least 50 per cent from a recognised institute.

CTET Exam Paper pattern and syllabus

The exam consists of two papers namely, Paper I and Paper II. The paper will have multiple choice questions (MCQs), each question worth 1 mark. Negative marking will not be applicable. To teach classes 1 to 5, the candidates should take Paper I (primary stage).To teach classes 6 to 8, the candidates should take should take Paper II (elementary stage). To teach all these classes, the candidates should take should take both papers.

Paper I will consist of 150 questions from the following sections:
•Child Development and Pedagogy
• Language I
• Language - II
• Mathematics 
• Environmental Studies

Paper II will consist of 150 questions from the following sections:

•Child Development and Pedagogy
• Language I
• Language - II
• Mathematics and Science
• Social Studies/Social Sciences

Tips for CTET Exam
•Collect all the books related to your subjects i.e. CTET TGT or CTET JBT.
• Read our CTET notes regularly.
• Purchase separate books for each section of the CTET exam i.e. child pedagogy, Hindi Language, English Language etc.
• Focus on Concepts related to Child Development & Pedagogy of Subject (CDP) - which contributes to maximum marks in the exam (90)
• For Maths, block 2.5 hours time and solve at least three Mock Tests or previous year question papers of the subject.  This will help you increase your speed.
• For EVS, go back to the basics. Books meant for teaching in schools can be of great help as they keep the concepts clear. Besides, read as many books on environment for that extra edge. 
• For English, Reading comprehension (RC) constitutes one of the most crucial parts of the test. So, it’s better to focus on RC besides laying stress on other aspects.
• First attempt those questions whose answer is known to you. As negative marks are not applicable, candidates can attempt all the questions.
• Make concise notes for each subject highlighting the important terminologies with a different colour. This will help you in revision and prepare you to answer factual questions in the test.
• Take online test series regularly for attaining good marks in the exam.     

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