CTET Exam Books

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is one of the important requirements for teaching class I to VIII students in schools of the Central government, CBSE affiliated schools etc. Candidates appearing for CTET need to go through important books and study materials to pass the test. A list of important books for CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 is given below. Select any one book for a particular subject, study it thoroughly, and revise it multiple times.

To get in-depth information about CTET, check the below-mentioned links:

CTET Syllabus CTET Answer Key
CTET Online Form CTET Result
CTET Admit Card CTET Question Papers

CTET Books for Paper I and Paper II

List of Important Books for CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 are given in the table below:

Subject Books Author and Publication
Child Development and Pedagogy A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy Sandeep Kumar,

Pearson Publication

CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) Arihant Publication
Book Name: Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) Disha Publication
English CTET English & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) Geeta Sahni, Pearson Publication
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II Arihant Publication
Hindi Hindi Bhasha Evam Shikshashastra CTET & TETs (Paper I & II) Arihant Publication
Wiley’s Hindi Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs DT Editorial Services

Wiley Publication

Mathematics Mathematics & Pedagogy for Class I-V Arihant Publication
A Complete Resources for CTET: Mathematics and Pedagogy Haneet Gandhi, Pearson Publication
CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIII Mathematics & Pedagogy Arihant Publication
Mathematics and Science for CTET 2021 Paper II Hankeet Gandhi and Yukti Sharma, Pearson Publication
Mathematics Exam Goalpost (Class 1 to 5) Wiley Publication
Mathematics & Pedagogy (Class 6 to 8) Disha Publication
Environmental Science CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & Pedagogy Arihant Publication
Environmental Studies (EVS) Wiley Publication
Science CTET Science and Pedology Yukti Sharma, Pearson Publication
CTET Success Master Maths & Science Paper-II Arihant Publication
CTET Success Master Science Arihant Publication
Social Studies Wiley’s CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper-II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII Wiley Publication
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2021 Arihant Publication
Book Name: Social Studies.


Sandeep Kumar, Pearson Publication

Brief of CTET Exam Pattern

Candidates who want to teach classes I to V have to opt for Paper I, whereas those who want to teach classes VI to VIII should appear in Paper II. Candidates, who intend to teach from classes I to VIII, should write both Paper I and Paper II. Both Paper I and II are of objective type and contain multiple-choice questions. The duration of both the Papers is two and a half hours.

Paper I for classes I to V, comprises 150 questions carrying 1 mark each. The number of sections and questions are given in the table below.

Exam Pattern of Paper I (Classes I – V)

S.No. Subject Number of Questions Number of Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language 1 (compulsory) 30 30
3 Language 2 (compulsory) 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks

Exam Pattern of Paper II(Classes VI – VIII)

S.No. Subject Number of Questions Number of Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language 1 (compulsory) 30 30
3 Language 2 (compulsory) 30 30
4 Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)


60 60
5 Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60 60
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks

To learn about the CTET Exam Pattern in detail, check the linked article.

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CTET Preparation Tips

Preparing for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) requires a systematic approach and a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates can follow these tips to boost their CTET preparation:

  1. Understand the Exam Pattern: Candidates must familiarize themselves with the CTET exam pattern, which consists of two papers: Paper-I for candidates aspiring to teach classes I to V and Paper II for candidates aspiring to teach classes VI to VIII. Understanding the structure of the exam, the number of questions, and the marking scheme helps to score good marks in the CTET exam.
  2. Know the Syllabus: Go through the official CTET syllabus and make a comprehensive study plan. Ensure that you cover all the topics and subtopics mentioned in the syllabus. Segregate topics based on strengths and weaknesses. Focus on weak topics first and then choose strong ones.
  3. Study Material: Gather relevant study material, including textbooks, reference books, and previous years’ question papers. Make sure you have reliable and up-to-date resources to study from.
  4. Time Management: Create a study schedule and allocate dedicated time for each subject and topic. Set realistic goals and prioritize your study plan accordingly. Make sure to include regular breaks to avoid burnout.
  5. Strong Foundation: Focus on building a strong foundation in the core subjects of the CTET syllabus, such as Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Language (English/Hindi), and Science/Social Science, depending on the paper you are appearing for.
  6. Child Development and Pedagogy: This section is crucial as it tests your understanding of child psychology, teaching methodologies, and classroom management. Understand the stages of child development, learning theories, and various teaching techniques.
  7. Practice Previous Years’ Question Papers: Solve previous years’ question papers and sample papers to get acquainted with the exam pattern, question types, and time management. This will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and also improve your speed and accuracy.
  8. Mock Tests: Take regular mock tests to simulate the exam environment and assess your preparation. Analyze your performance, identify areas of improvement, and work on them.
  9. Revision: Regular revision is essential to reinforce what you have learned. Create concise notes or flashcards to revise important concepts, formulas, and key points.
  10. Stay Updated: Keep yourself updated with the latest news and developments in the field of education, including changes in educational policies, teaching methodologies, and current affairs related to education.
  11. Stay Healthy: Take care of your physical and mental health during the preparation phase. Get adequate sleep, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly. Avoid stress and practice relaxation techniques.
  12. Stay Motivated: Maintain a positive mindset and stay motivated throughout your CTET preparation journey. Surround yourself with a supportive inner circle or join study groups to stay focused and inspired.


Related Links:

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