CTET 2022: Best Books for CTET Exam Preparation

Here is the list of the Best Books to prepare for the CTET 2022 examination. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a competitive exam conducted every year to recruit aspiring teachers who want to pursue a career in teaching.

Educational Qualifications for Paper-1 (Primary Level):

  1. Applicants must have received at least 50% of their marks in senior high school or its equivalent. They must also have completed or be in the last year of their 2-year Elementary Education Diploma.
  2. They must have received at least 45 percent in their senior secondary or equivalent exam, according to NCTE Regulations, 2002 (Recognition Norms and Procedure). They must also have completed or be in the final year of a two-year elementary education diploma program.
  3. They could potentially be in the final year of a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education program. They must, however, have received at least 50% in their senior secondary or equivalent.
  4. 50 percent on the senior secondary or comparable examination, as well as passing or being in the last year of a two-year education diploma program (Special Education).
  5. They must be a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education and an overall grade point average of at least 50%.

Educational Qualification for the Paper 2 (Upper Primary Level):

  1. A graduate applicant who has completed or is in the last year of a two-year Elementary Education Diploma.
  2. At least a 50% grade point average in high school and a passing or acceptable grade in a one-year bachelor’s degree program in education.
  3. They can also have a 45 percent graduation rate if they pass or appear in the 1-year Bachelors in Education program, according to NCTE regulations.
  4. Candidates must have received a minimum of 50% in their senior secondary or equivalent exam. They must also have completed or be in the final year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program in elementary education.
  5. Applicants may also have completed or will be completing the final year of their four-year B.A./ B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed/ B.Sc. Ed program. They should have received a 50% or higher in their senior secondary or equivalent.
  6. Applicants might be graduates or students enrolled in a one-year B. Ed. program (Special Education). They must be a graduate with at least a 50% grade point average.

Criteria for Reservations in the CTET 2022 Examination:

There are no seats reserved for applicants that fall into the reserved category.

Applicants from the reserved categories of SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently Abled receive a 5-percentage-point reduction in the educational qualification’s qualifying marks in the eligibility requirement.

Number of Attempts in the CTET 2022 Examination:

There is no limitation to the number of attempts a candidate can take for CTET. There is no upper age limit as well. So, once the candidates satisfy the minimum educational qualification requirements, they can take the exam any number of times.

Age Limit:

Minimum Age Limit

17 Years

Maximum Age Limit

No Upper Age Limit

 

Exam Pattern:

Particulars

Paper 1

Paper 2

Mode of Exam

Offline (OMR Sheet)

Offline (OMR Sheet)

Type of Questions

MCQ

MCQ

Duration of Exam

2.5 hours

2.5 hours

Sections

Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Mathematics
Environmental Studies

Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (compulsory)
Language II (compulsory)
Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies

Total marks

150 Marks

150 Marks

Negative Marking

No

No

Aspirants who wish to qualify for this exam need accurate knowledge and the methods to put it. Below is a compiled list of CTET books for all the subjects to save your time and energy which could have been wasted rushing here and there in search of references.

The examination is conducted in two phases on a single day in separate sessions.

Paper-1

It contains a total of 150 marks and the questions from the subjects-

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. English
  3. Hindi
  4. Mathematics and Environmental Studies
CTET 2022: Best Book for Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper-1)

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  1. There are 10 chapters in this book. This is followed by 2 sets of exercises.
  2. Exercise 1 contains a set of MCQs from the PREVIOUS YEAR Question Papers of CTET and various STETs.
  3. Exercise 2, “TEST YOURSELF” contains selected MCQs for practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for English (Paper-1)

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  1. CTET Chapterwise Complete theory & chapter-wise questions of CTET (2011-2021).
  2. Detailed solutions are provided in the book.
  3. Free online Mock tests inside this book.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Hindi (Paper-1)

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  1. Explanations and brief detailing in easy language.
  2. The content quality is great.
  3. Very useful, with answer keys.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Mathematics (Paper-1)

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  1. There are 2 Main Sections; Mathematics and Pedagogy giving Chapterwise coverage to the syllabus.
  2. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Practice sets to work on.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for the practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Environmental Studies (Paper-1)

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  1. There are 2 Main Sections; Environmental Studies and Pedagogy giving Chapterwise coverage to the syllabus.
  2. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Practice sets on the latest pattern of the examination.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for the practice.
CTET 2022: All Subject Combined Best Book for (Paper-1)

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  1. Divided into 5 main sections covering CTET’s complete syllabus.
  2. Provides Previous years’ Solved Papers, 2 Practice Sets, and more than 3000 MCQs are given for the practice.

Paper-2

It is conducted for teachers who aspire to be secondary or high school teachers i.e, the examination is conducted on the secondary level (VI-VIII).

Below is the list of subjects and shortlisted books (reference and guide) chosen according to help you ace it smoothly.

CTET 2022: Best Book for Child Development and Pedagogy (Paper-1&2)

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  1. Divided into chapters giving Chapterwise coverage to the syllabus.
  2. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Practice Sets.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for the practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for English (Paper 1&2)

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  1. It has 3 Main Sections; Grammar, Unseen Prose and Poem, and Pedagogy giving.
  2. Chapterwise coverage of the syllabus, Previous Years’ Solved Papers & 5 Practice.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for the practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Hindi (Paper-1&2)

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  1. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and Practice sets.
  2. Chapterwise coverage of the syllabus.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Mathematics (Paper-2)

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  1. It contains 2 Main Sections; Mathematics and Pedagogy giving Chapterwise coverage to the syllabus.
  2. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Practice Sets.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for thorough practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Science (Paper-2)

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  1. It has 2 Main Sections giving Chapterwise coverage of the syllabus.
  2. Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Practice Sets.
  3. More than 1500 MCQs for thorough practice.
CTET 2022: Best Book for Social Studies (Paper-2)

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  1. Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete Solutions Paper-II (Social Science).
  2. Detailed solution for every question.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, both language papers are compulsory. The choice of language for language-I and -II should be different. Candidates can choose from a prescribed set of 20 languages as language-I and -II.

Yes. Paper I is for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5 and Paper II is for candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8. In case candidates wish to qualify to teach classes 1 – 8, they can appear for both papers in CTET.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CTET exam.

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