How To Prepare For CTET 2020 Useful Tips and Tricks

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How to prepare for CTET: The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi has released the application form of CTET 2020 on 24-01-2020. The last date to apply for the same was 24-02-2020. After submitting the application form, it is very important for the applicants to understand “How to prepare for CTET” so that they can clear the exam. According to the latest notification, the board will declare the next date of the exam when the situation seems to be under control. Earlier, they were planning to conduct the exam on 5th July 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they had to postpone the exam until further notice.

Therefore, now students have enough time for the preparation of the exam. They just need to follow the perfect strategy that would help them clear the exam. Read this article further to know “How to prepare for CTET 2020.” You can get a direct link to the previous year’s paper of CTET 2020 from this article. Students should regularly visit the official website for further updates on the exam.

CTET Eligibility Criteria Get All Details Here!

CTET 2020 Important Dates

You can check the tentative dates of the exam from the table given below:

EventsDates
CTET Application Form Release Date24-01-2020
Last date to apply24-02-2020
CTET Admit CardTo be notified later
Exam Date05-07-2020 (Sunday) ( Exam Postponed)
ResultTo be notified later

How to prepare for CTET 2020?

In order to understand “How to prepare for CTET” the applicant must follow the points given below:

1. Analyze the CTET Exam Pattern:

The first point for “How to prepare for CTET” is: The applicant should know the exam pattern before starting the preparation of the exams, as it would help them in preparing for the overall strategy of exam. CTET Exam Pattern consists of two papers of CTET that are Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 is for the students who want to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper 2 is for the students who want to be a teacher for VI to VIII. Paper 1 & 2 is for the applicants who want to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII)

Check the exam pattern of both the papers from the table given below:

CTET Paper 1

You can check the exam pattern of Paper 1 from the table given below

Name of the examCTET Paper 1
ModeOnline
TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
Duration2.30 hours
Negative MarkingNo

CTET Paper 2

You can check the exam pattern of Paper 2 from the table given below:

Name of the examCTET Paper 2
ModeOnline
TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
Duration2.30 hours
Negative MarkingNo

2. Understand the Distribution of Marks and Qualifying marks

The second point for “How to prepare for CTET” is: You should read and understand the Distribution of Marks and Qualifying marks of CTET 2020 carefully so that you know well what exactly required to study for the exam. The applicant who scores 60% or more in the CTET exam will be considered as passed and will be awarded the CTET Eligibility Certificate. The validity period of the CTET certificate will be seven years from the date of declaration of the result. The applicant must note that the mere CTET Certificate would not confer a right for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for the appointment purpose.

Check the subjects and their distribution of marks from the table given below:

CTET Paper 1 Distribution of Marks 

You can check the distribution of marks of Paper 1 from the table given below:

Subject ( All Compulsory)QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30
Language I30 MCQs30
Language II30 MCQs30
Mathematics30 MCQs30
Environmental Studies30 MCQs30
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

CTET Paper 2 Distribution of Marks 

You can check the distribution of marks of Paper 2 from the table given below:

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30
Language I30 MCQs30
Language II30 MCQs30
Mathematics and Science Or Social Studies/Social Science  60 MCQs60
Total150 MCQs150 Marks

3. Practice Mock Test & Previous Year Paper of CTET 2020:

 The third point for “How to prepare for CTET” is: You need to attempt mock test as many as you can and also previous year question paper so that you know the weaker & stronger section of the paper. The mock test & memory-based paper will help you in increasing your speed and the previous year question paper will prepare you for the real-time exam. Check the link of the previous year question paper of CTET 2020 from the table given below, if you are willing to practice more & prepare best for the exam.

PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER DEC 2018Click Here
PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER JULY 2019Same link
PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER Dec 2019Same link

4. Prefer Important books for CTET 2020:

The fourth point for “How to prepare for CTET” is: There is a variety of books available in the market for the CTET 2020 online as well as offline. But you should purchase only those books that would help you in the preparation of the exam. In order to choose the right one, take the suggestion of books from your friends, seniors, teachers, or any knowledgeable person.

You should start your preparation by focusing on your basics, and try to make it strong. Therefore you should prefer NCERT Books, and then for the main preparation, you can go for books like Arihant, Disha, Viley, and etc for the preparation of CTET 2020.

Download Study Material For CTET

5. Revise the Mock Test and Notes:

The fifth point for “How to prepare for CTET” is: After completing the syllabus, try to revise the notes, formulas, and the important concept of each subject and also retake the mock tests as many as you can, in order to improve your speed & understandability in the exam. This would prepare you well for the exam.

Always Remember!

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work

Our Team wish you all the very best for your upcoming exams. If you have any queries, feel free to share with us through the comment section. We will happy to help you and assist you as soon as possible. Thanks!