CTET 2019: Tips, Strategies & Important Resources for Exam Preparation

Mar 29, 2019 17:12 IST

How to prepare for CTET 2019? It is one of the most critical questions asked by candidates preparing for Central Teachers Eligibility Test 2019 and in this article, we have provided tips and tricks for CTET 2019 exam preparation and tried to answer this question.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently released notification for CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) 2019. Candidates who want to learn complete details about CTET 2019 (i.e. eligibility criteria, application fees, age limit, last date to apply online etc) can refer this link. In this article, we will provide tips and strategies to score high in CTET 2019 (Paper 1 and Paper 2).

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Now, let’s learn valuable tips with which you can easily improve your level of preparation for CTET 2019 exam.

1: Check latest CTET 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Before the preparation of an exam, it is important to have a clear understanding of its exam pattern and the syllabus. Candidates preparing for Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) must go through the latest syllabus & exam pattern. You can check it from the link given below

CTET Syllabus 2019 with Exam Pattern: Paper I and Paper II

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2. Analyse previous years' papers

After going through the syllabus and exam pattern, candidates should carefully analyse previous years’ papers of CTET (at least 5 to 10 years old). After going through these papers candidates can easily learn topics from which questions have been frequently asked in CTET exams. After doing this activity, candidates will also get an idea about the topics which are critical for CTET 2019.

CTET Previous Years’ Papers: Solved and Unsolved

3. Study NCF 2005 and NCERT Textbooks

NCERT textbooks are important resource for the preparation of CTET and it is also mentioned is the syllabus of CTET. NCERT textbooks are available for free of cost on the official website of NCERT (i.e., It is observed that 5-7 questions in CTET are asked from NCF (National Curriculum Framework). Candidates preparing for CTET are advised to study NCF beside NCERT textbooks.

Download National Curriculum Framework: 2005

4. Attempt mock test on a daily basis to identify your weak areas

Attempt one at least one mock test on a daily basis and do proper analyse your performance. Identify your weak areas and work on it.  Revise questions and mock test which you have already attempted. If you feel problem in any particular concept then take help of the video tutorials again. Don’t attempt too many mock tests at the last moment.

CTET Mock Test

5. Don’t try to study everything

Don’t try to study everything mentioned in the syllabus when you don’t have much time for preparation. Candidates preparing for CTET 2019 should focus more on revision rather than studying too many new topics. However, there might be some extremely important topics which can’t be ignored; in that case, candidates are suggested to take help of video tutorials.  A number of video tutorials are available on the internet for the preparation of CTET, free of cost.

These are some useful tips for the preparation of CTET 2019 with which you can easily enhance your level of preparation in less time.

Candidate should note that there is no negative marking in CTET 2019, so candidates should not leave any question while attempting the paper. First attempt the question in which you feel confident and then attempt rest of the questions.

While attempting the paper, candidates should not get stuck in any question. If you are unable to understand the question in 30 seconds to 1 minute, then leave that question and move on. You can come back once you finish rest of the questions.

All the best for CTET 2019!