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CTET 2021 Exam Tomorrow: Check Last Minute Preparation Tips to Score High Marks & Exam Centre Rules

Rupali Pruthi

CTET 2021 Exam Preparation Tips: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the 14th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 31st January 2021. Candidates who had applied for the CTET 2020 (July) exam will be appearing for the examination with an aim to fetch the eligibility Certificate. Those will be able to obtain passing marks in the CTET exam will get awarded with the CTET Certificate through which they can apply for teacher recruitment under KVS, NVS & others. Here in this article, we have shared below best last-minute preparations tips that will help candidates to score high marks in the exam. Have a look at these last minute tips below along with the rules and guidelines to be followed at exam centres.

The CTET exam will conducted offline in pen and paper mode in different shifts for Paper I and Paper II. The CTET Paper I is for candidates who want to become teacher for Classes I to V and Paper II is for candidates who want to teach Classes VI to VIII. Candidates who want to teach classes I to VIII appear for both the papers.

Let's have a look at the last minute tips for the CTET January 2021 exam below:

CTET January 2021: Last Minute Preparation Tips

Go through CTET Exam Pattern 2021

Though candidates would have already gone through the exam pattern and the syllabus for the Paper I and Paper II, it is suggested that candidates should once again go through the latest and detailed exam pattern in order to be familiar with the structure of the question paper and the marking scheme. Have a look at the exam pattern below for both the papers:

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CTET Paper I Exam Pattern 2021

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

CTET Paper II Exam Pattern 2021

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics & Science

(for Mathematics & Science teacher)

60

60

Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

Note: For any other subject teacher, it is necessary to attempt either Mathematics & Science or Social Studies/Social Science section.

Revise the Important Topics

We have listed down the important topics for some of the sections below that will help you in the last minute exam preparations:

Child Development & Pedagogy

Concept of development and its relationship with learning

Language & Thought

Gender roles & gender-bias

Differences among learners

School-Based Assessment

Formulation of appropriate questions for assessing the learners

Inclusive education

Addressing needs of children with learning difficulties or impairment.

Addressing Specially abled Learners

How children think and learn

Basic processes of teaching and learning

Child as a problem solver

Motivation and learning

Factors contributing to learning

Theories of Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky

Language (Hindi or English)

Reading Comprehensions

Grammar

Vocabulary

Learning and acquisition of Language

Role of listening and speaking

Function of language

Role of grammar in learning language

Challenges of teaching language

Language Skills

Teaching- learning materials

Remedial Teaching

Mathematics

Number System

Geometry

Shapes

Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Measurement

Weight

Time

Volume

Data Handling

Money

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

Mathematics in School Curriculum

Language of Mathematics

Evaluation through formal and informal methods

Problems of Teaching Mathematics

To Know important topics of all other subjects, visit the given link:

CTET Important Topics 2021

Practice CTET Previous Years Papers

It is the right time to practice the CTET previous years question papers. Even if you go through the previous years papers, you will get a decent idea about the types of questions asked in the exam and their difficulty level as well. Get the last 5 years previous years papers of CTET exam on the link given below:

CTET Previous Years Paper (5 Years): Download PDF

Time Management

There will be a total of 150 MCQs in each Paper I and Paper II. Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking in the exam. Candidates can attempt as many questions as  possible in the exam to gain the passing marks. However, there is a time limit of 2 hours 30 minutes to attempt the question paper. The only focus of the candidates should be to solve the paper speedily. If you get stuck in a particular question, skip it.

Carry CTET Admit Card 2021, Photo ID Proofs & Other Belongings

Do not forget to carry your CTET Admit Card 2021 to the exam centre along with other documents such as Photo ID Proof, its photocopies and the passport size photos. Those without the admit card will not be allowed to enter the centres. If you have still not downloaded the admit card, download now from the given link:

Download CTET Admit Card 2021

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