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CTET 2020 Important Books: Topics-wise Books

Updated On - January 09 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CTET 2020 Preparation Books: CTET is conducted on a national level to shortlist teachers at the primary and elementary level in central government schools across India. Candidates preparing for CTET exam should take help from the CTET 2020 important books for smooth and hassle-free preparation. Students are advised to read these recommended books while preparing for CTET 2020. NCERT books are considered best for clearing the basic concepts of CTET syllabus. Given below are some good books as well that are available for CTET preparation.

CTET Preparation for Child Development and Pedagogy

Important topics for Child Development and Pedagogy:

  1. Theories of Intelligence
  2. Theories of Child Development
  3. Learning theories
  4. Intelligence theories
  5. Assessment & Evaluation
  6. Concepts of Psychology

CTET Books for Child Development and Pedagogy

In this section, questions will be asked from the ideology and principle of thinkers under the child development section. Questions mainly depends on the concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

Book namePublisher
A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and PedagogyPearson Education
Child Development & Pedagogy: Paper 1 & 2 of CTETBy Shalini Punjabi (Disha Publications)
CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Publications
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Hindi)Disha publications

CTET Books for Language I and Language II

The language I is mainly the regional language. Most of the candidates chose Hindi as their Langauge I while Language II is the second primary language used in the region.

CTET Language-wise Important Books
Book namePublisher
Study Package for CTETMcgraw Hill Education
Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – EnglishDisha Publication
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & IIARIHANT

CTET Books for Paper I and II (Mathematics)

As mathematics questions are asked in both paper I and paper II, thus candidtae should adopt a planned strategy as defined for the teachers. The basic questions will be asked from the syllabus and must be used for preparation.

CTET Important Books for Maths
Book namePublisher
CTET Central Teachers Eligibility Test CBSE Syllabus Teachers from Classes VI to VIII Mathematics & ScienceSura College of Competition
Class Notes of MathsRakesh Yadav Publication
A Complete Resource for CTET: Mathematics and PedagogyPearson Education
CTET/STETs: Paper-IIRamesh Publishing House

CTET Books for Environmental Studies

The questions asked in this section will be General and basic. Students are advised to study the NCERT books of Class I to V and Geography books of Class VI to VIII. For scoring well students must watch the Daily News Clips and read the newspaper every day. Solve previous year’s sample papers and questions papers available online to boost your performance.

CTET Important Books for Environmental Studies 
Book namePublisher
CTET & TETs Environmental Studies & PedagogyArihant
Environmental Studies (EVS)WILEY
UPTET & CTET ENVIRONMENTAL StudiesYouth Competition Times
Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental StudiesUpkar Prakashan

CTET Books for Science

In this section, questions will be from pedagogy and practical problem-solving questions. Candidates must solve the practice problems online as per CTET
CTET Important Books for Science
Book namePublisher
CTET & TETs for Class VI-VIIIArihant Publications
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test ) Paper II (Mathematics & Science)Sura College of Competition
CTET & TETs Paper-II for Class VI-VIII MATHS & SCIENCEArihant Publications
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2020Arihant publications
CTET Success Master ScienceArihant Publications
A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and PedagogyPearson

CTET Books for Social Science Paper-II

CTET syllabus for Social science includes questions from Class I- VIII syllabus. Questions will be asked from environmental science, social science, fundamental concepts of cultural, economic and political skills. Social science questions will be designed on how our society works. Prepare micro notes on ancient history, medieval history, and modern history to excel in the history section.

CTET Important Books for Social Science
Book namePublisher
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper II: Social Science Teacher Selection (For Class VI - VIII)Access Publishing
15 Practice Sets CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II Social Studies/Science Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIIIArihant
Wiley's CTET Exam Goalpost, Paper II, Social Studies / Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2020: Solved Papers & Mock Tests with Complete SolutionsWiley
CTET Success Master Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science 2020Arihant


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whether engineering is eligible for CTET

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Yes, as per CTET eligibility B.Ed is required. So after engineering you have to do bachelor of education (B.Ed) program.

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