Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national-level examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1-8.

We have discussed in detail regarding CTET eligibility previously. Today, we will be talking about CTET books and tips to keep in mind while preparing for an examination.

Tips to keep in mind while preparing for exams:

1.Identify Pain Points

Exams can be scary. Especially when you are preparing for large exams like CTET, you might feel an added pressure. However, stary by identifying what your pain points are. That is the first step to overcoming the pain points. If you are weak at Math, then spend more time on it. If language is what bothers you, read more. Similarly, identify what your pain points are and work accordingly.

2.Be focused

The next important thing is to stay focused and disciplined. It is easy to lose concentration. Read on how to improve your concentration and abide by everything that it says.

3.Stay away from distractions

Choose a study area that is away from distractions. Do not sit by the window or the door where you might have the tendency to look outside. Keep everything that you might need within a short distance. A couple of our previous blogs deal with topics related to inspiration and motivation, you can read it here.

4.Create a distraction list

Create a list of things that distract you from studying and do them while you are free or when you take a break. Stick this list in front of you and every time you get an urge to do something from that list and yet, you don’t. Give yourself a reward.


Listen to music, take your mind off of the stress, and give your brain and body some time to relax. This is one of the things that most people forget while preparing for exams.

Now, without further ado let’s look at some of the best CTET books that are available in the market.

The main topics when it comes to CTET paper 1 are:

  1. Child development and pedagogy
  2. Language I and Language II
  3. Mathematics Paper I and II
  4. Environmental studies
  5. Science
  6. Social science

CTET Books

You might have  a lot of questions like which book is best for CTET preparation, what are the books for CTET preparation and likewise. Here are a few books to help you.

1.Success Master

Success Master CTET Paper – I for (class I – V)’ is one of the best CTET books and it has been prepared completely based on the latest exam pattern. The book is divided into 5 key sections and further divided into chapters providing the focused study material. The book also provides practice questions and about 3000 MCQs so that the you can prepare well. The book costs 485 INR.

2.CTET 2020 Paper 1 by Pearson

This book on complete companion for CTET has been designed for the candidates appearing for Paper I. It is divided into five distinct units. The book has been written with the entire syllabus of CTET in mind. It contains previous year question papers and practice questions. The book is priced at 572 INR. It is a very good CTET guide book.

3.CTET & TETs Previous Year Papers by Arihant

This book has a collection of previous year question papers that are solved and also has practice question papers. It is priced at 129 INR.

4.CTET Comprehensive Guide Exam Goalpost

This is a book that covers the complete syllabus of the CTET Paper 1 exam. All chapters have theories as well as relevant examples and practice questions that will help you in preparing for the exam. It has practice questions as well as explanatory notes that will help the candidates to prepare better. It is priced at 462 INR

All the above-mentioned books are available on Amazon and can be accessed via Kindle as well. We wish you the best of luck for your exams and stay tuned to our blogs to get more information.

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