CTET 2018 exam is around the corner and we know many of you are in a dilemma about how to prepare, which book to refer, how to manage your time and whatnot. Don’t worry you are on the right page; here we will give you some of the best tips and tricks to clear CTET with flying colours. But first, let’s see what CTET is? Central Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education Delhi and the CTET certificate is valid for seven years. People who are aspiring to be a teacher in Central Schools or State schools aided by the government have to clear CTET. Nowadays, many private schools are also looking at CTET results before recruiting their teaching staff. So, here are few tips that will help you crack the exam in one go.
Preparing in Advance–A Sure Shot way to Success
We all know preparation is the key to success. So if you want to give your best shot then start preparing for the exam in advance. It will save you from last minute hassle and will give you enough time to prepare well.
Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus
If you want to study effectively, then you should be thorough with the exam syllabus and pattern. For example, there is no negative marking in CTET so ensure you attempt all the questions before submitting your answers to score more marks.
Give Utmost Importance to Child Development and Pedagogy
We cannot emphasise enough on the importance of Child development and pedagogy. So if you really want to hit the bull’s eye then prepare this section with utmost sincerity as it has the highest weightage. This section constitutes 30 marks in the exam. Plus, each subject has 50% questions from pedagogy. This is because as a teacher, it is expected of you to be an expert on teaching methodology or pedagogy. Thus, it is highly important for you to focus on this topic so that you can attempt more questions and get good results. You can find the complete online study material on Child Development and Pedagogy here.
Practice! Practice! Practice
Practice makes a man perfect! So if want to master the art of solving questions within seconds then solve as many questions as you can. Apart from this, solve previous years question paper and take a mock test in order to understand your level of preparation. Gradually you will see improvement in your answers which will automatically boost your confidence and motivate you to perform well in the exam.
Be Precise and summarize the course
While practicing the questions mark/flag the questions which you feel is important and write a note to recall its importance. They get saved in your revision section which will be very helpful during your last minute revision.
Manage your time and enhance your Speed
For a novice like us, with 150 questions to be attempted in just 150 minutes it is difficult to complete an exam on time. But time management in exam like this is a key to success. So if you want to solve maximum questions and score really good marks then you need work on your speed. Moreover, you need to pre-plan the amount of time you will give to each section. So work on your speed and finish your paper or you will lose out on important marks.
Avoid studying unnecessary Information
Though it may be tempting to keep studying until the last minute, you shouldn’t overload yourself with information just before the exam. Remember that you can’t study everything. Just go through your notes, relax, have a good sleep and focus on solving the question paper to the best of your skill and knowledge.
Hard work and success go hand in hand and if you have taken the pain to prepare well then you will surely succeed. So don’t worry and follow these tips and tricks which will help you to crack CTET 2018 and land that dream job in your desired school.
All the best!
Note: Central Board of secondary education has released notification on 12 June 2018 regarding CTET exam 2018. CTET exam will be conducted on 16 September 2018. The online application form will be available soon, and the last date to apply for CTET 2018 is 19 July 2018.
By Vanya Kapil : An Enthusiastic reader | Good listener| An Educationist in making | Introvert who loves to pen down her thoughts |