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CTET Study Materials

More than 15 national and state-level teaching eligibility exams are conducted in India every year. The education system prioritizes choosing the best teaching candidates for the students with these exams, and CTET is one of them.

Organized by CBSE (the Central Board of Secondary Education), CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test) is held twice a year to assess the eligibility of teaching aspirants for appointment as teachers. It is a national-level exam conducted for choosing candidates to teach classes from 1 to 8 in schools across the country.

CTET is one of the most sought-after exams and a common pathway for candidates to enter the teaching profession. Lakhs of teaching aspirants apply for CTET, but only a few make it to the final list of qualified candidates. Considering such competition, candidates need to prepare from the best CTET study materials available.

In this article, you will learn about CTET study materials, including the best books, practice papers, and mock tests.

Study Materials Required

CTET is a high-level exam with difficulty from easy to moderate, but it offers a broad scope of opportunities. However, the difficulty of the exam also depends on the amount of effort put in by the candidates. It is easier to pass the exam with good scores if preparation is done well with the right CTET study materials.

CTET is conducted in a set of 2 papers. Paper-I is undertaken for the primary level (classes 1 to 5), and Paper-II is conducted for the secondary level (classes 6 to 8). Both the exams are mandatory if one needs to teach from classes 1 to 8, and your CTET study materials must cover the syllabus for both papers.

CTET Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Tests

Practising previous years’ question papers is one of the best ways to get a precise idea about the question pattern of CTET papers. Moreover, sample papers and mock tests can also be used to understand the exam pattern, preparation level, and readiness of the candidates for CTET. Attempting such papers can help candidates manage the exam duration and find their strong or weak areas. Candidates can access both mock test and model test papers on the official website of CTET for free.

For CTET previous years’ question papers, candidates can refer to the books given below and search the internet as well.

Name of the BookAuthor/Publication
CTET & TETs Solved Papers (Upto 2016) – Paper I Teacher Selection for Class I to V Arihant Publication
CTET & TETs Solved Papers (Upto 2016) – Paper-II Teacher Selection for Class VI-VIII Social Studies/Science Arihant Publication

CTET Books

CTET books form the most important part of studying for the exam. From the numerous books available in the market and on the internet, we have listed below some of the best books that will help candidates with relevant studying and preparation.

CTET Books for Paper- I

Here is a list of some important CTET books for preparation of paper-I:

Name of the BookAuthor/Publication
Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET & TETs (Paper-I & II)Arihant Publication
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-IK. P. Singh
Success Master CTET Paper-I (Class I-V) Arihant Publication
Central Teacher Eligibility Test Primary Stage (Paper-I) (For Class I-V)Dr. S. Anand, Singh & Gupta
CTET and TETs English Language and Pedagogy (Paper I & II)Arihant Publication
CTET & TETs Bhasha Hindi Paper-I & IIArihant Publication
A Complete Resource for CTET (Language-I): English and Pedagogy Geeta Sahni (Pearson Publication)
Environmental Studies (EVS) Exam Goalpost for CTET & TETs, Class I-VWiley Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations, Edition 7R S Aggarwal
Mathematics Exam Goalpost for CTET & TETsWiley Publication

CTET Books for Paper- II

Here is a list of some important CTET books for preparation of paper-II:

Name of the BookAuthor/Publication
Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET & TETs (Paper-I & II)Arihant Publication
Central Teacher Eligibility Test Elementary Stage (Paper-II) (For Classes VI-VIII) Maths & ScienceDr. S. Anand, Gupta & Singh
Study Guide for CTET Paper 2 (Class 6 – 8 Teachers) Social Studies/Social Science with Past Questions 4th EditionDisha Publication
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-IIK. P. Singh
CTET Paper II Elementary Level Social Science for Class 6 to 8R K Pandey
Success Master CTET (Social Science /Studies) Paper-II for Class VI-VIIIArihant Publication


We hope this article provided all the information about CTET study materials. However, candidates must practice question papers along with studying from the book for successful preparation. For more information on CTET and preparation tips, you can check out other articles on Teachmint. We wish you all the best for your upcoming CTET exams.

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