HTET Books: Best Books for HTET Exam

Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) is a professional exam held at the state level. It is used to select teachers for state government schools in Haryana. BSEH or Board of Secondary Education, Haryana is the board responsible for conducting the HTET exam.

HTET exam takes place on three levels:

  • Level I: PRT – Primary School Teacher (Class 1 to 5)
  • Level II: TGT – Trained Graduate Teacher (Class 6 to 8)
  • Level III: PGT – Post Graduate Teacher (Class 9 to 12)

Syllabus of HTET Exam

The syllabus of the HTET exam is such that it tests the mental ability, awareness, subject-specific knowledge, and general knowledge about the state of Haryana. The HTET books needed for this exam should comprise all these topics.

The syllabus differs for all levels as given below:

  • Level 1 (PRT of Class 1-5) comprises Language (English, Hindi), Mathematics, Environment Studies, General Studies (Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General knowledge of Haryana and General Awareness), Child Development and Pedagogy.
  • Level 2 (TGT of Class 6-8): General Studies (Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General knowledge of Haryana, and General Awareness). Language (English, Hindi), Child Development And Pedagogy, and the subject chosen by the candidate.
  • Level 3 (PGT of Class 9-12): General Studies (Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General knowledge of Haryana, and General Awareness). Language (English, Hindi), Child Development And Pedagogy, and the subject chosen by the candidate.

HTET Books for Reference

Aspirants appearing for the HTET exam must study all the subjects and topics mentioned above thoroughly. Good reference HTET books will help determine the difficulty of the HTET exam, questions frequently asked, important topics, and weightage.

Here is a list of HTET books for the preparation for the HTET exam:

  • Dr RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude, S. Chand, 2017
  • Dr RS Aggarwal, Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, S. Chand, 2019
  • Dr Binay Karna, General Knowledge, Lucent’s, 2019
  • Sandeep Kumar, Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET 2021 Paper I and II, Pearson Education, 2021
  • DT Editorial Services, Child Development and Pedagogy, Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper I – II, Class I – VIII, Dreamtech Press, 2020
  • Himanshi Singh, Psychology and Pedagogy, Kiran Institute of Career Excellence Pvt Ltd, 2021
  • HTET Child Development and Pedagogy, Vidhyapeeth Times, 2021
  • Geeta Sahni, English and Pedagogy, Pearson, 2016
  • DT Editorial Services, Environmental Studies (EVS), Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper I, Class 1-5, Dreamtech Press, 2019
  • Books from State Board, Haryana
  • NCERT books
  • HTET PGT Common Subjects (Level 3) Exam Guide, Ramesh Publishing House, 2020
  • HTET (PGT-Common Subjects) Previous Years’ Papers & Practice MCQs Level-3, Ramesh Publishing House, 2020
  • HTET subject-specific Previous Years’ Papers & Practice MCQs Level-3, Ramesh Publishing House, 2020
  • M. Tyra & K. Kundan, Magical Book on Quicker Maths, BSC Publishing Co Pvt Ltd, 2018
  • Study Guide for Ctet Paper 2 (Class 6 – 8 Teachers) Social Studies/ Social Science with Past Questions, Disha Publication, 2018

Eligibility

The criteria as put forth by BSEH on their official website, www.bseh.org.in:

  • Age: Candidates between the ages of 18 to 38 years are eligible to apply.
  • Nationality: Indian.
  • Educational Qualification: It differs for each level and is mentioned on the HTET exam website of BSEH in detail. Here is a brief overview:
  • Level I – PRT: The candidate should have
    • Passed 12th with at least 50%. 
    • Two-year Diploma in elementary education.
  • Level II – TGT: The candidate should have
    • Bachelors’ Degree in the subject chosen to teach with at least 45% marks.
    • B.Ed
    • Two-year Diploma in elementary education.
  • Level III – PGT: The candidate should have
    • Post Graduate degree in the subject chosen to teach with at least 50% marks.
    • B.Ed
    • Two-year Diploma in elementary education.
  • Exam Pattern: Major highlights of the HTET exam pattern are:
  • Questions Type: MCQ (Multiple-choice Questions)
  • Language of Paper: English/ Hindi
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Time: 150 min
  • Questions asked: 150 questions
  • Total Marks: 150
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for every correct answer
  • Negative marking: No

The HTET exam is not as challenging with proper guidance, the right HTET books, and thorough preparation. So gear up and start preparing. 

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