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Best Books For PRT Preparation

What Is PRT? 

The (PRT) Primary Teacher is a designation or a job title. It is given to qualified and hired teaching individuals of Class 1 to 5. To become a primary teacher, a diploma in elementary education, which is a 2-year course, is necessary. 

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A number of governments, as well as private institutions, offer this diploma course. It is the main step to be cleared for becoming PRT. The main aim that this program fulfils is developing candidates to create a learning environment in the classroom. It trains and imbibes the necessary skills to familiarize the candidate with proper teaching practices. This helps develop leadership qualities and instill problem-solving skills. 

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PRT Subject List 

To be capable of achieving the job title, Primary Teacher (PRT), it is important to have a proper preparation strategy for the qualifying examination. The PRT exam syllabus has two parts. 

Part 1 – General Languages: English, Hindi 

Part 2 – Reasoning, General Knowledge, Pedagogy, Computer Literacy, Concerned Subject 

The exam has 150 questions. The maximum number of marks achievable is 150 marks, and the time duration to attempt the examination is 150 minutes. 

Recommended Books For PRT Preparation 

A strategic preparation of the above-listed subjects could help crack the qualifying exam. There are innumerable books available in the market for the various subjects of PRT. Listed below is a subject-wise list of books that will aid in PRT preparation. 

Books For General English Subject 

  • English Grammar Book 

Author: Wren and Martin 

Publisher: S. Chand 2017 

  • Competitive General English

Author: Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

Publisher: Kiran Prakashan (2015)

  • Popular English Grammar

Author: H S Bhatia 

Publisher: Ramesh Publishing House (2017)

Books For General Hindi Subject 

  • Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings

Author: H S Bhatia 

Publisher: Ramesh Publishing House (2017)

  • General Hindi and Concise Grammar – An Indispensable Guide for all Competitive Exams

Author: Dr. Brij Kishore Prasad Singh 

Publisher: Unicorn Books (2009)

  • Adhunik Hindi Vyakaran aur Rachna (Hindi) 

Author: Dr. Vashudevnandan Prasad 

Publisher: Bharti Bhawan Publisher & Distributors (2017) 

Books For General Knowledge and Current Affairs Subject 

  • Monthly magazines 

Author: Pratiyogita Darpan 

  • General Knowledge

Author: Binay Karna 

Publisher: Lucent 2018

  • General Knowledge

Author: Manohar Pandey 

Publisher: Arihant 2017 

  • Concise General Knowledge 

Author: Purshottam Kumar 

  • Daily Newspaper – Hindu, Times of India, Indian Express, etc.

Books For Reasoning Ability Subject 

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Author: RS Agarwal

Publisher: S. Chand (Revised Edition 2012) 

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Author: Kiran Publication 

Publisher: Kiran Publication

  • Analytical Reasoning 

Author: MK Pandey 

Publisher: BSC Publishing 2018 Edition 

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Author: BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Publisher: Arihant 2014 

  • General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning 

Author: Vikas Experts 

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House (2016) 

  • Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for competitive exams 

Author: Disha Experts 

Publisher: Disha Publication (2016) 

Books For Computer Literacy Subject 

  • TGT/PGT Computer Science

Author: Virendra Kumar 

Publisher: Upkar Prakashan (2014) 

  • PGT Guide Computer Science Recruitment Examination 

Author: Arihant Experts 

Publisher: Arihant Publications (2018) 

Books For Pedagogy Subject 

  • Books For Computer Literacy Subject 

Author: Sandeep Kumar 

Publisher: Pearson Education (2016) 

  • CTET & TETs Child Development & Pedagogy (Paper I & II) 

Author: Arihant Experts 

Publisher: Arihant Publications (2016) 

  • Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) with Past Questions 

Author: Shalini Punjabi 

Publisher: Disha Publication (2018) 

PRT Exam Pattern 

As mentioned, the PRT exam has 150 questions that carry 1 mark each. These are bifurcated into a number of subjects. This is for the written test stage. There is no negative marking in this stage. After this, the selected candidates have to appear for the interview stage. 

Candidates are selected based on the number of vacancies and the written test. This interview round is of 60 marks and involves a conversational interview session. 

At the end of the interview round, at a time decided by the concerned institution, the Final Merit List is put out. This merit list is final, and the selected candidate/s must report to the head of the concerned institution. 


The Position of Primary Teacher (PRT) requires proper knowledge of the subjects and teaching strategies. This is necessary to qualify for the job. Candidates have to familiarize themself with the problems faced in teaching and how to solve them. 

The exam consists of two stages – the written test and the interview round. The written test consists of a number of subjects and combines the questions from each of these subjects. A total of 150 questions are asked. These must be answered within 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes). 

The final results are displayed after the interview round, which has a weightage of 60 marks. Every candidate has to go through this process successfully to qualify for the position of PRT in a government or private institution. 

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