CGTET – Best books

CGTET: An Overview

The Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test, also known as the CGTET, is conducted for candidates who wish to join the teaching services in Chhattisgarh. CGTET is conducted by the Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB). 

Candidates who qualify for this test will be given a certificate that allows them to apply for various teaching staff vacancies in Chhattisgarh. 

This is a state-level test mostly conducted once every year or as per the vacancies available in the state. This is a complete offline test conducted for a duration of 150 minutes and is held at two different levels, Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  1. Paper 1 is written by candidates who wish to apply for a job to teach lower primary students of classes 1 to 5.
  2. Paper 2 is taken by aspirants who wish to teach higher-standard students of classes 6 to 10. They are also called upper primary teachers.

In this article, we will cover the CGTET best books and materials. But before that, let us look into the important aspects of the test. 

Key Points about CGTET

To know the best books and materials to refer to for your CGTET prep, we need to first understand the test requirements like the subjects tested, the weightage assigned to them, etc. 

So, let us review some key details of the exam before we learn about some of the CGTET best books for preparation:

  1. The exam will be conducted for two and a half hours.
  2. Each question in the test contains one mark.
  3. There is no negative marking in the test.
  4. In both paper 1 and paper 2, there are 150 questions in total with maximum marks of 150.
  5. All the questions are objective-type, multiple-choice. 

Subjects Covered in CGTET

Paper-1

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language-I
  3. Language-II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

Paper-2

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language-I (Can be Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)
  3. Language-II (Can be Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)
  4. Elected Subject (Can be Science and Mathematics or Social Science) 

Paper Pattern for CGTET

Paper-1

SubjectTotal No. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I 3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Paper-2

SubjectTotal No. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I 3030
Language II3030
Mathematics and Science or Social Science6060
Total150150

CGTET – Best Books

A larger part of the selection process in the CGTET is based on the first round, i.e., the written test. Hence, it is important to refer to the right CGTET reference books to increase your chances of scoring well. Some of the important books that cover most of the syllabus are:

Book NamePublisher
CG TET class VI-VIII Samajik Adhyayan Paper-IIArihant Publications
CG TET Chhattisgarh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 1 Class 1-5 Shikshak ke liyeArihant Publications
CG TET Chhattisgarh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 1 Class 1-5 Shikshak ke liyeArihant Publications
Ganit Avum Vigyan for CG TET Class 6-8 (Paper-II)Arihant Publications
CG TET Chattisgrah Shikshak Patrata Pariksha GanitArihant Publications

Some of the other subject-wise CGTET best books are:

Hindi

  1. Pratiyogita Saransh Question Bank and General Knowledge In Hindi With Previous year solved questions By Hari Ram Patel
  2. Competition Academy Computer Specific Hindi Introduction by Hari Ram Patel
  3. “SK Practice Set In Hindi”, authored by G.S.Chandrakar and Homesh Singh Rathore For CGTET Paper 1

English

  1. Pratiyogita Saransh General English By Tuteja Tutorial For CG TET Paper-1 and Paper-2 Mains Exams

Child Development and Pedagogy

  1. CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Paper 1 and 2 latest edition for 2021 Exams by Arihant Publications

Mathematics

  1. Arihant Mathematics Practice Sets For Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test for Class 6th To 8th or Paper-II 
  2. Mathematics Solved Papers by Aryabhatta Maths Academy from 2003 to 2019 By Vijay Chandra Sir Latest Edition 2019-20 

Science

  1. CTET & TETs for Class 6 to 8 Science & Pedagogy 2020 by Arihant Publishers

Social Science

  1. Arihant Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test from Class 6-9 Social Studies Teacher Paper-II solved
  2. Saaransh Teacher Eligibility Test for Class 6-9 Social Science paper-2
  3. Gateway CG TET Social studies for class 6-9 Solved papers and model papers

Environmental Sciences

  1. “Competition Academy Environment’ by Hari Ram Patel For Chhattisgarh All Competitive Exams-Latest Edition

Practice Sets

  1. Complete Arihant Practice Sets For Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test Class 6th To 8th – Paper 2
  2. 15 practice sets for class 1 to 5 for paper 1, including solved papers for Arihant CG TET 

In most cases, these CGTET best books are entirely sufficient for your preparation and to score the required marks and get qualified for the certificate. In case you need more information about any specific topic in the CGTET syllabus, you can always browse the internet, where a lot of information along with video and written content is available.

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