PUNJAB TET – Best Books


The Punjab TET, also known as PSTET, is a critical and mandatory state-level examination conducted once a year by the Punjab School Education Board to qualify candidates for various teaching posts in government schools of Punjab.

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The PSTET examination is supervised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). The aspirants who want to become teachers can apply for the PSTET irrespective of their degree of graduation.  

The state government of Punjab organizes this Punjab TET following the rules and guidelines formulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

Punjab TET 2021-2022 is divided into three major categories:

  • Category I: Based on performance, candidates are recruited for Lower Primary Level (Classes 1–5) Teaching Jobs.
  • Category II: To recruit aspirants appointed as upper primary level teachers (Classes 6 to 8).
  • Category III: Aspirants clearing this category exam will be appointed as teachers in all schools recognized by the state government of Punjab.

The Punjab TET examination has two main essential papers: 

  • Paper I for Primary Teachers of Classes I to V
  • Paper-II for Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) of Classes VI-VIII

Candidates who plan to appear for the Punjab TET Exams 2021–2022 must be looking to buy the books and reference materials for examination. However, many might be confused about the best books that cover the whole syllabus and have lots of questions for practice, thereby ending up buying the wrong books.

For this reason, in this article, we will list the Punjab TET Best Books that candidates must consider while preparing for the Punjab TET Exams 2021–2022.


The subject-wise PUNJAB TET Best Books for the Punjab TET exam 2021–2022 are listed below for paper I and paper II.

Punjab TET Best Books: Paper – I

Child Development and Pedagogy (Age Group: 6 to 11 years)

  • Child Development and Pedagogy by Shalini Punjab, or
  • Child Development and Pedagogy by Kiran Publications, or
  • Child Development & Pedagogy CTET & TETs by Arihant Publications, 
  • Child Development and Pedagogy by Pearson Publications

Language I (Punjabi/Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu)

Books suggested by the PSTET board

Language II – English

  • General English for all Competitive Examinations by S.C Gupta
  • English Language by Geeta Sahni of Pearson Publication


Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal, published by S. Chand Publications

Environmental Studies

  • Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses by Bharucha Erach
  • Environmental Studies by Wiley Publications

Punjab TET Best Books: Paper-II

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Child Development and Pedagogy (Age Group: 6 to 11 years)

  • Guide to Child Development and Pedagogy by RPH Editorial Board
  • Child Development and Pedagogy by Kiran Publications

Language I (Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu)

Books from the PSTET board

Language II – English

English Language by Geeta Sahni of Pearson Publication

Mathematics and Science

  • Complete Guide PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II: Class (VI-VIII) Mathematics / Science by Arihant Experts
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal, by S. Chand Publications
  • NCERT textbooks for Science

Social Studies

  • Teaching of Social Studies by S.K. Mangal & Uma Mangal
  • Social Studies by Disha Publications

Punjab TET Best Books: For PSTET Interview

Here’s a list of some extra Punjab TET best books to be considered for preparing for the PSTET or Punjab TET Interview. A personal interview will be conducted for those candidates who successfully cleared the PSTET 2021–2022 examination.  

“Basic Interviewing Skills” by Raymond Gorden

This book will act as great guidance on the expected questions asked in the PSTET interview. It explains how interview skills are not easy motor skills and that they include an outstanding blend of observation, intellectual judgment, and compassionate sensitivity. The book will also help the candidates develop their public speaking skills.

“60 Seconds and You Are Hired!” by Robin Ryan

This has always been a great book for helping out thousands of job seekers get their dream jobs by excelling in important interviews. It boosts the aptitude and confidence level of the candidates, which is highly required in any interview.

“Get That Job” by Thea Kelly

This book provides a brief and encouraging interview guide to help aspirants develop their skills and gain enough confidence for the PSTET interview. It offers a simple, smart approach for interview preparation.

Mastering Interviews and Group Discussions by Dinesh Mathur

This is an extremely valuable handbook for achieving success in any group discussions or personal interviews. It would help the candidates appear for the PSTET interview with full intelligence and confidence.

It is essential for candidates preparing to appear for the PUNJAB TET exams in 2021 and 2022 to buy the most up-to-date Punjab TET best books in accordance with the latest revised syllabus and topics. 

Buying extra unnecessary books and reference materials will only hamper the preparation and leave the candidate confused. Be up-to-date with syllabus and topics of the official site of Punjab TET, i.e., https://pstet.net.