How to Become a Primary or Elementary Teacher, What is CTET & TET? Difference between CTET & state TETs

 

How to Become a Primary or Elementary Teacher, What is CTET & TET? Difference between CTET & State TETs

As you all must be knowing, CTET 2018 exam is around the corner (Exam date 16 Sep 2018), some of my collegues,  Students & teaching Aspirants asked me to guide them to appear and prepare for TET exam.

Before I write about how to become a Primary school teacher or Elementary School teacher and how to prepare for CTET or TET exam, I would like to elaborate a little about the CTET and State Level TETs.

Here in this post, I will provide you the Preparation Tips to Crack CTET 2018 in the First Attempt. The CBSE is the Central Board of Secondary Education. It is the one of the largest government body in India. This organization usually designs the syllabus, schedules, and textbooks for the schools which have the affiliation of this board. It also conducts exam for recruitment like CTET 2018.

TET is basically a Teachers Ability Test for the recruitment of  school teacher in Primary and Middle schools. TET exam is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in Government schools from class 1 to 8.

There is not much difference between TET and CTET. TET stands for Teachers Eligibility Test whereas CTET stands for Central Teachers Eligibility Test.

If teaching is your passion, you are a die hard fan of teaching, you want to teach the next generation and become a teacher in State or Central Government Schools, these tests are for you.

The difference between TET and CTET is that TET is conducted by governments of Individual States on state level. Each State conducts a TET (eg. UPTET) exam to recruit the teachers for state government funded schools. The responsibility of conducting the TET exam is given to State education boards like UP Board.

Meanwhile the CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) on behalf of the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development). After you clear the CTET exam, you can get a job of a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Tibetan Schools etc.

You have the option of appearing in any of these exams, these exams were introduced by the Government to improve the quality of education in Government schools. The criteria for both TET and  CTET exams is same, but CTET is considered to be more difficult Exam compared to TET Exam.

Some teachers may feel offended here, but I write what I feel the bitter truth.

I urge/request all teaching aspirants that you appear for these exams (TET & CTET) only if you feel that you are going to change the education system of India, otherwise there are a million of jobs for you including self employment. Because the image of government funded schools in India is not as good as it should have been reason being some of the teachers after being appointed lacks the motive to teach.

We all know that the teachers play the most important part in building the life of youth who builds the Nation in the future, whether they work in any field, if they have had a batter education, they will sure going to work for the betterment of society and India the Nation.

In India, the position of the Guru (Teacher) is above the parents, reason being some of the best ancient Gurus like Dronacharya, Sage Vishvamitra who effectively changed the lives of their students.

I feel teaching is the most coveted, admired and satisfying job in the world. You feel nice within after you teach! Take Mahatma Buddha, Mahavir Swami, Swami Vivekananda, they all aspired to teach the world rules of life. They are our inspirations.

All Aspirants should aspire to be eligible. They should grasp the basics of their subjects. The Success follows those students and Aspirants who aspire to become perfect.

So coming to the topic now, please remember that after clearing the TET exams you can apply for a teacher’s job in the same state where you appeared for TET Exam. If you have cleared the TET of Bihar State, you can not apply for the teaching job in Punjab.

Eligibility in general.

1. You should be an Indian citizen.

2. A graduation degree in any stream.

3. At least 50% Marks in graduation.

4. A  B.Ed degree is also required.

5. There is no upper age limit for CTET however there could be the upper age limit for state TETs.

You need to score 60 % Marks in TET Exam to clear it. Candidates belonging to SC/ST need 55% Marks in TET.

To apply for TET exam you need to decide upon the state, then wait for the official notification from the state for TET exam, follow the procedure mentioned in the notification to apply for the exam.

Teachers Eligibility Test is based on two papers.
Paper 1 – Primary School Teacher from Class 1 to Class 5

Paper 2 – Middle school teachers from class 6 to class 8.

Eligibility CTET September 2018

Primary Stage Class I to V

Senior Secondary (10+2, or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% Marks, and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year diploma in Elementary Education. OR

Senior Secondary (10+2, or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) OR

Senior Secondary (10+2, or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year diploma in Education or Special Education. OR

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year diploma in Elementary Education.

Secondary Stage Class VI to VIII

Bachelor Degree and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year diploma in Elementary Education OR

Graduation with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR

Senior Secondary (10+2, or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) OR

Senior Secondary (10+2, or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed OR

Graduation with at least 50% Marks and passed or appearing in 1 yera B.Ed (special Education).

Also Read:- How to Crack CTET & TET in First Attempt

Structure of CTET

Knowing exam pattern is must for building a good strategy for the exam. Therefore, I’m sharing below complete structure and contents of CTET 2018:

All questions asked in the exam will be multiple choice questions.

There will be two papers in CTET exam i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Candidates who want to become teacher of classes I to V they need to appear in Paper 1, whereas paper 2 is must to attend for those who want to become teacher of classes VI to VIII.

Structure of Paper 1

Sl. No Subjects No. of Questions Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2. Language I (compulsory) 30 30
3. Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4. Mathematics 30 30
5. Environmental Studies 30 30

Structure of Paper 2

Sl. No Subjects No. of Questions Marks
1. Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 30
2. Language I (compulsory) 30 30
3. Language II (compulsory) 30 30
4. Mathematics and Science( for Mathematics and Science teacher) 30 30
5. Social Studies/Social Science(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 30 30

Also become aware with contents of CTET syllabus. If you want to acquire complete contents of CTET syllabus then I suggest you read my blog about CTET Syllabus and preparation strategy.   Click Here to read about the CTET Syllabus and strategy to crack CTET 2018

Tips to Crack/Score more than 💯 marks in CTET 2018

How to Crack CTET 2018 in First Attempt? – Best Tips

All the Candidates who are interested in teaching sector in central government schools they should participate in this exam. Now let us discuss the Best Tips and Strategy to crack CTET 2018 Exam. Below I have mentioned some best tips.

Proper Study Plan:

Firstly, plan a strategy for the preparation of the exam. Planning is the best way to optimize your task. Make good study time table and also take the time to analyzing your ability. Weekly take online mock test series to check your performance. We are sure that this will help you in cracking the CTET Exam.

Understand exam pattern: In this post, we mentioned examination pattern. We request all the students to go through the exam pattern and then prepare accordingly. Start with the topics which can easily understand for you then go for hard questions.

Time Management:

Time is the most significant part of the preparation as well in the exam. You have to divide your time into sections to complete your exam paper on time. And also you have to manage time properly so you can complete the syllabus on time

No Negative Marking: One of the best parts of this exam is that there is no negative marking in this exam.  No rule of negative marking is the significant advantage for aspirants who are participating in the exam. Mark the approximate choice even if you do not know the proper answer.

Practice:

You should master the art of practicing. A good speed will help you this exam. We advise all of you to practice more & more because only practice can increase your speed to solve the questions

IDEAL AND GENUINE PREPARATION

All students should be genuine to themselves during preparation of any entrance test. See, cracking CTET is not so easy but possible. You should look it positively and prepare in right way. Ideal preparation is recommended to score considerable marks in the test.

Boost your Confidence Level

Remember always that “Nothing is Impossible”. You are at the stage when you have 3 to 4 months of time to prepare for the exam so avoid negative thinking and generate possible attitude inside you.

Summarize Each Subject

Prepare a 3 to 4 pages note for each subject where you can put all crucial points related to that particular subject. You can put important formulas or tips and other important things to solve question paper in least possible time. It will help you before one day of the exam when you want to have a quick look on complete subject.

Speed up Problem Solving Skill

Yes, this really matters. During exam you have limited time and hence you must speed up your problem solving skill. For the same I suggest you to practice previous years question papers and sample papers. Read my Comprehensive blog about How to Crack CTET & TET in First Attempt

Dont overload yourself with unnecessary information

Study has no end. You must follow syllabus-based preparation as only this will help to crack CTET with good score. Don’t overload yourself with unnecessary information which is not at all important in exam point of view.

Tips to follow during Exam

  • Distribute your time among all questions. Do not waste much time on a single question”
  • “Attempt easy question first and let the complex ones to be solved at later stage”
  • “Do not get so hurry while solving a question, give answer genuinely”
  • “Guessing answer is wrong in most of the cases so please ignore this rule“
  • “Stay calm and relax”
  • “Don’t lose your patience”
  • “If possible then revise your answers”
  • Do not waste your time on the single question.
  • Do not get nervous. Keep calm and solve questions
  • Do not lose confidence.
  • Attempt those questions first for which you are 100% sure.
  • Read question paper correctly.

CTET 2018 Preparation Tips and Tricks

In this post, I have attempted to provide you Best Tips and Strategy to Clear CTET 2018 exam. II hop all of you get best results in the exam. The CTET exam is the pen and paper exam which is the total time of 150 minutes. There is no negative marking in the exam. There are entire 5 sections in the exam paper with complete 150 questions, and each question is of 1 mark. Remember, you have to do your best and get the maximum score so that you can easily get selected in the CTET exam. If you are looking for How to Crack CTET 2018 in first attempt, then here you can get all the CTET 2018 Preparation Tips & Trick. If you have any queries, then ask me by commenting below in comment section. For more updates, stay tuned with me. Thank you!

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