CTET: Best Previous Years’ & Mock Paper Compilations

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a common test conducted by the Government of India for the teaching profiles for elementary levels. This exam is considered by all central government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Tibetan Schools, and schools in Union Territories like Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar, etc. This exam may also be used as a criteria by private schools for recruitment of teaching staff.

The responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) has been given to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The CTET 2012 exam will be held on November 18, 2012.

Since this exam is held at an all India level, the competition is pretty tough. The syllabus includes topics from child development to knowledge of language, from mathematics to social and environmental sciences. This exam checks your knowledge of every subject necessary for a child’s education. For this, it becomes necessary to know the variety and type of questions that are asked in the exam. You can acquaint yourself with the question pattern by studying previous year and mock test papers. They familiarize you with the kind of questions asked so that you can practice answering them, applying what you have studied, and organizing the time in the best possible way. There are many education publications that bring out bundles of previous years’ question papers. We’ve chosen the best from the whole lot.

Best Previous Years’ & Mock Test Paper Compilations for CTET

  1. CTET/STETs Central Teacher Eligibility Test/State Teacher Eligibility Tests: For Mathematics & Science Teachers (Paper – II) by R Gupta’s provides apt material as per the latest syllabus prescribed by CBSE. It offers chapter-wise discussion of each topic with sufficient MCQs in each section. Also, it includes solved previous year papers for your practice and understanding.
  2. CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Workbook Science/Maths Paper – 2 (Class 6 – 8 Teacher)by Disha Experts contains 10 mock papers for thorough practice. These mock tests follow similar test patterns as per the latest CTET paper. The book also includes solved papers from CTET 2011 and Jan 2012. Practice sets on Child Development and Pedagogy, English, Hindi, and Science and Mathematics are provided in both English and Hindi.
  3. CTET Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test Paper – 1 (Class 1 – 5) by Anil Kumar Teotiya, R P Singh, H R Modi and Satyavir Singh Manav covers topics strictly as per CBSE and NCTE Syllabus. With over 3,000 MCQs, unseen passages both in prose and poem in Language-I (Hindi) and detailed explanation of basic pedagogical concepts, this book offers expert guidance for focused preparation. Also, this book contains solved papers from CTET 2011 and a few mock tests.
  4. CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Workbook Social Studies Social Science Paper – 2 (Class 6 – 8 Teacher) by Disha Experts compiles 10 tricky mock papers as per the exact pattern for CTET 2012. The solutions to CTET 2011 and Jan 2012 papers is given along with the topics like on Child Development and Pedagogy, English, Hindi and Social Studies, clearly explained in English (Language-I) and Hindi (Language-II).
  5. CTET Kendriya Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Samajik Adhyayan/Samajik Vigyan Practice Sets Paper – 2 (Class 6 – 8 ) by Disha Experts is a book that contains solved CTET 2011 and Jan 2012 papers along with a few mock test papers. Sections on Child Development and Pedagogy, Hindi, English and Social Studies are covered in both Hindi and English.
  6. CTET Central Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Workbook Paper – 1 (Class 1 – 5 Teacher) by Disha Experts contains 10 mock tests that follow the pattern as per the latest CTET paper along with solved papers of CTET 2011 and Jan 2012. The question papers have been set to give students the actual experience of sitting for CTET. The book is also useful for other State TETs.
  7. 15 Practice Set CTET Paper-1 by Expert Compilations contains 15 practise sets along with previous papers from 2011 and Jan 2012. This test paper compilation is based on the pattern and syllabus given by CBSE.
  8. Target CTET Practice Workbook – Science/Maths (Paper 2) by Disha Experts has mock test papers following the exact pattern as per the CTET 2011 paper held in September 2011 along with the solved CTET 2011 paper in both English and Hindi.
  9. Target CTET Practice Workbook Paper 1 – English (2 Solved + 10 Mock Papers) by Disha Experts consists of 10 mock test papers as per the latest pattern of exam to give you hands on knowledge of the topics. This book also has 2 solved practice papers to give you in-depth understanding of the syllabus.
  10. CTET/STET Teacher Eligibility Test Paper-I Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan has altogether 16 sets of practice papers. It has notes on all the subjects, contains solved paper from CTET 2011 along with 15 mock test papers. The topics covered in this book in the form of MCQs are Child Development and Pedagogy, Teaching of English, Teaching of Mathematics and Environmental Studies.


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