CTET 2021: How to score 25+ in English Language and Pedagogy?

By Komal|Updated : October 27th, 2021

The English Language is one of the most important subjects for any competitive exam, especially for Teaching exams.

Many of the aspirants who are preparing for the CTET & Teaching exam found this subject bit difficult but this subject turns out to be very interesting if we understand the concepts behind the topics. English subjects are divided into two parts - English Language that includes the Grammar section and the other part is Pedagogy. So in this article, we will be discussing both parts and tips related to how to increase your score in English Section.

 

English Language

First of all, it is essential to know the weightage of the English Section in various Teaching exams.

Teaching ExamsWeightage
DSSSB PRT20 Marks
KVS PRT10 to 20 Marks
CTET30 Marks
Army Public School (AWES)10 to 12 Marks
MP TET30 Marks
HTET 10 to 12 Marks
UPTET 30 Marks
Super TET40

Let's check out Important topics  for English Language (Grammar Section):

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors/Sentence Errors/Improvements
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fillers (Single/double)
  • Cloze test
  • Starters
  • Inferences
  • Phrasal verb
  • Para Jumbles
  • Questions on Synonym and Antonym
  • Spelling error
  • Error Detection

Mentioned above are the most important sections of the English Language. We are discussing some  strategies to help aspirants in attempting the questions related to these topics :

  • Reading Comprehension: This is the most important part of any competitive exam or qualifying exam in the English section. Candidates can easily one to two passages (unseen passagess) or in poem form. Each passage has a set of five to six questions. To make sure that you can solve such questions, you should be in the habit of reading passages online or in newspapers daily. Improving your command over vocabulary will help you in solving vocabulary-based questions such as synonyms and antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, One-word Substitution.

  • Cloze Test: In the questions of the Cloze Test, there is a paragraph with blanks. Candidates are given choices to fill the correct option against every blank. All the options are similar in nature, so candidates need to have a strong vocabulary to be able to attempt these questions correctly.

  • Para Jumbles: The questions of para jumbles are a bit tricky, where you are required to arrange the set of sentences to form a meaningful paragraph.

  • Error Detection: In these questions, either a large sentence will be broken down into parts, where one part contains an error or the second type error correction questions include a set of sentences, and you are required to identify the sentence which contains an error.

  • Synonym and Antonym: From this topic questions related to word meaning & their opposite is being asked. It is necessary to read the newspaper daily to remember new words.

Tips to secure good marks in the English Language:

  • Unseen Passage: Unseen passage is one section in which candidates can score a great deal. Before reading the passage, take a cursory glance at the questions related to the passage. Now read the passage and underline sentences or phrases which match with those in the questions. This will help you attempt answers more quickly, thus saving time. To prepare for unseen passages, practice past year question papers, and mock tests.
  • Grammar: The only way to score well in the grammar section is by practicing as much as you can. Many candidates fall short in this particular section. Practice as many mock test & previous year question paper as you can. Also attempt chapter-wise questions which will help to focus on individual topics such as tense, voice, speech, etc. Most candidates find it tough to deal with English Grammar. They thus tend to ignore it. Instead of ignoring it, just tackle it and work on your weaknesses. Wren & Martin is an excellent book, using which, one can improve Grammar knowledge.
  • Time management is crucial: Decide in advance how much time you want to allot to the English section. As there is no sectional timing.
  • Pay attention while reading questions: Many candidates are in such a hurry to begin writing their papers that they do not understand what answer the question is demanding. Read all the questions carefully and understand what it demands and only then write down your answers.

Tips to secure good marks in English Pedagogy

  • Practice/Attempt English Pedagogy Mock test
    There are many mock tests available online. Try to attempt them as much as possible. The more you solve them, the more confidence you will get.
  • Revise previous year question papers
    Revise past year question papers as possible. That will give you an idea as to what to expect in the exam. CTET repeats questions often, so the practice of question paper gives you a fair idea about the paper pattern and the level of questions.
  • Attempt the questions wisely  Since there is no negative marking in CTET. So try to attempt as many questions as possible. It will help to gain more CTET scores. For selecting the most appropriate option for a question, use the elimination method. Read all the questions very carefully. Still don't devote much time to a single question.
  • Revise daily. It is advisable to revise the English Language early in the morning as during morning time our mind is full of energy and we can grasp easily.

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I have already scored 25+in two mocks

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  • CTET will be conducted in an online mode.

  • The weightage of the English Section in CTET- 30 Marks.

  • Tips to secure good marks in the English Language:

    • Unseen Passage: Unseen passage is one section in which candidates can score a great deal. Before reading the passage, take a cursory glance at the questions related to the passage. Now read the passage and underline sentences or phrases which match with those in the questions. This will help you attempt answers more quickly, thus saving time. To prepare for unseen passages, practice past year question papers and mock test.
    • Grammar: The only way to score well in the grammar section is by practising as much as you can. Many candidates fall short in this particular section. Practice as many mock test & previous year question paper as you can. Also attempt chapter-wise questions which will help to focus on individual topics such as tense, voice, speech etc. Most candidates find it tough to deal with English Grammar. They thus tend to ignore it. Instead of ignoring it, just tackle it and work on your weaknesses. Wren & Martin is an excellent book, using which, one can improve Grammar knowledge.
    • Time management is crucial: Decide in advance how much time you want to allot to the English section. As there is no sectional timing.
    • Pay attention while reading questions: Many candidates are in such a hurry to begin writing their papers that they do not understand what answer the question is demanding. Read all the questions carefully and understand what it demands and only then write down your answers.


  • Tips to secure good marks in English Pedagogy

    • Practice/Attempt English Pedagogy Mock test
    • There are many mock tests available online. Try to attempt them as much as possible. The more you solve them, the more confidence you will get.
    • Revise previous year question papers
    • Revise past year question papers as possible. That will give you an idea as to what to expect in the exam. CTET repeats questions often, so the practice of question paper gives you a fair idea about the paper pattern and the level of questions.
    • Attempt the questions wisely  Since there is no negative marking in CTET. So try to attempt as many questions as possible. It will help to gain more CTET scores. For selecting the most appropriate option for a question, use the elimination method. Read all the questions very carefully. Still don't devote much time to a single question.
    • Revise daily. It is advisable to revise the English Language early in the morning as during morning time our mind is full of energy and we can grasp easily.


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