How to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam at Home?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. Every year lakhs of students appear in this exam. Many of them are new to this exam and often misguided. The most asked question among such users is, How can I prepare for CTET at Home? So in this article, we shall read all the facts about CTET and how easily you can prepare for CTET with BYJUS.

CTET is an eligibility exam conducted for providing eligible certificates to candidates pursuing their career in teaching.CTET is conducted for two papers.

  • Paper 1 – For the primary teachers (Classes Ist to Vth).
  • Paper 2 – For the secondary teachers (Classes VIth to VIIIth).

About CTET:

  1. The exam process is open, fair, and transparent.
  2. Qualifying CTET is purely on a merit basis.
  3. All questions in CTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four alternatives out of which one answer will be most appropriate.
  4. Each question in the CTET will be of one mark.
  5. There will be no negative marking.
  6. The cut-off for CTET is 90 marks for the general category.
  7. The validity of CTET will be a lifetime.

How can I prepare for CTET at Home?

Preparing for CTET is a bit difficult task. Candidates need to put in lots of hard work and effort to qualify for this exam. The following points can be beneficial to the candidates while preparing for CTET at home:

  • Proper Timetable
    Preparing a proper timetable dividing the day into intervals and start studying according to it depends on your study way whether you are an early-morning reader or a late-night reader. We ate BYJU’S EXAM PREP and also plan out the best possible study plan to assist you with your studies. We share the study notes and quizzes daily so that you can revise and test the level of your preparation.
  • Selection of books
    Selecting proper books helps one to qualify for the exam easily. Books are the basis of any education field. Books provide you with a sense of responsibility and help you set a target better. There are many books for the CTET exam preparation you can check out these books from online sellers.
  • Practice with Mock Tests
    The candidate should practice a mock test to gain an idea of the type of questions being asked in the exam. We at BYJU’S EXAM PREP have the most realistic mock tests which are what our exam qualifiers have said from their experience. We make them as close as they can get to an actual CTET question paper.
  • Time Management
    Managing time is the key to success. One should not take the CTET exam lightly as it is the basic eligibility to get a decent job in private and public schools with a good salary and pay band. To manage your time efficiently and divide them equally among all the subjects. 
  • Daily quizzes -To Increase accuracy and efficiency as well as to help you manage time better.
  • Practice Previous Year’s Question Papers
    Candidates should practice the previous year’s question papers to develop speed and accuracy to attempt the paper. As in the CTET, all the options in the question paper seem to be the same, one can only develop the habit of selecting the best answer by practicing the previous year’s question paper. As merely reading content and attempting a direct exam won’t tend to qualify for the exam.
  • Free Classes of BYJU’S EXAM PREP App
    The BYJU’S EXAM PREP app is filled with most of the important classes for CTET preparation. We target the topics with questions so that you understand the type of questions that can be asked from those topics. We also conduct LiveIntearctive Quizzes for creating a competitive environment. This helps you remember the question even better as you learn from your mistakes and then never forget them.
  • BYJU’S EXAM PREP Application & YouTube Channel
    Candidates can refer to the BYJU’S EXAM PREP YouTube channel for CTET Preparation as well as download the BYJU’S EXAM PREP application from the play store and start studying – study notes & attempting quizzes can attend classes also. BYJU’S EXAM PREP’s YouTube channel is loaded with videos that can assist you with the preparation of important CTET subjects like Child Development and Pedagogy, EVS, Subject-specific pedagogy, mathematics, and many more. Our experienced faculty have themselves cleared CTET much time and are ready to share their experience with you.
  • Updates related to CTET
    To know updates related to CTET candidates can visit the official website –
  • Positive Attitude
    The candidate should adopt a positive approach while preparing for CTET, as the syllabus is a bit lengthy as it involves the pedagogy part.

All the mentioned above steps help you to crack the exam with a nice score and let you one step closer to getting a government teaching job in the school. 

How to Prepare for CTET 2023 Exam at Home?

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