Tips to Prepare Maths for CTET Exam

By Neha Joshi|Updated : October 12th, 2022

The mathematics section is the most important area in CTET Paper 1 and Paper 2. It is one of the most scoring of all the sections if you get the answers right. Scoring can be easy and tough depending on the complexity of the questions and the aspirants' understanding of the questions. If you have good command over this section, you can score well. All you need to do is attempt the questions with good accuracy. To make it easy for all the aspirants, we are posting the links below of some important strategies and tips to prepare for Maths for CTET Exam.

  • Mathematics is one of the very important subjects of the CTET Exam.
  • There are 30 questions asked in CTET Paper-1 and also in CTET Paper-2 for Mathematics subjects.
  • Most candidates cannot score well in this section because of incomplete knowledge of the subject & syllabus.
  • It is a very conceptual & theoretical subject, and students can score well in this section if they have cleared all concepts.

Highlights of Pattern and Level Compared to Last Year:

As we all know that day by day, the level of the exam is increasing but the mathematics section in CTET December 2021 was moderate. So, the student must be ready for any level for the CTET 2022. The Mathematics subject is tricky but if you practiced regularly, then it may help you to get a good score. It is thus important to understand the CTET pattern well. The difficulty level of questions is increased from easy to moderate. For your convenience, we are giving a distribution of questions asked in previous years' exams.

CTET Paper-1:

Check Maths marks distribution for CTET paper 1 here:

Topics NameSeptember 2015February 2016September 2016December 2018July 2019Dec 2019Jan 2021Dec 2021
Geometry & Shapes21121223
Addition, Subtraction,Multiplication & Division34522323
Measurement & Weight32323222
Data Handling & Patterns12233222
Pedagogical Issues151515 1515151515

CTET Paper-2:

Check Maths marks distribution for CTET paper 2 here:

Topics NameSeptember 2015February 2016September 2016December 2018July 2019Dec 2019Jan 2021Dec 2021
Number System33433444
Data handling12221211
Pedagogical Issues151515 1515151515

How to Prepare for Mathematics for CTET Exams:

Mathematics is a common subject in both CTET Paper-1 and Paper-2. It involves subject pedagogy, Arithmetic question, advanced math question, Numbethe systems and application-based questions, etc. 15 questions are asked from a content part and 15 questions are asked from pedagogy in each paper. Students should complete the subject in 30 minutes in the exam so that they can get enough time for the other sections. This is only possible by formulating best CTET preparation tips. The exam pattern for Paper-1 and Paper-2 can be seen from the given link:

Topic-wise Breakup of Questions in CTET Paper 1:

Topics NameNumber of questions
Geometry & Shapes1 to 2 Questions
Numbers4 to 5 Questions
Addition, Subtraction,Multiplication & Division2 to 5 Questions
Measurement & Weight1 to 3 Questions
Time1 to 2 Questions
Volume1 to 3 Questions
Data Handling & Patterns1 to 2 Questions
Pedagogical Issues15 Questions

Topic-wise Breakup of Questions in CTET Paper 2:

Topics NameNumber of questions
Number System1 to 2 Questions
Algebra3 to 5 Questions
Geometry2 to 3 Questions
Mensuration1 to 2 Questions
Data handling1 to 2 Questions
Arithmetics2 to 3 Questions
Pedagogical Issues15 Questions

 Important Tips for the Mathematics Section:

Check the best tips to prepare for CTET Syllabus for Maths section here:  

  • Focus on Important Topics: List down Important Topics and make sure you study those topics and practice a lot of questions.
  • Work on your weak Areas: It is very easy to go along well with your strong areas, but it is best to work on your weaker areas and give them your best shot. Practice on the weak areas so that it is easy in the examination to solve them more easily.
  • Go Through Previous Year Question Papers: This will help candidates to have an idea of the examination pattern. Aspirants should practice the papers during the revision time so that they can know the time limit and can practice weak areas. You can take a look at the CTET previous year's question paper on gradeup.
  • Practice is the ultimate way to succeed: The Final thing you should do is practice more and more. The more you practice the more you develop your understanding. So practice the mock papers available on the official website, sample papers, and the best source is the old year’s papers.
  • Read Important Books for CTET Exam: Practice from at least one important textbook for Mathematics in CTET Exam. You can also practice from NCERT Books from Class 1st to 8th.
  • Prepare Mathematics Pedagogy questions well: You should have a piece of good knowledge of the Mathematics pedagogy and concepts. You can solve all the quizzes on Mathematics Pedagogy.  Attempt them regularly to strengthen your concepts.
  • Attempt all the questions: Since there is no negative marking for wrong answers so attempt as many questions as possible. It will boost the overall CTET score.

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  • For the general category, the cut-off is 90 marks and 82 for the reserved category.

  • You can easily score well by practising daily and improving the basics of mathematics.

  • CTET paper-1 has CDP, EVS, Language-1 and Language-2 and Mathematics

  • There are total of 150 questions. Every question is of 1 mark each and there will be no negative marking.

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