CTET Exam 2018: Tips to Crack English Language Section

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Highlights

  • The English language is a part of CTET 2018 syllabus.

  • In order to master English language, you must practice a lot. 

  • Planning and time management can become your the factors for improving performance in this area

  • Reading habit can come a long way in helping you understand comprehensions and unseen passages in the exam.

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All those who wish to become the teacher in the schools should appear for CTET 2018 examination. This is a compulsory exam for those who aspire to become teachers at schools. After having qualified CTET, a candidate is free to become government schoolteacher or a teacher at unaided and aided private schools. The English language is a part of CTET 2018 syllabus if you have chosen it as your Language I or II. Before we tell you the tips to crack English language for CTET 2018, have a look at the exam pattern for Paper-I and Paper-II. 

CTET 2018: Exam Pattern Paper I

Subject Questions Asked Marks
Child development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 (English/Hindi) 30 30
Language 2 (English/Hindi) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30

CTET 2018: Exam Pattern Paper II

Subject Questions Asked Marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 (English/Hindi) 30 30
Language 2 (English/Hindi) 30 30
Mathematics & Science or Social Studies 60 60
Total 150 150

CTET 2018: English Language Tips

  • In the language I section, your instruction medium or the one which you will choose to give classes shall be checked. 
  • In order to master English language, you must practice a lot. 
  • Language I section is mostly your regional language. We assume here that it is English. 
  • In order to crack English language, you must practice through different free workbooks and online test series. 
  • Planning and time management can become your key factors for improving performance in this area.
  • In this section, you are asked for two unseen passages, which include a drama and a prose. The questions from Prose are mostly discursive, narrative, scientific and literal. 
  • The question based on the poem in the question paper must be first studied and understood carefully.
  • Inference based questions should be practiced to understand its gist.
  • Grammar and verbal ability is another thing that you must work upon through ample practice.

Common Tips

  • Grammar is mostly the scoring, but the difficult part. Do not make guesswork here. practice through basic grammar books and learn different parts of speeches. 
  • Reading habit can come a long way in helping you understand comprehensions and unseen passages in the exam.
  • Having a little bit of practical training for different teaching methods can come in handy. 

CTET Books for Language I and Language II:

Book name Publisher ISBN
Study Package for CTET Mcgraw Hill Education 9789339218171
Study Guide for CTET Paper 1 – English Disha Publication 938584640X
CTET & TETs English Language Paper I & II ARIHANT 9789311121673

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