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Role Of Mathematics In CTET Exam 2019

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CTET or Central Teacher’s Eligibility Test is a national level offline test organized by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice a year for the appointment of teachers for classes I to VIII in various government schools. Mathematics is an important part of the CTET entrance exam. Mathematics is usually considered to be slightly difficult as compared to the rest of the sections. Candidates must have conceptual clarity as well as hands-on practice in solving questions to obtain a good score in this section. Mathematics needs practice, if you really want to improve your mathematics this is the right time to start practicing.

Mathematics can be a really rewarding section if candidates can learn the formulae, shortcuts and tricks to gain speed and precision in solving questions.

Mathematics is a common subject in both CTET Paper I and Paper II. The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to difficult.
  • In CTET Paper I exam mathematics section consists 30 questions for 30 marks.
  • In CTET Paper II exam there are 60 questions of mathematics and science or social science having 60 marks.

Syllabus of mathematics for CTET:-

All the concepts and topics taught up to Class VII in NCERT Mathematics syllabus are covered in CTET exam. Detailed syllabus and the subtopics for preparation are mentioned below.
1.    Number System:
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • HCF & LCM
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions

2.    Algebra:
  • Basic Concept of Algebra
  • Question-Related to Algebraic Equation
  • Ratio and Proportion

3.    Geometry:
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

4.    Mensuration:
  • Sphere
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Triangles
  • Circle
  • Rectangle/Square

5.    Data handling
6.    Arithmetic:
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion

Tips for preparing mathematics for CTET:-

Preparing for Mathematics can be stressful sometimes but if you have a well-planned strategy then it will be interesting. Some tips for preparing mathematics are given below-
  • Revise NCERT books
  • Take mock tests
  • Revise previous year question papers
  • Prepare pedagogy question deeply with knowing the actual concept
  • Attempt all the questions 

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