Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the CTET 2021 exam on January 31, 2021. The examination was postponed earlier during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. CBSE announced the revised dates of CTET 2021 at the official website ctet.nic.in in November 2020. The admit card is already released through candidate login at the official website. Registered candidates are expected to have covered the syllabus of the written exam by now since only about two weeks’ time is left before the exam. Check out some important study tips and tricks to follow during these last few days before CTET 2021.
Identify weak points and work on them
The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is an offline exam conducted for determining the eligibility of suitably qualified candidates for recruitment as a teacher of Class I to VIII. Now during the last few days before the exam, candidates must at first tally with the syllabus and ensure that they have not left out any important topics. Candidates must identify those topics that they are weak in and focus on revising these topics in a smart way. One of the smartest ways to prepare for weak topics in a short time is to study from solved papers and previous year papers of CTET.
Focus on revising commonly repeated topics
Candidates can also utilise the previous year papers to identify the most important topics from the last few years. For example, in Child Pedagogy, topics like Development Stages, Special Needs, Thinker & Thoughts carry around 5 to 8 questions every year. Aspirants must identify these topics across all the major sections and focus on extensive revisions during the last few days.
Work on time management
In CTET, each paper consist of 150 questions and the duration of the exam for each paper is 2.5 hours. This means that candidates have to answer 150 questions in 150 minutes. Therefore, time management is an essential success factor in CTET exam. Candidates are advised to solve CTET mock tests during these last few days and work on the time management strategy. Attempt sections such as Pedagogy that carries the highest marks weightage with the aim of securing a high number of good attempts in such sections.
Clear out confusions in fundamental concepts
Referring to the scheme and pattern of the CTET exam, sections such as Child Pedagogy, Mathematics/Science and Social Studies are concept intensive. One must be well versed with the fundamental concepts of these subjects in order to attempt tricky questions with ease. As such, one must work hard to clear out any confusion in conceptual understanding of such subjects during the last few days before the exam.
Use flash cards/short notes
Candidates must also utilise the last few days to improve memory/recall of important points, formulas, equations etc. The use of flash cards is a tried and tested method to memorise such important facts. Candidates may also utilise the short notes from earlier preparations to revise important facts and figures during the last few days.