Goa TET 2018-19 Complete Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The Goa TET exam will be conducted in February 2019 tentatively. For more information on the Goa TET exam, you should visit the education.Goa.gov.in website regularly. Let us learn more about the Goa TET exam pattern and syllabus in this article.

Feb 19, 2019 16:04 IST
    Goa TET Exam Pattern and Syllabus
    Goa TET Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    The Government of Goa had accepted the online application for Goa TET 2018-19 from December 2018 to January 2019 and the Goa TET exam will be conducted in February 2019 tentatively. For more information on the Goa TET exam, you should visit the education.Goa.gov.in website regularly.  The Goa TET is a state level exam that is conducted every year to recruit the candidates on teaching posts for classes 1-8. The Goa TET exam is mandatory for those candidates, who want to be a teacher in the state government schools. This test will be a qualifying exam in nature. It means that candidates have to score the cutoff marks only. There will be no relative marking and your performance will be measured individually. However, the Goa TET exam does not offer or guarantee any job in the Goa state on teaching positions.

    If you qualify the Goa TET exam, you will get a qualifying certificate, which will be valid for the next 5 years. It means that you do not need to attend the Goa TET exam again, if you have qualified for it at once. With the Goa TET certificate, you will be eligible to sit in all the interviews directly conducted for recruiting the teachers in Goa state. Now, you can gauge the importance of this exam. Since, it is known to all that the proper knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus is very essential to crack any competitive exam. In the same way, before going to the preparation, it is imperative to know about the Goa TET exam pattern and syllabus in detail. Let us learn more about the Goa TET exam pattern and syllabus in the following article.

    Goa TET 2018-19 Eligibility Criteria

    Goa TET 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    In the Goa TET exam, there will be two papers i.e. paper-1 and paper-2. Each paper will be conducted separately. In both papers, there will be 150 MCQs with four options. Among these options, only one option will be correct. Each question in the question paper will be of 1 mark. There will be no negative marking at all for the wrong answers. Candidates have to solve these papers within 2 hours and 30 minutes. Few important details of paper-1 and paper-2 are given below-

    Paper-1: This paper is mandatory for those candidates, who wish to become a primary teacher to teach for classes 1-5 in the Goa state schools.

    Paper-2: This paper is compulsory for those candidates, who have applied for the upper primary teaching posts. An upper primary teacher will be a teacher for classes 6-8.

    If any candidate desires to teach the both levels (Classes 1-8), he/she needs to sit in both the papers. He/she needs to attain the minimum qualifying marks to getting the Goa TET qualifying certificate.

    Now, let us move onto the Goa TET 2019 exam pattern and syllabus in details-

    Goa TET Paper-1 Exam Pattern (for teaching Classes 1-5)  

    Please find the Goa TET Paper-1 exam pattern in the following table-

    Section

    Subject

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    Total Duration

    (i)

    Child development and Pedagogy

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

     

    2 Hours and 30 Minutes

    (ii)

    Language I

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

    (iii)

    Language II

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

    (iv)

    Mathematics

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

    (v)

    Environmental Studies

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks


    Total

    150 MCQs

    150 Marks


    ** All subjects mentioned in the above table are compulsory to attend.

    Goa TET Exam Preparation Tips & Strategy

    Goa TET Paper-2 Exam Pattern (for teaching classes 6to 8)

    The Goa TET exam pattern of Paper-2 is as follows:

    Section

    Subject

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    Total Duration

    (i)

    Child development and Pedagogy (compulsory)

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

     

     

    2 Hours and 30 Minutes

    (ii)

    Language I (compulsory)

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

    (iii)

    Language II (compulsory)

    30 MCQs

    30 Marks

    (iv)

    (a)For Mathematics & Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science

                              Or,

    (b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher:- Social Science

    60 MCQs

    60 Marks

     

    Total

    150 MCQs

    150 Marks

     

    Goa TET Complete Syllabus

    The Goa TET syllabus is quite similar to the CTET syllabus. Besides this, you can also get the complete & detailed syllabus in Goa TET official bulletin @ education.Goa.gov.in. The complete syllabus for Goa TET 2019 exam is as follows-

    Goa TET 2018-19:Notification, Exam pattern, Cutoff Marks, Syllabus, Previous Year Papers, and More

    Goa TET 2019 Paper-I syllabus

    Paper-1 (for classes 1 to 5): Primary Classes

    I. Child Development and Pedagogy - 30 Questions

    (a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

    • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

    • Principles of the development of children

    • Influence of Heredity & Environment

    • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

    • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

    • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

    • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

    • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

    • Language & Thought

    • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

    • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

    • A Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

    • School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

    • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

    (b) The Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs - 5 Questions

    •Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

    • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

    • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

    (c) Learning and Pedagogy – 5 Questions

    • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

    • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

    • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

    • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

    • Cognition & Emotions

    • Motivation and learning

    • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

    II. Language I - 30 Questions

    (a) Language Comprehension

    Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive).

    (b) Pedagogy of Language Development

    • Learning and acquisition

    • Principles of language Teaching

    • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

    • Language Skills

    • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

    • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

    • Remedial Teaching

    III. Language – II - 30 Questions

    (a) Comprehension

    Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.

    (b) Pedagogy of Language Development -15 Questions

    • Learning and acquisition

    • Principles of language Teaching

    • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

    • Language Skills

    • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

    • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

    • Remedial Teaching

    IV. Mathematics - 30 Questions

    (a) Content

    • Geometry

    • Shapes & Spatial Understanding

    • Solids around Us

    • Numbers

    • Addition and Subtraction

    • Multiplication

    • Division

    • Measurement

    • Weight

    • Time

    • Volume

    • Data Handling

    • Patterns

    • Money

    (b) Pedagogical issues

    • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking

    and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

    • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

    • Language of Mathematics

    • Community Mathematics

    • Evaluation through formal and informal methods

    • Problems of Teaching

    • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

    • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

    V. Environmental Studies - 30 Questions

    (a) Content

    i. Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, and Plants

    ii. Food

    iii. Shelter

    iv. Water

    v. Travel

    vi. Things We Make and Do

    (b) Pedagogical Issues

    • Concept and scope of EVS

    • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

    • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

    • Learning Principles

    • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

    • Approaches of presenting concepts

    • Activities

    • Experimentation/Practical Work

    • Discussion

    • CCE

    • Teaching material/Aids

    • Problems

    Goa TET 2019 Paper 2 syllabus

    Goa TET 2018-19 Cutoff Marks

    Goa TET Teacher: Job Profile, Salary, and Promotions

    Paper II (for classes 6 to 8) – Upper Primary Classes

    I. Child Development and Pedagogy-  30 Questions

    (a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

    • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

    • Principles of the development of children

    • Influence of Heredity & Environment

    • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents,Peers)

    • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

    • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

    • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

    • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

    • Language & Thought

    • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

    • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

    • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;

    School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation:

    perspective and practice

    • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

    (b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs - 5 Questions

    • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

    • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

    • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

    (c) Learning and Pedagogy

    • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

    • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

    • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

    • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

    • Cognition & Emotions

    • Motivation and learning

    • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

    II. Language I - 30 Questions

    (a) Language Comprehension

    Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

    (b) Pedagogy of Language Development

    • Learning and acquisition

    • Principles of language Teaching

    • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

    • Language Skills

    • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

    • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials multilingual resource of the classroom

    • Remedial Teaching

    III. Language  II - 30 Questions

    (a) Comprehension

    Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

    (b) Pedagogy of Language Development

    • Learning and acquisition

    • Principles of language Teaching

    • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

    • Language Skills

    • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

    • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

    • Remedial Teaching

    IV. Mathematics and Science - 60 Questions

    (i) Mathematics

    (a) Content 20 Questions

    • Number System

    • Knowing our Numbers

    • Playing with Numbers

    • Whole Numbers

    • Negative Numbers and Integers

    • Fractions

    • Algebra

    • Introduction to Algebra

    • Ratio and Proportion

    • Geometry

    • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

    • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)

    • Symmetry: (reflection)

    • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

    • Mensuration

    • Data handling

    (b) Pedagogical issues - 10 Questions

    • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

    • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

    • Language of Mathematics

    • Community Mathematics

    • Evaluation

    • Remedial Teaching

    • Problem of Teaching

    (ii) Science - 30 Questions

    (a) Content

    • Food

    • Sources of food

    • Components of food

    • Cleaning food

    • Materials

    • Materials of daily use

    • The World of the Living

    • Moving Things People and Ideas

    • How things work

    • Electric current and circuits

    • Magnets

    • Natural Phenomena

    • Natural Resources

    (b) Pedagogical issues

    • Nature & Structure of Sciences

    • Natural Science/Aims & objectives

    • Understanding & Appreciating Science

    • Approaches/Integrated Approach

    • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)

    • Innovation

    • Text Material/Aids

    • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective

    • Problems

    • Remedial Teaching

    (ii) Science - 30 Questions

    (a) Content

    • Food

    • Sources of food

    • Components of food

    • Cleaning food

    • Materials

    • Materials of daily use

    • The World of the Living

    • Moving Things People and Ideas

    • How things work

    • Electric current and circuits

    • Magnets

    • Natural Phenomena

    • Natural Resources

    V. Social Studies/Social Sciences - 60 Questions

    (a) Content

    History

    • When, Where and How

    • The Earliest Societies

    • The First Farmers and Herders

    • The First Cities

    • Early States

    • New Ideas

    • The First Empire

    • Contacts with Distant lands

    • Political Developments

    • Culture and Science

    • New Kings and Kingdoms

    • Sultans of Delhi

    • Architecture

    • Creation of an Empire

    • Social Change

    • Regional Cultures

    • The Establishment of Company Power

    • Rural Life and Society

    • Colonialism and Tribal Societies

    • The Revolt of 1857-58

    • Women and reform

    • Challenging the Caste System

    • The Nationalist Movement

    • India After Independence

    Geography

    • Geography as a social study and as a science

    • Planet: Earth in the solar system

    • Globe

    • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment

    • Air

    • Water

    • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication

    • Resources: Types-Natural and Human

    • Agriculture

    Social and Political Life

    • Diversity

    • Government

    • Local Government

    • Making a Living

    • Democracy

    • State Government

    • Understanding Media

    • Unpacking Gender

    • The Constitution

    • Parliamentary Government

    • The Judiciary

    • Social Justice and the Marginalised

    (b) Pedagogical issues

    • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

    • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse

    • Developing Critical thinking

    • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

    • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

    • Sources – Primary & Secondary

    • Projects Work

    • Evaluation

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