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KVS TGT 2018 Exam: Subjectwise Preparation Tips and Strategy

Dec 6, 2018 18:27 IST
    KVS TGT 2018 Exam Preparation Tips and Strategy
    KVS TGT 2018 Exam Preparation Tips and Strategy

    This year KVS has announced total 1900 Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Vacancies for the subjects Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science, Maths, Social Studies, Physical & Health Education, Art and Work Experience. The KVS Trained Graduate Teacher written exam is going to be held on 22nd and 23rd December 2018. KVS Teaching Posts can be a good opportunity for those candidates who aspire to become a Government School Teacher. A KVS Teacher profile can offer you a government teaching job with a good salary package.

    In this article, we have listed down the most important tips and strategy for KVS TGT 2018 Exam Preparation. Let's first have a look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for KVS TGT 2018 Exam:

    KVS TGT Teacher Exam Pattern 2018 (For Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies)

    Test

    Subjects

    Number of Question

    Total Marks

    Time

    Part - I

    General English

    10

    10

    2 Hours 30 minutes

    General Hindi

    10

    10

    Part - II

    General Knowledge & Current Affairs

    40

    40

    Reasoning Ability

    40

    40

    Computer Literacy

    10

    10

    Pedagogy

    40

    40

    Total

    150

    150

    KVS TGT Teacher Exam Pattern 2018 (For Physical & Health Education, Work Experience, Art Education)

    Test

    Subjects

    Number of Question

    Total Marks

    Time

    Part - I

    General English

    10

    10

    2 Hours 30 minutes

    General Hindi

    10

    10

    Part - II

    General Knowledge & Current Affairs

    10

    10

    Reasoning Ability

    10

    10

    Computer Literacy

    10

    10

    Concerned Subject

    100

    100

    Total

    150

    150

    Note:

    • Interview round will be of 60 Marks
    • The final merit list will be based on the performance of the candidates in Written Test and Interview.
    • The weightage of Written Test and Interview will be 85:15.

    Click here to know the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus of KVS PGT/TGT/PRT 2018 Exam

    Subject-wise Preparation Strategy for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    From the above exam pattern, it can be assessed that the candidates are required to prepare themselves for 6 categories other than the specific subject chosen by them for TGT Teaching posts. So, let’s have a look at the subject-wise preparation strategy and tips for KVS TGT 2018 Exam:

    Click here to Download the Previous Year Question Papers for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Exam

    1. General English

    In this section, the candidates' ability to understand Basic English Language and Grammar would be tested. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important General English Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    Vocabulary

    Idioms and Phrases

    10 of 1 mark each for all the subjects

    Fill in the Gaps in sentences

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    Grammar

    Active/Passive Voice

    Direct/Indirect Sentence

    Verb, Tenses, Voice, Subject-Verb Agreement, Articles

    Spotting the Errors

    Sentence Rearrangement

    Parajumbled Sentences

    Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Improve your Vocabulary: Take the help of Thesaurus, Word List and Online Flashcards to improve your vocabulary. These are some easy ways to study and memorize words. Keep a pocket note book in which you can jot down a few words every day, say 10-20. The most important thing is you must go through the list frequently.
    • Improve your English Grammar: A proper understanding of Grammar Usage is required for attempting questions from the section – ‘English Language and Comprehension’.  These types of questions are quite common in all competitive exams and mostly come in the form of questions like ‘spotting the errors’. Finding an error in a sentence is a step-by-step process. Students must follow grammar rules while solving such type of questions.
    • Improve your Reading Comprehension Skills: In order to crack the reading comprehension part and to develop reading skills, it is very much required to develop the habit of reading every day. Prefer reading newspaper and feature stories, opinion pieces in editorials, business magazines, etc.

    Click here to Practice Important General English Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Exam

    2. General Hindi

    In this section, the candidates' ability to understand basic Hindi language and Grammar would be tested. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important General Hindi Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    Vocabulary

    Phrases/Muhavare

    10 of 1 mark each for all the subjects

    Fill in the Blanks

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    Grammar

    Plural Forms

    Spotting the Errors

    Translation

    Translation of Sentences

    Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Improve your Vocabulary: Try to improve your Hindi vocabulary by. Keep a pocket note book in which you can jot down a few words every day, say 10-20. The most important thing is you must go through the list frequently.
    • Improve your English Grammar: A proper understanding of Hindi Grammar Usage is required to attempt questions from the topics like spotting the error, singular and plural, etc.
    • Improve your Reading Comprehension Skills: In order to crack the reading comprehension part and to develop reading skills, it is very much required to develop the habit of reading in Hindi every day.
    • Improve your translation skills: Try to translate two to three passages every day from Hindi to English and two to three passages from English to Hindi. This will help in increasing your translation speed and accuracy.

    Click here to Practice Important General Knowledge Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Exam

    3. General Knowledge & Current Affairs

    In this section, questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important General Knowledge & Current Affairs Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    General Knowledge

    Indian History

    40 of 1 mark each for TGT Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies

     

    10 of 1 mark each for Physical & Health Education, Work Experience, Art Education

    Indian National Movement

    Budget and Five Year Plans

    General Polity

    Indian Economy

    Capitals of India

    Science & Technology

    Abbreviations

    Capitals & Countries

    Current Affairs

     

    Current Affairs – International

    Current Affairs – National

    Sports

    Awards and Honors

    Science & Technology – Inventions & Discoveries

    International & National Organizations

    Important Days

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Read to Increase Knowledge: Read magazines, newspapers, weekly GK Blog online and watch news channels for SSC General Knowledge.
    • Create and Revise Notes: It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in Current Affairs. Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefit. You have to memorize these points by revising frequently.

    Click here to Practice Important Current Affairs Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT 2018 Exam

    4. Reasoning Ability

    Candidates are tested for their reasoning ability and decision making power under this section. Questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning section will be part of the exam. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    Verbal Reasoning

    Analogy

    40 of 1 mark each for TGT Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies

     

    10 of 1 mark each for Physical & Health Education, Work Experience, Art Education

    Classification

    Alphabet Test

    Series Completion

    Blood Relations

    Arithmetical Reasoning

    Coding- Decoding

    Insert the missing Character/ Number

    Direction test

    Cause and Effect

    Statement and Conclusion

    Non-Verbal Reasoning

    Figure Embedding

    Paper Based Folding

    Mirror Reflection

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Improve your logical skills: As this section test candidates’ ability to think and problem solving skills, therefore it is required by the students to sharpen their logical and analytical skills.
    • Command over concepts: Both Verbal and Non Verbal Types of Concepts should be focused by the candidates. The understanding of Directions should be accurate, i.e., identifying which direction is West, North, East or South. Series is the most important topic, but it is also very difficult to master. You should make sure you practice each and every concept thoroughly and try not to rush through the topics.
    • Don’t make unnecessary assumptions: Always remember that the given question will be solved by the data given only, don’t make unnecessary assumptions or judgment while solving the problem. Use smart and appropriate tricks and method for solving any problem.

    Click here to Practice Important Reasoning Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Exam

    5. Computer Literacy

    Under the Computer Literacy Section, questions are mainly asked to understand the basic computer knowledge of the candidate. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important Computer Literacy Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    Computer Knowledge

    Computer Basics

    10 of 1 mark each for all the subjects

    Using Paint Brush or More in paint

    About Desktop and Computer Peripherals

    Word Processor

    Formatting Word Document

    Internet

    Computer History

    Word Processor

    Exploring Windows

    Powerpoint Presentation

    Click here to Practice 200 Most Important Computer Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT 2018 Exam with Answers

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Gain Practical Knowledge: Studying computer from books won’t help you much in your preparation unless you have the practical knowledge of the Computer Applications. Try to learn Excel & Word and practice their shortcuts on a desktop or laptop.
    • Practice Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests: Make a habit Practicing Previous Year Paper and mock test every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve previous year papers as there are many questions which are repeated. Regular practice will help in achieving accuracy and high score in the exam.

    6. Pedagogy

    Under the Pedagogy Section, questions are mainly asked from the topics like Pedagogical Concerns, Inclusive Education, Communication & interaction and Understanding Learning. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

    Important Pedagogy Topics for KVS TGT 2018 Exam

    Category

    Topic

    Number of Questions Asked

    Pedagogical Concerns

    Curriculum: Meaning, Principles, types of curriculum organization, approaches

    40 of 1 mark each for TGT Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies

    Planning: lnstructional Plan- Year Plan, Unit Plan, Lesson Plan

    Instructional material and resources: Text Books, Work books, Supplementary material AV aids, Laboratories, Library, Clubs-Museums-Community, Information and Communication Technology

    Evaluation: Types, tools, Characteristics of a good test, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, Analysis and interpretation of Scholastic Achievement Test.

    Inclusive Education

    Understanding diversities: concept types (disability as a dimension of diversity)

    Disability as a social construct, classification of disability and its educational implications:

    1. Sensory Impairment (Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and Deaf Blind)

    2. Cognitive Disabilities: (Autism Spectrum Disorder; Intellectual Disability and Specific Learning Disability)

    3. Physical Disabilities: celebral palsy and loco motor

    Philosophy of inclusion with special reference to children with disability

    Process of Inclusion: concern issues across disabilities

    Constitutional Provisions

    Communication & Interaction

    Theory of Communication, Types of Communication, Communication & language, Communication in the classroom, barriers in communication

    Understanding Learning

    Concept, Nature of Learning – input-process-outcome, Factors of Learning – Personal and Environmental, Approaches to learning and their applicability — Behaviourism (Skinner, Pavlov, Thorndike), Constructivism (Plaget, Vygotsky), Gestalt (Kohier, Koffka) and Observational (Bandura), Dimensions of Learning — Cognitive. Affective and Performance, Motivation and Sustenance- its role in learning, Memory & Forgetting, Transfer of Learning. Design of Learning activities and classroom processes, pedagogic practices, and creating democratic learning environments that include diverse children’s knowledge and social experiences in the classroom

    Click here to Practice Important Pedagogy Questions for KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Exam with Answers

    So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace this section:

    • Clear your concepts and theories: This section can be easily cleared if you have cleared all the basic concepts and theories relating to teaching aptitude. The syllabus looks quite vast but then also candidates can clear this section with proper preparation.
    • Practice Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests: Make a habit Practicing Previous Year Paper and mock test every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve previous year papers as there are many questions which are repeated. Regular practice will help in achieving accuracy and high score in the exam.

    The above preparation tips and strategy will definitely help you in achieving high score and cracking KVS Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) 2018 exam. Candidates are advised to make a study plan after going through the above tips and strategy to ace this exam.

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