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NVS PGT 2019: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

In this article, we have shared the detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus of NVS Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) 2019 Written Exam and Interview Process. NVS has invited online applications for the posts of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) for 218 vacancies.

Jan 23, 2019 16:11 IST
    NVS PGT 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
    NVS PGT 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) has invited online applications for recruitment to the posts of Principal, Assistant Commissioner (Administration), PGTs, Assistant & Computer Operator for the year 2019. There are total 218 vacancies for Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) out of total 251 vacancies. NVS is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education & Literacy, Govt. of India. It has 08 Regional Offices at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune & Shillong and more than 630 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) functional all over India except in the State of Tamil Nadu. JNVs are co-educational, fully residential schools up to Senior Secondary level and are located mainly in rural areas.

    Below are the Important Dates of NVS PGT 2019 Exam:

    NVS PGT 2019 Exam

    Important Dates

    Online Registration Date

    15th January to 14th February 2019

    Fee Deposit Opening and Closing Date

    15th January to 15th February 2019

    Admit Card Download Starts (Tentative)

    From 10th March, 2019

    Date of Written Test (Tentative)

    In last week of March, 2019

    Let’s look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the NVS 2019 Exam:

    NVS 2019 Exam Pattern

    Click here to know the Eligibility Criteria for NVS PGT 2019 Exam

    NVS Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) 2019 Exam Pattern

    The written test will consist of one paper for PGTs separately including Objective type multiple choice questions as under:




    Time Duration

    General English


    3 Hours

    General Hindi


    General Awareness


    General Intelligence, Numerical Ability & Reasoning


    Teaching Aptitude


    Concerned Subject Knowledge


    Total Marks



    • The difficulty level of the question papers for PGTs will be of Post Graduation standard.
    • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in written examination and interview put together.
    • The Written Examination for the recruitment to the above mentioned posts is likely to be held at following 42 cities.

    Click here to know the Online Application Process for NVS 2019 Exam

    NVS Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) 2019 Syllabus

    Let’s have a look at the syllabus of NVS PGT 2019 Exam:

    NVS PGT 2019 Syllabus

    Subjects (180 Marks)


    General English

    (20 Marks)

    Verb, Tenses, Voice, Subject-Verb Agreement, Articles, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks. Adverb, Error Correction, Sentence Rearrangement, Unseen Passages, Vocabulary, Antonyms, Synonyms, Grammar, Idioms & Phrases, etc.

    General Hindi

    (20 Marks)

    Antonyms, Vocabulary, Grammar, Synonyms, Translation of Sentences, Fill in the Blanks, Error Detection, Comprehension, Phrases/Muhavare, Plural Forms etc.

    General Awareness

    (30 Marks)

    Important Days, Indian History, Books and Authors, Indian National Movement, Awards and Honors, Budget and Five Year Plans, General Polity, Current Affairs – National & International, Indian Economy, Capitals of India, International & National Organizations, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Science & Technology, Sports, Abbreviations, Countries & Capitals.

    General Intelligence, Numerical Ability & Reasoning

    (30 Marks)

    Arithmetic Number Series, Spatial Orientation, Observation, Figures Classification, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Non-verbal series, Analogies, Discrimination, Visual Memory, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Coding and Decoding etc.

    Number Series, Letter and Symbol Series, Verbal Classification, Essential Part, Verbal Reasoning, Logical Problems, Analogies, Theme Detection, Cause and Effect, Artificial Language, Matching Definitions, Making Judgments, Statement and Conclusion, Logical Deduction, Statement and Argument.

    Teaching Aptitude

    (20 Marks)

    Pedagogical Concerns

    (a) Curriculum: Meaning, Principles, types of curriculum organization, approaches.

    (b) Planning: lnstructional Plan- Year Plan, Unit Plan, Lesson Plan

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

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

    Inclusive Education

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

    (b) Disability as a social construct, classification of disability and its educational implications.

    (c) Philosophy of inclusion with special reference to children with disability.

    (d) Process of Inclusion: concern issues across disabilities.

    (e) Constitutional Provisions

    (f) Education & Technology

    Communication & interaction

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

    Concerned Subject Knowledge

    (60 Marks)

    1. Hindi

    2. Physics

    3. Chemistry

    4. Mathematics

    5. Economics

    6. History

    7. Geography

    8. Commerce

    9. Biology

    10. IT

    Interview and Document Verification

    Based on the performance in written examination and also keeping in view the number of vacancies, the candidates will be called for interview in the ratio as decided by Samiti. The list of candidates called for Interview will be displayed in Samiti's website. The NVS will take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidates have qualified for interview. Final selection will based on the candidates performance in written examination and interview put together. The Samiti reserves the right to decide the cut off marks in written examination and interview separately. However, in the case of Assistant and Computer Operator, the selection to the post will be done on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the written examination only.

    After going through the above mentioned detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus of NVS PGT 2019 Exam, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. For instance, start your practice by solving some previous year question papers and analyse your strong & weak points. Regular practice will help in achieving accuracy and high score in the exam.


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