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Punjab State TET (PSTET) 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The online application form of PSTET exam will be made available in June, 2019 @educationrecruitmentboard.com. Please find the PSTET exam pattern and syllabus here in detail-

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PSTET Exam Pattern
PSTET Exam Pattern

Punjab TET 2019 is a state level teaching exam through which a candidate is declared eligible to teach for Classes 1-8 in Punjab state’s government schools. This exam is conducted under the supervision of the State Council of Educational Research & Training, Punjab. The online application form of PSTET exam will be made available in June, 2019 @educationrecruitmentboard.com. The PSTET exam is compulsory for those candidates, who wish to be a government teacher in state schools run by the Punjab government. However, the PSTET exam does not guarantee or offer a job in the Punjab state government.  

The PSTET test is a qualifying exam in nature. A PSTET qualified candidate will be eligible for the teaching posts in the Punjab schools and he/she can apply for the prospective teaching posts in the next five years from the date of issuing PSTET qualifying scorecard. With this PSTET qualifying certificate, you can directly appear in the interviews of teaching posts as per the state government notifications. Now, you can understand the importance of the PSTET exam. Since, all of us know that the exam pattern and syllabus play an important role in cracking any competitive exams. Hence, in the same way, before starting preparation for PSTET exam, it is necessary to know the PSTET exam pattern and syllabus in detail. Let us learn about PSTET exam pattern and syllabus here in the following article-

Punjab State TET (PSTET) Exam Pattern and Syllabus

In the PSTET exam, two papers will be conducted namely paper-1 and paper-2. In both papers, there will be 150 multiple choice questions. There will be four options associated with each question out of which only one will be correct. Each question will carry 1 mark. The total time duration will be 2 hours and 30 minutes for each paper. There will not be any negative marking for wrong answers. Please find information on the paper-1 and paper-2:

Paper-1: This paper is mandatory for those aspirants, who want to be a primary teacher to teach for classes 1st -5th.          

Paper-2: This paper is for upper primary teaching posts. As an upper primary teacher, you will be teaching for classes 5th-8th.

If any candidate wants to teach for both the levels (Classes 1st to 5th and Classes 6th to 8th), he/she has to appear in both the papers. Now, let us understand the PSTET 2019 Exam Pattern in detail-

PSTET Paper-1 Exam Pattern (for teaching Classes I-V)  

Please find the PSTET 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.

PSTET Paper-2 Exam Pattern (for teaching classes VI to VIII)

The Punjab State TET (PSTET) 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

 

PSTET Complete Syllabus

The PSTET syllabus is quite similar to the CTET syllabus. Besides this, you can also find the complete syllabus in PSTET official bulletin @educationrecruitmentboard.com. The complete syllabus for PSTET 2019 exam is as follows-

PSTET 2019 Paper-I syllabus

Paper-1 (for classes I to V): Primary Stage

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

PSTET 2019 Paper 2 syllabus

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) - Elementary Stage

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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