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Exam Syllabus Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test- PSTET


Paper I                   Classes I to V                Time 2.5 hours

Subject

MCQs

Marks

(i)

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

(ii)

Language I (Punjabi)

30

30

(iii)

Language II (English)

30

30

(iv)

Mathematics

30

30

(v)

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

 

Paper II                       Classes VI to VII                  Time 2.5 hours

Subject

MCQs

Marks

(i)

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

(ii)

Language I (Punjabi)

30

30

(iii)

Language II

30

30

(iv)

(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :

60

60

Mathematics and Science

(b)For Social Studies/Social Science teacher:

60

60

Social Science

(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)

Total

150

150

 

Syllabus
Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy30 Questions
a) Child Development (Primary School Child)15 Questions
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 able Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 10 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 (Punjabi): 30 Questions
a) Language Comprehension: 15 Questions
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: 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

III. Language- II (English): 30 Questions
a) Comprehension: 15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions 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 25 Questions
Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume, Data Handling, Patterns, Money, LCM &HCF, Decimal, Fractions

b) Pedagogical issues: 5 Questions
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: 25 Questions
Our Surroundings, Parts of Body (internal & external) , Natural Resources, Our Punjab, Solar System, Basic needs, Food, resources and care, Water, Air, Habitats types, Clothes dresses &their care, Group songs, Festivals (school, family & national) , Health, good habits & personal hygiene, Looking after the trees plants & animals, Living and nonliving, Parts of plants, Geographical features and changes, Days and Nights, Disposal of solid waste, Local Bodies (Rural & urban) , Transportation, communication and its development, Pollution, National property, Weather & climate, Community Buildings, Diseases, First Aid, Disaster management

b) Pedagogical Issues: 5 Questions
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

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy: 30 Questions
II. Language-I (Punjabi): 30 Questions
III. Language- II (English): 30 Questions
(Same as paper I)

IV. (a) Mathematics and Science: 60 Questions
(i) Mathematics: 30 Questions
a) Content: 25 Questions
Number System :Knowing our Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Whole Numbers, Negative Numbers and Integers, Fractions, Exponents; surds, squares, cube, square root, cube root, Profit & Loss, Compound Interest, Discount, Algebra, Introduction to Algebra; Algebraic identities, polynomials, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry,Basic geometrical ideas (2-D) , Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D) , Symmetry: (reflection) , Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses) , Quadrilateral, Mensurations; circle, sphere, cone, cylinder, triangles: Data handling, statistics

b) Pedagogical issues: 5 Questions
Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking, Place of Mathematics in Curriculum, Language of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Evaluation, Remedial Teaching, Problems of Teaching

(ii) Science: 30 Questions
a) Content: 25 Questions
Food : Sources of food, Components of food, Cleaning food, Materials, Materials of daily use, Air , Water, Change of matter, Structure of Atom, Molecule, Compounds, Metals & Nonmetals, Carbon, Soil, Acids, base, salt, The World of the Living organisms:micro organism and diseases, Food; production & management, Moving Things People and Ideas, Effect of population growth & human activities on environment, The Universe, Force, Motion, Work & Energy, Electric current and circuits, Magnets & magnetism, Light, Sound, Natural Phenomena, Natural Resources, Sources of energy, Environmental concerns; regional & national, Pollution

b) Pedagogical issues: 5 Questions
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

IV. (b)  Social Studies/ Social Sciences: 60 Questions
a) Content: 50 Questions
(i) History: 20 Questions
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

(ii) Geography: 15 Questions
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

(iii) Social and Political Life (Civics): 15 Questions
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

c) Pedagogical issues: 10 Questions
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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