PSTET 2015 EXAM PATTERN & SYLLABUS for Paper-I/ II

Download Latest Syllabus & Pattern for Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2015. PSTET 2016 Paper-I/ II (Stage) written Exam Syllabus & Pattern.

The Punjab Board of Secondary Education (PSEB) has issued latest exam syllabus & pattern for Punjab State TET 2015 Recruitment. There shall two papers – PAPER-1 is conducted for Primary Teacher Recruitment and Paper-II is for Elementary Teachers. There shall be no negative marking in PSTET 2015 Exam. Download complete exam syllabus for Punjab TET 2015 Stage-I/ II (Class 1st to 5th) and (Class 6th to 8th).

PSTET 2015 CERTIFICATE – Qualifying Marks Required.

Category Pass %
General 90/150(60%)
SC/ST/BC/OBC/Differently Abled 82/150 (55%)
  • School Managements (Governments, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided) May consider giving concessions to person belonging to Sc/ ST, OBC, differently abled person etc. in accordance extent reservation policy.
  • Should weightage TET scores in the recruitment process : However , qualifying TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/ employment as its only the one of the eligibility criteria for appointment

PATTERN of PSTET 2015 Exam.

There will be two papers of PSTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a candidate interested to become teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a candidate interested to become teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage.

Duration of examination-One-and-a-half hours: Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
TOTAL 150 MCQs 150 Marks
  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by the appropriate Government.
  • The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the State for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

Duration of examination – 90 Minutes.
Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks
(iv) Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 MCQs 60 Marks
TOTAL 150 MCQs 150 Marks
Nature and standard of questions:
  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
  • The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
  • The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI – VIII by the appropriate Government.
  • The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the state for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

LANGUAGE OF THE QUESTION PAPER:

Main question paper shall be Bilingual:

i. In language as decided by appropriate Government (Punjabi)
ii. English Language.

VALIDITY PERIOD OF PSTET CERTIFICATE:

  • The Validity Period of PSTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a PSTET Certificate. A person who has qualified PSTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.
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