Punjab State TET Syllabus 2018-19

PSTET SyllabusBefore starting preparation for the test, candidates must have knowledge about the detailed Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Syllabus. To perform well in the test we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. To make yourself ready for the exam, we are providing complete and updated Punjab State TET Syllabus. It is important to have a complete understanding of the topics of various PSTET Subjects. The subjects with their updated syllabus are given below:-

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Punjab State TET 2018-19 Syllabus
Child Development and Pedagogy
(i) Child Development:

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of development of children
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teachers, Parents and Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language and 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.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous and Comprehension Evaluation: Perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and assessing learner achievement

(ii) Concept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with special needs:

  • 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

(iii) 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 and Emotions
  • Motivation and Learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – Personal and environmental
Language-I (Punjabi)
(i) Language Comprehension: Reading unseen passage – two passages: one prose/ drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

(ii) 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 or in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Teaching-Learning Materials: Text-books, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
Language-II (English)
(i) Comprehension: Two unseen prose passages (discursive/ literary/ narrative/ scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
(ii) 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 or in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Teaching-Learning Materials: Text-books, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
Mathematics (Primary Stage)
(i) Content
GeometryShapes and Spatial Understanding
Solids around usNumbers
Addition and SubtractionMultiplication
DivisionMeasurement
WeightTime
VolumeData Handling
PatternsMoney
(ii) Pedagogical Issues
Nature of Mathematics / Logical Thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learningPlace of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of MathematicsCommunity Mathematics
Evaluation through formal and informal methodsProblems of teaching
Error analysis and related aspects of teaching and learningDiagnostic and remedial teaching
Environmental Studies
(i) Content
Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals and PlantsFood
ShelterWater
TravelThings we Make and Do
(ii) Pedagogical Issues
Concept and scope of EVSSignificance of EVS integrated EVS
Environmental Studies and Environmental EducationLearning Principles
Scope and Relation to Science and Social ScienceApproaches of presenting concepts
ActivitiesExperimentation / Practical Work
DiscussionCCE
Teaching Material/ AidsProblems of teaching
Mathematics (Elementary Stage)
(i) Content
Number SystemAlgebra
GeometryMensuration and Data Handling
(ii) Pedagogical Issues
Nature of Mathematics / Logical ThinkingPlace of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of MathematicsCommunity Mathematics
EvaluationRemedial Teaching and Problems of teaching
Science
(i) Content
Food and MaterialsNatural Phenomena
The world of the livingMoving things, people and ideas
How things workNatural Phenomena
(ii) Pedagogical Issues
Nature and Structure of SciencesNatural Science / Aims and objectives
Understanding & Appreciating ScienceUnderstanding & Appreciating Science
Observation / Experiment / Discovery (Method of Science)Innovation
Text Materials / AidsEvaluation – cognitive/ psychomotor/ affective
ProblemsRemedial Teaching
Social Studies/ Social Sciences
History
When, Where and howThe Earliest Societies
The First Farmers and HerdersThe First Cities
Early StatesNew Ideas
The First EmpireContacts with Distant lands
Political DevelopmentsCulture and Science
New Kings and KingdomsSultans of Delhi
ArchitectureCreation of an empire
Social ChangeRegional Cultures
The Establishment of Company PowerRural Life and Society
Colonialism and Tribal SocietiesThe Revolt of 1857-58
Women and ReformChallenging the Caste System
The Nationalist MovementIndia after Independence
Geography
Geography as a social study and as a sciencePlanet: Earth in the Solar system
GlobeEnvironment in its totality: natural and human environment
Air and WaterAgriculture
Human Environment: settlement, transport and communicationResources: Types-Natural and Human
Social and Political Life
DiversityGovernment
Local GovernmentMaking a Living
DemocracyUnderstanding Media
State GovernmentUnpacking Gender
The ConstitutionParliamentary Government
The JudiciarySocial Justice and the Marginalised
Pedagogical Issues
Concept and Nature of Social Sciences / Social StudiesClassroom Processes, activities and discourse
Developing Critical ThinkingEnquiry / Empirical Evidence
Problems of teaching Social Sciences / Social StudiesSources – Primary & Secondary
Project WorkEvaluation