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PSTET Exam Syllabus: Government of Punjab is going to be conducting Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test, in name of PSTET. The candidates who intend to be Teacher for classes 1 to 8 in Government or private schools in Punjab can apply.

There will be two papers in PSTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a 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).

More information regarding PSTET Syllabus  is mentioned below…

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

I. Child Development and Pedagogy: 30 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 abled 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: 15Questions
• 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

a) Child Development (Elementary 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 abled 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: 15Questions
• 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. (a) Mathematics and Science: 60 Questions

A. Mathematics: 30 Questions
.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

(B) 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

V. 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

b) 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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