PSTET Syllabus 2018, PSTET Pattern, Download PDF PSTET Exam Syllabus & Pattern

PSTET Syllabus 2018 | Download PSTET Syllabus 2018 PDF: Punjab State Teacher Ability Test (PTET) is going to release their PSTET Syllabus 2018, PSTET Exam Pattern 2018, and PSTET Examination Date 2018 under PSTET Recruitment 2018. PSTET examination are been conducted in the month of December 2018. PSTET Application form 2018 is available on the official online portal of PSTET. Applicants who would be able to apply before the last date of submission of application form (26 Dec, 2017) will be eligible for giving PSTET.  Here we are providing you direct link through which you would be to download PSTET Syllabus 2018, PSTET Exam Pattern, PSTET Result 2018 and answer key as well. We would recommend you to download the exam syllabus from here and start preparing accordingly. As your preparation will only help you to perform better in the examination.

PSTET Syllabus 2018 & Exam Pattern

There will be two examinations, each containing 150 questions for 150 marks. Total question paper will be of 300 marks. The time duration of exam will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Name of SectionPaper IPaper II
 No of QuestionNo of MarksNo of QuestionNo of Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy30303030
Language I30303030
Language II30303030
Environmental Studies3030
Mathematics and Science (Science Teacher)30306060
Social Science  (For Social Science Teacher)6060
Total150150150150

PUNJAB TET STRUCTURE & CONTENT of PSTET Syllabus 2018

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy: 30 Questions
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.

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

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
Language-I (Punjabi): 30 Questions
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)

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
Language- II (English): 30 Questions
Comprehension: 15 Questions

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

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
Mathematics: 30 Questions
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

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
Environmental Studies: 30 Questions
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

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

PUNJAB TET STRUCTURE & CONTENT of PSTET Syllabus 2018

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Child Development and Pedagogy: 30 Questions
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.

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

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
Language-I (Punjabi): 30 Questions
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)

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
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

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
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
Science: 30 Questions

(i) 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

(ii) 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
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

(iv) 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

PSTET Syllabus 2018 | Download PSTET Admit Card:

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