Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test

PSTET - Syllabus

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test

Form Date: 15 Oct - 23 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 15 Oct - 23 Nov 2020

PSTET 2020 Syllabus: Topics and Subjects wise Syllabus

Updated On - June 30 2020 by Kartik Arya

PSTET 2020 Syllabus is released by Punjab School Education Board. The syllabus will remain same as the previous year. Every year thousands of aspiring candidates appear in the paper become a teacher. There will be two papers. For the candidates to prepare better and smart, a synopsis of PSTET 2020 syllabus for the exam and chapter-wise weight is the most important step. Candidate must read the below-given article to know PSTET 2020 Syllabus in detail. 

PSTET Syllabus 2020

Given below is the table of papers and their subjects combination that will be asked in the examination.

Paper Wise Subjects in PSTET 2020 Exam
PaperSubjects
Paper 1

Child Development and Pedagogy

Mathematics

Language 1 (Hindi)

Language 2 (English/ Sanskrit/ Urdu)

Environmental Studies

Paper 2

Science and Mathematics OR Social Science

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language 1 (Hindi)

Language 2 (English/ Sanskrit/ Urdu)

 

Candidates need to go through the complete article to know all about the PSTET Syllabus, chapter-wise weightage and books that are recommended for the preparation of Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test.

PSTET 2020 Syllabus

Given below the subjects and topic for both the paper in detail. Candidate can check the whole syllabus from the below given section. There will be two papers- Paper 1 for primary teacher  and paper 2 for upper primary teacher.

Child Development (Primary School Child)
  • 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-centered 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.
  • 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

b. Concept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with special needs
c. Learning and Pedagogy

II. Language- I (Punjabi)
a. 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)
b. 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
III. Language – II (English) 30 Questions
a. Comprehension: Two unseen prose passages (discursive/literary/narrative/scientific) with
questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b. Pedagogy of Language development
IV. Mathematics

Part-1:

  • Geometry
  • Shapes and Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

Part-2: Pedagogical Issues

V. Environmental Studies
Part-1:
  • Family and Friends
    • Relationships
    • Work and Play
    • Animals
    • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Things we Make and Do
Part-2: Pedagogical Issues
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies and Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope and relation to Science and Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation / Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching Material / Aids
  • Problems of teaching
Paper-2: Upper Primary Level
I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions
a. Child Development (Elementary School child)
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of development of child
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment
  • Socialization processes : Social world and children (Teachers, Parents and 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 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.
  • 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

b. Concept of Inclusive Education and understanding children with special needs
c. Learning and Pedagogy

II. Language-I (Punjabi) 30 Questions

a. 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)
b. Pedagogy of Language development

III. Language – II (English) 30 Questions

a. Comprehension: Two unseen prose passages (discursive/literary/narrative/scientific) with
questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b. Pedagogy of Language development

IV. Mathematics & Science 60 Questions
i. Mathematics 30 Questions
a. Content
  • Number System
    • Knowing our Numbers
    • Playing with Numbers
    • Whole Numbers
    • Negative Numbers and Integers
    • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Introduction to Algebra
    • Ratio and proportion
  • Geometry
    • Basic Geometrical Ideas (2-D)
    • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
    • Symmetry : (reflection)
    • Construction (using straight edge scale,
    protactor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data Handling
Pedagogical Issues:
  • 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
  • Food • Sources of food • Components of food • Cleaning food
  • Materials- • Materials of daily use
  • The world of the living
  • Moving things, people and ideas
  • How things work • Electric currents and circuits • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources
b. Pedagogical Issues
  • Nature and Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science / Aims and objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches / Integrated Approach
  • Observation / Experiment / Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Materials / Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems • Remedial Teaching
V. Social Studies / Social Sciences 60 Questions
a. Content
i. History
  • 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
b. Pedagogical Issues
  • Concept and Nature of Social Sciences / Social Studies
  • Classroom Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical Thinking
  • Enquiry / Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Sciences / Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Project Work
  • Evaluation

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