SCERT PSTET Entrance Test 2016
The Department of School Education, Government of Punjab has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test ( PSTET ) to the SCERT.

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Punjab invites application for Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test ( PSTET ) to be conduced on August, 2016.

SCERT PSTET Eligibility 2016

The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for Appearing in PSTET.

SCERT PSTET Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I – V ( Primary Stage ) :

  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education ( by whatever name known ). OR
  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education ( by whatever name known ), in accordance with the NCTE ( Recognition Norms and Procedure ), Regulations, 2002. OR
  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education ( B.El.Ed ). OR
  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Education ( Special Education )*. OR
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education ( by whatever name known ).

SCERT PSTET Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI – VIII ( Elementary Stage ) :

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education ( by whatever name known ). OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education ( B.Ed ). OR
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education ( B.Ed ), in accordance with the NCTE ( Recognition Norms and Procedure ) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR
  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education ( B.El.Ed ). OR
  • Senior Secondary ( or its equivalent ) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4 year B.A. / B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed / B.Sc.Ed. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. ( Special Education )*.

Note :

  1. Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility to apply shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC / ST / OBC / Differently abled.
  2. *Diploma / Degree Course in Teacher Education : For the purposes of this Notification, a diploma / degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education ( NCTE ) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education ( Special Education ) and B.ED. ( Special Education ), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India ( RCI ) only shall be considered.
  3. Training to be Undergone : A person with D.Ed. ( Special Education ) or B.Ed. ( Special Education ) qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6 month Special Program in Elementary Education.
  4. The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies / Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November, 2001 ( as amended from time to time ) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.
  5. Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Bachelor Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc. are provisionally admitted and their PSTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid Examinations.
  6. The candidate not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test.

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SCERT PSTET Exam Pattern 2016

Structure and Content of SCERT PSTET

All questions in PSTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQs ), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of SCERT PSTET.

  1. Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  2. Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note : A person who intents 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 ).

Duration of SCERT PSTET Examination :

In accordance with NCTE Circular No.76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011 regarding Guidelines for conduct of Teacher Eligibility Test, the time duration for Paper-I & Paper-II, has been mentioned as 1.30 hours in TET.

The NCTE vide letter No.F.76-1/2011/NCTE/Acad, dated 9th April, 2013, has increased the time duration for TET Examination from 1.30 hours to 2.30 hours for a period of six months or till the report of the committee for this purpose, is submitted and a decision is taken thereon, whichever is earlier. Accordingly, as per the aforesaid NCTE Notification regarding extension of time duration to complete TET will be subject to the above mentioned condition / decision.

SCERT PSTET Paper I ( for classes I to V ); No. of MCQs 150 

Structure and Content ( All Compulsory )

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy30 MCQs30 Marks
(ii) Language I30 MCQs30 Marks
(iii) Language II30 MCQs30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics30 MCQs30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies30 MCQs30 Marks
Total150 MCQ150 Marks

Nature and standard of SCERT PSTET questions :

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 for Language-I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, ( As chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form ).

The Language – II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language-I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

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: IV, by the Punjab State Government / SCERT.

The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes: IV, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

SCERT PSTET Paper II ( for classes VI to VIII ) : No. of MCQs 150

Structure and Content :

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy ( compulsory )30 MCQs30 Marks
(ii) Language – I ( compulsory )30 Marks30 Marks
(iii) Language – II ( compulsory )30 Marks30 Marks
(iv)
(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher : Mathematics and Science
(b) For Social Studies / Social Science Teacher : Social Science
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or  (b)                             
60 MCQs
60 MCQs
60 MCQs
60 MCQs

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 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 for Language – I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.

The Language – II will be a language other than Language – I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language-II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be 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 Punjab State Government / SCERT.

The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the Punjab State for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.

SCERT PSTET Qualifying Marks

A person who scores 60% or more in the PSTET exam will be considered as PSTET pass.

Punjab Government, as decided to give concession of 5% in PSTET to the persons belonging to SC / ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy;

This weightage to the PSTET scores in the recruitment process; however, qualifying the PSTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment / employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

SCERT PSTET Applicability

The PSTET shall apply to the Schools owned and managed by the Punjab State Government / Local Bodies and aided school.

SCERT PSTET may also apply to the unaided private schools who may exercise the option of considering the PSTET.

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SCERT PSTET Application Form 2016

The eligible candidates shall apply on-line for the PSTET – I or PSTET – II or Both, at the website www.tetpunjab.com. It is suggested to candidates to carry recent testimonials, scanned photograph & signature with him/her while applying online, so that right information may be entered.

The candidates who are interested for both PSTET – I & PSTET – II, have no need to apply separately, only single registration is sufficient. The candidates are advised to fill information carefully because after successful registration the editing regarding category / test selection / optional subject in PSTET – I or PSTET – II is not possible.

SCERT PSTET 2016 Application Fee

CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General / BC / OBC CategoryRupee 600 /- ( Six hundred )Rupee 1200 /- ( One Thousand Two Hundred )
SC / ST Category / Differently AbledRupee 300 /- ( Three hundred )Rupee 600 /- ( Six hundred )
Ex – Servicemen Self-onlyNILNIL

SCERT PSTET 2016 Fee Payment Mode

  • Payment through Challan
  • Cash Deposit in AXIS Bank
  • Online payment through Credit / Debit Card and Net Banking

SCERT PSTET Admit Card 2016

The candidate will take the print out of admit card for PSTET – I and PSTET – II separately, affix recent photo on it and get it attested from any Gazetted Officer, ensuring clear display of the face, on the basis of which he / she will be allowed to enter in the examination hall.

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SCERT PSTET Syllabus 2016

PSTET Primary Stage Syllabus

Structure and Content of SCERT PSTET Syllabus

SCERT PSTET 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 : 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

IV 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

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

Content : 25 Questions

  • Our Sorroundings
  • Parts of the Body ( internak & external )
  • Natural Resourses
  • Our Punjab
  • Solar System
  • Baasic needs
  • Food, resources and care
  • Water
  • Air
  • Habitat, 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

 

PSTET Elementary Stage Syllabus

SCERT PSTET 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 : 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

IV. (a) Mathematics and Science : 60 Questions

(i) Mathematics : 30 Questions

Content : 25 Questions

Number System

  • 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

(ii) 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 and Caste Sysytem
  • 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

c) 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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SCERT PSTET Results 2016

SCERT PSTET 2016 Exam Date

SCERT Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test will be Conducted on August, 2016

SCERT PSTET 2016 Result

SCERT PSTET 2016 Results likely to be declared in the month of September, 2016.

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SCERT PSTET 2016 Important Dates

S.NoActivityDate of Activity
1Online registration process Start4th July, 2016 ( 10:00 AM ) to
21st July, 2016 ( Upto 5:00 PM )
2Deposit of Fee ( in bank )
For general category Rupee 600/-, SC / ST category / Differently Abled Rupee 300/-, for Ex – serviceman ( Self ) – NIL ( for each test )
5th July, 2016 ( 10:00 AM ) to 22nd July, 2016 ( Upto Bank Time )
5th July, 2016 ( 10:00 AM ) to 22nd July, 2016 ( through debit / credit card / net Banking )

Contact Details

State Council of Educational Research and Training,
Block – E, 6th Floor, Phase – 8,
Punjab School Education Board Complex,
Ajitgarh, ( Punjab )
Website : www.tetpunjab.com.

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