Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
( For a person who intends to be a Teacher for Classes VI to VIII)
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy
(30 Multiple Choice Questions of 30 Marks will be asked from this part of the Question Paper)
Unit 1 06 Marks
Concept and differences between growth and development. Stages of development (Piaget & Bruner). Types of development – physical, social, cognitive and emotional, and their implication for learning.
Individual differences – meaning, factors affecting individual differences and its educational implecations. (Backward, mentally retarded, learning disabled, Gifted, creative, Delinquents) Inclusive education.
Unit 2 06 Marks
Learning – meaning, factors affecting learning, Theories of learning. Transfer of learning. Social learning (Banduras); Motivation
Unit 3 06 Marks
Personality : Meaning. Types, factors responsible for shaping it, measurement. Adjustment, concept of adjustment mechanism of adjustment. Mental health – concept, factors affecting mental health.
Unit 4 06 Marks
Intelligence : Meaning, Theories and Measurement.
Creativity : Meaning, components and development.
Interest, Attitude, Aptitude, Habits : Meaning and importance.
Unit 5 06 Marks
In the context of National Curriculum Framework-2005
Teaching : Concept, teaching learning process, Teacher’s Role, Teaching learning strategies and methods.
Assessment – Meaning, purposes, measurement and evaluation.
Action research -Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and responsbilities of teachers)
(30 Multiple Choice Questions of 30 Marks will be asked from this part of Question Paper )
Unit 1 06 Marks
Parts of Speech, Determiners, Tenses, Modal Auxiliaries
Unit 2 06 Marks
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms
Unit 3 06 Marks
Transformation of Sentences :
(a) Active Passive Voice
(b) Direct Indirect Narration
(c) Change of Degree
‘Wh’ questions and Question Tags
Unit 4 06 Marks
Vocabulary : Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, one word substitution , Spellings
Unit 5 06 Marks
Poetry : Figures of Speech , Literary Devices Elegy, Pun, Simile, Hyperbole, Sonnet, Ode, Metaphor, Alliteration Phonetic Transcriptions : Transcribing the given words phonetically through symbols.
(iv)a Mathematics and Science
(30 Multiple choice questions of Mathematics and 30 Multiple choice questions of Science will be asked from this part of the question paper. Each questio will be of one mark)
Unit 1 06Marks
Indices : Multiplication and division of numbers on equal bases, Laws of Indices.
Algebraric expresions : Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Identities
Factors : factors of simple algebraic expressions
Equations : Simple linear equation.
Progressions : Arithmetic Progession and geometric Progression, nth term, sum of n terms
Unit 2 06Marks
Interest : Simple interest, compound interest, Profit – Loss.
Ratio and Proportion : Division into proportional parts, Partnership.
Percentage, Birth and Death rate, Population growth, Depreciation,
Time and distance : Speed, Average Speed, Time, Relative speed.
Unit 3 06Marks
Lines and Angles : Line segment, straight and curved lines, types of angles.
Plane figures : Triangles, Congurence of triangles, Quadrilaterals and Circle.
Unit 4 06Marks
Area of Plane figures : Triangles, Rectangles, Parallelograms and Trapeziums.
Surface Area and Volume : cube, cuboid and right circular cylinder.
Unit 5 06Marks
Statistics : collection and classification of data, frequency distribution table, Tally marks, bar graph and histogram, circular graph (pai diagram).
Graph: Various types of graphs.
Unit 6 06Marks
Living Being : different parts of plants, nutrition in plants, respiration and excretion, plant cell and animal cell- their structure and work; cell division
Human body and health – Micro-organisms (bacteria, virus, fungi); Deceases spread by micro-organisms, (tuberculosis , measles , diptheria, cholera, typhoid); prevention from diseases; different systems of human body ; infectious diseases (reasons of spreading and prevention); Major components of food and diseases developed due to their deficiency; Balanced diet;
Unit 7 06 Marks
Force and Motion
Types of forces- muscular force, frictional force, gravitational force, magnetic force, electrostatic force);
Types of motion (linear, zig-zag, circular, vibrating, periodic) speed.
Types of energies- traditional and alternative sources of energy; energy conservation; Heat – applications of heat; transformation of heat, concept of temperature; melting, boiling and evaporation; condensation and sublimation; examples of thermal expansion in daily life; insulator and conductor of heat; Methods of heat transfer (conduction, convention and radiation).
Unit 8 06Marks
Light – sources of light, formation of shadow, reflection of light, image formation in plane mirror, spherical mirror (focus, focal length, radius of curvature), Image formed by spherical (convex and concave) mirrors; incidents related to refraction; images formed by convex and concave lenses; application of lenses Sound – Types of sound, sound propagation characteristics of sound, echo, noise and methods to reduce noise. Magnetism – properties of magnet, magnetic induction, various application of magnetism.
Unit 9 06Marks
Electricity – Electric cells ; direct current and alternate current; conductor, semiconductor and insulator and their uses; chemical, magnetic and thermal effects of electric current; electric fuse, electric energy and prevention of its misuse. Science and Technology – importance of science in daily life; artificial fibres, plastic, detergents, cement, etc.; Science and Technology in medical field (X-ray, C.T.Scan, Surgery, Ultrasound and LASER) ; In the field of Telecommunication – general information about fax machine, computer, internet, e-mail and website.
Unit 10 06 Marks
Structure of Matter – Atom and molecule; structure of atom; element, compound and mixture; separation of impurities of substances; symbols of elements; chemical formulae of compounds and chemical equations. Chemical Substances – Oxides of carbon, green house effect and global worming, hydrocarbon (general information); acid, base and salt; oxygen gas, nitrogen gas and nitrogen cycle.
IV (b) – Social Studies
(60 Multiple choice questions of 60 Marks will be asked from this part of the question paper)
Unit 1 05 Marks
Indian Society – Characteristics , family, Marriage, Status of women and Current Social Problems – castism, regionalism, Poverty, child misuse, urbanization.
Unit 2 05 Marks
Indian culture and civilization- Sources of Indian history, Indus valley civilization, vedic culture
Unit 3 05 Marks
Mauryan Empire and Gupta Empire -
Political history & administration, contribution to Indian culture Cultural achievement of Gupta’s age, Indian cultural contacts with the out side world.
Unit 4 05 Marks
The Bhakti and sufi Movement- social significance, Hindu – Muslim cultural systhesis
Unit 5 05 Marks
Mughal Empire – Mughal-Rajput relation; administration, social, economic and cultural conditions during the mughal period.
Unit 6 05 Marks
British Rule – British policies towards Indian states, Revolt of 1857 and its Impacts
Unit 7 05 Marks
Indian constitution- Nature, Fundamental rights and duties
Unit 8 05 Marks
Legislative, Executive & judiciary structure – Parliament-Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; constitutional position of the president and governers and their powers, Prime minister and cuncil of ministers, urban local government
Unit 9 05 Marks
Main component of the earth – lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere; types of rocks; Forces modifying earth’s surface-earth quake and volcano, rivers; underground water, glaciers, wind, sea waves.
Unit 10 05 Marks
Study of India – Physiographic regions, climate, natural vegetation, green revolution, multipurpose projects, industries, human resources.
Unit 11 05 Marks
Geography and Resources of Rajasthan – Physical areas, soils, climate, water sources and water conservation, forests and wildlife, agriculture, minerals, energy resources, transport and industries.
Unit 12 05 Marks
History and Culture of Rajasthan – Independence movement in Rajasthan; prominent personalities of Rajasthan; Heritage and Culture of Rajasthan (forts, palaces, fairs, festivals, folk-arts, handicrafts), Tourism.
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