Punjab State TET (PSTET) Structure

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF 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 PSTET.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) 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).

Paper I (for classes I to V); No. of MCQs – 150
Duration of examination: One-and-a-half hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks

(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Total 150 MCQ 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and earning 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 rom 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: I–V, by the Punjab State Government/SCERT.

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

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

Duration of examination: One-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content:

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks

(ii) Language-I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks

(iii) Language-II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks

(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60Marks

(b) For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science 60 MCQs 60Marks

(c) For any other teacher - either (a) or (b)

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.

QUALIFYING MARKS
A person who scores 60% or more in the PSTET exam will be considered as PSTET pass. School Management (Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided)

(a) May consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in
accordance with their extant reservation policy;

(b) Should give 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.

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2 thoughts on “Punjab State TET (PSTET) Structure

  1. punam verma

    90 marks are too much for holds a job.the government should do another source for candicates.as there is a big croud which suffer from unemployment.

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