What is PTET?

Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test

Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test acronym a PTET is conduct by state Council of Education Research Punjab for determining the eligibility of the candidates for appointment as a teacher at Elementary, Secondary levels in any of the schools recognized by the Department of school education, Punjab.

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PTET Syllabus for Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

Child Development (Primary School Child): 15 Questions

  1. Principles of the development of children
  2. The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  3. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  4. Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  5. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  6. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  7. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  8. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  11. Gender as a social construct, gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  12. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners, for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  13. The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning, School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice.

b) The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs: 05 Questions

  1. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  2. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  3. Addressing the needs of children with ‘impairment’, learning difficulties, etc.

c) Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

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  1. Basic processes of teaching and learning, learning as a social activity, children’s strategies of learning, the social context of learning.
  2. How children think and learn, how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in the school performance
  3. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  4. Cognition & Emotions
  5. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  6. Factors contributing to learning- personal & environmental
  7. Motivation and learning

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 inference, comprehension, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. Learning and acquisition
  2. Role of speaking and listening, the function of language and how the children use it as a tool
  3. Principles of Language Teaching
  4. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, errors, language difficulties and disorders
  5. Language Skills
  6. Remedial Teaching
  7. The critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  8. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: listening, speaking, reading and writing
    1. Learning and acquisition
    2. Role of speaking and listening, the function of language and how children use it as a tool
    3. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties, errors and disorders
    4. The critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas in written and verbal form
    5. Principles of Language Teaching
    6. Language Skills
    7. Teaching-learning materials: multi-media materials, multilingual resource, the textbook for the classroom
    8. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: listening, speaking, reading and writing

Remedial TeachingTeaching-learning materials: multi-media materials, multilingual resource, textbooks for the classroom.III. Language- II (English): 30 Questions

a) Comprehension: 15 Questions

Two (02) unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on grammar, comprehension and verbal ability

b) Pedagogy of Language Development: 15 Questions

  1. IV Mathematics: 30 QuestionsContent 25 Questions
    1. Geometry
    2. Numbers
    3. Shapes & Spatial Understanding
    4. Multiplication
    5. Time
    6. Division
    7. Measurement
    8. Addition and Subtraction
    9. Weight
    10. LCM &HCF
    11. Volume
    12. Patterns
    13. Fractions
    14. Money
    15. Data Handling

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b) Pedagogical issues: 5 Questions

  1. Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking, reasoning patterns and understanding children’s thinking and strategies of making meaning and learning
  2. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  3. Community Mathematics
  4. Language of Mathematics
  5. Problems of Teaching
  6. Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  7. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
  8. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

V) Environmental Studies: 30 Questions

Content: 25 Questions

  1. Our Punjab
  2. Parts of Body (internal & external)
  3. Natural Resources
  4. Solar System
  5. Our Surroundings
  6. Basic needs
  7. Water
  8. Air
  9. Clothes, dresses & their care
  10. Food, resources, and care
  11. Habitats, types
  12. Group songs
  13. Health, good habits & personal hygiene
  14. Festivals (school, family & national)
  15. Looking after the trees, plants & animals
  16. Parts of plants
  17. Living and nonliving
  18. Geographical features and changes
  19. Disposal of solid waste
  20. Days and Nights
  21. Local Bodies (Rural & urban)
  22. Transportation, communication and its development
  23. National property
  24. Pollution
  25. Weather & climate
  26. Community Buildings
  27. First Aid
  28. Disaster management
  29. Diseases

b) Pedagogical Issues: 5 Questions

Concept and scope of EVS

  1. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  2. The significance of EVS integrated EVS
  3. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  4. Learning Principles
  5. Activities
  6. Approaches to presenting concepts
  7. Experimentation/Practical Work
  8. Discussion
  9. Teaching material/Aids
  10. CCE
  11. Problem

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