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BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern, Syllabus Topics

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has announced a total of 6061 vacancies for Head Masters in higher secondary schools. The authorities are expected to receive a large number of applications for the head teacher posts, so BPSC has decided to conduct a written examination for the selection of eligible candidates only. Understanding the BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024 and the exam pattern is essential before beginning the exam preparation. The subject-wise topics that are to be prepared for the BPSC written examination will be provided in the syllabus. The marking scheme is also very important as it helps the candidates to devise a preparation strategy.

BPSC Head Master Selection Process 2024

For the selection of candidates for the posts of head teachers, a written examination will be conducted. No further stages will there in the BPSC Head Master selection process, candidates just have to score the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination to get selected. The written examination will be for a total of 150 marks. The BPSC Head Master exam will include two parts i.e. General Knowledge and the second part including B.Ed subjects. The final merit list will be released by the Bihar Public Service Commission after the written examination with the names of the selected candidates.

BPSC Head Master Exam Pattern 2024

The written examination for the BPSC Head Master posts will include 150 objective-type questions, candidates will be given a total of 2:30 hours to complete the exam. Check the complete BPSC Head Teacher exam pattern from the points & table below.

  • The written exam will be for a total of 150 marks and will include multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • The examination will be conducted for a total duration of 2:30 hours.
  • The marks for each correct answer is 1 and there are no negative marking criteria in the BPSC Head Master exam.
BPSC Head Master Exam Pattern 2024
Papers Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Paper I General Knowledge 100 100
Paper 2 B.Ed subjects 50 50
Total 150 150

BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024

The BPSC Head Master written examination includes general knowledge & B.Ed subjects. Candidates are advised to go thoroughly through the complete topic wise BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024 provided in the article below.

BPSC Head Master Syllabus for General Knowledge

Questions from topics like Indian polity, geography, general science, etc. will be asked in the first part of the BPSC Head Master written exam i.e. general knowledge. The other topics to be prepared for general knowledge subject are listed below.

  • General Science
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Indian- National movement and the part played by Bihar in it.
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Elementary Mathematics and Mental Ability Test.

BPSC Head Master Syllabus for B.Ed Subjects

For the B.Ed subjects, questions are asked from various units including a diverse range of topics. The unit-wise list of topics are provided in the table below.

BPSC Head Master Syllabus for B.Ed Subjects
Units Topics
Unit 1
  • Children and their childhood: cultural and historical understanding
  • Context of Child Rights
  • Education, School, and Society
  • Understanding the role and effects of various factors in the process of socialization in school
  • Education- General Concept, Objectives and Nature of school education.
  • Various bases/approaches to understanding education are Philosophical, Psychological, Sociological, Literature of Education, History of Education, etc.
  • Concept of Knowledge: Philosophical Perspectives
Unit 2
  • Mahatma Gandhi-Hind Swaraj: Underlining the relationship between social philosophy and education
  • Gijubhai Badheka: outlining the idea of experimentation in daydreaming education
  • Rabindranath Tagore: underlining the role of freedom and autonomy in learning education
  • From the book Maria Montessori-The Receptive Mind, a chapter titled ‘Sequences of Development: Outlining the Special Practices in Children’s Learning’
  • Statement given to Jyotiba Phule-Hunter Commission (1882) Educational, Social and Cultural Highlighting Inequality
  • Dr. Zakir Hussain – Educational Articles: Underlining the Importance of Child-Centered Education
  • J. Krishnamurthy – What is education, outlining the role of dialogue in teaching-learning
  • John Dewey–Education is a necessity of life from education and democracy Article titled: Education and underlining the interaction of society
Unit 3
  • Curriculum and Curriculum: Concepts and Miscellaneous Basis.
  • The Role of Work and Education in the Curriculum The Problem of Action-Centered
  • Pedagogy Psychosocial Factors Affecting Childhood
  • Child Development Concept Factors Affecting Various Dimensions of Development
  • Understanding of Growth and Development Interrelationship Methods of Study
  • Understanding of children’s physical and cognitive development
  • Creativity concept of special importance in the context of children
  • Meaning of play Concept, characteristic, importance in the context of children’s development
  • Various dimensions of personality development Special reference to Ericsson’s theory
  • Aspects of Emotional Development in Children John Balby’s Theory and Other Ideas
  • Moral Development and Children’s Concept of Right and Wrong, Jean Piaget and Kohlberg’s Theory
Unit 4
  • Need and objective of ECCE
  • Understanding of a balanced and contextualized ECCE curriculum
  • Short and long term objectives and planning of the ECCE curriculum
  • Creating a developmental, child-centred, and inclusive environment in the classroom
  • Different dimensions of development and learning in the early years
  • Children with special needs (disabled) and early childhood care and education
  • Physical Education Concept and Importance
  • Current Status of Early Childhood Care and Education in Bihar
  • Challenges and innovations of early childhood education in the state
  • Expectations of institutions (academic and social) in the preparation of schools in the state
Unit 5
  • Critical understanding of the organizational aspects of school culture, concept structure and components.
  • Changes in the school system under the Right to Education
  • School organization and management in line with inclusive education?
  • Change in a school environment and classroom teaching through art-integrated education
  • The nature of classroom teaching is traditional, child-centred, democratic, creative, etc.
  • Co-curricular and co-scholastic activities Importance, planning, and implementation (activities, arts, sports, etc.)
  • System of assessment and evaluation in the school Continuous and comprehensive assessment, progress sheet
  • Teacher Professional Development Concept Requirement, Policy Discussion, and Border
  • School Leadership System and Teacher Administrative, Collective Pedagogical Transformational
Unit 6
  • Nearby District Level Institutions Cluster Resource Center (CRC). Block Resource Center (BRC), District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), College of Elementary Teacher Education (PTEC)
  • State Level Institutions State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT). Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC). Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Bihar Sanskrit Education Board (BSSB). Bihar State Madrasa Education Board (BSMEB). Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination (BBOSE)
  • National Level Institutions National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). National Institute of Educational
  • Planning and Administration (NIEPA). National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
Unit 7
  • Different forms of inclusion and exclusion in Indian society (marginalized society, gender, children with special needs – handicapped)
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inequality in Classrooms Curricular and Pedagogical Context
  • Nature and process of assessment for inclusive education
  • Reference to children with special needs in inclusive education Historical development, current status, Challenges, the context of Bihar
  • Gender discrimination is prevalent in the education system and school curriculum, textbooks, classroom procedures
  • With special reference to student-teacher interaction Role of education in gender sensitivity and equality –
  • Education concept for equity, equality and social justice Needs and constraints
  • Contemporary discourse on the identity of teachers, Concept of an ideal teacher
Unit 8
  • National Curriculum Framework – 2005 and Bihar Curriculum Framework 2008 with special reference to Science, Environment, Mathematics, Language and Social Science Pedagogy
  • Importance and use of audio-video, and multimedia tools in teaching-learning
  • Integration of ICT with learning planning and other schoolwork

BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024- FAQs

Q1: What are the subjects included in BPSC Head Master Syllabus 2024?

General knowledge and B.Ed subjects are included in the syllabus of BPSC Head Teacher written exam.

Q2: How many questions will be there from B.Ed subjects in the Head Master written exam?

There will be a total of 50 questions in the written examination for BPSC Head Master posts.

Q3: What type of questions will be there in BPSC Head Master written exam?

There will be multiple-choice/ objective-type questions in the written exam.

Q4: What is the selection process for BPSC Head Master posts?

The candidates will be selected for the BPSC Head Master posts based on the written examination.

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