PSTET Syllabus 2022: Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) has released the PSTET Syllabus for Paper 1 & Paper 2 along with its notification. PSTET Paper 1 is for Class 1 to 5 teachers and PSTET Paper 2 is for Class 6 to 8 teachers. Before preparing for the PSTET 2022 Exam, the syllabus should be studied thoroughly so that the candidate has an idea on which part of the syllabus needs to be focused. The syllabus for PSTET for Paper 1 & Paper 2 has been explained in the below article along with a detailed PSTET Exam Pattern.

PSTET Syllabus 2022

Candidates who want to pursue a career in teaching under the Punjab government must take the PSTET exam. The qualified PSTET 2022 candidates will get a PSTET Certificate which will be valid for lifetime. Have a look at the glimpse of PSTET Syllabus 2022 & Exam Pattern as tabulated below. 

PSTET Syllabus 2022
Exam Conducting AuthorityPunjab State Education Board (PSEB)
Exam NamePunjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)
PSTET Exam Date 2022To be notified
Level of ExaminationState-level
Number of Papers
  1. Paper-I (Primary Level)
  2. Paper-II (Upper Primary Teacher)
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen and Paper)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Marks of each paper150
Total number of questions in each paper150
PSTET 2022 Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Time Allotted2 hours and 30 minutes
Language of the examBilingual (English and Hindi)
Official websitehttps://www.pseb.ac.in/pstet

PSTET Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates who are planning to appear in the PSTET 2022 exam must go with the exam pattern in detail. In the following section, We have provided the PSTET Paper 1 & Paper 2 Exam Pattern in detail.

PSTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

There will be five subjects i.e. Child Development and Pedagogy, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Language I, and Language II in PSTET Paper 1 exam pattern. Lets have a quick overview on PSTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern.

  • There will be 150 questions asked in the PSTET Paper 1 exam. The 30 questions of 30 marks will come from each subject.
  • The duration of the PSTET Paper 1 exam is 2 hr 30 mins (150 minutes).
  • One mark will be rewarded for each correct answer.
  • No mark will be deducted for wrong answers.

The PSTET Paper 1 exam pattern is given below in the table:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Environmental Studies3030
Mathematics3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Total150150

PSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Aspirants who want to teach secondary classes from 6th to 8th must choose PSTET Paper 2 exam. The PSTET Paper II exam has 4 subjects which are tabulated below. Check the PSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern details below.

  • There will be 150 questions asked in PSTET Paper 2 exam.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • The PSTET Paper 2 exam duration is 2 hr 30 mins (150 minutes).
  • There will be no negative marking in PSTET Paper 2 exam.

The PSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern is tabulated below:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030

Mathematics and Science

Or,

Social Studies

6060
Total150150

PSTET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 & Paper 2

The syllabus is the most important of any exam, the candidates should prepare with the help of the PSTET syllabus to consolidate their preparation. The candidates can plan their studies in order to complete the PSTET syllabus, after completion of the syllabus, solve the mock tests as much as possible and improve weak areas.  The detailed PSTET Syllabus 2022 in English is given below:

PSTET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

PSTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2022
PSTET SubjectsPSTET Topics
Child Development and Pedagogy

1) Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;
  • School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

2) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 

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

3) Learning and Pedagogy 

  • 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
  • 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.
Language – I

1) Language Comprehension 

  • 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)

2) Pedagogy of Language Development 

  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
  • 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 – II

1) Comprehension 

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

2) Pedagogy of Language Development 

  • 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
  • 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;
Mathematics

1) Content – 15 Questions

  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication

2) Pedagogical issues 

  • 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
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

Environmental Studies

 

 

 

1) Content 

i. Family and Friends

ii. Food

iii. Shelter

iv. Water

v. Travel

vi. Things We Make and Do

2) Pedagogical Issues 

  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aid
  • Problems
  • 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

PSTET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

PSTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2022
PSTET SubjectsPSTET Topics
Child Development and Pedagogy

1) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • 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.
  • 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

2) 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

3) Learning and Pedagogy

  • 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
Language – I

1) 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)

2) Pedagogy of Language Development

  • 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
Language – II

1) Comprehension

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

2) Pedagogy of Language Development 

  • 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching
Mathematics & Science

(i) Mathematics

1) Content

  • Number System
    • Knowing our Numbers
    • Playing with Numbers
    • Whole Numbers
    • Negative Numbers and Integers
    • Fractions
  • Algebra
    • Introduction to Algebra
    • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
    • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
    • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
    • Symmetry: (reflection)
    • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling

2) Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problem of Teaching

(ii) Science

1) Content

I. Food

  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food

II. Materials

  • Materials of daily use

III. The World of the Living

IV. Moving Things People and Ideas

V. How things work

  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets

VI. Natural Phenomena

VII. Natural Resources

2) Pedagogical issues

  • 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
Social Studies/Social Sciences

1) Content

I. History

  • 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 the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence

II. Geography

  • 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

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalized

2) Pedagogical issues-20 Questions

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Classroom Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

PSTET Cut Off Marks 2022 

The Punjab TET Cut Off Marks 2022 are given in detail in the below-mentioned table. The PSTET Cut Off 2022 marks are different as per the categories. The cut off marks for general categories are 60% while the cut off marks for reserved categories are 55%. The interested candidates can check the table below. 

CategoryMinimum MarksPercentage
General90 Marks out of 150 Total marks60 %
OBC/SC/ST82 Marks out of 150 Total marks55 %

 

PSTET Syllabus: FAQs

Ans. The detailed syllabus of PSTET 2022 is given in this article.

Ans. There will be 150 questions in each paper of the PSTET exam 2022. Candidates can appear for both exams.

Ans. The minimum cut off marks required for general categories are 60% while the cut off marks for reserved categories are 55%.

Ans. No, there is no negative marking for PSTET 2022.

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