About PSTET 2019

State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) conducts PSTET in offline mode to determine the eligibility of candidates as Teachers in classes 1 to 8. PSTET is conducted for two papers – Paper 1 and 2. Paper 1 is conducted for the primary stage for those who wish to become teachers from class 1 to 5 while paper 2 is conducted for the elementary stage for all those who wish to become teachers in classes 6 to 8. Candidates can also take the test for both papers – paper 1 and 2 if they wish to teach in classes I to VIII. In order to apply for PSTET, candidates must have completed their graduation degree with at least 50% marks. Only those candidates will qualify PSTET who will secure the category wise overall cut off marks determined by the exam conducting authority.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: State Council of Educational Research & Training, Punjab
PSTET PS TET Paper 1 - Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes +1 More

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PSTET 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

19 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Application - Start Date | Mode: Online

22 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Late Fee Application - Start Date | Mode: Online

30 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

15 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

PSTET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

PSTET Eligibility Criteria

In order to fill the application form of PSTET, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria determined by the exam conducting authority. PSTET eligibility criteria is determined by taking age and educational qualification of the candidates into consideration. The eligibility criteria of PSTET is determined for both the primary stage of teachers and the elementary stage.


PSTET Eligibility Criteria - Age 

There is no upper age limit in order to apply for PSTET


For primary stage (for teachers in class 1 to 5)

  • Candidates must have passed 12th class with minimum 50% and 4 year of elementary education training.

                                                              Or 

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education.

                                                               Or 

  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education.


For elementary stage (for teachers in class 6 to 8)


  • Candidates must be a graduate and have passed/appearing in final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education.

                                                                 Or

  • Graduation with not less than 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed.

                                                                 Or 

  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed as per NCTE 

                                                                 Or

  • Must have passed Senior Secondary with not less than 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.El.Ed.

                                                                  Or

  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

                                                                 Or

  • Must hold a Graduation Degree with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed. (Special Education)

PSTET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

PSTET Application Form

PSTET application form can be filled by the candidates in online mode. Before filling the application form of PSTET, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria. PSTET application form must be filled along with the payment of the prescribed application fees. The exam conducting authority will not accept any application form without the payment of the application fee.


The table below contains the prescribed application fee of PSTET as per the category of the candidates.

Category

Application fee (for paper 1 & 2)

For both papers 1 & 2

General/OBC

Rs. 600

Rs. 1200

SC/ST/PWD

Rs. 300

Rs. 600


In order to pay the application fee, candidates can use various payment gateways like Credit card/Debit card/Master/Visa.


Steps of filling PSTET Application Form

In order to fill the application form of PSTET, candidates can follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Uploading photo 

Step 3: Payment of application fee

Step 4: Final Submission

After filling the application and final submission, candidates must take a print out of the PSTET application form and the application fee receipt.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 600
SC, ST Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 300
General, OBC, SC, ST PWD Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 300

PSTET 2019 Syllabus

PSTET PS TET Paper 1 Syllabus

Child development and pedagogy
Child development Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of heredity and environment
Socialization processes
Social world & children
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 and 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 and religion
Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning
School-based assessment
Continuous and 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 inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 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
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 Punjabi
Language comprehension Reading unseen passages
Two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension
Inference
Grammar and verbal ability
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, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
remedial teaching
Language- II English
Comprehension Two unseen prose passages with questions on comprehension
Grammar and verbal ability
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, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching
Mathematics
Geometry
Shapes and spatial understanding
Numbers
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Measurement
Weight
Time
Volume
Data handling
Patterns
Money
LCM and HCF
Decimal
Fractions
Pedagogical issues Nature of mathematics/logical thinking
Understanding children's thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
Place of mathematics in curriculum
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
Environmental studies
Our surroundings
Parts of body (internal & external)
Natural resources
Our Punjab
Solar system
Basic needs
Food, resources and care
Water
Air
Habitats and their types
Clothes, dresses, their care
Group songs
Festivals
Health, good habits and personal hygiene
Looking after the trees, plants and animals
Living and non-living
Parts of plants
Geographical features and changes
Days and nights
Disposal of solid waste
Local bodies
Transportation, communication and its development
Pollution
National property
Weather and climate
Community buildings
Diseases
First aid
Disaster management
Pedagogical issues Concept and scope of EVS
Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
Environmental studies & environmental education
Learning principles
Scope and relation to science and social science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Activities
Experimentation/practical work
Discussion
Cce
Teaching material/aids
Problems

PSTET PS TET Paper 2 Syllabus

Child development and pedagogy
Child development Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of heredity and environment
Socialization processes
Social world & children
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 and 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 and religion
Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning
School-based assessment
Continuous and 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 inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 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
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 Punjabi
Language comprehension Reading unseen passages
Two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension
Inference
Grammar and verbal ability
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, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
remedial teaching
Language- II English
Comprehension Two unseen prose passages with questions on comprehension
Grammar and verbal ability
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, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial teaching
Mathematics
Number system
Knowing our numbers
Playing with numbers
Whole numbers
Negative numbers and integers
Fractions
Surds
Squares
Cube
Square root
Cube root
Profit and loss
Compound interest
Discount
Algebra
Introduction to algebra
Algebraic identities
Polynomials
Ratio and proportion
Geometry
Basic geometrical ideas 2d
Understanding elementary shapes 2D and 3D
Symmetry
Constructions
Mensuration
Circle
Sphere
Cone
Cylinder
Triangles
Data handling, statistics
Pedagogical issues nature of mathematics/logical thinking
place of mathematics in curriculum
language of mathematics
community mathematics
Evaluation
remedial teaching
problems of teaching
Science
Content Food
sources of food
components of food
cleaning food
materials
materials of daily use
air
water
change of matter
structure of atom
molecule
compounds
metals & nonmetals
carbon
soil
acids, base, salt
the world of the living organisms, micro organism and diseases
food; production & management
moving things people and ideas
effect of population growth & human activities on environment
the universe
force
motion
work & energy
electric current and circuits
magnets & magnetism
light
sound
natural phenomena
natural resources
sources of energy
environmental concerns; regional & national
pollution
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 science
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
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
Social and civics diversity
government
local government
making a living
democracy
state government
understanding media
unpacking gender
the constitution
parliamentary government
the judiciary
social justice and the marginalised
C) pedagogical issues: 10 questions
concept & nature of social science/social studies
class room processes, activities and discourse
developing critical thinking
enquiry/empirical evidence
problems of teaching social science/social studies
sources - primary & secondary
projects work
Evaluation

PSTET 2019 Exam Pattern

PSTET PS TET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

SCERT releases the exam pattern of PSTET. Candidates are suggested to go through the exam pattern of PSTET to get information about the mode of the exam, time duration, marks distribution, total questions, marking scheme, etc. Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also refer to the PSTET syllabus so that they can start preparing for the exam. 

 PSTET Exam Pattern


  • Paper I of PSTET will be held in offline mode.

  • Medium of PSTET exam will be bilingual (Hindi & English).

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked.

  • Paper I will contain 150 marks each.

  • 2 hours 30 minutes will be allotted to complete paper I


PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper I (From classes I to V)

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I        

30

30

Language II   

30

30

Mathematics       

30

30

Environmental Studies 

30

30

Total      

150

150

PSTET PS TET Paper 2 Exam Pattern


PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper II (From classes VI to VIII)

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I

30

30

Language-II

30

30

Mathematics and Science (For maths and Science teachers)

60

60

Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150


PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper II

  • Paper II of PSTET will be held in offline mode.

  • Paper  II will be conducted in both Hindi and English.
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked.

  • There will be 150 questions of 1 mark each.

  • 2 hours 30 minutes will be allotted for paper II of PSTET 2019.

Marking Scheme: A total of 150 questions of 1 marks each will be asked in both paper I and II. No marks will be deducted for any wrong response given by the candidates.

PSTET 2019 Admit Card

State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) will issue the admit card of PSTET in online mode. All the eligible candidates who will fill the application form successfully can download PSTET admit card in online mode. PSTET admit card will be issued for both papers I and II. Candidates can download the admit card of PSTET by using their application number and date of birth. PSTET admit card will reflect the candidate’s name, date and time of exam, venue etc. It is important for the candidates to carry the admit card of PSTET to the exam centre along with one of the prescribed ID proofs - aadhaar card, voter card, PAN card, passport, and driving license. It must be kept in mind that no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card. 

PSTET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Punjab Ludhiana
Amritsar
Jalandhar
Patiala
Mohali

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Employee ID card
  • College/university ID card
  • Voter ID card

PSTET 2019 Answer Key

The official answer key of PSTET will be released by the examination authority after the exam is held. Candidates can go through PSTET answer key to check all the correct answers for the exam conducted. By referring to the PSTET answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their expected marks and predict their probability to qualify the exam. The answer key of PSTET will be released for both papers – paper I and II for all sets of question booklet given to the candidates on the examination day.

PSTET 2019 Result

State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) announces PSTET result. The examination authority will declare the result of PSTET 2019 in online mode. The result of PSTET will be available in PDF format for both the papers – Paper I and II. The result of PSTET will include the application number, roll number, category, name, and marks obtained by the qualified candidates. PSTET result will be declared on the basis of category wise cut off marks obtained by the candidates in the examination. 

PSTET 2019 Cutoff

Along with the declaration of result, the exam conducting authority will also release the category wise cutoff marks for PSTET. PSTET cut off is the minimum marks that the candidates must score to qualify the examination. The result of PSTET will be based on the cut off marks scored by the candidates. Candidates must score equal to or more than the cut off marks of determined by the examination authority according to their category. 

There are three factors which are taken into consideration while determining the cut off of PSTET . These factors are:

  • Availability of vacancies

  • Total number of candidates appeared in PSTET 2019 exam.

  • Difficulty level of the exam

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