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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    PSTET Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline
  • Exam Duration
    180 minutes
  • Official Website
    https://pstet.pseb.ac.in/
  • Total Marks
    150
  • Total No. of Questions
    150
  • No. of Sections
    5
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 for every correct answer No negative marking
  • Exam Dates
    December 31, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Before filling out the application form, candidates should read the PSTET eligibility criteria. Different Papers have different eligibility criteria, which are stated below.

The candidate has to be older than the age of 18 for applying for the PSTET exam.

PSTET Educational Qualifications 2022

The educational qualifications are given below:

Primary Teachers (Class I to V):

  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with a minimum of 45% marks or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with a minimum of 45% marks or appearing in the final year of a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with a minimum of 45% marks or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • Completed graduation or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Upper Primary Teachers (Class VI to XII):

  • Graduation or appearing in the final year of a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in one-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks or passed or appearing in one-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations that are issued from time to time in this regard.
  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks or appearing in the final year of a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or the equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of the four-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
  • Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and passed or appearing in one-year B.Ed (Special Education).

Points to be noted:

  • There will be relaxations granted up to five within the marks required for qualifying within the academic qualification for eligibility to use will be allowed to the candidates of reserved classes (SC/ST/OBC/PWD).
  • Provisional admission is granted to those applicants who are appearing in their final year of their Bachelor's Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education. Their PSTET certificates will be valid only after they get their degrees.
Exam Pattern

The PSTET exam 2022 will be held on two papers: Paper – I and Paper II. The exam will be held offline and each paper will contain 150 questions based on multiple-choice. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and questions not attempted will fetch no marks. Incorrect answers also fetch no negative marks.

Exam Pattern for Paper – I

The pattern for the PSTET – I is given in the following table:

Subject Name Total Questions Total Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 30
Language – I 30 30
Language – II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total Marks 150 150
PSTET Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for Paper-II

The pattern for PSTET – II in the following table:

Subject Total Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy (Compulsory) 30 30
Language – I (Compulsory) 30 30
Language – II (Compulsory) 30 30

Candidates can choose any of the following subjects.

For mathematics and science teacher (Mathematics and Science) 60 60
For Social Studies Teacher (Social Studies) 60 60
Total 150 150
Syllabus

The PSTET syllabus for 2022 for both papers is shown in the following table.

Paper Subjects
Paper 1
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Mathematics
  • Language – I (Hindi)
  • Language – II (English/Sanskrit/Urdu)
  • Environmental Studies
Paper 2
  • Science and Mathematics OR Social Science
  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language – I (Hindi)
  • Language – II (English/Sanskrit/Urdu)

The syllabus is shown in detail here:

  • Child Development (Primary school child)
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning.
  • Principles of development of children.
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment.
  • Process of Socialization: Social work and children (Teachers, parents, and peers).
  • 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, religion, etc
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous and Comprehension Evaluation: Perspective and practice
  • Formulation of appropriate questions for assessment of the readiness of the levels of the learners'
  • Concept of education that is inclusive and understanding children with special needs.
  • Learning and pedagogy.

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