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PSTET 2016 – Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test

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PSTET 2016 – Punjab School Education Board is conducted PSTET 2016 (Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test) on 21 Aug 2016 for those who want to be eligbile for appointment as teacher for classes I to VIII. Eligible candidates can apply online on www.tetpunjab.com or through the Application Form link provided below. Candidates appearing in the final year / Semester of qualifying exam (D.El.ED / D.Ed / E.T.T / B.Ed or equivalent qualification are also eligible for appearing in PSTET.

Check here for the complete information of PSTET 2016 such as How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Declaration of Results.

PSTET 2016 latest news is that SCERT has announced the Punjab TET Result for 25 Sep 2016 exam.

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PSTET 2016 Important Dates

Revised Schedule for PSTET 2016 is given below.

Activity Date of Activity
Last date of Online registration 16 Aug 2016
Deposit of PSTET Fee (in bank) 5 Jul to 17 Aug 2016
Last date of Registration details editing 16 Aug 2016
Date of Exam 25 Sep 2016

PSTET 2016 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for Appearing in PSTET.

Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage):

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*. OR
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage):

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

PSTET Structure & Content of Exam

All questions in PSTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of PSTET.

  • (i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • (ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

A person who intents to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for classes I to V).  No. of MCQs 150

Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Language I 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Language II 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs  150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items for Language-I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).
  • The Language-II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language-I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes: IV, by the Punjab State Government/SCERT.
  • The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed for classes: IV, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII):  No. of MCQs 150

Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Language-I (compulsory) 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Language-II (compulsory) 30 MCQs  30 Marks
Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) 60 MCQs  60 Marks
Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) 60 MCQs  60 Marks
Total 150 MCQs  150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The test items for Language-I will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in the application form.
  • The Language-II will be a language other than Language-I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options and as in the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in the one indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Test items in Language-II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIII by the Punjab State Government/SCERT.
  • The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the Punjab State for classes VI-VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to the senior secondary stage.

PSTET Qualifying Marks

  • A person who scores 60% or more in the PSTET exam will be considered as PSTET pass.
  • Punjab Govt., as decided to give concession of 5% in PSTET to the persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy;
  • This weightage to the PSTET scores in the recruitment process; however, qualifying the PSTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
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