The syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy under Paper- I is based on the syllabus of D.Ed curriculum focusing on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning in Classes I to V and above. The syllabus also focuses on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
In Telangana State, the following languages are offered under Language I viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Tamil. Candidate has to choose one of these 9 languages under Language I under TSTET. Those candidates would have compulsorily studied in that language either as medium of study or as first language at least up to Class X as stated in the eligibility criteria above.
In respect of Telangana State language II under TSTET shall be English for all candidates irrespective of medium of the school to which they intend to seek employment.
The syllabi for Mathematics & Environmental Studies are designed on the basis of topics of Classes I to V of state syllabus (old). The difficulty standard of questions will be up to X class level. The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will contain MCQs not only on content but also on pedagogy. In Mathematics 24 MCQs will be on content and 6 MCQs on pedagogy. Similarly in Environmental Studies 24 MCQs will be on content and 6 MCQs on pedagogy.
The syllabi for Language I & II shall be based on proficiency in the language, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities (standard up to Class X level).
Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 Paper I Syllabus
(Content of School Subjects is as per old syllabus)
|S.No.||Subject||No. of MCQs||Marks|
|1||Child Development and Pedagogy||30||30|
|3||Language II (English)||30||30|
I. CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY (Marks: 30)
1. DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD
– Development, Growth & Maturation – Concept & Nature
– Principles of Development
– Factors influencing Development – Biological, Psychological, Sociological
– Dimensions of Development and their interrelationships – Physical & Motor, Cognitive, Emotional, Social, Moral, Language relating to Infancy, early Childhood, late Child hood.
– Understanding Development – Piaget, Kohlberg, Chomsky, Carl Rogers
– Individual differences – Intra & Inter Individual differences in the areas of Attitudes, Aptitude, Interest, Habits, Intelligence and their Assessment
– Development of Personality – Concept, Factors effecting development of Personality
– Adjustment, Behavioral problems, Mental Health
– Methods and Approaches of Child Development – Observation, Interview, Case study, Experimental, Cross sectional and Longitudinal
– Developmental tasks and Hazards
2. UNDERSTANDING LEARNING
– Concept, Nature of Learning – Input – Process – Outcome
– Factors of Learning – Personal and Environmental
– Approaches to Learning and their applicability – Behaviorism (Skinner, Pavlov, Thorndike), Constructivism (Piaget, Vygotsky), Gestalt (Kohler, Koffka) and Observational (Bandura)
– Dimensions of Learning – Cognitive, Affective and Performance
– Motivation and Sustenance –its role in learning.
– Memory & Forgetting
– Transfer of Learning
3. PEDAGOGICAL CONCERNS
– Teaching and its relationship with learning and learner
– Learners in Contexts: Situating learner in the socio-political and cultural context
– Children from diverse contexts – Children With Special Needs (CWSN), Inclusive
– Understanding of Pedagogic methods – Enquiry based learning, Project based learning, Survey, Observation and Activity based learning
– Individual and Group learning: Issues and concerns with respect to organizing
learning in class room like Study habits, Self learning and Learning to learn skills
– Organizing learning in heterogeneous class room groups – Socio-economic background, Abilities and Interest
– Paradigms of organizing Learning – Teacher centric, Subject centric and
– Teaching as Planned activity – Elements of Planning
– Phases of Teaching – Pre active, Interactive and Post active
– General and Subject related skills, competencies required in teaching and attributes of good facilitator
– Learning resources – Self, Home, School, Community, Technology
– Class room Management: Role of student, teacher, Leadership style of teacher,
Creation of non-threatening learning environment, Managing behavior problems, Guidance & Counseling, Punishment and its legal implications, Rights of a child, Time Management.
– Distinction between Assessment for Learning & Assessment of Learning, School based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation : Perspective & Practice
– Understanding teaching & learning in the context of NCF, 2005 & Right To
Education Act, 2009.
III. LANGUAGE – II (ENGLISH) (Marks: 30) CONTENT (Marks: 24)
1. Parts of Speech 2. Tenses 3.Types of Sentences 4.Prepositions & Articles
5. Degrees of Comparison 6. Direct and Indirect Speech 7. Questions and question tags,
8. Active & Passive voice 9. Use of Phrases 10. Comprehension 11.Composition 12. Vocabulary.
PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)
1. Aspects of English:- (a) English language – History, nature, importance, principles of
English as second language (b) Problems of teaching / learning English
2. Objectives of teaching English.
4. Development of Language skills:- a Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (LSRW). b) Communicative skills.
1. Approaches, Methods, Techniques of teaching English.
(a) Introduction, Definition and T ypes of approaches methods and techniques of teaching English (b)Remedial teaching.
6. Teaching of structures and vocabulary items.
7. Teaching learning materials in English
8. Lesson Planning
9. Curriculum & Textbooks
10. Evaluation in English language basing on CCE
IV. MATHEMATICS (Marks: 30) CONTENT (Marks: 24)
1. Number System:
Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers, Integers, Rational Numbers & their fundamental operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Primes Composite Numbers, Co‐Primes, Twin Primes, Relational ship between LCM & GCM, Indian currency, Representation of Natural, Whole, integers and rational numbers on a number line. Terminating and Non‐terminating but recurring decimals, square, squareroot, cube, cube roots of numbers, Pythagorean triplets. Applications on number system
Concept of Fractions, Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, Mixed Fractions, Decimal Fractions, Comparison, Fundamental operations on fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), Representation of a fraction in pictorial form and on a number line, reciprocal of fraction, uses of fractions in daily life
Unitary method, percentages, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, direct proportion, discount, simple interest, compound interest, time and work, time and distance, tax(Vat).
Basic idea of geometry (2D & 3D shapes), types of angles, construction and measurement of angles, types of angles, lines, triangles, types of triangles, quadrilaterals, types of quadrilaterals, congruence, property of congruencies of triangles (SAS, SSS, ASA, RHS), construction of triangles and quadrilaterals, patterns with geometrical shapes, representing 3D Shapes into 2D Shapes, Euler’s relation, Properties of triangles, parallelogram, trapezium, Rhombus, Rectangle, Square and Kite, Concept of Circles, Symmetry.
Length, Weight, Capacity, Time and their Standard Units, Surface Area and volume of a cube and a cuboids, perimeter and area of triangle, quadrilateral, parallelogram, rectangle, Rhombus, Square and Trapezium. Circumference of a circle, Area of Circle, Circular paths, other polygons and sector in a circle.
6. Data Applications:
Introduction to Data, Data Presentation, Preparation of Frequency distribution table, Bar Graph, Pictograph, Histogram, Mean, Median and Mode of ungrouped data, determination of Mean by deviation method, Cumulative Frequency Distribution Table, Frequency Polygon, Frequency Curve and Cumulative Frequency Curves.
Introduction to Algebra, Simple equations, solving linear equation in one variable, exponents and powers, Algebric expressions, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Factorisation of algebric expressions, algebric identities.
PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)
1. Definitions and Nature of Mathematics
2. Aims, values and instructional objectives of teaching Mathematics
3. Methods of Teaching Mathematics
4. Instructional material in Mathematics – TLM in Mathematics
5. Instructional Planning
6. Designing, Administration, Analysis of scholastic Achievement test (SAT)
7. The Mathematics Teacher
8. Resource Utilization
9. Curriculum and Text Book
10. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
11. Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) – Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment – Processes and procedures
V. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Marks: 30) CONTENT (Marks: 24)
1. My Family – My Family – Family tree, migration, changing structures of family -nuclear and jointfamilies, festivals.
2. Work & Play – Occupations, Child labor, Games – Local, National and International, Marshal Arts, Effects of games on respiration and breathing, fairs, Circus.
3. Plants and Animals-Plants & animals in our surroundings, Plant & Animal products, parts of a plant, photosynthesis, parts of a flower, pollination, fertilization, fruits, seeds. Wild & cultivated plants, wild & domestic animals their food, arrangement of teeth in animals.
4. Our Food – Different types of food, storage of grains and vegetables, storage of food, Food – animal husbandry, Nutrients of food, deficiency diseases.
5. Shelter – Need, different types of houses, electrical appliances – their use, social life in ants and honey bees, Animals shelter – variation.
6. Air – Importance of air, composition of air, atmospheric pressure, diseases spread through air and their prevention, air pollution – causes, its impact, and measures to prevent, Green House effect.
7. Energy – Renewable, Non-renewable, Future Energy.
8. Water – Importance, water resources, tanks, aquatic flora and fauna, measurement of liquids, Water pollution – causes, impact, measures to prevent, purification of water, drought, floods.
9. Our Body – Health – Cleanliness – External, Internal parts of our body, Bones, Muscles, Sense organs, Digestion, Respiration, Nervous system, Excretory system, Circulatory system, First Aid. 10. Mapping – Direction, Mandal, District, State, India
11. History and culture of India – Evolution of Man, Pre-historic period, Indian culture and Heritage, Civilization, Medieval period culture, Ancient monuments, Religious movements: Jainism, Buddhism, Bhakti movement, Great personalities, Indian freedom movement, Modern India.
12. Our country (India) – Location, Area, Physical features, Climate, Natural resources, Continents and Oceans, Historical places in India, Population.
13. Our state (Telangana) – Culture, State Government, Gram Panchayat, Mandal Parishad, Municipality, Municipal Corporation, Local Emergency services, our state symbols, Livelihood, Civilization – Impact of rivers.
14. Indian constitution – Preamble, Major concepts, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Child Rights
15. Security – Earth Quakes, Floods, Fire, First Aid, 108, 104 Vehicles
PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)
1. Concept and scope of Environmental Studies (Science & Social Studies)
2. Aims & Objectives of teaching Environmental Studies (Science & Social Studies)
3. Relation to Science and Social Studies
4. Curriculum and its transaction
6. Learning Environment