TS TET Paper II Syllabus Structure, D.Ed Content, School Subjects 2021

TS TET Paper II Syllabus Structure, The syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy under Paper II is based on the syllabus of the D.Ed / B.Ed curriculum focusing on the Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning in Classes VI 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. The distinction between Assessment for Learning & Assessment of Learning, School-based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation

Perspective & Practice, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) – Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment – Processes and procedures, Evaluation in English Language Teaching – CCE, Evaluation – CCE – assessment framework – assessment learning of students with special needs

In Telangana State, the following languages are offered under Language I viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, and Sanskrit. Candidate has to choose one of these languages under Language I. Candidates with Language Pandit Training Certificate should only choose that particular Language as Language-I of TET Paper-II.

Paper-II (for classes VI to VIII); No of MCQs – 150;
Duration of examination: 2 1/2 hours

Structure and Content:

  S.No.  SubjectNo. of MCQs  Marks
1Child Development and Pedagogy3030
2Language I3030
3Language II (English)3030
  4Mathematics and Science OR   Social Studies6060
TOTAL 150 150

In respect of Telangana State language II shall be English for all candidates.
For Paper II Science & Mathematics sectors questions will be as follows:

SubjectNo. of MCQs
Mathematics30 MCQs
Physical Science14 MCQs
Biological Science16 MCQs

For Paper II Social Studies portion the syllabus will cover the sectors namely, History, Geography, Civics, and Economics.

SubjectNo. of MCQs
History and Civics30 MCQs
Geography &   Economics30 MCQs

For Paper II the syllabi for TSTET 2018 of Mathematics & Sciences, Social Studies have based on topics of Classes VI to VIII (old syllabus) with difficulty standard of questions up to Secondary Level.

The syllabi for the language I and II shall be based on proficiency in the language, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities standard up to Secondary Level.

Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 Paper II Syllabus:
(Content of School Subjects is as per old syllabus)


– Development, Growth & Maturation – Concept & Nature
– Principles of development & their implications
– 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, Adolescence.

– Understanding Development – Piaget, Kohlberg, Chomsky, Carl Rogers, and Erikson
– Individual differences – Intra & Inter Individual differences in the areas of Attitudes, Aptitude, Interest, Habits, Thinking (Divergent & Convergent), Intelligence and their Assessment
– Development of Personality – Concept, Factors affecting the development of Personality, Child Rearing Practices, Self-Concept

– Adjustment, Behavioural problems, Defense Mechanisms, Mental Health
– Methods and Approaches of Child Development – Introspection, Observation, Interview, Case study, Anecdotal Records, Questionnaire, Experimental, Rating Scales, Cross-sectional and Longitudinal
– Developmental tasks and Hazards


– Concept, Nature of Learning – input – process – the outcome
– Factors of Learning – Personal and Environmental
– Approaches to Learning and their applicability-Behaviourism (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


– 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 Education

– Understanding of pedagogic methods – Enquiry based learning, Project-based learning, Survey, Observation, and Activity based learning, Co-operative & Collaborative Learning
– Individual and Group learning: Issues and concerns with respect to organizing learning in the classroom 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 Learner centric
– Theory of Instruction – Bruner

– 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 a good facilitator

– Learning resources – Self, Home, School, Play, Community, Technology
– Classroom Management: Role of a student, teacher, the Leadership style of the teacher, Creation of non-threatening learning environment, Managing behavior problems, Guidance & Counselling, Child abuse, Punishment, and its legal implications, Rights of a child, Time Management.

– The 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.

II. LANGUAGE – I Telugu (Marks: 30)


CONTENT (Marks: 24)
(1) Parts of Speech
(2) Tenses
(3) Active voice & Passive voice
(4) Prepositions and Articles
(5) Degrees of comparison
(6) Clauses
(7) Verbs – Main Verbs – Auxiliary Verbs
(8) Adverbs – Types of Adverbs
(9) Conjunction – coordinating conjunction – subordinating conjunction.
(10) Direct and Indirect speech
(11) Questions and question tags
(12) Types of sentences – simple, compound and complex – synthesis of sentences
(13) Phrases – uses of phrases.
(14) Composition – letter writing – precise writing
(15) Comprehension
(16) Vocabulary – Antonyms, Synonyms, and Spellings
(17) Meaning of idiomatic expressions,
(18) Correction of Sentences,
(19) Sequencing of the Sentences in the given paragraph
(20) Error identification within a sentence

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)
1. Aspects of English:-
(a) English language – History, nature, importance, principles of English as a second language.
(b) Problems of teaching / learning English.
2. Objectives of teaching English.
3. Phonetics / Transcription.
4. Development of Language skills:- (a) Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (LSRW). (b) Communicative skills – Imparting values through Communication.
5. Approaches, Methods, Techniques of teaching English:- (a) Introduction, definition & types of Approaches, Methods &Techniques of teaching English (b) Remedial teaching.
6. The teaching of structures and vocabulary.
7. Teaching-learning materials in English.
8. Lesson Planning.
9. Curriculum & Textbooks – Importance and its need.
10. Evaluation in English language basing on CCE



1. Number System – Prime and Composite Numbers, Tests of divisibility, whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimal fractions, L.C.M. and G.C.M. rational numbers and irrational numbers. Properties of numbers, Real numbers; laws of exponents, squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, finding missing numbers represented as alphabets in sums involving an array of four operations, number patterns, number puzzles, Euclid division lemma, the concept of logarithms.

2. Arithmetic – Ratio and proportion, simple interest, compound interest, Time and distance, Discount, tax, time and work, profit and loss
3. Sets – Concept of set, set the language, empty set, finite and infinite sets, subset and equality of the set, Cartesian product of sets, the cardinal number of the set, set operations, representation of sets, Venn diagrams and their properties,

4. Algebra -Introduction to Algebra, expressions, exponents, and powers, Factorization special products and expansions, linear equations and their graphs, polynomials, Quadratic equations, and its applications, concept of progressions, progressions (AP and GP).nth term and sum to n terms of the first n terms in AP, nth term of GP

5. Geometry – History of Geometry, Contribution of India in the Development of Geometry, Euclid Geometry, Lines and Angles, Similar Triangles, Pythagoras theorem, congruency of triangles, Properties of Circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals and polygons, Parts of Circle: Construction of Circle,

Triangles and Quadrilaterals, Circles and concurrent lines in triangles Co-ordinate Geometry, Co-ordinates of a point,  plotting of points, linking linear equations into variables (of the type ax+by+c=0) in the Cartesian coordination system), Linear equations with 2 variables, slope of a line, distance between two points in a plane, section formula, Area of a triangle, collinearity of points in a coordinate plane, centroid of a triangle, symmetry,

6. Mensuration – Perimeter and Area of a Square and Rectangle. Area of Triangle, Circle, Ring, and Quadrilaterals. Surface area and volume of Cube, Cuboid, Lateral / Surface area and volume of a cylinder, cone, sphere, and hemisphere, conversion of one solid to another shape, surface area and volume of a combination of solids.

7. Data Handling – Collection and Classification of Data, Frequency distribution table, Tally marks, Bar graph, Pictograph and Pie diagrams, mean, median and mode for un-grouped and grouped data, cumulative frequency table, and ogive curves, concept of probability, simple problems (day to day life situation) on single events, concept of complementary events.

8. Trigonometry – Introduction of Trigonometry, Relationship between ratios, values of trigonometric ratios, (0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 ) Trigonometric identities, trigonometric ratios of complementary angles, applications of trigonometry, Angle of elevation and depression, simple problems.

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)

1. Definition 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 

IV(a). SCIENCE – CONTENT (Marks: 24)

1. Natural Resources – Air, Water: Water pollution, Harnessing of water, States of water, Hardness of water, water pressure Air pollution, Atmospheric Pressure, Air pressure, Archimedes’ principle, Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s Principle, Hydrometer, Barometer. – Laws of floatation, Specific gravity, Surface tension, Fluid Mechanics.

2. Our Universe: Solar eclipse – lunar eclipse – Constellation – Zodiac, Space travel; Solar system, Satellites, stars, comets; Earth.

3. Natural Phenomenon:
Light: How can we see objects – shadows – Reflection of light – laws of reflection – plane mirrors and images – Virtual image, real image, pinhole camera, periscope, kaleidoscope – spherical mirrors and images – Fermat’s Principal – Applications of reflection of light – Refraction of light – laws of refraction

– refractive index, Snell’s law – total internal reflection and its applications – refraction through glass prisms and slabs – refraction at curved surfaces and through lenses – images formed by lenses and ray diagrams – construction of human eye – least distinct vision – defects of vision-formation of rainbow- dispersion of light.

Sound: Sources of sound, Production, and propagation of sound – construction of human ear and it’s working – Properties of sound – auditable range – Sound Pollution, Sound Waves, Kinds of Sound Waves, characteristics of sound waves – a reflection of sound – echo – uses of ultrasonic sounds – Musical instruments.

Heat: Concept of heat and temperature – thermal equilibrium – Measurement of Temperature – Types of Thermometers – specific heat and its applications in daily life – methods of mixtures – evaporation – condensation – boiling point – melting point.

4. Mechanics – Kinematics, Dynamics: Concept of motion and rest.
– Types of Motion; Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, force – types of force – resultant force – Friction – types of friction – factors influencing the friction – fluid friction – gravitation – Newton’s law of gravitation – center of gravity and stability. Work and energy – types of energy – conservation of energy.

5. Magnetism and Electricity:
Magnetism: Natural Magnets and Artificial Magnets, properties of Magnets, uses magnets – methods of magnetization – Magnetic Induction – magnetic field – Magnetic lines of force.

Electricity: Electric Circuit – Primary Cells – conductors and insulators – electric charge – electric field– electric potential – potential difference – EMF – Ohm’s law – resistance – specific resistance – resistances in series and parallel – heating effects of electric current – electric power – magnetic effects of electric current – solenoid – Fleming’s left-hand rule – electric motor – electromagnetic induction – electric generator – electrical conductivity of liquids – electroplating – Faraday’s laws of electrolysis.

6. Matter around us: States of matter – properties of matter – substances and mixtures – methods of separation of mixtures – fibers – types of fibers, plastics – types of plastics – use of plastics and environment. Acids, bases and salts – neutralization – metals and nonmetals – physical and chemical properties of metals and non-metals – Coal and petroleum – combustion and fuels – types of combustion – the temperature of combustion – calorific value.

7. Laws of Chemical Combination and Chemical Calculations: Physical change, chemical change Laws of chemical combination, chemical reactions, and calculations. Types of chemical reactions.

8. Atomic Structure: Atoms and molecules – elements – atomicity – Dalton’s atomic theory – Ions – atomic mass – valency – molecular mass – the concept of mole – molar mass – Thomson model of the atom, Rutherford model of the atom – Bohr’s model of the atom – atomic number – Isotopes – quantum numbers – electronic configuration.

9. Periodic classification and chemical bonding: Dobenier triads – Newlands law of octave – Mendaliev’s periodic table – a long form of the periodic table – changes of properties of elements in groups and periods. Chemical Bond – ionic bond – covalent bond – shapes of molecules – electron valency theory – properties of ionic and covalent substances.

10. Metallurgy: Extraction of metals and steps – reactivity of metals and its role in the extraction of metals – various methods of extraction of metals.
11. Biology: Its importance in everyday life

12. Living World – Characteristics: Classification of Plants and Animals and their characteristics.
a) Cell: Concept, Cell theory, differences between Plant cell and Animal cell, Cell division.
b) Tissues – Animal tissues.

13. Plant World – Types of plants: Parts of a plant – their functions Reproduction – Asexual, Sexual, Vegetative propagation, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Excretion, Respiration  Economic importance of Plants, Agriculture, Crop diseases & pest control measure.

14.Animal World: Movements, Organ systems and their functions including man Digestive system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system, Excretory system, Nervous system, Reproductive system, Sense organs in man, Nutrition Deficiency diseases in man, First Aid Economic importance of Animals, Animal husbandry, Pisciculture, Sericulture.

15. Microbes: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Protozoan-useful and harmful, microbial diseases in plants & animals
16. Our Environment: Biotic & Abiotic factors, Natural resources, Biodiversity.
17. Recent trends in Biology: -Hybridization, Genetic engineering, Gene banks, Gene therapy, Tissue culture

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)
1. Definition, Nature, Structure, and History of Science
2. Aims, Values, Instructional Objectives of teaching Science and Academic Standards in Science
3. Methods of Teaching Science
4. Instructional Material in Teaching Science – TLM in Science.
5. Instructional Planning
6. Science Laboratory
7. Science Teacher – Changing Roles
8. Science Curriculum and its transaction, NCF-2005, SCF-2011
9. New Science Textbooks.
10. Evaluation – CCE – Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment – Designing and Administration- Analysis of Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

CONTENT (Marks: 48)

1. Maps – scale – cardinal points – types of maps – the evolution of maps – conventional signs – contour lines.
2. Globe – oceans, and continents – latitudes and longitudes – the origin of the earth – realms of the earth (lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere)– landforms – movements of the earth and its effect – seasons – the interior of the earth.

3. Solar Energy – insolation – temperature and its measuring – polar regions.
4. Elements of climate – types of rainfall.
5. Europe, Africa, and Antarctica – location – physical features– climate – forests and wildlife – population – agriculture – minerals – industries – transportation – trade, exports, and imports.

6. Geography of India and Telangana – physical features – rivers and other water sources – seasons – forests – climate and its factors affecting – floods and droughts – forests and animal wealth – soils – electricity – agriculture – mineral wealth – industries – population, literacy rate – density of population – settlements and migration- transportation.

1. Production: Handicrafts, hand-looms – trade – factors of production (land, labor, capital, and organization) employment- organized and unorganized sectors.

2. Exchange: money and banking- types of accounts -banking system – loans – commercial banks – their new services – price index, constructing a Consumer Price Index, regulating prices, barter system, the evolution of money, paper money, plastic money – Internet banking – Financial Literacy- Reserve Banks and Self Help Groups.

3. Budget: Family budget – government budget – taxes – types of taxes – VAT – government expenditures.
4. Livelihoods: Changes in technology – Impact of Technology on the three sectors: agriculture industries and services.

5. Public Health: health services – public and private -health insurance – state of health in Telangana – Nutrition – safe drinking water – Public Health centers.
6. Inflation: types of inflation – reasons, and effects.

7. New economic reforms: Globalization, Liberalization, privatization, FDI.
8. National Income: GNP, NNP, GDP, NDP and nominal and real GDP, National Income of India, Per capita Income of India standards of living- Development – meaning and its consequences.
9. Food Security -need – an increase in food security – increase in food grains – PDS and Sustainable Development.


1. Tribal Panchayat system – present local body system ( Gram Panchayat, Mandal Parishad and Zilla Parishad) & Urban Governments – formation and functions.
2. The emergence of kingdoms and republics – first empires – Mouryas – Rajputs – Rastrakutas – Cholas – Deccan kingdoms.

3. Regional Kingdoms: Kakatiyas – Vijayanagara Empires – Qutubshahis.
4. Mughals – Asafjahis – British Empire – landlords and tenants under the British and Nizams and Mughals – peasant movement in Hyderabad.

5. National Movement in India – Muslim League – partition and migration – merging of princely states – and Freedom Movement in Hyderabad State.
6. Making of laws – Assembly – Council and Parliament – Election process.
7. Implementation of Laws – Role of Collector, Tahasildar, and VRO

8. Indian Constitution – formation – features and preamble – Justice – Rule of Law – Judicial System – civil and criminal laws.
9. Changing cultural traditions in Europe 1300-1800 – renaissance – reformation – modern science.

10. Democratic and National Movements – England, American and French revolutions -the unification of Germany and Italy. Expansion of Democracy in Myanmar and Libya – Civil Liberties.
11. Industrialization and social change – Britain, Germany, and France – movements of women, workers (Socialism).

12. Colonialism in Latin America, Asia, and Africa – impact on India and other regional movements.
13. World Wars I and II – reasons –Treaty of Versailles – League of Nations Holocaust – consequences – Great depression.

14. National Liberation Movements in China, Vietnam, and Nigeria
15. Post-war world and India -UNO – NAM – west Asian conflicts – peace movements and collapse of the USSR.

16. Independent India – first general elections – SRC – Relation with neighboring countries – regional agitations and formation of parties – coalition governments – Emergency period – Mandal commission.
18. The Movement for the formation of Telangana – gentle men’s agreement – reasons for Telangana demand – different JACs – TRS – achieving Telangana.


1. Diversity in India – gender inequalities – sex ratio – employment – the status of women and their work with wages – women protection acts.
2. Caste discriminations- reformers initiations.
3. Abolition of Zamindari System – poverty -Land ceiling.
4. Right to Education Act – Human Rights and Fundamental Rights.
5. Social Movements – Civil Rights movements – Green Peace. movements – Bhopal gas disaster – NBM – Meria paibi.

1. Religion and society in early times – Indus Valley Civilization – Vedas – Gautama Buddha.
2. Early Religious beliefs – Hinduism, Bhakti movement, Alvars, and Nayanars– Christianity and Islam – Sufism.
3. Folk Gods – worship – Bonalu – Medaram jatara – Moharram.
4. Christian Missionary activities – Social Reformers.
5. Understanding Secularism.

1. Language – script -great epics.
2. Sangam Literature.
3. Sculpture and Buildings – Mauryan and Buddhist.
4. Rulers and Buildings -Engineering skills, temples, mosques, tanks, and temples.
5. Performing Arts – film and print media – role in National Movement.
6. Sports, Nationalism, and Commerce.

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 12)
1. Nature and Scope of Social Studies.
2. Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching Social Studies.
3. Methods & Techniques of Teaching Social Studies.
4. Teaching, Learning Material, and Resources.
5. Instructional Planning.
6. Evaluation.
7. Social Studies Teacher.
8. Curriculum and Text Book
9. Disaster Management, Deforestation, Socio-Economic Problems
10. National Identity -Civic affairs – International Relations.
11. Evaluation – CCE – assessment framework – assessment learning of students with special needs

TSTET Paper II Syllabus, Structure, Content of D.Ed and School Subjects

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