PSTET Eligibility Details

Punjab Government conducts Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) Exam eligibility details are as follows.

Educational Qualification:

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).

Note:

1. Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility to apply shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled

2. Diploma/ Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, a diploma/ degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

3. Training to be undergone: A person with D.Ed. (Special Education) or B.Ed. (Special Education) qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.

4. The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies/ Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 03-11-2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.

5. Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Bachelor Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc. are provisionally admitted and their PSTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid Examinations.

6. The candidate not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test

PSTET Exam Pattern: Punjab Government conducts Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) to select teachers for Classes I-V (Primary Stage) , Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage). The Test will be conducted by State Council of Educational Research and Training, Punjab.  Structure of PSTET are given below…

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 intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intends 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).

Duration of examination:
Duration of examination is One-and-a-half hours.

Paper I (for classes I to V): No. of MCQs 150
Structure and Content (All Compulsory)
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy –  30 MCQs  for 30 Marks
(ii) Language I-  30 MCQs for  30 Marks
(iii) Language II  –   30 MCQs for 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics –   30 MCQs for 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies –   30 MCQs  for 30 Marks
Total- 150 MCQ for 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

1. 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.
2. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
3. The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
4. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
5. 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 I – V by the appropriate Government.
6. The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the State for classes I – V 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:
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)- 30 MCQs for 30 Marks
(ii) Language-I (compulsory)- 30 MCQs for 30 Marks
(iii) Language-II (compulsory)- 30 MCQs for 30 Marks
(iv) (a) Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)- 60 MCQs for 60 Marks
(b) Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/ Social Science teacher) – 60 MCQs for 60 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:

1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 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.
2. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction.
3. The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
4. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
5. The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will 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 appropriate Government.
6. The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the state for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

Qualifying Marks:
A person who scores percentage equal or more than as given in the below table in TET exams will be considered TET pass.

Category Pass %
General 90/ 150 (60%)
SC/ ST/ BC/ OBC/ Differently Abled 82/ 150 (55%)

1. School Managements (Governments, Local bodies, Government aided and un-aided) May consider giving concessions to person belonging to SC/ ST, OBC, differently abled person etc. in accordance extent reservation policy.
2. Should weightage TET scores in the recruitment process: However, qualifying TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/ employment as its only the one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Validity Period of PSTET Certificate:

1. The Validity Period of PSTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.
2. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a PSTET Certificate. A person who has qualified PSTET may also appear again for improving his/ her score.

Evalaution of Answer Sheet:
The machine – gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinized. No request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets will be entertained. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

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