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PSTET

Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test

Overview

The Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) is a state-level test administered by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) to assess candidates' eligibility for Primary and Upper Primary level teachers in Punjabi schools. The Punjab TET is overseen by the State Council of Educational Research and Training. The PSTET test is given in two shifts for two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. PSTET Paper 1 is for candidates who wish to teach in Classes 1-5, while Paper 2 is for applicants who want to teach in Classes 6-8. Candidates who wish to teach in the grades 1-8 must take both exams.

Highlights: On November 22, 2021, the Punjab School Education Board issued the PSTET 2021 Notification via online means. The PSTET notice contains important information about the PSTET test, such as dates, applications, exam patterns, and curriculum. Punjab Board has invited applications for ETT and TGT positions in Punjab Government Schools for the PSTET 2021.

Important Dates for PSTET 2022 (Tentative):

Online Application begins

November 2022

Deadline for Online Application

November 2022

Application Fee

November 2022

Application form correction begins

November 2022

Deadline for form correction

November 2022

Admit Card PSTET

December 2022

PSTET Exam

December 2022

PSTET Result Announcement

December 2022

Exam Paper: Qualifying for eligibility exams such as the PSTET takes thorough study. Candidates should extensively research each topic before practising using previous year's question papers and mock tests. Previous years' PSTET question papers and sample PSTET question papers are quite helpful in preparing for the PSTET 2021-2022 written exam. By practising with PSTET question papers, candidates will be able to understand the exam pattern, the weightage of each topic, and the frequency of the topics. PSTET Exam papers from previous years offer provide a glimpse of the PSTET course. Previous Years' Question Papers and Sample Question Papers for PSTET, as well as answer keys and solutions, are available to download in the table below.

Exam Center: When applying for PSTET, candidates must choose their preferred exam centre.

If the candidate's preferred location is unavailable, they may be sent to a neighbouring location.

PSEB will not consider any request to modify an exam centre once it has been assigned.

Admit cards for PSTET provides information about exam locations.

  • Bathinda
  • Ludhiana
  • Tarn Taran
  • Amritsar
  • Moga
  • Gurdaspur
  • Mohali
  • Jalandhar
  • Muktsar
  • Firozpur
  • Kapurthala
  • Patiala
  • Mansa
  • Sangrur
  • Rupnagar
  • Hoshiarpur
  • Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Faridkot      
  • Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar

Cut Off:  Candidates must get these marks in order to pass the papers. Candidates will be contacted for document verification once their papers have been qualified. The PSTET certificate will be provided to the candidates once the process is completed.

  Qualifying marks Qualifying percentage 
General  90 60
OBC/SC/ST 82 55

Selection Process

The following phases are included in the PSTET selection process:

  • PSTET Notification Release: The PSTET examination or selection process begins with the issue of official notice. The PSTET notice is accessible as a PDF file and includes crucial information such as eligibility requirements, the application procedure, significant dates, exam pattern, curriculum, and others.

  • Application form for PSTET: Following the notice, the PSTET application form is made available. Candidates must fill out the form online. For the application form to be submitted successfully.

  • Admit Card PSTET: The admit card is distributed around 10 days before the test. Candidates must download the admit card from the official website and bring it to the test centre on the day of the exam.

  • PSTET Exam: The PSTET exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. In both examinations, there are 150 MCQs worth one mark each. The test has no negative marking.

  • PSTET result: The PSEB publishes the PSTET result on the exam's official website. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 60% on the written test are pronounced qualified.

FAQs

Q: Can I sit for both PSTET Paper 1 and Paper 2?

A: Yes, you can take both the PSTET Paper 1 and Paper 2, provided you match the eligibility requirements.

Q: How many times can you take the PSTET exam?

A: There is no restriction to the number of PSTET exam attempts; applicants may present as many times as they choose.

Q. How do I apply for the PSTET 2021 exam online?

A. Candidates may apply for the PSTET 2021 test online by going to the official website.

Q: Does the PSTET test include negative marking?

A: No, there is no negative grading for wrong answers in PSTET.

Q: How many times is the PSTET test given each year?

A: The Punjab Government has decided to hold the PSTET test once a year.

 

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Eligibility

Before completing the application form, candidates should see the PSTET qualifying requirements. Candidate's candidatures will be revoked if they fail to meet the eligibility criteria. Consider the following qualifying parameters in terms of age restriction and educational qualification:

  1. Age Requirement: There is no maximum age limit for taking the PSTET test.

  2. Qualifications in Education:

Paper 1: Candidates must have a Class 12 diploma with at least 50% marks, as well as a Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd)/Diploma in Education (Special Education)/Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEIEd)

Paper 2: BSc/ BA pass with BEd/ DElEd/ BEIEd/ BA/BSc-Ed/ BA/BSc-Ed

 

Syllabus

The PSEB administers the PSTET Syllabus.

The PSTET Paper 1 syllabus will be limited to topics from State Standards 1 to 5, however the difficulty level and links can be of higher standards.

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Concentrates on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning for students aged 6 to 11 years. Understanding the features and needs of Diverse Learning, contact with students, and the traits and qualities of an effective teacher

  • Language-I, Language-II: It will be chosen based on the applicant's preferences. Language 1 will concentrate on the medium of teaching that the instructor will employ. Language 2 will be any language other than Language 1 and will focus on language, communication, and understanding abilities.

  • Mathematics, and Environmental Studies: Mathematics and Environmental Studies will concentrate on ideas, problem-solving skills, and pedagogical understanding of the disciplines.

 

While, the PSTET Paper 2 syllabus covers

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: This course focuses on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning and is appropriate for students aged 11 to 14. Understanding the features and needs of Diverse Learning, contact with students, and the traits and qualities of an effective teacher.

  • Language-I, Language-II: It will be chosen based on the applicant's preferences. Language 1 will concentrate on the medium of teaching that the instructor will employ. Language 2 will be any language other than Language 1 and will focus on language, communication, and understanding abilities.

  • Mathematics, Science, and Social Science: the Mathematics and Science tests will each be worth 30 points. The exam subjects will be fairly distributed throughout the several standards syllabuses that the state government has decided on for grades 6 through 8.

Exam Pattern

Each paper has a 2.5-hour exam time limit. The exam is administered in both English and Spanish (Hindi & English). The PSTET test pattern changes between Papers 1 and 2.

PSTET Paper-I PSTET Paper-II
·         Pedagogy & Child Development ·         Child Development and Pedagogy 
·         Language I  ·         Language I
·         Language II  ·         Language II 
·         Mathematics ·         Mathematics & Science , OR
·         Environmental Studies ·         Social Studies/Social Science  

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