GUIDELINES FOR PUNJAB STATE TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (PSTET)

GUIDELINES FOR PUNJAB STATE TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST
(PSTET)

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 requires the
recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. In spite of the enormity
of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers is not diluted at any
cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and
ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level.
In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and
Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide
Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for
appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII.
The one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the
schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/ she should pass the Teacher Eligibility
Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed
by the NCTE.
The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a
teacher is as under:
i) It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process
ii) It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their
performance standards
iii) It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher
quality
The Department of School Education, Government of Punjab has entrusted the responsibility of
conducting the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) -2011 to the SCERT, Punjab which shall
be held on 12-06-2011.

ELIGIBILITY
The following persons are eligible for appearing in the PSTET:-
Minimum Qualifications for Classes I-V:
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in
Elementary Education (or its equivalent)
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in
Elementary Education (or its equivalent), 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 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 2–year Diploma in
Education (Special Education)*
Note:
i) Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior Secondary level is admissible for SC/ST
Candidates.
ii) For this year only, a candidate with BA/B.Sc. with at least 50% marks and B.Ed qualification shall also be
eligible for test for classes I to V, provided he/she undergoes, after appointment, an NCTE recognized 6–
month special program in Elementary Education.
Minimum Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII:
B.A. /B.Sc and passed or appearing in final 2–year Diploma in Elementary Education* (or its equivalent)
OR
B.A. /B.Sc. with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1–year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)*
OR
B.A. /B.Sc. with at least 45% marks & passed or appearing in 1–year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)*, in accordance
with the NCTE (Recognition Norms & 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 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 4–year BA/B.Sc. Ed or
B.A. (Ed.)/B.Sc. (Ed.)*
OR
B.A. /B.Sc. with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1–year B.Ed. (Special Education)*
* 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.
Note:
i) Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc./Senior secondary level is admissible for SC/ST
Candidates.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF PSTET
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.
Note: 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
Duration of examination: One-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content (All Compulsory)
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQ 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: I–V, by the Punjab
State Government/SCERT.
• The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed 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
Duration of examination: One-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content:
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(ii) Language-I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iii) Language-II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30Marks
(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher: Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60Marks
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher: Social Science 60 MCQs 60Marks
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)
• 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.
QUALIFYING MARKS
A person who scores 60% or more in the PSTET exam will be considered as PSTET pass. School Management
(Government, Local bodies, Government aided and unaided)
(a) May consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in
accordance with their extant reservation policy;
(b) Should give 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.
APPLICABILITY
The PSTET shall apply to the Schools owned and managed by the Punjab State Government/Local Bodies and aided
school.
PSTET may also apply to the unaided private schools who may exercise the option of considering the PSTET
Important Dates
SN. Activity Date of the Activity
1 Publish of Advertisement 26- April-2011
2 Online registration process Start 27- April-2011
3 Last date of Receipt of application (online) 13- May-2011
4 Last date of Receipt of Fee 18- May-2011
5 Fee reconciliation and uploaded the status for
information to candidates
01- June-2011
6 Uploading of Admit Card (online) 03- June-2011
7 Conduct of written Examination 12- June-2011
8 Declaration of Results 20- June-2011
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION
Date of
Examination
Paper Timing Duration
12-06-2011
(Sunday)
Paper – I 10:00 to 11:30 hrs 1.30 hrs
12-06-2011
(Sunday)
Paper – II 13:30 to 15:00 hrs 1.30 hrs
Fee
(i) For General/OBC Candidates – Rs. 500/-per paper.
(ii) For SC/ST candidates – Rs. 300/-per paper.
(iii) For Ex-Servicemen Self-only – Nil.
Note: The candidate who intend to appear for both Papers I & II, the fee shall be Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC
and Rs. 600/- for SC/ST candidates
How to apply online
1. Before applying online non-refundable Bank Demand Draft for Rs 500/- per paper and Rs 300/- for SC
Candidates per paper (The candidate who intend to appear for both Papers I & II, the fee shall be
Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC and Rs. 600/- for SC/ST candidates) in favour of “Director, C-DAC,
Mohali payable at Mohali/ Chandigarh should be ready as the application fee details are needs to
be entered in the form.
2. Fill the online application form available on the website http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in by
clicking at the link PSTET Online Registration.
3. The application can be filled online only till 13-05-2011 up to 5.00 PM.
4. If by mistake the candidate has filed in wrong data, he/she can correct the data from 27-4-2011 to
13-05-2011 up to 5:00 PM. by entering his/her registration number and password. Henceforth no
editing will be done and thereafter data will be locked and no change will be acceptable/ allowed.
5. The Registration slip will be generated after filing the online form. Get the printout (2 copies) of the
registration slip.
6. Only online forms will be entertained. The registration number generated in the form should be
written at the back of the demand draft along with the name of the candidate, father name and
postal address.
7. Send/ post one copy of the on line registration slip (Printed) with a self attested photograph along
with the original demand draft of requisite fee (Non refundable) to “Director, C-DAC, A-34,Phase
8, industrial area Mohali which should reach positively by 18-5-2011 (Please do not send any
other document). The application fee in the shape of demand draft received after the last date i.e.
18-5-2011 will not be considered.
8. The list of candidates whose fee is confirmed will be available on
http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in for candidate reference from 01-06-2011.
9. The candidate can download their ADMIT CARDS by visiting the website
http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in again by entering his/her registration number and password
(Candidates are advised not to disclose the password to any one for data security) from
03-06-2011. Incase candidate unable to get the admit card, he/ she must contact C-DAC Mohali
personally or on helpline numbers one day before the said examination upto 5.00 PM, failing which
department will not be held responsible.
10. For any clarifications regarding the online filling of the form, the candidate can call at CDAC Mohali
help-line numbers 0172-6619054-55 on all working days from 9:00 am to 5.30 pm.
11. Candidate are advised to visit the website http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in regularly for more updates
and important information.
12 Candidate must bring a admit card/ Registration slip on the day of written examination at the venue
of the examination centre. The candidates without admit card/ Registration slip will not be allowed to
appear in the written examination.
13 Candidate will be responsible for any mistakes made by him/ her in the on line application form,
Education Department shall not be responsible or liable in any way.
14 The result list will be prepared on the basis of the written test and will be available on website

http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in

Instructions:
1. The candidate has to apply only online http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in. No other mode of applying
will be entertained.
2. The written examination will be conducted out of those candidates only who will fulfill the prescribed
academic and technical qualification and will submit the bank demand draft of prescribed fee.
3. The proposed date for the written examination for the said PSTET is 12-06-2011. The venue of Exam
Centre will be available on the website on 03-06-2011.
4. The candidates should reach the examination centre one hour before the start of the examination. At
the examination centre, the candidate has to produce his/her admit card pasted with passport size
photograph and duly attested by self along with identity proof, which may be either any of from the
Driving license, Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card.
5. The candidates must satisfy themselves that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for this test.
Merely appearing in the examination and qualifying the test does not entitle the candidate for issue of
the certificate. The issue of certificate will be subject to their Verification of original documents. The
purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination,
state of eligibility, category etc, of the candidate. On failing to establish of any of the documents the
candidate will not be considered for issue of certificate and liable for criminal action.
6. The Question Paper will be of objective type (150 marks) having 150 questions with multiple choices
on OMR sheet with one correct answer of each question of appropriate standards. The duration of the
paper will be of 90 minutes. There will be NO NEGATIVE MARKING. Each right answer will carry one
mark.
7. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination without Roll Number Slip and identity proof
in original.
8. Candidates should bring with them BLUE or BLACK Ball Pens only. Books, written notes, calculator,
mobile phones and other electronic devices etc. will not be permitted to be carried in the examination
hall.
9. Candidates are advised to visit the web-site http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in regularly.
10. The Proposed date of declaration of written examination result is 20-06-2011.
Director,
SCERT, Punjab
Chandigarh

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13 Responses

  1. Please give some instruction where from i can download my admit cadr and centre details

  2. FOR B.COM STUDENTS IT IS NOT NESSASORY TO QUALIFY B.ED OR ETT FOR ENTANCE EXAM IN PSTET TEST

  3. IT IS GREAT IDEA

  4. i want two grace marks in tet1

  5. in APTET pass marks for genral candidates 60% for B.C. CANDIDATES 50% for S.C. CANDIDATES 40% this rule is recoknidge by all states & U.T. also. in PSTET this condition is same or not

  6. please giveme tet both test papers with solutions in one or two days.

  7. hun kd hona ae test

  8. Mere num 88 result main show ho rahe hai..apne 3 number grace di thi us hisab se mere 91 hue pr show to 88 hi ho rahe hai why?

  9. can i know that when session next TET exam will be held for year 2012?

  10. Plz tell me date tet punjab 2012.

  11. sir physical handicapped person pass mark in pstet

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