CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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    CSSET 2020 Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper based. It is organized in two parts i.e. Part A and Part B. Part A question paper is an objective type question paper whereas Part B is subjective type. Part A consist of 40 questions of 160 Marks to be done in 2 hours and every single correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.

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    • Part B consists of 4 questions of 40 marks to be done in 30 minutes time.
    • Every single correct answer will be awarded 10 marks.
    • Part A contains the question of teaching aptitude, Sanskrit literature, general knowledge, mental ability and some questions to check proficiency in Sanskrit language.
    • Part B checks the candidate’s creative writing, Sanskrit linguistic components and comprehension skills.

    CSSET (Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test) exam is conducted every year by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. CSSET 2020 is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in B. Ed programs. 

    CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Given below is the important information highlighted for CSSET 2020 Exam.

    Exam Pattern Highlights
    Exam ModeOffline mode (Pen Paper Based)
    Number of papers 2
    Question Paper Type Paper 1: MCQ Paper 2: Descriptive
    Section in Part 14
    CSSET 2020 Total MarksPaper 1: 160 marks Paper 2: 40 marks
    Exam duration Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 30 minutes
    Exam language Sanskrit

    CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern

    CSSET 2020 is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. The question paper is of 200 marks to be attempted in 180 minutes. Part A comprises 160 marks whereas Part B comprises 40 marks. CSSET is divided in 2 parts i.e. Part A and Part B. Part A contains objective type questions. Part B contains descriptive type question paper. The question paper will only be available in Sanskrit language.

    Part A

    Paper 1 consists of four sections, each having 10 questions from each subject. The questions will be of objective type. The question paper in Part A will consist of questions based on teaching aptitude, Sanskrit literature, general knowledge, mental ability and some questions to check proficiency in Sanskrit language. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and there is no negative marking. If a single question is marked twice then it would be considered as a wrong answer.

    Part B

    Paper 2 comprises four questions to be answered descriptively. Each question carries 10 marks. Part B will contain the questions on creative writing, Sanskrit linguistic components and comprehension.

    Part A10 X4 = 40 questions40 x 4= 160 marksProficiency in Sanskrit Language General knowledge and mental ability Teaching Aptitude Sanskrit Literature
    Part B4 questions4 x 10= 40 marksKnowledge of Sanskrit linguistic components Comprehension test Creative Writing

    CSSET 2020 Marking Scheme

    CSSET 2020 question paper is of 200 marks. Part A consist of 160 marks whereas Part B consist of 40 marks. Each question in part A carries equal marks in question paper. The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer. Every question in Part B carries equal marks i.e. 10 marks for single answer. There is no negative marking in the CSSET exam. There is no deduction of marks for an unattempt question.

    Given below is the marking scheme of CSSET 2020:

    Part A4 marks each
    Part B10 marks each

    CSSET 2020 Syllabus

    PART A

    SubjectTopicsSub topics
    Section – A Sanskrit Language Proficiency – ScopeTreatyMorphs of Words
    Morphs of Verbs
    Offspring suffix
    Tap, Ṅīp, Ṅīṣ
    VoiceActive Voice
    Passive Voice
    Impersonal Voice
    Kāraka & Upapada VibhaktiAccusative Karma
    Instrumental Karaṇa
    Dative Sampradāna
    Ablative Apādāna
    Locative Adhikaraṇa
    Inaccuracy in Spelling
    Section B Testing of General knowledge – ScopeIndian Culture history
    Music Date
    Paint art Music
    Drama Music
    Indian Constitution Stats
    Sanskrit Literature Language
    Indian & Western Historical Places
    Population Capital
    Science (Ancient)
    Modern Awards, Sports, Literature & Science
    Important Days
    Human Rights
    Important World Conferences
    Sanskrit Institutions on National Level
    Contemporary Issues
    Mantal Ability – ScopeArrangement of Alphabets
    Arrangement of Numbers
    Increasing/Decreasing order
    Time, Day, Date, Hours
    Time/Word in Mirror
    Cause & effects, Part & Hall
    Relationship of Basic & Based
    Odd one out
    Upcoming Number, Series
    Numeric/Relative ratios
    Meaningful Order of different Things
    Mathematical Rationality
    Human Relations
    General Rational Statement
    Section – C Teaching Aptitude – ScopeObjectives of Education
    Qualities of Teacher
    Educational Principles
    Teaching Profession
    Classroom Management
    Roll of Teacher
    Teaching Objectives
    Ancient Education
    Sentience about Education
    Educational Commissions
    Educational Problems
    Life-Value Education
    Educational Psychology
    History of Education
    Section – D Sanskrit Literature – ScopeVaidika Vāṅmaya - Scope
    Vaidika Vāṅmaya
    Brāhmana, Āraṇyaka
    Upniṣad, Vedanta
    Darśana Philosophies
    Poets & Dramas
    Prose and Champū
    Modern Compositions

    PART B

    Proficiency in Sanskrit LanguageFunctional Grammar
    Conversion of Voice
    Selection of Viśiṣṭapada
    Conversion of Lakāra, Liṅga, Vachana, Vāchya
    Selection of Nominative, Adjective and Verb
    Selection of Avyayapada, Usage of Pronoun on the place of Noun, Selection of Upmāna Upmeya
    Answering after reading given paragraph
    Answering after reading given Poetic metre
    Writing of a Paragraph of approximately 50 words on a subject from the given options

    CSSET 2020 Recommended Books

    Books plays an important role in the life of students.  Given below are some of the important books recommended for the candidates preparing for CSSET 2020. 

    Book NamePublisher
    Madhya Pradesh Sanvida Shala Shikshak Patrta Pariksha SanskritUpkar Prakashan
    Rajasthan P.S.C. Adhyapak Sanskrit Pratiyogita ParikshaUpkar Prakashan
    Rajasthan Adhyapak Sanskrit ParikshaUpkar Prakashan

    CSSET 2020 Important instructions

    Given below are the important instruction for CSSET candidates should read to avoid any discrepancy:

    • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior to the commencement of exam
    • It is compulsory to bring admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
    • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
    • Do not open the test booklet without permission
    • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
    • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
    • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
    • Failure to follow instructions written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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