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HPTET 2019 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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HPTET 2019 Exam Pattern; Mode, Syllabus, Marking Scheme

Updated On - October 26th 2018

HPTET is a pen and paper based exam comprising 150 objective type questions. The question paper is set by Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education. The syllabus and difficulty level of HPTET will be primarily based on the 10+2 curriculum of state education board.

HPTET is “Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test” conducted for the recruitment of trained graduate teachers in different subjects. The key to success in any entrance test is understanding of the overall paper pattern and weightage of different topics. 

Question paper and syllabi for HPTET 2019 will vary according to the subjects for which candidate applies for. Total time allotted to complete the paper is 150 minutes.

Students can freely attempt all the questions because no provision for negative marking is indicated in HPTET Exam Pattern. For qualifying the examination, the minimum marks required are 90. Each correct answer will carry one mark.

HP TET 2019 Application FormHP TET 2019 Result

HPTET Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam ModeOffline (Pen Paper Based)
Number of Papers1
Question Paper TypeObjective type multiple choice questions
HPTET 2019 Total Marks150
HPTET Qualifying Marks90 (60% of total marks, 150)
Exam Duration150 Minutes
Exam LanguageEnglish

HPTET Exam Pattern In Detail

The sections in HPTET Question Paper will depend upon the subjects opted by the candidates in the application form. Students with a thorough understanding of scheme of examination and concise preparation strategy will have a strong edge over other aspirants Following is the general explanation of HPTET 2019 examination pattern:

  • Paper is comprised of 150 objective type multiple choice questions
  • Examination is conducted through offline mode only
  • Total time duration allotted to complete the paper is 150 minutes
  • Minimum marks required for qualifying the exam is 60% of the total marks

The following tables indicate the detailed examination pattern for different subjects:

HPTET Examination Pattern for TGT (Arts)

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Child Psychology and Development, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning processes30150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
English Literature & Grammar30
Social Studies60
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for TGT (Non-Medical)

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Child Psychology and Development, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning processes30150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Mathematics30
Physics and Chemistry60
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for TGT (Medical)

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Child Psychology and Development, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning processes30150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Botany & Zoology30
Chemistry60
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for Shastri Teacher

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Shastri Degree Course120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for Language Teacher

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Hindi Course of Graduation Level120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for Junior Basic Training (JBT)

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Child Psychology and Development, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning processes30150
English Literature & Grammar30
Hind Literature & Grammar30
Mathematics30
Social Science, Environmental Studies and General Awareness & Current Affairs including Himachal Pradesh30 
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for Punjabi Language

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Pujabi Course of Graduation Level120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

HPTET Examination Pattern for Urdu Language

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMarks
Urdu Course of Graduation Level120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded
  • No negative marking will be applicable in the exam
  • For un-attempted questions, no marks are given or deducted

HPTET 2019 Syllabus

As with the exam pattern, HPTET Syllabus will also differ as per the choice of applicants. Candidates must go through the important topics and their weightage before starting their preparation. The syllabus is available in the PDF format for all different subjects.

The following table shows the subject-wise HPTET Syllabus:

SubjectSectionTopics
Child Development and PedagogyChild Development (Primary School Child)Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Multi Dimensional Intelligence Language & Thought
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needsAddressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
Learning and PedagogyHow children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
Cognition & Emotions
Motivation and learning
Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
Language ILanguage ComprehensionReading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
Pedagogy of Language DevelopmentLearning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching
Language – IIComprehensionTwo unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Pedagogy of Language DevelopmentLearning and acquisition
Principles of language Teaching
Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
Language Skills
Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
Remedial Teaching
MathematicsContentGeometry
Shapes & Spatial Understanding
Solids around Us
Numbers
Addition and Subtraction etc.
Pedagogical issuesNature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning
and learning
Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Language of Mathematics
Community Mathematics
Evaluation through formal and informal methods
Problems of Teaching
Environmental StudiesContentFamily and Friends
Relationships
Work and Play
Animals
Plants
Food
Shelter
Water
Travel
Things We Make and Do
Pedagogical IssuesConcept and scope of EVS
Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
Learning Principles
Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
Approaches of presenting concepts
Activities
Experimentation/Practical Work
Discussion
CCE
Teaching material/Aids Problems
Social StudiesContentHistory
Geography
Social and Political Life
Pedagogical issuesConcept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
Class Room Processes, Activities and Discourse
Developing Critical thinking
Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
Sources – Primary & Secondary
Projects Work

Recommended Books for HPTET 2019

Candidates for the most part are advised to stick to the textbooks for preparation of individual subjects. However, the sample papers and mock tests suggested in the table below will definetely help in the revsion of key topics.

Books NamePublisher
HPTET 2011 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper II for Class 6-8 Social Studies and Social Science Teacher Selection HindiArihant Experts
HPTET 2011 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper I for Class 1-5 Teacher Selection
HPTET 2011 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper II for Class 6-8 Science and Mathematics Teacher Selection Hindi
HPTET-2011 Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 2 for Class 6-8 Social Studies/Social Science Teacher
HPTET Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test TET Paper I Class 1-5 Hindi

*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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