HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020:

Just like the exam pattern, HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020 also differs for various subjects. The syllabus covers the basic topics that will be very useful for the candidates. One can go through the important topics and their weightage before starting their preparation. Candidates can download the syllabus in PDF format for all different subjects on the official website.



Details of HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020:

HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020 covers various topics from the Languages, Social Studies and Environmental Science, Himachal Pradesh GK, and awareness. The topic of Child Development and Pedagogy focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning for the children who belong to different groups. The topics of Languages focuses on the skills related to the medium of instructions.

In the same way, all the sections focus on the expertise for the concerned topics. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the prescribed syllabus given by the board on the website. The underneath table encompasses the HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020.

Highlights of HPTET Exam Syllabus 2020

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Principles of the development of children
  • 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 needs

  • Addressing 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 Pedagogy

  • How 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.
  • Motivation and learning
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
 

Language Comprehension

  • Reading unseen passages

Language I

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A 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, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

Language  II

Comprehension

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
 

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A 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

Mathematics

Content

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction etc
 

Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching

Environmental Studies

Content

  • Family and Friends
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
 

Pedagogical Issues

  • Concept 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 Studies

Pedagogical issues

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, Activities and Discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work

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