Entire PGT syllabus

PGT or the Post Graduate Teachers are designated to teach secondary school and higher secondary school students throughout the country. Post Graduate teachers must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject along with qualifying marks in any of the teaching exams like the PGT Exam to be named as the PGTs. 

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The training for qualifying exams and the degree will help the future PGTs prepare and understand the education system along with a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a high school teaching staff. 

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Key Points for PGT Exam

  1. The PGT exam recruitment will be conducted in three steps:
  1. Written Test
  2. Interview
  3. Marks for special education

2. Once a candidate clears the written PGT exam, they will be eligible to attend the interview round upon which the final decision will be made.

3. The PGT exam syllabus includes concerned subjects from a candidate’s area of education and interest. They can be:

  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Sanskrit
  4. Urdu
  5. Civics
  6. Physics
  7. Mathematics
  8. History
  9. Economics
  10. Geography
  11. Chemistry
  12. Art
  13. Sociology
  14. Agriculture
  15. Pedagogy
  16. Psychology
  17. Biology
  18. Botany
  19. Home Science
  20. Music
  21. Commerce
  22. Military Science
  23. Logic and Reasoning

From these subjects and more, a candidate can choose their concerned subjects and prepare those before appearing for the PGT exam.

PGT Exam Pattern

Some of the important tips about the written test and PGT exam pattern are mentioned below:

  1. The PGT written test follows objective-type questioning.
  2. The written test consists of a total of 125 multiple-choice questions.
  3. For each correct answer, 3.4 marks are awarded.
  4. The maximum number of marks one can score in the PGT written test is 425.
  5. There is no negative marking in the PGT written test.
  6. The time limit for the PGT exam is 2 hours.
  7. Apart from the written test that carries 425 marks, 50 marks are allotted for the interview round, and the other 25 marks for the special education, taking the total PGT recruitment score to 500 marks.
  8. In the interview round, apart from the general questions posed, questions are solely related to the concerned subject of the candidate.

Exam Pattern

UP PGT Written Test

SubjectsTotal QuestionsMarks for QuestionTotal MarksDurationWeightage
Concerned Subjects of a candidate1253.44252 hours85%
General Knowledge
Personality Test
Special Qualification255%


You will get the detailed list of the topics that will cover the complete syllabus of a particular subject from some of the concerned subjects for the PGT exam below. 

EnglishSubstitutionPrepositionsAdjectivesArticlesSynonymsGerundsError CorrectionTransformationPrepositionsNounsActive and Passive Voice SynonymsPara Completion Spelling TestSentence ImprovementJoining Sentences AntonymsHomophonesSentence Arrangement Fill in the blanks Sentence CompletionIdentify the SentencePassage CompletionSuffixesIdioms and Phrases Tag QuestionsOdd Words Plural FormsIdentify the ErrorsTensesPrefixesSentences
Mathematics1. Sets 2. Relations & Functions3. Principle of Mathematical Induction4. Permutations & Combinations5. Complex Numbers6. Linear Inequalities7. Sequence and Series8. Elementary Number Theory9. Quadratic Equations10. Matrices and Determinants11. Two-dimensional Geometry12. Trigonometric Functions13. Inverse Trigonometric Functions14. Differential Calculus15. Applications of Derivatives16. Integral Calculus17. Differential Equations18. Vectors19. Three-dimensional Geometry20. Statistics21. Probability22. Linear Algebra
Social Science HistoryGeographyCivics
Harappan CivilizationThe rise of Magadha in relation to 16 MahajanpadasMauryasGuptasSultanate EraMughal PeriodMedieval PeriodMedieval Architecture British rule on IndiaRevolt of 1857The Indian Freedom MovementConstitution of India
1. Political Theory2. Political Thought3. Indian Political Thought4. Comparative Political Analysis5. International Relations6. India’s Foreign Policy7. Political Institutions in India8. Political Processes in India9. Public Administration10. Governance and Public Policy in India
1. Geomorphology2. Climatology3. Oceanography4. Geography of Environment5. Population and Settlement Geography6. Population Geography7. Settlement Geography8. Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development9. Economic Geography10. Agricultural Geography11. Industrial Geography12. Geography of Transport and Trade13. Regional Development14. Cultural, Social and Political Geography15. Cultural and Social Geography16. Political Geography17. Geographic Thought18. Geographical Techniques19. Geography of India
Economics1. Micro – Economic Analysis2. Macro–Economic Analysis3. Development and Planning4. Public Finance5. International Economics6. Indian Economy7. Statistical Methods
Sanskrit1. Verbal Ability2. Grammar3. Usage of Words4. Fill in the Blanks5. Translation of Sentences6. Error Detection7. Parts of Speech8. Pronoun9. Noun forms10. Vocabulary11. Comprehension 

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