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PRT Question Paper Pattern

PRT stands for Primary Teacher. An elementary or primary teacher imparts education to students of the Primary levels of schooling, i.e., from classes 1st to 5th. In order to become a Primary Teacher, an applicant must have a D.EI.Ed or Diploma in Elementary Education. This diploma is a full-time as well as distance learning course of 2-years. 

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This diploma comprises 4 semesters and is good enough to prepare a candidate for working as a primary teacher in various primary schools. Various private, as well as Government Institutions all over the country, provide teaching aspirants with this Diploma in Elementary School Education. The National Institute of Open Schooling, or NIOS, is one of the most reputed institutes for pursuing this course.

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This institute provides this two-year-long diploma along with a very challenging and innovative curriculum with respect to the Elementary and Primary Education Programmes available in the country. One can get admission in D.El.Ed by clearing an entrance exam for which the applicant needs to be a senior secondary school graduate or equivalent by scoring at least 50 percent marks aggregate wise. 

This year, KVS has already announced a total of 3200 PRT or Primary Teacher Vacancies for all subjects taught in schools. Let’s take a glance at the entire Exam Syllabus and Pattern for this year’s KVS PRT hiring:

KVS PRT PRIMARY Teacher Exam Pattern 2021

TestSubjectsTotal Number of QuestionMarks AllottedTime Allotted
Part – 1English (General)10102 hours and 30 minutes
Hindi (General)1010
Part – 2Current Affairs and General knowledge 1010
Reasoning and Logical Ability1010
Computer and Technical Literacy1010
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Additional points:

  • An interview session follows the written test.
  • The Interview session will have a total of 60 Marks.
  • The final mark list will be released after assessing both the interview and the written exam.
  • The total ratio of marks with respect to the interview vs written PRT Test is 15:85.

KVS PRT PRIMARY Teacher Syllabus 2021

Now let’s take a glance at the syllabus of Part-1 and Part-2 of the PRT exam:

English GeneralTensesVerbs Active-Passive VoiceArticles Subject-verb agreementReading comprehensionAdverbsNounsJumbled Sentences CorrectionRearrangement of sentencesParajumbles Unseen PassagesAntonymsVocabularySynonymsIdiomsGrammar PhrasesFill in the blanks 
Hindi GeneralVocabularyAntonyms Grammar Translation of English Sentences Synonyms Fill in the BlanksCorrection of errors Reading ComprehensionPhrases Singular and Plural Forms 
Current  Affairs and General Knowledge Static GKImportant DaysBooks and AuthorsIndian HistoryIndian National Movement freedom strugglePolityAwards and Honors GeographyGeneral PolityBudget as well as Five Year Plans Niti AyogCurrent Affairs – International and National States and their capitals of IndiaIndian EconomyNational and international OrganizationsGeneral Knowledge –Discoveries and Inventions General ScienceComputer knowledgeSportsCountries and their capitalsAbbreviations
Reasoning and Logical  AbilitySpatial Orientation Arithmetic Number SeriesObservationArithmetical ReasoningRelationship concepts
Non-verbal series DiscriminationVisual Memory AnalogiesDifferences and SimilaritiesSpatial VisualizationDecoding and coding
Letter and Symbol Series Number SeriesEssential PartVerbal ClassificationVerbal ReasoningAnalogiesLogical ProblemsTheme DetectionArtificial Languages Cause and Effect relations Matching Definitions Statement and Conclusion Making Judgments Statements and Arguments Logical Deduction
Computer  and Digital LiteracyUsing Paint Brush  Computer BasicsMore in PaintComputer Peripherals Word ProcessorAbout DesktopInternetExploring WindowsComputer HistoryPowerpoint PresentationFormatting Word Document
Pedagogy(i) Child Development and Childhood:Physical and Motor Development Prospective in development
Emotional and social development
Early Childhood development
(ii) Curriculum and Education: Learning Knowledge and curriculum
Learner and TeachingFacilitation of personal growth Knowledge as well as enquiry MethodsImportance of application  in teaching Learners and their respective contexts Importance of ICT in education Pedagogic practice
iii) Methodology: Early LiteracyUnderstanding LanguageMathematical Education for all primary school childrenListeningReadingSpeakingWritingCommunication and LanguageTeaching and lesson plans Classroom Management
iv)Gender wise equal and inclusive Education: How to teach specially-abled ChildrenCulturally Inclusive EducationSociety and  School Gender parity

The next step after understanding the complete paper pattern and syllabus of PRT exams is to devise a study plan and chalk out a routine of how to cover all topics and practice enough questions. Practicing sample papers is the key to cracking such exams. Once you have finished reading up all the theory and cleared all concepts, make sure to solve maximum mock papers and practice tests. For current affairs and GK, reading the newspaper daily and consistent revision is very important.

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