How to Prepare Notes for REET?

Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) is an eligibility test conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER) to fill vacancies for teaching positions in educational institutions. 

It is a state-level entrance exam for candidates looking to apply for teaching positions in BSER schools. REET exam helps aspirants make their career in the government sector. 

For the REET 2021 Examination, BSER has announced vacancies for 32000 posts of TGT (Third Grade Teacher).

This article covers everything from the examination structure to preparing REET notes. 

Now, let’s understand the entire selection process of the examination for a better understanding of subjects and preparation of REET notes. 

Selection Process for REET 

The REET selection process is conducted by RBE or Rajasthan Board of Education to shortlist several aspirants for teaching positions at different levels (Class I to VIII). The entire process involves a written test for two levels – Level 1 (Class I to V) and Level 2 (Class VI to VIII). 

Based on the cut-off marks decided by RBE, an aspirant becomes eligible for the REET selection process. The second round involves a personal interview for the candidates that pass written tests. 

For Level 1 (Class I to V), marks and time distribution is as below,

SubjectNumber of QuestionMarksTotal Time
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
150 Minutes
Mathematics3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Environmental Studies (Rajasthan GK has been included in the EVS section)3030
Total150150

Similarly, for Level 2, marks and time distribution is as below.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksTotal Time
Child Development & Pedagogy3030
150 Minutes
Language – 1 (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)3030
Language – 2 (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)3030
Science & Mathematics OR Social Science6060
Total150150

Now, let’s understand how to prepare REET notes as per different subjects.

Child development & Pedagogy

While preparing REET notes for Child Development and Pedagogy, you need to cover topics like, 

  • Teaching-learning process
  • Learning difficulties
  • Theories of learning and its implication
  • Action research
  • Child Development
  • How children learn and think
  • Individual differences between children
  • Factors that affect child Learning
  • Concept of learning and its processes
  • Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009
  • Meaning and purposes of Assessment
  • Understanding diverse learners
  • Motivation and its Implications on Learning
  • The role of heredity and environment

Special Tip: Try and visualize each aspect of a child’s learning process and keep in mind a practical approach for each scenario.

Mathematics and Science

If you are preparing REET notes for mathematics and science subjects for level 1 or level 2, cover the following topics extensively, 

  • Indices
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Factors
  • Percentage
  • Plane Figures
  • Equations
  • Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Lines and Angles
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Area of Plane Figures
  • Statistics
  • Graphs
  • Living Beings
  • Human Body and Health
  • Animal Reproduction and Adolescence
  • Force and Motion
  • Heat
  • Light & Sound
  • Solar System
  • Chemical Substances
  • Micro-organisms

Special Tip: Understand the scientific concept thoroughly to answer different MCQs in the exam. Also, try and practice algebraic expressions and factors for basic mathematics knowledge.

Language 1 & 2 – English

REET notes for English in language one must contain the following topics,

  • Unseen Prose Passage 
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Word-formation
  • One Word Substitution 
  • Parts of Speech
  • Modal Auxiliaries
  • Phrasal, Verbs, and Idioms
  • Literary Terms
  • Tenses
  • Determiners
  • Change of Degrees 
  • Framing Questions including Wh-questions
  • Active and Passive Voice 
  • Knowledge of English sounds and phonetic symbols 
  • Principles of Teaching English
  • Approaches to English language teaching 
  • Development of language skills

Special Tip: Keep special focus on the grammar side of language for your REET notes, as it will help you score more in the MCQs.

Social Studies

Social studies include all three aspects, i.e. history, geography, and civics. You can bifurcate the topics to create different REET notes.

History

  • Mauryan & Gupta Empires and Post-Gupta Period
  • Medieval and Modern Period
  • Pedagogical Issues – I
  • Pedagogical Issues – II

Civil Studies

  • Indian Civilization, Culture, and Society
  • Indian Constitution and Democracy
  • Resources and Development

Geography

  • Main Components of the Earth
  • Geography and Resources of India
  • Geography and Resources of Rajasthan

Environmental Studies

REET notes for environmental studies must focus on important aspects of how climate change is affecting the environment. Apart from that, other topics you need to cover are,

  • Matter and Energy
  • Public Places and Institutions
  • Living Beings
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Transport and Communication
  • The Significance of Integrated & Environment Studies
  • Clothes and Habitats
  • Concept & Scope of Environment Studies
  • Environmental Studies and Environmental Education Learning Principles
  • Scope and Relation to Science & Social Science

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