HP TET – syllabus

The HP TET is a state-level exam conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE). The board conducts the exam every year to determine the eligibility of candidates for teaching positions in government schools across Himachal Pradesh. 

The HP TET syllabus covers a range of subjects, and the exam preparation can get overwhelming for aspiring candidates. However, the candidate should ideally develop a strategy based on the HP TET syllabus. This will help the aspiring candidate to not only understand the HP TET syllabus better but also prioritize topics and manage time.

Subjects for HP TET Examination

The HP TET exam syllabus contains topics from the following streams:

  1. Arts
  2. Non-Medical
  3. Medical
  4. Shastri
  5. Language
  6. JBT
  7. Punjabi Language
  8. Urdu Language

HP TET Syllabus for Arts

  • Child psychology & development
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching-learning process
  • General awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Environmental studies
  • English literature & grammar
  • Social studies

HP TET Syllabus for Medical & Non-Medical

  • Child psychology & development
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching-learning process
  • General awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Environmental studies
  • Mathematics, botany & zoology
  • Chemistry & physics

HP TET Syllabus for Shastri 

  • Shastri degree course
  • General awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Environmental studies

HP TET Syllabus for Language Teacher

  • Graduation level Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu course
  • General awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Environmental studies

HP TET Syllabus for JBT

  • Child psychology & development
  • Pedagogy
  • Current affairs
  • General awareness
  • Teaching-learning process
  • Hindi literature & grammar
  • English literature & grammar
  • Mathematics
  • Social science
  • Environmental studies

Candidates are recommended to pick their subject speciality and prepare for the same based on the HP TET syllabus. 

Below is the subject-wise detailed HP TET syllabus. 

  1. HP TET Syllabus for Child Psychology & Development, Pedagogy, Teaching-learning process (For Arts, Medical, Non-medical & JBT)
  • Concept of development & learning
  • Influence of heredity & environment
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive educational
  • Social world & children 
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-dimensional intelligence language & thought
  • Assessing readiness levels of learners
  • Learning and analytical thinking of students and assessing learner achievement.
  • Gender as a social construct; Educational practice encompassing gender-roles and gender bias
  • Addressing people from various backgrounds, including the deprived & disadvantaged
  • Addressing children’s needs with learning disabilities and difficulties.
  • Addressing the talented, creative, specially-abled learners
  • Basic process of learning & teaching
  • Children as scientific investigator and problem-solver
  • Cognition & emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • How children fail to achieve the defined success in schools

2. HP TET Syllabus for General Awareness (For Arts, Medical, Non-medical, Shastri, Language & JBT)

  • HP history
  • HP culture
  • Sports
  • Zoology
  • Famous days & dates.
  • Botany
  • Indian politics
  • Physics
  • Indian parliament
  • Basic GK
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Indian economy
  • Inventions in the world
  • Basic computer
  • Famous books & authors

3. HP TET Syllabus for Environmental Studies-EVS (For Arts, Medical, Non-medical, Shastri, Language & JBT)

  • Scope, significance & concept of EVS
  • Integrated EVS
  • Learning principles
  • Practical work
  • Animals, plants, food, shelter, water & travel

4. HP TET Syllabus for Social Studies (For Arts & JBT)

  • Geography
  • History
  • Political & social life
  • Nature & concept of social studies
  • Classroom activities
  • Developing analytical thinking
  • Problems with teaching the concept of social studies to students

5. HP TET Syllabus for Physics (For Medical & Non-medical)

  • Solid state physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Laws of motion
  • Thermal properties of matter
  • Units and measurements
  • Kinetic theory
  • Work, energy, and power
  • Wave optics
  • Physical-world
  • Mechanical properties of solids
  • Ray optics and optical instruments
  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion in a plane
  • Mechanical properties of fluids
  • Systems of particles and rotational motion
  • Electric charges and fields
  • Moving charges and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electrostatic potential and capacitance
  • Magnetism and matter
  • Current electricity
  • Alternating current
  • Dual nature of radiation and matter
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Waves 2017
  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Communication systems

6. HP TET Syllabus for Chemistry (For Medical & Non-medical)

  • Solid state physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Laws of motion
  • Thermal properties of matter
  • Units and measurements
  • Kinetic theory
  • Work, energy, and power
  • Wave optics
  • Physical-world
  • Mechanical properties of solids
  • Ray optics and optical instruments
  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion in a plane
  • Mechanical properties of fluids
  • Systems of particles and rotational motion
  • Electric charges and fields
  • Moving charges and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electrostatic potential and capacitance
  • Magnetism and matter
  • Current electricity
  • Alternating current
  • Dual nature of radiation and matter
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Waves 2017
  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Communication systems

7. HP TET Syllabus for Mathematics (For Medical & Non-medical)

  • Nature of mathematics
  • Curriculum
  • Problems of mathematics teaching to students
  • Formal & informal methods of teaching

8. HP TET Syllabus for English (For Arts & JBT)

  • Spelling test
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Error correction (Underlined part)
  • Transformation
  • Passage completion
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spotting errors
  • Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Word formation
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Active and passive voice
  • Para completion
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Substitution
  • Joining sentences
  • Theme detection
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Error correction (Phrase in bold)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Data interpretation
  • Spelling test
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence arrangement

The HP TET examination is highly important for candidates who wish to take up positions of teachers in Himachal Pradesh’s government schools. Considering this exam is a stepping stone to a career with a high reputation, candidates must prepare diligently for it while keeping the standard syllabus as an aid. 

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