HPTET 2021

HP TET or Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is an examination conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE). Aspirants looking to gain teaching jobs of primary teachers (classes 1 to 5) and upper primary (classes 6 to 7) can qualify through the HP TET. 

For B.Ed students, HP TET is mandatory even for getting a job at private schools or government schools in Himachal Pradesh. 

Here, we will provide an overview of everything you need to know about the examination, like the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, etc. Let’s start with the exam pattern and eligibility criteria for the HP TET exam.

Examination Pattern of HP TET

The selection process for HP TET includes a written test with qualifying marks. These marks need to be within the predetermined range of minimum marks for qualification, which is 60%. 

The written test exam pattern for HP TET (Arts/Medical/Non-Medical/JBT)

SubjectsTotal QuestionsMarks
Child Psychology and Development, Pedagogy, Teaching-Learning Processes30150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
English Literature & Grammar30
Social Studies60
Total150150

The written test exam pattern for HP TET (Hindi/Punjabi/Urdu)

SubjectsTotal QuestionsMarks
Language Course (Hindi/Punjabi/Urdu) of Graduation Level120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

The written test exam pattern for HP TET (Shastri Teacher)

SubjectsTotal QuestionsMarks
Shastri Degree Course120150
General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environment Studies30
Total150150

Now that we know the examination pattern, let’s understand the minimum eligibility for an aspirant to apply for the HP TET exams.

Eligibility Criteria for HP TET

There are two sets of eligibility criteria that you need to fulfill before applying for the HP TET exams. First is the age limit, and the other is the educational eligibility predefined by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.

Age Limit Criteria

  • For age criteria, there is no upper limit. You can apply for the HP TET exam as per educational qualifications.
  • However, the age limit will be defined by an appointing authority at the time of appointment as per recruitment guidelines.
  • Up to 5% age relaxation for reserved categories of SC/ST/OBC/PHH.

Educational Qualification

SubjectsQualification
TGT (Arts)BA/B.Com graduation with an aggregate of 50% marks or passed senior secondary with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 4 years in BEE (Bachelor in Elementary Education).
TGT (Non-Medical)B.Sc (NM) with an aggregate of 50% marks and 1 year of B.Ed or senior secondary with a minimum of 50% of marks and 4 years in BEE (Bachelor in Elementary Education).
TGT (Medical)B.Sc with minimum 50% marks and 1 year of Bachelor in Education/Senior Secondary with minimum 50% marks and 4 years of Bachelor of Elementary Education or B.Sc (Medical).
Junior Basic TrainingPassed 12th with an aggregate of 50% of marks and 2 years JBT certificate course or senior secondary with at least 50% marks and 2 years of Diploma in Elementary Education (DEE)/Graduation with DEE.
HindiLanguage TeacherB.A. with Hindi as the core subject, and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (DEE)
ShastriShastri course with minimum 50% marks from an authorized institution/university recognized by the HP Government.
Punjabi Language TeacherB.A. with Punjabi as a core subject and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (DEE).
UrduLanguage TeacherB.A. with Urdu as the core subject and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (DEE).

Now that we have discussed the exam pattern, minimum educational qualification, and eligibility criteria, let’s discuss the syllabus for the HP TET exams.

HP TET Syllabus

There are several subjects that are included in the HP TET syllabus, including child development, pedagogy, general awareness, current affairs, languages, and others. 

Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

  • Development and learning concepts
  • Child-centric progressive education concepts
  • Social and children welfare
  • Critical perspective of intelligence construction in children
  • Multi-dimensional intelligence
  • Assessment of learning levels
  • Critical thinking in classroom
  • Gender as a social construct and gender roles
  • Inclusive education and special needs of children
  • Understanding the needs of children with impairments and learning issues
  • Addressing specially abled learners and children

Learning and Pedagogy

  • Cognitions and emotions
  • Basic teaching processes
  • Children as scientific investigator
  • Thinking and learning in children
  • Motivation and learning

Mathematics Syllabus

  • Shapes and spatial understanding 
  • Numbers
  • Logical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Solids

Environmental Studies Syllabus

  • Plants and food
  • Shelter and water
  • Travel
  • Family values
  • Work and play
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Learning principles
  • Experimentation
  • Discussion
  • Activities

Social Studies Syllabus

  • Social and political life
  • History
  • Geography
  • Social science
  • Problems of teaching social science
  • Classroom processes

Conclusion

Discussing the exam pattern, eligibility criteria, age limit, and the syllabus, the focus of this article is to help you prepare for the HP TET exams. With this information, you can prepare for the exam and qualify for teaching jobs in private and public schools in Himachal Pradesh. 

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