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Punjab TET – Previous year question papers

Punjab TET: An Introduction

Punjab TET is a state eligibility test for the placement of teachers in the government schools of Punjab. The conducting of the exam is supervised by the SCERT (State Council of Educational Research & Training), Punjab. The role and job positions for qualifying candidates are decided based on the marks obtained in the papers of the Punjab TET examination. 

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Punjab TET Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates fulfilling the Punjab TET eligibility criteria can apply for the exam, which is held annually. Candidates must ensure they fulfill the eligibility criteria related to the educational qualification, age limit, and more before filling the application form. 

Age LimitThe minimum age limit is 18 years, and there is no maximum age limit to appear for this exam. 
Educational QualificationFor Paper 1 – Classes I to V (Primary):

Candidates must have secured pass marks in the 12th standard with at least 50% marks.
Candidates with a graduation/diploma in elementary education are also eligible to apply. 
For Paper 2 – Classes VI to VIII (Upper Primary):Candidates with a graduation degree from a recognized university along with a B.ED degree, a D.El.Ed/ B.El.Ed degree.

Overview of Punjab TET 

Identifying the exam pattern is one of the most crucial aspects that help formulate the right strategy for Punjab TET preparation. Organized at two different levels, the Punjab TET examination involves two papers: Paper I and Paper II. 

Of the two papers, Paper I is meant for those candidates who aim to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II is held for those who are aspiring to become a teacher for VI to VIII classes. For any other important information related to Punjab TET, an aspirant can visit the official website,

The subjects tested as part of Punjab TET include Language I and II, Science, Environmental Studies, Child Development and Pedagogy for Paper I. Paper II includes Science, Language I and II, Mathematics, and Social Science, Child Development and Pedagogy. 

The total marks of both these papers are 150 in total per paper, and the duration of each paper is 3 hours. 

Punjab TET Preparation Strategy

After identifying the exam pattern, it becomes easier for a student to identify their strengths and weaknesses related to the exam preparation. Subjects like mathematics, science and environmental studies require more attention. 

There are a few different strategies to ace the Punjab TET exam, including: 

  • Completing the important topics strategically
  • Ensuring the revision of these topics
  • Preparing long and short study notes for enhanced convenience and revision 
  • Attempting mock tests 
  • Ensuring best time management 
  • Integrating a de-stressing activity in your schedule to keep monotony and stress at bay
  • Taking a thorough look at previous years’ question papers

Of these tips, referring to previous years’ question papers can prove to be a game-changer for many reasons. It helps a candidate gain an idea of the difficulty level related to the questions that might be asked in the upcoming exam.

Here are a few questions from previous years’ papers of the Punjab TET exam: 

Q1. The best method to study growth and development of the child is:

(1) Psychoanalytic Method

(2) Comparative Method

(3) Developmental Method

(4) Statistical Method

Answer: Developmental Method

Q2. Socialization is a process by which children & adults learn from:

(1) Family

(2) School

(3) Peers

(4) All of these

Answer: All of these

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Q3. Which one of the following is the true statement corresponding to Cephalocaudal Principle of Child’s Development:

(1) Development is from head to foot

(2) Development is from foot to head

(3) Development is from middle to periphery

(4) None of these

Answer: Development is from head to foot

Q4. Term PSRN in development implies:

(1) Problem solving, reasoning & numeracy

(2) Problem solving relationship & numeracy

(3) Perceptual skill, reasoning & numeracy

(4) Perceptual skill, relationship & numbers

Answer: Perceptual skill, reasoning & numeracy

Q5. Frobel’s most important contribution to education was his development of the:

(1) Vocational school

 (2) Kindergarten

(3) Public School

(4) Latin school

Answer: Kindergarten

Q6. The average of seven consecutive numbers is 20. The largest of these numbers is

(1) 20

(2) 22

(3) 23

(4) 24

Answer: 23

Q7. Which of the following is a non-governmental organization dedicated to wildlife conservation?

(1) World Wildlife Fund for Nature, INDIA

(2) Indian Board for Wildlife

(3) National Wildlife Action Plan

(4) All of these  

Answer: World Wildlife Fund for Nature, INDIA

The Bottom Line 

Preparing for Punjab TET requires utmost focus and dedication combined with the selection of the right study material. There is an array of strategies that can help candidates secure better marks in Punjab TET. Referring to the previous years’ question papers is one such foolproof strategy that can steer your entire Punjab TET preparation in the right direction. 

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