PSTET 2023 Exam Pattern: Check Section-wise Paper Pattern of Paper 1 & 2

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 ( PSTET )

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Updated on Mar 14, 2024 17:24 IST

PSTET Exam Pattern 2023 is prescribed by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The PSTET 2023 exam is conducted offline as a pen and paper-based test. The exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The PSTET Paper 1 is for Classes 1 to 5 teachers and Paper 2 is for Classes 6 to 8 teachers. Candidates who wish to become Classes 1 to 8 teachers need to appear for both papers. Here in this article, we have provided the latest PSTET exam pattern as per the official notification. Candidates are advised to go through the pattern and structure given below to know the types of questions asked in the exam, number of questions and the marking scheme. 

Q:   What is the duration of PSTET Exam?

A:

The duration of the PSTET (Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test) Exam is 2.5 hours (150 minutes) for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam is conducted in two shifts, with Paper 1 conducted in the morning shift and Paper 2 conducted in the afternoon shift. Each paper of the PSTET Exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), with each question carrying one mark. The questions are designed to test the candidates' knowledge, understanding, and pedagogical skills related to the relevant subjects. Candidates are advised to manage their time well during the exam and allocate sufficient time for each section of the paper. They should also read the instructions carefully before attempting the questions and avoid making any mistakes while filling in the answer sheet.

 

Q:   How to get a job after qualifying for PSTET?

A:

After qualifying the PSTET exam, the candidates are awarded with the eligibility Certificate. PSTET does not guarantee any job after the candidate qualifies the exam. Though, the candidates will become eligible for the recruitment exam after qualifying for the PSTET exam. The recruitment exam for recruiting teachers in the schools of Punjab. The candidates can apply for the different vacancies according to their eligibility. The Punjab government releases the vacancies for the teachers according to the needs of the state.

 

Q:   How many questions are asked in PSTET exam?

A:

PSTET (PunjabTeacher Eligibility Test) exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper has 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with four options and a single correct answer. The total marks for both papers are 150, with each question carrying one mark. The distribution of questions and marks in each paper is as follows :-

  • Paper 1: The 150 MCQs are divided into five sections, with 30 questions in each section. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 (Punjabi), Language 2 (English), Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. 
  • Paper 2: The 150 MCQs are divided into five sections, with 30 questions in each section. The sections are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 (Punjabi), Language 2 (English), Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science.

It is important to note that each question carries equal weightage, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks to qualify the PSTET exam.

 

PSTET Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights

Have a look at the highlights of the PSTET 2023 exam pattern below.

  • The PSTET question paper comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQ); each question has four alternatives and candidates need to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet
  • Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking in the PSTET 2023
  • The question paper is bilingual, comprising questions in Punjabi and English
  • The difficulty level of the questions asked in Paper 1 and 2 is going to be of secondary and senior secondary level, respectively
  • According to NCTE guidelines, candidates need to score 60 per cent marks to qualify the exam. Have a look at the category-wise qualifying marks below

Category

PSTET qualifying marks

PSTET qualifying percentage (%)

General 

90

60

OBC/SC/ST

82

55

  • Qualifying candidates will receive the PSTET certificate post-document verification. The certificate is valid for a lifetime

Q:   What is the difficulty level of questions asked in the PSTET exam?

A:

The difficulty level of questions asked in PSTET (Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test) Exam can be considered moderate, with some questions being easy and some being more challenging. The questions are designed to test the candidates' understanding of the relevant concepts, and the syllabus is based on the topics covered in the primary and upper primary school curriculum. The difficulty level of the questions in the PSTET Exam may vary from year to year, and it also depends on the level of preparation of the candidates. However, in general, the questions are based on the fundamental concepts of various subjects, and candidates who have a good understanding of these concepts and have prepared well for the exam should be able to answer them easily. To prepare well for the PSTET Exam, candidates are advised to go through the syllabus thoroughly and practice previous years' question papers and mock tests.

 

Q:   In which mode the PSTET exam is conducted?

A:

The PSTET exam is conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test. Candidates need to mark their answers on the OMR sheet. The candidates need to fill the sheet carefully as no extra OMR sheet will not be given in the exam. However, the PSTET application process is complete online process. The candidates have to fill out he application form online on the official website. Other than this the application fee have to paid online.

 

Q:   How many sections are there in PSTET Paper 1?

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PSTET Paper 1 consists of 5 sections, namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1 (Punjabi), Language 2 (English), Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. Each section contains 30 questions, with a total of 150 questions and a maximum score of 150 marks.

  • PSTET Paper 1 includes:
    • Child Development and Pedagogy: This section tests the candidates' understanding of the concepts and principles of child development and the process of learning. It includes questions on child psychology, teaching methodologies, learning theories, etc.
    • Language 1 (Punjabi): This section tests the candidates' proficiency in the Punjabi language, including grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
    • Language 2 (English): In this section, candidates can choose to answer questions in either English. The section tests the candidates' proficiency in the chosen language, including grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
    • Mathematics: This section tests the candidates' knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts, including numbers, geometry, algebra, etc.
    • Environmental Studies: This section tests the candidates' knowledge of the environment, including topics such as ecology, pollution, natural resources, etc. Each section carries equal weightage, and candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks to qualify the PSTET exam. The exam is conducted for a duration of 2.5 hours, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
 

PSTET Exam Pattern 2023

Have a look at the PSTET exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below:

PSTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2023

The PSTET Paper 1 comprises 150 questions from five sections. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern below.

PSTET sections

Number of MCQs

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Total

150

150

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PSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023

The PSTET Paper 2 comprises 150 questions from four sections. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern below.

PSTET sections

Number of MCQs

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

Or, Social Studies (for Social Studies Teacher)

Or, any of the above groups (for any other subject)

 

60

60

Total

150

150

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Q:   How many times is the PSTET exam conducted in a year?

A:

The PSTET (Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test) exam is conducted once a year by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The exam is usually conducted in the month of May-June, and the notification for the exam is released a few months prior to the exam date. It is important to note that the PSTET exam is conducted in two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who wish to become teachers for students in the age group of 6-11 years need to appear for Paper 1, while candidates who wish to become teachers for students in the age group of 11-14 years need to appear for Paper 2. Candidates who wish to become teachers for both age groups need to appear for both papers.

 

Q:   How many sections are there in PSTET Paper 2?

A:

PSTET Paper 2 also consists of 5 sections, but the content of these sections is different from that of Paper 1. The sections in PSTET Paper 2 are:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy: This section is similar to the one in Paper 1, but the questions are designed to test the candidates' understanding of the educational psychology and teaching methodologies for students in the age group of 11-14 years.
  2. Language 1 (Punjabi): This section is also similar to the one in Paper 1, but the questions are designed to test the candidates' proficiency in the Punjabi language for students in the age group of 11-14 years.
  3. Language 2 (English): This section is similar to the one in Paper 1, but the questions are designed to test the candidates' proficiency in the English language for students in the age group of 11-14 years.
  4. Mathematics and Science: This section tests the candidates' knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts, as well as their understanding of basic concepts in Science subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, etc.
  5. Social Studies/Social Science: This section tests the candidates' knowledge of social studies and social Science subjects, including history, geography, civics, and economics. Each section carries equal weightage, and candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks to qualify the PSTET exam. The exam is conducted fora duration of 2.5 hours, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of the PSTET exam?

A:

The marking scheme of PSTET 2024 exam is as follows :-

  • The PSTET exam consists of multiple-choice questions, where each question carries one mark.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers, which means that candidates do not lose marks for wrong answers.
  • The PSTET exam has a total of 150 questions, and the maximum marks that can be scored are 150.
  • To qualify the PSTET exam, candidates need to score a minimum of 60% marks, which means that they need to score at least 90 marks out of 150.

It is important to note that the PSTET exam is conducted in two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The marking scheme for both papers is the same, with each paper consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions and carrying a maximum of 150 marks. However, the content of the two papers is different, and candidates need to appear for the paper that is relevant to their desired teaching level.

 

PSTET Syllabus 2023

The PSTET Syllabus 2023 is prescribed by the PSEB. The PSTET syllabus carries Paper 1 and Paper 2. The PSTET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies and the Paper 2 syllabus contains questions from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. 

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Answered a month ago

Candidates should be a minimum of 18 of age in order to be eligible to apply for the PSTET exam. There is no upper age limit for the PSTET exam. The educational qualification to apply for the PSTET exam has been given below for the candidates:

Primary

  • Class 12 with minimum 50 per cent marks and passed

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Answered a month ago

Yes, the PSTET exam is conducted on a single day but in two different shifts. The details of the PSTET exam shifts has been given below for the candidates:

  • Shift 1 is conducted from 10:00 am-12:30 pm for PSTET Paper 1
  • Shift 2 is conducted from 2:30-5:00 pm for PSTET Paper 2

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Answered a month ago

Yes, the exam conducting authority does provide the facility for online form correction. Though, you are advised to fill all particulars in the PSTET form carefully to be free from any hassle. The important points for PSTET application correction window has been given below: 

  • The correction window wi

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The steps has been given below to make corrections in the PSTET application form: 

  • Step1: Visit the PSTET official website 
  • Step 2: Click on the application correction link
  • Step 3: Fill out the login credentials
  • Step 4: Make corrections to your online application form
  • Step 5: Submit the application form

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Answered a month ago

Check the PSTET application fee for different categories below 

Category

Fee for one paper (in INR)

Fee for two papers (in INR)

General & BC 9001800
SC/ST/Physical Handicapped6001200
Ex-Serviceman Self OnlyNILNIL

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Answered a month ago

When filling out the PSTET (Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test) application form, you may need to refer to certain documents to ensure that you provide accurate and complete information. Here are the documents that you should keep handy:

  1. Aadhaar Card or any other government-issued photo ID proof
  2. Educatio

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The candidates should take valid photo identity proof with them to the exam centre. The list of the photo identity proof has been given below for the candidates:

  • Adhaar Card
  • Voter Id
  • Pan Card
  • Driving Licence, etc.

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Answered a month ago

No, the PSTET application form can be filled in online mode only on the official website of the board. The board follows a structure of completing exam process in which the online application is part of the structure. The candidates have to fill out the PSTET form online according to the norms of th

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No, once submitted, you cannot make any changes to the PSTET application form. The candidates have to be careful while filling the application form because the form cannot be edited after the final submission. Though the application correction window is activated for the candidates to make changes i

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No, you can apply and appear for the PSTET exam for any number of times till you attain the desired scores. The PSTET Certificate is valid for a lifetime according to the norms of NCTE. Though, the candidates can take the PSTET exam to upgrade their marks. The guidelines have been given below for th

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