Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) is all set to conduct the HP Teacher Eligibility Test (HP TET) 2021 examination on November 21, 2021. The exam will be held in pen-and-paper format at selected centres across the country. Admit cards for the eligibility test have already been issued on the official website hpbose.org for registered candidates.
Those who qualify the HP TET 2021 examination will be able to pursue their career in teaching within the state of Himachal Pradesh. To qualify the exam, candidates need a last-minute preparation strategy to ace the exam.
#1 The HP TET 2021 examination covers four important subjects – 1. Child Pedagogy and Development, 2. General Knowledge & Awareness, 3. English Literature & Grammar and 4. Social Studies. The first three subjects are given equal importance of 30 marks whereas Social Studies holds the maximum weightage of 60 marks. So, the weightage must reflect the level of last-minute preparation given to each subject.
#2 With barely 3-4 days left for the eligibility test, candidates do not have ample time to spend on one chapter or one subject. So, they need to compartmentalize the chapters or concepts into three parts – 1. Easy chapters which do not need any revision, 2. Chapters with some tricky concepts and 3. Difficult chapters. This compartmentalization will be useful while preparing for Social Studies and defining the time allocation for each section.
#3 Candidates must use today, November 18, 2021, or tomorrow, November 19, 2021, to revise Social Studies. Ignore the easier chapters and focus on revising the difficult topics. Read the key points or solve questions pertaining to theory-concentrated chapters for quick revision.
#4 In the case of Child Development & Pedagogy, candidates can only prepare by solving mock tests and previous year question papers. This subject needs imagination and deeper thinking ability. Candidates have to teach small children and they must work in that direction to solve this section. Hence, while solving mock tests, they must strive to use their analytical skills rather than merely focusing on getting the right answer.
The General Awareness and Language sections have a common last-minute tip – reading national daily newspapers such as The Hindu or The Indian Express. Both these newspapers cover events happening across the country while maintaining firm control over language usage. Candidates are advised to read any ONE newspaper every morning with a fresh mind, during the last three days. This will increase their confidence in both subjects, giving them an edge over others.
All the best!