Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will conduct the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) 2019. SCERT Punjab has handed over the responsibility of conducting the exam to PSEB and details of the same are now available through pseb.ac.in. The board has in turn released PSTET 2019 notification at pstet.net.
Although the exam is being officially called the PSTET 2018, the exam date has been fixed as December 15, 2019.
Registration will commence tomorrow, that is on November 3, 2019. And will remain available until November 25, 2019. After that application form correction facility will be available from November 26, 2019 to November 28, 2019. One week before the exam, on November 9, 2019, PSEB will issue admit card for all applicants.
PSEB has levied an application fee amount equal to Rs 600 for general and BC candidates, and Rs 300 for SC, ST, PH candidates – when only one paper is being applied for. However those who wish to appear in both papers need to pay Rs 1200 if they belong to general and BC category, or Rs 600 if they belong to SC, ST, PH category. Ex-servicemen do not have to pay any fee.
In order to be eligible for the TET, candidates are required to have relevant academic and professional qualification that are specified in the NCTE notification dated 23rd August 2010. Those who are pursuing such teacher education courses are also eligible.
The official notification supersedes any and all other notifications that one might have come across in the recent past. For instance last month, a notification had gone viral regarding PSTET 2019, with vastly different information.
On the new official website pstet.net, PSEB has also provided the complete syllabus. It prescribes that language I in both papers is punjabi, and language II is english. The officially recommended books for a lot of the portions, happen to be NCERT textbooks.
There will be two papers under PSTET – I and II. Paper I will be for candidates who wish to teach classes 1st to 5th. The exam will have 30 questions of as many marks from five sections namely child development and pedagogy, language I, language II, mathematics, environmental studies.
Whereas paper II will be for those who will become teachers of classes 6th to 8th. There will be 30 questions of 30 marks each in three sections namely child development and pedagogy, language I, language II, and the fourth section will have 60 questions of 60 marks. There will be two options in the said fourth section, mathematics and science for mathematics and science teachers, social studies for social studies teachers, any other teacher can opt for either of the two.
Qualifying marks in the TET will be 60%. The state may decide to provide relaxation to reserved category candidates.
The aim of PSTET 2019, as it is of all TETs in India, is to work towards betterment in teacher quality which in turn would result in a better education system in the nation. It is mandatory to qualify TET in order to become a teacher in an approved school.