HTET

HARYANA TEACHER ELIGIBILITYTEST (HTET)


Know Your Exam


A person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher or Lecturer in any of the schools recognized by the Department of School Education, Haryana and affiliated by the Board of School Education, Haryana has to qualify the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test. Qualifying in the Teacher Eligibility Test is made mandatory to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude anda bility to meet the challenges of teaching at Elementary, Secondary and Senior Secondary levels.

In the year 2008, the Board was notified as examining body for the conduct of “Teachers Eligibility Test” by the State Government and thereafter the Board started conducting this test with effect from the year 2008 in the name of STET (School Teachers Eligibility Test) till 2009. However after implementation of RTE Act, 2009 and issuance of notification by the NCTE in the year 2011, this examination was renamed as HTET (Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test). This test is conducted by this Board for all the three categories of school teachers i.e. Primary, TGT and PGT. in accordance with the guidelines and such other Rules/Regulations/Instructions/Policies laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education/Department of School Education, Haryana.


APPLICABILITY OF HTET


In accordance with the provisions made in the Service Rules of various categories of teaching staff in the State of Haryana, RTE Act, 2009 and guidelines framed by the NCTE, HTET shall apply to

i) Schools of the State Government / Local authority referred to in the Service Rules and also Sub-clause (i) of clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act, 2009; and

ii) Schools referred to in Sub clause (ii) of clause (n) of the RTE Act in Haryana.

Provided a School referred to in Sub-clause (iv) of clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act may,for the purpose of Elementary levels, exercise the option of considering either this HTET or the TET conducted by the Central Government.


Eligibility


All individuals who posses minimum educational qualifications etc. as prescribed by the Department of School Education, Government of Haryana are eligible to take this eligibility test. This will be for three categories:-

·        who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V and fulfills the minimum qualification.

·        who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VII Iand fulfills the minimum qualification.

·        who intents to be a lecturer for classes IX to XII and fulfills the minimum qualification.


IMPORTANT


After qualifying HTET the candidates will acquirethe eligibility in respect of having qualified HTET. However, such HTETqualified candidates will need to satisfy all eligibility requirements as perState Recruitment Rules in order to become qualified for getting recruited asteacher of respective category in any of the school as per the qualifyingcondition laid down by prospective employers.


SCHEME/STRUCTURE AND CONTENT


SCHEME

The duration ofexamination will be two and a half hours. There shall be only one paper having150 ” Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)” each carrying one mark with fouralternative out of which one answer will be correct. The question paper foreach category will be based on the content & structure as prescribed by theDepartment of School Education, Government of Haryana.


STRUCTURE AND CONTENT


(Followed for HTET2013-14)

Category No. 1 (Teacher for Classes I to V)

Child Development and pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Environmental Studies

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (Hindi)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (English)

30 MCQs

30 Marks


NATURE AND STANDARD OF QUESTIONS:


The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I-V by the Education Department, Govt. of Haryana.

The Test items for Language I (Hindi) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.

The Language II(English) will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus for classes I-V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be upto the secondary stage.


Category II (Teacher for Classes VI to VIII)


(1) Mathematics and Science Teacher:

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Mathematics and Science

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Language I (Hindi) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (English) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks


(2) Social Studies Teacher:

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Social Studies

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Language II (Hindi/ Sanskrit/ Punjabi / Urdu) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I (English) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks


(3) Home Science/ English/ Arts/ Music Teacher:

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(a.)Social Studies or  (b.) Mathematics and Science

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Language I (Hindi) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (English) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks


(4.) Sanskrit/ Punjabi / Urdu/ Language Teacher:

Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

(a.)Social Studies or  (b.) Mathematics and Science

60 MCQs

60 Marks

Language I (Hindi OR English)(Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II(Sanskrit OR Punjabi OR Urdu)(Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks


CATEGORY-III (LECTURER)


Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language II (Hindi/ San/ Pun/ Urdu)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Language I(English) (Compulsory)

30 MCQs

30 Marks

Subject specific

60 MCQs

60 Marks

NATURE AND STANDARD OF QUESTIONS:


·        The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 14-17 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics,needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

·        The test items for language I (Hindi) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction relevant to the age group of 14-17 years.

·        The Language II (English) will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities relevant to the age group of 14-17 years.

·        The test items in subject specific will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes IX-XII by the Board of School Education Haryana.

·        The questions in the test will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the Board of School Education Haryana for classes IX-XII but their difficulty standard as well linkages could be upto the Post-Graduate level.


Qualifying Criteria


(i) FOR SCHEDULED CASTE CANDIDATES :

55% (83 out of 150)

(ii) FOR ALL OTHER CATEGORIES CANDIDATES :

60% (90 out of 150)