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HTET: Latest Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

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HTET: Latest Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips
September 13, 2021
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In the official notification of HTET 2020-21, BSEH also specified the syllabus of the exams for each post. Hence, how many subjects the candidates will have to appear for depends on the posts they have applied for. Below is the summarised syllabus of the HTET 2021 exam.

HTET Exam Syllabus

The common subjects for all the posts are— Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK, English, Hindi, Child Development and Pedagogy. For levels 2 and 3, viz. posts of Trained Graduate Teachers and Post Graduate Teachers, the additional subject will be the subject which the candidate has applied for. For the Primary Teacher candidates, the additional sections will be Mathematics and Environmental Science.

 

Post Subjects
PRT (Level 1) Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude,  GK, English, Hindi, Child Development and Pedagogy, Environmental Science, Maths
TGT (Level 2) Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude,  GK, English, Hindi, Child Development and Pedagogy, Subject chosen by the applicant
PGT (Level 3) Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude,  GK, English, Hindi, Child Development and Pedagogy, Subject chosen by the applicant

Check the official notification of HTET 2020-21 here.

Table of Contents

HTET Exam PRT Syllabus:

  • The questions from Child Development and Pedagogy will test you on the psychology of teaching and learning relevant to 6-11 years old students. This section will check your understanding of the individual features and requirements of different learners, interaction with learners and so on.
  • The language sections, viz. English and Hindi, of course, checks on your proficiency in that medium of instruction.
  • Emphasize the past and present affairs of Haryana State for the General Awareness part.
  • In the sections of Mathematics and Environmental Studies in the HTET exam pattern, the candidate will be examined on the concepts, problem-solving abilities, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In these sections, the questions will be mostly from the different topics of the syllabi of classes I-V, but their level of difficulty may be of secondary standard.

 

HTET Exam TGT Syllabus:

  • The questions from Child Development and Pedagogy will test you on the teaching and learning relevant to 11-16 years old students. This section will check your understanding of the individual features and requirements of different learners, interaction with learners and so on.
  • The language sections, viz. English and Hindi, of course, checks on your proficiency in that medium of instruction for the students who are 11-16 years old.
  • Focus on the past and present affairs of Haryana State for the General Awareness part.
  • In the subject-specific section in the HTET exam pattern, the candidates will be examined on the concepts, problem-solving abilities, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • The questions in Level-2 will be mostly from the different topics of the syllabi of classes VI-X, but their level of difficulty may be of higher secondary standard.

 

HTET Exam PGT Syllabus:

  • The questions from Child Development and Pedagogy will test you on the teaching and learning relevant to 14-17 years old students. This section will check your understanding of the individual features and requirements of different learners, interaction with learners and so on.
  • The language sections in HTET 2021 paper, viz. English and Hindi, of course, checks on your proficiency in that medium of instruction for the students who are 14-17 years old.
  • Focus on the past and present affairs of Haryana State for the General Awareness part.
  • In the subject-specific section in the HTET exam pattern, the candidates will be examined on the concepts, problem-solving abilities, and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
  • The questions on the chosen subject in Level-3 of HTET 2021 will be mostly from the different topics of the BSEH syllabi of classes IX-XII, but their level of difficulty may be of the post-graduation standard.

 

HTET Exam Pattern

HTET Exam Pattern depends on the post or the level of the exam. Yet, one thing is common for all the levels— which is the total number of questions will be 150. You have to solve the paper within 2 hours 30 minutes. The major points of the exam pattern are as follows:

  • This is an offline exam, i.e., pen and paper-based.
  • The questions will be multiple-choice type, with four options for each question.
  • You will score 1 mark for each right answer.
  • Negative marking does not apply to the HTET exam.
  • The paper will be both in Hindi and English mediums.
  • Total number of questions – 150
  • Time limit – 2 hours and 30 minutes

The common subjects for all the posts in HTET 2021 are— Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK, English, Hindi, Child Development and Pedagogy. For levels 2 and 3, viz. posts of Trained Graduate Teachers and Post Graduate Teachers, the additional subject will be the subject which the candidate has applied for. For the Primary Teacher candidates, the additional sections will be Mathematics and Environmental Science.

Check out the detailed exam patterns for all the posts in the below tables:

For PRT (Level 1):

This is the post of a Primary Teacher. The selected candidates will have to teach from class I to class V.

Subjects No. of Questions in HTET 2021 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 10 10
Reasoning 10 10
GK 10 10
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Hindi 15 15
English 15 15
Maths 30 30
Environmental Science 30 30
Total 150 150

 

For TGT (Level 2):

A Trained Graduate Teacher is meant to teach class VI to class VII.

Subjects No. of Questions in HTET 2021 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 10 10
Reasoning 10 10
GK 10 10
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Hindi 15 15
English 15 15
Subject applied for 60 60
Total 150 150

 

For PGT (Level 3):

The Post Graduate Teachers will have the responsibility to teach students of class IX to class XII.

Subjects No. of Questions in HTET 2021 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 10 10
Reasoning 10 10
GK 10 10
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Hindi 15 15
English 15 15
Subject applied for 60 60

The post-wise and category-wise qualifying marks are tabulated below:

Posts Qualifying Marks in HTET 2021
SC/PwD Candidates from Haryana All other candidates except SC/PwD SC/PwD Candidates from other states
PRT 82 (55%) 90 (60%) 90 (60%)
TGT 82 (55%) 90 (60%) 90 (60%)
PGT 82 (55%) 90 (60%) 90 (60%)

 

HTET : Recommended Books

Despite a lot of study materials being easily available on the internet nowadays, nobody can deny the importance of books for solid preparation. So, we are hereby recommending some of the books that we think might come in handy. These books have been preferred by people who have qualified HTET. You can buy them at any book store of your acquaintance or order them online to prepare for HTET 2021.

 

Subject Book name Author/ Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Reasoning Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning R.S.

Agarwal

GK General Knowledge Lucent Publication
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development and Pedagogy Kiran Publication
English English Language Geeta Sahani, Pearson Publication
EVS Environmental Studies Wiley Publication
Subject chosen by the applicant NCERT books up to 12th grade NCERT
Social Science Social Studies Disha Publication

 

Here are some more books that are specially structured for the HTET exam:

  • HTET PGT (Level 3) Exam Guide 2021 Edition  (English, Paperback, RPH Editorial Board)
  • HTET Complete Guidebook For (Level 1,2&3) Class 1-5 (PRT), Class 6-8 (TGT) and Class 9-12 (PGT) Exam 2021
  • Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test TGT (Level 2) English – Exam Guide (English, Paperback, R Gupta)

 

HTET Exam Preparation Tips

  • Minutely study the previous years’ question papers of HTET and be familiar with the HTET exam pattern over and over.
  • Keep yourself updated with current affairs. So, catch up with the newspaper and discuss the news with your friends. Hence, both your understanding of the topic and vocabulary will get strong, which will help you in HTET 2021.
  • Proper planning for preparation is a must. So, design a customized schedule keeping your comfort and capacity in mind, and try to maintain it.
  • Read as many books as you can in both languages because there is nothing better than books for honing the skills you are going to require in this job profile.
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses while preparing for HTET 2021. According to that, decide which portions to do first in the examination. The most efficient order of solving questions is different for everyone because everyone has different comfort zones. You and only you can understand what works best for you. So, try not to follow anyone else’s suggestion about it.
  • Learning and chapter-wise practising will get you nowhere if you do not regularly take mock tests for HTET 2021 within strict time limits. Answering all the questions accurately within time is not easy, especially in the exam hall; but this is what makes the difference.

 

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Additional Tips:

  • Do not overdo anything to ultimately end up exhausted. Physical and mental relaxation is really important. It would be great if you can manage some time every day for light exercises.
  • You may try tutoring some students privately. This will help you understand different students’ psychology, behaviour, and requirements better. This is not necessarily a preparation method for the written exam in HTET 2021, but in a real job, you might find it helpful.
  • Hard work is necessary, but smart work is even more important. Do not give most of your time to a single topic. Clear the basics of all the topics first. Then gradually increase the difficulty levels. At every stage of preparation, practice every topic of every subject at the same standard. Build it layer-by-layer— first lay the fundamentals, then develop the upper storeys gradually.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q.1 What is the duration of the HTET 2021 exam?

A. The exams for all the posts in HTET 2021 have to be completed within 2 hours and 30 minutes. Practice solving papers within this time. So it will be easier when the time comes.

Q.2 Does one require writing long answers HTET examination?

A. Though the exam will be conducted offline, i.e. in pen and paper mode, it is not a descriptive exam. All the questions will be multiple-choice based.

Q.3 What is the qualifying mark in the written exams of HTET 2021?

A. The qualifying marks in all the levels aka posts in HTET 2021 are 55% (82 marks) for the SC and PwD candidates of Haryana, and 60% (90 marks) for candidates belonging to all other categories and living anywhere in India including Haryana.

Q.4 What is the job location?

A. The Board of Secondary Education, Haryana will decide your posting once you get selected. Usually, they try to employ people in schools not very far from their residences. But of course, it will be one of Haryana’s schools.

Q.5 How many questions will be asked in the HTET 2021 papers?

A. The paper will contain a total of 150 questions, carrying 1 mark each.

Q.6 Will there be negative marking?

A. Luckily, HTET 2021 exam does not have negative markings. So that is not going to be an extra burden during the examination. You can answer the questions in a more relaxed state of mind.

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