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Is Super TET Syllabus Easier than CTET Syllabus?

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Super TET, or Super Teacher Eligibility Test, is an examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board every year. It is an offline examination that selects the best teachers in all government-run schools in this state. Apart from the usual eligibility criteria to apply for this exam, candidates also need to pass Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) or Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) before appearing for Super TET. 

Central Teacher Eligibility Test, or CTET, is meant for recruiting teachers for Class I to Class VIII. Its syllabus is much easier compared to that of Super TET. Only Child Development and Pedagogy, Language, Mathematics, and Social Science are the subjects covered in the CTET syllabus. On the contrary, for Super TET, candidates need to answer questions on Information Technology, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, Science, Life Skills, Child development, and Environmental Science.

Syllabus Assigned for Super TET Examination

There are 11 sections in the Super TET syllabus as officially declared by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board for the exam to be held in 2022. It covers all subjects that teachers of Primary and Upper Primary levels need for teaching their students. BYJU’S Exam Prep can be consulted to find all details of this syllabus of the Super TET Examination. They also provide lists of reference books that can be studied to answer all the questions correctly in this competitive exam held in Uttar Pradesh.

  • All chapters of Hindi grammar and sentence structure are included in the syllabus for the section of General Hindi in the Super TET exam.
  • The syllabus for the English Language section includes Direct and Indirect Speech, Idioms, Phrases, Uses of Vocabulary, Sentence structure, Fill in the blanks, Spelling and meanings of words, Punctuation, Active & Passive Voice, and Parts of Speech.
  • The Super TET syllabus for Mathematics includes Decimal, Percentage, Interest, Profit & loss, Factoring, Numerical ability, Area & Volume, General Algebra, and other chapters of simple Arithmetic.
  • Super TET examinees should go through all the science chapters of Human Body, Hygiene and Nutrition, General Health, use of science in daily life, Energy, Sound, Light, different stages of matters, Animal world, Environmental science, and Natural resources.
  • The syllabus for Environmental and Social Studies includes Solar System, Earth’s structure, Latitude and longitude, Indian geography, Mountains, Rivers, Oceans and marine life, Natural flora and fauna, Indian freedom struggle, and social reformers in India.
  • The syllabus for the Life Skills section in the Super TET exam consists of Professional conduct, Motivation, Role of education, Educational policies, Constitutional rights, effective penalties and legal punishments.
  • There is a section on Teaching Skills in the Super TET exam, in which candidates should achieve high marks for sure success. The syllabus of this paper includes teaching methods, Principles of learning, Initiatives for elementary education, and Educational evaluation.
  • The General Knowledge section in the Super TET exam consists of questions on Current Affairs, National and international events, state-based important events, Awards, Sports, Occupations, Art and Culture.
  • Candidates need to study Factors responsible for Child Development, Personal Variation, Identification of Learning Needs, Creating an environment for learning, Theories of learning and their use in classrooms for answering the questions on Child Psychology.
  • Questions on Logical Knowledge are based on Analogies, Coding and decoding, Puzzles, Critical reasoning, Van diagram and dice, Symbols and notations, Cube number series, and Coded inequalities.
  • The syllabus for Information Technology includes the use of technology in the classroom and school management, technical matters of computers, smartphones, the internet and its applications.

The entire paper for the Super TET exam consists of 150 marks. 40 marks are assigned for Language sections, 30 marks will be given for questions on General Knowledge, and 20 marks will be awarded for questions on Mathematics. Rest sections have questions only for 10 marks each. 5 marks are assigned for each of the Logical Reasoning and Information Technology sections.

The  Super TET syllabus is much tougher than the CTET exam. However, both are meant to recruit capable teachers for teaching children studying in primary classes and above.

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