Paper I

Teaching Aptitude:-

Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements, Learner’s characteristics, Factors affecting teaching, Methods of teaching, Teaching aids, Evaluation systems.

Research Aptitude:-

Research: Meaning, characteristics and types, Steps of research, Methods of research, Research Ethics, Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium, Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

Reading Comprehension:-

A passage to be set with questions to be answered.


Communication Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication

Reasoning (Including Mathematical):-

Number series, letter series, codes, Relationships, classification.

Logical Reasoning:-

Understanding the structure of arguments, Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning, Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy, Verbal classification, Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship, Venn diagram, Analytical Reasoning.

Data Interpretation:-

Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data, Quantitative and qualitative data, Graphical representation and mapping of data.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT):-

ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses, General abbreviations and terminology, Basics of internet and e-mailing.

People and Environment:-

People and environment interaction, Sources of pollution, Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources, Natural hazards and mitigation