TNSET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018

TNSET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018


i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions/ MCQs and will be held on 04.03.2018 (Sunday) in three separate sessions as follows:

Session Paper Marks No of Qns Duration
First I 100 50 Questions – all compulsory 1 hr 15 mins (9.30 am to 10.45 am)
Second II 100 50 Questions – all compulsory 1 hr 15 mins (11.15 am to 12.30 pm)
Third III 150 75 Questions – all compulsory 2 hr 30 mins (2.00 pm to 4.30 pm)

ii) Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the Candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the Candidate. 50 (fifty) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each Question will carry 2 Marks.

iii) Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the Candidate. iv)Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the Candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

iv) Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the Candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

v) All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet

TNSET Syllabus 2018

General and Aptitude:

Reading Comprehension, Teaching & Research Aptitude, Communication, Logical Reasoning Ability, Information & Communication Technology, Data Interpretation, People & Environment, Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

Economics (Paper-I):

Micro & Macro Economic Analysis, Public Finance, Development & Planning, International Economics, Statistical Methods, Indian Economy

Economics (Paper-III):

Collusive & Non-Collusive Oligopolies Theory of Demand, Production, Accelerator & Investment, Taxation, Different approaches to the money supply, Monetary Approach & Adjustment, Optimum Currency Areas, RBI policies, commercial & co-operative banks, etc

Political Science (Paper-II):

Comparative Politics & Political Analysis, Political Theory & Thought, Public Administration, Indian Government & Policies, International Relations

Political Science (Paper-III):

Modernization, Power & Authority, Political Socialization & Culture, Political Development, Supreme Court, Judicial Activism, Political Elite, Bureaucracy & Challenges of development, End of Cold War, etc

Psychology (Paper-II):

Learning Process, Perceptual Processes, Memory & Forgetting, Motivation & Emotion, Thinking & Problem-Solving, Human Abilities, Personality

Psychology (Paper-III):

Neurophysiology of Learning, Signal Detection, Learning, Intelligence, Existential & Humanistic Theories, Models of memory, Cognitive strategies, Creative thinking & Problem-Solving, Research Designs, ANOVA, Psychological Scaling, etc

Sociology (Paper-II):

Sociological Theory, The Sociological concepts, Sociological Methodology,

Sociology (Paper-III):

Neo-functionalism & Neo-Marxism, Phenomenology & Ethnomethodology, Structuration & Post-Modernism, Contemporary Issues, Theoretical Perspectives, Current Debates, Challenges of Globalization, etc

History (Paper-II):

Ancient Indian History, The concept, ideas, and terms, Medieval, Modern Indian History,

History (Paper-III):

4th century BC to 12th century AD Indian History, Indus valley civilization to Mahajanapadas, India from 1206 to 1526, Foundation of British Rule, Economic & Social Policies, National Movement & Post Independent India, Socio-economic & culture life under Mughals

Commerce (Paper-II & III):

Financial & Management Accounting, Business Environment, Economics, Statistics & Data Processing, Management, Marketing, Financial Management, Banking & Financial Institution, International Business, Income Tax Law & Planning

Education (Paper-II):

The methodology of Educational Research, Philosophical, Sociological, Psychological Foundations of Education

Education (Paper-III):

The process of Growth & Development, Western Schools of Philosophy, Intelligence Theories & Measurement, Concept & Principles of guidance and counselling, Personality and its types, Descriptive, Experimental, Qualitative Research, Universalization of Elementary Education, etc

Social Work (Paper-II & III):

Philosophy & Principles of Social Work, Evaluation of Social Work Profession, Theories of Social change & Disorganization, Social Work Education, Human motivation & problems of Human behaviour and coping mechanisms, Principles & Objectives of Community Organization, The process, Approaches, Techniques of Social Case Work, Labour Welfare & HR management, etc.

Home Science (Paper-II & III):

Nutrition Science, Food Science, Clothing, Textiles, Institutional Management, Resource Management, Non-formal & Extension Education, Human Development, Developmental & Educational Communication, Methods of Research, etc.

English (Paper-II):

Jacobean to Restoration Periods, Chaucer to Shakespeare, Augustan Age, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, Contemporary Period, America and other non-British Literature, etc.

English (Paper-III):

Criticism & Literary Theory, British Literature from Chaucer to present day, History of English language, etc.

Sanskrit (Paper-II):

Darsana, Vedic Literature, Grammar & Linguistics, Sanskrit Literature, Poetics,

Sanskrit (Paper-III):

Brahmans &Aranyakas, Samhitas, Vedangas, Grammer & Schools of Vedic Interpretation, Linguistics, Mahabhasya, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Poetry, Prose, etc.

Tamil (Paper-II):

Authors & Books, History of Tamil up to 20th century, etc.

Tamil (Paper-III):

Dramas, Poetry, Stories, Grammar, etc.

Law (Paper-II):

Legal Theory, Constitutional Law of India, Public International Law, Family Law, Law of Contracts, Torts, Crimes, Labour Law,

Law (Paper-III):

Essential Features of Indian Constitution, Role of the election commission in the democratic process, Fundamental rights, duties, Scope & Importance of Administrative Law, Sales of Goods Act, Company Law, Offences against property, etc.

Journalism & Mass Communication (Paper-II & III):

Role of media in society, Communication & Journalism, Types of communication, Professional organizations in media, History of print & broadcast media, etc.

Geography (Paper-II & III):

Climatology, Geomorphology, Oceanography, Bio-Geography, Settlement Geography, Geographic Thought, Population Geography, Geography of India, Cartography, etc

Science & Applications (Paper-II):

Computer Arithmetic, Current Trends & Technologies, Programming in C and C++, Data & File Structures, Computer Relational Database Design & SQL, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, System Software & Compilers, etc.

Computer Science & Applications (Paper-III):

Database, Programming Languages Concepts, Combinational circuit design, Analog & Digital Transmission, Software Development Models, etc.

Electronic Science (Paper-II & III):

Thevenin, Superposition, Norton & Maximum Power Transfer Theorems, Microprocessors, addressing modes, Rectifiers, Electronic Transport in Semiconductor, PN Junction, Diode, Logic Families, flip flops, converters, Maxwell’s equations, Principles of Amplitude, Frequency, Optical sources, Transduces, etc.

Management (Paper-II & III):

Managerial Economics, Cost-output relations, Capital Budgeting, Valuation Concepts & Securities, Marketing Environment & Environment scanning, Role & Scope of production management, Probability Theory, Motivation Concepts, Ethics & Management system, etc.

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences (Paper-II & III):

Common flora and fauna in India, Definition, principles, and scope of environmental science, Water Chemistry, Environmental Geosciences, Ecosystem etc

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