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KVS PGT Economics Syllabus

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KVS PGT Detailed Syllabus and Pattern

S.No. PGT (Post Graduate Teachers)
No. Questions Maximum Marks
1 Subject Competency 80 80
2 Academics 20 20
3 General Aptitude

(i) General Knowledge (18 Questions)
(ii) Reasoning Aptitude (12 Questions)
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude (06 Questions)
(iv) General Hindi & General English (14)

50 50
Total (Duration of LDE: 2 Hours 30 Minutes 150 150

KVS PGT Syllabus in Detail

You can analyze complete syllabus that is given below. General aptitude is also given in detail.

Topics Details Number of Questions
General Knowledge
That Do no require subject specialization
A. Current Affairs/events of national and international importance
B. History of India and Indian National Movements.
C. Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic geography and of India and the world etc.
D. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Issues, Articles, Rights etc.
E. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable development, poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social sectors initiatives etc.
F. General issues on Environment, Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change, General Science, General Computer & Computer Literacy.
Reasoning Aptitude A. General Mental/ Analytical Ability
B. Verbal/Logical Reasoning, Relations & Hierarchies
C. Analogies, Assertion, Truth Statements.
D. Coding and Decoding, Situational Reasoning.
E. Series and Patterns involving words and alphabets.
Hindi & English Knowledge A. Proficiency related to the language, Elements of Language, Pedagogy of language development,
Communication and Comprehension abilities, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing proficiencies etc.
Quantitative Aptitude A. Two and Three dimensional/Venn diagrams based questions
B. Number Patterns, Series, Sequences, Basic Numeracy
C. Arithmetic aptitude, Data interpretation (Charts, Graphs or tables, Data sufficiency etc.)
D. Direction sense, Analysis and interpretation in various contexts.
General Aptitude Total Marks 50


Knowledge/Areas/Skill to be tested

A. Subject Competency- (80 Marks)

(As per annexure)

B. Academics: (20 Marks)

  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Basics of ICT and Educational psychology
  • Instructional leadership assessment & other related issues.
  • Admission Guidelines Code of Conduct of teachers and students
  • Rules for Examination and Promotion & Scheme of Studies and Syllabus.
  • Academic supervision
  • Health Services in schools.

C. General Aptitude: – 50 Marks

(i) General Knowledge.
(ii) Reasoning Aptitude,
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude,
(iv) General Hindi & General English


Syllabus for Limited Departmental Exam. for the post of PGT (ECONOMICS)

Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data
Collection of data – sources of data – primary and secondary; methods of collecting data; some important sources of secondary data; Census of India and National Sample Survey Organisation.
Presentation of Data: Tabular Presentation and Diagrammatic Presentation of Data: (i) Arithmetic line graphs (time series graph).

Statistical Tools and Interpretation
Measures of Central Tendency-mean, median and mode
Measures of Dispersion – absolute dispersion (range. quartile deviation, mean deviation and standard deviation); relative dispersion (co-efficient of quartile deviation, co-efficient of mean deviation and co-efficient of variation).
Correlation – meaning, scatter diagram, Measures of correlation – Karl Pearson’s method (two variables ungrouped data) and Spearman’s rank correlation. Introduction to Index Numbers – meaning, types – wholesale price index, consumer price index and index of industrial production, uses of index numbers; Inflation and index numbers.

Development Policies and Experience
A brief introduction of the state of Indian economy on the eve of Independence.
Common goals of Five Year Plans.
Main features, problems and policies of agriculture (institutional aspects and new agricultural strategy, etc.), industry (industrial licensing, etc.) and foreign trade.

Economic Reforms since 1991
Need and main features – liberalization, globalization and privatization;
An appraisal of LPG policies, Current Challenges facing Indian Economy
Poverty – absolute and relative; main programs for poverty alleviation; A critical assessment.
Rural development – Key issues – credit and marketing – role of cooperatives; agricultural diversification;
alternative farming – organic farming.
Human Capital Formation – how people become a resource; role of human capital in economic development; growth of Education sector in India.
Employment -formal and informal, growth and other issues: problems and policies.
Inflation – Problems and policies.

Meaning of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Consumer Equilibrium and Demand
Consumer’s equilibrium – meaning of utility, marginal utility, law of diminishing marginal utility, conditions of consumer’s equilibrium using inarginal utility analysis.
Indifference curve analysis of consumer’s equilibrium – the consumer’s budget (budget set and budget line), preferences of the consumer (indifference curve, indifference map) and conditions of consumer’s equilibrium
Demand, market demand, determinants of demand, demand schedule, demand curve, movement along and shifts in demand curve; elasticity of demand -factors affecting price elasticity of demand; measurement of price elasticity of demand – (a) percentage-change method and (b) geometric method (linear demand curve); relationship between price elasticity of demand and total expenditure.

Producer Behavior and Supply
Production function: Total Product, Average Product and Marginal Product,
Law of Returns to a Factor.
Cost and Revenue: Short run costs – total cost, total fixed cost, total variable cost; Average fixed cost, average variable cost and marginal cost – meaning and their relationship.
Revenue – total, average and marginal revenue.
Producer’s equilibrium – meaning and its conditions in terms of marginal revenue – marginal cost.
Supply, market supply, determinants of supply, supply schedule, supply curve, movement along and shifts in supply curve; elasticity of supply — factors affecting price elasticity of supply; measurement of price elasticity of supply – (a) percentage-change method and (b) geometric method.

Forms of Market and Price Determination
Perfect competition – Features; Determinarts of market equilibrium and effects of shifts in demand and supply
Other Markets forms – monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly- their meaning and features.

National Income and Related Aggregates
Methods of calculating National Income – Value added or Product method, Expenditure method, Income method.
Aggregates related to National Income:
Gross National Product (GNP), Net National Product (NNP), Gross and Net Domestic Product (GDP and NDP) – at market price, at factor cost: National Disposable Income (gross and net), Private Income, Personal Income and Personal Disposable Income; Rea! and Nominal GDP.
GDP and Welfare.

Money and Banking
Money creation by commercial banking system.
Central Bank and its functions (example of the Reserve Bank of India).

Determination of Income and Employment
Aggregate demand and its components.
Propensity to consume and propensity to save (average and marginal).
Short-run equilibrium output; investment multiplier and its mechanism.
Meaning of full employment and involuntary unemployment.
Problems of excess demand and deficient demand; measures to correct – change in government spending, availability of credit.

Government Budget and the Economy
Classification of receipts – revenue receipts and capital receipts; classification of expenditure revenue expenditure and capital expenditure.
Measures of government deficit – revenue deficit, fiscal deficit, primary deficit: their meaning.

Balance of Payments
Balance of Payments account – meaning and components; balance of payments deficit- meaning.
Determination of exchange rate in a free market.


Reference Books : Text Books Published by NCERT for classes XI & XII.