KVS PGT History Syllabus
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Syllabus and Scheme for Limited Departmental Examination
Post – PGT History in Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya)
Job Description –
- To teach particular subject
- To assist the principal/vice principal
- To help children for holistic development
Kendriya Vidyalaya PGT History Pattern & Syllabus (KVS PGT History)
|S.No.||PGT (Post Graduate Teachers)
|No. Questions||Maximum Marks|
(i) General Knowledge (18 Questions)
|Total (Duration of LDE: 2 Hours 30 Minutes||150||150|
KVS PGT History Syllabus in Detail
This is topic-wise detailed syllabus.
|Topics||Details||Number of Questions|
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)
- 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.
E. General Aptitude: – 50 Marks
(i) General Knowledge.
(ii) Reasoning Aptitude,
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude,
(iv) General Hindi & General English
TOTAL MARKS: 150
Syllabus for Limited Departmental Exam. for the post of PGT (HISTORY).
1 – The Mesopotamian Civilization:
(i) Mesopotamian Cities (ii) System of Writing
2 – The Roman Empire:
(i) Polity (ii) Society (iii) Economy (iv) Culture
3 – The Central Islamic Lands:
(i) The rise of Islam (ii) Caliphate (iii) Civil war and Sect formation (iv) End of Caliphate (v) The
Crusades (vi) Learning and Culture
4 – The Nomadic Empires:
(i) Mongols (ii) Social, Political and Military Organisation
5 – The Three Orders :
(i) The Clergy (ii) The Nobility (iii) The Peasantry, (iv) The Crisis of 14th Century and Political Changes
6 – Changing Cultural Traditions:
(i) Humanism (ii) Literature (iii) Science (iv) Art & Architecture
7 – Towards Modernization:-
(i) The Industrial Revolution, (ii) European Imperialism. (iii) Paths to modernization- Focus on Japan and China.
8 – The Harappan Civilization:
(1) Early Urban Centres (11) Town- Planning (iii) Social, Economic & Religious life (iv) End of the Civilization
9 – Early States 600 BCE to 600 CE: Social and Economic history
10 – Cultural development during 600 BCE to 600 CE :
(i) Buddhism (ii) Sanchi Stupa (iii) Jainism
11 – Medieval Society Through the eyes of Travellers:
(i) Al-Biruni (ii) Ibn Battuta (iii) Francoi’s Bernier.
12 – (A) Bhakti & Sufi traditions:
(i) Early traditions of Bhakti :-
a. The Alvaras and Naynarasof South India.
b. Bhakti Movement in North India.
(B) (i) The growth of Sufism (ii) Beliefs and Practices.
13 – Vijayanagara Empire :
(i) Discovery of Humpi (ii) Political System (iii) Architectural traditions(iv) Palaces and Temples
14 – The Mughals and their Empire :
(i) Mughal Chronicles (ii) Imperial Officials (iii) Mughal nobility, (iv) Land Revenue System
15 – Colonialism and Revenue Policy of the British.
16 – The Revolt of 1857-Nature, Causes, Leadership, Causes of failure & Impacts of the Revolt.
17 – Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement.
18 – Partition:
(1) Factors leading to partition (ii) Experiences and aftermath of the partition.
19 – Framing the Constitution:
(i) Objective resolution, Language Controversy and division of Power between the Union and the States.
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