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KVS TGT Social Science Syllabus

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Syllabus and Scheme for Limited Departmental Examination

Post – TGT Social Science in Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya)

Job Description –

    1. To teach particular subject 
    2. To assist the principal/vice principal 
    3. To help children for holistic development
TGT (Trained Graduate Teachers)
(Maths, Science and Social Science)
Number of
1. Subject Competency 80 80
4. Academics 20 20
5. General Aptitude:
(A) General Knowledge (18 Questions)
(B) Reasoning Aptitude (12 Questions)
(C) Quantitative Aptitude (06 Questions)
(D) General Hindi & General English (14 Questions)
50 50
Total Duration – 2 Hours 30 Minutes 150 150

Knowledge/Areas/Skill to be tested


Subject topics as per annexure.

B. Academics: 20 Marks

  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Basics of ICT and Educational psychology
  • Code of conduct of Teachers and Students
  • Rules of Examination & Promotion
  • Scheme of Studies & Syllabus

C. General Aptitude: – 50 Marks
(1) General Knowledge,
(ii) Reasoning Aptitude,
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude,
(iv) General Hindi & General English


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



Syllabus for Limited Departmental Exam. for the post of TGT (SOCIAL SCIENCE).

1 – Solar System (Geo.)
2 – Latitudes and Longitudes (Geo.)
3 – Key Elements of the Govt.: (i) People’s participation( ii) Need to resolve conflict (iii) Equality & justice
4 – Panchayati Raj: (i) Gram Sabha (ii) The gram Panchayat (iii) The three levels of Panchayats
5 – Ashoka, the emperor who gave up war: (i) The Mauryan empire (ii) ruling the empire (iii) Ashoka-a unique ruler (iv) Ashoka’s Dhamma
6 – Major Land Forms (Geo)
7 – India Climate and Vegetation (Geo.)
8 – Inside our Earth
9 – How State Govt. works: (i) Legislative Assembly (ii) Working of the Government
10 – Growing up as Girls and Boys: (i) Gender difference (ii) Valuing house work (iii) Lives of Domestic Workers
11 – The Delhi Sultans: (i) Early Turkish rulers (11) Administration and consolidation under the Khaljis Tughlugs (iii) The Sultans in the 15th & 16th Centuries.
12 – Understanding advertising (1) Building brand and brand values (ii) brand values and social values (iii) Advertising and democracy
13 – Mughal Empire: (i) Who were the Mughals? (1) Mughal military campaigns (iii) Akbar’s policies (iv) The Mughal empire in the 17h century and after
14 – Human environment: tropical and sub-tropical
15 – The making of Regional Cultures: The Cheras and the Development of Malyalam (ii) The Jagannath Cult (iii) The Rajputs& the tradition of Heroism (iv) The story of Kathak (v) The Traditions of Miniatures (vi) Pirs and temples
16 – Life in desert
17 – Indian Constitution: (i) Why a country needs constitution? (ii) Parliamentary form of government (iii) Federalism (iv) Fundamental rights
18 – Understanding secularism: (i) What is secularism? (ii) Religion and the state (iii) what is Indian secularism?
19 – Minerals and Power resources
20 – When people Rebel-1857 and after : (i) Policies and the people (ii) Through the eyes of people (iii) A Mutiny Becomes a Popular Rebellion (iv) The Company Fights Back (v) Aftermath
21 – Understanding our criminal Justice system:
(i) Role of The Police in investigating a crime (ii) Role of public prosecutor (iii) Role of Judge (iv) Fair Trial
22 – Changing world of Visual Arts: (i) New forms of Imperial Ari (ii) The Court Artists(iii) The New Popular Indian Art (iv) The Search of National Art
23 – Human Resources
24. India after Independence : (i) A New and Divided Nation (ii) States to be Formed (iv) Planning for Development (v) The Nation, Sixty Years On
25 – The French Revolution: (i) The Ancient Regime and its Crises (ii) The Social Forces of the Revolution (iii) The Different Revolutionary groups and ideas of the time (iv) The Legacy Socialism in Europe and The Russian Revolution : (i) The Crises of Tzarism (ii) The Nature of Social Movement between 1905 and 1917 (iii) The First World War and Foundation of Soviet State
26 – Forest Society and Colonialism: (i) Why Deforestation (ii) The Rise of Commercial Forestry (iii) Rebellion in the Forests
27 – History and Sports : (i) The Story of Cricket (ii) The Historical Development of Cricket as a game in England (iii) The Spread of Cricket (iv) Commerce, Media and Cricket
28 – Wild Life
29 – Population and Food Security in India
30 – Making of The Indian Constitution : (i) The Path to Constitution (ii) The Constituent Assembly (iii) Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution
31 – Electoral Politics: (i) Why elections (ii) What makes an election democratic (iii) Our System of Elections
32 – People as Resource
33 – Poverty as a challenge facing India
34 – Common Hazards
35 – The Rise of Nationalism in Europe: (i) The Age of Revolutions (1832-1848) (11) The Making of Germany and Italy (iii) Nationalism and Imperialism
36 – The Age of Industrialization (1) Before The Industrial Revolution(ii) Hand, Labour and Steam Power (iii) Industrialization in the Colonies (iv) The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
37 – Nationalism in India: (1) The First World War, Khilafat and Non Co-operation (ii) Differing. Strands within the Movement (ii) Towards Civil Disobedience (iv) The Sense of Collective Belonging
38 – Print Culture and the Modern World: (i) The First Printed Books (ii) Print comes to Europe (iii) The Print Revolution and its impact (iv) India and the World of Print (V) Religious Reform and Public Debate
39 – Forest and Wildlife Resources
40 – Manufacturing Industries 
41 – Transport, Communication and Trade
42 – Gender, Religion and Caste: (i) Gender and Politics (1) Religion, Communalism and Politics (iii) Caste and Politics
43 – The role of Service sector in Indian Economy
44 – Money and Financial System Globalization
45 – Safer Construction Practices
46 – People as Resource : Introduction of how people become resource/asset; Economic activities done by men and women; Unpaid work done by women; Quality of human resource; Role of health and education; Unemployment as a form of non-utilization of human resource; Socio-political implication in simple form.
47 – Poverty as a Challenge: Who is poor; Indicators; Absolute poverty; Why people are poor; Unequal distribution of resources; Comparison between countries: Steps taken by government for poverty alleviation.
48 – Food Security in India: Source of food grains; Variety across the nation; Famines in the past; The need for self-sufficiency; Role of government in food security; Procurement of food grains; Overflowing of granaries and people without food; Public distribution system; Role of cooperatives in food security.
49 – Development: The traditional notion of development; National Income and Per-capita income. Growth of XI – critical appraisal of existing development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other income and health indicators) The need for health and educational development; Human Development Indicators.
50 – Sectors of the Indian Economy: Sectors of economic activities Historical change in sectors; Rising importance of tertiary sector; Employment generation; Division of sectors- organized and unorganized; Protective measures for unorganized sector workers.
51 – Money and Credit – Role of money in an economy: Historical origin: Formal and informal financial institutions for saving and credit- General Introduction

52 – Globalization and the Indian Economy: What is Globalization; How India is being globalised and why, Development strategy prior to 1991.
State control of industries: Textile goods as example of elaboration; Economic reforms.

1991; Strategies adopted in reform measures (easing of capital flows, migration, investment flows); Different perspectives on globalization and its impact of different sectors.

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