REET Exam

Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) is a common Eligibility examination for those who seek a career in teaching as a 3rd Grade teacher. Previously known as RTET, this exam is conducted by Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER). 

Note: Qualifying REET doesn't mean you will get recruited as a 3rd teacher instantly. REET is an Eligibility test, once you have qualified REET you have to apply to various government institutions/schools and go through their selection process as well.  




REET 3rd Grade Examination

There are two levels in REET Examination. 

  • Level 1 (for Primary school teachers i.e. class 1 to 5)
  • Level 2 (for upper primary level  teachers i.e. Class 6 to 8)

As mentioned above, if you wish to join as a lower primary teacher you have to appear for Level 1 examination. But, if you wish to join as an upper primary (Science and Maths / Social Science) teacher you have to sit for REET Level 2 Examination. 

However, you can sit in both Level 1 and Level 2 examinations if you want to be qualified as both Lower Primary and Upper Primary teacher. 

Subject No. of Questions No. of Marks
Pedagogy 30 questions 30 marks
Hindi 30 questions 30 marks
English / Urdu 30 questions 30 marks
Mathematics 30 questions 30 marks
Environmental Studies 30 questions 30 marks

REET Syllabus

For Primary Teachers

1. Pedagogy

There will be 5 units. Each will carry 6 marks.

Unit-I

  • Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles, and dimensions of development. Factors affection development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning
  • Role of Heredity and environment

Unit-II      

  • Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes. Factors Affection learning.
  • Theories of learning and its implication
  • How Children learn and think.
  • Motivation and Implications for Learning.

Unit-III

  • Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion.
  • Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. Its measurement.
  • Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.

Unit-IV

  • Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially abled.
  • Learning Difficulties.
  • Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. The role of teacher in the adjustment.

Unit-V

  • Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005.
  • Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Construction of Achievement Test.
  • Action Research.
  • Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)

 

2. Languages

English

This section consists of 6 units. Each unit carries 5 marks.

Unit-I

  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences

Unit-II

  • Unseen Poem
  • Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Assonance, Rhyme.

Unit-III 

  • Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama.

Unit-IV

  • Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.

Unit-V

  • Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.

Unit-VI

  • Methods of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching.

 

3. Mathematics

The question and marks distribution will be variable from this section.

Unit-I

  • Whole number up to one crore, Place Value, Comparison, Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division; Indian Currency.

Unit-II

  • The concept of fraction, proper fractions, comparison of a paper fraction of same denominator, mixed fraction, comparison of proper fractions of unequal denominators, Addition, and Substation of fractions. Prime and composite number, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF).

Unit-III

  • University Law, Average, Profit-Loss, Simple interest.

Unit-IV

  • Place and curved surfaces, plane and solid geometrical figures, prosperities of plane geometrical figures; point, line, ray, line segment; Angle and their types.
  • Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, measurement f area and their standard units and relation between them; Area and perimeter of plane surfaces of square and rectangular objects.

Unit-V

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking.
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum.
  • Language Mathematics.
  • Community Mathematics.

Unit-VI

  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods.
  • Problems of Teaching.
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.

 

4. Environmental Studies

There are 6 sections with equal weightage of 5 marks.

Unit-I

  • Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labour, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its personal, social and economical bad effects.
  • Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for different seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and powerloom; habitats of living beings, various types of houses; cleanliness of houses and neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.

Unit-II

  • Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies.
  • Public places and Institutions – Public places like school, hospital, post office, bus stand, railway station; Public property (street light, road, bus, train, public buildings etc.); wastage of electricity and water; employment policies; general information about Panchayat, legislative assembly and parliament.
  • Our Culture and Civilization – Fairs and festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits and art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.

Unit-III

  • Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style.
  • Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body and their cleanliness; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methaemoglobin, anemia, fluorosis, malaria, dengue.) their causes and methods of prevention; Pulse Polio campaign.
  • Living Beings~ Levels of organisation of plants and animals, diversity of living organisms, state flower, state tree, state bird, state animal; knowledge of reserve forest and wild life (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.

Unit-IV

  • Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels; types of energy and transformation of one form into another; Applications of energy in daily life, sources of light, common properties of light. > Basic knowledge of air, water, forest, wetlands and deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.

Unit-V

  • Concept and scope of Environment Studies
  • Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts Activities

Unit-VI

  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems of Teaching

 

For Upper Primary (Level 2 Examination)

1. Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice.
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ Alternative conceptions of learning in children; understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning personal & environmental

2. Languages

English

This section consists of 6 units. Each unit carries 5 marks.

Unit-I

  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences

Unit-II

  • Unseen Poem
  • Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Assonance, Rhyme.

Unit-III 

  • Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama.

Unit-IV

  • Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.

Unit-V

  • Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.

Unit-VI

  • Methods of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching.

2. Mathematics and Science

Mathematics (20 Questions)

 

  • Number System
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling

Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions)

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problems of Teaching

Science (20 Questions)

  • Food
  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Materials
  • Materials of daily use III. The World of the Living
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

 

3. Social Studies/ Social Sciences (60 Questions)

The history, geography and social section will consist of 40 questions.

History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment o f Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857 -58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence

Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • The environment in its totality: natural and human environment.
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication.
  • Resources: Types- Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

Social and Political Life

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues (20 Questions)

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & secondary
  • Projects Work

Provide Comments