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CENTA TPO 2019 – INDICATIVE SYLLABUS

Section, Allocation of
# Description / Syllabus
marks
• Common topics from the NCERT syllabus will be used, though the
testing itself is applicable to all boards (CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, IB,
IGCSE, etc.).
Subject Expertise
• Primary refers to Std I to V; Middle refers to Std VI to VIII; Secondary
(Specific to your refers to Std IX and X; Senior Secondary refers to Std XI and XII.
1
subject track)
• This section will include:
25 Marks o Knowledge of core topics and procedures
o Conceptual understanding (maximum emphasis)
Approximately 15
o Application.
questions

 The common questions (about 8) in this section will test the


following topics (knowledge, understanding and application or
practice through situation response questions):
Content Development
o Learning theories and child growth stages
o Diversity in learning patterns
(Some subject-specific
o Pedagogical methods
2 questions + some generic
o Learning objectives and lesson planning
questions)
o Relevance of technology in education (basic level)
25 Marks
• The subject specific questions (about 9) in this section will test:
Approximately 17 o Pedagogical methods, lesson planning and resources specific to
questions your subject track, including conceptual linkages and order of
teaching.
Student Assessment and
Remediation • The common questions (about 5) in this section will test the
following topics (knowledge, understanding and application or
(Some subject-specific practice through situation response questions):
questions + some generic o Purposes of student assessment
questions) o Methods and tools
3
o Ways of deriving insight
20 Marks
Approximately 12 • The subject specific questions (about 7) in this section will test:
questions o Student assessment methods and ability to derive insight on
student misconceptions, specific to your subject track.

Professional
This section will test the following topics (knowledge, understanding
Competencies
and application or practice through situation response questions):
& Classroom
o Classroom management techniques (3 questions)
Communication
o Professional competencies: teamwork and leadership, feedback,
4 parent/community interaction, common policies, student safety
(Common for all subject
(6 questions)
tracks)
o Logical Ability (e.g. Patterns, Logical and Analytical Reasoning,
Syllogisms, Venn diagrams) (6 questions)
30 Marks
o Communication (including comprehension, expression clarity,
Approx. 20 questions
structure, sensitivity, language) (5 questions)