Assam TET (Teacher’s Eligibility Test) Social Studies Syllabus 2011-Detailed Syllabus

If to be a school teacher in Assam in your wish, then it is necessary for you to qualify in the Assam TET (Teacher’s Eligibility Test) to be held later this year. Download the detailed syllabus for the Social Studies Paper of the Assam TET 2011.

If you have decided to pursue the noble profession of being a school teacher in any of the Government Schools in Assam, it is mandatory for you to qualify in the Assam Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) according to some recent modifications on the part of the National Council for Teachers' Education (NCET). The aspirants are tested on various subjects like science, mathematics, languages, environmental studies, social studies and other subjects.

The Assam TET is conducted every year by the Assam Sarba Shiksha Abhijan Mission. This year the detailed syllabus of Assam TET 2011 was published on the 15th of July. The Assam TET exam structure consists of two papers which differ according to the level. The Assam TET exam paper 1 questions are for teachers willing to teach from classes 1 to 4 and the Assam TET exam paper 2 questions are for teachers offering to teach from classes 6 to 8. Below is the Detailed Syllabus for Social Studies in Assam TET 2011.

Detailed Syllabus of Social Studies in Assam TET 2011

For U.P. Level (Classes 6-8)

Total Marks: 60


•Our Earth: Origin, size, shape, landforms, movement of the earth, their
effects, interior of the earth, earth crust and earthquake (with
special reference to Assam), latitude and longitude, Lithosphere,Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

•Landforms: Mountains, plains and plateaus.

•Solar System: Planets and satellites, heat zones.

•Continents; Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia
major physical features, population, climate, minerals, countries and capitals

•Oceans and Mountains: Location, category, important features

•Geography of India: Physiographic divisions, climate, agriculture, population,
political divisions.

•Geography of Assam: Physiographic divisions,rivers and wetlands, climate, problems
- floods, agriculture, mineral resources, transport, industries,
flora and fauna,place of interest, cultural diversity.

•Maps: Scales, cardinal points, conventional signs

Political Science

•Family and Community

•State: Concept and elements of State, formation of government-Central and State.

•Indian Constitution: Preamble, features of constitution, fundamental rights and
duties, directive principles of state policy, amendment process,
distribution of powers (union + state + concurrent lists), Right
to Primary Education Act.

•Democracy: Features of Indian democracy, election process ,role of political
parties, world peace and role of India, United Nations Organization and its role in different areas

•Local self Government: Urban city, rural areas and 6th schedule areas.

•National integration: Concept of national integration, constitutional provision for national integration.


•Pre-history- Evolution of Human Civilization from Hunting to Agriculture.

•Growth and development of civilization- Harappa and Vedic civilization.

•Emergence of new religious ideas- Jainism and Buddhism.

•Major political dynasties of India and their contribution - (i) ancient period - Mauryans and Guptas, (ii) Medieval period - Turko-Afghans and Mughals.

•Assam History : (i) Pre historic Assam - Narakasur, Bhagadatta, Bana of Sonitpur and Bhismak of Kundilya, (ii) From 4th century A.D. to 13th century A.D. i.e. Varman dynasty, Salastambha dynasty, Pala dynasty and Kamata Kingdom, (iii) Ahoms - From 1228 A.D. to 1826 A.D., (iv) Neighbouring States of Assam - Chutia, Kachari, Jayantia and Bara Bhuyans.

•British rule in India - Sepoy Mutiny, growth of Indian nationalism and social reform movements.

•Different phases of Freedom Movement in India i.e. Non-cooperation Movement,
Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement, (ii) Role of Assam in Indian Freedom Movement from 1857 A .D. to 1947A.D.


•Introduction : Importance of Economics and development, some basic concepts of
Economics like production, utility, income, wealth, money, price etc..

•Money and Banking: Concept of money, types and functions of bank, other funding

•Markets : Concept of different markets and economic markets, import and export of commodities.

•Natural Resources: Natural resources of India (with special reference to Assam),Role of natural resources in economic development.

•Human Resource : Human resource development, Role of human resource in economic development.

•Economic sector: Agriculture, industry and service.

•Industrial development Industrial development in different fields like Oil, Tea and Cottage industries in Assam.

•National Income : Gross National Product (GNP), Net National product (NNp), GrossDomestic Product (GDP), Net Domestic Product (NDP), Nominal and Real Income. per Capita Income and standard of living.


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