I. Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
  • Learner’s characteristics;
  • Factors affecting teaching;
  • Methods of teaching;
  • Teaching aids;
  • Evaluation systems.
II. Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, characteristics and types;
  • Steps of research
  • Methods of research;
  • Research Ethics;
  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.
III. Reading Comprehension
  • A passage to be set with questions to be answered.
IV. Communication
  • Communication Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.
V. Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
  • Number series; letter series; codes;
  • Relationships; classification.
VI. Logical Reasoning
  • Understanding the structure of arguments;
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
  • Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy;
  • Verbal classification;
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship;
  • Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
VII. Data Interpretation
  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data.
VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
  • General abbreviations and terminology;
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.
IX. People and Environment
  • People and environment interaction;
  • Sources of pollution;
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
  • Natural hazards and mitigation
X. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India: formal and distance education professional/technical and general education; value education: governance, polity and administration; concept, institutions and their interactions.