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Kerala PSC HSA Social Science Recruitment Exam updated Syllabus 2014

Kerala PSC HSA Social Science updated Syllabus

Kerala Public Service Commissions ( KPSC ) Recruitment Exam for selection towards the posts of High School Assistants (HSA) in Social Science now has a revised Syllabus. Exams will be conduted as 2 parts. ie, PART A and PART B. Details of the Syllabus are given below:

KERALA PSC HSA Social Science RECRUITMENT EXAM SYLLABUS


PART A

Module I : Renaissance and freedom movement
Module II: General Knowledge and current affairs
Module III: Methodology of teaching the subject



  • Psychological bases of Teaching the subject - Implications of Piaget,Bruner, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener - Individual difference,Motivation, Maxims of teaching.
  • Teacher - Qualities and Competencies - different roles - Personal Qualities - Essential teaching skills - Microteaching - Action research.
  • History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Natureand Scope of the Subject.
  • Correlation with other subjects and life situations.
  • Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need and importance.
  • Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Models of Teaching,Techniques of individualising instruction.
  • Curriculum - Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms - NCF/KCF.
  • Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, Principles, Modern techniques - CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques -
  • Qualities of a good test - Types of test items- Evaluation of projects,Seminars and Assignments - Achievement test, Diagnostic test –Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.
  • Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching - Taxonomy of EducationalObjectives - Old and revised
  • Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.
  • Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids - Community based resources - e-resources - Text
  • book, Work book and Hand book.



PART B


Module I
1. Definitions of History
2. Bronze Age Civilizations – Egyptian, Mesopotomian, Harappan
Civilizations
3. Graeco-Roman Civilizations
4. Renaissance, Reformation, Geographical discoveries.
5. Modern Revolutions – English, French, Russian Revolutions and
Industrial Revolution.
6. World Wars – League of Nations and United Nations


Module II

Vedic Age, Jainism and Buddhism.
Mauryas and Guptas.
State and Society in medieval India – Sultanate, Mughal and Vijayanagar.
Advent of Europeans – Birth and Growth of British power in India – Impact of Colonialism.
Emergence of Nationalism – Struggle for Freedom – Partition of India.
Sources of Kerala History – Jainism and Buddhism in Kerala.
Kerala in the Sangam Age – Perumals of Mahodayapuram – Bhakti Movement.
Rise of Modern Travancore – Resistance against Colonialism – Pazhassi Raja, Velu Thambi and Paliyathachan.
Renaissance in Kerala – Social and Religious reform movements.
National Movement in Kerala – Aikya Kerala Movement – Formation of Kerala State.


Module III: Economic Theory, Banking and Tools of Analysis

Issues and Concepts in Economics – Theories of Consumer Behaviour:
Cardinal and Ordinal Approaches – Elasticity of Demand – Production and
Cost Functions –National Income Concepts – Sectoral Composition of GDP –
– Theories of International Trade: Absolute cost Advantage – Comparative
Cost Advantage – Commercial banks and Central bank: Role and Functions.
Application of measures of Central Values, Dispersion and simple
Correlation in economics


Module IV: Indian economy, Development Economics, Public Finance and Kerala Economy

Overview of Indian economy – Economic Planning – Five Year Pans in
India- Major Development Issues: Poverty, inequality, unemployment –
Concepts of Human Development: Measurement of Development – PQLI,
HDI – Concept of sustainable development – Structure of Taxes and
Expenditure of the Government – Concepts of Federal Finance –
Development Experience of Kerala – Demographic transition, gender issues,
migration and urbanization.


MODULE V Meaning, importance and approaches to the study of Political Science

Major concepts in Political Science- state, civil society, sovereignty
Political culture, political socialization
Federalism, rule of law, judicial review, Judicial activism,
Role of Political parties and pressure groups6.
Democracy- meaning and features - Direct and Indirect democracy -
Parliamentary and Presidential systems
Indian political system: salient features of the Indian Constitution,
Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy. Working
of Union and State Governments: A brief analysis
Human Rights- Meaning and importance, Universal Declaration of
Human Rights


MODULE VI

International Politics and Organizations. Diplomacy, Foreign Policy,Collective Security, Disarmament and Arms Control. UNO-Principal organs and functions. New trends: Globalization, WTO.
Public Administration. Principles of Organization, Bureaucracy: merits and demerits, New Public Administration, New Public Management, Development Administration, Significance of Local Self Government Institutions in India.
Political Thinkers:  Plato, J S Mill, Aristotle, Rousseau, Marx, Gramsci and Gandhiji: Major contributions


Module VII – Physical Geography

Solar System and Planets – latitudes and longitudes – time – seasons - maps, map
scales – basics of remote – structure of the earth – continents and oceans – continental drift – plate tectonics – rocks – weathering and erosion – fluvial, glacial, Aeolian, landforms. Composition and structure of atmosphere – temperature and their distribution – pressure belts, winds – condensation and precipitation – Major oceans and their characteristics – tides and currents.


Module VIII – Human and Regional Geography

Population – World population distribution, growth – migration – settlements – rural and urban – climatic regions of the world – Types of agriculture in the world - distribution of iron ore and coal in the world– distribution of industries in the world – iron and steel – cotton textiles. Physiography of India – drainage – climate – soils – forests – Distribution, growth and density of population in India - Distribution of rice, wheat, cotton and sugar cane in India. Irrigation and multipurpose projects of India.

Distribution of iron ore, coal, bauxite, mica, petroleum and atomic minerals – non- conventional energy resources – Distribution of iron and steel, textiles, and agro based industries in India – Transport in India – Geography of Kerala


Kerala PSC website has updated the Syllabus for HSA recruitment in following subjects, Please check the given website for more info
  ENGLISH, HINDI, MALAYALAM, TAMIL, KANNADA,SANSKRIT,  ARABIC, URDU, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NATURAL SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE


For more details, please visit Kerala PSC website and check the
keralapsc.gov.in >> Examination >> Syllabus section .


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