The prelims exam consists of two parts – Part-1 & Part-2 with total 150 Objective Type questions to be answered in 3 hours. However, for preparing the merit list in Prelims, marks of only Part-1 is considered (110 marks). In Part-2, you just have to score the qualifying marks only.
Details of these two parts of KVS Preliminary Examination are given below:
Part – 1: (Aptitude test)
Part-1 consists of 110 Questions, 1 mark per question with following test areas:
i) General Awareness (GK, Current Affairs, Indian Constitution, General Science).
ii) Test of Reasoning.
iii) Quantitative Aptitude test.
iv) Teaching Aptitude test.
Part – 2 (Language competency test): Only qualifying in nature.
40 Questions, 1 mark per question.
English language: 20 marks. Qualifying mark for English: 5 marks.
Hindi language: 20 marks. Qualifying mark for Hindi: 5 marks.
Qualifying marks for whole of part-2 (i.e. both languages combined): 13 marks.
There is no negative marking. So do not leave any question unanswered.
Based on the relative performance of all the candidates, the cut-off mark for KVS PGT Prelims exam would be decided by KVS examiners and those above the cut-off would be called for the Mains exam.
Exam Pattern of KVS PGT Mains Examination: Subject test.
This is a Descriptive Type Paper of 120 marks for a duration of 3 hours.
The Mains exam consists of long, medium and short answer questions pertaining to subject/posts for which you have applied. The questions may be recall type questions to test the conceptual understanding of the topics. A few question on drawing interpretations from given raw data and some situational questions may also be asked to test the analytical ability and intelligence.
The cut-off mark for KVS PGT Mains exam is again decided by KVS examiners based on the relative performance of all the candidates. Those above this cut-off would be called for the Interview.
Interview for KVS PGT teacher selection:
The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in teaching profession. Some of the qualities judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, and balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
In preparing the final merit list, weightage of written test and interview is 80:20 respectively.
I had searched on the net for sample papers of KVS PGT exam – but could not find any good and authentic sample papers except for some papers uploaded by Andhra Pradesh Tribal welfare website.