Syllabus for the post of Principals in Residential Educational Institution Societies

Preliminary (Screening Test)

Written Examination (Objective Type)No. of QuestionsDuration (Minutes)Marks
General Studies, General Abilities And Basic Proficiency in English150150150


Preliminary (Screening Test) syllabus

 General Studies, General Abilities and Basic Profeiciency in English

Section-I: General Studies

1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
2. Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
3. Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc.
and inclusive policies.
4. Society Culture, Civilization Heritage, Arts and Literature of India and
5. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
6. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation
Strategies and Sustainable Development.
7. Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
8. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special
emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana

Section-II: General Abilities

9. Analytical Abilities: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
10. Moral Values and Professional Ethics in Education.
11. Teaching Aptitude

Section – III: Basic Proficiency in English

i) School Level English Grammar:
Articles; Tense; Noun & Pronouns; Adjectives; Adverbs; Verbs;
Modals; Subject-Verb Agreement; Non-Finites; Reported Speech;
Degrees of Comparison; Active and Passive Voice; Prepositions;
Conjunctions; Conditionals.
ii) Vocabulary:
Synonyms and Antonyms; Phrasal Verbs; Related Pair of Words;
Idioms and Phrases; Proverbs.
iii) Words and Sentences :
Use of Words ; Choosing Appropriate words and Words often
Confused; Sentence Arrangement, Completion, Fillers and
Improvement; Transformation of Sentences ; Comprehension;
Punctuation; Spelling Test; Spotting of Errors.

Main Examination Syllabus 

Written Examination (Objective Type)No. of QuestionsDuration (Minutes)Marks
Pedagogy Across the Curriculum and School Management and Administration150150150
Right to Education Act, National Curriculum Frame work, School Organization, Teacher Empowerment and Child Development150150150
Interview/ Demonstration /viva-voce0030

Paper – I: Pedagogy Across the Curriculum and School Management and Administration

Section –A: Pedagogy Across the Curriculum

I. The Nature of liberal disciplines of knowledge and its Historical
Development including the contributions of important thinkers across the
disciplines given in the school textbooks. Importance of Cognitive and
Non-Cognitive areas in School Curriculum
II. Values, Aims and Objectives of Teaching Liberal and Creative Disciplines
of Knowledge including Vocational subjects, Crafts, Performance and Fine
Arts etc.
III. Child Development; Psychology of Teaching and Learning Disciplines of
IV. Curriculum : Construction ,Organization and Development
V. Approaches, Methods and Techniques of Teaching Disciplines of
VI. Planning for Effective Instruction: Different Plans and Designing Learning

VII. Learning Resources and Designing Instructional Material ; Labs; Teaching
Aids ; Textbooks; ICT integration.
VIII. Measurement and Evaluation : Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE) ; Tools and Techniques of Evaluation; Achievement and
Diagnostic Tests.
IX. Learning Disabilities/Difficulties and Education of Exceptional/ Disabled
X. Disciplines of Knowledge and Everyday Life ; Non-formal Education in
XI. Pedagogical Concerns: Teaching and Its relationship with Learning and
Learner, Learners in Contexts: Situating learner in the Socio-Political and
Cultural Context ; Managing Behavior problems, Guidance & Counseling,
Punishment and Its legal implications, Rights of a Child, Time
Management, Distinction between Assessment for Learning and
Assessment of Learning, School based Assessment, Continuous and
Comprehensive Evaluation: Perspective and Practice; Understanding
Teaching and Learning in the context of NCF and Right to Education Act.

Section B: School Management and Administration

XII. Acts/ Rights: Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,
2009 and Child Rights
XIII. National Curriculum Frame Work, 2005: Perspectives on Learning and
Knowledge, Curricular Areas, School Stages and Assessment, School and
Classroom Environment and Systemic Reforms.
XIV. School Organization: Institutional planning, Principal as a Leader, Teacher
Quality, Linkages and Interface with other Institutions and Vice versa,
Student Quality, Organization of Teaching, Co-Curricular Activities, Office
Management, Resources required for a Good School, Organizational
Climate, Evaluation, Job satisfaction of the staff.
XV. ADMINISTRATION : Education Code – Administrative powers of the
Principal – Safety, Security & Protection, Service Rules, Office
XVI. FINANCE: Fundamental &Supplementary Rules; Travelling Allowance
Rules; Leave Travel Concession Rules; Medical Attendance Rules; Salary
and Pension Rules; General Financial Rules: Purchase Procedures.



Paper – II
Right to Education Act, National Curriculum Framework, School Organization,
Teacher Empowerment and Child Development

1. Rights Based Conceptual Framework for Education; Right to Education
Act(India)- Conceptual, Legal and Administrative aspects. Economic, Social,
Cultural , Political and Pedagogical dimensions of educational system ;
National Curriculum Framework.
2. School Organization: Aims and Objectives; Principles of School Organization
and Planning; Introduction to School Administration and Educational
Administration : Meaning, Scope, Objectives and Principles and Elements; A
multidimensional paradigm of educational Administration: Efficiency Based
Administration; Effectiveness-Based Administration; Responsiveness-Based
Administration and Relevance-Based Administration; Democracy and School
3. Educational Planning, Organization and Management at School level ;
Institutional Planning; Objectives and Types of Educational Management ;
Management of Human Resources ,Material Resources and Financial
Resources including Principles and Administration of Educational Finances,
Sources of Income and Expenditure.
4. Classroom Management and Learning ;Planning of Instruction, Techniques of
classroom management Teaching and Evaluation ;Time Allocation and Time
Management ; Principles involved in curriculum planning, organizing curricular
and co-curricular activities; Organizing Art and Aesthetic Education ; Health
and, Physical Education and Nutrition Education ;Working Conditions and
Safety matters.
5. Student Admissions-Attendance-Retention-Absence-Dropout-TransferPromotion-Repetition
and Progression ; Addressing Discipline and Student
and Teacher Behavioral Problems; Student Support Services, including
Student Scholarships and Financial Support ,Counseling and Guidance
Services; Remedial Classes ,Extra Coaching and Academic Support.
6. Supervision and Inspection ; Management of School Records and activities of
the school; Role of Teacher in a school, stake holders at school level
education; School –Community Relationship ; Role of NGOs ;Educational
Organizations in India ;Role of head teacher ,teachers and community in the
light of Right To Education.
7. Inclusive Education ;Leadership in classroom management; Quality
Assurance Arrangements; Academic Standards; Accountability; Code of
Conduct and Ethics for Teachers and School and Educational Administrators
and Managers.
8. Govt.of India and Govt. of Telangana initiatives in the area of Educational
Opportunities, School Development and Administration. Information and
Communication Technology in School planning and organization; Research in
Educational Administration; Teacher Training, Development and
Empowerment Programmes.
9. Child Development: Maturational Perspectives and Brain Development; Risk
and Protective Factors: the child, Family and community contexts.
10. Physical-Sensor motor, Linguistic, Cognitive, Intellectual, Behavioral,
Social, Constructive, Emotional and Psychoanalytic theories of Child
development; Learning, Play, Motivation, Communication and Designing Child
friendly Learning Environments; Role of Family and Community in Child