Ed.CET 2015 Exam pattern and Syllabus

Updated on: Aug 19, 2015 , Author:

The Education Common Entrance Test (Ed.CET 2015) will follow the multiple choice questions (MCQ) pattern. The examination duration is of two hours. There will be total 150 questions. The entire question paper will be divided into three parts. Part-A and Part-B are common for all the candidates but Part-C is to be opted as per the candidates choice from a list of subjects. Each question will carry one mark.

Part-A: General English - 25 questions

Part-B: General Knowledge - 15 questions
            Teaching Aptitude - 10 questions

Part-C: You need to choose from these five subjects:

i) English - 100 questions

ii) Mathematics - 100 questions

iii) Biological Sciences

  1. Botany - 50 question
  2. Zoology - 50 questions

iv) Social Studies

  1. Geography - 35 questions
  2. History - 30 questions
  3. Civics - 15 questions
  4. Economics - 20 questions

v) Physical Sciences - 100 questions

  1. Physics - 50 questions
  2. Chemistry - 50 questions

Which subject to pick for Part - C

Your Bachelors/ Masters degree will decide if you're eligible to appear for a certain subject in Part C of Ed.CET 2015:

1. English - You can choose English in part C of Ed.CET 2015 if you have completed B.A Special English group subject. or M.A. English.

2. Mathematics - You can choose Maths in Part C if you have completed B.A./ B.Sc. with Mathematics as one of the group subjects or completed B.C.A. with Mathematics at intermediate level as a group subject.

3. Biological Sciences - You must have a B.Sc./ B.Sc.(Home Science) degree and studied Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects or a B.C.A. degree with Biological Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.

4. Social Studies - Choose Social Studies if you have pursued B.A./ B.Com./ B.B.M. or B.C.A. with Social Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.

5. Physical Sciences - You can opt for this subject if you have completed B.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects or completed B.C.A. with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at intermediate level as group subject.

The question paper will be in English and Telugu, except for Part-C English paper. However there is an option to write Ed.CET 2015 in Urdu. Such candidates would be given an Urdu paper and would need to appear from Kurnool exam centre.

The minimum qualifying marks for Ed.CET is 37 out of total marks, i.e. 150. There is exemption of minimum marks requirement for SC/ST communities. Merit list shall be made on the basis of the scores obtained in Ed.CET-2015.


The syllabus for Part A, B, C of Ed.CET 2015 will be as follows:

Part- A: General English will include comprehension, sentence correction, articles, prepositions, tenses, spelling, synonyms, antonyms, transformation of sentences, direct speech, and indirect speech.

Part-B: Questions will be aimed to test the ability and aptitude of your awareness about current events and other such matters of significance. Also, questions related to history, geography, culture, economics and environment might also be asked. Your teaching aptitude would also be tested in areas such as your ability to communicate, deal with children, recognise their individual differences as well as analytical thinking and general intelligence.

Part-C: Since the subject under this section is to be selected by the candidate, the syllabus for these subjects will be of the under-graduate level. 
However the syllabus for English subject would consist of curriculum for classes 8 - 12 (under Andhra Pradesh Board). The question may cover topics such as Language functions, Elements of Phonetics, Grammar, Idioms, writing skills, study skills and reference skills. This section would be for 50 marks. The remaining 50 marks would test from the syllabus for Optional English at B.A. Degree Level (B.A.Special English)/Modern Literature Syllabus in English.

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