TRB Post Graduate Assistant Syllabus With Paper Pattern Details

Teachers Recruitment Board TRB has given the recruitment notification for the post of Post Graduate Assistant in which huge number of vacancies is there for different subjects. Most of the candidate will face the problem like how to & from where to prepare these are the general questions which every students ask themselves, well for that we have prepared you the perfect formula we are providing you TRB Post Graduate Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus. Make your schedule for the examination & start preparing.

Teacher Recruitment Board Post Graduate Assistant Exam Pattern

  • Examination will contain multiple choice objective type questions.
  • There will be 150 questions in examination.
  • Each question will carry one mark.
  • Every aspirant will get 3 hours (180 Minutes) to finish the exam.
Subjects Marks
Main Subject 110
Educational Methodology 30
General Knowledge 10
Total 150

TRB Post Graduate Assistant General Knowledge Syllabus Subject Code: P17

Indian History

  • History of India
  • Vedic period 1526 AD to 1947
  • Free India
  • Modern India

Indian Constitution

  • Origin of Indian Constitution
  • Salient and special features
  • Fundamental rights
  • Legislature
  • Judiciary
  • Executive
  • Adult franchise
  • Human rights

History of Tamil Nadu

  • Ancient period
  • Sangam age
  • Chera, Chola, Pandias
  • Economic, political, social conditions
  • Literature, Architecture, Fine arts
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu
  • Natural boundaries
  • Resources
  • Rivers and places.


  • Books and authors
  • Discoveries

Sports & Games (confined to India)


Every Day Science

Current Affairs

TRB Post Graduate Assistant Educational Methodology Syllabus Subject Code: P16


Pre-primary Education

  • Programme of Pre-primary Education-universalization of Primary Education
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  • Need for uniform pattern-Non-formal and Adult Education
  • Functional Literacy Programme
  • Programmes for workers in Industry
  • Programme for dropouts
  • Role of Educational Institutions in Non-formal Education-Open School/Open University, Quantity and Quality of Education-State and National level-Unemployment and underemployment
  • Delinking employment from degrees- Skill development- Vocational Skill oriented education
  • Man Power planning and education
  • Brain drain
  • Special problems of rural and tribal people
  • Illiteracy and poverty
  • Eradication of poverty through Education.


  • National Integration
  • International understanding
  • Value Education in action –
  • Nutrition and health – Sanitation – Safety and first aid
  • Women’s education
  • Education for handicapped
  • Education for gifted
  • Population Education
  • Need for protecting the environment
  • Environmental Education
  • Language policy – Medium of education
  • Channel of International communication
  • Management of Schools, Private, Aided, Government, Local authorities
  • Government Department of education, administration and academic supervision- Headmaster / Headmistress as an administrator and academic supervisor.


History and Culture of Tamil Nadu:

  • Political – Spiritual – Religion.
  • Literature – Language – Education.
  • Natural Resources – Trade– Occupations.
  • Historical places – Tourist centers.
  • Arts – Games – Society.


  • The Learner, learning process – Learning situation
  • Significance of Educational Psychology to the teacher concept of growth and maturity
  • Development characteristics and trends
  • Developmental tasks and education
  • Development of mental abilities
  • Attention, Inattention and distraction
  • Span of attention, sensation and perception
  • Factors in perception – Errors – concept formation
  • Piagets stages of cognitive development – concept maps language.
  • Imagination, thinking and reasoning – Psycho– linguistics – Implications for the teacher.


  • Special characteristics of adolescents and their problems, attitudes, interest, group behaviour, Discipline – Leadership
  • Nature and importance of learning
  • Individual differences in learning – Learning curves
  • Transfer of learning – Learning styles – Factors in learning
  • Types of learning – Trial and error – Conditioning – Classical and operant
  • Learning by insight – Imitation – Levels of learning – Remembering and forgetting- Learning Disabilities.


  • Motivation- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs- Role of rewards and punishments
  • Levels of aspiration – Achievement motivation
  • Goal as a motivational factor – Nature of Intelligence
  • Theories of Intelligence – Assessment of intelligence
  • IQ constancy – Distribution – uses of intelligence tests – Creativity – Creativity and intelligence – Identification and promotion of creativity
  • Meaning of personality – Factors influencing personality
  • Assessment of personality – Integrated personality
  • Concept of mental health and hygiene
  • Conflict and frustration- Unrest – Adjustment
  • Defence mechanisms – Mental illness – Guidance and counselling.



  • Meaning of educational innovation
  • Principles involved in innovation
  • Emergence of School in cultural, social and religious setting – Innovations that emerged from educational experiments
  • Tagore:- Santiniketan
  • Gandhiji:- Basic Education
  • S.Neill:- Progressive School
  • Sri Aurobindo:- Ashram Schools.
  • Rousseau: Children’s Education
  • Moutessori:- Sense Experience – Bertrand
  • Russel:- Education for Social Order
  • Froebel:-Kindergarten
  • Dewey:- Pragmatic life
  • Krishnamoorthy:- Freedom in learning situation.
  • Influence of Psychological factors on innovation
  • Principles underlying self learning devices.
  • Piaget: Experiments and discovery learning – Child -centred learning.
  • Effects of cultural, religious and social factors on innovation – Principles of equality – conformity to common educational goals.


  • Modernization of education
  • National Educational Policy (1986)
  • DPEP-Special focus on Teacher Education (DTERT, DIETs, BRCs, CRCs) MLL based curriculum and syllabus – Joyful learning
  • Autonomy in institutional structures
  • Individual freedom – Library based learning:
  • Self-paced instruction – pace setting schools – Mobile schools – De-Schooling and non-classroom learning – community schools – school complex Distance education and open learning
  • Education through mass communication
  • Special education –Sainik School – Defence academy – Educational Technology
  • Need for and use of Instructional technology
  • Mass media for instructional purposes
  • Review of radio and TV educational programmes – educational computing.

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