Teachers have always been given high regards among all professions as they are responsible for shaping up the future generations. For this reason, teachers are bestowed with the highest degree of respect in the society. The employment opportunities for teachers are always high across the world and there is no exception in India. Teaching jobs are available in both government and private schools, however, teachers belonging to government-backed schools tend to have more perks and benefits.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), an autonomous organisation of school education under Ministry of Human Resource Development, has released a recruitment notification in the month of August for a total of 8339 vacancies for both teaching & non-teaching posts. The notification was released for the posts such as Principal, Vice- Principal, PGTs, TGTs, Librarian, Primary Teacher and Primary Teacher (Music).
The selection of the candidates will be based on their performance in an interview and written examination which is likely to be held in more than 35 cities. Lakhs of aspirants responded to the KVS recruitment and will be appearing for the written examination in a couple of months. Here are the preparation tips for the posts of Post Graduate Teachers (PGT), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) and Primary Teacher (PRT).
Consider The Competition
The competition for the examination will be huge because the number of vacancies are over 8,000. Aspirants should carefully assess the difference between the posts and start their preparation. One should not get nervous with the number of applicants, because it is estimated that the real competitors will be less than thirty per cent.
Master The Syllabus
In the official website, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has published the detailed syllabus for each post. Applicants are advised to go through the syllabus and making sure they cover all the sections.
Know The Exam Pattern
The exam pattern is different from one post to another. The reasoning ability, general knowledge, computer knowledge and general English is common for all the posts. The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance in written test and an interview. The weightage of written test and interview will be 85:15.
Gather Study Materials
Once aspirants are done with the exam pattern and syllabus, they should start gathering all the reference books and study materials required for the preparation. Previous year's question papers also helps a lot in understanding the test format besides important topics. Always believe in your preparation materials and never get tempted to refer any new books after starting the preparation.
Work On Your Strengths And Weaknesses
Prior to the preparation, aspirants should start assessing themselves to know where they stand in the competition. One can consider taking the diagnostic test which will help in this regard. With the result of the diagnostic test, assess what are your strengths and weaknesses. For instance, if you fail to do perform well in the general knowledge section, you can devote more time to prepare for it.
Prepare An Effective Study Schedule
Drafting a study timetable is the most important step in the preparation. There is no official announcement from KVS regarding the schedule of the examination. However, the written examinations for the posts are expected to take place in the month of November. During the last phase of preparation, try to devote time equally for each section with a special focus on the main subject.
Opt Section-wise Preparation
The section-wise preparation is always recommended for more clarity over the concepts. The section-wise preparation always helps in covering the entire syllabus for the examination besides boosting the confidence.