HTET Syllabus

Every year, the Haryana Board of School Education conducts the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET) to select eligible candidates for teaching in classes’ secondary, elementary and upper secondary in Haryana’s government schools. To crack good scores in the exam, candidates must be well aware of the syllabus. Aspirants can keep reading to know more about the HTET syllabus.

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HTET Syllabus 2023

Applicants who get selected in the HTET merit list are chosen for various positions under HTET 2021, including Primary Teacher (PRT), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), and Post Graduate Teacher (PGT).

This is the syllabus of the common subjects of all three levels – HTET Level 1 for the Primary Teacher, HTET Level 2 for Trained Graduate Teacher and HTET Level 3 for Post Graduate Teacher.

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • The concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom, and for assessing learner achievement.
  • The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental


संज्ञा, सर्वनाम, विशेषण, क्रिया, वचन, लिंग, उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय, वाक्य निर्माण (सरल, संयुक्त एवं मिश्रित वाक्य), पर्यायवाची, विपरीपार्थक, अनेकार्थक, समानार्थी शब्द, मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ, अलंकार, सन्धि, तत्सम, तद्भव, देशज एवं विदेशी शब्द, समास


  • Language Comprehension Reading unseen passages –
    • Questions based on the passage, including antonyms and synonyms from the passage or prose or drama or poem.
    • Grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
    • Learning and acquisition
    • Principles of Language Teaching
    • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
    • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    • Language Skills
    • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
    • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, a multilingual resource for the classroom
    • Remedial Teaching


  • Geometry – Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Square and related theorems
  • Shapes and Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around us – Cube, Cuboid, Cone, Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere etc.
  • Number System – LCM, HCF, Factors, Unit digit, Digit Sum etc.
  • BODMAS – Simplifications including Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Problems on Ages
  • Speed Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Number Series
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time & Work
  • Algebra
  • Geometry

Reasoning Ability

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Matrix
  • Word formation
  • Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary order
  • Venn diagram
  • Directions; Distances
  • Blood Relations
  • Missing Number
  • Puzzles
  • Series
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Haryana General Knowledge

  • Culture of Haryana
  • Haryana History
  • Geography Haryana
  • Environment – Haryana
  • Economy/Polity of Haryana
  • General Science
  • Misc. GK- Sports, Books, Dates, Schemes

Environmental Studies

  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Pedagogical Issues
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches to presenting concepts
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion/CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids Problems

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HTET Admit Card HTET Age Limit
HTET Answer Key HTET Books
HTET Exam Date HTET Exam Pattern
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HTET Subjects

Level – 1 Subjects

HTET subjects for level I for candidates who want to teach in class I-V.

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language (Hindi)
  • General Studies (Haryana GK and Awareness)
  • Environment Studies
  • Language (English)
  • General Studies (Reasoning Ability)
  • Mathematics
  • General Studies (Quantitative Aptitude)

Level – 2 Subjects

Syllabus – Level-2 (TGT) for teachers who wish to teach in classes VI to VIII:

  • Child Development And Pedagogy
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Language (Hindi)
  • Language (English)
  • Haryana GK and Awareness
  • Reasoning Ability


  • Hindi
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • Social Science
  • Punjabi
  • Science
  • Urdu
  • Home Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education

Level – 3 Subjects

Syllabus – Level-3 (PGT) for postgraduate teachers teaching in upper secondary classes:

  • Child Development And Pedagogy
  • Language (English)
  • General Studies (Haryana GK and Awareness)
  • Language (Hindi)
  • General Studies (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • General Studies (Reasoning Ability)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Home science
  • Urdu, Punjabi
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Fine arts
  • Psychology
  • Commerce
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Physical education
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Biology

Apart from knowing the HTET 2022 syllabus, candidates must also know the HTET exam pattern.

Candidates who successfully pass this exam are provided with eligibility certificates, which the Haryana Board of Secondary Education provides. Once candidates receive their certificates, they can apply for the posts of teachers in any government school in Haryana.

Exam Pattern of HTET 2023

Here is an overall synopsis about the exam pattern of HTET for the year 2022.

Particulars Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Number of questions 150 150 150
Number of subjects 5 4 4
Total marks 150 150 150
Duration of exam 2 hours 30 minutes 2 hours 30 minutes 2 hours 30 minutes
Question type MCQ based MCQ based MCQ based
Mode of exam Offline Offline Offline
Marking scheme 1 mark for every correct answer 1 mark for every correct answer 1 mark for every correct answer

That is all for HTET syllabus. Aspirants should start preparing themselves according to the syllabus mentioned above. Having adequate preparation both mentally and academically will relieve the extra stress and burden.

For the Best preparation strategy for competitive exams, candidates can visit the linked article and get detailed study material and preparation tips to excel in the examination.

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Frequently Asked Questions about HTET Syllabus


How can one prepare well for the exam?

One can take the help of previous year’s question papers to boost up his/her preparations. Individuals can also take up online subscriptions from online portals which offer to coach for various government exams.


Is there any negative marking in HTET?

Individuals will have to answer multiple-choice questions, each carrying one mark. There is no negative marking, so candidates can attempt as many number of questions as they want.

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