TNTET Mathematics Science Syllabus 2012



 Contenet (Marks: 24)
1. Number System – Prime and Composite Numbers, Tests of divisibility, whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimal fractions, L.C.M. and G.C.M. rational numbers and irrational numbers. Properties of numbers, Real numbers; laws of exponents, squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, finding missing number represented as alphabets in sums involving array of four operations, number patterns, number puzzles and frames
2. Arithmetic – Ratio and proportion, simple interest, compound interest, Time and distance, Discount, partnership, relative speed and angular speed 3. Sets – Concept of set, set language, empty set, finite and infinite sets, subset and equality of the set, Cartesian product of sets, cardinal number of set, set operations, representation of sets, Venn diagrams and their properties, Relations.
4. Algebra –Introduction to Algebra, expressions, exponents and powers, Factorization special products and expansions, linear equations and their graphs, system of inequations, polynomials.
5. Geometry – History of Geometry, Contribution of India in the Development of Geometry, Euclid Geometry, Lines & Angles, Properties of Circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals and polygons, Parts of Circle : Construction of Circle, Triangles and Quadrilaterals, Circles and concurrent lines in triangles, Co-ordinate Geometry, Co-ordinates of a point, plotting of points, linking linear equations into variables (of the type ax+by+c=0 in the Cartisian coordination system), Linear equations with 2 variables, symmetry.
6. Mensuration – Perimeter and Area of a Square and Rectangle. Area of Triangle, Circle, Ring and Quadrilaterals. Surface area and volume of Cube, Cuboid.
7. Data Handling – Collection and Classification of Data, Frequency distribution table, Tally marks, Bar graph, Pictograph and Pie diagrams.

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)

1. Definitions and Nature of Mathematics
2. Aims, values and instructional objectives of teaching Mathematics
3. Methods of Teaching Mathematics
4. Instructional material in Mathematics – TLM in Mathematics
5. Instructional Planning
6. Designing, Administration, Analysis of scholastic Achievement test (SAT)
7. The Mathematics Teacher
8. Resource Utilization
9. Curriculum and Text Book
10. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching


Content (Marks: 24)
1. Measurements: Units and Different Systems –C.G.S., M.K.S., S.I.

  •  Triangulation method for measuring long distances, Measurement of Length,Area, Volume, Mass, Density and Time.
  •  Fundamental and Derived units.
  • Measuring instruments – Scale, Tape, Vernier Calipers, Different types of clocks

2. Natural Resources – Air, Water: Water pollution, Harnessing of water, States of water,Hardness of water, water pressure Air pollution, Atmospheric Pressure, Air pressure, Archimedes’ principle, Pascal’s law,Bernoulli’s Principle, Hydrometer, Barometer. Laws of floatation, Specific gravity, Surface tension, Fluid Mechanics.

3. Our Universe: Constellation – Zodiac, Space travel; Solar system, Satellites, stars,comets; Earth- layers of earth.

4. Natural Phenomenon:

  • Light: Rectilinear propagation of Light, Shadows, transparent and opaque materials; reflection, Laws of reflection, refraction, Reflection at spherical mirrors, refractive index of glass slab ;
  • Sound: Sources of sound, Transmission of sound, Sound Pollution, Waves, Kinds of Waves, Wave Propagation, Musical instruments.
  • Heat: Heat and Temperature, Measurement of Temperature and Thermometer,Change of State due to heat

5. Mechanics – Kinematics, Dynamics: Scalar and Vectors. Types of Motion; Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion,
Friction, Momentum, Principals of Conservation, Centre of Gravity, State of Equilibrium.

6. Magnetism and Electricity: Magnetism: Natural Magnets and Artificial Magnets, properties of Magnets, Magnetic Induction, uses of Magnets, Methods of Magnetization.

  • Electricity: Circuit Connection-Components, Primary Cells, Charge; Effects of Electric Current (Light, Heat, Magnetic), Primary Cells, Current Flow, Heating and Magnetic Effects of an Electric Current, Series, Parallel connections, Symbols of Electrical Elements, Modern World Instrument.
  •  Information and Communication Technology, Computers.

7. Matter-Its changes: Elements and Compounds, Symbols, Formula, Chemical Equations

  • Action of heat on substances, Physical and Chemical changes, types of chemical changes
  •  Preparation of Gases (Oxygen, Hydrogen, Carbon- Di-Oxide, Chlorine,Hydrogen Chloride)
  • Acids, Basis, Salt.
  •  Water and its constituents. Hardness of water. Sulphur, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and their compounds. Common salt and its constituents.

8. Laws of Chemical Combination and Chemical Calculations: Laws of chemical combination, Calculations based on chemical equations.
9. Biology: Its importance in everyday life, contribution of scientists, different branches.
10. Living World – Characteristics: Classification of Plants and Animals and their characteristics.

  • a) Cell: Concept, Cell theory, differences between Plant cell and Animal cell, Cell division.
  • b) Tissues – Animal tissues.

11. Plant World – Types of plants: Parts of a plant – their functions  Reproduction – Asexual, Sexual, Vegetative propagation, Nutrition,
Photosynthesis, Excretion, Respiration Economic importance of Plants, Agriculture, Crop diseases & pest control measure.

12. Animal World: Organ systems and their functions including man Digestive system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system, Excretory system,
Nervous system, Reproductive system, Sense organs in man, Nutrition Deficiency diseases in man, First Aid Economic importance of Animals, Animal husbandry, Pisciculture, Sericulture.

13. Microbes:Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Protozoan  useful and harmful, microbial diseases in plants & animals

14. Our Environment: Biotic & Abiotic factors, Natural resources

15. Recent trends in Biology: -Hybridization, Genetic engineering, Gene banks, Genetherapy,Tissue culture

PEDAGOGY (Marks: 06)

1. Definition, Nature, Structure and History of Science
2. Aims, Values and Instructional Objectives of teaching Science
3. Method of Teaching Science
4. Instructional Material in Teaching Science – TLM in Science.
5. Instructional Planning
6. Science Laboratory
7. Science Teacher – Changing Roles
8. Science Curriculum and its transaction
9. Science Textbook.
10. Evaluation – CCE – Designing, Administration, Analysis, Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)


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  1. Hi,

    There Is no Syllabus Regarding the TNTET exams Soo could You pls upload r send mail for any new updates

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