Syllabus for Assam Higher Secondary Teachers Eligibility Test(TET)-2013 SYLLABUS: PAPER-II SERIES-A (For Arts Stream)

SERIES-A (For Arts Stream)
Total Marks: 100
? Introduction: Central problems of an economy and opportunity cost.

? Consumer Behaviour and Demand
Consumer’s Equilibrium: Meaning
Demand: Market demand, determinants of demand, demand curve, movement along, price elasticity of demand.
? Producer Behaviour and Supply
Production function: returns to factor and returns to scale.
Supply: market supply, determinants of supply, supply curve, price elasticity of supply.
Cost and Revenue: Concepts of costs, short-run cost curves (fixed and variable costs; total,
marginal, Average costs)
? Forms of Market and Price Determination: Meaning and features.
? National Income and Related Aggregates– Basic Concepts and Measurement
Macroeconomics: meaning.
Circular flow of income, concepts of GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP (at market price and factor cost),
National Disposable Income (gross and net); Private Income, Personal Income and Personal
Disposable Income

? Determination of Income and Employment
Aggregate demand, aggregate supply and their components,
Propensity to consume and propensity to save (average and marginal)
Meaning of involuntary unemployment and full employment.

? Money and Banking: Money: meaning, evolution and functions, Central bank : meaning and functions
Commercial banks: meaning and functions

? Government Budget and the Economy
Government budget– meaning and its components.
Objective of government budget.
Classification of receipts: revenue and capital / classification of expenditure: revenue and capital
Balanced budget, surplus budget and deficit budget : meaning and implications.
Revenue deficit, fiscal deficit and primary deficit : meaning and implications; measures to contain
different deficits, Current Account Deficit(CAD).



? Cold War Era in World Politics: Emergence of two power blocs after the Second World War.
Arenas of the cold war, Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order. India and the cold war.

? US Dominance in World Politics: Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq. Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology.

? International Organisations in a Uni-polar World: Restructuring and the future of the UN.
India’s position in the restructured UN, SAARC.

? Globalization and Its Critics: Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalization. Anti-globalization movements. Globalization and India.


? Nation-Building and Its Problems: Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition; challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement.
? India’s External Relations: Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme and shifting alliance in world politics.

? Regional Aspirations and Conflicts: Rise of regional parties. The Kashmir situation, Challenges and responses in the North East.

? Rise of New Social Movements: Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment and Development-affected people’s movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.

? Recent Issue and Challenges: Challenge of and responses to globalization: new economic policy: a critical analysis.



? Transport, Communication and Trade –its importance Land transport– roads, railways– rail network; trans– continental railways; Water transport– inland waterways; major ocean routes; Air transport– Intercontinental air routes;
? People: India
Population: Distribution, density and growth; composition of population : linguistic and religious; rural-urban population change through time– regional variations; occupation; Migration: International, national– causes and consequences;

? Resources and Development: India
Land resources– general land use; agricultural land use major crops; agricultural development and problems, common property resources;

Water resources: India
Availability and utilization– irrigation, domestic, industrial and other uses; scarcity of water and conservation methods– rain water harvesting and watershed management (one case study related with participatory watershed management to be introduced)

Mineral and energy resources: India Metallic and non-metallic minerals and their distribution; conventional and non- conventional energy sources;
Industries: India
Types and distribution; industrial location and clustering; changing pattern of selected industries– iron and steel, cotton textiles, sugar, petrochemicals and knowledge based industries; impact of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation on industrial location;

? Environmental pollution: Types, Problems and Urban-waste disposal

? Assam: land people and economy: Physiographic, Drainage Climate, People: composition, Distribution, Density


? The story of the First Cities: Harappa Archaeology Broad overview: Early urban centres Story of discovery: Harappan civilization. Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site.
? Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story Broad overview: Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta Period Story of discovery: Inscriptions and the understanding of political and economic history.

? A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
Broad overview: (a) A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism, Saivism. (b) Focus on Buddhism. Story of discovery: Sanchi Stupa

? Agrarian relations: The Ain-i-Akbari
Broad overview: a) Structure of agrarian relations in the 16th and 17th centuries. Documents with other sources (b) Patterns of change over the period.
Story of discovery: Account of the compilation and translation of Ain-i Akbari.
? The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles Broad Overview: (a) Outline of political history c, 15th-17th centuries.

? Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
Broad overview: (a) Outline of religious developments during this period. (b) Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi saints. Story of Transmission, Preservation of Bhakti-Sufi Compositions
? Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
Broad overview: (a) Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late 18th century. (b) East India Company, revenue settlements and surveys.

? Representations of 1857
Broad Overview: (a) The events of 1857-58 (b) How these events were recorded and narrated
? Mahatma Gandhi
Broad Overview: (a) The nationalist movement 1918-48 (b) The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership. Focus: Mahatma Gandhi in 1931

? The Making of the Constitution
Broad Overview: (a) Independence and the new nation state. (b) The making of the Constitution.
Focus: The constituent Assembly debates.

? Assam History: Focus on the political, social, economic, religious and cultural history of Assam, Assam’s participation in the freedom movement.


*Standard of the Syllabus is HS Level (Final Year)*

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