PSC HSST (Junior) Mathematics Examination Detailed Syllabus – 2018

Last Updated On: 30/04/2018

Here is the detailed syllabus for the PSC Higher Secondary School Teacher (HSST) Mathematics Junior examination 2018.

(CATEGORY No.331/2017)


PSC HSST (Junior) Mathematics Examination Detailed Syllabus – 2018

Part 1

  • History of Development of Mathematics.
  • Mensuration, length of arcs, area of sectors of circles, tangents to circles, circumcircle and incircle of polygons, area of polygons, solids-volume and surface area.
  • Fundamentals of mumber theory. Continued fractions.
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Fundamentals of graph theory.
  • Sets and binary operations, groups, Sylon’s Theorems, Rings and ideals, Fields, extension fields, rings of polynomials, finite fields, Galois Theory, constructible numbers.

System of Linear Equations –
Vector spaces, linear transformations, characteristic values, characteristic polynomial, Minimal polynomial, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, triangulation and diagonalization of matrics.

Hyperspaces and linear functionals.
Normed spaces, Banach spaces and related theorems, Linear Maps, inner product spaces, Hilbert
spaces and related theorems, finite dimensional and infinite dimensional normed spaces, bounded operators, spectrum, duals and transposes. Adjoints, normal, unitary and self adjoint operators.

  • Polynomial Equations, Trigonometry, Analytical geometry of two dimension and three dimension, similarity of triangles, vectors, matrices.
  • Calculus, applications of differentiation and integration, elemetary functions (logarithms, exponential, hyperbolic, trigonometric etc), Fundamental theorem of calculus, mean value theorems, maxima and minima-functions of more than one independent variables, derivatives, partial derivatives, saddle point, critical point.
  • Real numbers, rational, irrational numbers, algebraic and order properties of Real numbers, supremum property, countable and uncountable sets, completeness property, sequences and series of red numbers, relations and functions, limits and continuity of functions, uniform continuity, differentiability and integrability of functions, Riemann integral, Riemann Stieltges integral, sequences and series of functions. Term by term differentiation and integration of series of functions.

  • Lebesgue measure, lebesgue integral, convergence theorems and applications.
  • Complex numbers, De Moirre’s Theorem, Algebraic properties of complex numbers, regions in the complex plane.
  • Complex functions, analytic functions, harmonic functions, conformal mapping, elemetary functions, derivatives and integrals of complex functions and related theorems, sigularities, residue theorem and its applications, Power series, Taylor series, Laurent series.
  • Metric spaces, topological spaces, basis, subbasis, closed set, closure, interior, boundary, neighbourhood. Connectedness and compactness, locally connected, path connected, locally compact spaces.

  • Functions, continuous functions, homeomorphism, quotient space.
  • Seperation axioms and related theorems.
  • First order ordinary differential equations-formation, properties and various methods of solving.
  • Picards method of approximation.
  • Numerical methods
  • Second order ordinary differential equations – formaiton, properties and
    various methods of solving.

  • Equidimensional equations.
  • Existence and uniqueness of solutions.
  • Systems of first order equations.
  • Series solutions of first order and second order ordinary differential equation at ordinary adn regular singular points.
  • Hypergeometric functions and equations, legendre equations and polynomials.
  • Chebyshev’s Equations and polynomials.
  • Bessels equations and Functions.
  • Laplace transform, fourier series, beta and Gamma functions.
  • Formation and solution of first order partial differential equation in two independent variables.
  • Functional dependence, analytic functions. Second order partial differential equation, formation, classification.
  • Wave equation, heat diffusion equation, laplace equation.
  • Numerical solutions of algebraic equations, finite differences, interpolation.

  • Fundamentals of Theory of Wavelets, Fuzzy set theory, Fractal geometry, Modular functions Jordan forms, elliptic functions, Riemann Zets Function, Automate and formal languages, Block Designs.
  • Monodromy theorem, Reimann mapping theorem, product topology and Tychnoff theorem.
  • Solutions at infinity of Differential Equations, Integral Equations, calculus of Variations.
  • Fundamentals of differential geometry, contractions, inverse function theorem, implicit function theorem.
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics and Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics.

Part II Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude

• Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
• Learner’s characteristics;
• Factors affecting teaching;
• Methods of teaching;
• Teaching aids;
• Evaluation systems.

• Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types;
• Steps of research;
• Methods of research;
• Research Ethics;
• Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
• Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

Part III- Salient Features of Indian Constitution

Salient features of the Constitution – Preamble- Its significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution.

Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles – Fundamental Duties.

Executive – Legislature – Judiciary – Both at Union and State Level. – Other Constitutional Authorities.

Centre-State Relations – Legislative – Administrative and Financial.

Services under the Union and the States.
Emergency Provisions.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.

Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against

Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare

Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.

Part IV : General Knowledge and Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala

Introduction to English education – various missionary organisations and their functioning- founding
of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.


(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala
Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha
Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.

(B) Struggles and Social Revolts
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor
Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha.

Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc.

Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention ovement etc.


Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala
Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham,
Yukthivadi, etc.

Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc

Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others.

Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali. Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham.

Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph,
Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal,
Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran,

C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others.

Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese
Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup,
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.

Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others .

Note that, apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper.
Also, there is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper.

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