Here is the detailed syllabus for the PSC Higher Secondary School Teacher (HSST) Economics (Junior) examination 2018.
KERALA HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION
PSC HSST Economics (Junior) Examination Detailed Syllabus – 2018
Part I: (Core Subject)
Methodology of Microeconomics – Recent developments in consumer behavior – Modern theories of demand analysis – Theories of production and cost – Input output analysis, Linear programming and Game theory – Market models: -Perfect and Imperfect – Risk and Uncertainty models in product and factor markets – Theories of General Equilibrium and Welfare economics – Theories of Distribution.
Classical, Keynesian, post-Keynesian approaches in Macroeconomics – IS-LM Closed and Open economy models – Consumption and Investment Theories – Theories of Demand for and Supply of Money – Theories of Inflation – Theories of Business Cycle – Modern Developments in Macroeconomics – Macroeconomic Policy.
Application of Matrix algebra, Differentiation and Integration in Economics – Theories of Probability – Probability Distributions – Theories of Sampling – Theories of Estimation and Testing of Hypothesis – Linear Regression Models – Violation of assumptions of Classical Linear Regression models – Dummy variables Economic Growth and Development: Concept, approach and measurement – Traditional and Modern theories of development – Growth models: Harrod-Domar, neoclassical, Cambridge and Endogenous growth models – Plan models – Human capital and Manpower Planning – Environment and Sustainable development -Environmental policies.
Growth, Performance and Structural change in Indian economy since New Economic reforms – Sectoral growth – Economic planning in India – Demographic development – Impact of Economic reforms on poverty, unemployment and inequality – Fiscal, financial and external sector reforms – Fiscal federalism and Finance Commissions – Development xperience of Kerala: Decentralization, Migration, Urbanization, Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality – Gender issues – State finance Trade and Growth – Pure theories of international trade – Recent developments in trade theories – Trade policy and economic integration –
International monetary system – Foreign exchange market – Balance of payments and exchange rates – Internal and external balance under alternative exchange rate regimes – International capital flows – Institutions and instruments in Indian money and capital markets – Financial inclusion
Recent developments in Economics
Part II: Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude
I. TEACHING APTITUDE
• Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
• Learner’s characteristics;
• Factors affecting teaching;
• Methods of teaching;
• Teaching aids;
• Evaluation systems.
II. RESEARCH APTITUDE
• 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.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Social Welfare Legislations and Programs
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programs like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.
Part IV: General Knowledge and Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY
Introduction to English education – various missionary organisations and their functioning- founding
of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY
(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.
ROLE OF PRESS IN RENAISSANCE
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini,
Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc
AWAKENING THROUGH LITERATURE
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
LEADERS OF RENAISSANCE
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.