Kendriya Vidyalaya or KVS Principal Syllabus can be read or downloaded from here. This is the updated syllabus of 2022. You can download the syllabus from the given link below.
Scheme and Pattern of Exam for Direct Recruitment of KVS Principals:
There will be two papers. The 1″ and 2″d paper will be 150 marks each (150 Objective type multiple choice questions in each paper) carrying 01 mark for each question. The duration of written test will be 150 minutes for each paper without any time limit for each part individually.
Part I – Proficiency in Languages (30 marks):
A. General English-15 questions
B. General Hindi-15 questions
Part-ll: Perspectives on Education and Leadership (120 marks)
(f) Perspectives in Education ( 30 questions)
(g) Understanding the Learner-(15 questions)
(h) Understanding Teaching Learning – (30 questions)
(i) Creating Conducive Learning Environment – (15 questions)
(j) School Organization and Leadership – (30 questions)
Part I – General awareness, Reasoning & Proficiency in Computers (50 marks)
- General Awareness & Current Affairs – (20 Questions)
- Reasoning Ability – (20 Questions)
- Computer Literacy – ( 10 Questions)
Part-II: Administration and Finance – (100 marks)
The interview is of 60 marks (30+30).
- The candidate would be expected to present his/her vision for overall school improvement through a School Development Plan (could be based on the previous school served) (30 marks)
- Question-Answer/Interview round (30 marks)
The weightage of Written Test and Interview will be in the ratio of 80:20. Final merit list will be based on the performance of the candidates in Written Test and Interview taken together.
Syllabus of Examination for Direct Recruitment of Principals:
Part I – Proficiency in Languages (30 marks):
(a) General English (15 questions)
Reading comprehension, word power, Grammar & usage with emphasis on communicative and administrative usage
(b) General Hindi (15 questions)
Part II – Perspectives on Education and Leadership (120 marks):
(A) Perspectives in Education (30 questions)
- Role of school in achieving aims of education.
- NEP-2020: Early Childhood Care and Education: The Foundation of Learning Literacy and Numeracy; Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools: Holistic 8 Integrated Learning; Equitable and Inclusive Education: Learning for All; Competency based learning and Education,
- Guiding Principles for Child Rights, Protecting and provisioning for rights of children to safe and secure school environment, Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act,
- Historically studying the National Policies in education with special reference to school education;
- School Curriculum Principles: Perspective, Learning and Knowledge, Curricular Areas, School Stages – Pedagogy & Assessment.
(B) Understanding the Learner(15 questions)
- Concept of growth, maturation and development, principles and debates of development,
- Development tasks and challenges with special reference to the primary and middle school Children
- Domains of Development: Physical, Cognitive, Socio-emotional, Moral etc., deviations in development and its implications.
- Role of Primary and Secondary Socialization agencies. Steps to ensure Home school continuity.
- Mental Health and well-being (MANODARPAN)
(C) Understanding Teaching Learning (30 questions)
- Theoretical perspectives on Learning -Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism with special reference to their implications for:
- The role of Principal
- The role of teacher
- The role of learner
- Nature of teacher-student relationship
- Choice of teaching methods
- Classroom environment
- Understanding of discipline, power etc.
Factors affecting learning and their implications for
- Designing classroom instructions
- Planning student activities anon
- Mining and learning spaces in school
Planning and Organization of Teaching-Learning
I. Concept of Syllabus and Curriculum, Overt and Hidden Curriculum
II. Preparation of School Time-table
III. Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, Early Childhood Care and Education
IV. Competency based Education, Experiential learning, etc.
V. Instructional Plans: -Year Plan, Unit Plan, Lesson Plan
VI. Instructional material and resources
VII. Information and Communication Technology(ICT) for teaching-learning
VIII. Assessment of learning, for learning and as learning: Meaning, purpose and considerations in planning each.
IX. Enhancing Teaching Learning processes: Classroom Observation and Feedback,
X. Reflections and Dialogues as a means of constructivist teaching
(d) Creating Conducive Learning Environment (15 questions)
- Inclusive Education: The concepts of Diversity, disability and Inclusion, implications of disability as social construct, types of disabilities-their identification and interventions
- Concept of School Mental Health, addressing the curative, preventive and promotive dimensions of mental health for all students and staff. Provisioning for guidance and counselling.
- Developing School and community as a learning resource.
(k) School Organization and Leadership (30 questions)
- Leader as reflective practitioner, team builder, initiator, coach and mentor.
- Perspectives on School Leadership: instructional, distributed and transformative
- Vision building, goal setting and creating a School development Plan
- Using School Processes and forums for strengthening teaching learning-Annual Calendar, time-tabling, parent teacher forums, school assembly, teacher development forums , using achievement data for improving teaching —learning, School Self-Assessment and Improvement
- Creating partnerships with community , industry and other neighboring schools and Higher Education Institutes — forming learning communities
Part I — General awareness, Reasoning & Proficiency in Computers (50 marks):
(a) General Awareness & Current Affairs (20 questions)
(b) Reasoning Ability (20 questions)
(c) Computer Literacy (10 questions)
Part-II: School Administration & Finance: (100 Marks )
- Office Management
- CCS (CCA) Rules
- CCS (Conduct) Rules
- Fundamental & Supplementary Rules
- TA Rules
- Leave Travel Concession Rules
- Medical Attendance Rules for school safety and security
- Income Tax & GST RTI, PoSH & POCSO Acts MoE, NCPCR and NIDM guidelines
- EWS, SC/ST and other disadvantageous groups Constitutional Provisions for PWD, GER — 2017 / GeM
- Pension, NPS
- Office Accounting, PFMS
- The interview is of 60 marks (30+30).
- The Principal would be expected to share a vision for School and present the School Development Plan for overall school improvement (this could be based on the previous school served) (Presentation of SDP – 30 marks)
Question — Answer/Interview round (30 marks)