CSSET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018

Last Updated - February 15 2018

CSSET 2018 Exam is organized in offline method i.e. pen and paper-based. It is conducted in two parts i.e. Part A and Part B. Part A question paper is an objective type question paper whereas Part B is subjective type.

  • Part B consisted of 4 questions of 40 marks to be done in 30 minutes time.
  • Every single accurate response will be honored 4 marks.
  • Part B checks the aspirant’s creative writing, Sanskrit linguistic components and comprehension skills.
  • Part A contains the question of teaching aptitude, Sanskrit literature, general knowledge, mental ability and some questions to check proficiency in Sanskrit language.
  • Part A consist of 40 questions of 160 Marks to be done in 2 hours.
  • Every single accurate response will be honored 10 marks.

CSSET 2018 (Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test) exam is organized every year by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. CSSET 2018 is organized for the aspirants want admission in B. Ed programs. Interested aspirants can fill the application form from the month of January, 2018.

Highlights Table of CSSET Exam Format 2018

Given below is the important information highlighted for CSSET 2018 Exam.

Exam Format Highlights
Exam ModeOffline method (Pen Paper Based)
Number of papers 2
Question Paper Type Paper 1: MCQ Paper 2: Descriptive
Section in Part 14
CSSET 2018 Total MarksPaper 1: 160 marks Paper 2: 40 marks
Exam duration Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 30 minutes
Exam language Sanskrit

Exam Format for CSSET 2018

CSSET 2018 is organized in offline method i.e. pen and paper mode. The question paper is of 200 marks to be attempted in 180 minutes. Part B contains descriptive type question paper. CSSET is divided into 2 parts i.e. Part A and Part B. Part A contains objective type questions. Part A includes 160 marks whereas Part B includes 40 marks. The question paper will only be available in the Sanskrit language.

Part A

Paper 1 consists of four sections, each having 10 questions from each subject. The questions will be of objective type. If a single question is marked twice then it would be considered as a wrong response. The question paper in Part A will consist of questions based on teaching aptitude, Sanskrit literature, general knowledge, mental ability and some questions to check proficiency in Sanskrit language. Each accurate response will be honored 4 marks and there is no negative marking.

Part B

Paper 2 includes four questions to be responded descriptively. Each question carries 10 marks. Part B will contain the questions on creative writing, Sanskrit linguistic components, and comprehension.

Part A10 X4 = 40 questions40 x 4= 160 marksProficiency in Sanskrit Language General knowledge and mental ability Teaching Aptitude Sanskrit Literature
Part B4 questions4 x 10= 40 marksKnowledge of Sanskrit linguistic components Comprehension test Creative Writing

Marking Scheme for CSSET 2018

CSSET 2018 question paper is of 200 marks. Every question in Part B carries equal marks i.e. 10 marks for the single response. Each question in part A carries equal marks in the question paper. The aspirants will be honored 4 marks for every accurate response. Part A consists of 160 marks whereas Part B consists of 40 marks. There is no negative marking in the CSSET exam. There is no deduction of marks for an attempt question.

Given below is the marking scheme of CSSET 2018:

Part A4 marks each
Part B10 marks each

Syllabus for CSSET 2018


Section – A Sanskrit Language Proficiency – ScopeTreatyMorphs into Words
Morphs of Verbs
Offspring suffix
Tap, Ṅīp, Ṅīṣ
VoiceActive Voice
Passive Voice
Imindividual Voice
Kāraka & Upapada VibhaktiAccusative Karma
Instrumental Karaṇa
Dative Sampradāna
Ablative Apādāna
Locative Adhikaraṇa
Inaccuracy in Spelling
Section B Testing of General knowledge – ScopeIndian Culture history
Music Date
Paint art Music
Drama Music
Indian Constitution Stats
Sanskrit Literature Language
Indian & Western Historical Places
Population Capital
Science (Ancient)
Modern Awards, Sports, Literature & Science
Important Days
Human Rights
Important World Conferences
Sanskrit Institutions on National Level
Contemporary Issues
Mantal Ability – ScopeArrangement of Alphabets
Arrangement of Numbers
Increasing/Decreasing order
Time, Day, Date, Hours
Time/Word in Mirror
Cause & effects, Part & Hall
Relationship of Basic & Based
Odd one out
Upcoming Number, Series
Numeric/Relative ratios
Meaningful Order of various Things
Mathematical Rationality
Human Relations
General Rational Statement
Section – C Teaching Aptitude – ScopeObjectives of Education
Qualities of Teacher
Educational Principles
Teaching Profession
Classroom Management
Roll of Teacher
Teaching Objectives
Ancient Education
Sentience about Education
Educational Commissions
Educational Problems
Life-Value Education
Educational Psychology
History of Education
Section – D Sanskrit Literature – ScopeVaidika Vāṅmaya - Scope
Vaidika Vāṅmaya
Brāhmana, Āraṇyaka
Upniṣad, Vedanta
Darśana Philosophies
Poets & Dramas
Prose and Champū
Modern Compositions


Proficiency in Sanskrit LanguageFunctional Grammar
Conversion of Voice
Selection of Viśiṣṭapada
Conversion of Lakāra, Liṅga, Vachana, Vāchya
Selection of Nominative, Adjective and Verb
Selection of Avyayapada, Usage of Pronoun on the place of Noun, Selection of Upmāna Upmeyer
Responding to reading given paragraph
Responding to reading given Poetic meter
Writing of a Paragraph of approximately 50 words on a subject from the given options

Preference Books for CSSET 2018

Books play an important role in the life of students.  Given below are some of the important books advisable for the aspirants preparing for CSSET 2018

Book NamePublisher
Madhya Pradesh Sanvida Shala Shikshak Patra Pariksha SanskritUpkar Prakashan
Rajasthan P.S.C. Adhyapak Sanskrit Pratiyogita ParikshaUpkar Prakashan
Rajasthan Adhyapak Sanskrit ParikshaUpkar Prakashan

Important instructions for CSSET 2018

Given below are the important instruction for CSSET aspirants should read to avoid any discrepancy:

  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • The response should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the examiner.
  • Aspirant should access the exam center 1 hour prior to the commencement of exam
  • Fill the need details on the response sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission
  • It is mandatory to bring hall ticket, without the hall ticket entry would be debarred.
  • Failure to follow instructions written in the examination will lead to disqualification.

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