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CSSET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Last Updated - June 07, 2017

CSSET 2018 Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper based. It is organized 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 A consist of 40 questions of 160 Marks to be done in 2 hours.
  • Every single correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • Part B consist of 4 questions of 40 marks to be done in 30 minutes time.
  • Every single correct answer will be awarded 10 marks.
  • Part A contains the question of teaching aptitude, Sanskrit literature, general knowledge, mental ability and some questions to check proficiency in Sanskrit language.
  • Part B checks the candidate’s creative writing, Sanskrit linguistic components and comprehension skills.

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

CSSET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

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

Exam ModeOffline mode (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

CSSET 2018 Exam Pattern

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

Part A

Paper 1 consists of four sections, each having 10 questions from each subject. The questions will be of objective type. 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 correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and there is no negative marking. If a single question is marked twice then it would be considered as a wrong answer.

Part B

Paper 2 comprises four questions to be answered 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

CSSET 2018 Marking Scheme

CSSET 2018 question paper is of 200 marks. Part A consist of 160 marks whereas Part B consist of 40 marks. Each question in part A carries equal marks in question paper. The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer. Every question in Part B carries equal marks i.e. 10 marks for single answer. There is no negative marking in the question paper. There is no deduction of marks for an unattempt question.

Given below is the marking scheme of CSSET 2018:

Part A4 marks each
Part B10 marks each

CSSET 2018 Syllabus


SubjectTopicsSub topics
Section – A Sanskrit Language Proficiency – ScopeTreatyMorphs of Words
Morphs of Verbs
Offspring suffix
Tap, Ṅīp, Ṅīṣ
VoiceActive Voice
Passive Voice
Impersonal 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 different 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 Upmeya
Answering after reading given paragraph
Answering after reading given Poetic metre
Writing of a Paragraph of approximately 50 words on a subject from the given options

Books plays an important role in the life of students.  Given below are some of the important books recommended for the candidates preparing for CSSET 2018 Exam. 

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

CSSET 2018 Important instructions

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

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior to the commencement of exam
  • It is compulsory to bring admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Failure to follow instructions written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 



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