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CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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Apr 7, 2020

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CSSET 2020 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 and every single correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.

  • Part B consists 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.
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CSSET (Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test) exam is conducted every year by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. CSSET 2020 is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in B. Ed programs. 

CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

Given below is the important information highlighted for CSSET 2020 Exam.

Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam Mode Offline mode (Pen Paper Based)
Number of papers  2
Question Paper Type  Paper 1: MCQ Paper 2: Descriptive
Section in Part 1 4
CSSET 2020 Total Marks Paper 1: 160 marks Paper 2: 40 marks
Exam duration  Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 30 minutes
Exam language  Sanskrit

CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern

CSSET 2020 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 Questions Marks Subjects
Part A 10 X4 = 40 questions 40 x 4= 160 marks Proficiency in Sanskrit Language General knowledge and mental ability Teaching Aptitude Sanskrit Literature
Part B 4 questions 4 x 10= 40 marks Knowledge of Sanskrit linguistic components Comprehension test Creative Writing

CSSET 2020 Marking Scheme

CSSET 2020 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 CSSET exam. There is no deduction of marks for an unattempt question.

Given below is the marking scheme of CSSET 2020:

Part Marks
Part A 4 marks each
Part B 10 marks each

CSSET 2020 Syllabus


Subject Topics Sub topics
Section – A Sanskrit Language Proficiency – Scope Treaty Morphs of Words
Morphs of Verbs
Suffix Kṛt
Offspring suffix
Tap, Ṅīp, Ṅīṣ
Compound Indeclinable
Prakriyā Ṇich
Voice Active Voice
Passive Voice
Impersonal Voice
Kāraka & Upapada Vibhakti Accusative Karma
Instrumental Karaṇa
Dative Sampradāna
Ablative Apādāna
Locative Adhikaraṇa
Inaccuracy in Spelling
Section B Testing of General knowledge – Scope Indian 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 – Scope Arrangement 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 – Scope Objectives 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 – Scope Vaidika Vāṅmaya - Scope
Vaidika Vāṅmaya
Brāhmana, Āraṇyaka
Upniṣad, Vedanta
Darśana Philosophies
Poets & Dramas
Prose and Champū
Modern Compositions


Subject Topic
Proficiency in Sanskrit Language Functional 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

CSSET 2020 Recommended Books

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 2020. 

Book Name Publisher
Madhya Pradesh Sanvida Shala Shikshak Patrta Pariksha Sanskrit Upkar Prakashan
Rajasthan P.S.C. Adhyapak Sanskrit Pratiyogita Pariksha Upkar Prakashan
Rajasthan Adhyapak Sanskrit Pariksha Upkar Prakashan

CSSET 2020 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. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.