(Syllabus) Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) Syllabus & Paper : Home Science


Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for (SET)-2010

Syllabus & Sample Questions : Home Science (Paper-II & Paper -III)

Unit—I : Food Science

  • Food Groups.

  • Food Preparation.

  • Food Preservation.

  • Food Science and Food Analysis.

  • Food Processing.

Unit—II : Nutrition Science

  • Fundamentals of nutrition.

  • Nutritional biochemistry.

  • Food microbiology.

  • Public nutrition.

  • Therapeutic nutrition.

Unit—III : Institutional Management

  • Management of Hospitality Institutes-Hospital/Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe and Outdoor catering.

  • Management of Social Institutes-family as Institute, child care and Geriatric institutes, Panchayats.

  • Management of Educational Institutes-Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Schools, (Colleges and Universities) Higher Educational Institutes.

  • Management of Special Institutes for physically, mentally and socially challenged Challenges and problems faced by Institutions.

Unit—IV : Clothing

  • Principles of clothing - Socio psychological aspects of clothing selection of fabrics, clothing and family clothing Clothing construction-basic principles of drafting, flat pattern and draping methods, Textile design-principles and concepts Textile design-fashion cycles, business and merchandizing Care and maintenance of textile materials and garments; Laundry agents-methods and equipments

Unit—V : Textiles

  • General properties and fine structure of all textile fibers Processing and manufacture of all natural and man-made fibers Definition and classification of yarns; Identification of yarns and its use in various fabrics Fabric construction, definition and types of woven, non-woven, knitted and other construction techniques Testing of fibers, yarns and fabric; Importance of quality control and research institutes.

Unit—VI : Resource Management

Concept of Home management and steps

  • Management of Human Resources; Classification of Resources; Basic Characteristics of Resources Decision making in family;;

  • Steps in decision making; Methods of resolving conflicts Work simplification; Importance of work simplification in home; Mundel’s classes of change.

  • Simple pen and pencil technique in work simplification Housing, Interior design, Principles of Interior design, Various colours and colour schemes Household equipment-Selection and Care.

Unit—VII : Human Development

Child Development-Principles and Stages

  • Life Span Development-Theories of Human Development and Behaviors

  • Child rearing, Socialization practices and Dynamics

  • Early Childhood Care and Education-Emerging trends

  • Development problems and disabilities during childhood and adolescence, guidance and counselling

  • Advanced child study methods and assessment

  • Women’s Studies, Family Welfare Programmer-Recent Approaches

Unit—VIII : Non-formal Education and Extension Education

  • History and Development of Home Science in Formal/Non-formal and Extension Education

  • Theory and Practices of programmer/curriculum planning and development

  • Management and Administration of Formal/Non-formal and Extension Education

  • Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation of Formal, Non-formal and Extension Education

  • Vocationalization of Home Science in India

  • Theories and Principles of Guidance and Counseling in Formal/Non-formal/Extension

  • Problems and Challenges encountered in Formal/Non-formal/Extension

Unit—IX : Developmental and Educational Communication

  • Concept and classification of communication

  • Traditional Methods and Materials of communication-selection/preparation/use

  • Modern methods and materials of communication-selection/preparation/use

  • Strategies for developmental communication

  • Classroom communications in Home Science trends

  • Communication for publicity and public relations

  • Change and challenges in communication in contemporary society

Unit—X : Methods of Research

  • Trends in Research in Home Science

  • Research Designs

  • Types of Research

  • Sampling Techniques

  • Selection and Preparation of Tools for data Collection

  • Type of variables and their selection

  • Data collection and classification/coding

  • Analysis of data through parametric and non-parametric statistics

  • Report writing-presentation of data, interpretation and discussion

Paper-III (B) (Elective/Optional)

Elective—I : Food and Nutrition

  • Food Science and Quality Control

  • Macro and Micro nutrients

  • Human Nutritional Requirements

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status

  • Food Biotechnology.

Elective—II : Institutional Management and Dietetics

  • Advanced Management and Organization

  • Management of Human Resources

  • Experimental Quantity Cookery

  • Financial and Profit Management

  • Quantity Food Preparation Techniques

  • Food Service and Delivery Systems

  • Marketing

  • Therapeutic Dietetics

Elective—III : Child and Human Development

  • Human Development-Rights perspective

  • Principles and theories of human development

  • Early childhood care and development-strategies, monitoring and supervision

  • children with special needs and children at risk (child labor. street children.

  • child abuse, chronically sick): Intervention programmes

  • Socialization in various family contexts across different cultures

  • Advances in assessment of children

Elective—IV : Clothing and Textiles

  • Textile Chemistry-Fibers and dyes Dyeing, printing and finishing of fibers yarns and fabrics Textile and Apparel Industry-Fundamental of business, specifications, quality control agencies and marketing Historic and Traditional Textiles of world with emphasis on India Curriculum and Teaching in clothing and textiles, analysis and development of curriculum; teaching methods and aids Consumer and Textiles and Clothing Recent developments in Textile and Clothing.

Elective—V : Home and Community Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management, System approach to family, Input, Output and feedback

  • Family Resources-Management of Resources like time energy and money; Basic characteristics

  • of Resources; Efficient methods of utilization of Resources

  • Family life cycle-Demands upon resources like time, energy and money

  • Concept of Ergonomics-its importance and application in home

  • Concept of communication process and its importance in family; Barriers in Communication process; Measures for effective communication

  • Concept of work simplification-its importance in home; Simple pen and pencil technique

  • Consumer Education-Laws protecting consumer;;

  • Role of consumer society in protecting consumer; Kinds of adulteration; Identification of adulteration.

Elective—VI : Home Science Extension Education

  • Curriculum Development for formal education in Home Sciences

  • General and special methods of teaching Home Science

  • Media and Materials for promoting Home Science in Formal/Non-formal/Adult/Extension Education

  • Non-formal and Adult Education in Home Science Extension Education in Home Science

  • Women in Changing India and Plans for their development Self-employment and Entrepreneurship through Home Science Programmed of extension in Home Science Measurement and Evaluation including monitoring and supervision for Formal/Non-formal/ Adult Education/Extension Education

Sample Questions: Paper-II

1. Specific curricular objective is a statement which describes the

(A) teacher’s purpose of teaching

(B) subject-matter to be grasped

(C) terminal behaviors of the learner

(D) learning activities in a classroom

2. The driving force behind peoples participation in extension is

(A) Enthusiasm

(B) Paternalism

(C) Power

(D) Authority

3. Open University System differs from the Formal University Higher Education in respect of

(A) curricular objective

(B) evaluation pattern

(C) eligibility criteria