GES Promotion Aptitude Test Trial Questions And Answers For Principal Superintendent (PS)



An employee who wishes to retire voluntarily shall seek the permission of the Director-General at least………………before the date on which he or she wishes to retire.

A. Two (2) months

B. Three (3) months

C. Four (4) months

D. Six (6) months


2. One term service award is paid when:

A. an employee has meritoriously served for 25 years

B. an employee has meritoriously served for 30 years

C. an employee has meritoriously served for 40 years

D. an employee has meritoriously served for 35 years


3. The characteristics of the Teaching Profession are the following with the exception of

A. long term training

B. short term training

C. certification

D. having a licensing structure


4. Quasi-professionals are Teachers who

A. are at the basic level of education

B. do not have Staff Number

C. have not been licensed

D. are below the Principal Superintendent Rank


5. If a Teacher fails to abide by the code of conduct of the teaching profession, He or She is said to have………………………………………..

A. misconducted him/herself

B. disobeyed the profession

C. disrespected the profession

D. collapsed the ethics of the profession


6. Which of the following is not a ground for termination of employment?

A. By death

B. By reason of ill-health

C. By mutual agreement

D. By transfer


7. Under a circumstance where a Teacher has been sexually harassed by a Co-teacher, the aggrieved Teacher must first take up the matter with:

A. the Headteacher of the School

B. the Circuit Supervision

C. the P.T.A

D. the S.M.C


8. Which organisation ensures the management and treatment of all cancer related conditions of

A. Teacher who donates to GNAT Cancer fund? A. Zurak Cancer Foundation (ZCF)

B. World Child Cancer (WCC)

C. Sweden Ghana Medical Centre (SGMC)

D. Ghana-American Institute for Cancer Research


9. Which of the following is not a mode by which an employee may leave the Ghana Education Service?

A. On retirement for medical reasons

B. On retirement for further studies

C. On retirement on Marriage grounds

D. On transfer to approved employment


10. …………………………………….. is not a possible sanction in the Ghana Education Service.


A. Suspension of allowance=

B. Disciplinary transfer

C. Reduction in rank

D. Revocation of Certificate

11. An example of what motivates a Teacher is the following

I. Availability of TLMs

II. Normal class size

III. Quick promotions

IV. Improved condition of service

A. I and II

B. I, II and III

C. I, III and IV

D. All the above


12. Clapping for students, rewarding marks and giving prizes fall under

A. General Motivation

B. Extrinsic Motivation

C. Intrinsic Motivation

D. Selection Motivation


13. …………………………….. involves combining students’ participation with demonstration, recitation and memorization.

A. Dictatorial Method

B. Didactic Method

C. Demonstrative Method

D. Creative Method


14. Which of the following is not a solution to downward trend in our educational standards?

A. Address the Needs of Low-Achievers.

B. Reduce the Number of Students in the Classroom.

C. Internships and Volunteering Part of Education.

D. Advise Parents to act like Teachers at Home.




15. In what ways can communities not participate in the new educational reforms?

A. Donate supplies.

B. Volunteer in the classroom.

C. Chair meetings

D. Nominate schools for grants.


16. …………………………………… are used to measure mastery of specific material and the goal is success for all students.

A. Ipsative assessment

B. Criterion-referenced assessment

C. Non-referenced assessment

D. Summative assessment


17. In what ways can schools render service to communities to reciprocate the assistance they enjoy from the communities?


A. Organising speech and prize giving day

B. Teachers contributing to pay levies of students

C. Organising extra tuition for students

D. Engaging students in co-curricular activities


18. The main objectives of the School feeding programme at the basic level of education is to

I. reduce child hunger

II. improve child nutrition

III. enhance school performance

IV. provide socialization opportunities for children

A. I and III

B. I, II and III

C. I, II, III and IV

D. I, III and IV



19. ……………………………………. is the practice of determining a student’s progress based


on their earlier work. Many assignments and rubrics are designed to measure student work in the normative assessment mode.

A. Ipsative assessment

B. Criterion-referenced assessment

C. Non-referenced assessment

D. Summative assessment


20. What differentiates Remedial classes from Private classes is……………………..

A. Time

B. Money

C. Curriculum

D. Grades


21. The main difference between appointment and promotion is that

A. Appointment guarantees a raise but Promotion does not

B. Appointment does not guarantee a raise but Promotion does

C. Appointment is by merit but Promotion is mandatory

D. Appointment requires documents such as Certificates but Promotion requires previous promotion letters


22. SMC is in-charge of School management whereas DEOC is in-charge of

A. the management of schools in the community

B. the management of schools in the district

C. the management of schools in the circuit

D. the management of schools in the country


23. The right to education is guaranteed in Ghana’s 1992 Constitution in

A. Article 68(5)

B. Article 38(2)

C. Article 778

D. Article 78(8)





24. Education is funded in Ghana in the following ways except

A. Loans

B. Grants

C. Salary deductions

D. Scholarships


25. The developmental domains of childhood development include the following except

A. Practical

B. Emotional

C. Language

D. Cognitive Skills


26. Under the Primary level of the Basic Education, which class is considered as the transitional class?

A. Basic 2

B. Basic 3

C. Basic 4

D. Basic 5


27. When constructing an Objective Test for pupils in Basic six, which of the steps below should be followed?

I. Planning the test, that is identifying the teaching objectives.

II. Reviewing the items (editing the test)

III. Assembling and administering the test

IV Writing test items and scoring/marking scheme

A. I, II









28. …………………………. are factors that make the lower and upper levels of the basic education.

A. Age

B. Medium of Communication

C. Foundation

D. Teaching methods


29. The types of objective tests at the Basic level of education in Ghana include the following except

A. Demand type

B. Multiple test

C. True or False

D. Pictorial


30. Factors to be considered in salary determination at the Ghana Education Service include

I. Long Service or Rank

II. Economic Conditions III. Class taught

III. Comparison with related jobs

IV. Risk involved

A. I, II

B. I, II, III, V

C. I, II, IV

D. I, II, IV, V


31. The following are activities of Headteachers in a basic school with the exception of

A. Organising in-service training for Teachers

B. Purchase and Supply of textbooks for Teachers

C. Organising speech and prize giving activities

D. Organising staff to take part in SPAM






32. At which level is School Management Committee the highest decision-making body?

A. 1st Cycle Institutions

B. 2nd Cycle Institutions

C. 3rd Cycle Institutions

D. Primary School


33. …………………………….is an agreement between an employee and a labour union which regulates the terms and conditions of the employees as well as the duties of the employer.

A. Collective Agreement

B. Required Condition

C. Code of Service

D. Employee mandate


34. Which of the following is not a condition of service?

A. Promotions

B. Regular monthly salary

C. Examination

D. Allowances


35. The movement of a public servant from one geographical area or location to another within the same organization or service to perform duties relating to the class of posts that the public servant belongs is termed as………………………………………………

A. Transfer

B. Posting

C. Engagement

D. Re-engagement


36. ……………………………….in the public service is a movement of a public servant from one of the services within the public service to another or from one class of posts to another class of posts within the same or different service.

A. Transfer

B, Posting

C. Engagement

D. Re-engagement


37. The components of the Capitation Grant include all the following except………………..

A. Improving access

B. Non-teaching staff

C. School facilities

D. School Management


38. ………………….is not a criterion for Ghana Teacher Prize.

A. Lesson plan

B. Rank

C. Regularity of teacher attendance

D. Current Affairs


39. Which of the Acts of Education is also known as Fee-Free Universal Primary Education?

A. Act 1961, Act 87

B. Act 2008, Act 778

C. Act 1995, Act 506

D. Act 1965, Act 299


40. Global citizenship education is a form of …………… that involves students’ active participation in projects that address global issues of social, political and economic development.

A. civic education

B. civic learning

C. global awareness

D. global culture


41. A/an……………………………………is an instrument used for measuring sample of behavior.

A. Assessment

B. Evaluation

C. Measurement

D. Testing


42. The end of term exams conducted in schools are largely

A. achievement tests

B. aptitude tests

C. intelligent tests

D. standardized achievement tests


43. Which of the following processes is limited to quantitative description of a pupil’s performance?

A. Assessment

B. Evaluation

C. Measurement

D. Testing


44. The purpose of evaluation in education is to………………………………………

A. assign a mark or score in a subject

B. measure the achievement of students

C. test the student in a subject

D. make judgement about the quality of learning


45. The best possible way of evaluating student’s performance is through……………………..

A. an on-going overall assessment throughout the year

B. annual tests

C. monthly tests

D. weekly tests


46. The purpose of evaluation is to make………………………………about students.

A. decision

B. judgment

C. opinion

D. prediction




47. Evaluation is done to make judgment about the ……………………..of education.

A. age

B. quality

C. quantity

D. time period


48. The type of evaluation that monitors learning progress is……………………..evaluation.

A. diagnostic

B. formative

C. placement

D. assessment


49. Which of the following is a process of obtaining numerical values of students’ characteristics?

A. Assessment

B. Evaluation

C. Measurement

D. Test


50. A formal and systematic procedure of getting information about how much students have learnt is……………………………………

A. assessment

B. evaluation

C. measurement

D. test




51. Social psychologists believe that the process of group formation begins when its members agree to go against the norms of the group.

A. True

B. False



52. If a teacher teaches with a high degree of clarity, he/she will spend less time going over material.

A. True

B. False


53. Student performance is higher in classes where the teacher devotes large amounts of time to the process and materials needed rather than teaching content.

A. True

B. False


54. Licensure and exit tests are the best predictors of classroom performance of teachers.

A. True

B. False


55. All teaching employees of the service shall serve a probationary period of one year on first appointment, commencing on the date of first salary.

A. True

B. False (commencing on the date of first appointment)


56. An employee may be recalled from leave by the service to perform certain duties as the exigencies of the service may demand and shall not forfeit the remainder of his leave.

A. True

B. False


57. Classrooms are said to have norms when only few of the students agree on what is and/ or what is not socially acceptable classroom behavior.

A. True

B. False


58. The Public Services Commission controls Government on salaries and allowances for employees in the country.

A. True

B. False


59. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) was established in 1975 as the recognized Association of teachers in pre-tertiary schools and institutions in Ghana.

A. True

B. False (1960)


60. The Ghana Partnership Schools (GPS) Policy was slated to start in September 2019 on a pilot basis, but the teacher unions in a joint statement, said “Failure to abolish the policy will leave the unions with no option than to marshal our forces to resist this Ghana Partnerships Schools (GPS) Policy.”

A. True

B. False


61. Without the authority of the Director-General no employee who vacates his or her post shall be re-instated or re-engaged.

A. True

B. False


62. Students feel important and are encouraged to participate in class when a teacher uses their ideas in moving a class lesson or activity forward.

A. True

B. False


63. The Institute of Adult Education was established in 1949 as a department of the University of Ghana of the Gold Coast.

A. True

B. False (UCC)


64. It is not necessary for Salary starting point to be included in an Appointment letter of a


A. True

B. False




65. Terminal leave is reserved for Employees who are due for retirement and they would be granted six months to enable them adequately prepare for retirement.

A. True

B. False (granted three months)


66. All employees within the teaching service shall have 1st September as their incremental date to coincide with the next academic year.

A. True

B. False (coincide with the appointment year)


67. Mode of Progression is a component of scheme of service.

A. True

B. False


68. As far as Pre-tertiary education in Ghana is concerned, Employer means the Ghana Education Service or any other authority empowered to act on behalf of the Ghana Education Service.

A. True

B. False


69. What a teacher does not say every bit as important as what a teacher does say.

A. True

B. False


70. Competitive activities have little value in establishing or maintain an effective classroom climate and should thus be avoided.

A. True

B. False


71. The Education Act 506, a legal product of the National Education Reform (2007), has put our nation’s education system into three progressive levels, namely; basic education, which consists of two years of kindergarten education, six years of primary education and three years of junior high school education.

A. True

B. False (Act 778)


72. The Curriculum Research and Development Division (CRDD) is a body under the Ghana Education Service.

A. True

B. False


73. In informal roles, leaders have a designated responsibility within their position that causes employees to follow them. Formal roles include situations in which leaders use personal traits like empathy, charisma, inspiration and compassion to naturally motivate others to act.

A. True

B. False


74. Child Psychologists help children and teens dealing with social problems like substance abuse, bullying and risky sexual behaviors by education and providing them counselling. In our Basic and Second Cycle levels of Education, the Guidance and Counseling Coordinator plays these roles.

A. True

B. False


75. HIV/AIDS can be inculcated into any subject of the Basic and Second Cycle levels of Education provided that they are theoretically oriented but this approach cannot be applied to the TVET system of Education.

A. True

B. False




BRIGHT FRANCIS ADOM is an ICT teacher at Ghana Education Service, Entrepreneur, Hard Working and I believe in giving out Accurate information to help others

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