UPTET 2021 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2021 Notification

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Exam Name Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
Commonly Known As UPTET
Organizing Authority Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board or Uttar Pradesh Basic Shiksha Parishad
Official Website http://upbasiceduboard.gov.in/
Exam Type State Level Recruitment Test
Mode of Exam offline paper-pencil
Number of questions 150
Section Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy.

1st Language

2nd Language


Environmental Studies

Total Marks 150
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Exam Date August 2018

What is UPTET?

UPTET or Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test; is a state-level test for the recruitment of Primary and Upper Primary Level Teachers in various schools all over Uttar Pradesh. It is conducted by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board) or Uttar Pradesh Basic Shiksha Parishad).

UPBEB was founded in the year 1972, with the aim to provide quality education through council schools in all the districts of the state. The body has now over 1,13,500 primary schools and 45,700 upper primary schools all over Uttar Pradesh.

Structure of UPTET exam

UPTET is an offline paper-pencil examination which is conducted once every year. All questions are objective in nature. The duration of the examination will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

There are two exams for UPTET which are UPTET Paper-I and UPTET Paper-II.

Paper-I is for candidates who aspire to become a teacher for Class I to Class V. The question paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions, with four choices for each question. The question paper is divided into four sections:

  • Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy
  • 1st Language
  • 2nd Language
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

Each section has 30 questions, and there isn’t any time limit for completing each section, but keep in mind all questions are to be completed within 150 minutes. Thus, there are 150 questions in total and each question correctly answered earns you 1 mark.

There isn’t negative marking for a wrongly answered question, the maximum mark is 150. All questions are compulsory and need to be answered. The language of the examination consists of both English and Hindi.

Let’s have an overview of the exam details:

Mode of Exam Offline
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Marks of each paper 150
Total number of questions in each paper 150
Number of Sections 5
UPTET Marking Scheme +1 for each correct answer; No negative marking
Time Allotted 2 hours and 30 minutes
Language of the exam Bilingual (English and Hindi)

UPTET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for a candidate to appear in UPTET Paper I is as follows:

Academic Qualification

  • Candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in the intermediate examination.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation or those who are studying in the 2nd year of BTC/ passed in an institute affiliated to NCTE.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation or those who are studying in final year of D.Ed (Specialization) in an institute recognized by RCI.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation or those who are studying in the 2nd year of BTC (Urdu)/ passed in an institute affiliated to NCTE.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation or those who are in final year/ passed Diploma in Teaching from Aligarh Muslim University.
  • For Urdu Teaching: Candidates who have completed their graduation or those who are Moa’llim-e-Urdu degree holders from Aligarh Muslim University before August 11, 1997.
  • Candidates who are currently studying in the final year B.EL.ED.
  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates who belong to Nepal/ Bhutan /Tibet are also eligible to apply.
  • There are no fixed number of attempts.

Age Limit

The age limit of candidates for each category is listed below:

UR 18-35 Years
OBC 18-38 Years
SC/ST 18-40 Years
PH 18-45 Years

Application forms and submission procedure

The application form for UPTET 2018 will be available in the official website by the month of August. The application process is done completely online, by filling the application form with the required details.

Application fee can be paid online using Debit Cards, Credit Cards and other internet banking facility. For candidates paying offline, they have to make payment in e-challan at SBI Bank. The fees structure varies for candidates from a different category. The list is mentioned below.

Category UPTET Application Fee
General Category INR 400
Other Backward Category (OBC) INR 400
Scheduled Caste (SC) INR 200
Scheduled Tribe (ST) INR 200
Physically Challenged Exempted

As stated earlier, the mode of application is online where applicants have to register themselves in the official website of UPTET. The application portal is currently closed and will be made available by the month of August 2018.

Candidates have to fill the prescribed details in the application form and submit the required documents.

After registration and successful payment of fee, candidates have to upload a set of documents to the website. Following are the documents needed:

  • The necessary documents that verify the candidate’s academic qualification, as well as proof of caste and/or physical disability (if required).
  • A photo ID proof along with the ID number needs to be filled. The mentioned ID card has to be brought on the day of exam.
  • A colored passport sized photo (max size 20KB) is to be uploaded too. Photograph should be in JPG/JPEG format only.

Candidates are advised to keep a print out of the complete application form, after submitting it on the website for future reference. There aren’t any official dates for submission of application form, but for UPTET 2017 it was on October 28th 2016.

Applicants can check their application status by logging in the website using the credentials provided upon successful submission of filled application form. Editing of the application form is also applicable and the dates allotted for making any necessary changes to the application is November 3rd to 7th 2016.

Let’s look at the application process step by step:

STEP-1: Online Registration

Candidates looking to apply for UPTET have to register themselves on the official website of UPTET. During registration, candidates have to fill in the requested details correctly, the district in which the candidate shall appear, and mention a photo ID proof and ID number.

STEP-2: Application Fee

After successful registration, candidates have to pay the application fee either online or offline. The fee is Rs. 400 for General and OB Category and Rs. 200 for Schedule Caste and Tribes.

Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from the application fees. Online Payment is done via Credit / Debit Cards and Internet Banking. Offline payment is done by paying the required amount at SBI banks for an e-challan.

STEP-3: Uploading of Documents

After paying the fee, candidates have to submit required documents on the website in the prescribed format. Documents include certificates of academic qualification, proof of caste or physical disability (if any) and journal number provided by the bank.

Candidates should also upload their passport-size photo, and an ID proof. All documents should be uploaded in the prescribed format.

STEP-4: Printing of Application

Submitting the documents generates a User ID and Password which the candidate can use for logging in the website. By logging in, candidates can view their submitted application. Candidates are requested to take a print out of the complete application for reference purposes.

Admit Card

Admit Cards are issued by the organizing authority (UPBEB) which will be available from the first week of December. All candidates who successfully fill UPTET Application Form will be eligible to download the hall ticket. It has to be downloaded from the official website of UPTET.

This can be done by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of UPTET.
  • Click on UPTET 2018 Admit Card link.
  • Provide all the necessary details- UPTET Registration Number, and Date of Birth.
  • Click on Submit.
  • UPTET Admit Card would appear on the screen.
  • Take its print out.

The admit card would contain the following details; language of paper, exam center, date & time slot of exam, roll number and photo of the candidate. All details are to be checked and if there are any mistakes, candidates should immediately contact the official authority.

Sample Admit Card of UPTET 2017

Admission Procedure

The results for UPTET will be declared by the organizing authority UPBEB. Candidates have to secure 60% of the marks, (90 marks out of 150) for general category and 55% of marks (83 marks out of 150) for OBC, SC/ST, etc to qualify in UPTET.

Candidates who secured the minimum cut off mark will be declared qualified and will be issued a TET eligibility certificate. The eligibility certificate will be valid for 5 years. Provided below is the expected cut off mark for 2018:

Category Cut off Minimum Marks
General 58 % 91
OBC 53 % 84
SC 50 % 76
ST 48 % 70

Candidates qualified for UPTET will not be guaranteed a job in hand as there isn’t any further allotment process. However, these qualified candidates are eligible for appointment in State Government Schools.


The notification regarding the examination will be available in the official website. Below is a sample of the notification released in 2017:


There are two UPTET papers one for aspirants of classes I to V (Paper – I) and another for aspirants of class VI to VIII (Paper – II). The exam is for 90 minutes. Each correct answer is awarded one mark. There is no negative marking.

Syllabus for Paper – I is as follows:

Subjects No. of questions (MCQ) Marks
Child Development and Education Law 30 30
First language as Hindi 30 30
Second language as English, Urdu or Sanskrit 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental studies 30 30
Total 150 150

Syllabus for Paper – II is as follows

Subjects No. of questions (MCQ) Marks
Child Development and Education Law 30 30
First language as Hindi 30 30
Second language as English or Urdu 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Social Science 30 30
Total 150 150

Detailed Syllabus:

Subject Topic
Child Development & Education Law Lesson 1:

·         Concept of Growth and Development

·         Principles and Dimensions of Development

·         Factors affecting development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relation with learning.

·         Role of Heredity and environment

Lesson 2:

·         Meaning and Concepts of learning and its process

·         Factors affecting learning.

·         Theories of learning and its implication

·         How children learn and think

·         Motivation and Implications for learning

Lesson 3:

·         Meaning types and Factors

·         Individual difference Understanding

·         Individual Difference on the basis of Language gender

·         Community, caste & religion.

·         Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. It’s measurement.

·         Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, multidimensional intelligence.

Lesson 4:

·         Understanding diverse learners : Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially abled.

·         Learning difficulties.

·         Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. The role of the teacher in the adjustment.

Lesson 5:

·         Teaching learning process

·         Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005.

·         Meaning and purpose of Assessment

·         Measurement and Evaluation

·         Comprehensive and Continuous Evolution

·         Construction of Achievement Test.

·         Action Research

·         Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)

English Language Lesson 1:

·         Unseen Prose Passage.

·         Synonyms

·         Antonyms

·         Spelling

·         Word-formation

·         One Word Substitution

Lesson 2:

·         Part of Speech

·         Tenses

·         Determiners

·         Change of Degrees

Lesson 3 :

·         Framing Question including Wh-questions

·         Active and Passive Voice

·         Knowledge of English sounds and Phonetic Symbols

Lesson 4 :

·         Principles of Teaching English

·         Methods and Approaches to English Language Teaching

Lesson 5:

·         Development of Language Skills

·         Teaching Learning Materials: Textbooks, Multi- Media Materials and other resources

Lesson 6:

·         Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation

·         Evaluation Language Proficiency

·         English Preparation Tips

English Language-II Lesson 1:

·         Unseen Prose Passage

·         Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences

Lesson 2:

·         Unseen Prose Passage

·         Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor Personification, Assonance, Rhyme

Lesson 3:

·         Modal Auxiliaries

·         Phrasal Verb and Idioms

·         Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama

Lesson 4:

·         Basic Knowledge of English Sound and their phonetic  Transcription

Lesson 5:

·         Principle of Teaching English

·         Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching

·         Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors, and Disorders

Lesson 6:

Method of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching

Mathematics Lesson 1:

·         Indices

·         Algebraic Expressions

·         Factors

·         Equations

·         Square Roots

·         Cube Roots

Lesson 2:

·         Interest

·         Ratio and Proportion

·         Percentage

Lesson 3:

·         Lines and Angles

·         Plane Figures

·         Area of Place Figures

·         Surface Area and Volume

Lesson 4:

·         Statistics

·         Graph

Lesson 5:

·         Nature of Mathematics

·         Place of Mathematics

·         Language of Mathematics

·         Community of Mathematics

Lesson 6:

·         Evaluation

·         Remedial Teaching

·         Problem of Teaching

Science Lesson 1:

·         Micro-Organism

·         Living Being

·         Human Body and Health

·         Animal Reproduction and Adolescence

Lesson 2:

·         Force and Motion

·         Heat

·         Light and Sound

Lesson 3:

·         Science and Technology

·         Solar System

Lesson 4:

·         Structure of Matter

·         Chemical Substance

Lesson 5:

·         Nature & Structure of Science

·         Natural Science

·         Understanding the Science

·         Method of Science Teaching

Lesson 6:

·         Innovation

·         Text Material/Aids

·         Evaluation

·         Problems

·         Remedial Teaching

UPTET 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
Commencement of online registration August 25, 2017
E- Challan deposit deadline for application fees August 26, 2017
Deadline for Online registration September 08, 2017
Release of online application form and commencement of filling in the forms September 13, 2017
Commencement of application form correction September 15, 2017
End of application form correction September 19, 2017
Admit card download date October 06, 2017
UPTET 2017 Exam October 15, 2017

List of UPTET Examination Centres

Some of the exam centers are:

·         Agra

·         Aligarh

·         Allahabad

·         Almohra

·         Ambedkarnagar

·         Amethi

·         Aureya

·         Azamgarh

·         Badayu

·         Bagpat

·         Bahraich

·         Baliya

·         Balrampur

·         Banda

·         Barabanki

·         Bareli

·         Basti

·         Bijnaur

·         Bulandsheher

·         Chandoli

·         Chitrakoot

·         Dehat

·         Devariya

·         Eta

·         Faizabad

·         Farrukhabad

·         Fatehpur

·         Firozabad

·         Gainpuri

·         Gautam Buddha Nagar

·         Gazipur

·         Ghaziabad

·         Gonda

·         Gorakhpur

·         Hameerpur

·         Hapur

·         Hardoi

·         Hathras

·         Itawa

·         Jalon

·         Jhansi

·         Jonpur

·         Kannoj

·         Kanpur

·         Kanpur Nagar

·         Kansganj

·         Koshambi

·         Kushinagar

·         Lakheempurkhiri

·         Lilitpur

·         Lucknow

·         Maharajganj

·         Mahoba

·         Mathura

·         Mau

·         Meerut

·         Mirzapur

·         Muradabad

·         Muzzafarnagar

·         Peelibheet

·         Pratapgarh

·         Raibareli

·         Rampur

·         Saharanpur

·         Sambhal

·         Santakbirnagar

·         Santarvidasnagar

·         Shahjahapur

·         Shamli

·         Shravasti

·         Siddharthpur

·         Sitapur

·         Sonbhadra

·         Sultanpur

·         Unnav

·         Varanasi


Contact Details


Phone numbers: 0532-2466761 / 0532-2466769

E-mail: [email protected]

List of colleges accepting UPTET score

Government and private schools across Uttar Pradesh consider UPTET as a qualifying criterion for teaching positions of both primary and elementary school.

UPTET Result

The result of the examination is available on the official site.

Approximately 10 lakh candidates had registered for the UPTET exam last year out of which the board has rejected 32,000 candidates’ applications. Therefore, around 9 lakh candidates took up the test out of which 3 lakh candidates appeared for Paper – I and 6 lakh candidates appeared for Paper – II.


Category Cut off percentage
General 60%
Reserved 55%

Score Validity

The qualifying UPTET score is valid for a period of 7 years from the date of declaration of results. A person can write the UPTET any number of times to clear the paper. There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the examination.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

Agra 1200
Aligarh 1100
Allahabad 1400
Ambedkar Nagar 1000
Amethi 1100
Auraiyya` 700
Azamgarh 900
Badayun 1750
Baghpat 500
Balliya 1600
Balrampur 800
Banda 1100
Barabanki 1500
Basti 1400
Bareilly 1300
Behraich 1700
Bijnor 1400
Bulandsheher 550
Chandoli 450
Chitrakoot 1050
Deoria 1300
Etah 850
Etawah 1000
Firozabad 950
Farrukhabad 700
Fatehpur 1250
Faizabad 1000
Gautambuddha Nagar 500
Ghazaibad 300
Ghazipur 1300
Gonda 1400
Gorakhpur 1350
Hamirpur 600
Hardoi 2000
Hathras 750
Hapur 200
Jalon 400
Jaunpur 2000
Jhansi 450
JP Nagar 350
Kannauj 800
Kanpur Dehat 900
Kanpur Nagar 600
Kasganj 700
Kaushambi 650
Kushinagar 1600
LakhimpurKheeri 1700
Lalitpur 500
Lucknow 1000
Maharajganj 1200
Mahoba 650
Mainpuri 1150
Mathura 1300
Mau 700
Moradabad 950
Muzaffarnagar 550
Meerut 600
Mirzapur 1250
Pilibhit 700
Pratapgarh 1000
Raebareilly 800
Rampur 1200
Shravasti 300
Siddharthanagar 1150
Saharanpur 700
Shahjahanpur 1150
Sambhal 350
Sultanpur 950
Sitapur 2000
SantKabir Nagar 1000
Sonbhadra 1100
SantRavidas Nagar 500
Shamli 300
Unnao 1400
Varanasi 980
TOTAL 68500

UPTET 2018 Counselling Schedule

The UPTET counseling happens after the results are declared. Once the results are declared the candidates can visit the official website and fill the required details for counseling process. Then a merit list published based on which the candidates will be given allotments.

The candidates must report to the concerned venues with Educational B.Ed. Mark Sheets & other Mark Sheets, Demand Drafts of fees paid, E-Application Print Out, ID Proof, Passport Size Photograph, Affidavits and call letters for the Counseling.

Sample Paper

Sample questions can be found all over the internet, and the official website for UPTET has also provided a model question paper. The link is provided below:



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