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UPTET 2017 Exam Pattern

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Aug 2, 2017

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UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test) is a state level competitive exam conducted for recruiting primary and secondary school teachers. It consists of two papers. Paper 1 is held for candidates who have applied for class 1 to 5 group (Primary Section) and Paper 2 is for candidates who have applied for class 6 to 8 group (Secondary Section). Candidates also have the option of appearing in both the papers.

uptet syllabus

  • UPTET is an offline exam, scheduled in December 2017.
  • All questions are objective in nature. 
  • Both the Papers have 150 questions each.
  • Duration of UPTET 2017 is 150 minutes. Check  UPTET Question Paper
  • There is no provision of negative marking.
  • All the questions carry equal marks i.e. 1 mark

Last year’s paper was exactly as per the prescribed UPTET Exam Pattern. There are 150 questions from each section. The level of difficulty was moderate and examinees were easily able to attempt the questions. Check  UPTET 2016 Paper Analysis 


Highlights of UPTET Exam Pattern

UPTET Exam Pattern 2017
Number of Papers Paper I (Primary Level)
Paper II (Elementary Level)
Mode of Exam Offline
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Marks of each paper 150
Total number of questions in each paper 150
UPTET Marking Scheme +1 for each correct answer; No negative marking
Time Allotted 2 hours and 30 minutes
Langauge of the exam Bilingual (English and Hindi)

UPTET 2017 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 

  • Paper I of UPTET 2017 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5 (Age Group- 6 Years to 11 Years).
  • The duration of UPTET Paper 1 is 150 minutes (2 Hours 30 Minutes).
  • All the questions carry 1 mark each and there is no provision of negative marking.
  • Paper 1 has 5 sections (Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy, 1st Language, 2nd Language, Mathematics and Environmental Studies) and all the sections are compulsory.
  • The total number of questions in UPTET Paper 1 are 150 questions.
  • Each of the section contains 30 questions.
  • Every question carries 4 options to choose from.

Here is UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1:

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy 30 Questions 30 Marks
1st Language (Hindi) 30 Questions 30 Marks
2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit) 30 Questions 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 Questions 30 Marks

Best Books for UPTET Paper 1

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 1 of UPTET 2017:

UPTET Paper 1 Books
Books Name Publisher
UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V) Solved Papers Vidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
UPTET for Paper 1 Primary Level (Class I to V) Guide Ramesh Publishing House
UPTET - Paper 1 class I - V (15 Practice Sets) 2016 G.K. Publications Private Limited
15 Practice Sets UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V) Arihant Publications
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Sikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 1 Practice Sets Vidya Prakashan

UPTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 1

  • UPTET Paper 1 focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to classes 1 to 5.
  • Topics in this paper focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • UPTET Syllabus is based on the topics given in NCERT Books of class I-V.
  • The section on Maths and EVS evaluates a candidate on his facts, concepts, and understanding of the subject.
  • Language papers simply test the candidate for skills of instructions medium.

Here is UPTET Syllabus for Paper 1:

Subjects Topics
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development (Primary School Child)
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Learning and Pedagogy
Language I Language Comprehension
Pedagogy of Language Development
Language II Comprehension
Pedagogy of Language Development
Mathematics Content
Pedagogical issues
Environmental Studies Content
Pedagogical Issues

Know About  UPTET Syllabus


UPTET 2017 Exam Pattern for Paper 2 

  • Paper 2 of UPTET 2017 is conducted for teachers of class 6 to 8..
  • It consists of 4 sections (Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy, 1st Language, 2nd Language and Mathematics & Social Studies).
  • UPTET Paper 2 has a total of 150 MCQs worth of 150 marks. 
  • Total time that is provided to complete the paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). 
  • 3 sections of UPTET (Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy, 1st Language and 2nd Language) carry 30 questions each.
  • Mathematics/ Social Studies section carries 60 Questions.
  • Each question in UPTET Paper 2 carries 1 mark.
  • Every question carries 4 answer choices.

Here is UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 2:

UPTET Paper 2 Number of Questions Total Marks
Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy 30 Questions 30 Marks
1st Language (Hindi) 30 Questions 30 Marks
2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit) 30 Questions 30 Marks
A. Mathematics/ Science B. Social Studies/ Social Science 60 Questions 60 Marks
Note: Candidates have to choose either of the subjects from Mathematics and Social Science.

Best Books for UPTET Paper 2

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 2 of UPTET 2017:

UPTET Paper 2 Books
Books Name Publisher
UPTET Paper 2 Class VI - VIII (MATHS & Science) 15 Practice Sets G.K. Publications Private Limited
UP-TET: Paper 2 Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers Guide Ramesh Publishing House
Guide UPTET Paper 2: Class VI - VIII Social Studies G.K. Publications Private Limited
UPTET Paper 2 (Class VI-VIII) Vigyan & Ganit Chapertwise Solved Papers Vidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 2 Arihant Publications

Check  UPTET 2016 Paper Analysis


UPTET 2017 Syllabus for Paper 2

  • UPTET Syllabus of Paper 2 focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to classes 6 to 8.
  • Candidates interested in Maths or Science have to choose OPTION A and candidates interested in social science should attempt OPTION B.
  • The standard of questions in paper II is according to the topics prescribed by NCERT in books of class VI-VIII.
  • UPTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 2 is as follows-
Subjects Topics
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development (Primary School Child)
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Learning and Pedagogy
Language I Language Comprehension
Pedagogy of Language Development
Language II Comprehension
Pedagogy of Language Development
Mathematics Pedagogical issues
Number System
Algebra
Geometry
Mensuration
Data Handling
Science Pedagogical issues
Food
Materials
The World of the Living
Natural Resources
Social Sciences History
Geography
Social and Political Science
Pedagogical issues

UPTET 2017 Question Papers

  • Solving UPTET Sample Papers definitely help the candidates to know the level of questions, the number of questions from each section, pattern of questions and other factors of UPTET
  • Question Papers of UPTET boosts up the speed and increase the proficiency level of a student.
  • There are always some chance that the candidates might get questions from these UPTET 2017 Sample Papers.
  • UPTET Exam Pattern of questions in the exam remains nearly the same every year and so solving the UPTET Sample Paper can prove helpful to candidates.
  • The sample paper is designed as such that it contains question paper from previous years and the candidates can solve the previous year question sets.
  • Solving UPTET Question Paper help candidates enhance the accuracy level.

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

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