UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern

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May 17, 2017

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UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern will be released by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board) and applicants will know about the number of questions, syllabus and marks distribution through it.

There will be two papers for UPTET 2018.  Paper 1 for candidates applying for the position of primary level teachers (class 1 to class 5) and Paper 2 for candidates applying for the position of primary level teachers (class 6 to class 8). Any candidate who is applying for both the job positions should sit for both the papers.   

  • The exam will be conducted by UPBEB in December 2017
  • It is an offline mode of examination
  • 150 Multiple choice questions of 1 mark each
  • No negative marking
  • 90 minutes time for completion
  • Consists of 2 papers
  • Paper 1 for class 1 to class 5 teachers
  • Paper 2 for class 6 to class 8 teachers
  • The subjects include Pedagogy, Hindi, English/Urdu/Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science and Environmental Studies.

UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test) will be conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of teachers at the primary and upper primary level in Government schools of Uttar Pradesh. The exam will be conducted in December 2018 for aspiring teachers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Highlights Table for UPTET 2018

Name of the exam Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)
Conducted by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)
Job Posts Primary Level and Upper Primary Level Teachers
Job Location Uttar Pradesh
Registration of Forms October 2017
Mode to apply Online
Exam mode Offline
UPTET date December 2017
Official Website www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in

UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

UPTET 2018 will comprise 2 papers. Each paper comprises 5 sections of different subjects. There are altogether 150 questions of multiple choice type, carrying 1 mark each and there is no negative marking for wrong questions.

UPTET Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper)
UPTET 2018 Exam Date June 2018
UPTET Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total Questions 150
Total Marks 150
Minimum Qualifying Marks 90
Total Papers Paper 1, Paper 2
Paper 1 For Teachers of class 1 to class 5
Paper 2 For Teachers of class 6 to class 8
Paper 1 Subjects Language 1, Language 2, Child development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Environmental
Paper 2 Subjects Language 1, Language 2, Child development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Science/SST
Negative Marking No
Maximum Time Limit 2 and ½ hours
Language Both Hindi and English

UPTET 2018 Marking scheme

UPTET 2018 Paper 1 comprises 5 sections of 30 marks each. Total marks distribution for this paper is 150. Each question will score 1 mark and there is no negative marks for incorrect answers.

UPTET 2018 Paper 2 consists of 150 questions each carrying 1 mark. There is no negative marking. 3 sections in the paper comprises 30 questions each and 1 section will have 60 questions. Mathematics and Science section is for Maths and Science teachers whereas Social Science section is for Social Science teachers. Other subject teachers may opt any one of them.

Paper 1 Marking Scheme Number of questions Marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language – I (Hindi) 30 30
Language – II (English or Sanskrit or Urdu) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Science 30 30
Total 150 150
Paper 2 Marking Scheme Number of questions Marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language – I (Hindi) 30 30
Language – II (English or Sanskrit or Urdu) 30 30
*Social Science for Social Studies / Social Science Teachers 60 60
*Mathematics / Science for Mathematics and Science Teachers 60 60
Total 150 150

UPTET 2018 Exam Syllabus

UPTET 2018 Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are different as they are for different posts. Applicants can check the syllabus below:

UPTET Paper 1 

Syllabus for Paper 1 for the recruitment of lower primary school teachers is given below:

Subjects Units Syllabus
Child development and pedagogy Unit 1 Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development, Factors affection development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning Role of Heredity and environment
Unit 2: Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes, Factors Affection learning Theories of learning and its implication How Children learn and think. Motivation and Implications for Learning
Unit 3: Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion. Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it, Its measurement Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence
Unit-4 Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially abled. Learning Difficulties Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment, Role of teacher in the adjustment
Unit 5 Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005 Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation, Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation, Constriction of Achievement Test Action Research Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)
 English Unit1 Unseen Prose Passage. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word-formation, One Word Substitution
Unit 2 Unseen Prose Passage Part of Speech Tenses Determiners Change of Degrees
Unit 3 Framing Question including Wh-questions Active and Passive Voice Knowledge of English sounds and Phonetic Symbols
Unit 4 Principles of Teaching English Methods and Approaches to English Language Teaching
Unit 5 Development of Language Skills Teaching Learning Materials: Textbooks, Multi- Media Materials and other resources
Unit 6 Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation Evaluation Language Proficiency English Preparation Tips
Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit  - Reading unseen passages, verbal ability, grammar, inference acquisition and learning, listening role and speaking, principles of language teaching, critical aspect of grammar, teaching challenges in classroom, remedial teaching, to evaluate proficiency in language comprehension, material of teaching learning, language Skills etc
Mathematics Unit 1 Indices Algebraic Expressions Factors Equations Square Roots Cube Roots
Unit 2 Interest Ratio and Proportion Percentage
Unit 3 Lines and Angles Plane Figures Area of Place Figures Surface Area and Volume
Unit 4 Statistics Graph
Unit 5 Nature of Mathematics Place of Mathematics Language of Mathematics Community of Mathematics
Unit 6 Evaluation Remedial Teaching Problem of Teaching
Environmental Studies Unit 1 Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labor, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its personal, social and economic bad effects. Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for different seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and power loom; habitats of living beings, various types of houses; cleanliness of houses and neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.
Unit 2 Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies. Public places and Institutions – Public places like school, hospital, post office, bus stand, railway station; Public property (street light, road, bus, train, public buildings etc.); wastage of electricity and water; employment policies; general information about Panchayat, legislative assembly and parliament. Our Culture and Civilization – Fairs and festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits and art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.
Unit 3 Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style. Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body and their cleanliness; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methaemoglobin, anemia, fluorosis, malaria, dengue.) their causes and methods of prevention; Pulse Polio campaign. Living Beings: Levels of organisation of plants and animals, diversity of living organisms, state flower, state tree, state bird, state animal; knowledge of reserve forest and wild life (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.
Unit 4 Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels; types of energy and transformation of one form into another; Applications of energy in daily life, sources of light, common properties of light. > Basic knowledge of air, water, forest, wetlands and deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.
Unit 5 Concept and scope of Environment Studies. Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education learning Principles. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science. Approaches of presenting concepts Activities
Unit 6 Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching

Recommended Books:

Book Author Publisher ISBN
UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers' Eligibility Test) Paper I Class 1-5 (according to UP Board syllabus) RP Singh Unique Publishers Books 31.19
UP TET Teacher's Eligibility Test Paper-I&II Child Development Pedagogy  - Kiran Prakashan Books T1011111124

UPTET 2018 Paper 2 Syllabus

Syllabus for Paper 2 which recruits upper primary school teachers are:

Child Development and Pedagogy Unit1 Child Development (Elementary School Child)
Unit 2 Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Unit 3 Learning and Pedagogy
Language 1 Unit 1 Language Comprehension
Unit 2 Pedagogy of Language Development
Language 2 Unit 1 Comprehension Pedagogy of Language Development
Maths Unit 1 Pedagogical issues
Unit 2 Number System
Unit 3 Algebra
Unit 4 Geometry
Unit 5 Mensuration
Unit 6 Data Handling
Science Unit 1 Micro-Organism Living Being Human Body and Health Animal Reproduction and Adolescence
Unit 2 Force and Motion Heat Light and Sound
Unit 3 Science and Technology Solar System
Unit 4 Structure of Matter Chemical Substance
Unit 5 Nature & Structure of Science Natural Science Understanding the Science Method of Science Teaching
Unit 6 Innovation Text Material/Aids Evaluation Problems Remedial Teaching
Social Studies/Social Science Unit 1 History: When, Where and How, The Earliest Societies, The First Farmers and Herders, The First Cities, Early States, New Ideas, The First Empire, Contacts with Distant lands, Political Developments, Culture and Science, New Kings and Kingdoms, Sultans of Delhi, Architecture, Creation of an Empire, Social Change, Regional Cultures, The Establishment o f Company Power, Rural Life and Society, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, The Revolt of 1857 – 58, Women and reform, Challenging the Caste System, The Nationalist Movement, India After Independence.
Unit 2 Geography: Geography as a social study and as a science, Planet: Earth in the solar system, Globe, Environment in its totality: natural and human environment. Air, Water, Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication, Resources: Types- Natural and Human, Agriculture.
Unit 3 Social and Political Science: Diversity, Government, Local Government, Making a Living, Democracy, State Government, Understanding Media, Unpacking Gender, The Constitution, Parliamentary Government, Social Justice and the Marginalized
Unit 4 Pedagogical issues: Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies, Class Room Processes, activities and discourse, Developing Critical thinking, Enquiry/Empirical Evidence, Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies, Sources – Primary & secondary, Projects Work

Recommended Books: 

Some popular reference books for preparation of UPTET exam 2018 are given below

Book Author Publisher ISBN
UP-TET—Paper-II Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers Guide RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House Books R-1483 / 978-93-5012-218-1 / 9789350122181
UP-TET—Paper-II Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers Guide  - Ramesh Publishing House Books R-1482 / 978-93-5012-217-4 /9789350122174
UPTET (Paper - II) Class VI-VIII Social Studies – Hindi RP Singh Unique Publishers Books 31.20
UPTET (Paper - II) Class VI-VIII Science/Maths – Hindi RP Singh Unique Publishers Books 31.21
UP TET Teacher's Eligibility Test Paper-I&II Child Development Pedagogy  - Kiran Prakashan Books T1011111124
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Teachers' Eligibility Test Paper II Class 6-8 Maths and Science  - Arihant Books J315 / 9788183488648

Important Instructions

Instructions given below, as mentioned in the admit card, has to be followed by candidates strictly on the exam day:

  • Candidates need to reach the venue at least half an hour before the scheduled exam time
  • Candidates need to take UPTET 2018 Admit Card to the examination center, failing of which, they won’t be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Candidates are also asked to carry with them a valid identity proof, like as aadhar card, pan card, driving license.
  • UPTET is a pen and paper exam. Candidates are needed to carry atleast 2 pens with them. Use comfortable pens.
  • No mobile phones, pagers, calculators, and other electronic gadgets are allowed inside the examination hall.
  • Manage time properly.
  • Read the question carefully and tick the answer which you think is right. The answer once ticked cannot be erased.
  • Attempt the critical questions after completing the easy ones.

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