UPTET 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus

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Jul 16, 2020

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UPBEB will release UPTET 2020 Notification along with application form and exam schedule in October 2020. UPTET 2020 Exam will tentatively be held on December 22, 2020. The exam is conducted to certify the eligibility of candidates for becoming a teacher in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. यू.पी.टी.ई.टी के बारे में हिंदी में पढ़ें 

The exam is divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per UPTET 2020 Exam Pattern, candidate aspiring to become teacher of classes 1–5 need to take Paper 1, whereas Paper 2 is meant for those who want to become teacher of classes 6–8. To teach students of all classes, i.e. 1-8, one needs to appear for both Paper 1 and 2. The exam duration of UPTET 2020 is 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper. It is an offline pen-paper based test of 150 marks having 150 multiple-choice questions of 1 mark each without any provision of negative marking. UPTET 2020 Syllabus includes Child Development and Teaching Methodology, Language 1 and 2, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Studies.

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UPTET 2020 Eligibility for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is different. Candidates must check the eligibility before applying for the exam. UPTET 2020 Application Form will be released in November 2020. Candidates can apply for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both. The application fees is INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS categories, INR 400 for SC, ST and INR 100 for PwD candidates.

Candidates have to score 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST) in order to qualify the UPTET 2020 exam. Qualifying candidates will be awarded UPTET Eligibility Certificate which is valid for 5 years. 

Download UPTET Question Papers

UPTET 2020 Highlights

The key points about UPTET 2020 exam are highlighted below:

Exam Name Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 
Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) 
Official Website updeled.gov.in
Exam Level State Level  
Mode of Application Online
Eligibility Criteria Graduation and Teacher training diploma
Exam Mode Offline
Purpose of Exam Issue of Eligibility Certificate
Validity  5 years

UPTET Exam Dates

UPTET 2020 Exam Dates

UPBEB will soon announce Official UPTET 2020 Exam Dates, meanwhile, candidates can check tentative exam dates as mentioned below:

Events Dates
Release of UPTET 2020 Official Notification October 31, 2020
UPTET 2020 Registration to begin on November 1, 2020

Last day to fill UPTET 2020 Application Form 

November 20, 2020
Last day to pay UPTET 2020 Application Fees November 21, 2020
Issue of UPTET 2020 Admit Card December 12, 2020
UPTET 2020 Exam Date December 22, 2020
Release of UPTET 2020 Result January 7, 2021

UPTET Eligibility

UPTET Eligibility Criteria 2020

UPTET has two sets of applicants - Applicants for Primary Teachers (Classes 1 to 5) and Applicants for Upper Primary Teachers (Classes 6 to 8). UPTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for both of them are different.

UPTET Qualification for Primary Teachers 

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university & 2 years Diploma (D.Ed) from N.C.T.E/ Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & 2 years B.T.C., C.T. (Nursery)/ Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & qualification in  Special B.T.C. Training OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years & BCT Urdu special training in Uttar Pradesh OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and Diploma in Teaching from Aligarh Muslim University (For Urdu Teacher) or Moallim-E-Urdu Degree before 11-08-1997

UPTET Qualification for Upper Primary Teachers

  • Bachelor’s degree & B.T.C from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) approved institute OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks & B.Ed/ B.Ed Special Education from Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) OR
  • Intermediate (10+2) with minimum 50% marks & 4 year B.A/ B.S.C.Ed/ B.A.Ed from N.C.T.E./ U.G.C recognized institute OR
  • Intermediate (10+2) with minimum 50% marks & 4 year Degree (B.El.Ed) in Primary Education OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 45% & B.Ed degree

UPTET 2020 Age Limit

The age of the applicant must be between 18 Years and 35 Years. Candidates who belong to reserved categories would be given age relaxation as per the norms prescribed by the government.

Category Age
General/ EWS 18-35 Years
OBC 18-38 Years
SC/ ST 18-40 Years
PwD 18-45 Years

UPTET Registration

How to Apply for UPTET 2020?

UPTET 2020 Application Forms will be available from November 1 – 20, 2020. It can be filled in online mode only. The application form for UPTET 2020 can be filled in by following the given steps:

Step 1 – UPTET 2020 Registration

  • Aspirants of UPTET must register themselves on the official website of UPBEB i.e. updeled.gov.in.
  • During registration Columns that are marked with ‘*’, cannot be left blank.
  • Fill in the important details such as Name, educational qualifications, personal details and Other details asked in the online form.
  • It is mandatory to select the district in UPTET Registration form, where candidate wants to appear for the exam.
  • Applicant should have latest scanned photograph and signature.

Step 2 – UPTET Application Fee Payment

  • Payment of fees is done after UPTET 2020 Registration is done.
  • The fee has to be paid through online mode only.
  • Online options include Debit and Credit Cards of various banks.
  • UPTET 2020 Application Fee has been revised for candidates from different categories:
Category Paper 1 or Paper 2 Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/ EWS/ OBC  INR 600 INR 1200
SC/ ST INR 400 INR 800
PwD INR 100 INR 200

Step 3 – Fill UPTET 2020 Application Form 

  • After the payment of UPTET Fee, complete the TET Online Form and mention the Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • Indicate your preferred exam centers and complete the form.
  • Review and submit the UPTET Form.

Step 4 – Upload Photo and Signature

  • Once the fee is paid, upload all the necessary documents online.
  • These documents include candidate’s recent colored photograph and signature.
  • Scanned documents should be in .png/ .jpg/ .jpeg formats.
  • Photograph size: less than 20 Kbs (width 3.5 cm and height 4.5 cm)
  • Signature size: less than 10 Kbs (width 4.5 cm and heght 2.5 cm)

Read UPTET 2020 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

UPTET 2020 Admit Card

UPBEB will tentatively issue UPTET Admit Card on December 12, 2020. It is available in online mode only at the official website of UPTET. Candidates have to login at updeled.gov.in with their registration number and password to download the admit card.

Steps to Download UPTET 2020 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of UPTET
  • Click on UPTET 2020 Admit Card link
  • Provide all the necessary details- UPTET Registration Number and Password/ Date of Birth
  • Click on Submit button
  • UPTET Admit Card would appear on the screen
  • Verify all the mentioned details and take its print out

Discrepancy in UPTET 2020 Admit Card

UPTET Admit Card is issued to only successfully registered and eligible candidates. The admit card contains details of the applicant and information regarding UPTET paper. The details mentioned on the UPTET Admit Card should be carefully verified for language of paper, exam center, date & time slot of exam, roll number and photo of the candidate. If any discrepancy is observed in the UPTET Admit Card, candidates should immediately contact the official authority.

UPTET 2020 Exam Centers

The list of 75 UPTET exam center cities are located in the map below:  

UPTET Exam Pattern

UPTET 2020 Exam Pattern

UPTET 2020 will be conducted in two separate papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Paper 1 will be conducted for candidates applying for the appointment of teacher for classes 1 to 5. Whereas, Paper 2 will be conducted for the appointment of the teacher for classes 6 to 8.

  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Paper 1 includes 5 subjects/sections and Paper 2 includes 4 subjects/sections.
  • Duration of both the papers is 2.5 hrs (or 150 minutes)
  • Objective type multiple choice questions are asked in the exam.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and there is no provision of negative marking in UPTET.
  • There are 150 questions in both the papers and every question carries 4 options, out of which only 1 would be correct. Read UPTET Exam Pattern

Candidates could apply for both the Papers. The level of questions varies according to the group the candidate has applied for. The section-wise division of each paper is given in the table below:

UPTET Exam Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Paper 1 Child Development and  Methodology and Pedagogy 30 Questions 30 Marks
Language 1 (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
Total 5 sections 150 Questions 150 Marks
UPTET Exam Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Paper 2 Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy (Compulsory) 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 OR b. Social Studies/ Social Science 60 Questions 60 Marks
Total 4 sections 150 Questions 150 Marks
Note: Applicants have to choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Studies in Paper 2.

UPTET Syllabus

UPTET 2020 Syllabus

UPTET Syllabus is based on the two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers are conducted to examine the capabilities of candidates to teach students of primary and upper primary level. UPTET Syllabus has remained similar over the years. Given below are some of the important topics covered in both the papers.

UPTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1

Child Development and Teaching Methodology Language 1 (Hindi) Language 2 (English) Mathematics Environmental Science
Child development concept Language Comprehension Comprehension Number system Family and friends
Concept of Inclusive Education Pedagogy of language development Pedagogy of language development Shapes and geometry Food and nutrition
Learning and pedagogy Fill in the blanks Language skills Data handling Shelters
Understanding children with special needs Antonyms and synonyms Active and Passive Measurements and units Water, travel
- Spotting error/ Sentence Correction Knowledge of famous poetry of famous poets Unitary Rule Things we make and do
- Idiom and Phrase Singular and Plural Percentage Administration

UPTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy Language 1 (Hindi) Language 2 Mathematics/ Science B. Social Studies/ Social Science
Child development concept Unseen Passage Unseen Passage and comprehension Science- Food & Materials, How things work, moving things, people and ideas, natural phenomenon and resources, the world of the living, pedagogy of science
The concept of inclusive learning and understanding language children with special needs Grammar Grammar skills Social studies- history, geography, social and political life, economics and static GK, UP Related questions, social studies pedagogy
Learning and pedagogy Language Pedagogy Language Pedagogy Mathematics- Number system & simplification, percentage & ratio, time, work, speed &distance, algebra & mensuration, geometry, average, profit & loss, pedagogy of mathematics


UPTET 2020 Preparation Books

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 1 of UPTET 2020:

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)  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

Best Books for UPTET Paper 2

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 2 of UPTET 2020:

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

UPTET 2020 Result

Result for UPTET 2020 will be declared on January 7, 2021. However, official UPTET 2020 Answer Keys will be released before result declaration.

  • The notification for the result will be published in the major newspapers of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The result would be announced on the UPTET Website.
  • Candidate can check their result by logging in with their roll number.

How to check UPTET Result 2020

The steps to check UPTET Result are:

  • Visit the official UPTET website: updeled.gov.in
  • Click on UPTET Result link.
  • Enter the UPTET roll number.
  • View the scores and save it for future use.

UPTET Cutoff

UPTET 2020 Cutoff

UP Basic Education Board releases cut off based on certain criteria defined within the board. The cut off as decided is as follows:

  • Candidates belonging to the general category who score 60% (90/150 marks) of the total marks would be considered qualified for the UPTET Recruitment.
  • Required qualifying score for reserved category candidates is 55% marks (83/150 marks).
  • Candidates, who qualify UPTET, would be accorded UPTET eligibility certificate. 

Apart from this, UP board also releases district wise cut off for UPTET. Click here to know UPTET 2020 Expected Cut Off for various districts

UPTET 2020 Eligibility Certificate

UPTET Eligibility Certificate is valid for 5 years. Eligibility Certificate can be taken from the district education board by providing a copy of UPTET Admit Card and Photo Identity Card.

  • Those candidates who qualify in UPTET, and want to apply for the teaching post in schools of Uttar Pradesh, can apply by providing the eligibility certificate.
  • Candidates can acquire second copy of the UPTET Eligibility Certificate by paying fees of INR 300 through DD (Demand Draft) payable drawn in favor of “Secretary, Examination Controller Officer” payable at Allahabad. 
  • In order to retrieve the second copy of UPTET Eligibility Certificate, following documents have to be submitted by the applicants:
  1. Class X mark-sheet
  2. UPTET Admit Card
  3. Caste Certificate
  4. PH Certificate
  5. Advertisement of lost Eligibility Certificate in Newspaper
  6. FIR Copy of lost UPTET Eligibility Certificate

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


saikat ghosh
I've completed graduation with 48% and have b ed with 60% so pls suggest how can apply? I am obc b category
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Saikat, you can check the process to apply from here: UPTET Application Process

komal grover
Sir mene DPSE 2 year diploma kiya h kya m uptet k liye apply kr sakti hu.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Komal, for being eligible for this exam, candidates need to have completed at least graduation along with a course in education viz B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D.El.Ed. You can check the Eligibility Criteria for this exam in detail from here to know whether you are eligible or not.

for which subjects can commerce background b.ed student apply?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Uma, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam in detail from here to know the subjects that you can apply for.

vishnu dubey
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Vishnu, students can check some of the Sample Papers for UPTET from here.

shraddha agrawal
Hello I have done my post graduation from uttrankhand but d el ed from nios. So can I apply uptet or not.
akhil pasanth

Hi Shraddha, Please check the eligibility criteria page related to your query.

I want to have my career in teaching but I am currently pursuing my post graduation. am I eligible to do b.ed from correspondence and d.el.ed?
monika content
Hi Aishwarya, Yes you can apply for a BEd course.
asha upadhyay
Asha. Sir Mera fee jma krne k bad final krne bad final print nhi nikla h to muje ab kya krna chahiye plz sir help me
akansha expert
Hi Asha, Check your internet service or it may be due to a large number of people trying to apply you can try after some time for the application form. You may please contact the exam authority or the exam authority itself refund the money for the same application.
savita kumari
akansha expert
Hi Savita, You may please contact the exam authority or the exam authority itself refund the money for the same application.
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kiran singh
Sir, i filled this UPTET form more than 20 times but when i click on proceed it always shows error page and today is last date of form submission. So, sir can you please tell me how can i register myself for UPTET. please help me
akansha expert
Hi Kiran, Check your internet service or it may be due to a large number of people trying to apply you can try after sometime.