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UPTET 2021 Notification (to be released soon), Exam Date, Application, Eligibility (updated), Pattern & Syllabus

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Jan 19, 2021

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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 

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The exam is divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per UPTET 2020 Exam Pattern, candidate aspiring to become a teacher of classes 1–5 need to take Paper 1, whereas Paper 2 is meant for those who want to become a 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.

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 are 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. 

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Latest Updates:

  • Check the latest UPTET 2021 eligibility criteria updates here.
  • D.EI.Ed candidates from NIOS may not be eligible for the UPTET 2021. Read more
  • UPTET 2021 notification will be released soon at the end of December. Read more
  • UPSESSB recruitment exam for 15508 PGT and TGT teachers have been canceled. Read more
  • The recruitment for UPSESSB TGT and PGT teachers for approximately 15500 vacancies will begin. Read more
  • UPSESSB TGT and PGT result for 2020 is out for hindi. Read more here
  • 31,000+ UPTET candidates will be getting their appointment letters on October 16, 2020. Check details here

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
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.
  • 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)

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 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.

Check the sample papers of UPTET Child Development and Pedagogy for free fo cost

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

Check and solve the sample papers on UPTET English Language for free during the preparation

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

Check and appear the Mock tests on Science and Maths before the UPTET 2020 Exam

UPTET 2020 Result

Result for UPTET 2020 will be declared on January 7, 2021. However, official UPTET 2020 Answer Keys will be released before the 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:
  • 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.


naveen kumar gupta
Sir mera 2nd year hua fir maine use drop kr D.ed ka diploma complete kiya .Ab mera last year h to kya mai uptet ke liye eligible hu .
abdul nazir

Hi Naveen, As per your qualification, you are eligible to apply for primary teacher post as it requires one to have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks plus D.Ed from a recognised board. Also you need to apply in online mode and exam will be conducted in offline mode. Find more details at UPTET 2021.

shipra bansal
Please tell how can I fill uptet form as the form were not available for 2020

Hi Shipra

Click Here to know the application process 

lovey dwivedi
Hey application form filling last date is ??

Hi Lovey

Click Here to know the last date of the application.

prerana malhotra
where i can fill uptet? i dont understand.

Hi Prerana

You can fill the application at official website

tinku rana
Hlo sir can I apply for the uptet 2020

HI Tinku

If you are a graduate student you can apply for UPTET 2020 exam. 

aarti yadav
Hello sir... How can I register for uptet exam... As the 2020 form is not available

Hi Aarti

The UPTET Exam dates are yet to be announced you can visit thier official website to keep a check.

sarika rani
Sir I have done 12th and jbt diploma Am I eligible for UPTET
arvind kumar

Hi Sarika, you are eligible to apply for the exam. For more details visit: UPTET EXAM

sadim ansari
How many times is UPTET conducted in a year?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. The Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) takes TET examinations (UPTET) once a year to select primary and junior teachers. You can get more information here.

shipra bansal
I am prsuing in BTech 4th year 7 semester am I eligible for uptet

Dear Shipra Bansal

Greetings from Collegedunia. No, you are not eligible for UPTET because you have a Graduation Degree with B.Ed., D.Ed., Diploma in Education from Aligarh Muslim University. For more details, kindly go through this link – UPTET Eligibility Criteria

Sir when online apply will start for LP AND UP PLS INFORM

Dear Dipalgoala

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can apply for the LP UP PLS application form onlin and notification for LP UP PLS will release soon. 

lovey dwivedi
Hii i'm from lko my original marksheets are submiitted in the college from where i have completed my b.ed. Can i upload photocopy of marksheets ???

Dear Lovey Dwivedi

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you can apply for marksheets because documents are needed for verification. For more details, kindly go through this link – UPTET Overview

thakur leela kumari
Hello sir, mene, aur B.ed(Social and Hindi) aur Hindi vidwan bhi kiya he. Kya me eligible ho sakti hun. Mujhe Hindi subject ka teacher banana he.

Dear Thakur Leela Kumari

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to give UPTET Examination which will tentatively be held on 22 December, 2020. For more details, kindly go through this link – UPTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

dharmishtha jadav
I'm from Gujarat, can I apply for UPTET????

Hi Dharmishtha. Yes, you are eligible to apply for UPTET. To get more information about the eligibility, click here.

chandra mohan
Which book is best book for UPTET-2020 exam.

Hello Chandra,

Some of the best books that will help cover the entire syllabus are listed here- UPTET Books

reena rai
I have b.ed degree from tamilnadu teachers education university. Am I eligible to write this exam

Hello Reena,

Yes, you will be eligible for UPTET as the location of the university doesn’t matter as long as it is a recognised university.

prashant soni
sir, b.ed 1st year ke bad uptet ka exam de skte hai and b.ed ke liye primary or upper primary me kon sa exam de skte hai.. ya dono de skte hai

Hi Prashant,

You will be eligible for UPTET only after you complete your B.Ed degree.

riya chaudhary
In class 12 marks are 47% graduation marks are 70% in b.ed marks 75% I am eligible to apply the Tet exam

Hello Riya,

Yes, you are eligible for UPTET. To know about the eligibility, Kindly refer to – UPTET Eligibility 

karan rathod
Where can I download the CTET previous year question papers?
kavita rani

Hi Karan. Doing more CTET Sample Papers and Question Papers are the best way to better for the exam. In case you want to get the latest sample papers and last year question papers, refer here.

kashish tomar
I am taking the exams of BEd first year. Am I eligible to appear in the next UPTET?
kavita rani

HI Kashish. Candidates having a Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks from a recognized university and & 2 years Diploma (D.Ed) from N.C.T.E/ Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Candidates applying for Upper Primary Teachers (Classes VI-VIII), must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks & B.Ed/ B.Ed Special Education from Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) can apply. For more details, check here.

bhagyashri kene
When will the UPTET 2020 notification on the new exam date be released?
kavita rani

HI Bhagyashri. UPTET 2020 Exam is expected to be taken on December 22, 2020. The exam is conducted to judge the eligibility of candidates for becoming a teacher in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. For more updates, refer here.