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UPTET 2020 Paper Analysis: Check Paper 1 and Paper 2 Analysis

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Oct 21, 2020

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Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board conducted UPTET 2019 on January 8, 2020. The two papers (Paper 1 for Primary Level, Paper 2 for Upper Primary Level) were conducted in two different shifts. It was analyzed that UPTET 2019 was difficult in comparison to last year’s paper.

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  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. It was along the lines of given UPTET Exam Pattern.
  • Majority of the question in Social Studies were from Social Studies Pedagogy.
  • The level of difficulty of Child Development section was easy, where most of the questions were from Pedagogy.
  • The Mathematics section in UPTET had maximum questions from Advanced Maths. 
  • No major change in the Language section was observed. Check UPTET Syllabus

UPTET 2019 Paper Analysis

  • UPTET 2019 was conducted on January 8, 2020 by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board).
  • The exam consisted of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 had questions from 5 section, while Paper 2 had 4 sections.
  • Both the papers had objective type questions(MCQs).
  • The overall difficulty of both the exams was moderate.

Here is the overall difficulty level of Paper 1 & 2 of UPTET 2019. This data is curated on the basis of responses received from candidates who appeared in the exam.

UPTET 2019 Paper 1 Difficulty Level

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Good Attempts Difficulty level
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30 24-27 Moderate
Hindi language 30 30 22-25 Moderate
English language 30 30 17-20 Tough
Mathematics 30 30 19-22 Moderate to tough
Environmental Studies 30 30 21-24 Easy
Overall 150 150 110-120 Moderate

UPTET 2020 Question Paper

UPTET 2019 Paper 2 Difficulty Level

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Good Attempts Difficulty level
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30 24-27 Moderate
Hindi language 30 30 23-25 Moderate
English language 30 30 20-22 Tough
Mathematics/ Social Science 60 60 40-45 Moderate 
Overall 150 150 108-116 Moderate

Section-Wise UPTET 2019 Paper Analysis

For all the candidates who appeared in UPTET 2019 can read about the section-wise analysis given below. This will give them a fair idea about their performance in the exam.

Child Development & Pedagogy (Easy Level)         

  • The Child Development & Pedagogy section in UPTET is about judging an aspirant’s command over learning & teaching habits
  • There were 30 multiple choice questions in this subject.
  • This section was easier than the previous year. It can prove to be a scoring area.
  • 24-27 marks are considered good in UPTET Child Development and Pedagogy section.  


Topic No. of Questions
Concept of development and its relationship with learning 2
Influence of Heredity & Environment 3
Child Psychology 2
Intelligence 1
Development 2
Personality 2
Pedagogy 18

Check  UPTET Syllabus

English Language (Difficult Level)

  • The language section in UPTET 2019 is to check the command over English (including grammar, vocabulary).
  • Questions were from basic grammar and vocabulary. Surprisingly, there was no passage in the paper.
  • The paper was difficult in comparison with the previous year exam.
  • There were 30 questions that were tough on the difficulty level.
  • 18-20 marks are good in English Language section.
Check and appear the Mock tests on Science and Maths before the UPTET 2020 Exam

Hindi Language (Moderate Level)

  • The Hindi Language section in UPTET was as per UPTET Exam Pattern.
  • There were 30 questions of moderate level.
  • There was no Passage in this part too.
  • 22-25 marks are good in Hindi Language section.
Topic No. of Questions
History 11
Geography 10
Polity 10
General Awareness 8
Pedagogy 22

Social Studies (Easy Level)

  • There were 60 questions from this section, each carrying one mark.
  • Social Studies section comprised questions from the Basic environment and General Knowledge.
  • Pedagogy was again the major part, having 22 questions.
  • The difficulty level of this section was easy. Look at the table below for complete analysis:


No. of Questions
History 11
Geography 10
Polity 10
General awareness 8
Pedagogy 22

Mathematics (Difficult Level)

  • The mathematical skills section mainly had Advanced Mathematics questions.
  • There were a total of 30 questions.
  • Other topics included geometry, mensuration, probability, number system, pie chart, advanced mathematics, and interest related.
  • The difficulty level of this section was difficult.
  • 19-22 marks are good in Mathematics section. The table below shows the complete analysis-
Topics No. of Questions
Geometry 6
Probability 1
Interest related 2
Number system 2
Pie chart 1
Advanced mathematics 10
Pedagogy 6

Read More Mathematics Section in UPTET 

Science (Difficult Level)

  • Science section consisted of 60 questions in total.
  • The difficulty level was same as compared to previous years’ exams i.e. difficult.
  • This section consists of chemistry, physics, biology, and pedagogy.
  • An attempt of 40-45 is considered good.
Topic No. of Questions
Chemistry 9
Physics 7
Biology 10
Pedagogy 4

Environmental Studies –(Moderate)

  • Environmental Studies section question level was same as compared to previous years’ exam level.
  • 20-22 marks are good in the Environmental Studies section.

Check Previous Years Questions papers on Social Studies and practice it before the UPTET 2020 Exam

UPTET 2020 Answer Key 

  • Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board releases the official UPTET Answer Key on its official webiste (
  • However, for the ease of candidates, we release an unofficial answer key.
  • Candidates can match their response from UPTET Answer Key, so as to predict their performance beforehand.

How to Check UPTET 2020 Answer Key?

  1. Visit UPBEB Official Website
  2. Click on the link ‘UPTET 2020 Answer Key Paper 1’ or ‘UPTET 2020 Answer Key Paper 2’
  3. Click on your respective set code- P,Q,R,S (for Paper 1), W,X,Y,Z (for Paper 2)
  4. Against every question, the correct answer will be written

UPTET 2020 Cutoff

  • The Cutoff marks are the lowest possible marks that candidates must score to get qualified for next stage.
  • On the basis of difficulty level and number of candidates who appeared, the cutoff for different categories is declared.
  • It has been similar over the years.
  • Candidates belonging to General and EWS categories have to obtain 60% marks while reserved candidates have to score 55% marks.

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