UPTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is an Indian entrance examination for teachers. The test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8. It is conducted by both Central government and State governments in India.

UPTET Exam Pattern :-

  • Paper I (Primary Level) – Class I – V.

Qualification : Passed Graduation degree with minimum of 50% marks with 2 years diploma in special education (D.Ed) OR BTC training from UP OR 4 year diploma in elementary education.

  • Paper II (Upper Primary Level) : Class VI – VIII.

Qualification : Passed Graduation degree with minimum of 50% marks with one year degree in elementary education (B.EL.ED) OR BTC training from UP OR 2 years programme in BTC.

UPTET Paper I syllabus (for classes I to V) Primary Classes:

UPTET primary paper 1 test consists of 5 sections carrying 30 questions and 30 marks each. So total marks for the exam is 150. These sections and their syllabus is given below.
I. Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions)

(a) Child Development (Primary School Child)
(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
(c) Learning and Pedagogy

Unit-1 (Marks 6)

  • 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-II (Marks 6)

  • Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes, Factors Affecting learning
  • Theories of learning and its implication
  • How Children learn and think
  • Motivation and Implications for Learning

Unit-III (Marks 6)

  • Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors affecting Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste and religion
  • Personality: Concept and types of personality, factors responsible for shaping it, Its measurement
  • Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.

Unit-IV (Marks 6)

  • Understanding diverse learners: Backward, mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially-able
  • Learning difficulties
  • Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. Role of teacher in the adjustment

Unit V (Marks 6)

  • 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).

II Language 1 – 30 Questions
(a) Language Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

III Language – 2 –  30 Questions
(a) Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

Here is the detailed UPTET Language 1 2 syllabus:
This section is divided into six units, each section carrying 5 marks each.
Unit I:

  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Word-formation
  • One Word Substitution.

Unit II:

  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Part of Speech
  • Tenses, Determiners
  • Change of Degrees

Unit III:

Framing question including -questions, Active and Passive Voice, Knowledge of English sounds and Phonetic Symbols.

Unit IV: 

  • Principles of Teaching English
  • Methods
  • Approaches to English Language Teaching.

Unit V:

  • Development of Language Skills
  • Teaching Learning Materials: Text books, Multi-Media Materials and other resources

Unit VI:

Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation, Evaluation Language Proficiency.

Unit IV. Mathematics – 30 Questions

(a) Content

(b) Pedagogical issues

V. Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

(a) Content

(b) Pedagogical Issues 1

UPTET Paper II Syllabus (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

UPTET Upper primary test paper 2 consists of 5 sections carrying 30 marks and 30 questions each. So total marks for the exam is 150.

I. Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 Questions
(a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)
(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
(c) Learning and Pedagogy

II. Language I. – 30 Questions
(a) Language Comprehension
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

III. Language – II – 30 Questions
(a) Comprehension
(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

IV. (a) UPTET Syllabus of Mathematics and Science – total 60 Questions
(i) Mathematics
(a) Content
(b) Pedagogical issues
(ii) Science
(a) Content
(b) Pedagogical issues

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences – 60 Questions

  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life
  • Pedagogical issues.

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