UPTET Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 13 2018

UPTET 2018 Exam Format will be announced by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board) and participants will know about the number of questions, syllabus and mark distribution via it.

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

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

UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test) will be organized to appoint applicable aspirants for the posts of teachers at the primary and upper primary level in Government schools of Uttar Pradesh. The exam will be organized in December 2018 for aspiring teachers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

UPTET 2018 Highlights Table

Name of the examUttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)
Organized byUttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)
Job PostsPrimary Level and Upper Primary Level Teachers
Job LocationUttar Pradesh
Registration of FormsOctober 2017
Method to applyOnline
Exam modeOffline
UPTET dateDecember 2017
Official Websitewww.upbasiceduboard.gov.in

UPTET Exam Format 2018 in Detail

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

UPTET Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper)
UPTET 2018 Exam DateJune 2018
UPTET Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
At Least Qualifying Marks90
Total PapersPaper 1, Paper 2
Paper 1For Teachers of class 1 to class 5
Paper 2For Teachers of class 6 to class 8
Paper 1 SubjectsLanguage 1, Language 2, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Environmental
Paper 2 SubjectsLanguage 1, Language 2, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Science/SST
Negative MarkingNo
Maximum Time Limit2 and ½ hours
LanguageBoth Hindi and English

Marking scheme for UPTET 2018

UPTET 2018 Paper 1 includes 5 sections of 30 marks each. Each question will score 1 mark and there are no negative marks for inaccurate responses. Total marks distribution for this paper is 150.

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

Paper 1 Marking SchemeNumber of questionsMarks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language – I (Hindi)3030
Language – II (English or Sanskrit or Urdu)3030
Environmental Science3030
Paper 2 Marking SchemeNumber of questionsMarks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language – I (Hindi)3030
Language – II (English or Sanskrit or Urdu)3030
*Social Science for Social Studies / Social Science Teachers6060
*Mathematics / Science for Mathematics and Science Teachers6060

Exam Syllabus for UPTET 2018

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

UPTET Syllabus for Paper 1 

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

Child development and pedagogyUnit 1Child 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:Personal Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Personal differences Understanding personal differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion. Individuality: Concept and types of individuality, Factors responsible for shaping it, Its measurement Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence
Unit-4Understanding 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 5Teaching learning procedure, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005 Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation, Extensive and Continuous Evaluation, Constriction of Achievement Test Action Research Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)
 EnglishUnit1Unseen Prose Passage. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word-formation, One Word Substitution
Unit 2Unseen Prose Passage Part of Speech Tenses Determiners Change of Degrees
Unit 3Framing Question including Wh-questions Active and Passive Voice Knowledge of English sounds and Phonetic Symbols
Unit 4Principles of Teaching English Methods and Approaches to English Language Teaching
Unit 5Development of Language Skills Teaching Learning Materials: Textbooks, Multi-Media Materials, and other resources
Unit 6Extensive & 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
MathematicsUnit 1Indices Algebraic Expressions Factors Equations Square Roots Cube Roots
Unit 2Interest Ratio and Proportion Percentage
Unit 3Lines and Angles Plane Figures Area of Place Figures Surface Area and Volume
Unit 4Statistics Graph
Unit 5Nature of Mathematics Place of Mathematics Language of Mathematics Community of Mathematics
Unit 6Evaluation Remedial Teaching Problem of Teaching
Environmental StudiesUnit 1Family Individual relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labor, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its individual, social and economic bad effects. Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for various seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and power loom; habitats of living beings, different types of houses; hygiene of houses and neighboring areas; Various types of materials for building houses.
Unit 2Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Required 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 individualities of Rajasthan.
Unit 3Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the lifestyle. Individual Cleanliness – External parts of our body and their hygiene; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methemoglobin, 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 wildlife (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.
Unit 4Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (color, state, ductility, solubility) different 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; various kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.
Unit 5Concept and scope of Environment Studies. The 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 6Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Extensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching

Advisable Books:

UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers' Eligibility Test) Paper I Class 1-5 (according to UP Board syllabus)RP SinghUnique Publishers Books31.19
UP TET Teacher's Eligibility Test Paper-I&II Child Development Pedagogy -Kiran Prakashan BooksT1011111124

UPTET 2018 Syllabus for Paper 2

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

Child Development and PedagogyUnit1Child Development (Elementary School Child)
Unit 2Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special required
Unit 3Learning and Pedagogy
Language 1Unit 1Language Comprehension
Unit 2Pedagogy of Language Development
Language 2Unit 1Comprehension Pedagogy of Language Development
MathsUnit 1Pedagogical issues
Unit 2Number System
Unit 3Algebra
Unit 4Geometry
Unit 5Mensuration
Unit 6Data Handling
ScienceUnit 1Micro-Organism Living Being Human Body and Health Animal Reproduction and Adolescence
Unit 2Force and Motion Heat Light and Sound
Unit 3Science and Technology Solar System
Unit 4Structure of Matter Chemical Substance
Unit 5Nature & Structure of Science Natural Science Understanding the Science Mode of Science Teaching
Unit 6Innovation Text Material/Aids Evaluation Problems Remedial Teaching
Social Studies/Social ScienceUnit 1History: 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 Foundment 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 2Geography: 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 3Social 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 4Pedagogical 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

Preference Books: 

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

UP-TET—Paper-II Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers GuideRPH Editorial BoardRamesh Publishing House BooksR-1483 / 978-93-5012-218-1 / 9789350122181
UP-TET—Paper-II Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers Guide -Ramesh Publishing House BooksR-1482 / 978-93-5012-217-4 /9789350122174
UPTET (Paper - II) Class VI-VIII Social Studies – HindiRP SinghUnique Publishers Books31.20
UPTET (Paper - II) Class VI-VIII Science/Maths – HindiRP SinghUnique Publishers Books31.21
UP TET Teacher's Eligibility Test Paper-I&II Child Development Pedagogy -Kiran Prakashan BooksT1011111124
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Teachers' Eligibility Test Paper II Class 6-8 Maths and Science -Arihant BooksJ315 / 9788183488648

UPTET 2018 Important Instructions

Instructions given below, as mentioned in the hall ticket, has to be followed by aspirants strictly on the exam day:

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

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