UPTET Syllabus
UPTET Syllabus

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 the Central government and State governments in India.

UPTET Exam Pattern

What is the UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I?

Paper I (Primary Level): Class I-V

Qualification: Passed Graduation degree with a 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.

The UPTET exam pattern comprises the exam medium, exam mode and marking scheme. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of UPTET Paper 1 from the table below.

Subjects MarksNumber of questions
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language-I (Hindi)3030
Language-II (English/Urdu/Sanskrit)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

What is the UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1?

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

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

UPTET Syllabus

UPTET Paper-I Syllabus (for Class-I to V) Primary Classes:

UPTET primary paper 1 test consists of 5 sections carrying 30 questions and 30 marks each. So the total marks for the exam are 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)

  • The 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

(A) हिंदी भाषा

  • अपठित अनुच्छेद
  • हिंदी वर्णमाला (स्वर, व्यंजन)
  • वर्णों के मेल से मात्रिक तथा अमात्रिक शब्दों की पहचान
  • वाक्य रचना
  • हिंदी की सभी ध्वनियों के पारस्परिक अंतर की जानकारी विशेष रूप से – ष, स, ब, व, ढ, ड, क्ष, छ, ण तथा न की ध्वनियाँ
  • हिंदी भाषा की सभी ध्वनियों, वर्णों अनुस्वार एव चन्द्रबिंदु में अंतर
  • संयुक्ताक्षर एवं अनुनासिक ध्वनियों के प्रयोग से बने शब्द
  • सभी प्रकार की मात्राएँ
  • विराम चिह्नों यथा – अल्प विराम, अर्द्धविराम, पूर्णविराम, प्रश्नवाचक, विस्मयबोधक, चिह्नों का प्रयोग
  • विलोम, समानार्थी, तुकान्त, अतुकान्त, सामान, ध्वनियों वाले शब्द
  • वचन, लिंग एव काल
  • प्रत्यय, उपसर्ग, तत्सम तद्भव व देशज, शब्दों की पहचान एव उनमें अंतर
  • लोकोक्तियाँ एव मुहावरों के अर्थ
  • सन्धि – (1) स्वर सन्धि – दीर्घ सन्धि, गुण सन्धि, वृद्धि सन्धि, यण सन्धि, अयादि सन्धि (2) व्यंजन सन्धि (3) विसर्ग सन्धि
  • वाच्य, समान एव अंलकार के भेद
  • कवियों एव लेखकों की रचनाएँ

(B) भाषा विकास का अध्यापन

  • अधिगम और अर्जन
  • भाषा अध्यापन के सिद्धांत
  • सुनने और बोलने की भूमिका: भाषा का कार्य तथा बालक इसे किस प्रकार एक उपकरण के रूप में प्रयोग करते है
  • मौखिक और लिखित रूप में विचारों के संप्रेषण के लिए किसी भाषा के अधिगम में व्याकरण की भूमिका पर निर्णायक संदर्श
  • एक भिंन कक्षा में भाषा पढाने की चुनौतियाँ भाषा की कठिनाइयाँ त्रुटिया और विकार
  • भाषा कौशल
  • भाषा बोधगम्यता और प्रवीणता का मुल्यांकन करना: बोलना, सुनना, पढना, लिखना
  • अध्यापन – अधिगम सामग्रियां: पाठ्यपुस्तक, मल्टी मीडिया सामग्री, कक्षा का बहुभाषायी संसाधन
  • उपचारात्मक अध्यापन

III Language – 2 –  30 Questions
(a) Comprehension

(b) Pedagogy of Language Development

संस्कृत भाषा

  • अपठित अनुच्छेद
  • अपठित अनुच्छेद संज्ञाएँ
  • अकारान्त (पुल्लिंग, स्त्रीलिंग एवं नपुंसकलिंग)
  • ईकारान्त (स्त्रीलिंग एवं पुल्लिंग)
  • ऋकारान्त (पुल्लिंग एवं स्त्रीलिंग)
  • घर, परिवार, परिवेश, पशु, पक्षियों, घरेलू, उपयोग की वस्तुओं की संस्कृत नामों से परिचय
  • सर्वनाम एवं क्रियाएँ
  • शरीर के प्रमुख अंगों के संस्कृत शब्दों का प्रयोग
  • अव्यय
  • संधि – सरल शब्दों की संधि तथा उनका विच्छेद दीर्घ संधि)
  • संख्याएँ – संस्कृत में संख्याओं का ज्ञान
  • लिंग, वचन, प्रत्याहार, स्वर के प्रकार, व्यंजन के प्रकार, अनुस्वार एवं अनुनासिक व्यंजन
  • स्वर व्यंजन एवं विसर्ग संधियाँ, समास, उपसर्ग, पर्यायवाची शब्द, विलोम शब्द, कारक, प्रत्यय एवं वाच्य
  • कवियों एवं लेखकों की रचनाएँ

(B) भाषा विकास का अध्यापन

  • अधिगम और अर्जन
  • भाषा अध्यापन के सिद्धांत
  • सुनने और बोलने की भूमिका: भाषा का कार्य तथा बालक इसे किस प्रकार एक उपकरण के रूप में प्रयोग करते हैं
  • मौखिक और लिखित रूप में विचारों के संप्रेषण के लिए किसी भाषा के अधिगम में व्याकरण की भूमिका पर निर्णायक संदर्श
  • एक भिन्न कक्षा में भाषा पढ़ाने की चुनौतियां; भाषा की कठिनाइयाँ, त्रुटियाँ और विकार
  • भाषा कौशल |भाषा बोधगम्यता और प्रवीनता का मूल्यांकन करना: बोलना, सुनना, पढ़ना और लिखना
  • अध्यापन – अधिगम सामग्रियाँ; पाठ्यपुस्तक, मल्टी मीडिया सामग्री कक्षा का बहुभाषायी संसाधन
  • उपचारात्मक अध्यापन

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 questions include -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: Textbooks, Multi-Media Materials, and other resources

Unit VI:

Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation, Evaluation Language Proficiency.

Unit IV. Mathematics – 30 Questions

(a) Content

(b) Pedagogical issues

UPTET Math Syllabus

(A) Math Subject Topics

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division of numbers
  • LCM & HCF
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division of fractions & decimal numbers
  • Unitary method
  • Percentages
  • Profit & loss
  • Simple Interest
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & prism
  • Angles
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Money- Addition subtraction
  • Units & Measurement
  • The perimeter of triangles & quadrilaterals
  • Calendar
  • Volume
  • Area
  • Time & distance

(B) Math Teaching Related Issues

  • Nature, concept & working strategies of Mathematics
  • Place of mathematics in the curriculum
  • Language of mathematics
  • Community of Mathematics
  • Problems of Mathematics Teaching
  • Errors
  • Remedial & Diagnostic of Mathematics Teaching

V. Environmental Studies – 30 Questions

(a) Content

(b) Pedagogical Issues 1

(A) EVS Subject Topics

  • Family
  • Food, health, and hygiene
  • Shelter
  • Flora and fauna
  • Our environment
  • Fair & Water
  • Local professions and business
  • Transportation and communication
  • Games and Games Spirit
  • India
  • Rivers
  • Mountains
  • Plateaus
  • Forest
  • Transport
  • Continents or Oceans
  • Our State
  • Rivers
  • Mountains
  • Plateaus
  • Forest
  • Transportation
  • Constitution
  • Administrative system
  • Regional administration
  • Gram Panchayat
  • Nagar Panchayat
  • Zila Panchayat
  • Nagar Palika
  • Nagar Nigam
  • District Administration

The administrative system of state: managerial, judicial, executive,

  • National Festival, Symbols, Voting system, National Unity
  • Environment
  • Need
  • Importance, and Utility
  • Environmental protection
  • Duties of society towards the environment
  • Planned schemes for environmental protection

(B) EVS Teaching Related Issues

  • Concept and scope of environmental studies
  • Importance of environmental studies & integrated environmental studies
  • Environmental studies and environmental education
  • Learning Principles
  • Concept of Science or social science and their relation
  • Conceptualization of approaches in EVS
  • Project and practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching aids/materials
  • Problems in Evs teaching

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 the total marks for the exam are 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

  • Meaning of Child Development
  • Need an Area
  • The stages of Child Development
  • Physical development, psychological development, emotional development, Language development, personality development of individuals, development of creativity & creative capacity.
  • Bases of child development & factors that influence child development: hereditary and environment (family, school, media- print, electronic, social).

Meaning & Principle of Learning:

  • The meaning of learning and influencing factors, Effective methods of learning.
  • Learning law- The main rules of Thorndike Learning Theory and its importance in learning.
  • The key principles of learning and their practical usefulness in classroom teaching. Thorndike’s Trial and Error Theory, Pavlov’s Principle of reaction/Reflex theory.
  • Skinner’s Operant Conditioning Theory of Learning, Kohler’s insight theory, Piaget theory, Vygotsky’s principles, Learning Curve-Meaning and types, Meaning of learning plateau, reason, and Remedies.

Teaching & Teaching Methods:

  • Meaning and purpose of Teaching, Communication, Teaching principles, Teaching Maxims. Teaching techniques, New Approaches to Teaching, Micro-teaching and Teaching Skill.
  • Meaning of Inclusive education, Identity, type, remedies as Deprived class, language, religion, caste, region, character, gender, physical efficiency (visually impaired / hearing impaired and speech/bone disrupted) mental efficiency.
  • Equipment, materials, methods, T.L.M and Ways for inclusion.
  • Tools and techniques are needed to check the inclusion of inclusive children.
  • Special education methods for inclusive children such as Braille script etc.
  • Guidance and consulting for inclusive children-Meaning, purpose, types, methods, requirements, and area.
  • Department / Institutions supporting the Counselling: Significance of guidance and counseling in childhood learning.
  • Supporting in counseling department/institutions:
  • Psychological Lab, UP Pryagraj
  • Divisional Psychological Lab
  • District hospital
  • District Psychological Lab
  • Tools of supervision & inspection
  • Community and cooperative committees
  • Government and NGOs

(B) Learning & Teaching

  • How children learn and think.
  • How and why children fail to achieve success in school performance.
  • The basic process of teaching-learning.
  • Learning Strategies for the child.
  • Learning as a social activity.
  • Social references to learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator.
  • Alternative concepts of learning in children, and understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition and emotion.
  • Motivation and learning.
  • Factors contributing to learning-Personal and environmental.

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

(A) हिंदी भाषा

  • अपठित अनुच्छेद,
  • संज्ञा एवं संज्ञा के भेद,
  • सर्वनाम एवं सर्वनाम के भेद,
  • विशेषण एवं विशेषण के भेद,
  • क्रिया एवं क्रिया के भेद,
  • वाच्य – कर्तवाच्य, कर्मवाच्य, भाववाच्य
  • हिन्दी भाषा की समस्त ध्वनियों: संयुक्ताक्षरों, संयुक्त व्यंजनो, एवं अनुस्वार एवं चन्द्रबिन्दु में अन्तर
  • वर्णक्रम, पर्यायवाची, विपरीतार्थक, अनेकार्थक, समानार्थी शब्द , अव्यय के भेद,
  • अनुस्वार, अनुनासिक का प्रयोग,
  • “र” के विभिन्न रूपों का प्रयोग,
  • वाक्य निर्माण (सरल, संयुक्त एवं मिश्रित वाक्य),
  • विराम चिह्नों की पहचान एवं उपयोग,
  • वचन, लिंग एवं काल का प्रयोग,
  • तत्सम, तद्भव,
  • देशज एवं विदेशी शब्द ,
  • उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय, शब्द युग्म, समास, समास विग्रह एवं समास के भेद,
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ,
  • क्रिया सकर्मक एवं अकर्मक,
  • सन्धि एवं सन्धि के भेद, (स्वर, व्यंजन एवं विसर्ग सन्धियाँ),
  • अलंकार (अनुप्रास, यमक, श्लेष, उपमा, रूपक, उत्प्रेक्षा, अतिशयोक्ति)

(B) भाषा विकास का अध्यापन

  • अधिगम और अर्जन
  • भाषा अध्यापन के सिद्धांत
  • सुनने और बोलने की भूमिका: भाषा का कार्य तथा बालक इसे किस प्रकार एक उपकरण के रूप में प्रयोग करते है
  • मौखिक और लिखित रूप में विचारों के संप्रेषण के लिए किसी भाषा के अधिगम में व्याकरण की भूमिका पर निर्णायक संदर्श
  • एक भिंन कक्षा में भाषा पढाने की चुनौतियाँ भाषा की कठिनाइयाँ त्रुटिया और विकार
  • भाषा कौशल
  • भाषा बोधगम्यता और प्रवीणता का मुल्यांकन करना: बोलना, सुनना, पढना, लिखना
  • अध्यापन – अधिगम सामग्रियां: पाठ्यपुस्तक, मल्टी मीडिया सामग्री, कक्षा का बहुभाषायी संसाधन
  • उपचारात्मक अध्यापन

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

Important: Candidates will choose any one of the 3 languages given above.

(A) English/Urdu/Sanskrit Language

English Subject Topics: Unseen Passage, Nouns and its kinds, Pronoun and its kinds, Verb and its kinds, Adjective and its kinds & Degrees, Adverb and its kinds, Preposition and its kinds, Conjunction and its kinds, Intersection, Singular and Plural, Subject and Predicate, Negative and interrogative sentences, Masculine and Feminine Gender, Punctuations, Suffix with Root words, Phrasal Verbs, Use of Somebody, Nobody, Anybody, Part of speech, Narration, Active voice and Passive voice, Antonyms & Synonyms, Use of Homophones, Use of request in sentences, Silent Letter in words.

(B) भाषा विकास का अध्यापन

  • अधिगम और अर्जन
  • भाषा अध्यापन के सिद्धांत
  • सुनने और बोलने की भूमिका: भाषा का कार्य तथा बालक इसे किस प्रकार एक उपकरण के रूप में प्रयोग करते है
  • मौखिक और लिखित रूप में विचारों के संप्रेषण के लिए किसी भाषा के अधिगम में व्याकरण की भूमिका पर निर्णायक संदर्श
  • एक भिंन कक्षा में भाषा पढाने की चुनौतियाँ भाषा की कठिनाइयाँ त्रुटिया और विकार
  • भाषा कौशल
  • भाषा बोधगम्यता और प्रवीणता का मुल्यांकन करना: बोलना, सुनना, पढना, लिखना
  • अध्यापन – अधिगम सामग्रियां: पाठ्यपुस्तक, मल्टी मीडिया सामग्री, कक्षा का बहुभाषायी संसाधन
  • उपचारात्मक अध्यापन

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

Mathematics

  1. Math Subject
  • Number System & Simplification
  • Percentage & Ratio
  • Linear Equation
  • SI & CI
  • Banking
  • Statistics
  • Pie Chart
  • Probability
  • Time, Work, Speed & Distance
  • Algebra & Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions
  1. Pedagogy of Mathematics (See in UPTET syllabus pdf)

2. Science

  1. Science Subject: The daily thing in science, Human Science & Technology, Fiber and cloths, living and non-living things, Animal Structure and work, Microorganisms, Human Body, Adulthood, food, health, hygiene, diseases, agriculture, Nutrition in animals, plants, Measurement, Electric Current, Magnet, Speed and power, Energy, Computer, Sound, Light, air, water, products, Environment, Acid, Base, Heat and Temperature, Man-Made things, Metal and Non-metal, Carbon and its Compound, Alternative Sources of Energy.
  2. Pedagogy of Science (See in UPTET syllabus pdf)

V. Social Studies/Social Sciences – 60 Questions

  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life
  • Pedagogical issues.

Social Studies Subjects

  • History
  • Civics
  • Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Home Science
  • Physical Education and Games
  • Music
  • Gardening and Fruit Preservation

UPTET Marking Scheme

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) has given the UPTET marking scheme for both papers I & II. Both the papers are 150 marks, where each question carries 1 mark. There will be no negative marking. Check the table below to know the detailed marking scheme of UPTET.

UPTET marking scheme and exam pattern

PapersMarking scheme (Paper 1 & Paper 2)
Duration2 hours 30 minutes for each paper
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
UPTET Marking SchemeOne mark is awarded for every correct answer No negative marking.
Total Marks150 marks for each paper

UPTET marking scheme

UPTET Exam Time Duration

As per the UPTET exam pattern, there are two papers in the UPTET exam 2022. The total duration of the UPTET exam will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Paper 1 will begin at 10 am and conclude at 12:30 pm and paper 2 will be conducted from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I

The UPBEB has released the exam pattern for primary teaching aspirants (class-I to V) along with the official UPTET syllabus pdf. The exam pattern details are

UPTET – Paper-I Exam Pattern

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Subject/SectionNo. of QuestionsM. Marks
1. Child Development & Pedagogy3030
2. Language-I (Hindi)3030
3. Language-I (anyone from English, Sanskrit & Urdu)3030
4. Mathematics3030
5. Environmental Studies (EVS)3030
Total: 5 Subjects150150

UPTET – Paper 1 Exam Pattern

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II

There are 4 sections in UPTET Paper 2 for the aspirants for upper primary teaching posts (class VI to VIII). Section 4 has two parts, A and B. Part-A contains two subjects, mathematics, and science whereas Part B has only social studies/social science. There are 3 main sub-parts of Part-B history, geography, social & political life as given in the UPTET syllabus. The subjects/sections of Paper 2 are given in the table.

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Subject/SectionNo. of QuestionsM. Marks
1. Child Development & Pedagogy3030
2. Language-I (Hindi)3030
3. Language-II (anyone from English, Sanskrit & Urdu)3030
4. A. Mathematics & Science OR B. Social Studies6060
Total: 4 Subjects150150

FAQs

Is there any negative marking in UPTET?

There are no negative marking criteria in the UPTET exam.

Which subjects are included in the UPTET syllabus for Paper 2?

There are 4 sections but 8 subjects with an option to choose any four of 8. For science stream candidates the subjects are child development & pedagogy, language-I & II, math & science whereas for arts stream candidates instead of math & science there are social studies.

How many papers are there in UPTET?

There are two papers in the UPTET exam, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for those candidates who want to teach in primary school (class 1 to 5) and Paper 2 is for upper primary school (class 6 to 8).  

Is the syllabus the same for UPTET papers 1 and 2?

Read the article above to know about the syllabus of the UPTET exam for papers 1 and 2.

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