UPTET Exam Syllabus

Teacher Eligibility Test known as 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. Most states conduct their own TET. The test is conducted in order to fulfill and achieve the goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

TET was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve standards in teaching. It was held for the first time in 2011. For teachers already working, they are supposed to clear the exam in two years time.

The exam is based on National Curriculum Framework. The people who have the professional qualifications of Teacher Training such as B.T.C (D.El.Ed), B.Ed, B.El.Ed are eligible to take part in the test. It’s a mandatory qualification for one who wanted to be a teacher from Class I to class VIII. A candidate has to score over 60 per cent to clear the eligibility test. The exam is divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) conducts Teacher Eligibility Test once in a year for the selection of Primary and Junior Teachers in Uttar Pradesh. UPTET written exam contains 2 papers. Paper I is for primary level teachers and Paper II is for Junior level teachers. Candidates can appear for any of the Paper or can take both exams.

In 2016, the written exam for UPTET was held on 19 December in two shifts.

In 2017, UP Basic Education Board released the notification on 22 August, and the written exam was conducted on 15 October.

In 2018, UP Basic Education Board will release the notification on 15 September, and the application procedure for the same will be started from 17 September. The written exam is scheduled to be conducted on 28 October 2018.

Paper 1 Paper 2
Subjects- Language 1 and Language 2, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Environmental Studies Subjects- Language 1 and Language 2, Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Science, Social Studies/Social Science
Total Marks- 150 Total Marks- 150
Qualifying Marks- 90 Qualifying Marks- 90
Maximum time limit- Two and a half hours Maximum time limit- Two and a half hours
Language- English, and Hindi Language- English, and Hindi

UPTET Syllabus for Language I and Language II

This section consists of Language comprehension and Pedagogy of Language development. The section basically tests your skills of instructions.

Unseen prose passage: Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences and Linking Devices.

Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Modal Auxiliaries.

Literary Terms: Sonnet, Short Story, Elegy and Drama.

Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Principles of Teaching English,

Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors, and Disorders.

Unseen Poem: Simile, Metaphor, Identification of Alliteration, Rhyme, Personification, and Assonance.

Methods of Evaluation and Remedial Teaching.

Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.

UPTET Syllabus For Child Development And Pedagogy

This section consists of the concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs. It also has questions related to Primary school child development.

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

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 and factors responsible for shaping it, its measurement.

Intelligence: Concept, Theories, and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.

Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies, and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 20015. 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).

Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development. Factors affecting development and its relationship with learning. Role of heredity and environment.

Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, Gifted, Creative, Disadvantages and deprived, Specially-abled, Learning difficulties.

Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment, Role of teacher in the adjustment.

UPTET Syllabus For Mathematics

This section consists of Pedagogical issues and basically tests your knowledge of Mathematics and your problem solving ability.

Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking, Place of Mathematics in Curriculum, Language Mathematics and Community Mathematics.

Plane and curved surfaces, plane and solid geometrical figures, angle and their types.

Properities of Plane geometrical figures: Pint, Line, Ray, Line segment.

Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, Measurement of Area and their standard units and relation between them.

Area and Perimeter: Plane surfaces of square and rectangular objects.

Concept of Fraction: Proper fraction, Comparison of proper fraction of same denominator, mixed fraction, comparison of proper fractions of unequal denominator, addition and subtraction of fractions.

Prime and Composite number, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF).

University Law, Average, Profit & Loss, and Simple Interest.

Whole numbers up to one crore, Place value, Comparison.

Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

Indian Currency.

Evaluation through formal and informal methods, Problems of Teaching. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.

UPTET Syllabus For Environmental Studies

This section also consists of Pedagogical issues. It tests your knowledge of Environment.

Concept and scope of Environmental Studies: Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Education learning Principles. Scope and relation to Science and Social Science. Approaches to presenting concepts activities.

Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching.

Matter and Energy: Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various 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, different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation, weather and climate, water cycle.

Personal Hygiene: External parts of our body and their cleanliness, general information about the internal parts of the body, Balanced diet, and its importance, Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methemoglobin, anaemia, 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, conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.

Transport and Communication: Means of transport and communication, Rules for pedestrians and transport, Effects of means of communication on the lifestyle.

Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids and Problems of Teaching.

Profession: Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc), Small and Cottage industries, Major industries of Rajasthan State, Need 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 personalities of Rajasthan.

Family: Personal relationships, Nuclear, and Joint families.

Social abuses: child marriage, dowry system, child labour, theft etc.

Addiction: Intoxication and Smoking and its personal, social and economic bad effects.

Clothes and Habitats: Clothes for different seasons, Maintenance of clothes at home, Handloom and power loom, Habitats of living beings, Various types of houses, Cleanliness of houses and neighbouring areas, Different types of materials for building houses.

UPTET Syllabus for Paper 2

UPTET Syllabus For Language I And Language II

This section of the paper tests your knowledge of Pedagogy of language development and Language comprehension as well as skills of instructions medium.

Reading unseen Passages: Two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive).

Learning and Acquisition, Principles of language teaching.

Role of listening and speaking: Function of language and how children use it as a tool.

Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom: Language difficulties, errors, and disorders.

Language Skills.

Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: Speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, Multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom.

Remedial teaching.

UPTET Syllabus For Child Development And Pedagogy

This section consists of topics like Child development, Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

Concept of development and its relationship with learning.

Principles of the development of children.

Influence of Heredity and Environment.

Socialization processes: Social world and children (Teacher, Parents and Peers)

Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: Constructs and critical perspectives.

Concepts of child-centered and progressive education.

Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence.

Multi-dimensional Intelligence.

Language and Thought.

Gender as a social construct: Gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice.

Individual differences among learners: Understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

Distinction between Assesment for learning and assessment of learning; School.

Based Assessment, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation: Perspective and practice.

Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived.

Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, impairment etc.

Addressing the talented, creative, specially abled learners

How children think and learn: How and why children fail to achieve success in school performance.

Basic processes of teaching and learning: Children’s strategies of learning, learning as a social activity, social context of learning.

Child as a problem solver and a scientific investigator.

Alternative conception of learning in children, understanding children’s errors as significant steps in the learning process.

Motivation and learning.

Cognition and Emotions.

Factors contributing to learning personal and environmental surrounding.

UPTET Syllabus For Mathematics

This section tests your mathematical skill and problem-solving ability.

Number system


Pedagogical issues



Data handling

UPTET Syllabus For Science

This section tests your basic knowledge of science.



Pedagogical issues

The world of the living

Natural resources

How things work

Natural phenomena

UPTET Syllabus For Social Studies/Social Science

This section deals with topics from Geography, Social and Political Science, Pedagogical issues and History of India.

Social and Political Science Diversity, Making a living, Government and Local government, Democracy, Understanding media, State government, Unpacking gender, Parliamentary government, The Constitution, Social justice and the Marginalized.


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 and Water.

Human environment: Settlement, transport and communication.

Resources: Types- Natural and Human, Agriculture.

Pedagogical Issues Concept and nature of Social science/Social studies, Classroom, Processes, Activities, and Discourse, Developing critical thinking, Enquiry/Empirical evidence, Problems of teaching Social science/Social studies, sources-Primary and Secondary, Projects work.

History  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 establishment of 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.

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