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UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Best Books for Paper 1 & 2

Updated On - September 17th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board) has released the official notification along with UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern at its official website i.e. The examination will have two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The paper will be conducted in offline mode with questions of primary and upper primary level. The examination is scheduled for October 28, 2018 last date to fill in UPTET 2018 Application Form is October 3.

UPTET Syllabus 2018 will include questions from Pedagogy, Hindi, English/Urdu/Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science and Environmental Studies.

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UPTET2018 will be conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of teachers at the primary and upper primary level in Government schools of Uttar Pradesh. The exam will be conducted in December 2018 for aspiring teachers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

UPTET 2018 Exam Highlights

Name of the examUttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)
Conducted byUttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)
Job PostsPrimary Level and Upper Primary Level Teachers
Job LocationUttar Pradesh
Registration of FormsSeptember 17, 2018
Mode to applyOnline
Exam modeOffline
UPTET dateOctober 28, 2018

UPTET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

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

UPTET Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper)
UPTET 2018 Exam DateOctober 28, 2018
UPTET Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
Minimum 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

UPTET 2018 Marking scheme

UPTET 2018 Paper 1 comprises 5 sections of 30 marks each, while Paper 2 consists of 150 questions each carrying 1 mark.  

  • Total marks distribution for paper 1 is 150.
  •  Each question will score 1 mark and there is no negative marks for incorrect answers.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • 3 sections in the paper 2 comprise 30 questions each and 1 section will have 60 questions.

UPTET Syllabus – Paper 1

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

UPTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development and Pedagogy
Unit 1Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles & dimensions of development, Factors affecting development  & its relationship with learning, Role of Heredity & environment
Unit 2Meaning and Concept of learning & its processes, Factors Affecting learning, Theories of learning & its implication, How Children learn & think, Motivation & Implications for Learning
Unit 3

Individual Differences: Meaning, types & factors Affecting Individual differences, Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion.

Personality: Concept & types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it, Its measurement Intelligence: Concept, Theories & its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence

Unit 4

Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged & deprived, specially abled.

Learning Difficulties Adjustment: Concept & ways of adjustment, Role of teacher in the adjustment

Unit 5

Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies & methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005 Meaning and purposes of Assessment,

Measurement & Evaluation, Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation, Constriction of Achievement Test Action Research Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)

UPTET Syllabus for English

Unit1Unseen 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 6Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation Evaluation Language Proficiency English Preparation Tips

UPTET Syllabus for Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit

Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit

Reading unseen passages, verbal ability, grammar, inference acquisition and learning, listening role & 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.

UPTET Syllabus for Mathematics

Unit 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

UPTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies
Unit 1

Family Personal relationships- nuclear and joint families

Social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labor, theft)

Addiction (intoxication, 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 & neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.

Unit 2

Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.)

Small & cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State,

Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies.

Public places & 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 & parliament.

Our Culture & Civilization – Fairs & festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits & art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.

Unit 3

Transport & Communication – Means of transport & communication; Rules for pedestrians & transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style.

Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body & their cleanliness; 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 andwildlifee (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants & animals, knowledge of Kharif & Rabi crops.

Unit 4

Matter & Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels

Types of energy & 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 & deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable & non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan & concept of their conservation

Weather & climate; water cycle.

Unit 5

Concept & scope of Environment Studies. 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 6

Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation.

Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching

Best Books for UPTET Paper 1

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 Syllabus - Paper 2

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

UPTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development and Pedagogy
Unit1Child Development (Elementary School Child)
Unit 2Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Unit 3Learning and Pedagogy

UPTET Syllabus for Language 1

Language 1
Unit 1Language Comprehension
Unit 2Pedagogy of Language Development

UPTET Syllabus for Language 2

Language 2
Unit 1Comprehension Pedagogy of Language Development

UPTET Syllabus for Maths

Unit 1Pedagogical issues
Unit 2Number System
Unit 3Algebra
Unit 4Geometry
Unit 5Mensuration
Unit 6Data Handling

UPTET Syllabus for Science

Unit 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 Method of Science Teaching
Unit 6Innovation Text Material/Aids Evaluation Problems Remedial Teaching

UPTET Syllabus for Social Studies/ Social Science

Social Studies/Social Science
Unit 1

History: When, Where & How, The Earliest Societies, The First Farmers & 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.

Unit 2

Geography: Geography as a social study & as a science, Planet: Earth in the solar system, Globe,

Environment in its totality: natural & human environment. Air, Water, Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication,

Resources: Types- Natural and Human, Agriculture.

Unit 3

Social & Political Science: Diversity, Government, Local Government, Making a Living, Democracy, State Government,

Understanding Media, Unpacking Gender, The Constitution, Parliamentary Government, Social Justice & the Marginalized

Unit 4

Pedagogical 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

Best Books for UPTET 2018- Paper 2

Some popular 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

Important Instructions

Instructions given below, as mentioned in the admit card, has to be followed by candidates strictly on the exam day:

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

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Piyush Katiyar

Can I apply for both primary and junior uptet exam at same time?

07 Oct, 2018 16:00
Shelesh Pathak

M. Com. M 55%and b. Ed. M 72% can I eligible both papers

29 Sep, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hello Shelesh, You can check the mentioned below the link for getting the Eligibility for the paper.

29 Sep, 2018 14:49
Shelesh Pathak

Maine m. Com. 55% or b. Ed. 72% ki h kya m both papers k liye apply kr sakti hu

28 Sep, 2018 15:28
Akansha Expert

Hi Shelesh, You may please check this link for getting the UPTET Eligibility for the paper.

29 Sep, 2018 11:01
Ajeet Kumar Dwivedi

trick to get good marks

23 Sep, 2018 00:20
Ritika Sharma

Hi Ajeet, You can prepare through practice paper please check the link:- UPTET Practice Paper.

24 Sep, 2018 16:55

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