UPTET: Exam Pattern, Complete Syllabus and More

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test or UPTET is conducted every year by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) for ascertaining eligibility of candidates for teaching in Primary (classes 1-5) and Middle School (classes 6-8). Candidates clearing UPTET  are awarded a qualifying certificate which is valid till 7 years. Two papers in separate shifts are conducted namely, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates intending to teach classes I-V have to appear for paper-I, whereas candidates interested in teaching classes VI-VIII are supposed to appear for paper- II.

Candidates who are planning to appear in the forthcoming UPTET exam must go through the details mentioned below pertaining to the exam pattern and syllabus.

UPTET Exam Pattern

Both paper-I and paper-II are conducted in offline mode, also the exam pattern of both are somewhat alike with slight variation in the sections as well as the difficulty level.

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I

As mentioned above, paper-I is an offline exam divided into five sections with a total of 150 objective type questions which have to be solved in a time duration of 150 minutes.


Number of Question

Maximum Marks

1st Language - Hindi



Child Development and Pedagogy



2nd Language (English/Urdu/Sanskrit)






Environmental Studies



Salient Points to keep in mind for UPTET Paper-I:

  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers and candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • Through the Child development and pedagogy sections, this question paper puts emphasis on teaching psychology and methods which are apt for children in classes 1-5.
  • Questions in the EVS and Mathematics section test a candidate's understanding of basic concepts of these subjects and their problem solving skills.
  • The topics and syllabus of paper-I is set by Basic Education Council and all the questions are of objective type.

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II

Paper-II of UPTET (just like paper-I) is also an offline test. It covers four sections with a total of 150 Multiple choice questions which are to be attempted in 150 minutes.


Number of Question

Maximum Marks

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy



1st Language - Hindi (Compulsory)



2nd Language - English/Urdu/Sanskrit  (Compulsory)



  • Science and Mathematics.
  • Or

  • Social Studies
  • 60


    Salient points to be kept in mind for UPTET paper-II:

    • There is no negative marking in paper-II as well with 1 mark awarded for each correct answer.
    • Both first language and second  language tests are compulsory. A candidate is offered three options in the second language to choose the one that suits him/her.
    • Questions in the Child development and Pedagogy section in paper-II are related to teaching techniques and psychology pertaining to students of classes 6-8.
    • The first and secondLanguage section tests comprehensive reading skills and elements of respective languages

    UPTET Exam Syllabus

    UPTET Syllabus  for both paper-I and paper-II is stipulated by Basic Education Council and consists of basically five subjects namely, Mathematics, 1st and 2nd Language, Child development and pedagogy and Environmental Studies.

    Given below is the detailed breakdown of each topic and subject.

    S. No.




    Child Development and Pedagogy

    The concept of development and its relationship with learning, Learning and pedagogy, Understanding children with special needs


    Language-II (English/Urdu/Sanskrit)


    Comprehension (Unseen Passage and Poem), Active and Passive Voice,  Parts Of Speech, Kind Of Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Adjective, Verb, Preposition, Tenses Modal Auxiliaries, Spelling test, Synonyms And Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Direct And Indirect Speech, Transformation Of Sentences, Famous poems




    Number System & Simplification, Percentage & Ratio, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Profit & Loss, Pedagogy of Mathematics


    Environmental Studies

    Family and Friends, Food & Shelter, Water & Travel, EVS Pedagogy & UP Related Question

    For aspirants who are willing to carve a career out for themselves in the teaching domain, UPTET presents the perfect opportunity. It offers a comfortable job line with a decent salary and the satisfaction of having to guide the coming generations. You can never underestimate the role of a teacher in a man’s life, and the foundations are laid down by them at the early stages itself. And a wide majority of teachers start young and make a name for themselves through their immaculate teaching skills.

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